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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike most of the casual restaurants in Telluride, this was a fine dining experience. My husband and I both had wonderful dinners. I had the trout and it was excellent. We also had the fried green tomatoes which were better then the ones we have...had in Charleston. Our server, Trang, was exceptional. Do not miss this wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

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Reviewed August 17, 2021

This was our second visit to 221 ... and again we were almost overwhelmed by the delightful menu which makes the decision for your food as difficult as almost nowhere else. Almost every dish sounds like a delight ... and when the food comes you...are again in heaven ... as it relates to presentation, texture, taste and overall enjoyment of every course. No matter if you pick from the "regular" menu or the vegetarian menu. Every dish we had was again just superb. A clear "not to be missed" in Telluride and vicinity.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit on 9/17/21 which began with beverages at the bar with Ashley. We were served an excellent meal by Dan. We were so impressed, we returned the following night. Many options exist in Telluride. But this establishment is welcoming that carries from...front to back. Kudos. Well done. Go back ? Absolutely !More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words!! Eliza

Reviewed September 13, 2021

221 South Oak is a restaurant that is a refurbished house. It has beautiful artwork on the walls and the artwork completely enhanced the wonderful ambiance of this restaurant. There is a nice bar to your left as you walk in if you wish to...wait there prior to being seated. Our server was excellent and I very much enjoyed my trout and the dessert, peach crisp was so delicious with fresh peaches. We hope to be back in this area and would definitely dine again at 221 South Oak!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed August 3, 2021

This place was amazing! They have a complete vegan/vegetarian menu. Each course was better than the next. Everything was so flavorful and creative. Service was great too. A must if you are in Telluride.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed July 24, 2021

This was my first visit to this restaurant (we actually wanted to go to Allred's again but they were booked). My wife and I shared the sausage platter which was superb. Both entrees were very nicely presented and interestingly seasoned. The only, rather minor quibble...my wife had was that the 'Rocky Mountain Trout' that she had ordered was not at all what she expected. It looked and tasted very much like a farmed steelhead, and when we asked the waiter, he confirmed that it was a fish from a farm in Idaho. Mind you, it was well-prepared and very tasty but the label Rocky Mountain Trout seems misleading. If I could I would subtract a half star but it is either zero or one.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Best food we had in Telluride. Everything was amazing. Probably the best trout I ever had. My wife (who often doesn’t like trout) even loved it. Salmon entree was also great. Can’t recommend enough

Date of visit: July 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed June 21, 2021

221 South Oak was a wonderful experience. I had the foie gras and bison short ribs. Both were beautiful presentations, tasted amazing, and cooked to perfection. The bison was melt in your mouth tender and went perfectly with the corn, blueberry, sweet potato ragout. The...truffle with the foie gras was what made the appetizer just right and oh so palatable - perfect combination with the sauce reduction. I will definitely return on my next visit to Telluride!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed June 2, 2021

I don't think I qualify as a snob aka Frasier and Niles Crane in the TV comedy series Frasier. But I must admit that while traveling from one end of the country to the other, I always compare restaurants with my hometown of Chicago. Is...this restaurant good enough to open on Rush Street? Is this thin crust pizza comparable to Bella Luna? Well, 221 South Oak in Telluride, Colorado, doesn't take a backseat to anyone. My wife and I have experienced chef Eliza Gavin's culinary magic on two occasions in recent years and always have left with raving reviews. Open from 5 to 9:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10 to 1 and 5 to 9:30 on Sunday, 221 South Oak always attracts a loyal and admiring crowd of locals and tourists from this popular ski resort. We started with Eliza's sausage plate featuring five house-made sausages and a salad with romaine lettuce, white anchovy, tapioca fritter, parmigiano reggiono and roasted cherry tomato. For an entree, my wife chose organic salmon with lime coulis, black rice, green tomato, sweet potato, roasted radishes and pea puree. I opted for one of the house specialties, Rocky Mountain trout with a duo of ravioli, fried capers, brown butter and micro greens. Two other highly recommended items on the menu are grilled Elk chop and bone-in Buffalo ribeye. Dessert was a special treat, pumpkin and butterscotch custard pie. And lots of it. Eliza's pride and joy is a short walk from downtown with views of the surrounding mountains.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

Reviewed March 26, 2021 via mobile

The Ahi tuna appetizer was fresh and well prepared. The Rocky Mountain trout was cooked perfectly and the two accompanying raviolis were amazing. Chef was on Top Chef and does extraordinary dishes they rotate seasonally. Our server, Trang P, was super friendly. Restaurant is small...but has a tent in back for social distancing dining.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

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221 South Oak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5