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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Ye Auld Cosmo near the old town gondy base and The Camel Garden Hotel

Ye Auld Cosmo near the old town gondy base and The Camel Garden Hotel has top drawer ambience, sharp service, piquant food, sweet location. Classic cocktails served with panache, extensive and fathomless winelist, really crisp waitrons. Decent decor, lots of candles. Nice and quiet. Vies with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bruce M
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ye Auld Cosmo near the old town gondy base and The Camel Garden Hotel has top drawer ambience, sharp service, piquant food, sweet location. Classic cocktails served with panache, extensive and fathomless winelist, really crisp waitrons. Decent decor, lots of candles. Nice and quiet. Vies with La Marmotte as the best food in the entire complex of

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ate at the bar during happy hour, and had a really enjoyable experience. The sushi was amazing. The bar staff were really friendly - and helpfully reminded us to order another drink before happy hour ended ! We tried to return a second time - arriving about 5 minutes before happy hour finished - but the MD claimed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Want a special night out...the Chef here will make that happen for you! The martinis, the selections, and then yhe presentation. The only thing better was eating it!

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Houston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 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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26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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57 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
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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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132 helpful votes 132 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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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Romantic, 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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