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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.allredsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (970) 728-7474
  • 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: Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (970) 728-7474

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Superb view and atmosphere as well as food and service. This was a highlight to our trip to Telluride. Absolutely fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The San Juan Mt. range is awesome. This is at the top of the mountain, accessed by gondola. Beautiful, ask for a window seat."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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.!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Overall, this restaurant is beautiful, with good food. Unfortunately for us, there was a rather large party that was definitely on their way to being completely drunk, so the more they drank the louder they got. And when they started throwing food, the manager should have stepped in. I have a feeling they were regulars and were spending alot of money, so they weren't reminded that there were other patrons in the restaurant. Next time, please "get a room"...literally a separate room for large parties!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service and the best view you will find."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have to say , service , food , were all good ...not memorable . Nothing was wrong ....... Rack of Lamb was ok , but not special . maybe I have heard such good about this restaurant , it was hard to live up to ."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have been coming here yearly for 15 years. Food is consistantly excellent! Ambience is romantic, views are amazing. Mario, General Manager, always greets us with a smile at the door and checks on us during our meal, as he does with everyone. He is a major improvement to the Restaurant. Servers were friendly and fast. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Beautiful place with spectacular views. I would say it's worth it for the views alone. However, the (expensive) food was average at best. The hummus appetizer was tasteless, the elk loin was overdone and a bit dry (unacceptable for a $42 item) and the house made sorbet was nothing special (the coconut was in fact bitter and inedible). Service was also just fair. In fact, staff kept kicking my chair in the tight space we had, and no one apologized or offered to move our table a bit. We did that ourselves. This was a one-time place for me. I wouldn't return, except perhaps to the bar."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Allreds is a great spot, great food, professional service and amazing views"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and will likely go every time we visit Telluride as it is such a special experience all the way around. That said, the wine list is way overpriced. We could not find a decent Cab for less than $160 a bottle. We opted for a Syrah as we were able to find a bottle that was a (relative) value."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We go to Allred's almost every time we visit Telluride. This visit was the first time we visited before sundown, because of the busy spring break scheduling, the view looking over the town of Telluride was gorgeous! The food just keeps getting better and the cocktails from the bar were generous and very tasty."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Allreds provided an excellent venue for a romantic birthday dinner for me and my husband. The salmon dish was perfectly prepared with a delicate mix if spinach and baby corn in broth as a bed. My husbands steak was divine served with mashed potatoes and shredded Brussels sprouts. The creme brûlée was shared by us even tho we both wanted to devour the whole thing! The wine list is excellent but over priced. That would be my only complaint. It prevented us from sharing a bottle. I believe the food, while pricey is a good value. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Service was rushed. Wine list was ridiculously overpriced. It made a 3 star Michelin restaurant in Paris look like a good value."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great dinner on vacation. I ordered the elk loin - amazing! Wait staff was great."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Usually a "must-do" on the restaurant list when I visit Telluride, this was the first disappointing experience I've ever had there. It's still unclear what caused it, but the service was terrible. Perhaps they were short-staffed, which happens in all service industries, but this was really over the top. What could have made this better was any form of apology or at least acknowledgement of the extremely slow service, which never came from any of the 3-4 employees we interacted directly with over the course of the experience. In any neighborhood restaurant, we would've gotten a dessert or something "comp'd" for such service. Allred's may have lost a long-term client on this trip."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Allreds is a must-have spot for us every year we come to Telluride. They never let us down!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The highlights for us besides the view were the crab cakes, the black cod and the elk. The service was ok but not great. The hostess needs to smile! We noticed that there was slipper service but only at the end of dinner when we were getting our coats. We were not informed before dinner. Not sure how that works there but it would have been great! The view is one of the best in the world!!! Especially as the sun goes down and the lights of telluride come alive. Piano player was great. We will come back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Allred's is a perennial favorite and the food and ambience are outstanding. We were a little surprised at the pacing of the meal feeling rather rushed when we were served our entire meal in less than an hour."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Located at the top of the gondola in-between Telluride and the Mountain Village. Just hop off the gondola at the first stop and you're there. Absolutely stunning views!! "Woww!!" was all we could say. Go for an apres ski cocktail. There's a cozy fireplace in the bar with 2 couches for a small group. All tables have a great view but of course the window seats are the best. Go early, it fills up fast. The restaurant is top notch also with stellar service and 5 star food. Be ready for the 5 star price. Worth every penny in our estimation, even though we were getting a bit tired of the She-She food in Telluride."
    Dined on 2/24/2014