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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can only have one meal in Telluride this is the place. The meals are exquisitely designed to take advantage of the freshest ingredients possible and they are imaginative and extraordinary. Add an extensive wine list, a wonderful cocktail list, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere and you can't possibly miss. Wonderful for celebrations, a bit pricy otherwise.

Thank EricaMcD_7405
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family of four for Christmas Eve day dinner. The food was truly excellent, service some of the best I have experienced. I would highly recommend and go again. Kids loved their food too. Just make sure to reserve ahead.

1 Thank 101Umpalumpas
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After you've run from Ouray to Telluride, you deserve to treat yourself to a fancy meal of excellent meats, savory apps, and delicious wine. Best meal I've had in Telluride.

Thank Jason H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I has Sunday brunch at 221 and it was amazing! New Orleans inspired menu. Very fresh and full of flavors! We wanted to go back for dinner the same day!

Thank Tracey R
Telluride, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He loves the mac and cheese and I can have a nice salad whilst sitting outside. The prices are good for a quickly good meal.

Thank Annette P
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite dining experience of our week in Telluride. 221 South Oak's menu offered many interesting selections which made ordering a welcomed challenge. The wait staff was wait personable, professional and offered fun background on how certain dishes evolved. Always impressive is getting 5 steaming hot entrees deliciously and beautifully prepared on the table at the same time.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even during the hustle and bustle of film fest 221 still delivers the consistently delicious food and great service. Some of the best, pork belly was oh so good, not like most I've had but unique and heavenly. The fried green tomatoes were also well received . The bison was perfect. So flavorful and tender. The scallops were perfectly cooked.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early and were immediately seat at an outside table as requested. The partner ordered a half bottle of a merlot and she found it with a peasant flavor. She had the heirloom tomatoes and was kind enought to share she also had the superb seasoned Colorado bass all of which she declared delicious.I had the Angus steak they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were here for our anniversary dinner. First time here. The hostess appeared unprepared for our visit. Another gentleman appeared and he said to kindly wait at the bar while they prepared a table. (We had made reservations.). The bartender was working a small group of customers but did not greet us initially or take our orders... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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