After many, many, many years — since 1967 (not a misprint) — the Fred Harvey House at Union Station is opening its doors once more to the public as a place to eat and drink. The old restaurant space has been preserved and refurbished, and is now home to the Imperial Western Beer Company and The Streamliner.
The Imperial Western, named after the legendary Southern Pacific train of the 1930s, is a gastropub featuring an on-site brewery and games like pool, shuffleboard and checkers. The menu has po’boy sandwiches, fish tacos, ribs and more. The Streamliner, named for the original “bullet trains,” is a cocktail lounge adjacent to main restaurant where those of legal age can indulge in an adult beverage (responsibly, of course).
The Imperial Western is located on the Alameda Street side (west) of the station and will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to midnight Thursdays and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There are plans to eventually open at noon daily. You can check their Facebook page here for updates on their hours.
If you’d like to see what was on the menu when Harvey House was still in existence, check out this post. And for those of you who’d like to see what the space looked like before Imperial Western moved in, check out this post here for more photos.
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