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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
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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
Nice atmosphere

I liked the looks of the menu - there were actually a couple of choices that seemed like they'd work for a dairy allergy. I got the seared tuna in coconut reduction and asked for any dairy to be omitted (which it was - the kitchen gets points for that). The dish was oddly bland for something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Catskill, New York
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Catskill, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I liked the looks of the menu - there were actually a couple of choices that seemed like they'd work for a dairy allergy. I got the seared tuna in coconut reduction and asked for any dairy to be omitted (which it was - the kitchen gets points for that). The dish was oddly bland for something described with all... More 

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Houston, TX
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27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We sat on the back patio on a beautiful evening. Started with the sausage sampler - VERY good! I had the lamb and my BF had the osso buco - both were amazing! Would absolutely go back if/when back in town!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Every app, salad, entree and dessert were perfect for the party of 10. It's a must!!! This was a great way to start the vacation.

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Edina, Minnesota, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's hard to know where to start. But since I love dessert I'll start of the end. The pecan pie is out of this world. We had almost every small plate on the menu and every bite was better than the last. Very good service and quaint dining room. Don't miss this one.

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Boulder, Colorado
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67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The atmosphere was delightful, the food some of the best I've had in a long time and the service was impeccable. This is a place you must try when in Telluride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went here on a date for dessert and drinks, the pecan pie dessert was delicious and an excellent example of balancing texture and temperature. The specialty drinks tasted quite fresh and balanced as well.

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Guymon, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Have enjoyed a couple of meals here over the years that I have been attending the Telluride Film Festival. Always very good.

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Escondido, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had a few good meals in Telluride and this was without a doubt the best of them. The tar-tare appetizer was phenomenal and the elk for dinner was amazing. If you only want to splurge one night I would highly recommend this be the place to do so at. Its small so make sure to get reservations!

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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52 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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Additional Information about 221 South Oak

Address: 221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970 728 9507
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
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
Cuisine: American, International

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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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