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221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-9507
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my adult daughter's birthday, and she wanted to eat dinner there. But not after checking the menu and the prices.

Thank dolebludger
Eliza g, Owner at 221 South Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sir, Although I appreciate your candor about our prices, I feel you may have given us a poor review without entering the building. I urge you to reconsider. Thank you, Eliza

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

221 South Oak has been a favorite dinner restaurant of ours for years but this was our first experience with their Sunday brunch. The menu options reflected the creativity seen at dinner but most were not replays of dinner. For drinkers, the "bloody verde" was...More

Thank grasshopper_mo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One big perk is their separate, expansive vegetarian menu. The food was good. Great wine list. Expensive as you would expect from an more upscale restaurant...I think it is a tad-bit overpriced for the quality of the food

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal at 221 South Oak during a recent visit to Telluride. We passed by during Sunday Brunch and there were a number of people waiting, so we made a dinner reservation for that night. The restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated; there...More

Thank Maddie2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, nice ambience, great cocktails, and wonderful menus for both vegetarians and not. Definitely try the fashionable cocktail, the chef's ravioli, and the panna cotta.

Thank vincents1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great menu with fantastic selections. It is a carnivores dream. Everyone selected a different item and we all had a taste. Can't wait to go back.

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back in Telluride for another break and we had to eat at 221 again. It was at least as good as our first meal here two years ago. We started with braised octopus and it was out of this world, perfectly seasoned and tender to...More

Thank atljpb
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Located near the gondola base, 221 S. Oak has a peaceful back patio as well as some tables by the front sidewalk. The interior also has a pleasing ambience. During our latest dinner at 221, we sat at a table by an open bay window...More

Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Here in an incredible valley there is a unfortunate lack of really decent food. 221 Oak reconfirms the rather limited food options in this spectacular setting. Perhaps the natural beauty has led food establishments to rely heavily on the high altitude and beautiful scenery to...More

Thank glrothman
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Our neighbor never made it for dinner since a private affair was going on. They heard it was suppose to be one of the best restaurants in the area and they were right. The service, thanks to Rachael, was great. The food was top notch...More

Thank luv2bgone_2
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Questions & Answers
Louise S
7 April 2017|
Response from Eliza g | Property representative |
Eliza Gavin
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
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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