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“Quaint & Fantastic!” 5 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 #1 of 67 Restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Quaint & Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

With only about 12 tables in the restaurant, the food is fantastic! Had the salmon and it was amazingly fresh. The Elk Ribeye looked great and received fantastic compliments as well!! Don't miss an evening here!

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Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Romantic anniversary dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We loved the small , intimate setting the 221 provides. The food was good and the service excellent. They had a huge wine list. We loved the watermelon salad. I've had better food but theirs was acceptable.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Artisan Food in a Romantic Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great place for foodies, lovers and close friends. The food is excellent (if sometimes over-ambitious), service friendly and ambiance romantic and intimate. Great place for a special meal.

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Diamond Bar
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“So good we ate there twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

On Tuesday they got a great 2 for 1 entrée special. On Wednesday they have a great happy hour specials that last the entire night. Both meals were delicious, well prepared and interesting.

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Ogden, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We walked to this restaurant three times before we hit it when it was open. We really just wanted to have Sunday Brunch there but the Sunday that we were in town, they were closed for Sunday Brunch for some reason. The ambience is nice. The food was good but I don't know if it was good enough to demand the prices that were asked. I had the Ski in Ski Stout Marinated Bison New York Strip Haricots Vert, Mushrooms and Pecans with Sweet Potato Mash and Huckleberry Port Reduction for $37
Now don't get me wrong, I have eaten at some fine restaurants in my life and I don't mind spending good money for a fine meal on occasion, but if I'm spending that much money on a plate it should be perfect! Despite the artistic presentation, the huckleberry port reduction overpowered the whole dish. On a positive note, the beet salad with arugula and goat cheese was delicious and the Cherry Bread Pudding Pecan Streusel, Cinnamon Ice Cream and Candied Ginger (I think ours was blueberry) was very good as well.
Long story short, it was a nice experience but given that the food doesn't match up to the prices, I wouldn't eat there again.

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