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“Best restaurant in Telluride”
Review of 221 South Oak

221 South Oak
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Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Telluride”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great food. Ask for the vegetarian menu, too, even if you're not a full-time vegetarian. Both veggie and meat options are creative and delicious.

Visited April 2013
Thank Jenny R
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English first
Greeley, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The restaurant was very cozy and loved the atmosphere. The food was excellent. Make sure to make a reservation.

Visited May 2013
Thank Carolyn S
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Telluride, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Telluride”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I agree that 221 is the best restaurant in Telluride. We have lived in Telluride for 10+ years and when we want to go out for a nice meal or are celebrating an occasion 221 is our first choice.
The food is fresh and creative, with seasonal fruits and veggies mixed in to classic dishes. A great wine selection and a nice patio make the experience even better. The wait staff is always knowledgeable and friendly. I am a notoriously slow eater and they always time the food so that it comes out hot for both people. (my wife gets tired of watching me eat, good thing they have great cocktails to!) 221 Is the only place where we usually order dessert as well as the meal. A bit pricey but very good and worth it. After dinner, its just one block to historic main street or a free gondola ride.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Chris J
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Pueblo, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best meals”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Made a late night reservation for four without trouble. Entered and immediately experienced excellent service. Staff was friendly and inviting. Meal was pricey but worth every bit. No complaints from anyone sitting at the table. Will definitely return.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank AnjaAJ
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A fine end of ski season dinner”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lucky we were to be able to make a reservation for four at a late moment this last Friday night of the Telluride ski season. Every other table was booked.

We very much enjoyed the fish selections and the salad and starter choices. Wines by the bottle were pricey at well over twice the retail price for some nice bottles, but the selection was good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank erparf
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