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Review of 221 South Oak

221 South Oak
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Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Pacific St
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 September 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 location, food and atmosphere when they were a small B B Que place off the park.

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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 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 27 August 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. Every time we eat here the waiters are in your face to take your order, but no where to be seen when you need something. Some decent waiter training would go a long way. The wine list is lacks structure and is unaffordable, even with wines that are pretty cheap in a liquor store. Desserts could be good, but way too much going on. Do you really need lavender flavored meringue on top of an under cooked pound cake? Seems like everyone is doing home made ice cream in Telluride and 221 is no different. It seems like the more expensive the restaurant, the less they know about making decent ice cream. Lemon Vanilla? Sheesh! And the texture was icy and lumpy, but of course, add lemon to ice cream and it lumps! The food, albeit contrive, was also not prepared properly and served over cooked. From the trout to the steak to the salmon to the elk, all were brought to the table supposedly at the recommended medium rare, but were delivered medium well or well done. We know better than to send food back to the kitchen, so we suffered through it. While I was still eating, the waiter actually grabbed the plate from under me with my fork still in my hand!

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Reviewed 20 August 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 South Oak is an absolute must for those seeking a top-shelf food selection! Chef Eliza goes to great lengths to offer an amazing variety of gourmet Appetizers, Entrees & Desserts. Perfect way to celebrate our 30th anniversary, knowing in advance the tab would be above our normal price range & totally worth it for the occasion!

Thank wisemamajoy
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 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.

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