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Cosmopolitan Telluride

300 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-1292
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Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $70
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street
Transit: The bus and the gondola are available for free and stops in front of the Cosmopolitan.
Description: Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The Cosmopolitan is now home to the fresh, innovative creations of Chad Scothorn, who has received national attention and praise for his original, fresh approach to food preparation. Serving dinner nightly, this elegantly simple 80 seat restaurant is located in the newly remodeled luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Known locally as "the Cosmo", the custom cherry wood bar is the perfect place to unwind.
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Europe
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206 reviews 206 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Third review for this place. Third time we left happy and with full bellies. This time we both had the seafood bouillabaisse and couldn't have been happier. It was excellent and the homemade bread was, as always, incredible! We will book again next year. I am already salivating.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

in over 20 years we have never had a bad meal at Cosmo. The wait staff changes but the quality of their meals remains excellent.

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phl, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The food and wine here is very good and was made even better by the excellent and friendly staff here. Our server Tiffany was excellent and very attentive even to our party of seven. Not cheap here but definitely a must do in Telluride.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were out at Telluride for the 2014 Film festival. We had made reservations for 6 for a table of 8. I think that when you book for a larger number and they expect a mandatory 18% tip the service is less. We arrived on time for the dinner and we were almost promptly seated. It seemed that we were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Between 5 and 6p in the bar area you can get a delicious Cosmo (made by Vincent) for $5 or a glass of wine for $7. Sushi is half price. Their bread is to die for and their regular menu is great too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been coming here for years and look forward to eating here every time I am in Telluride. The homemade burrata (an obsession of mine) is perfection as is the calamari. The entrees are always exquisite. This is a classic restaurant. I love this place.

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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From 5-6 PM, Cosmopolitans are $5 and sushi is half price. The sushi chef is very creative and the presentation and tastes are excellent. There is also a varied menu of non-Asian dishes. The menu changes daily based on availability of ingredients. Located at the base of the gondola, the location could not be better.

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United States
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189 restaurant reviews
554 helpful votes 554 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The hook is 1/2 price sushi for happy hour along with drink special. The space is beautiful. The service was actually quite good. They bring complimentary bread to the table which is quite good. We each ordered a sushi dish for an average price of $10 a plate. The portions are miniscule although the sushi was actually quite good. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wow, this experience was bad in so many ways, especially for a high rated restaurant: We waited quite a while to be acknowledged by our waitress Casey who was more interested in a large party table next to us Little flies were buzzing around our table Menu was different than on their own website - Casey said you should call... More

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western colorado
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155 reviews 155 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Everything here is fresh and delicious and creatively presented. The sushi is especially nice. The bread seems to be baked on site and is very good. We weren't in the market for alcohol, but saw interesting drinks at other tables.

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