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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
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, International
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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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English first
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We made 6:00 reservations for our anniversary dinner at 221 South Oak after we checked out their menu the previous day. The hostess welcomed us with a happy anniversary greeting and quickly seated us. We were given menus while we were served water and warm bread. The waiter, Zak, explained the specials for the day as well as thoroughly explaining... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner so much that we went back a second time during our week in Telluride. Everything we had seemed to be perfectly prepared with a creative flair. The heirloom tomato salad and salmon were especially good. Service was first rate. The back patio is lovely -- leafy green and only about seven tables that... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Let me start out by saying our food was pretty good, nicely plated and tasty so what was the problem? The server came to our table immediately after we were seated to tell us about the special that day, this was before we had water or a drink order or even seen any menu. Once we had drinks and we... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

221 South Oak uses local ingredients and creative recipes to deliver a first class dining experience. We had the trout and the pork both were delicious. The heirloom tomato salad and squash blossoms with goat cheese were outstanding.

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Denver, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wife and I went on Tuesday night to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We were lucky enough to get a spot on the patio. Best Rocky MTN Trout I've ever had, fried Green tomato salad was also very good, Beet salad was average, and steak was cooked perfectly. Service was great and very professional as my wife is GF. Only complaint... More

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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