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“Fabulous food!”
Review of 221 South Oak

221 South Oak
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Ranked #4 of 70 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This restaurant is pricey, but their inventive menu is well worth it! They graciously replaced my overcooked Elk Chop with a perfectly prepared chop that became not only dinner, but our snack on the trip home.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We booked a reservation at 221 South Oak based on its rating as the #1 restaurant in Telluride. The food, in our opinion, was average. All of the dishes combined many different flavors/spices and were served with heavy sauces and cheeses that were just overpowering. Go to Allred's instead.

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Thank jgs5855
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

221 South Oak is one of the best restaurants we have ever gone to. Their food and service makes for a very special and delightful meal. We come to Telluride every July and look forward to dinner here all year. The food is incredible! This trip, we both started with a great salad with red and golden beets, gorgonzola cheese, and maybe nuts. The taste of the salad was so good. I got the trout and my boyfriend got the flank steak. Both were so wonderful with great sides. The flank steak melted in your mouth; it was to die for. We usually don't get desert, but decide to that night, since their food was so wonderful. What a smart decision, the chocolate torte with berries and ice cream came with a heavenly dark chocolate sauce over it. It was one of the best deserts we have ever had. It was truly fantastic! We wanted to lick the plate when we were finished. Heard the owner/cook was going to sell the restaurant. I can understand why, since she obviously works very long hours to have this the "best" restaurant, but we are very sad to think that next summer she might not be the owner/cook anymore. This restaurant is well worth the money. All the food we have ever had here has been fantastic, the service is wonderful, and the atmosphere inside and on the patio is great. We truly love coming here. It is a real treat to eat here. You will enjoy coming here. Make reservations. Tuesday nights, they have some options two for one.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The food is superb and the knowledge of the servers regarding food & wine is excellent. The outdoor seating is much better, especially during nice weather.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This place is charming inside as well as out. Bartender makes incredible mixology cocktails. We had a tequila inspired one that was called Dynamo and it was. I never had trout before because its not a typical menu item where I live. It was outstanding! So is the wine list.

If you like food and bev you will like the hospitality and flavor of this spot.

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