221 South Oak

4.8
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
221 offers catering services in the privacy of your home.
221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola. For years, 221 South Oak has been renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromising quality.
Chef/Owner Eliza serves cuisine classified as Modern Bistro with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles.
A mélange of seafood, game and beef, with accompaniments that range from Deep South to Calypso to Classical French to Californian Cuisine to Creole, there is a dish for any adventurous palate.
Full Vegetarian Menu is available.
Wine and Delectable Pairing Classes are available weekly.
Patio Seating is wonderful and is first come first serve.
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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years. Food and service is generally good. We had an 8:30 reservation. The staff seemed tired and ready to go home (that’s understandable with the spring break rush).

221 South Oak
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for our staff's abruptness. As our guest, you deserve better service. Eliza Chef/Owner

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LeighH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough adjectives to describe how wonderful our experience was at 221 South Oak. The food was amazingly delicious, especially the Duo Soup, and our cocktails were beyond anything we have ever tasted. The restaurant is super cozy, the artwork is beautiful which makes you feel like you are having dinner at a friend's home. 221 South Oak will forever be a lovely memory for us, as we got engaged that night!

221 South Oak
Responded on March 20, 2020

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for sharing your special evening with us. Thank you for your awesome review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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HenryD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer

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vipWineluv3
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been visiting Telluride, from another Colorado ski resort town, for years and are no strangers to fine dining. In my humble opinion, 221 South Oak is the only restaurant in town that offers the complete package: an outstanding menu, excellent food & drink, great service, and a staff that actually seems to care about their customers. That is why we return every year, and why 221 South Oak is our hands-down favorite. It's not inexpensive, but you leave feeling as if the cost was well worth it.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 14, 2020

WOW! Thank you for your kind words and continued patronage. Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer

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EricT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients and attentive staff made our dining experience grand.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 20, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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JillE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming old house. Friendly waitstaff. This is where we like to go with friends for a delicious dinner when we are in Telluride.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and for your feedback. Feel free to reach out with any suggestions as to how we can improve your next visit. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipKevin
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant. Pretty much every restaurant we’d been to this, our first week ever in Telluride, was great....of those, this was the best. Fantastic food, great service, great atmosphere, even the bartender came to our table to discuss my drink options. In a city of great restaurants - this is the best.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review!!! Please visit us again. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipDebbie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel is an awesome server and I enjoyed the best Cosmo ever. The bison was delicious as was the grouper. We were in Telluride for 2 nights. We ate at 221 S Oak both nights. Good decision!

221 South Oak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipNellyK
El Paso
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

221 South Oak is, I think, the best restaurant in Telluride. We have been coming to Telluride for several years to ski and always go to dinner at 221 South Oak at least once. It's a small restaurant, which makes it cozy and not loud. The food is original, well presented and very tasty. I had the scallops, excellent dish; my husband had the grouper, also very good. Even with the appetizer of tuna tartare that we shared, we walked out not uncomfortably full as almost always happens in other restaurants. Service was flawless, polite, friendly, knowledgeable but not stuffy. Good wine selection. We will be back again and again.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for your continued patronage. You are a pleasure to have. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipSpringskier
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Rocky Mountain trout was amazing. Love the option of the vegetarian menu.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipScottyP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal here. The food was nicely prepared, the staff was pleasant, the location and ambience were just okay as it butts up against the adjacent homes so don't expect a nice view. All in all a nice visit.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review!!! Please let us know how we can improve your next visit. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipamac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Our appetizer specials of tuna and salmon tartare were fresh and delicious. The sea bass entree was prepared to perfection as was the trout and lamb entree. The service was top notch- Joe our wine sommelier and Rachel, our server, were attentive and personable.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully diverse menu with full vegetarian menu as well!

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have had dinner with you many times over the years and have always found it delicious. Last night, we took our 3 grown children and they could not brag enough on your unique cuisine , we agree. The Staff was gracious, our waitress delightful. Thank you, we will see you again soon!

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipbones
Houston
124 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quaint house steps from gondola well established and well run

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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PAulB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best of the whole week in Telluride and service was perfect.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambiance have always been good on my visits. I am actually willing to sacrifice a little in those categories when the food is this good. Luckily this place has always been the complete package. But again, first and foremost the food is excellent! Trout, bison short ribs, foie gras

221 South Oak
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dishes were unique and delicious!
Always love this place!!

221 South Oak
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipSteve
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Telluride! I've been here several times over the years and it never disappoints!

221 South Oak
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. We'd love any feedback you'd like to share. Eliza Chef/Owner

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pricey place but worth the money. All of our dishes were delicious. We had pork, lamb, and the fish.

221 South Oak
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for a great review!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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Private
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a classic telluride dining experience with friends. Went in for dinner to see Joe, and Frizz however Luke the host wearing a purple blouse 👚 was more than knowledgeable when it came to the wine selection and was as always extra helpful in making sure we felt at home. I can’t say enough on how cool it is to walk into an establishment and see so many familiar faces. There is something to be said about the chemistry of the staff at 221 it is a truly unique dining experience in the heart of telluride. These guys are on their A game and care about what they are doing and it clearly shows. I can’t wait to back!

221 South Oak
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for the fun review and for visiting our home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

221 South Oak
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for your favorable review! Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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vipgourmetnooni
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on a family ski trip and had two you g boys with us the food was great I had the trout and the cocktails were also really good this is a must for any trip to Telluride

221 South Oak
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quaint spot with excellent service / food / location. Elk t-bone was fantastic.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 25, 2020

Your kind words are very welcome. Thank you for visiting our home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipCornfrog
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eliza and crew made my birthday special!

221 South Oak
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Love the handle. Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Loved the trout, and ambience!

221 South Oak
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for your review. Visit our home anytime! Eliza Chef/Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for vegetarians! They have an entire menu of just vegetarian items!!! A dream come true!! Great cozy atmosphere as well.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your great review! Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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LisaV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were perfect! Everyone was so welcoming.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and for your positive review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Went twice in one week.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good for a special occasion or friends get together. Lovely ambience and very friendly attentive servers.
Interesting buried and changing menu with many locally produced items. Highly recommend.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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MicaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was just ok. Service was great, really disappointed in the elk t-bone. No seasoning, tasted like charcoal and sides were underwhelming.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve and reviews such as yours show us our shortcomings. Thank you, Eliza Chef/Owner

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MichaelH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food in town, possibly a tie with Marmotte. Very creative dishes, evolving menu, terrific wait staff who are very engaging. An extensive wine list with many affordable selections. We met the chef last year and came back for another great dinner and were not disappointed.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your fabulous review! Eliza Chef/Owner Caterer Educator

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Telluride! Get the trout!! The old fashion was the best I’ve had and the staff was phenomenal.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for the great review! Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super great! Food was also excellent. Of the 4 dinners I had in Telluride this was definitely in my top 2. Got the octopus, a tuna tartare special and the waygu. Waygu is huge (12-14oz) so definitely split it. Definitely a good value.

221 South Oak
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and your kind review! Eliza Chef/Owner

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boodaloo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!

221 South Oak
Responded on January 29, 2020

Thank you for visiting our little house and for your positive review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipLooking4goodlocaleats
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Right near gondola. Definitely recommended. They had an entire vegetarian menu, if you want.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our little house. Eliza Chef/Owner

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AyalK
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable staff, and very accommodating. The flavors were spectacular. Really loved this place.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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JimA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, cocktails and appetizers were outstanding, the mains were good but relative to everything else were somewhat disappointing. I’d definitely go back and try it again though.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We strive to make every aspect of the dinners' experience perfect. Your words are taken to heart. Thank you! Eliza Chef/Owner

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JayP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, we have tried all of the top Telluride restaurants and this is our favorite.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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vipjohnl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Best meal we had all week! Elissa food is exceptional!

221 South Oak
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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