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221 South Oak

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221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 (Pacific St)
+1 970-728-9507
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really liked my dining experience here. To start, the atmosphere is utterly charming - a converted small house. Full - reservations were definitely necessary! - but not cramped. Many appetizer specials offered - we chose the salmon tartare, which was delicious. I had the scallops, which were fine, but the real bonus was the kombucha squash puree - SO delicious.... More 

Thank Mariettamom713
Seattle, Washington
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This must be a nice place that everyone knows about because we tried to get reservations and they were all booked up for the week we were there. We did have a nice meal at the bar. I watched the bartender do his thing. Not that knowledgeable on how to mix up a nice drink.

Thank Edmund1020
Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the 2nd table to arrive for dinner due to us only being able to reserve a table at 5:45. However, the tables seated after us all had the specials explained and their food orders taken before us. We also received bread after them and the waitress, who had explained the types of bread to the other tables, tried... More 

Thank ahh_gigi
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was awesome, elk was cooked perfectly, great mixed drinks, service, homey feeling, right by the gondola in town

Thank Tarheels111
Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the favorite place my husband and I went for dinner. The menu has local options, we had one of the meat dishes and the trout, both were superb! And for what we got, the price wasn't bad at all. Good wine/drink menu as well. And the ambience Is cute.

Thank BrettNicole1104
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A menu that made choosing difficult! We had the foie gras app - a unique plating that was amazing! Scallop dinner was also our favorite. Dessert was a bit of a let down.....we may just have been too full to enjoy!

Thank LindaJSN
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried about visiting this location after reading some of the reviews, but it was the best meal we have had in Telluride(and we have been to most of the top rated ones)! Patti was our server, and unlike previous reviews she was very attentive, friendly, and fabulous! We started with the fashionable cocktail and the greentini...both were great!... More 

Thank pedolady
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute little old house restaurant off the gondola. Wine was marked up seven times. And the serving staff was uneducated and not very attentive. We kind of felt like we were in a truck stop The chef does a great job with his presentation. Scallops and duck were very good.

1 Thank Janell J
Gallup, New Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorites. Great Sunday AM brunch with good Bloody Marys. Food changes seasonally. Always go for the chefs special, you'll never go wrong. Fusion food. Unusual combinations that are so tasty. Good portions but not over sized. Same room for dessert.

1 Thank colleenmarchand
West Fork, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu at 221 South Oak is original and works well. Our party was pleased and very impressed. Everything was fresh and carefully selected to to encourage culinary delight. We would definitely eat there again! They also offer classes. I didn't attend but a member of family did and said that she learned alot!

Thank primaveragarden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
    (Pacific St)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-9507
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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