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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%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (51 reviews)
“pecan pie” (9 reviews)
“wild boar” (8 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The thing that bedevils most restaurants is their “ reputation “. This was recommended to us as one of Telluride’s best dining experiences. So that is is what we expected. Instead we got the following : House bread as sweet as cake ; Renee had...More

Thank derekcarstens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a week in Telluride. Daily focus on skiing. There are a number of excellent restaurants we tried. I felt that this small restaurant in a modest structure very close to the gondola base was the best. All of Telluride focuses on delivering a...More

Thank onconc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food had very fancy names and ingredients but the tastes were weird. Like the smoked squash soup with apple and halumi??? Really did not taste great. Everyone meal had a strange twist!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this small unassuming restaurant from a local. We were lucky to get a spot at the bar without a reservation. So glad we did! Loved the menu - elk, bison, trout and other gamey selections, along with plenty of other choices. Beautiful...More

Thank Diverdad1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, nice service but a little difficult to have a conversation as the room was fairly noisy. The restaurant is small but the quality of the food was worth it.

Thank David R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We ate here twice for dinner during our last visit to Telluride. It is a very cozy place with a small bar but killer cocktails! The dinner menu offers an elk t-bone as well as a bison new york strip. These dishes were off the...More

Thank lyn698
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had dinner at 221 and everything was delicious. They have really good scales and steaks. Appetizers are good and it’s located in a really cool house.

Thank VayaBien43
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We ate dinner here on our last night in Telluride! It was recommended to us by the staff at the Hotel Columbia. Large menu ... plus a second vegetarian menu that was as large as the main menu. The service wonderful and the ambiance in...More

Thank JennC1503
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Fun location in town and a block away from the gondola. We had a private event here and the food was excellent. The staff was great to work with and very accommodating. The location is exceptional and the atmosphere is quaint and charming.

Thank econ3101
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

221 South Oak has been a favorite dinner restaurant of ours for years but this was our first experience with their Sunday brunch. The menu options reflected the creativity seen at dinner but most were not replays of dinner. For drinkers, the "bloody verde" was...More

Thank grasshopper_mo
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Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
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7 April 2017|
Response from moniqe2011 | Reviewed this property |
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Johnnie M
2 March 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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