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“Great food and service”
Review of 221 South Oak

221 South Oak
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Ranked #5 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday night. Made reservations thru open table to make sure to have a confirmed reservation. Service, drinks and food were all excellent. Our server explained the specials for the night and went over the menu at length. The atmosphere was crisp and staff very professional. Sometimes hard to find in Telluride. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Anesthesia-man
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New York City, New York
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A must for foodies”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The food is really creative with lots of Colorado dishes such as Elk and Bisson. The soup special is actually 2 soups split in a bowl. Fresh purees. Salads such as baby kale and watercress great healthy choices to start as well or the mixed homemade sausage perfect for sharing.Nice cosy house located right off the main street and the gondola so easy to get to from mountain village.

  • Visited March 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic restaurant masquerading as a House”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The there with my wife for her birthday and it lived up to our expectations! Service was top notch and the food was excellent. The cozy house really had a warm feeling about it - very welcoming.
I had the steak and it was good, but not mind-blowing. My wife had the trout and it was amazing. I have to say though, I am a steak junkie and still feel that I make the best steaks, so take that into consideration! We will be back every time we come to visit. Staff was great and they even had my Lagavulin 16 on the shelf!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank PJG4978
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Solid food with no fuss”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Excellend food and desserts. I had the scallops and duck which was fabulous and my husband had the tenderloin which was delicious. I really like the almond cake and chocolate molten cake.

Visited March 2013
Thank Matrix02
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Jindabyne, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots going on”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

The food is good, but there is always lots of flavors going on on the plate, very rich. The service has always been great, exceptional even and the atmosphere is lovely.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Mrs Bartos
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