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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
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
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
Superior, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Just wonderful. Small house so very intimate but not crowded. Wine list way more extensive then you would expect for such small venue. Service was attentive, friendly, and impeccable. And, here's the best part: they have a regular menu and a vegetarian menu. We had one entree from both (salmon and veggie ravioli) and they were both exceptional. My wife... More

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Austin, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here after reviewing on Trip Advisor. We made online reservations earlier that day for 7:15PM. Only a block or so from the Telluride Base Gondola station (we stayed in Mountain Village) we arrived at 7:00PM happy to know we could be seated early. Immediately greater by our server who took our drink order and shared... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had dinner here on a Wednesday night. It was crowded. We sat outside and had a gorgeous view of the mountains. Waitress was excellent. We ordered many different entrees, but none were exceptional. The duo soup was awful--carrot ginger with parsnip. Next time we will go for a drink and dine elsewhere.

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Telluride, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Eliza ranks as a top chef in Telluride. The restaurant is in an updated house in downtown Telluride just steps from the gondola. The menu changes regularly and everything is spectacular

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Loveland, Colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant offers mostly outdoor seating in the front and the back. It is reasonably priced for Telluride. The food is really very good. I had a gumbo which was quite nice, and my wife had a whole wheat pasta dish with chicken and sausage which she really liked a lot. We had carrot cake for dessert, which was presented... More

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Tamarindo, CR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this spot. Perfect service, steak cooked to exactly the right temp, wonderful variety with local ingredients made this our favorite in Telluride. Excellent atmosphere and some delicious cocktails plus a solid wine list too. Tuesdays are apparently two for one entree night!? Missed that, will try and hit it next time! Loved it.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

From the mussels, to the steak/trout/pasta entrees and right through dessert, excellent all the way. Ate in several restaurants during our one-week visit, and the food here was the best of the trip. Bring your wallet.

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My family and I had a terrific meal at 221 South Oak. Most memorable dishes were the homemade sausage, elk and pecan pie. The service was wonderful and all employees were very enthusiastic about their chef and restaurant!

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my two boys - Aged 11 and 7. Even without a kids menu, both boys thoroughly enjoyed their selection - Pork Tenderloin and Chicken pasta main courses. I chose the trout, which was fantastic. Very nice atmosphere...ate outside, with heater nearby. Excellent wine menu, plus super assortment of homemade desserts. Overall, wonderful service and dinner.

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Columbus Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Everyone in the restaurant was very service oriented and friendly. Our meal was out of this world! The bison steak was perfectly prepared. This is the best restaurant in Telluride.

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