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221 South Oak

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Eliza's Sausage Plate
Chicken cranberry, beef jalapeo, spicy pork, duck mushroom and grape leaf wrapped bison
Duo of Soups
Summer vegetable soups that change daily
Buttermilk Fried Quail
Spicy honey and served with arugula and bleu d’auvergne
Seared Foie Gras
Cider poached apples, walnut praline with celery root and herb pistou
Sponsored by: 221 South Oak
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
1. Lovely meal and ambiance
1. Lovely meal and ambiance
"We started with braised octopus and it was out of this world, "
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2. Vegetarian Menu
2. Vegetarian Menu
"the extensive veggie menu, I dove in and wasn't disappointed"
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3. Dinner with Friends
3. Dinner with Friends
"Good for dinner with friends or a romantic dinner."
Mari F
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

....every time we’re in Telluride. Perfect for a couples’ special meal, cozy and creative. The brunch is phenomenal. The chef-owner is very creative, and she will try a different twist to a dish.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank brianm179
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank picky11
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank marlinbarad
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank tridebound
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank costaricagregg
Reviewed September 14, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank eclectic80498
Reviewed September 11, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SavageLucy
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. Thank you

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Mobile725836
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank F3481ZYdavidc
Reviewed August 19, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wisemamajoy
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Louise S
April 6, 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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