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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Montrose, Colorado
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 husband had the wild boar. The menu had really great choices and there wasn't a... More 

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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
The Woodlands, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
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286 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 house so once the tables fill up it can be quite loud. Reservations a must!... More 

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Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
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229 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and me wanted to have a special dinner farewell of out trip to Telluride and the concierge at the Fairmont recommended this small restaurant and we were really surprised by the quality and taste of the food and wine served at this place Service was quite friendly and attentive at all times and so were other guest there... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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212 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This could probably be my favorite restaurant in Telluride under different circumstances. Reservations were for 8 people at 815p. Weren't seated until almost 9 and then at a bizarre round and square table pushed together. We were never offered a cocktail or glass of wine while we waited... I found that strange! Then, we had to insist we be seated... More 

1 Thank Cardine09
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable evening after a dismissive entry. Bison and trout were both really tasty. Loved the quail appetizer. Brussel sprout salad didn't work for us. Waiter was great, let us enjoy at our own pace.

1 Thank stevesaye
Hamilton, Bermuda
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

221 South Oak was buzzing when we arrived at 8:30pm. We were quickly show to our table in the window and given the menu and a description of the specials. Two staples on the menu worth mentioning (and eating) are the Duo of Soups (change daily) and Elisa's Sausage plate which are both excellent. I tend to order dishes that... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Highly recommend this fabulous restaurant in Telluride. Had an excellent meal, met the chef. She used to live in Paris. This is where I live and chatted about that. Food worth it.

Thank VirginiaTParis
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We dined at 221 a year ago and we were so excited to receive a gift certificate from family to dine there again. We made our reservation weeks in advance (hard to get into) and showed up at the designated time. Apparently 221 believes itself to now be a doctor's office because we were told it would be a wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?