One of those menus where everything
One of those menus where everything sounds amazing and you can't decide what to have. Our server was very good: attentive but friendly, chatty not stuffy. Obviously someone very talented in the kitchen. Highlights: foie gras appetizer and prosciutto wrapped monkfish. Definitely need to book - small number of tables. Atmosphere pleasantly noisy. We had a good experience and would go again. I wouldn't take kids unless they are real foodies.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
While I love to order off
While I love to order off the regular menu, I almost always also order off the vegetarian menu. The vegetarian options are unbelievably good. Thanks!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant hidden in house
Great little restaurant that's hidden in a house at the base of the mountain. The staff was top notch and THE best service my wife and I ever experienced. I would highly recommend dinning here if you are looking to celebrate any event or just in search of great local cusine.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing service and the Smoked
Amazing service and the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict was out of this world delicious! Loved the muffins they brought us as well.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Phenomenal food. Pricey wine
Phenomenal food. Pricey wine list. We went back twice in three days!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alwalys a winner
This has been a favorite spot for my husband and I for many years. We've never had a bad meal here. The food is intovative, presented well, and is always tasty. There is space for a large group, which we have taken advantage of, but it's really nice when there isn't one there.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My dining experience was wonderful. Great restaurant with very good service and incredible food. Very romantic atmosphere. I was very happy.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a great time at this restaurant. The food was great and the service was great. I've already recommended this restaurant to multiple friends of mine.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just what we needed
After a long day walking around, and viewing films at MountainFilm, we loved the outdoor patio at 221 South Oak. The food was wonderful and it was a relaxing, lovely dinner.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic. Highly recommended...we are never disappointed at 221.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would not recommending this to my best friends who are critics of most reseturants.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious from start to finish
We had a wonderful dinner with great service and food.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Telluride
We had an outstanding dinner seating on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. The chef is inventive and the preparation of our fish dishes was as good as any major city we have been in.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner in Boulder!
I have to say hands down the best meal I have had in a long time if not ever! I have type 1 diabetes and had to special order an entre. The owner came to my table to double check my offer and to make sure I was happy. I would definately go back!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great mountain dining
Wonderful food in a spectacular setting. Full vegetarian menu also available - a huge plus.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great menu that is well executed
The owner/chef is quite accomplished--each dish is unique and interesting and quite well-prepared. We enjoyed our meal and highly recommend this restaurant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love 221 South Oak Bistro
We plan our annual trip to Telluride to always include dinner at 221 South Oak! The menu and dishes never dissapoint and we always wish we were able to visit more often. If you are looking for high end fresh gourmet meals filled with lucious flavor and talented combinations you must schedule a reservation! The open table reservation system works well and we appreciate the reminders. Chef Eliza's cookbooks are outstanding!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saved the best for last!
Last week we did the "circuit" of fine dining on our first ever trip to Telluride. Cosmopolitan, New Sheridan, Allred's, 221 all had high praises from Open Table and Trip Advisor.
221 is charming - a small cottage with white lights and beautiful artwork. It was Martini Wednesday and we enjoyed one with appetizer pairing of calamari. Lightly breaded and served with a POW jalapeno sauce. Yum. Other hits were the beet salad and the soup duo - a single bowl with a perfect split of spicy carrot ginger and potato.
We also enjoyed the salmon and the scallops - perfect searing and great flavors. Portions just a tad small for the price, but we survived!
The great food, service, and lovely setting made 221 our pick for best in Telluride.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food - everything
Outstanding food - everything we ordered was fantastic! The service was amazing! We loved it so much we went back for our second night in Telluride as well! One of the best restaurants we have ever been to.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food
We've been going to 221 for years. The food is always creative and very good. It a cozy little place with nice art. It is a romantic place when it's not overly busy (4th of July week,Christmas New Years weeks or a major festival time).
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rated very high on trip advisor for a good reason. Delicious food, excellent service - everything was executed perfectly!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Telluride Must Visit!
This was fine dining at it's best! The "refurbished home" created an intimate summer setting outdoors in their delightful "backyard". Our service was timely all the way. Steaks cooked to perfect medium rare as requested, a tender lamb special was a big hit with our senior member and our finicky teenager really enjoyed his el dente pasta dish! Desert served from simple vanilla ice cream, to a decadent chocolate tort and a perfect crème brulèe! Well Done;-D
NOTE: Plan ahead...this restaurant is seasonally open a few days per week, but so worth it!!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice ambience, great
Very nice ambience, great food. A very pleasurable experience.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Very Best in Telluride
Wow- we had delicious meals! Salmon, duck and bass entrees were superb. Cooked perfectly with sides to complement each dish. Highly recommended.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a foodie and a cook so I really like places that have unpredictable combinations and ingredients. 221 South Oak had an excellent selection of interesting drinks. Both our entrees had a good amount of veggies on the side. My one suggestion to them, and the only thing that I wasn't crazy about, is that they serve all the items on the dinner plate in one bowl/plate - meaning all your veggies, meat, and whatever sauce are essentially stacked on the plate, inevitably mixing together. I prefer to taste each element separately and mix them myself if I choose. Overall though, dinner was excellent.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best!
Sausage sampler app, check. Watermelon salad with blueberries, peaches, jicama, and feta, check. Trout with ravioli to die for, check. Cheesecake with sweet potato and pistachio crust (are you kidding me?), check. Beautiful bottle of reasonably priced white Bordeaux wine, check. Run .... Don't walk to 221 South Oak Bistro. Thank you, Graham, for the great service!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Telluride!
After reading good reviews my wife and I decided to try 221. We requested an outdoor table and were seated in a very quiet, intimate, back patio with beautiful plantings and nice table setting. We decided on a scallop special and the filet mignon dinner, with a watermelon salad to start. All were delicious and prepared perfectly. We finished with the Molten chocolate cake with ice cream which was decadent. The only down side (and a substantial one) was the painfully slow service we experienced. We assumed it was from the two large parties that seated just before us. Even though the waitress was pleasant, no apologies for or acknowledgement of the slow service was given. So... great food, slow service, but a good experience overall.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good I had to buy her cookbook!
Everything, soup to nuts, or salad to desert was outstanding. We had one vegetarian and one meat entree, and split a desert. Duck was cooked to perfection, veggie dish was interesting and desert was outstanding. Would be happy to return...and yes, I did buy her cookbook, which she graciously signed even though the restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
went here for our anniversary
went here for our anniversary dinner - was great! food was delicious.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Telluride Fine Dining
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at 221 South Oak recently. We were visiting Telluride with our teenage children and needed a night out for ourselves. 221 South Oak did not disapoint us for a delicious meal and much needed adult time. The asparagus cherv soup and shrimp fitters were a great start. I enjoyed a perfectly cooked duck breast, while my husband's flat iron steak was cooked a perfect mediuim rare. Unfortunately, we were too full to try desert. Great cocktails and extensive wine list. Service was outstanding. The only minor complaint is that when seated at the bench seating in the dining area you are so close to your fellow diners you can hear there entire conversation.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find for a mountain resort town. We went on the 2 for 1 Tuesday, which is an amazing bargain....however, they were out of several items (main entrees) although they opened the entire menu up to the 2 for 1 special. Beautifully presented & we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals...including the dessert.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Impressed our guests!
We took our guests to 221 S Oak - was their very first time. The food and atmosphere was wonderful. Service was excellent. They are still talking about it three days later! Highly recommend. Be forewarned - you need reservations in advance!!!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family celebration that felt celebratory. Great food, did not disappoint. Comfortable for special needs, informal without sacrificing excellence.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in telluride.
Best restaurant in telluride. Imaginative .freshest ingredients and delicious. Great ambiance.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
creative food musings
Food, service, fantastic. A most enjoyable meal--from starters to dessert! We will be back!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional and unpretentious
We were highly impressed with the food quality/price ratio. This is a pricy town, but when the chef demands a corollary product, the value is impressive. When was the last time your server strongly recommended a lower priced wine? Our's did because she believed it better fit the meal - dang if she was not spot on! We will be back, again, again and again. Oh the bread pudding desert is fantastic!
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well done on the food. The pace was a little fast but generally an excellent job.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was an anniversary dinner.
This was an anniversary dinner. We wanted a relaxed place w/great food. We got it! My husband had the sausage plate and loved the variety and depth of flavor. The bison sausage was exquisite (said he - I eat fish but not other meat). He was similarly impressed with the sauce on his pasta. I had the soup duo - an interesting carrot/beet combo. Very tasty. The halibut was also good (mildly undercooked for my taste, but I'm picky about fish). We had carrot cake with goat cheese frosting - outstanding (candle in dessert and "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate were nice touches). Unbeknownst to us when we made the reservation, Tuesday is two-for-one entree night. Telluride can be expensive, so this was a welcomed surprise.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had asked around for the name of a good restaurant when we were in Telluride; this one got mentioned the most. The atmosphere is beautiful, the wait staff very helpful, and the food outstanding.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for our pre-31st Anniversary. And it was prefect. We am still talking about how good the food was.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Part time local
We go to Telluride winter and summer. 221 is always on our list and we are never disappointed. We try other restaurants in Telluride with mixed results, always returning to 221, The food is interesting, well prepared and beautifully served. In the summer the patio is lovely. It's a small cosy restaurant. Telluride's best.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have found 221 to be consistentl
We have found 221 to be consistently one of our favorites in Telluride.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
221 South Oak
Great and weekly changing menu assures a fresh and interesting selection e very visit. Well trained staff very attentive all but the busiest times. An occasional miss on an attempt at creative originality on an standard offering
the only downside risk.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vegetarian find
Several great choices for the vegetarian guest.
We were delighted with everything we ate.
Interesting combinations of flavors.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love 221 Oak! We both had
We love 221 Oak! We both had the trout and it was excellent!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Exciting w/ good food
Superb staff, Excellent food selections, always something new and exciting. Never a disappointed
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Dining in Telluride
A great place for foodies. Tiny space, very quaint. Reasonable wine prices.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in Telluride
Great food, ordered a wonderful special cocktail, gem in the mountains. Will be back again
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent from
The food was excellent from appetizer to dessert! It wa our anniversary and they gave us the most romantic table in the house! We will definitely go there next time we're lucky enough to be in Telluride.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice surprise!
We've been to a lot of great restaurants and are pretty critical. Most restaurants manage to screw something up. That said, my dining experience at 221 Oak was just spectacular. The dining room is situated in a small house and is tastefully decorated. The service was attentive and professional. The duck breast I ordered was perfectly prepared,and the entire dish was well thought out. This chef knows what she is doing. I also was impressed with the pastry chef - the bread was great and the same for the deserts. Overall this was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had in the last few years. We will be back the next time we are in Telluride.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM