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 19, 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
  • One of the best in Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I live here part time so see all the restaurants regularly, and along with 221 Oak, Cosmopoliton, and Rev (in Mountain Village) La Marmottes is always one of the best - and the best value of the four. Year-in, year-out and every day La Marmotte delivers excellent food with friendly service in a great old building. They have a clever 3 course pricing option that really is a value - even for people like me who skip the dessert. The cuisine theme is French, and they do it well. Nice outdoor patio - better for lunch or cocktails while the sun is still up. Excellent wine list too - fairly priced. I strongly recommend La Marmotte.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always superb
    Suzanne
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    I cannot count the number of times I've dined at La Marmotte. It is elegant, yet not too dressy, the food is consistently wonderful and the service is impeccable. The menu is based on the French culinary tradition and the local, organic ingredients are used whenever possible. There are many fine choices in Telluride, but La Marmotte remains my family's go-to restaurant for special occasions or impromptu evenings at the bar with friends.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well, as a trained chef. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Well, as a trained chef. The food I received was just okay. I had Redfish? I would have to question that. The flavor and texture was not what I was expecting. My wife had the steak which was wonderfully prepared. The service was GREAT! It was just a little loud at the time we were there
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming Ambience and Service.
    ScragglewartVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Repeat visit for dinner at this cozy restaurant. Ambience is terrific, especially on a snowy evening. Service was also very good. Food was good, but not quite as extraordinary as we remembered it being last time. Our party ordered beet salads and salmon taco appetizers. Both were tasty, although not memorable. Those of us having the short rib main course raved about them, but those having salmon main course were not overly impressed. I'd heard the chef was a sous chef for Jean George, so we also ordered the molten chocolate cake. It was ok, but have had better at many other restaurants. So, all in all, I would say this place is still well worth a visit. I'd just advise you to remember you are in the mountains and order accordingly
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great service, very great food
    Marion
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Service was great. The food was very good. If you're checking the online menu before arriving to the restaurant, note that the dishes listed on the online menu are slightly different and it is a 3-course prixfixe but items can be ordered ala carte upon request. We checked the online menu before heading to the restaurant and discovered it was different - the two dishes I was interested in were not on the restaurant's menu. My dining partner ordered the lamb shanks which were served over a lima bean combination with a sauce. The meal was good, but he felt it would have been fabulous over mashed potatoes. I had the coq au vin and it was delicious. The creme brulee dessert was amazing!
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  • Friendly, Savory, Foodie Heaven
    cvillejur
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    In Telluride for my partner's 40th birthday with a small group of girls and found this gem of a restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing - more per course than any of us could eat which seems unusual for French, but there was no compromise on quality and presentation. We tried the lamb shanks, the chicken coq au vin, the NY strip, and duck. I can highly recommend the following 1st courses - scallops (might have been a special), foie gras, rabbit tourine, and the french onion soup was out of this world. We ordered a moderately priced wine (around 80 bucks) and it was delicious - a Spanish red blend, my current favorite. The third courses were overwhelming but light and fresh. We closed the place down with one other birthday party.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Several persons at my table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Several persons at my table had dietary restrictions. The server knew the menu and ingredients and was able to direct everyone to the menu items that worked within their dietary restrictions. The chef also made some small changes to accommodate dietary needs. Everyone loved their food and a grand time was had by all.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Don't miss this gem.
    ScottWVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    The food was beautiful and delicious. Service was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Five Stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Still the best restaurant in Telluride. Mark is the Charlie Trotter (sigh) of the mountains when it comes to food quality, creativity and presentation. From the elderflower cocktails to dessert, everything was superb. Service was excellent. My only caveat would be the noise level. When we arrived at 7:30, it was a nice buzz. By the time we ordered dessert, it was just plain loud. I guess that's what you get with wood cabin walls.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Marmotte is a must when
    dam411
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    La Marmotte is a must when visiting Telluride. We had a group of ten and were seated upstairs. Groups can be difficult and ours travels, drinks, and eats together a lot. Service was slow at first but the restaurant added an assistant and everything was splendid from that point on. In the several years that we have been eating and drinking at La Marmotte, there has not been a single complaint about the food. Sure, the "devil is in the details" but we have had so many dishes with complete satisfaction one would be pressed to review them all. This trip the Prixfixe Menu included Tender Braised Beef Short Ribs which were incredible. Another at the table had the Coq au Vin and gave it high complements.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • Overall the restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Overall the restaurant was billed as one of the best in town, and we were not disappointed. The small bar area was a great place to have drinks before or after dinner. Menu was great, service to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were finally able to make
    HappyBrunchgoer
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    We were finally able to make it to La Marmotte, after years of coming to Telluride, and we're so glad we did. For a resort town, the service is on par with some of the best I've ever had. The experience was amazing from start to finish. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When we're in Telluride, a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    When we're in Telluride, a meal at La Marmotte is a must! Extraordinary food, outstanding service, reasonable prices (for Telluride), great atmosphere. Really can't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    We enjoyed another lovely meal at La Marmotte- the food was delicious, always consistent- the service was a little lackluster, but still fine. It seemed as though our server was having an off night. He served us before and he was great, so no issue for us. We will return, as we have for the last 15 years. Don't even think of skipping dessert!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and service as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great food and service as always. This is our "go to" place when we want to have a special evening.
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  • We were on a father/daughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We were on a father/daughter ski trip with four dads and four 12 year old daughters. They treated us like royalty. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I am some what of a foie gras connoisseur and I thought their foie gras was outstanding. One of the other dads said it was the best thing he had ever put in his mouth. We couldn't have asked for a better dinning experience to share with our daughters on this trip. Thanks La Marmotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent Meal - Late Valentine Day
    RLReasonsVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Good menu choice. Quality of food significantly improved from the last time I was there (off-season / more limited. I had the foie gras, followed by lamb - both cooked perfectly and presented well. The Prix Fixe concept is nice and reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food. All around a great dinner and evening. Will definately return soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not fit fot vegetarians the
    northshoregalVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    not fit fot vegetarians the plate that i received was a colorless and flavorless conglomeration of sides - rice, potatoes au gratin, turnip puree - which i felt compelled to send back. the wait staff was quite accommodating and my companions meal was well received.
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  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    We had an excellent meal here and were very impressed overall. The one flaw was the somewhat disorganized service at the entrance/bar.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great find. Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    This was a great find. Exceptional service throughout the meal without being all over you. We had the lamb shank and short ribs ($5 supplement)entre which were both melt in your mouth dishes. For an appetizer we had the fresh Virginia oysters on the half shell. Now I'm an oyster eater and I can testify they were the best I have ever had. Although the fixed menu was $54 each the bill, including an excellent Rhone wine and tax/tip, was $216 for two - but it was worth it. The only con was it was a little noisy, only fourteen tables but rather close.
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  • Go for the Foi Gras only.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Way too expensive for the type of food offered. Roast and chicken for $185, please! If I go back it will only be for the excellent Foi Gras appetizer.
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    romantic
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  • Lovely experience overall.
    Cheriem
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Lovely experience overall. A warm cozy spot with great food on a snowy night!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • loved the food- very clean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    loved the food- very clean but interesting flavor combinations, great staff, can't wait to go back. I love to cook and just loved the unique menu that I couldn't do at home.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant with The Sheridans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Best Restaurant with The Sheridans Steak House in Town, no way that You can lose the oppurtiniyy to visit the se 2 .
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  • We have been going here year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    We have been going here year after year, food remains outstanding but desserts and wines are not what they used to be, now they are only fair. For the first winter in 10 years in 2013 we will try something else.
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  • We've had some good meals,
    Wineluv3VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    We've had some good meals, over the years, at La Marmotte and some bordering on mediocre. This year we made a Christmas Day reservation and were glad we did; the experience was outstanding! Not only was the service good, and the staff friendly, but we actually felt as if someone cared about our experience! The food was excellent; the best meal we've ever had at this restaurant! The house bourbon Manhattan was a hit and we ordered a very nice bottle of French wine from the "Library Collection". Days later we're still talking about the wonderful meal we had, on Christmas Day, at La Marmotte! Very enjoyable indeed!!!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great restaurant, with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Great restaurant, with excellent food, wine and service. The French onion soup is the best I've ever had and the creme brulee is excellent. We dined the night before they closed for vacation, and all was still great, though not everything was available. I would recommend this to visitors and locals alike.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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  • My husband's comment as we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    My husband's comment as we were finishing dinner was that the waiter was always there when we needed him without being pestering. The food was delicious and thoughtful, but not at all pretentious.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    La Marmotte was a great treat! The food was great, the portions were generous and the desert menu was creative! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. It was an enjoyable experience!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic Restaurant! Gourment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    Fantastic Restaurant! Gourment food,fantastic serivce, very romantice!Would recommend to anyone!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Great food with excellent flavor combinations! We enjoyed the unique use of spices... they worked well together.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Took a friend there for his
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    Took a friend there for his birthday. All three of us agreed that it was too expensive for so so food. Lamb was too rare, salmon was a little overcooked. Otherwise the company was great!
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  • Comfortable, cozy boîte with
    Jury2
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Comfortable, cozy boîte with well trained staff and great food at a reasonable price. Very creative three course prix fixe menu with numerous fantastic choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • What a historical place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    What a historical place to have a restaurant. Our waiter was well trained in the menu The quail and scallop appetizers were cooked just right and nicely flavored. Was disappointed in the pork belly. It was more like a pork loin the way it was cooked. Crispy on the outside is a much better choice for pork belly. The short ribs were nice and the gruyere, arugula and olive chicken was our favorite! The mahi-mahi was a disappointment. It lacked flavor. The creme brulee was good and the chocolate cake was excellent! Did not like the apple crepe. The apples lacked flavor, crepe was not a crepe, but shell and the thin caramel sauce did not taste like caramel. Charming place with fun art work. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere! Pricey
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful restaurant in Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Wonderful restaurant in Telluride with a great ambiance and food! They bring in a lot of great local food, which is awesome!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Consistent cuisine, but needs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Consistent cuisine, but needs a menu update.Great use of local growers.Staff is fabulous. Great old Ice House setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was only fair. Disappointing
    scuubadive
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Food was only fair. Disappointing considering how expensive the menu items were. We told the waitress that we were disappointed in the entree items and nothing was taken off the bill. Would not return to this place and spend the money for not so great food.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Great food great service what
    Lulus
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Great food great service what more can you ask for.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We were 15 minutes late for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We were 15 minutes late for a 5:30 reservation ... told they could not seat us because the table was re-booked for 7:00 (bad practice, since dinner here will take well over 1.5 hr). Options - sit in bar or on patio furniture outside. We sat outside (not good) finishing at 8:30 while several tables indoors remained empty throughout. We live here, so it's a shame, but we're never going back.
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  • I hate to rate a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    I hate to rate a restaurant on a first visit if the experience has been less than favorable, however, the couple of issues lead me to believe the restaurant is more about numbers than interest in the customer. On Thursday I phoned the restaurant, on the recommendation of local, friends for a Saturday reservation and received no response. I then checked Open Table and booked. The evening had its issues - very busy and service was slow and disjointed. One of the entrees at our table was not acceptable. When mentioning it to the server, no attempt was made to resolve the issue. I emailed the restaurant to share the two experiences above. Again, no return response. I would expect more from an establishment of this advertised cal
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