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221 South Oak

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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (Pacific St)
+1 970-728-9507
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were the 2nd table to arrive for dinner due to us only being able to reserve a table at 5:45. However, the tables seated after us all had the specials explained and their food orders taken before us. We also received bread after them and the waitress, who had explained the types of bread to the other tables, tried... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

everything was awesome, elk was cooked perfectly, great mixed drinks, service, homey feeling, right by the gondola in town

Thank Tarheels111
Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the favorite place my husband and I went for dinner. The menu has local options, we had one of the meat dishes and the trout, both were superb! And for what we got, the price wasn't bad at all. Good wine/drink menu as well. And the ambience Is cute.

Thank BrettNicole1104
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A menu that made choosing difficult! We had the foie gras app - a unique plating that was amazing! Scallop dinner was also our favorite. Dessert was a bit of a let down.....we may just have been too full to enjoy!

Thank LindaJSN
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was worried about visiting this location after reading some of the reviews, but it was the best meal we have had in Telluride(and we have been to most of the top rated ones)! Patti was our server, and unlike previous reviews she was very attentive, friendly, and fabulous! We started with the fashionable cocktail and the greentini...both were great!... More 

Thank pedolady
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute little old house restaurant off the gondola. Wine was marked up seven times. And the serving staff was uneducated and not very attentive. We kind of felt like we were in a truck stop The chef does a great job with his presentation. Scallops and duck were very good.

1 Thank Janell J
Gallup, New Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorites. Great Sunday AM brunch with good Bloody Marys. Food changes seasonally. Always go for the chefs special, you'll never go wrong. Fusion food. Unusual combinations that are so tasty. Good portions but not over sized. Same room for dessert.

1 Thank colleenmarchand
West Fork, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu at 221 South Oak is original and works well. Our party was pleased and very impressed. Everything was fresh and carefully selected to to encourage culinary delight. We would definitely eat there again! They also offer classes. I didn't attend but a member of family did and said that she learned alot!

Thank primaveragarden
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will have a pleasant evening in an atmosphere that allows for conversation. The food is good, not great but good. Cocktails are good. Wine list is OK, not great but certainly not mediocre. Our negative was relative to serving staff who just wanted to "hurry, hurry" our table of 6.

1 Thank BHHCalifornia
Durango, Colorado, USA
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant and the specialty of Elk is outstanding. The chef has been on Top Chef (Seattle) and it shows that she is one of the country's best chefs!

Thank Marym1461

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
    (Pacific St)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9507
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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