Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Cosmopolitan - Telluride

Cosmopolitan - Telluride

  • 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: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Nicole or Mark 9707281292x
  • Special Events: Happy Hour daily from 5pm-6pm with 50% off specials, $7 wine, and $5 Cosmos!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street
  • Public Transit: The town bus and the gondola are both free and stop 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Cosmopolitan - Telluride reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (23)hot spot (22)notable wine list (18)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (14)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Always Amazing Experience
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great service, great food, great evening! I've been to Cosmo many times ... it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Pattycake
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I live in Telluride and own the local chocolate shop. Cosmo is a favorite of mine as it is most of the chefs in town. Great on every level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food Great Vibe!
    wellnessrnVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Cosmopolitan is a great restaurant when visiting Telluride. We could tell it is a favorite of locals and visitors. My husband and I shared the Burrata salad, fabulous! We both had the veal short ribs with creamy polenta and my mom had the lamb sirloin. Both were delicious with a fabulous blend of sauces. A delight to the palate. The portions are large and filling so we weren't able to fit in dessert although they all sounded good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Telluride Gem
    AnnieOakleyVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was quite a find, from our perspective. A bit pricey, but the quality of the food was outstanding and service very good. Be sure to start your meal with a class "cosmo" cocktail. The perfect ending was the "coffee and donuts" (NOLA-style beignets).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Suzanne
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were treated SO specially for our anniversary. Excellent service, amazing food (we had the salmon and the osso buco) and the wine was perfect with our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Turned away with a reservation
    Run2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We arrived promptly for our 7:45 reservation. The hostess told us our table wouldn't be ready for 30 minutes but we could wait at the bar. We asked about the 3 empty tables that we could see from the hostess stand. We were informed those were for "special" guests. We went to another place that wanted our business. The tables were still empty when we walked by 2 hours later after eating dinner elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Como- telluride
    Timtheggman
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great fine I telluride food was great bartender made perfect como.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun evening
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food was exceptionally good and service was great!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dynamite
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Whenever I really want to impress my out of town guests, I bring them to Cosmo...this event was very special; I'd waited 40 yrs for this particular friend to visit me, and he and his friends were simply blown away by the offerings and quality of the food. Exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A destination within a destination
    lawguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Telluride has many sites to see, experiences to participate in, and places to eat. Cosmopolitan is not just a place to eat . . . it is a place to dine. An anniversary is such an occasion. Our server explained the Cosmo preparation of its lamb, and it was as described. The surf and turf melted in my mouth. A wonderful place to meet others, and definitely an experience to be shared. Unless you know where to look, you'll miss the James Beard award . . . signed by Julia Child. A must dine in Telluride.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Less is not always more
    DenSSVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pretty good food, but terrible experience: Waited quite a while to be met by waitress Casey who was more interested in a large party table next to us Little flies were buzzing around our table Menu was different than on their own website - told to call ahead to check Food came out fast, really fast - 2 minutes?! Before our wine arrived... Food arrived without a dietary restriction being addressed, had to be sent back. Once back, waitress didn't check to make sure it was ok. Only checked in after we were done eating and large table departed. Goodwill dessert was served that ignored previously addressed dietary restriction rather than offering something else or adjust the bill as it was apparent waitress knew things were going poorly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy dinner in Telluride
    RestaurantBoyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Cosmopolitan, which is very conveniently located 1/2 block from the base of the gondola coming down from Mountain Village. Warm, inviting atmosphere with foodie-worthy salads, entrees and desserts. A bit pricey however: 2 salads + 2 entrees + 2 glasses of wine = $150 before tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    ComptoirVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The one salvation for our visit to Cosmopolitan was the staff. The hostess accommodated us despite a confusion about our reservation. The service was short-staffed but was very attentive despite this. The big disappointment was the food which lacked distinguishing flavors. Our steaks were well cooked but absolutely unseasoned. The more complex the description on the menu, the blander the dish. The one bright spot was our scallop ceviche which was very good. Next time we are in Telluride, we won't be back here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant!
    SpagrlVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was amazing and wait staff-particularly Eric were attentive. We will be back and as a local business owner, I always recommend Cosmo to those visiting Telluride!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food and service excellent. I would highly recommend. Wine list very good with a knowledgable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dynamite
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I cannot think of a better restaurant to show off to my out of town friends and family the exquisite quality of food, service and ambiance than the Cosmo...our recent guests were blown away by everything. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    Ed5640VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Continues to be one of the best dinning experiences in Telluride
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent locally sourced meal
    Theknot
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service and food were excellent. All dishes were locally sourced, fresh and perfectly prepared. The wine list is extensive and generally reasonably priced, but could use some more less expensive options. Dessert was tempting on the menu and delicious on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Telluride
    FoodJunkie1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Cosmopolitan is one of, if not the most consistent restaurants in Telluride. Always a GREAT meal! Starting with the home made bread, homemade Cesar Salad and Dressing, to Lobster corn dogs, soups, but especially their filet mignon. NO ONE does it better, in Telluride, or ANY PLACE else! The deserts are also to die for! A reason, why reservations are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unique menu with lots of flavor. Great for a nice night out. Anythinf from Sushi rolls and lobster corn dogs to start along with pork and duck for main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food and service
    jhfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The entire experience is always top notch. A must dine venue when in the telluride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great nite for cosmos
    Lulus
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was very good appetizer was good but it has been better chopped saled one of the best fish stew what I usually get when I go there very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food for 1st time in years
    MbaflyboyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Three of our four items came out with issues in preparation. This was the first time out of many we've ever been less than thrilled with our meal here. I hope it was one nights lack of kitchen enthusiasm we won't see again. We even asked if the restaurant had been sold or the chef changed it was so surprising. Service was still very good and we will definitely still be back as we have had many exceptionally prepared meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too rich...
    outfordinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is very good and well-prepared but everything is covered in sauce, butter or cream and way too rich for our taste. We did our best to make it heart-healthy but it was still too heavy. Good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant in Telluride
    SunnyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Cosmopolitan is my favorite restaurant in Telluride. The food and service are amazing. They have a wonderful cocktail menu full of interesting flavors and seasonal creations. The service is prompt, professional, and friendly. I usually get the fish stew but the sushi is awesome as well. The kids menu is fantastic and my son ate every bit of his steak and mashed potatoes and he is a bit of a picky eater. I cannot say enough good things about Cosmopolitan in Telluride.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in Telluride
    Particular
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very good food. Great service. The dounuts were worth every bite and calorie!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place does it right. Food was out-of-this-world with an imaginative and eclectic. The menu changes frequently and all of the ingredients are combined to create incredibly delicious dishes. I had salmon cooked to perfection. The seafood stew (eaten by my husband) was fresh and a perfect balance between the sea and land-based additions. We highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a culinary treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've been dining at Cosmo for many years. This will likely be my last meal there. The menu is rather boring. My beet salad was dry with no dressing,had a morsel of goat cheese and pine nuts. Salmon portion was small and tasteless. Sushi roll of salmon and yellowtail was delicious but way overpriced at $20,especially sine it wasn't really a roll with a mere 5 small pieces.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 408 reviews are from the Cosmopolitan - Telluride reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Cosmo is probably the best restaurant in Telluride. It is consistently good with imaginative menus and interesting, locally sourced ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dining at Cosmo!
    samlongchef
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our server, Ginger, was excellent, friendly, funny, and efficient. The food was delicious, and some of the combinations were quite impressive. The ambiance was cozy but cutting-edge stylish. The wine list was interesting. We loved our dinner. We will be back when we return to Telluride!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed Cosmopolitan
    HelenSVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    PerpetualStudentVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good, year after year.
    AngusHopper
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints and is a go to spot each year on our Telluride vacation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May have been their off night.
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant in Telluride
    js2236VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner
    ChicagoTodd
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    SouthernFoodieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything I Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome restaurant
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in Telluride
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have been visiting this restaurant at least once a year for 20 years. I have NEVER had a bad meal at Cosmo. The menu changes from time to time but is always inventive. It is such a cozy place. The staff has changed over the last serval years but there is still a very good wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic