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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
970 728 9507
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Ranked #3 of 63 restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, 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.
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86% Recommend
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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This small garden spot of a treat. Our waiter was clever and service oriented. The place is packed so get a reservation if you can. We went early and didn't have a problem being seated, but the 730 hour had people waiting for our table. Hubby started with a soup combo that was carrot ginger and pea. they were swirled... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We almost canceled our reservation at 221 because of too many places to choose from, but thankfully decided to continue with our plans. What awaited us was a magical evening on the outdoor patio with stellar service and perfect food. The staff was so accommodating and thoughtful and our meals were flawlessly crafted. The wine selection was excellent and the... More

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Morrison, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We nearly walked out because of the heat but we said we would wait to see if something opened on the patio. We were seated a short time later and were pleased with the food and the service. I do not know how they put out such great food when the heat in that kitchen must be over one hundred... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went on the patio. Great food. Drink. Reasonable value. I had lamb, my wife had elk. Fantastic waiter. We had a GREAT evening

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I saw this restaurant walking back to our hotel, thought it looked great and went because it was rated #3. What a disappointment. The service was not good. My husband never could get his wine and finally had to go to the bar himself. My Kale salad was just OK as was my salmon, although the corn... More

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Kansas City
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144 reviews 144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ordered the vision steak, trout, kale salad, and Caesar salad. The main dishes were delicious, and the side dishes very good. The Caesar salad was one of the best I've had. The meal here is one of the best we have every year in Telluride. The service is always wonderful. We always come here each year we visit.

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Superior, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just wonderful. Small house so very intimate but not crowded. Wine list way more extensive then you would expect for such small venue. Service was attentive, friendly, and impeccable. And, here's the best part: they have a regular menu and a vegetarian menu. We had one entree from both (salmon and veggie ravioli) and they were both exceptional. My wife... More

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Austin, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here after reviewing on Trip Advisor. We made online reservations earlier that day for 7:15PM. Only a block or so from the Telluride Base Gondola station (we stayed in Mountain Village) we arrived at 7:00PM happy to know we could be seated early. Immediately greater by our server who took our drink order and shared... More

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had dinner here on a Wednesday night. It was crowded. We sat outside and had a gorgeous view of the mountains. Waitress was excellent. We ordered many different entrees, but none were exceptional. The duo soup was awful--carrot ginger with parsnip. Next time we will go for a drink and dine elsewhere.

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Telluride, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Eliza ranks as a top chef in Telluride. The restaurant is in an updated house in downtown Telluride just steps from the gondola. The menu changes regularly and everything is spectacular

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