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Cosmopolitan Telluride

300 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Ranked #3 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $70
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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
539 helpful votes 539 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
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Friendswood, Texas, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just off the base of the Gondola, a great location with great views of the mountain. Cosmopolitan drinks are very well done and happy hour priced. They have a mesquite or pecan smoked salmon sashimi that is very cool and tasty. A glass dome is placed over the sashimi and the smoke is pumped in. Gives it a nice flavor... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We thought we were going here early for happy hour but it turns out that you are seated in the regular dining room if all the tables are taken in the bar. The regular priced menu is all that is available in the dining room. We had the warm beet salad and a chopped salad, which were both great. We... More

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houston, tx
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were in Telluride for a month and our two best meals were at Cosmo. They deserve their high rating in TripAdvisor. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable, and just attentive enough. The food was over-the-top good. We were a party of eight on one of the nights and everyone remarked that their meals were extraordinary. This restaurant is pricey... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

No need for a long detailed review here. Everything was amazing at Cosmopolitan. From the table bread to the amazing beef filet the food was outstanding. The wine selection unreal. The service was perfect. Only thing, make sure you have a reservation. We didn't have one and had to sit in the "front area" which was no biggie for us,... More

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