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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
970 728 9507
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Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We heard good things about this restaurant and the menu looked enticing. Unfotunately it didn't quite live up to expectations. Service was very, very good. Server did not mention what the soups were or the duo of ravioli, had to ask. Appetizers were okay but a bit pricy. Beef tartar was tasty but more the size of an entree and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommend to us. We sat at the bar, as we usually like to do when my wife and I go out for dinner and drinks. We made this place one of our second stops of the evening. The menu reads very well, but the food served was good, but not great. Seemed like they were trying... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We arrived 24 hrs. early for our reservation & the manager most graciously accommodated us at a lovely romantic table. The service was fantastic as was the food -----way beyond our expectations . Save room for the superb desserts made in- house. Decor was quite charming. When visiting Telluride, put this on your must do list.

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San Rafael, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In telluride for short weekend, dinner for my daughter and I. Lovely refurbished historic home, cozy on a cool night. Cocktails delicious sausage plate home made and exceptional, also duo of soups. We like to eat lightly so skipped the main but were happy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We travel to Telluride every year and 221 South Oak is in our regular rotation of restaurants. The food is excellent and the service is quite good. We were not disappointed on our most recent trip. Our entire party loved our meals. I have two minor complaints. 1. The restaurant occupies a very small space and we feel "crammed in"... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The perfect upscale dining spot for couples and small groups. Intimate, cozy, great service and food every time. Consistency is important to maintaining your reputation, and this place is consistently good. What's fun is that the Chef is always offering new creative creations. Sunday brunch is exceptional. Easy to get to from Mountain Village - just a half-block from the... More 

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Atlanta, GA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our meal at 221 South Oak was truly exceptional. I read the great reviews before making a reservation and was beyond excited that the food (and the service) exceeded the wonderful reviews we had seen. Some of the meals sounded basic, but it was anything but. The food transcended the menu descriptions and was incredibly flavorful and dynamic. Sometimes we... More 

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Lima, Peru
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very nice little house, the service really good, the decor with all the artwork really nice, the food was just incredible everything!! we did enjoyed a lot!!! we will be back!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

i would always to go the mussels and wine special...i love this restarurant...they have amazing food and it's in a little house which feels quaint...service is always good and the wine selection is really nice.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A cute little home with beautiful artwork. The food is good especially if you are seeking an eclectic menu. My husband had the Elk ribeye and I had the Bison strip steak. Both very good but the disappointing part was it is served sliced. I guess we were expecting a full steak like you usually get in a steakhouse. My... 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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