Allred's Restaurant
Allred's Restaurant
  • Address:
    Gondola Station Saint Sophia c/o 565 Mountain Village BLVD
    Telluride, CO 81435
    Neighborhood:
    Telluride
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Allred's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.allredsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9707287474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Allred's opens for the 2013-2014 Winter Season Tuesday, November 26th. Open 7 days a week: Allred's Dinner Service from 5pm to 9:30pm daily. Our popular "Apres Ski" begins at 3:30pm daily in the Bar, offering All Night "happy hour" with great food and drink specials every day until 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room for up to 30 guests overlooking the Town of Telluride 1800 feet below. The private room has exceptional views and a fireplace to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 9707287474x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Top of the Gondola overlooking Telluride
  • Public Transit: Take the free Gondola to Station Saint Sophia, the midway point between Telluride and Mountain Village. Enjoy the spectacular views at 10,551 feet above sea level.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: MOUNTAIN VILLAGE: Free parking is available in the Mountain Village parking structure. Take the short gondola ride to the Mountain Village core and then take the main Gondola line up to Allred's, the midway point between Telluride and Mountain Village.

    TELLURIDE: Free parking is available in Telluride's public lot located a short distance west of the Gondola on Pacific Street and metered parking is available throughout the town. (free after 6pm and all day Sundays)
A word from Allred's Restaurant
Telluride's most unique dining experience is Allred's, where culinary excellence, exquisite views and impressive ambiance mesh to create a unique dining experience at 10,551 feet above sea level. Allred's Contemporary American cuisine is available daily for dinner throughout the winter season. The Highlights: Fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the Town of Telluride 1800 feet below. Creative American Dishes with International Overtones. A Private Dining Room for Gatherings of up to 30 Guests. An award winning wine list. Bar with great views and fireplace.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Allred's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (57)romantic (41)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (26)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (10)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a group of 8. Service was beyond excellent and the food was amazing!!! Manager went to every table and REALLY made sure people were satisfied. I was suspicious that the type of restaurant at the top of the mountain you would "pay" for the view and the food would be average. Food was excellent and prices were no more than what you would pay in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous as always
    JacksmomVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our dinner was beyond delicious and only rivaled by the breathtaking view complete with a spectacular rainbow to town. Definitely one of our favorite places in Telluride to have dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • john hand
    jhfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As per the norm the entire evening g was stellar. Highly recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this place is a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and wow - was it nice. The staff really made our evening special. And, in addition to such a beautiful location, the food and wine were just as awesome as the views. So, it really was a complete package. I might go so far as to say it was one of our best dining experiences ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening!
    annieo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived with a window table, which had a to-die-for view of Telluride and the valley below. The service couldn't have been better and everyone in our party of four thought their meal was wonderful. One in our group said it was the best meal he had in Telluride. The general manager came by our table to greet us and visited with us about his home country of Italy. He also made a point of stopping to tell us goodbye when we left. The wine was delicious and the wait-staff was attentive, but not hovering. We thought Allred's might be very pricey because of the fantastic view, but price-wise it was about on par with most restaurants in Telluride. Highly, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a terrific experience!! Food, service and wine were all terrific! Enjoy this mountain tip experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Do not miss this outstanding restaurant while in Telluride. The views are spectacular! Ask for a window table. The gondola drops you off right at the door. We had the black cod and the salmon and both were outstanding. Also has a great bar with views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, snobby wine list
    TexasBob
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great and the wait staff very good. The wine list for a casual evening is very limited or you are into very expensive wines. Plenty of expensive wines for special occasions, not much for an evening out. Sommelier was curt and disinterested when we suggested that we may order by the glass since we had four different tastes in wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the top
    Etnokc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was an outstanding experience. Our meal was perfect, elk loin cooked to perfection, this restaurant is on top of telluride valley and on top of our list of best of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    if your ever in telluride, put this on your must do list. unmatched scenery, service and food make for a perfect evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this food experience!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of a few restaurants that was excellent from start to finish. Loved appetizer, main course and dessert. Everything was prepared to order with fresh ingredients that were exciting to the palate as well as a delight to the eye. The view was spectacular and the food only enhanced the amazing evening. I would truly eat here every night if it were possible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite spot in Telluride
    Luv2climb
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Wow, Fantastic find in Telluride, Table next to the window with an incredible view at 10,000 ft. The meal was worth the money and the service was impeccable! Our host, Mario, made us feel most welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice , local spot
    HelenSVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Tried Allred's for the first time. The view is beautiful, and the food was very good. However, service needs some polishing. Upon arrival, we ordered champagne. It took almost 15 minutes for us to get our drinks. Our waiter appeared overwhelmed, though the restaurant was far from full. During our entire meal, he probably only checked on us twice. For the calibar of food served here, they may want to assure their service is just as polished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely family evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    WONDERFUL ambience thanks to the exquisite live piano. Great service, very good food and wine. The menu was short, unique and in context. Very family friendly. The maitre inflexible... There were empty tables by the window the whole time we were there and he would not let our family of five move... The view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Allreds visit...
    BBBTFB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Have been many times in past, but will not jump to go back. Change in menu, hard to find something to eat, too contrived dishes; choices slim; some items taken off the menu: veal dish, salmon... prices went WAY up (lamb $49???) Wine list over the top expensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience in telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Allred's has never disappointed us. It has the best combination of food, service and ambience of any restaurant in Telluride. I might give the food at 221 a slight edge, but no one can beat the room, the view, and the service you find at Allred's. The impressive wine list has been greatly expanded since the winter, adding a number of bottles in the $50-$100 range, as well as some amazing wines if you're in the mood to spend 4 figures on a bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allreds for Mark and Debbie july 4
    CajunTelluridians
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Julie, Mario and Brent did and excellent job and we thank them for a beautiful meal that was excellent. Service was excellent and never hurried. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allred's is Outstanding.
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Superb view and atmosphere as well as food and service. This was a highlight to our trip to Telluride. Absolutely fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    hard2please
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Mario continues to make sure everyone is happy. Service was great...Food tasty...and who can improve on that view?? Another wonderful evening in Telluride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great view bad bar
    SporaskyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We went for dinner. Table by window and views are spectacular. An hour later we were still on cocktails. Martinis sent back once and then right. But delay was fine as we were in no hurry. Entrees were fine though not overwhelming. However my wife ordered a glass of wine and was brought the wrong one but given the problems with drinks we just let it go. Prices were steep. Server was somewhat flakey but she had too many tables. As with most ski areas it's hard to staff in the summer. Overall not bad and given that we were in no rush to leave it was fine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allred's Review
    TellDiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This restaurant is not as good as it used to be. Previously, the restaurant had a number of different steak dishes, as well as some interesting game dishes. The menu has been pared down to about 6-8 entrees now. They only have a small 8 oz tenderloin selection, and no game selection to speak of. They were out of the pork chop. It is simply not a good option for meat lovers. The service when we were there was poor. The waiters seemed overmatched, even though there were a number of empty tables. Perhaps they need to hire more wait staff to help. Overall, it feels as if Allreds is simply catering to one-time tourists who come for the view, rather than trying to be a leader in the Telluride dining market.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, so-so service.
    DiningDinksVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went here on a recent trip to Telluride and were pretty disappointed in our experience. Overall, the food was good but the service was extremely lacking. I believe what happened is that our waiter got overwhelmed by a large table that came in and it changed his entire personality. We felt ignored and a bother. I think we would definitely go back for drinks since it is such a nice view, but we don't plan on eating a big dinner there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was mediocre
    hadhigherexpectations
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The service was not great. The waiter started off by telling us how busy he was and the restaurant only had about 10 tables seated. We ordered wine and was expecting the sommelier to come over and talk to us about the extensive wine list. We noticed that our waiter asked him twice to come over and talk to us, but he seemed to ignore us. We chose to have the house wine made by the sommelier, when it arrived it was not good. It was so overwhelming with alcohol taste that there was nothing else you could taste in the wine. Once we let the waiter know that we could not drink the wine, the sommelier came over and apologized and brought us another type of wine in glasses. The good thing was we did not have to pay for the bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stunning
    CAB58
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The view from the window is stunning. Looking out over Telluride from top of a peak. The service was very good and for my taste spot on. Good recommendations, good knowledge and just the right amount of service. The food was very good also. Fish done perfect - I had wild Halibut. My wife had chicken. It was the most moist chicken we have ever had at a restaurant. Dessert was cherries jubilee done very well. The cost was 50 to 60 per person not counting bar tab. But you are at 10,500 feet in a resort area where access is via gondola. So recognize this as a value and save up. It is worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better food and view in the US
    TellurideFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    If you request a window seat you overlook the twinkling town of telluride 1/2 mile below. Food is great and service team led by Mario is surpassed only by the breathtaking views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    erinVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a magnificent experience all around at Allreds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A view
    gastro
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The San Juan Mt. range is awesome. This is at the top of the mountain, accessed by gondola. Beautiful, ask for a window seat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Allred's is a Must Do!
    OnceinaLifetimeExperienceVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Telluride, and one of our favorites in the world! The view is unparalleled, and the food and service provided by GM Mario and his team are impeccable! Prices are reasonable for their excellent fare; on one visit we enjoyed a prix fixe menu at $33 for entree and dessert.!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Allred's is like no other restaurant in the world. It sits at an elevation of 1050 feet overlooking beautiful downtown Telluride, Colorado. At sunset, the scene is spectacular and the lights at night are romantic. There is a vibrant happy hour in the piano bar with a Grammy award winning pianist. The food is straight forward and cooked to perfection. The service is professional but friendly. The experience is five star dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NickyVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Nothing beats the view of Telluride from the windows of this restaurant. I wanted to stay forever, just to grasp the beauty of the area. The food was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Topsy
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    would be nice to have more gluten-free stuff on the menu. Chef accommodated us, but it took a lot of going back and forth with the waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    JRVise
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This restaurant is the best in Telluride. Incredible views. Exceptional service and wine list. This is where the stars go. Very expensive, but for special occasions you will not find a better setting or dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 431 reviews are from the Allred's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Breathtaking
    SDavidson
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We went to Telluride on our honeymoon, and had dinner here, our first night. WE loved it so much, we came back again 3 nights later! The food was great. The moscow mules were yummy as well. Our service was perfect. They brought us dessert and champagne on the house the first night! Truffle Fries were good :) Can't wait for the next visit!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Allreds
    Happy
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The views are spectacular, the ambience and menu selection is fantastic. We always make it a point to have dinner at Allreds when we are in town and definitely meet for apres ski at least once or twice as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience a surprising miss
    allready
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Living in Telluride for about 18 months now, I'd long intended to go to Allred's. The views were supposed to be amazing. My mistake may have been to go at night: there were no views, and the harsh overhead lights in a dining hall atmosphere ruined any ambience. There was nothing romantic or cozy or otherwise aesthetically pleasing about the lighting, which was more reminiscent of a cafeteria than an expensive restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our best meals in Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Want to first compliment Open Table for having relationships with some of the best proprietors and venues and for delivering their services. The ability to provide details on special needs in advance is why we utilize the service so much due to Spouse's severe food allergies. Allred's was able to accommodate a gluten and melon allergy and ensured our special occasion was worry-free. The scenery, ambience, and food selection were fantastic. The quality of the food was also top notch. We had our young kids with us but that didn't prevent Allred's from seating us in the picture window to celebrate a birthday. If you're in Telluride, try Allred's for the experience and we're sure you'll return for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Outstanding food and service and the best view you will find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Fred
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Menu offered breadth... Something for everyone. All meals were excellent... Our group ordered the elk, salmon, veal, and lamb chops. Would return readily. Outstanding wine list with terrific navigation help from Ashley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The floor-to-ceiling windows
    annep
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of the San Juan Mountains that is unparalleled. Staff is friendly, food is delicious - I had elk medallions with mashed sweet potatoes - there is a nice of choice of specialty cocktails, wines and local beers. It was a great way to end a perfect ski week in Telluride!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allfred's truly is all that
    Nancy
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Allfred's truly is all that we read about it earlier. It is a place for special occasions especially if you get to sit at the windows and look down over the town. It is worth eating at 5:30
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate