History of The Turquoise Room Restaurant

History of The Turquoise Room Restaurant

In 1935, Mary Jane Colter was asked to design the private dining car for the Super Chief that was to run from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1936. It was named The Turquoise Room.

The inaugural run started on Track 5 in Chicago’s Dearborn Station on May 12th 1936. “Ellie,” Eleanor Powell was named its first passenger and so began its illustrious flirtation with the Hollywood Stars of the day.

The Turquoise Room was a favorite of the studio chiefs and stars of the day for their private dining pleasure. We hope you will enjoy your visit to our Turquoise Room. Also, consider railroad travel to our friendly restaurant as we are an Amtrak stop.

Mary Jane Colter