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221 South Oak, Telluride, CO
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221 South Oak

4.6
4.6
1856 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

8:00 PM


Booked 37 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

  • 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 1,856 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Mountains

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  1. C

    Cyndi

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Great food prepared with fresh ingredients. Friendly knowledge service.
  2. P

    Pilar

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Great menu and service.
  3. CS

    CathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best service we had in Telluride. Our drinks arrived prior to our meal, each course was cleared prior to the next arriving and our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and GF options as we had a celiac with us. Some or all of this has been missing in most places. Ontop of that the food was fabulous.

    221 South OakResponded 3 days agoWow Cathy! Thank you for visiting our home and your very nice review! Eliza

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as allways

    221 South OakResponded 3 days agoThank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with extensive vegetarian menu that is delicious- ravioli and broccoli were richly done. Good service, but tight quarters. Great drinks.

    221 South OakResponded 5 days agoThank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  6. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. The Tuna Tartar and Winter Salad was delicious but nothing compared to the Elk. Would definitely recommend!!

    221 South OakResponded 5 days agoThank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  7. TN

    TexaNYC

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food came very quickly- still finishing previous course. Salad was incredibly cold- like the entire plate had been made hours ahead and then sat in the fridge (even the pistachios were ice cold). Had heard raves about this place…felt it was good, just nothing extra special.
  8. M

    Mimi5

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    221 Oak is one of our very favorites. Whenever we are in Telluride we dine there. Never disappoints.

    221 South OakResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dinners I have had in a long time. Everything east great from the service to the drinks to the FANTASTIC food!! Would highly recommend!!
  10. l

    lisar

    Perth

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful little quaint restaurant. Pretty streetscape and the menu extensive, as is the wine list. We loved it!

    221 South OakResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  11. NH

    NicoleH

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a locally owned restaurant who takes pride in their service, drinks and food, this is the place for you. We enjoyed the burrata, elk, duck confit and cocktails. Everything we had was delicious and the service was 10/10. It’s on the pricier side of things, but I would recommend this for a nice dinner while in Telluride.

    221 South OakResponded on January 22, 2023It was so nice meeting you! Congrats on your venture! Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing from start to finish. Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had. Tuna tartare special was amazing. Short ribs were a nice portion and delicious. Skin on salmon was cooked to perfection and my scallops were amazing.

    221 South OakResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  13. M

    Marcelette

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and cocktails here! Love this place
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as always! I keep coming back for the trout!

    221 South OakResponded on January 15, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  15. T

    Tommy

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!

    221 South OakResponded on January 22, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  16. JL

    JohnL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved eating outside . A lovely ambience, and a lot quieter.. food is awesome

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  17. TO

    TimO

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall1food5service4ambience1
    The back door slams the entire tim

    221 South OakResponded on January 5, 2023So sorry we disappointed you! Eliza

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and the food was great!

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in telluride! Great ambiance, great service, and wonderful food! They also have an excellent wine list! Try the trout and also the homemade ice creams!

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  20. MK

    MollyK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - hardest part is making a choice of what to order!

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  21. CB

    CaraB

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening! The food and wine were 1st class

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had s special situation that made the experience sub par to the restaurant, but the management took full responsibility and made us feel understood and well served. We will most definitely come again to experience their service in full. Thank you. Update on this. Chef Eliza reached out to us and refunded our whole dinner because it hadn’t been up to her standard. We reached out to her to thank her and booked another dinner for last night. Everything was spot on! The service and ambiance were outstanding, yet overshadowed by the food. My favorites were the bone marrow and braised rib, but we also had a vegetarian in the party who swore bu the ravioli. If you’re in Telluride and can only pick one place, this is it?
  23. E

    Eman

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing vegetarian/vegan menu. We are talking about 2 pages of options, not two options. We are a family of 5 plant based eaters and were blown away not just by selection but by the quality.

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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible selection of local meat, herbs and vegetables. I was so impressed at the flavor of every dish. We sat in the glass patio and it was comfortable with the blankets provided.

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

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Kelly was a Fantastic waitress. We appreciated the thoughtfulness of all the staff and the team approach that we observed as everyone seemed to pitch in to help out, such as the hostess who was so attentive that she took a moment to fill water glasses after seating a table. Quick, efficient and attentive staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating to our group. Went out of their way to have us all be seated earlier. Food and drinks were top notch and so was the service. We had an amazing meal. Great place for dinner.

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for visiting our home. Eliza

  27. RE

    REVIEW

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First got there - they were going to seat us in an area away from the main dining room - had to ask to change tables … Food was great - service ok - ordered a 2nd glass of wine - they forgot and ordered dessert to share -didn’t get any forks … got the bill - something on there that we didn’t order … other than that - food was very good!!!

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your specific feedback. We aim to improve where possible and frank comments such as this, help us find our soft spots. Thank you, Eliza

  28. VB

    VBH8750

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was VERY nice although a little shy on personality. Food service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was not overcrowded - at least until we were near the end. We love Eliza and the food at 221 so this will of course continue to be a favorite on our Telluride dining list.

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your support! Eliza

  29. s

    skichic55

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    the noise was quiet except for the constant banging doors. Loud. put a slow door closer on the door! The wait staff was to come back and take the order, but took a little too long. But was good service. The food was very French. Not country French type. They could certainly offer more house wines. I would recommend but with reservations. I had gone on a reference. The vegetarian menu extensive.

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your feedback. Eliza

  30. DT

    DrgTelluride

    Denver

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    5* prices for 3* food. Much diminished since our visit New exorbitant prices make 221 a lower tier choice

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your specific feedback. We aim to improve where possible and frank comments such as this, help us find our soft spots. Thank you, Eliza

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Food

    221 South OakResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for visiting our home and for your kind words. Eliza

  32. s

    satisfied

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food was fabulous
  33. LB

    LisaB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Bit disappointing. Bread was dry and plain. Cocktails mediocre. Meat mediocre. I wish I had ordered more vegetables because the brussells were yummy.

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your specific feedback. We aim to improve where possible and frank comments such as this, help us find our soft spots. Thank you, Eliza

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited here while on vacation. Dishes were brilliant. Among the best food we've had in Telluride. THE BEST when factoring in cost!!

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

  35. L

    Lindsay

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Only issue was that the bench seat was too high for the table and was very uncomfortable for the meal. The duck, ribs, trout, and elk was fantastic. The drinks were fantastic

    221 South OakResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your kind words. Eliza

  36. NY

    NYCtoCAinCO

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As everything in town, pricing is high end, $40s for entrees. They aren’t huge but the quality was excellent. Wish there were more sides and they updated menu online more accurate it definitely good food if you can afford it.

    221 South OakResponded on December 28, 2022Thank you for your specific feedback. We aim to improve where possible and frank comments such as this, help us find our soft spots. Thank you, Eliza

  37. J

    John

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Vegetarian menu too!

    221 South OakResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your kind words. Eliza

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every part of the experience was outstanding. Our waiter Grant was very attentive. Others also helped as needed. The presentation and the food was amazing. We loved the appetizer, entree and desert. A favorite place and highly recommend. We return as often as we can!

    221 South OakResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your kind words. Eliza

  39. m

    mariaz

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Telluride for the first time and loved it. This restaurant was excellent, food and service were outstanding. We totally recommend this restaurant.

    221 South OakResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for your kind words. Eliza

  40. E

    Eliot

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorites that never disappoints. Sausage plate appetizer is always special. Salmon was perfectly prepared.

    221 South OakResponded on December 24, 2022Thank you for 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 1856 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 37 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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