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Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Cosmopolitan - Telluride

Cosmopolitan - Telluride Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cosmotelluride.com
  • Phone: (970) 728-1292
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday @ 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Bar: Monday - Sunday @ 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chad Scothorn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Cosmopolitan offers a 32 seat wine cellar as a private dining room. The "Tasting Cellar" is available seven days a week with 48 hours notice.
  • Private Party Contact: Alacia Gonzalez (970) 728-1292
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tasting Hour daily From 5pm-6pm with 50% off specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street
  • Public Transit: The bus and the gondola are available for free and stops in front of the Cosmopolitan.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is limited to street parking only. Parking meters are only enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A word from Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The Cosmopolitan is now home to the fresh, innovative creations of Chad Scothorn, who has received national attention and praise for his original, fresh approach to food preparation. Serving dinner nightly, this elegantly simple 80 seat restaurant is located in the newly remodeled luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Known locally as "the Cosmo", the custom cherry wood bar is the perfect place to unwind.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first trip to Cosmopolitan, and I will certainly go there again when I visit Telluride. Our group of 6 arrived for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our waitress, Kate, was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the menu, and the wine list. We had 2 wonderful wine choices. Our meals were all perfectly cooked, and delicious. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We've been going to Cosmopolitan for years and are never disappointed. Food was outstanding and service was attentive but not overbearing. We had the barbeque salmon and were blown away by the combination of flavors. I would recommend a stop here whenever you are in town. A bonus is that it is right across from the gondola, so very convenient if you are staying in Mountain Village."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints and is a go to spot each year on our Telluride vacation."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " We come to Telluride at least 4 times a year, every time we dine at the Cosmopolitan. The service was great as usual, always make a reservation or you will have a wait. This time however the food was good, but not the usual fantastic. It could have been an off night for them, or it could have been us. We will definitely go back, once out of 20+ super good visits we can live with. I know next time it will again exceed my expectations."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Cosmo is absolutely the BEST restaurant in Telluride! We have been travelling to Telluride for over 15 years and Cosmo has been consistently excellent year after year. The food is always super fresh, deliciously prepared, and expertly presented. The service is always top-notch as well - very attentive and paced well. Servers are always knowledgeable about the menu, and all are well versed in the wine list as well. Thanks for another great evening, we'll see you again on our next trip for sure!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Wow....we almost always visit Cosmopolitan when we visit Telluride (we had our rehearsal dinner there when were married in Telluride). I had a really great octopus appetizer, and the super amazing tuna special with noodles and cream sauce. Man, they knocked that out of the park! Unfortunately we did have to wait about 20 mins for our first cocktail....and our group does not like to wait for cocktails.. ;-) The food really was outstanding this time."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "If you are going to charge such high prices, the food should be astounding. The lobster fritters were bland, with little lobster meat. The lamb was just OK and not worth $50. The steak and lobster were just OK but not worth the price. However, the sushi was very good and so was the salmon. I would not return based on the high prices and generally average food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Reviews we had checked prior to making the reservation were strong and this place certainly lived up to it! We were looking for a quiet restaurant to relax and enjoy a leisurely dinner - and they hit the mark! The service was excellent - great wine list! We had the lobster corn dogs as an appetizer - do NOT miss these. They were truly to die for!! light, crisp - excellent! We ordered four different entrees and all were exceptional! Cesar salad was wonderful as was the warm beet salad! Duck was wonderful (so the duck lover said!) The steak melted in your mouth - the scallops were heaven - and the salmon was amazingly fresh and perfectly prepared!! We skipped dessert - just too full!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This restaurant was outstanding! The food and service were excellent. Great choices for meals. Wonderful wine selection. I celebrated my birthday here and the dessert was to die for. All waiter recommendations were perfect! I want to go back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Telluride is a casual place which is one of its attractions. This is an elegant place, with a primarily sushi menu. Good wine and good service. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We always eat here when we come to town. The whole experience never disappoints! It always impresses me that the person at the hostess desk really tries to accommodate your needs which I think sets the tone of the entire experience. Make sure you make a reservation early this resturant is always in demand. Everything is always wonderful but especially don't miss the "coffee and donuts" for dessert!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I originally made my reservation for 6 but noted that I might want to expand to 10 on a busy Saturday night, the evening of the annual KOTO Street Dance. The staff was very accomodating, bringing another table up from the basement to accomadate my final party of 16! Everyone enjoyed the experience. This is my 4th time dining here and I find the food consistantly top notch."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A great place , we have dined here many times and have always had Great Food and Service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Menu was a bit limited. My steak was excellent but felt for my tastes my choices were either beef or salmon. I would have liked a larger entre menu"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Many kudos for an enjoyable and memorable meal. Outstanding Caesar salad and delicious entrees were Highlights. Great wine list, too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been to Cosmo many times, but the dinner that we had on the 28th was truly outstanding. There were 4 of us and we all thought that the food was superb and the service exemplary. Keep it up!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Cosmo never fails on fantastic food and equally great service. Our server, Tiffan, kicked booty. It's our favorite spot in town, and we will always return. Thanks, Cosmo."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We live in NYC and did not expect to find such great food in Telluride - this restaurant would be as popular in NY as it is here - we loved it!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great food and impeccable service. Had four young adults with us and Cosmo was so accommodating to them too."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Cosmo was our best dining experience in Telluride. The warm beet salad with goats cheese was perfection. The lamb chops with polenta was superb and the striped bass dish was outstanding. Our waiter, Matt, was very professional yet friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure. If you can, get to Cosmopolitan."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our family of 5 had dinner here two nights of our Telluride vacation. Food was amazing. The sushi rolls were wonderful. We love the calamari, too. Fish stew is always a favorite, and did not disappoint. One if our sons had surf'n turf, and loved it!! The fish special on 3/12 was outstanding- so fresh!!! The blueberry pie was amazing. Service was great.Definitely a favorite spot for us."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is well placed within yards of the gondola station, and has great atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is excellent. My only complaint is that with so many excellent restaurants nearby, I think the prices are high and one get better value elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We've been going to the Cosmo for years and years and it has always been one of the best meals in town. The restaurant always had this cozy and quaint atmosphere. While the food is still as good as ever, the ambiance of the restaurant has clearly changed with the most notable difference being the dining tables stuffed into what used to be the lobby. This isn't a deal killer by any stretch (especially if you've never dined there before) but it was just a bit sad to see this type of business decision made."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Best meal we had in Telluride. Every restaurant was good, but this one is a notch above! Our server was also the best in Telluride. I had oysters and seafood stew, my daughter had duck salad and surf and turf. Everything was great along with Justin Cab. We also shared a wild blueberry pie"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Cosmopolitan, located inside of Hotel Columbia, continues to put out excellent food while pairing it with great service and a convenient location by the gondola. We started out with a mix of sushi rolls which were creative and fresh. The second course of salads was equally delicious. I particularly enjoyed the beat salad. Entrees were tremendous."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is consistantly outstanding! The beet salad is amazing, the wine list is lovely and service is always great!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Creative menu with wide range of choices. However - if you like seafood - DO NOT MISS the shrimp and calamari appetizer which is done to perfection! Perfect delectable melt-in-your-mouth texture without grease. I am not a fan of bouillabaisse but Cosmopolitan's version is a very light broth (?saffron based?) which leaves you wanting more. Sour cream ice cram - no kidding! LOVED EVERY BITE! So much so that we dropped reservations at another hot spot to return to this memorable food."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If not the best in Telluride, it is in the top 3. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "COSMO has a great location across from the Gondola station and stays very busy even on a Tuesday night; exuberant happy hour with 1/2 price sushi. Noise level in the bar and lobby can be distracting, the restaurant rooms appreciably quieter. Inventive starters and a great fish special, delicious home made ice creams and sherbet ,comprehensive wine list and knowledgable servers. Dependably great meal for that special occasion during the ski trip and locals seem to enjoy it as well. Book early and come early to avoid the crowd and noise."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Usually a home run every time we go. This trip left a bit to be desired. Risotto was undercooked and just short of crunchy, veggies completely over salted. Dessert and wine were good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We visit Cosmopolitan regularly and the food is always very good. Service typically is as well. While our service in terms of timeliness this visit was good, our server was very forgetful. Most of what she forgot we let go but we left with a bad taste in our mouths when she followed us out the door thinking the cash in the wallet for the bill was short the full amount of our bill when in fact it was her tip - she forgot we had already paid in cash and she had brought us change."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times, but never enjoyed the breakfast/brunch. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed after a dinner at Cosmo. We go there every few years when we're in town and it's always great."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were a group of 6, including 2 kids. The staff were fairly accommodating to the kid's needs. We love the perfect bread and olive oil served to every table. I had the organic green salad and the salmon entree. Both were good. Our wait person was devoid of much personality."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We are from California and used to outstanding food and wine. This is the best place in a Telluride, bar none. Service is impeccable. Prime rib, filet, chicken, chocolate cake...were stand outs as the best we've ever eaten."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Food was really good. I was disappointed they use grass fed but corn finished beef, as this has all the corn gmo's of really bad beef."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The service was very good Overall the Food was average. The lamb chops were very good. The noise level was disruptive due to a very loud local man. Non stop talking and cussing No one did anything about it. There are better choices in Telluride"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Went with friends after skiing all day, service was great despite being very busy, definitely try the prime rib two ways."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A friend and I were in Telluride for for a ski trip and decided to revisit this restaurant as it had been a couple of years since we last were there. Upon arrival the place was a buzz and the bar area packed which was great to see as this time of year. I loved the quaint dining room. The menu changes daily and has something for everyone. I had the filet and my friend had the salmon. Our dishes were fabulous! Our server observed that we were celebrating a birthday and brought a complimentary dessert. That was very special and a great way to end our evening at the Cosmo. We will be back next year!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The Cosmopolitan never disappoints. Whether at the bar or in the intimate dining room, service and succulent creative servings are presented without fail. The Cosmopolitan is my "go-to" restaurant every ski season in Telluride."
    Dined on 1/27/2014