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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (48 reviews)
“pecan pie” (9 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a fabulous meal there on the Saturday night of Bluegrass, and enjoyed every second of it. The menu was incredible, and everyone's entree was mouth-watering. I'd go there again in a heartbeat (and with a full wallet, of course ;-)

Thank ridgwayguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service, and atmosphere here are incredible. We have eaten brunch and dinner at 221 S Oak multiple times, and even hosted a wedding event here. The owner is super responsive and accommodating, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is some...More

Thank HamJam2660
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef did a great job accommodating gluten and dairy-free requests without losing any culinary deliciousness. Elk, lamb, trout, wild boar. All finger licking good!

Thank lalindabHolualoa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef takes care to ensure that every meal comes out perfectly. Our family was seated outside on the front terrace. The street was quiet and provided glimpses of some of the Victorian history that came before us. As for food, the carpaccio tuna, guacamole...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been trying to get to this restaurant for several years and the Colorado Vacation this year afforded us the opportunity to visit this quaint restaurant with Eliza Gavin as the renowned resident Executive Chef / Owner. This was the first night for reopening...More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the appetizers weren't our taste - the salads and entrees were quite unique and delicious. The chocolate dessert was pure decadence and not too large. Make a reservation and enjoy some colorado chic cuisine.

Thank Proseccolover73
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We've been trying to get a reservation at 221 for ages and were so excited when we managed to get in for dinner this weekend. We had a great experience, the food, atmosphere, service and drinks were all fab. I had the duck while my...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is well serviced, a really good diverse menu, friendly staff and a good wine list. The decor is not for everyone but look past it.

Thank Damian B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Will definitely return...wonderful meal and menu. It was a bit warm in there, so not terribly comfortable for awhile. Best bison ever and Rocky Mountain trout..delicious!

1  Thank SusanBQ1
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best restaurants I have been to anywhere. Great food, venison Osso Buco, expertly prepared and presented. Very good wine list as well. Service was attentive but not rushed. Worst thing I can say is that the restaurant is in a small...More

Thank Al O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Louise S
Whois current chef?
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
Eliza Gavin
Louise S
Name of your chef?)
7 April 2017|
Response from moniqe2011 | Reviewed this property |
No idea
Johnnie M
How do i reserve for 6 people instead of 2?i didnt see number choice.
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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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