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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's just a house they turned into a restaurant. Fabulous food and great experience. Make sure to get a reservation, and try either before or after the normal dinner rush as it gets a little crowded.

Thank Jarrett A
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beter book early. They say restaurants in an old home are usually very good, and this proved true. There are not very many tables and it is rather quaint and quiet. The atmosphere is probably better suited for a romantic dinner, rather than a family affair. There were several exceptional dishes to choose from, and I especially liked my ahi... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really liked my dining experience here. To start, the atmosphere is utterly charming - a converted small house. Full - reservations were definitely necessary! - but not cramped. Many appetizer specials offered - we chose the salmon tartare, which was delicious. I had the scallops, which were fine, but the real bonus was the kombucha squash puree - SO delicious.... More 

Thank Mariettamom713
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This must be a nice place that everyone knows about because we tried to get reservations and they were all booked up for the week we were there. We did have a nice meal at the bar. I watched the bartender do his thing. Not that knowledgeable on how to mix up a nice drink.

Thank Edmund1020
Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the 2nd table to arrive for dinner due to us only being able to reserve a table at 5:45. However, the tables seated after us all had the specials explained and their food orders taken before us. We also received bread after them and the waitress, who had explained the types of bread to the other tables, tried... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was awesome, elk was cooked perfectly, great mixed drinks, service, homey feeling, right by the gondola in town

Thank Tarheels111
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the favorite place my husband and I went for dinner. The menu has local options, we had one of the meat dishes and the trout, both were superb! And for what we got, the price wasn't bad at all. Good wine/drink menu as well. And the ambience Is cute.

Thank BrettNicole1104
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A menu that made choosing difficult! We had the foie gras app - a unique plating that was amazing! Scallop dinner was also our favorite. Dessert was a bit of a let down.....we may just have been too full to enjoy!

Thank LindaJSN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried about visiting this location after reading some of the reviews, but it was the best meal we have had in Telluride(and we have been to most of the top rated ones)! Patti was our server, and unlike previous reviews she was very attentive, friendly, and fabulous! We started with the fashionable cocktail and the greentini...both were great!... More 

Thank pedolady
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute little old house restaurant off the gondola. Wine was marked up seven times. And the serving staff was uneducated and not very attentive. We kind of felt like we were in a truck stop The chef does a great job with his presentation. Scallops and duck were very good.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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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