221 South Oak

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Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 on Thursdays.
Patio Seating is wonderful and is first come first serve.
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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

221 South Oak
Responded 2 days ago

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

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Denver
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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

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Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eliza and crew made my birthday special!

221 South Oak
Responded 2 days ago

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

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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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OT
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 6 days ago

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

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

Wonderful!! Went twice in one week.

221 South Oak
Responded 6 days ago

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

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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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MM
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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MH
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 6 days ago

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

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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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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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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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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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AK
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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JA
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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JP
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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j
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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CL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were pure magic.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you for visiting our home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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BM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The folks at 221 South Oak were ultra accommodating, fun, great service and incredible food. 5 stars all day. Also right off the gondola which was super convenient.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Attentive service, food was perfect, and always love the new additions to the menu each season...only complaint is that I didn't have any leftovers for the next day!

221 South Oak
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you for your continued patronage. Eliza Chef/Owner

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New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food in great setting. The staff was a delight. Will definitely be back

221 South Oak
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you for visiting our little home. Eliza Chef/Owner

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VW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Service was good. Always our favorite spot to eat.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for being such a great guest. Eliza Chef/Owner

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was excellent, my partner and I enjoy a pescatarian diet and were easily accommodated. The staff as well trained in the wine selection is beyond reproach.

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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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location to the gondola makes it easy to find. Appetizers were very good (tuna and Camembert). The major disappointments were the maple old fashioned ($15) and the wagyu beef ($66), were overpriced. The beef was tough and chewy and not what I expected for the price. Service was great however.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for your review. All feedback is greatly welcome. Eliza Chef/Owner

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AF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food! We highly recommend this restaurant!

221 South Oak
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting!!! Eliza Chef/Owner

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

221 consistently has some of the best if not the best food in Telluride. Would recommend the Trout every day of the week. Very fun and cool idea to have pomegranate seeds in the ice cubs in the cocktail as well. Highly recommend

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eliza and staff are incredible. Food is creative and flavors are amazing.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for your positive review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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MG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. The wait staff and kitchen handled my husband’s food allergies with professionalism and compassion. We would definitely return!

221 South Oak
Responded on January 4, 2020

We are always so happy to accommodate dietary requirements. Everyone deserves a lovely meal! We will see you upon your return. Luke GM, Sommelier

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JP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a crowded town during the Holidays....the team handled it all smoothly. We had a spectacular meal.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for visiting 221. Eliza Chef/Owner

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c
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Chef Eliza doesn’t disappoint. I had the grouper with shrimp toast. Amazing! My son had the scallops and cleared the plate. My daughter and husband had the Wagyu so tender and cooked to perfection. We look forward to our culinary visit in the spring.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you thank you thank you! Eliza Chef/Owner

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal and wonderful ambiance. We really enjoyed the window table tucked in the back - it was cozy and quiet. Food was very good- had the soup duo and salmon tartare to start; mushroom ravioli and pork chop for dinner. Portions were generous, flavors were on point and service was very good.

221 South Oak
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback. Eliza Chef/Owner

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing... one of our favorite dinners this trip!!

221 South Oak
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Eliza Chef/Owner

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MC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food and service!

221 South Oak
Responded on December 22, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to see you again soon. Luke General Manager, Sommelier

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DA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We arrived for our reservation and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated after that things were good

221 South Oak
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Eliza Chef/Owner

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I highly recommend this charming tiny home filled with art, but be aware the food was wonderful, and expensive!

221 South Oak
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Eliza Chef/Owner

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Telluride.

221 South Oak
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for your nice review. I love your user name. Eliza Chef/Owner

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CB
Savannah
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of stops every time we're in Telluride. The food is always excellent.

221 South Oak
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for your continued patronage. Eliza Chef/Owner

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