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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
970 728 9507
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Ranked #1 of 65 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: 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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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in town to celebrate our anniversary. We were looking for nice place to eat as well as a place that served elk or buffalo. We were fortunate that 221 had both on the menu. We happened to be walking around town so we stopped in, looked at the restaurant, picked out a special table, and... More

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Burbank, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Each year when we visit Telluride, CO we make a reservation (well in advance!) for 221 South Oak. The specialty cocktails are lovely with an extensive wine list, the menu out of this world. You'll always find a selection of game meats, fitting for Colorado, fresh salads made with local produce, fresh fish (even in a land locked state), and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have visited 221 many times over the years. The food is always intovative and delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and engaging, without interrupting your private space.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food! Amazing service, great ambiance, perfect place for an awesome meal. Well done! We had so much fun at this telluride hot spot, loved it so much we are going back for a second night!

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Pine, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I hope this doesn't show up as a duplicate review. My wife is vegetarian and gluten free. The waiter was so knowledgeable about the menu and food ingredients that I had to ask if he was one of the chefs. He explained which menu items could be modified to accommodate my wife's needs. His wine recommendations were excellent. The food... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful food. A bit noisy for me but still a great restaurant. Had Halibut and trout. Both dishes were done to perfection. We like to eat at a more european pace and for the most part the restaurant while very crowded accommodated us. We ordered a cocktail ( a Starburst) to start off and still did not have the drink... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our second time was as good as the first. Ken waited on us and I can't say enough about his top-notch service; he recommended a superb, yet reasonably-priced Cotes du Rhone that went well with both meals. He recommended the stout-marinated Bison New York Strip with yams w/huckleberry sauce and green beans; it was out of this world, as he... More

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Orrville, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We were in Telluride for a wedding with our family and chose 221 South Oak for dinner out on our own the last night. Wonderful! From appetizers to entrees to desserts. My husband enjoyed the foie gras appetizer and others enjoyed the salads. I loved the fried green tomato salad with asparagus cream. The lamb chops were excellent as was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Fabulous dinner, outstanding service. Chef came out of kitchen to talk with us. Outstanding young woman and unbelievable evening.

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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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