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Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Cosmopolitan - Telluride

Cosmopolitan - Telluride Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cosmotelluride.com
  • Email: reservations@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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "If not the best in Telluride, it is in the top 3. Never disappointed."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "For 10 years now, my wife and I have made it a point to have our "special occasion" dinners at Cosmopolitan when we were in Telluride. After our most recent experience there, this tradition may be changing--the service was absolutely terrible. It seems that Cosmo's "happy hour" specials have gotten so successful, that they have now infringed upon the dining experience of "non-happy hour" diners. Our waiter MAY have stopped by our table 3 times the entire meal (including taking our order and dropping off our check), and he completely forgot to enter my final drink order as well. The food was above average, but not as good as years past. Our last trip here was below average as well. A sad trend to see for a favorite establishment."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "No matter where you sit - this restaurant is overheated to the point that I just want to finish my wonderful meal and go stand outside in the 15 degree weather!!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant. Great place to eat and relax after a day of activity. Food is delicious and the house baked bread is outstanding."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Cosmoploitan while skiing in Telluride with our college-aged children and a few of their friends. The dinner was most enjoyable with excellent food and service. We enjoyed being able to treat them to a notable dining experience while in Telluride. We will return for another meal when whenever we return to Telluride."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Specialty cocktail menu is great. Delicious bread and olive oil before the meal. Warm beet salad the best I've ever had. Chopped salad was a beautiful presentation AND delicious! The Colorado lamb chops over risotto was fantastic, as was the duck special. The wine list is excellent. The bar and restaurant feel very cosmopolitan! We will definitely go back the next time we are in Telluride!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had another amazing dinner at Cosmo ... the best restaurant in Telluride. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We loved Cosmo --- the food was great --- and don't pass on the bread it melts in your mouth! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Cosmo once again confirmed that it is an excellent restaurant. Food is consistently excellent. A must visit in Telluride."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "One of the best filets I've had. Great service. 100 feet from the gondola that connects town to the mountain village."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We ate at five nice restaurants for dinner, and the meal at Cosmopolitan was the best all week."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We're live in Telluride and eat at Cosmo frequently. It continues to be the best restaurant in town by far! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013