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Cosmopolitan Telluride

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300 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 (San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street)
The bus and the gondola are available for free and stops in front of the Cosmopolitan.
970-728-1292
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 197
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorites. Top three in Telluride

great location at the foot of the town gondola station. Great food from shushi to lobster to steak. The best drinks. The daily happy hour is the best secret. Half price drinks and bar menu. Great cosmos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Houston
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

great location at the foot of the town gondola station. Great food from shushi to lobster to steak. The best drinks. The daily happy hour is the best secret. Half price drinks and bar menu. Great cosmos.

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Montrose, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

COSMOS is the best place around to gather with friends. family . it's an easy access via gondola whether staying in town or Mt . Village . Get there early or you will miss your seat !

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I can understand why this is the top-rated restaurant in Telluride. The food and service were phenomenal, and my friends and I enjoyed the experience from start to finish. We had the burrata, the lobster corn dogs, and the salmon sashimi as appetizers; entrees included the halibut, pork two ways, the BBQ salmon, the surf and turf, and the filet;... More 

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New York City, New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a number of dishes. My son had the BBQ Verlasso Sustainable Salmon which had a wonderful flavor and broth. We shared a shrimp and calamari dish which had a very good sweet and spicy sauce. I had a soup which had some very nice flavors. My main course was an Organic Pine Manor Amish Crispy Boneless Half Chicken... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was delicious, coffee excellent as well as the desserts. Another reviewer said the staff were "smug". I couldn't agree more. The hostesses were rude and snotty!!! Our server was condescending. I probably won't go back. Too bad, the food was amazing. I hope the owner reads my review.

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London
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quite amazingly good food. Best meal of our holiday and as good as any other I can recall. The oysters, sushi (nigiri and maki), sashimi and the smoked salmon dish were sublime. The wine list was excellent, which the server knew all about. In fact, the service was perfect too. Your only problem will be getting a reservation.

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Telluride, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been going to Cosmo for many years. Overall, it's probably Telluride's best bet for good food and drink. Be sure to make reservations during the season as it gets quite crowded. Once in a while they stumble either on service or steak prep which kept me from giving a 5th star.

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Atlanta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food, service and ambience. Love the happy hour special with half price sushi an $5 cosmo's too!

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Telluride, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited during Presidents Week with our son from California. We enjoyed a great dinner as usual and will return often. The cobb salad is one of my favorites - delicious and very creative. The evening was tarnished by a waitress who was unsuited for the job. The lady who brought our wine had to take our dinner order. After... More 

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palm beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The last few times we have eaten here, we were grossly disappointed. The staff is smug, the food is horrible, way too much use of salt instead of flavor, portion size is laughable, and the prices are ridiculous for what you get. If this is your only dining option in Telluride, do yourself a favor and stay home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
    (San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street)
  • Public Transportation: The bus and the gondola are available for free and stops in front of the Cosmopolitan.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970-728-1292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 70
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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