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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • 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 5 days ago

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

Thank eclectic80498
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank SavageLucy
Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There. I believe this review was intended for Oak and not 221 South Oak. Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in Telluride! Great service, great food, and a very nice atmosphere!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank david c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. 221...More

Thank wisemamajoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect service delivered by Daryl. Her suggestions were spot on . We enjoyed the food and charming house in which this Telluride gem is situated. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. A stand out in Telluride.

Thank austin_TexasLkd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and my food were excellent! The halibut was heavenly. Service by Rachel was perfect: knowledgeable, friendly. I gave 4 Stars instead of 5 because I was told they had wonderful salads - you could get a vegetarian salad but not one with a...More

Thank PassportTherapy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside on the patio, nice wine selection, very diverse selections, with a regular and a vegetarian menu (we ordered from both). By far the best meal we had in telluride. Highlights The lightly fried shishito peppers hearts of palm, the cucumber noodles and the...More

Thank Voldar15
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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 July 29, 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
Louise S
April 6, 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
Eliza Gavin
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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.
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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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