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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Lovely meal and ambiance
"We started with braised octopus and it was out of this world, "
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2. Vegetarian Menu
"the extensive veggie menu, I dove in and wasn't disappointed"
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3. Dinner with Friends
"Good for dinner with friends or a romantic dinner."
Mari F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late (8pm) dinner at 221 South Oak at the suggestion of a lady on the gondola. It was great. Food and service were perfect. If the weather is nice, eat out on the back patio. Get there early and have a glass...More

Thank brucereno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was lovely, however the appetizer was salty and not a single crispy mushroom was to be found, the entree meat was dry and not enough sauce, and the dessert tart - strawberry with caramel? Really? For a chef of this caliber, I had...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance & atmosphere, but overall the food was underwhelming. The Kobe bone marrow was very good, but the beef tenderloin & hanger steak were just so so. They screwed up our desert & we got some bad ice cream. The service was very friendly...More

Thank sebastian7113
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for all visiting Telluride. The atmosphere is charming and the wait staff are excellent, the menu is fabulous. A very special restaurant with the most excellent food choices you will definitely be pleased, not to mention a full bar is available...More

Thank gmm2dal
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This was a treat for us as they specialize in vegetarian/vegan dishes as well as a full menu with meats and fish. Service was spot on and the whole staff was extremely attentive.

Thank Sus C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

221 S Oak is a place I enjoy for date nights or with a small group of friends. Chef Eliza has introduced this summer a vegetarian alternative menu that is Amazing. I rarely eat vegetarian when I eat out, but I'm excited to try everything...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed June 10, 2018

221 Oak Street is a restaurant that we always come back to for the food is always exceptional and the servers professional and are very good at pairing the wines with your meal. The food is always fresh and of excellent taste.

Thank peterballantine
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We had a large group and were accommodated at two tables. Perfectly understandable as the restaurant is in an refurbished old home and booked solid. The cuisine is diverse and the wine list is excellent. An amazing dining experience and within an easy walk from...More

Thank CindyMcCarty
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to 221 South Oak several times and it’s always pretty good. I really don’t like to be critical but in all fairness I think it needs to be done. That being said, we had the tuna app special which was wonderful and the...More

Thank Thad V
Reviewed March 29, 2018

LOVE THIS PLACE! We ate here on a Sunday, the last day of our trip. Our server was wonderful, and very accommodating to the food allergies in our party. We each had a crafted cocktail at the beginning of the meal, and they were all...More

Thank Jeannine M
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Questions & Answers
Louise S
April 6, 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
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Louise S
April 6, 2017|
Response from moniqe2011 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
Johnnie M
March 1, 2017|
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Response from EricaMcD_7405 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. You will have to directly call the restaurant. They do take parties of six but they control when.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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