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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, 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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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
Always a great choice....

When I visit Telluride, I love to come to 224 for dinner. This was my first time sitting outside which was lovely, but we wished the heating lamp worked. The meal was delicious and we enjoyed the fresh foods of the season such as fried green tomatoes! Our waiter had a waiter in training with him... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Oyster Bay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When I visit Telluride, I love to come to 224 for dinner. This was my first time sitting outside which was lovely, but we wished the heating lamp worked. The meal was delicious and we enjoyed the fresh foods of the season such as fried green tomatoes! Our waiter had a waiter in training with him which was fine until... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This chef is just phoning it in, from the 6 different green sauces ( the server could even tell us all of them because "they all look the same") to the apptizers that are plated idencally by completely different (foie gras and green tomatoes were exactly the same set, raddish, mistery green sauce, shredded fried sweet potato.) Chicken dish was... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've eaten at 221 two times in as many years and we reserved a table for our anniversary (a Wednesday, not July 4 weekend), as the experience the first two times was superb. Not so this time. The service was incredibly slow; we were among the first diners at 6 PM (they open at 5). The wait staff (Justin) was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sat outside in the front of restaurant where we could view and people watch. The apps and dinners we chose were very very good and of the highest quality! Highly recommend it!

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Ophir, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always a good meal. A little pricey, but worth it. They have a completely separate menu for vegetarian items and can do vegan too. Be sure to check it out as there are some really nice things on that menu as well!

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were running a bit late but arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes before the last reservation for the evening. Having worked in the restaurant industry, I understand that the last table of the night can be trying on the waiters and the chef. That said, as soon as we arrived, we were rushed through our dinner at a pace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I ate here my last night in Telluride, and I got the venison Osso Buco. It could not have been more tender and delectable. The sweet potato mash complemented the venison perfectly, and the haricot vert was just as enjoyable. Everyone from my family got something different, and no one had anything but great things to say about their meals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We left the kids behind in the condo and went out for an adult meal. Delicious veg dinner in quiet setting. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Service is a huge part of the restaurant experience. Sad to say but they were understaffed for a busy night. Food was ok. Small portions for the price. Presentation was lacking on our entrees. I had the Elf Ossobuco and my wife had the seared Tuna with red wine poached rice noodles. Food was not good enough to take the... More 

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Golden, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had it enjoyable meal, but did not live up to its reputation as the best restaurant in Telluride. I don't like it when the dining room smells of the kitchen , They need better ventilation. I had the wild boar loin which was delicious and cooked perfectly, but it sat on a lackluster bed of beans and vegetables.our server was... 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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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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