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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • 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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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 8 October 2017

It was my adult daughter's birthday, and she wanted to eat dinner there. But not after checking the menu and the prices.

Thank dolebludger
Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Sir, Although I appreciate your candor about our prices, I feel you may have given us a poor review without entering the building. I urge you to reconsider. Thank you, Eliza

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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One big perk is their separate, expansive vegetarian menu. The food was good. Great wine list. Expensive as you would expect from an more upscale restaurant...I think it is a tad-bit overpriced for the quality of the food

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Had a wonderful meal at 221 South Oak during a recent visit to Telluride. We passed by during Sunday Brunch and there were a number of people waiting, so we made a dinner reservation for that night. The restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated; there...More

Thank Maddie2
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Excellent service, nice ambience, great cocktails, and wonderful menus for both vegetarians and not. Definitely try the fashionable cocktail, the chef's ravioli, and the panna cotta.

Thank vincents1111
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Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
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Response from moniqe2011 | Reviewed this property |
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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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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.
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