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“Great Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 221 South Oak

221 South Oak
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
970 728 9507
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Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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.
New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Went for dinner on a Wednesday night which is Mussels and Martinis night. Was very excited expecting an array of different types of mussel dishes but was disappointed to know that they only offer one. Mussels and Martini nights is get one martini and one order or mussels or calamari for $15.00. Not a bad deal but was expecting more variety. Dinner was excellent but desserts could be improved.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Second time is a charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had a wonderful experience the first time. Chose to dine alfresco on the back patio during mild June night. Both my husband and I were very satisfied with the seafood choices. Mouth watering dishes and great service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Imaginative Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

221 South Oak offered a very imaginative and inventive menu. For the most part we enjoyed the food, but a couple of dishes fell short in either the portion or taste department. Fig and rabbit tortellini appetizer was delicious, but $10 for three little nickel sized tortellini left us a little stung. Chorizo dusted pork tenderloin sounded delicious, but turned out bland and salty. More successful dishes were striped bass with corn and bacon pipade and lamb chop with radish tomato salsa dishes. Watermelon salad with fired onions was an unusual treat that I liked but others not as much. Cherry bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream was a big hit. We dined on their rear outdoor patio which was pleasant but it got a little cold as the evening went on. That dinner here was a hit or miss experience for us left us a bit disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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“2 for 1 tuesdays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

excellent food and great drinks, seating in side or out. seafood and steaks are excellent.best prices in town on Tuesday 2 for I. make a reservation fills up fast.restaurant is at the base of the gondola in telluride

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Houston, Tx
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40 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Best in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The cuisine is outstanding. On a pretty night the patio is the place to be. Our fish was as good as we have had in any major city, not inexpensive but compared to NYC etc it is more than reasonable. Leave room for desert.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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