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221 South Oak

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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (Pacific St)
+1 970-728-9507
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times in the past and have found it to be quite good. This time it was not. We asked to be move one table over for additional privacy but we're told by the less than happy matre'd that it was not possible. No reason given. We ordered the sausage appetizer:... More 

Thank Gabriel0928
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's my third visit in three years at 221 South Oak. First time was excellent, last year was good but unfortunately this time it was very disappointing. I am usually very appreciative of inventive cuisine, but the flavor combination has to work. Out of six entrees and two desserts ordered, three were inedible and two were just OK. Won't be... More 

Thank marta c
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner for 6 the other evening. One of our party was 3 years old. Even though this is the busiest time of year for the restaurants in Telluride we were sat immediately and had a delightful meal. One person had elk, which was perfectly prepared, I had tenderloin of beef, outstanding. All, including the 3 year old, thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank GoodFoodAl18
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this was a "not to miss" dinner spot so we made reservations for our family for dinner. Upon arrival with an 85 year old mother, we were not even approached or acknowledged for 5 minutes. When searching for a hostess, we were then seated. The menu looked interesting and delicious but our server was less than enthusiastic and... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have eaten here before on a previous visit to Telluride and were impressed, and quite honestly we were even more impressed this time. Our server Audrey was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. I don't eat cheese and the restaurant were happy to change the sides on the meal I had chosen to accommodate this. All... More 

Thank KH123678
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I recently attended a wedding reception at 221 South Oak. The owner & manager were so accommodating to our needs & the dinner was amazing! The food was unlike anything I have ever had in a small town - truly 5-star quality! The atmosphere is just what Telluride needs with a small, intimate patio out back to a full-service bar... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say about this amazing restaurant that hosted our wedding reception! Let me start out by saying, working with the owner and chef Eliza to plan our wedding reception was wonderful. She was so accommodating to our every wish and the reception turned out more beautiful and more perfect than I ever could have imagined! The food was... More 

Thank Felicia E
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted a nice, special dinner in Telluride for our one night stay, and 221 did not disappoint! It is not inexpensive, but really really world class foodie Delish! Everything was very good. Note the fried green tomatoes are something special. We will be back! Eat Here

Thank Christine L
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I had not eaten at 221 in a few years, so made a point to return this past trip. Their menu is absolutely fantastic, very creative and extremely fresh. Also, the staff whom I interacted with was very professional. Charming atmosphere in an old house and close to the Gondola if you're staying in Mountain Village.

Thank slsphx
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you can only have one meal in Telluride this is the place. The meals are exquisitely designed to take advantage of the freshest ingredients possible and they are imaginative and extraordinary. Add an extensive wine list, a wonderful cocktail list, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere and you can't possibly miss. Wonderful for celebrations, a bit pricy otherwise.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
    (Pacific St)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9507
221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola. For years, 221 South Oak has been renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromising quality. Chef/Owner Eliza serves cuisine classified as Modern Bistro with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. A mélange of seafood, game and beef, with accompaniments that range from Deep South to Calypso to Classical French to Californian Cuisine to Creole—we call it Eliza’s cooking.221 Offers Off-site Catering You're accustomed to great food at the restaurant, now experience it in your home. Whether it's a dinner party, quiet luncheon or drinks and nibbles, we're here for you. If you're lacking space for a large party, you may rent out 221. A great space for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and holiday parties.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?