La Marmotte

La Marmotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamarmotte.com/
  • Phone: 9707286232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: - Service starting at 6pm, Closed Wednesdays until December 13, 2007
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Mark Reggiannini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is also available, seating parties up to 12 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mairen Reagan 9707286232
  • Special Events: Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2pm -7pm. Special New Years Eve 2008 Menu and Seatings

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Marmotte
Mark Reggiannini is a former sous chef for Jean Georges Vonrichten, and has a philosophy regarding food - simplicity. His rustic bistro cooking focuses on the use of local fine ingredients, prepared using French techniques. Private dining room and buyout options available. La Marmotte menu changes nightly depending on what is in season and fresh.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
La Marmotte reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)romantic (29)special occasion (20)notable wine list (18)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (8)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Fabulous
    awh83
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Everything was outstanding, but special shout-out to Mike, our server. He steered us in the right direction every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite T-ride spot
    Diner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We've been eating at this restaurant for over 23 years. It has morphed over the years from a French bistro-type menu to a more eclectic one. All in all, dining at La Marmotte always hits the mark. Wines by the glass are always interesting and the wine list is varied. The menu tries to adhere to the farm-to-table philosophy, using local ingredients when ever possible. This restaurant continues to be our go-to spot for an excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wine
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good mix of local and French fare. The waiter was good but did not know wine but asked so done else. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BEST in Telluride-by FAR!
    SpagrlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mark is an amazing chef-the most difficult part is choosing between his amazing options! Love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the service is always perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TFF dinner
    4dinning
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived early for our reservations, but a very large party seated before just before our arrival which meant no indoor seating. We were seated outdoors close to the heater which helped with the chill. Due to the large party indoors it challenged the staff but they did the best the could. No one checked us in with Open Table which meant I got no show notice. Food was good but not super. May have been due to large party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We go here every time we get to Telluride - never disappointing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Marmotte
    rc85754
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have visited and dined while in Telluride and find the ambiance and attention of the staff to be excellent. Friendly, detailed, well-prepared meals. a good bargain for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocoa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    La Marmotte has been a Telluride "gem" for decades. We have been going for the 20 years we've had a vacation home here. The menu always changes and so going back many times during a season keeps us going back and back. Staff is always attentive and informed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sadly, a bad experience
    Dave
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Although the food was quite good, the tremendously long (45 minutes) wait for entrees was completely unacceptable especially on a slow night. Staff was not attentive considering the delays. What could otherwise have been a terrific evening was ruined by lousy service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Foodee1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had a great dinner that was wonderful for the entire family from my 9 yr old daughter to my 81 yr old dad. Everything we had on the menu was delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with change in menu
    foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We are past customers and were really looking forward to our meal here. Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the experience. We arrived just as a party of 35 was being seated which could explain the cold food and slow service. The hostess wanted to sit us in the bar but we opted for an outside table instead of being right by the door where everyone was coming in and out. When we looked at the menu we realized this is really no longer a French restaurant. Only one of the four of us found the food exceptional. The rest of us felt it was just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always GREAT!
    Parttimer
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    For many years, we have enjoyed this restaurant. It has never let us down from food selections and quality, great wine choices and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skier
    Skier
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have always enjoyed this restaurant. Great service, food and ambiance. We usually go in the winter time, when it is so cozy, you feel like you are in Europe. Summer is great as well. They have outdoor dining which in Telluride is pretty spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare find
    WallyB
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    La Marmotte is a gem among the many fine restaurants in Telluride, CO. The menu provides a delicious ride between old favorites and delicious new creations and combinations. Took the wife there for her birthday and she said each course was a delight. I concentrated on appetizers for the entire dinner. What a treat. We'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another yearly visit to La Marmotte
    ChicagoTodd
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We visit La Marmotte every year we come to visit Telluride, and always have a great time. This past visit was no exception. I had the excellent pork belly and lentil appetizer, followed by the NY strip. Everything was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We went for a very special anniversary. They were crowded and understaffed. Service was atrocious. Waiter must have apologized for delays 10 times . Delays unacceptable. Too many screaming kids and barking dogs in outside seating. Food mediocre. Soup warm not hot. Pâté was good as was trout. Dessert disappointing. Coffee was not made well and tasted burnt. Iced tea was disgusting and tasted like Lipton powder from a jar. Horrible delays in service made it a disappointing final night choice. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poorly Prepared Food
    MsVertigo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Of four dishes that my spouse and I tried, my appetizer (pan seared foie gras) was the only dish that met our expectations. Otherwise, the food was poorly prepared and the ingredients were not of the quality one expects at this type of restaurant. My main course, for example, was duck breast with vanilla au jus and turnip puree. When my plate arrived, the food was nicely presented, but it was lukewarm at best. The meat was a gristle-filled, inferior piece of duck that was unevenly cooked and the turnip puree was extremely watery – impossible to eat with a fork. This was all very disappointing because the flavors blended nicely and this dish would have been excellent if it had been prepared properly, with a decent-quality piece of duck.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    SmokingHeaven
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This has to be the hottest spot in Telluride. All patrons were smoking pot and having a great time. The bar is the best. Where else can you smoke pot and drink booze in a high quality restaurant. The police department is across the street, so something is going on. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very special restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My wife and I had our wedding dinner there and it was amazing. We only bad 6 people so it was very intiment and special. Bill took very good care of us and the food was perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    Onvoyager
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great service and good food! It was a fun place to dine!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 303 reviews are from the La Marmotte reviews archive.
  • Fabulous dinner!
    exfirebabe
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Loved dinner Saturday night at La Marmotte. The Salmon Tacos were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous experience
    RoRo
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Everything was superb. Love the hanger steak, horseradish mash potatoes, and chocolate molten cake! It's all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Telluride
    Partyof6
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This restaurant has it all! Ambience, energy, delicious food, friendly wait staff. We are part time locals and this is by far our favorite go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pig out
    archeplan
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Too much food, hence too expensive. You have to order fixe prix. Can't order a la carte. Wines too pricy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best value in Telluride
    mrtjt
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Very good restaurant with a $54 table d'hôte menu. Get to choose appetizer, entree, and desert for $54! Nice variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food
    Mornington
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    One of the best restaurants we have eaten at in Telluride. The food was superb and the setting, an ancient ice house, was delghtful. The ambience was sophisticated yet rustic. The bar seemed lively on the way through, although we took cocktails, which were excellent, at our table. The wine list was good, although a little pricey. All in all, though, a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bright Spot in Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were looking for a upper class dining experience, and we found that in La Marmotte We both tried the Braised Short Ribs, and found ourselves savoring this exquisite dish to its full extent Would defineatly stop in again. Steve and LuAnne Spetcher
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Marrotte - A Telluride Favorite
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This restaurant has been here as long as I have coming to Telluride - 25+ years. It is a favorite of locals and tourists. They prepare fish, elk, and steaks with a French flair. On this occasion I enjoyed the sea bass and the foie gras. Both were terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Oscars Appetizers
    TrideDiner
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We had intended a later dinner, but one of our party wanted to see the Oscars so we "dined" at 5:30. Our waiter was not at all put out, and was very helpful and accommodating. La Marmotte has become one of our favorite dine-out places in Telluride. The prix fixe menu is always outstanding, but the restaurant is quick to accommodate those who prefer to sample from the menu rather than order all the courses. The interior is lovely; brick walls and attractive local art contrast nicely with the white tablecloths and crystal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Idyllic & romantic
    PHXfinedinerVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Imagine arriving in Telluride ready for a extended weekend of fresh powder skiing, walking through the snow and arriving at a warm, inviting eatery in the heart of town. All of our selections were delightful especially the rabbit and the duck. It was our first night and basically things went 'downhill' from there (lol)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is three course prix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Menu is three course prix fix and service was one course per hour with no attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot - excellent food.
    cdnskier
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great spot - excellent food. Tiny older bathrooms only negative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland meal
    Bjack
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Overall a bland meal at a steep price in a town that offers better value elsewhere. The menu seems dated and food lacked flavor. 2 of our 4 meals were average at best and one was poorly executed. The venison could not have been more chewy. The short ribs were good. Good cocktails, lackluster wine list. Great service and good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be prepared to eat & run
    COfoodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always good experiences in the past. Maybe because the previous times were during the off season, we had unreasonable expectations of a leisurely experience with more personal attention. This was Valentine's and understandably a busy night. However, we had barely paid our bill when the hostess was standing over our table asking us to leave. There had been no delay in paying the bill, ie we had quickly finished our desserts and handed over the credit card. There were no enquiries about anything else needed, coffee, etc. Just, we need your table. Obviously a little taken aback by this & embarrassed on behalf of guests who were dining for the first time there. Pretty unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber(& price).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful old Icehouse
    EBBctVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    So yummy and romantic. The menu is so unique... setting in the old town Icehouse. This is a must when visiting Telluride or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We have been looking forward to spending a night out and being able to finally go to La Marmotte. Everyone from the bartender, to the hostess were great. I love the way the restaurant is cozy and the kitchen is somewhat visible in the middle of the room but on a higher level. The only thing I wasn't as impressed with was the food; I feel the server should have been more excited about the menu considering we were some of the only earlier reservations in the restaurant - maybe giving some suggestions as to what the chef prepares best to make our experience the best it could be. For the value I think there are a few other places in town that would be worth the value, but I would be willing to give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our review
    dionline
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Our dinner was wonderful. Perfect for a romantic occasion. The service was impeccable! Food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in town
    Katy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We've eaten at at lot of telluride restaurants that were ranked "excellent" and turned out to be sub par. La Marmotte is really good.....beautifully prepared foods served in a stunning little, cozy building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent Evening
    Grover
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    A combination of wonderful setting, excellent food, and attentive staff makes this a special stop for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in Telluride for
    Aitch
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Best place in Telluride for a post-ski meal. Cosy, warm. Great food/wine. Great service. Haut cuisine in a relaxed environment. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.