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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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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 9 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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30 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.

Thank EricaMcD_7405
Princeton, New Jersey
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went as a family of four for Christmas Eve day dinner. The food was truly excellent, service some of the best I have experienced. I would highly recommend and go again. Kids loved their food too. Just make sure to reserve ahead.

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

After you've run from Ouray to Telluride, you deserve to treat yourself to a fancy meal of excellent meats, savory apps, and delicious wine. Best meal I've had in Telluride.

Thank Jason H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I has Sunday brunch at 221 and it was amazing! New Orleans inspired menu. Very fresh and full of flavors! We wanted to go back for dinner the same day!

Thank Tracey R
Telluride, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

He loves the mac and cheese and I can have a nice salad whilst sitting outside. The prices are good for a quickly good meal.

Thank Annette P

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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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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