This menu suggests that, in 1981, Amtrak was no longer using laminated menus. However, the range of meals available in the dinners had improved since the 1980 menu shown here a few days ago. While that one just had a cold plate or hot turkey sandwich for a lunch meal, this one has five meals including baked lasagna, fish, and a chef’s salad, along with the usual burgers and soup and salad.
The dinners are even more extensive, and include New York steak, baked chicken, roast turkey, prime rib, and trout. The breakfast menu included the usual eggs, cereals, and pancakes or French toast.