Rev
Rev

Rev

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com/nibble-nosh/restaurant-rev
  • Phone: (970) 369-8989
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Daily
    Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Bud
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mountain Village Core
  • Public Transit: Hotel Madeline Telluride
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available at Hotel Madeline front drive; self-parking available at Heritage Parking.
A word from Rev
Pull up a seat and sink your teeth into Colorado at its freshest at Rev, the AAA Four Diamond dining experience at Hotel Madeline in Telluride. Restaurant Rev presents an inviting and stylish setting for savoring contemporary American cuisine with a focus on fresh local and seasonal products - from Colorado beef and lamb to exceptional seafood, produce and cheeses. Rev emerges as Telluride’s definitive dining experience. "We're really focusing on quality, creativity, and amazing food" says Chef Bud, who calls his dining concept 'Farm-to-Table Colorado Chic Cuisine'.
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Rev reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (4)special occasion (4)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For was excellent. Done just to our liking and presented beautifully
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PrincessFiona
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Chef Bud comes to the table & answers any questions you may have. The Chicken is some of the best in town! Delicious all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, lacking ambience
    amep
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were turned off by the cold "modern hotel lobby" decor. The waitstaff were earnest but untrained (when my friend asked for a glass of cava- on the menu- waiter asked "what is that?".) The "bee sting" cocktail was a tasty twist on a margarita and the rose' cava was nice. We decided to have only appetizers after our poor first impressions, but were pleasantly surprised by the food when it arrived. The beets three ways was very fresh and interesting (beet jam, pickled beets and roasted beet salad), and the special lobster claw salad wih fingerling potato was great. I would give this restaurant another chance if I were in mountain village, but with all of the great options in Telluride, I probably wouldn't make the trip just to eat here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Telluride's Best
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dine out most evenings and go to Rev more than to any other area restaurant. Three times this week and each meal was outstanding. Another foursome at a nearby table stopped as they were leaving and asked "is it always this good"? Our companions said they could not believe the reasonable price for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    NotLateForDinner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful meal for our anniversary. We started off with beets, and a delicious kale Caesar salad, followed by salmon (skin up!) and lobster claw pasta. Everything was cooked to perfection and was delicate and delicious. We were well cared for by our waitress, sommelier, and chef Bud (who checked on us twice). Highly recommend, fantastic meal. Like most restaurants in the Telluride area, it is very expensive, but we were very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs serious help
    chowVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We may have gotten a first night waiter, but that is no excuse for the prices paid. If the guy had not experience, he should not have been let on the floor alone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Rev reviews archive.
  • More miss than hit
    SandyandMike
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Table was ready when we arrived, servers were very pleasant and attentive. The appetizers and ntrees listed on the menu looked very ineresting, the appetizer we ordered were very good. However, when ordering the entrees, the first two choices were not available, so one of us had to settle for their third choice. Worse yet, when served, they brought a sample tasting of what we couldnt have which just reinforced how bad the dish was we had to settle for. We were compensated only after complaiming to the server and manager,
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast
    Kate
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our party of 6 had breakfast at Rev on Sunday morning, June 29, 2014. All were delighted with their choices and I was especially happy when I discovered that my Denver omelet was the very best I have ever had!! The restaurant is beautiful. Will certainly be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional dinning
    2travelers
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Do not miss dinning here. Chef Thomas create original, delicious recipes. The presentation was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great food, the best dessert ever! Waiter was perfect. Good advice on selections and great on conversation. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Telluride
    GastroNerd
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    All the OT reviews I read prior to our arrival were right. Nice place with great food and service. Wide variety of items that met our wide variances in appetite. This is a place you can ski hard all day and then enjoy the reward of a great meal at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good
    mrtjt
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    overall a good restaurant, but nothing to get excited about...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not well known but perhaps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Not well known but perhaps the best resturant in Telluride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable!
    BigD
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This is an amazingly excellent restaurant. Very creative chef, Bud Thomas, out does himself with fantastic and creative choices along with a warm personality. His personal visits to tables and willingness to discuss his recipes is a great touch! Don't miss the fried brussel sprouts, the butternut squash soup with homemade marshmallow or the soft shell crab. Prices here are not inexpensive, but reasonable for the quality of the food. We celebrated a special occasion with a nice bottle of champagne and a fabulous dinner. I don't think there is a better restaurant in Telluride, so don't miss a visit to see for yourself! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice option in Mountain Village
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This was our first time to go to Rev. This particular night there were a lot of large groups making the restaurant extremely loud. From previous reviews I understand this is not normally the case. The ambiance of the restaurant is fine - nothing special. The menu is very limited but the food was tasty. I enjoyed the elk strip loin and my wife liked the lobster pasta. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Bud came over to our
    SeanK
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Chef Bud came over to our table to offer suggestions of his menu. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Special I
    CABINS
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Rev offer an exceptional farm-to- table dining experience in an elegant, unhurried setting. The chef personally tneds to each table of diners to provide in-depth explanations of the night's offerings. In contrast to the crowded and noisy restaurants of Telluide, Rev provides a highly comfortable and intimate setting free of the nose and distractions of other popular restaurants. The food is as fine on an item-to-iteme basis as any we have experienced in the Telluride/Mountain Village area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic!
    Denise
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Loved the "build your own appetizer board." The Duck rillettes and the pate were excellent! The brussel sprouts are great. Lobster pasta was wonderful. Great ambiance, with table side chat with the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brussels Sprouts were unbelievable
    HUNGRYVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Chef Bud, recommended the brussels sprouts and they were declicious. We have always enjoyed Rev but have been put off by the noise and sketchy service. The service was excellent for the first time, but as always the large round table was full of people who had obviously been enjoying their libations and became louder and louder through the evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner, staff and ambiance
    LSWilliams
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were a group of 6, including 2 kids. The staff were accommodating to the kid's needs. The brussels sprouts appetizer was delicious as was the kale salad. I had the salmon entree which was nice too. The dining room is pretty with plenty of room between tables. We enjoyed talking with the staff and even the chef came out for a visit. Try it!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the best restaurant
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Mountain Village, maybe in the Telluride region
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting modern food. Very
    FrannyB
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Interesting modern food. Very helpful staff. Chef and pastry chef came to our table to discuss various dishes and ingredients. Moderately expensive. Our server, Blake, was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    Krystle
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My partner and I had a lovely dinner at Rev recently. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic, and we were even presented with a dessert on the house, which was the best carrot cake we have ever had. The entree's were out of our budget for the holiday, so we ordered a few appetisers which were very filling and were the perfect size for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Telluride.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef, Bud, comes out to
    RendyVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The chef, Bud, comes out to greet the patrons with great big smile on his face. He suggests meals if you haven't ordered yet. Bud made a special plate for the vegetarian in our group. The food is outstanding! There is a somewhat limited menu which is understandable given the location. Rev did a remodel in December 2013, and took out the booths which gives the restaurant a much better feel. The wait staff, mostly from St Lawrence, is terrific. They appear to enjoy their job which translates to a friendly and attentive waiter. Call to get a table, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rev it up!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    One of the best meals ever! Chef Bud came out and talked to us, making sure everything was to our liking and talked about all the dishes we enjoyed. Every dish was excellent for our group of 6 and everyone got something different!! We had a vegan, gluten free daughter-in-law who was overjoyed, a vegetarian daughter who loved it and 2 meat eaters, my son and I, who were thrilled. Some of the dishes that were notable was the butternut squash soup with homemade marshmallow, buffalo ribs, elk, salmon, chicken, grilled brussels sprouts, and especially the homemade carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream and caramel swirls. Our waiter Blake was attentive, knowledgeable, and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So many better places
    DcvisaVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Was there for NYE for a great dinner. What a disappointment! Service is so poor! I could never go back! For the prices the waiter should be pleasent and attentive!! Don't be fooled by some of the reviews from friends of the managment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Rev an Underappreciated Gem
    CTHallVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The Rev Restaurant keeps getting better and better; the excellent service staff is only exceeded by the fantastic food of Chef Bud Thomas. A mirror of Telluride, I almost don't want to recommend it for fear that it will be overrun with those who would appreciate how special it is. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well below expectations...
    DurangoDiner
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Based on positive reviews posted on Trip Advisor, my wife and I elected to splurge at Rev (as it's quite expensive) for our big night out. What I should have done was taken more time to read the reviews on Trip Advisor as the majority of them were from Telluride diners, most likely friends of the owners. The service was average, at best, and the ambiance not at all what was expected. The dining room area itself was nothing special, and was quite loud. On top of that, our $47 lobster and short rib was a small portion and nothing special. We won't be coming back as there are many other restaurants in Telluride that offer a much better fine dining experience.
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  • Christmas to remember
    Carmen80132
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We went to Rev for Christmas dinner 2013. We enjoyed the entire experience. The hostess, waiter and wine manager were all very friendly, helpful and professional. I ordered the Salmon dinner and it was wonderful. Our table was next to the fireplace which was cozy and had a view of the ice rink and enjoyed watching skaters. We had reservations and that is necessary. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local farm to table
    Greateats
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great local farm to table concept. The food was wonderful, the chef even stopped by during dessert to check on our satisfaction. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food here is fantastic. It's a beautiful dining room. The service however is iffy. We've been in the off season and have been impressed with the staff but going during the busy winter time they are the typical Telluride seasonal staff.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must when visiting Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This is the one of the few outstanding foodie restaurants in Telluride. Natural ingredients, outstanding choices. Skip the rest and go straight here for a fabulous dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mountain Village restaurant.
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Best Mountain Village restaurant. Limited menu with fresh ingredients and innovative food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • REV = best fine dining in Telluride
    CTHallVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The rebranded REV Restaurant in the Hotel Madeline was our best surprize of the fall season. The dinner that my wife and I had there rated as one of the best we have ever had in Telluride -- and that is saying something as on a per capita basis Telluride has some of the best dining to be found anywhere. (We have been going to and living seasonally in Telluride for the last 16 years). The entire staff was attentive, friendly and very proficient. The service was only exceeded by the cuisine. The REV has the entire package and is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food; great service.
    happycamper
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Marnie and Matt were the best front of house team and Chef Bud's food was terrific! Be sure to take advantage of the soft shell special if available!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rev was wonderful The food
    tridedinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Rev was wonderful The food was great Chef Bud did an amazing job Our server Marnie was outstanding the ambiance was very nice I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a great fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem to be discovered.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    My wife and I had an exceptional dinner at the REV. The decor is warm and welcoming. The tables are spaced nicely so you have your privacy. The staff was professional and friendly. But the food is the biggest reason that we will come back. Every dish that we ordered was perfect. Really fresh high quality ingredients, beautifully prepared and artfully presented. The soft shell crab appetizer and the filet with shallots are a must!!! We now have a new favorite place for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just plain good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The menu is concentrated yet offers something for everyone. The Alsatian chicken is one of the best poultry dishes I've had. They are flexible, allowing my 15 year old to order from their sister restaurant menu which is less formal. Our waiter Matt was both professional and friendly and the chef came out to say hello. I'm amazed the place isn't packed nightly...perhaps it will be soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a nice evening. Waiter
    GreerDan
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Overall a nice evening. Waiter got several orders slightly off but food was good. Enjoyed the elegant decor as it is different from everything else in town.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional restaurant. Completely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Exceptional restaurant. Completely happy with the experience. Rev made dinner with the in-laws a truly pleasurable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate