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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Very unique / Great atmosphere and great food

This is one of the best steaks I've had. We had steak and halibut. The coffee rubbed steak was as tender a steak as I've had. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. The halibut was delicious as well. We also had the squash blossom, which is fabulous as was the crab and shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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North Richland Hills, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best steaks I've had. We had steak and halibut. The coffee rubbed steak was as tender a steak as I've had. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. The halibut was delicious as well. We also had the squash blossom, which is fabulous as was the crab and shrimp starter. The place is cosy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was amazing!! Trish did an amazing job directing us to the top menu items. The dessert was the best we have ever had. It's the pecan pie, Unbelievable!! You have to have it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Bison steak was excellent. Service was top notch. Bourbon pecan pie was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. Trish our waitress was most accommodating. Loved it.

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Gisborne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were told about this place the night we arrived in Telluride so the next day we decided to book in. We couldn't get a booking for a few days and they only had 5.45pm booking. They are busy. The food was divine the chef puts the most interesting flavours together and very well presented. Although they were busy I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The bartender was sharp, and it wad interesting to sit and talk with some of the locals while waiting for our meal. I had the trout and it was really good... Best dish of our weekend for sure. The next guy over had the pecan pie dessert and it looked tasty.

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Wycombe, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Telluride is marked by an amazing array of top-notch restaurants. French, Thai, steak house, oriental and more. But, for the out of towner who wants a small mtn town feel, there are just two finalists! One, of course, is the New Sheridan -- everyone knows about that establishment. Its 4-star reputation is well deserved. But the cognoscenti will include 221... More 

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Brockville
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34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just back from a week at Telluride. It is good that there are many good restaurants as there wasn't a lot of snow. This restaurant located in an old home is darling. Great food, great service and a good wine list. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My mother miraculously got us a table for 2 with an hour of notice. This is one of her favorite restaurants in Telluride. She eats gluten-free and no vinegar. 221 South Oak has a full vegetarian menu which looked delicious and the server will be able to point out gluten-free dishes. The ambiance of the restaurant is warm, inviting, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is such a cool restaurant. On the outside, it appears to be a quaint home, but once you get inside, you realize that something special is going on. The menu is extremely creative and we were fortunate enough to sample quite a lot off the menu. The bone marrow appetizer was a bit strong and greasy, but it is... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Of our 8 dinners in Telluride and this was by far the biggest disappointment and worst food. What a let down after the good reviews. First off it felt so understaffed as the servers were constantly rushing by our table. It was hardly a relaxing or enjoyable experience. Plus you seriously couldn't get anyone's attention to refill a water glass... 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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