The Turquoise Room
Winslow, AZ 86047
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Maureen R.Price Point$$$Helped?0Oct. 29th 2016
The Turquoise Room is an award winning restaurant in the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona. It's a great road trip stop for anyone on a Route 66 trip. When you dine at The Turquoise Room, you will be able to test out some unique Southwestern style food, in a beautiful old hotel. After your meal, you can stroll the hotel's 12 acres of lovely gardens. For anyone traveling through the area, The Turquoise Room is your best bet in terms of wonderful unique cuisine in a nice setting.
The Turquoise Room offers a truly eclectic menu which focuses on Arizona style cuisine, with an abundance of dishes based on Navajo and Hopi crops. The standout appetizer is the Piki Bread with Hopi Hummus, which includes 2 piki breads made by Joyce Saufkie of Second Mesa, served with an absolutely delicious hummus, made by using reservation grown Tepary beans mixed with pit roasted corn, corn and sunflower oils. The flaky, blue corn piki bread is so different and delicious: you will definitely debate whether or not to put in a second order! Another must try is the Signature Soup and Salad Combo: the perfect option for travelers looking for a light, yet delicious lunch. Their signature black bean and cream of corn soup is just outstanding. You cannot leave without trying this amazing soup! For lunch, I recommend the Roast Turkey and Swiss Sandwich on toasted sourdough bread. For dinner, The Killer Vegetable Plate is sure to please both vegetarians and meat eaters. This fabulous dish includes a combo of all different types of vegetables including a blue corn tamale stuffed with squash, corn, and mushrooms, fresh corn on the cob and sauteed vegetables, a chili stuffed with cheese and topped with papaya salsa, and much more. For dessert, you can't go wrong with a double chocolate souffle. Accompany your sweet treat with a wonderful espresso drink. The Turquoise Room uses only organic coffee, which is roasted by Late for the Train, the best local roaster in the Flagstaff area.
Service at the Turquoise Room was professional, very attentive, and friendly: a refreshing change from the poor service typically offered in this area.
The Turquoise Room is located in the La Posada Hotel, frequently regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. The dining room is elegant with lots of beautiful Native American art decorating the walls. Compared to other restaurants in this area, dining here is a truly pleasant experience.
A stop at The Turquoise Room for lunch is a must for anyone traveling through Winslow, or staying in nearby towns like Flagstaff. A wonderful eclectic menu of local Arizona style food, excellent service, and a beautiful dining room, create a perfect setting to make you feel like you have escape the blandness of the desert, if only for an hour or 2.