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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (51 reviews)
“pecan pie” (9 reviews)
“wild boar” (8 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After a full day of skiing decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal in downtown Telluride. Loved this venue! Old home converted to restaurant. Lots of colorful artwork on the walls. Intimate and cozy. Extensive, creative menu. Friendly staff.

Thank alyson w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my birthday, order Tenderloin of Wild Boar, it sounded great and I had never eaten Boar. One-third of the way through the meal, I realized something was off. I called the server over, to discuss it. She looked at my meal, she looked...More

Thank Courtenay D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice people. Good food. Small— so get a reservation in advance. We had a few hiccups last night. Wrong appetizer and redo wasn’t correct either. My salad was just average.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best to reserve a table as this is a popular place. Fabulous food and service. A real stand out in Telluride.

Thank 00sunshine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere at 221 South Oak is warm and quaint. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a smile, despite showing up close to closing time due to circumstances out of our control. The Rocky Mountain trout was to die for. 10/10 would come...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends to eat and drink after skiing. It’s such a fun atmosphere, with a large bar and tons of TVs to watch games. We ended up hanging out all afternoon. Definitely a great place to go because the prices are extremely reasonable!

Thank lvlivingston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting to dine vegetarian, but looking at the extensive veggie menu, I dove in and wasn't disappointed. Tired the squash chips (like onion rings) with pomegranate catsup and brandy braised Brussels' sprouts ($14). So good! The art adorning the walls of this cozy...More

Thank suegcollins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small and cozy. But the most important thing is the food. The best filet mignon and Telluride. Great prices lovely service in quaint old house. The chef is the owner and she takes great pride in the quality of her food.

Thank Diego V
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The thing that bedevils most restaurants is their “ reputation “. This was recommended to us as one of Telluride’s best dining experiences. So that is is what we expected. Instead we got the following : House bread as sweet as cake ; Renee had...More

Thank derekcarstens
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a week in Telluride. Daily focus on skiing. There are a number of excellent restaurants we tried. I felt that this small restaurant in a modest structure very close to the gondola base was the best. All of Telluride focuses on delivering a...More

Thank onconc
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Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
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Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from moniqe2011 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
Johnnie M
2 March 2017|
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Response from EricaMcD_7405 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. You will have to directly call the restaurant. They do take parties of six but they control when.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
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: +1 970-728-9507
  • E-mail
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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