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221 South Oak

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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (Pacific St)
970 728 9507
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience all around. The food was fresh, healthy and delicious. Half the table ate from the veggie menu while others enjoyed the chicken (fantastic) and the steak (also fantastic).

Thank MElkinsCO
Golden, Colorado
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180 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had reservations for this restaurant for a month and were looking forward to our evening with friends. We had heard all wonderful things about it. Alas, it was not the night we expected. Things got off to a poor start when the host led our party of six to a table for five. Next to another large, loud table.... More 

Thank Graciel
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in what was a former small, Victorian home this is a special place. Cozy and romantic, with a creative menu, plus a vegetarian menu, master-minded by Head Chef Eliza Gavin. We enjoyed her foie gras ($25), Rocky Mountain trout ($36), and elk osso bucco ($37). Staff was as excellent as the food, offering knowledgeable suggestions in a relaxed manner.

Thank PacePace
Telluride, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's my favorite restaurant in Telluride. A great intimate atmosphere in an charming converted home. But the food and wine is why I go there. Everything I have ever tasted has been outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

Thank ctpseven
Fort Collins, Colorado
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231 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the area once a year and eat here our final night. Last year's (2015) meal and service was poor. Saturday's dinner redeemed them. Cynthia was our server and she was outstanding from initial greeting to processing the check, and she was quite personable - could not ask for better service! The food was excellent. My wife had... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, many menu choices. Some folks couldn't eat one thing or another and the server cheerfully offered suggestions & made substitutions as necessary. There's also a completely vegetarian menu, but no one told us that until we were in the midst of ordering. One has to ask for it - and then there are lots more choices there, too!

Thank Bs R
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of us loved our entrees and - a big plus - they have an entire vegetarian menu. They have lovely outside dining but we ate in since it was raining. My only knock on this place is that the tables are crowded together. But it's still worth a visit.

Thank 771bill
Miramar Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seated promptly, varied menue and great service. Tenderloin and trout did not disappoint. Be sure to make reservations.

Thank 880skip
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we are here 1 of our 3 nights in Telluride. Overall the food was pretty good and they had an OK wine list. That being said, it was the most expensive meal all weekend and yet the worst of the 3. Not bad but the others were better. The wine list was disappointing and the service was a bit... More 

Thank Michael B
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a delicious meal on the back patio. The cocktails were fabulous and we finished dinner with the absolutely decadent pecan pie.

Thank Cara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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: 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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