This lunch menu doesn’t have a date, but as previously noted it would have to be from the late 1930s when the Northern Pacific had roller bearings on its passenger locomotives. The rather spectacular pattern on the menu cover wraps around the back, which also has a map and advertisement for the train. Unfortunately, my collection doesn’t include this menu, which is from the New York Public Library collection.
The menu itself offers seven table d’hôte entrées, including halibut, shrimp creole, ham, veal cutlets, lamb chops, broiled chicken, and “NP Special Assortment Cold Meats,” ranging in price from 90 cents to $1.15 (roughly $15 to $20 today), including soup, vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, and beverage. The a la carte menu has many of the same entrées along with broiled salmon, tenderloin steak, spaghetti, and several more, as well as five soups, fourteen sandwiches, eight salads, eleven desserts, and eight fruits.