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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.
This teeny tiny gem never disappoints. As a local we are frequently asked what is our favorite place to eat? 221 is our answer.
The decor is enhanced by Kalispell Montana’s artist Marshall Noise’s colorful paintings of trees and landscapes. The atmosphere is equal to...More
My husband and I had a lovely dinner at 221 South Oak St in Telluride this past week. The restaurant is an old quaint house festooned with little white lights outside. And inside there are vivid pastel paintings which light up the whole place. We...More
221 is always an exceptional experience...food, service, and quality. Beautiful dining area. It is obvious that they care about the customer...very happy each time we go here. Don't miss out...put 221 on your list for your next Telluride visit.
Sat at the bar and had some great selections - fried quail, Kobe marrow. Drinks were great with a pretty good wine selection. Would definitely recommend if you are ok with the price point- a little expensive.
A lovely little restaurant right across the street from the gondola base, and a totally exceptional experience, from some very imaginative appetizers (the grilled octopus with hearts of palm was especially good), through all-inclusive main courses (too many restaurants in Telluride do their main courses...More
We have fond memories of hanging with friends here. The place overall is reliable in terms of food, atmosphere and customer service. While this is a perfect place to hang, catch sports on TV and be close to the gondola I much prefer the prior...More
Date of visit: September 2018
Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018
Hi There. I believe this review was intended for Oak and not 221 South Oak.
We eat out a lot when we visit Telluride so we know every restaurant. The chef tries really hard to turn out clever and unusual entrees but we don't need venison, bison, elk or rattlesnake on a menu to know immediately the menu is contrived....More
After a half-day trip from Mountain Village to Silverton's Gold Mine Tour, we arrived in downtown Telluride famished with our sights set on enjoying a nice dinner. We had no reservation, yet were seated immediately & made to feel like family with attentive service.