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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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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Who doesn't love Mussels & Martinis?!?

A darling resto tucked away on Oak Street just a stone's throw away from the gondola. Great art, fantastic menu, phenomenal service. What more could you want? Oh yeah don't forget to ask about Mussels & Martinis Night....

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant with top notch service and high aspirations for true gourmet dining. However, the food itself was just ok based on the high expectations that the menu and price tag suggested. A+ for effort, but a B- for execution.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A darling resto tucked away on Oak Street just a stone's throw away from the gondola. Great art, fantastic menu, phenomenal service. What more could you want? Oh yeah don't forget to ask about Mussels & Martinis Night....

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Dallas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

First, a must go in Telluride. Recommended by a friend, we went for dinner. The service......not typical Telluride stuffy, but warm and interactive. The food? Beautiful prepared and full of flavor. Musts......the quail app! Simply amazing with perfect breading and deep frying with an amazing arugula salad side. Also get the foie gras. With blueberry marmalade how can you lose?... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My oh my, what a fun day! My daughter and I signed up for the appetizer and wine pairing class offered by 221 South Oak and were pleasantly satiated after 4 hours of exquisitely prepared dishes and equally intriguing wine pairings. Ok, Chef Eliza is a hoot!! She makes the class because she is funny, talented and helpful/relatable to the... More 

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Houston
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of our top three restaurants in Telluride. Lovely Historic house, very bright and inviting Great bar and bar tender, Wait staff is tops. The food is fabulous. Fresh fish, bird or Beef/Elk. The trout is one of my favorites. Simple straitforward food, they don't get fancy, nice presentation. You can make a meal out of the left side of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an intimate setting with awesome food. Great chef with interesting menu selections. Highly recommended.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wanted trout so we called for a reservation around 1:00 in the afternoon. The gracious lady who took the reservation was informed about this. They said that the trout sells out quickly and they would save one for my wife for that night. WOW. We arrived, were seated, and the waiter came by to say that 2 Trout's were... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Old house fixed up very nicely with a contemporary flair. Waitstaff very attentive. We had the venison and the scallops. Pleased with both. Nice location, had both indoor and outdoor seating. One little faux pas, one customer brought their dog in, which I think it caught the staff off guard. They did allow the person to walk through the restaurant,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Four adults dined at 221 and to a person, each said it was an excellent meal. Generous portions, fresh ingredients, and inventive combinations made for a memorable dinner. And attentive but not intrusive service. Much better on all accounts than our experience 2 nights later at Cosmopolitan!

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Oyster Bay, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

When I visit Telluride, I love to come to 224 for dinner. This was my first time sitting outside which was lovely, but we wished the heating lamp worked. The meal was delicious and we enjoyed the fresh foods of the season such as fried green tomatoes! Our waiter had a waiter in training with him which was fine until... More 

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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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