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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%
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Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in Telluride for another break and we had to eat at 221 again. It was at least as good as our first meal here two years ago. We started with braised octopus and it was out of this world, perfectly seasoned and tender to...More

Thank atljpb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the gondola base, 221 S. Oak has a peaceful back patio as well as some tables by the front sidewalk. The interior also has a pleasing ambience. During our latest dinner at 221, we sat at a table by an open bay window...More

Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here in an incredible valley there is a unfortunate lack of really decent food. 221 Oak reconfirms the rather limited food options in this spectacular setting. Perhaps the natural beauty has led food establishments to rely heavily on the high altitude and beautiful scenery to...More

Thank glrothman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our neighbor never made it for dinner since a private affair was going on. They heard it was suppose to be one of the best restaurants in the area and they were right. The service, thanks to Rachael, was great. The food was top notch...More

Thank luv2bgone_2
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were disappointed in this restaurant which we had looked forward to so much. My husband commented that if we had a different wait person it might have made a difference. She was like a robot going through the motions. No personality at all. The...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great food (elk, beef), helpful staff, expensive but not outrageous. Bread and desserts all made in-house. I would go again in a flash.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

So we showed up for a reservation. They couldn't find it. They eventually found it but it was clear they would not be able to seat us right away. The crowd was lined up outside and they weren't serving outside. So we went down the...More

2  Thank ZLOfan
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stumbled on 221 as we were toodling about Telluride. A cozy cottage feel and tiny upfront yard is slightly misleading as- once inside- the walls burst with colorful paintings by a local artist and the space thrums with the energy of a dedicated and...More

Thank Lyndice
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast on the patio. The salmon and corn cakes were amazing along with the chai seed pancakes. The pecan praline bacon was one of my favorite bites!!!

Thank Matthew Z
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I spent a late June 2017 weekend in Telluride for some hiking and relaxing. We're fans of Telluride, it is one of our favorite Colorado mountain towns. We had dinner three nights while there, and 221 South Oak was the best of...More

Thank boulderkc
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Questions & Answers
Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
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Louise S
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
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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