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221 South Oak, Telluride, CO

221 South Oak

4.6
4.6
1813 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak St, 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. Full Vegetarian Menu is available.
We also offer catering services in the privacy of your home. Wine and Delectable Pairing Classes are available weekly.
Our Victorian home has two dining rooms, as well as our bar area. Our Cozy Colorado Yurt provides an introspection into high altitude structures and their beauty. Listed as outdoor dining, the Belgian Greenhouse allows for a novel dining experience in our sturdy structure. All tables are heated and provide our same eclectic menu and elevated service.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 708-1437

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eliza H.S. Gavin

  • Catering

    221 Offers Off-site Catering<br />You're accustomed to great food at the restaurant, now experience it in your home. Whether it's a dinner party, quiet luncheon or drinks and nibbles, we're here for you. If you're lacking space for a large party, you may rent out 221. A great space for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and holiday parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Engagement Parties are all special occasions that deserve the proper party. 221 offers private dinner parties in our intimate dinning room and catering. We cater to cocktail parties, luncheons, private classes and full course dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Eliza Gavin: (970) 708-1437

  • Neighborhood

    Telluride

  • Cross street

    Pacific St

  • Parking details

    Self Parking on the Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Five Course Tasting Menu

    $350.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    New Years' Eve We are serving a Price Fixe menu with 5 Courses, Welcome Bubbles, a Glass of Wine with your Main Course and a Digestif. The cost is $350 per guest. The regular menu will not be served and children are highly discouraged. Please ring in the New Year with us!
  • Wine and Nibbles Pairing Class

    $200.00 per person

    Dec 22, 2022 - Mar 30, 2023
    Join Chef Eliza and her Sommerlier, Luke, for a wonderful afternoon of tasting 12 dishes with 10 wines. Chef will demonstrate different techniques with seasonal ingredients while Luke educates on varietals, regions and why champagne flutes are stupid. We are happy to accommodate any allergies or aversions. Please let us know if you can/will not eat something as soon as possible.

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What 1,813 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Mountains

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  1. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was excited to try this restaurant. Initial impression upon check-in was that they were very busy, have a seat we will get to you feeling. Thought about leaving but, decided to stay. The service improved when we got to the table. I had the gnocchi, unfortunately, it was a glorified tater tot on a bed of chopped asparagus, mushroom and some type of spicy sauce/dip on the plate. My husband had the Elk steak with polenta, cooked perfectly and very tasty. We shared the autumn soup, presentation and taste was delicious. Shared a burratta appetizer as well, that was delicious. Dessert we a the seasonal peach crisp. Nothing too special. Our server was sweet as could be and the restaurant is nicely furnished/decorated. I wish my dish had been better, based on it I don't know if I could recommend the restaurant. Possibly, I just chose the wrong dish as everything else was good.

    221 South OakResponded on October 17, 2022I'm so sorry we disappointed you. Thank you for visiting our home and for your feedback. Eliza

  2. KD

    KennyD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Family of 3 adults traveling and celebrating a birthday.
  3. CM

    CourtneyM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in Telluride! We can’t wait to come back!

    221 South OakResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  4. TX

    TXinTride

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went there for our wedding night and two years later for our anniversary. Loved it both times, but the yurt didn’t have quite the same ambiance. The food and wine were excellent and the service was good.

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  6. ER

    ErinR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time. Our server, Marisa was delightful. We love having a vegetarian/vegan menu when we come to dine. My Olive Roasted Artichoke Hearts with Carrot Jus, Halloumi, Asparagus, Spaghetti Squash and Brown Bread Croutons was absolutely delicious.

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  7. M

    Michael

    Tucson

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at this restaurant. The service is prompt and friendly. The food preparations are great, and vary regularly. The wine list includes both well and high priced excellent selections.

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  8. K

    Kenneth

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin was absolutely awesome and the food was excellent. We will be back!
  9. RB

    RichardB

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time dining here. We ate in the backyard Yurt last time. This time inside the quaint and comfortable house. We had the buffalo brisket and elk t bone. Excellent! They were busy but the servers all helped each other out, making the meal seamless. We will be back on our next visit to Telluride. This is our favorite place to dine.

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean, friendly costumer service and food was awesome!

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  11. BM

    BethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AH-MAZING!!!!! Seriously, it started with the host, he cared deeply about our experience!! Then our waitress was beyond sweet and took incredible care of us. Not to be overlooked ones was the food! We over ordered because we just could not decide, so fantastic items. Book early, this place is worth every penny!

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  12. SC

    SandyC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us ate at 221 S. Oak recently. A quaint house, close to the gondola, with beautiful artwork and lovely ambiance. When I told the hostess that we seniors with hearing problems would like a quiet spot, she took us to the yurt! Amazing!! It was warm and cozy, very quiet, with lovely artwork. The service here has always been outstanding and the food delicious. The prices have jumped up quite a bit since Covid, but that seems to be the case at all Telluride fine dining restaurants. We highly recommend this restaurant for a very special evening.

    221 South OakResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home. Eliza

  13. BS

    BruceS

    Little Rock

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night with old friends was made even more special thanks to excellent bartending, attentive service, and outstanding cuisine.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your great review! Eliza

  14. AO

    AnnieOakley

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely little place in Telluride. Always a favorite of ours, especially in autumn.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  15. M

    Mary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna was a fantastic server with spot-on recommendations, the ambiance was outstanding, and the food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend 221 South Oak!

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  16. MB

    MattB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was good but bland.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your frank feedback. Eliza

  17. JS

    JudyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience were superb - they had excellent baked bread and each course was creative and delicious - the only negative was one of the desserts was not well prepared (the crisp) but the mango sorbet was excellent and the chief comped us for the desert we didn’t like - quaint and romantic place (Little house) - service was also excellent.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Really nice place and staff was awesome. Food flavors were curiously unharmonious from start to finish. At this price point I hoped for more.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your frank feedback. Eliza

  19. RL

    RickL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor seating options. Samara was knowledgeable about the menu, attentive to us, and fun, helping to create a our favorite dining experience while in Telluride.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  20. f

    foodie

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your taste buds will never forget dining at 221 South Oak! The flavors in each dish are unique. We began with the haloumi starter followed by sesame crusted tofu for me and elk for my partner. We relished every bite and all the flavors dancing on our taste buds. Definitely a must dining experience in Telluride. Our server Trang was not only personable and attentive but knowledgeable regarding the dishes.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch in a charming atmosphere. Simply divine.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  22. PR

    PaulR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best retaurant in Telluride. Always a pleasure.

    221 South OakResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  23. C

    Crypto

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wonderful seating indoors and out..check out the greenhouse. A little on the pricy side.

    221 South OakResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  24. AB

    AngieB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We got the foie gras, which was a very very small portion and every little bite was packed with flavor. Delicious. I got the bison and my partner got the rack of lamb. We were both extremely pleased with our meals and cleaned our plates. The service was wonderful. Our waitress did a great job explaining a few dishes that we were curious about and helping us choose our entrees.

    221 South OakResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words! Eliza

  25. p

    papmd

    Denver

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent outside dining space with heat lamp and spectacular food and service

    221 South OakResponded on September 17, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  26. BJ

    BrieJean

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service. Accommodative of dietary restrictions. Groaningly delicious food. Can count on Chef Eliza and her team to deliver delightful experiences, whether it's a random weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

    221 South OakResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  27. s

    sepdxer

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for inventive, well-executed cuisine this is the place for you in Telluride. Vegetarian or vegan? They’ve got you especially covered. The cashew Camembert fermented in house is the best non-dairy cheese we’ve eaten. The combo of flavors & textures on the other veg dishes was a welcome surprise. And if you’re a meat eater, the bison short rib is a worthwhile splurge.

    221 South OakResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  28. P

    Private

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 5 Star service intimate setting, by far finest breakfast brunch in Telluride
  29. JP

    JerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fabulous, we enjoyed the experience and the food was devine.

    221 South OakResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your wonderful review!! Eliza

  30. RT

    RichardT

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Reserved bar seating, got crammed into short L of bar. No knee room, inside person has to climb over other to get out. No shade on window so sun set was intense, very uncomfortable, had to move to a table. Salmon was good vegetables were under roasted. Trout good, sweet potato ravioli was chewy. Overall disappointed.

    221 South OakResponded on September 14, 2022I'm sorry we disappointed you. Thank you for visiting our home. Your feedback is extremely helpful. Eliza

  31. BE

    BELLA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    WAY OVERPRICED AND THE FOOD WAS VERY DISAPPOINTING.

    221 South OakResponded on September 14, 2022I'm sorry we disappointed you. Thank you for visiting our home. Your feedback is extremely helpful. Eliza

  32. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Comfortable setting with elevated menu. Nice cocktail list. Very accommodating and knowledgeable service team. Enjoyed ourselves.

    221 South OakResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for visiting our home! Eliza

  33. MB

    MarcyB

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing here for brunch! Service is above and beyond and food is amazing

    221 South OakResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for your kind words and for visiting our home! Eliza

  34. D

    Dner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An especially creative menu and excellent food. Despite nation-wide staff shortages that have meant waiters at many restaurants are overburdened, Oak Street’s staff were gracious and skillful. We enjoyed dining in the greenhouse; there’s also outside dining on the patio, a yurt (which staff members say can be a bit warm in the summer but is lovely in other seasons), or indoors--sort of a quirky combination of spaces and an overabundance of menus (including one that was completely dedicated to delicious and varied vegetarian dishes)--all of which we thought added to the charm and kept the restaurant from feeling pretentious.

    221 South OakResponded on September 4, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

  35. f

    foodiefanatic

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beyond wonderful! The food and service were phenomenal and the dining room was beyond beautiful!

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

  36. ST

    SusanT

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The fried green tomato salad with speck and the pan seared trout with with fried capers and beet ravioli are my all-time favorites. Terrific service too!

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The host seats you with a menu, a wine list, a specialty cocktail list, a vegan menu and a desert menu. Very odd, some were actual menus and some were printed on paper. It would have made sense to be asked before seating if we needed a vegan menu. It also seamed odd to have the dessert menu that had to stay on our tiny 2 person table all through our meal. Suggestion…the waiter can ask your guest after their entrees if they would like dessert and either bring the menu or simply recite the dessert options. As for our dinner, the Tuna tartare was fishy. The chicken dinner was cooked well but all of the vegetables were extremely small compared to the artichokes which were large. It felt off balance. Overall flavor wasn’t what I anticipated. The staff were very friendly and the ambiance was quaint.

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for your comments. Your details give us direction and we appreciate that very much!!! Thank you for visiting Telluride, Eliza

  38. C

    Cornfrog

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Scallops were rubbery and overcooked. Very expensive menu and wine list. Very noisy. Service was very good, except waiter forgot to bring my take away leftovers.

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for your comments. Your details give us direction and we appreciate that very much!!! Thank you for visiting Telluride, Eliza

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Elk in Telluride!

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

  40. s

    satisfied

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious meal. I might advise sharing a starter as the meals were very filling. Although we did not partake, the vegetarian menu is extensive. The staff is large and the chef and owner Eliza was often around the tables to help ensure quality.

    221 South OakResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for visiting our home and your kind words. Eliza

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

221 South Oak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 708-1437.

221 South Oak is rated 4.6 stars by 1813 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 221 South Oak

221 S. Oak St , Telluride, CO 81435

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific St

  • Neighborhood

    Telluride

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self Parking on the Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Eliza H.S. Gavin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 708-1437

  • Catering

    221 Offers Off-site Catering<br />You're accustomed to great food at the restaurant, now experience it in your home. Whether it's a dinner party, quiet luncheon or drinks and nibbles, we're here for you. If you're lacking space for a large party, you may rent out 221. A great space for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and holiday parties.

  • Private party facilities

    Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Engagement Parties are all special occasions that deserve the proper party. 221 offers private dinner parties in our intimate dinning room and catering. We cater to cocktail parties, luncheons, private classes and full course dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Eliza Gavin: (970) 708-1437

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