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221 South Oak

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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (Pacific St)
970 728 9507
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees...
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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  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
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  • 4
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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
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It's hard to find this caliber of service, food, and atmosphere in most mountain towns. The seared foie gras made me close my eyes to savor the taste. The well known trout dish is definitely the best I've ever had - fresh parsley, correct seasonings and the ravoli with the trout was a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
PamS922
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It's hard to find this caliber of service, food, and atmosphere in most mountain towns. The seared foie gras made me close my eyes to savor the taste. The well known trout dish is definitely the best I've ever had - fresh parsley, correct seasonings and the ravoli with the trout was a perfect pairing. My husband loved his sausage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

For our last night in Telluride, we decided to splash out and go here. It was a lovely evening - great food, good staff, and a pleasant venue. However, whilst it was probably a little cheaper than Sheridans, it really didn't match the impact. If you are only going to have one expensive night out - go there instead. If... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

A trip to Telluride isn't complete without a dinner ( or two ) @ 221 Cozy atmosphere that makes you want to linger , incredible food, great wine list and attentive service. Our waiter, Graham, was charming and knowledgable. All in all, a magical evening.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place was recommended to us while we spent a spring skiing weekend in Telluride. The menu was creative and quite unexpected and the food turned out to be exquisite. Every dish we had was a culinary delight. Highly recommended!

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Vernon, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at 221 Oak. It was a small place so make a reservation but the food was well done. It was very busy the night we were there and there were a few glitches in the kitchen but all was well and we had wonderful cocktails and the wait staff was great at pairing the wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My parents and I ate there March 24th 2015 for my birthday dinner !! Service was excellent! Graham was our waiter and he was very friendly and on top of his game ! The salads were great and the Rainbow Trout was the best fish I have had in a long time cooked perfectly! For dessert we ordered the warm... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had eaten in their outdoor garden a number of summers ago. My recollection was that the food very good. We just went back and sat inside as it it winter. We had a fantastic meal. Each course and dish was excellent. It was the best meal we have had this trip to Telluride and we have eaten at 5... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food was delicious, service impeccable and the ambiance very romantic. I had the Colorado trout and is was moist and delicious. My husband had the Chef's special - ossobucco and both dishes were delicious. The only negative is that we were too full to have dessert- next time!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to 221 South Oak for a special occasion, a rehearsal dinner. Until the night we at there in February (2015), I had never been to Telluride, CO and therefore had not eaten at this incredible restaurant. I had to choose a venue for the event sight unseen and only received a few suggestions so I was pretty much... More 

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

221 offers a gourmet southern food by chef Liza. I have never been disappointed. This is a wonderful place to dine at or stop for martinis with your girlfriends on a summer evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
    (Pacific St)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970 728 9507

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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