Black Iron Kitchen and Bar

3.6
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128 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Black Iron Kitchen and Bar is Telluride’s best après ski lounge, and modern mountain cuisine experience. Our chef and staff cultivate menu items with the farmers, local purveyors and artisan growers, and connect with the land and food that fuels our passion. Black Iron offers something special for those special dietary requirements, such as a wide selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes.
Comfortable for the entire family, the Black Iron interior is warm woods, dark steel, and natural stone, providing a modern yet casual dining environment. Located rinkside in Mountain Village, signature dining “fire-tables” accent the outdoor plaza, the perfect spot for people-watching and liquid restoration after a hard day on the slopes. Black Iron offers energetic local musicians, a lively après ski bar, state-of-the-art sound system, and flat screen TV’s showcasing the big games.
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.4
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the buffalo strip steak. It was incredible. I also had the tater tots. They were so good. This place is great

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vipFalmito
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just meh. Flat iron special was ok. The blue cheese mashed potatoes were too blue cheesy.

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exfirebabe
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved that that the restaurant had so many plant based options. The cauliflower and chickpea curry was fabulous.

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vipStevenH
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Terrible food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Kid friendly and very nice staff. Food was amazing

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SuperLucky
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We didn’t realize that the restaurant doesn’t open until 5. So, when we showed up, we were quite literally the only people there. A reservation was unnecessary. The food was fine. Our waiter was new to waiting tables. He was okay, he just needs more experience.

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CarrieS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been to Black Iron Kitchen and Bar for 3 consecutive years. The main dining room looks nice, although both my children did not like their dinners and our waiter looked sick. Lunch their is much better. We are never going for dinner again.

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AlinaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Made reservations for a nice dinner, expected a lot more. We started out at the bar next door that’s also owned by the hotel and even the bartender told us not to go over. We saw how mismanaged the bar was, but decided to give Black Iron a shot. Before we were even seated, none of the staff looked like they knew what they were supposed to be doing. We sat down and two different waiters came to our table, one split water everywhere and didn’t come back to clean it up. We looked at the menu and it was nothing like we had seen online. Then the chef was walking around and stopping at all the tables, skipped us, and kept making rounds. The wait staff were running around looking like this was everyone’s first night at a restaurant. I really expected better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Black Iron. We’ve always enjoyed the good, great drinks and nice atmosphere. Service was great at this visit; server was very attentive. Restaurant was not busy and we were pretty happy as we had two little ones with us. Maddie’s Tater Tots were an excellent start. We had a party of 8. There are 7 rectangular tots so order more than one serving. I was eating lighter so the Kale salad with added Hanger Steak was perfect. The steak was cooked perfectly. Others in our party had the Bison Strip Loin and highly recommend the Buffalo Short Ribs. Excellent wine and cocktails. One of Our desserts was just ok The Apple Streusel was simply cooked apples with white cheddar cheese. We did have one guest with a peanut allergy so maybe there was supposed to be a crumbled topping on the streusel but as it was served it was pretty bland. Otherwise we’ve always loved this spot and will be back on our next Mountain Village trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the LIVE music! Great service & food! Overall, great experience!

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vipPeterF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They were out of the first two appetizers we ordered, then my sons burger came with Paper in it attached to the cheese. The server was good and very apologetic. Food was mediocre at best

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MickyD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Went there for Christmas dinner. Table was not ready. Got seated 45 minutes later. Ran out of beef dish on Christmas menu. Then ran out of dessert on Christmas menu. Desserts brought to the table were the worst we have ever had.
Manager was a great guy - he tried to defuse the problems being expressed by multiple guests- but Kitchen was out of control. Waiter summed it best as a CF! Had to have my kids- in their 20’s- translate.

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our server was awful! Thankfully the Manager stepped in. Lamb chops were superb.

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We did not like any of our food and left to get food from somewhere else.

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weluvedthisplace
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On vacation, wanted to try this restaurant.

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vipChrisP
Brisbane / QLD
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

New menu. Staff inexperienced with many of the food items. 3 of the 5 entree's were overcooked. The location and menu have potential.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Sat by one of the outdoor fire pit areas for dinner. Sat and sat and sat waiting for someone to come by and even take a drink order. It was by no means full, a lot of open tables inside and out and seemed to be properly staffed. We were seated, with menus and no one cane back for at least 15 minutes and then we overheard a couple at a table saying they were almost done their glasses of wine and hadn’t even had their dinner order taken. We got up and left. Not worth it.

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vipRichardE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

I won’t go back.

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vipjuliep
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Great location and ambiance. Service is terrible. Food is ok. Love this place and wish they would keep it simple. Quit remodeling and changing the menu. People just want good drinks and food.

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vipYvonne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The worst restaursnt experi

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Kimmykat
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s more an apres ski place then a good restaurant. The service is fine but the food was truly average at best. The onion rings were under cooked. The side vegetable was good. They didn’t have a few beers that were on the menu. Disappointing. But the salmon was good tasting. Thank goodness

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vipMitchellP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Ridiculously poor service combined with extravagant prices. I’d rather go on a diet.

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ShaunaS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They had someone quit, but they did their best. Food was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not impressed.

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vipRMM2
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A bit costly, but the food is really good. Love the inside & variety of menu items. My only advice is don't get the tuna for $22. It was delicious, but literally 3 small bites. Absurd. Burgers & sandwiches are great.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mac and cheese is amazing. Service and food in general were great.

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KirkZ
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid food and location, then Tracks for desert

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Telluride
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Nothing more than airport food. Avoid as there are better alternatives

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vipSMG1
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipCovertOps
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good as were the cocktails. They have a beautiful outside dining and drink area with flames in the middle of the table for great ambiance and warmth. We visited several times while we were there. The only complaint is that they did mess up the order both times on at least 1 dish but there were small misses and did not deter us from returning. Service was a little slow but it was also Spring Break and the places was packed. We would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant itself was very pretty and the food was OK. The service was really disappointing. First the waiter brought a shared appetizer with no small plates. When we asked for some, he still didn’t return after several minutes so we had to get our own, at which point the food was no longer warm. Then we were served soup without a spoon and had to wait several minutes until one materialized. The water we were served was warm so we asked for ice. The waiter brought 2 small plastic cups with ice in them for 5 people to share. He seemed irritated by our requests but we felt that side plates, soup spoons and ice were not too much to ask for as these are pretty standard in most restaurants. The food was fine but we felt that many of the dishes were too rich and the portions were small. Overall a disappointing and expensive experience.

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vipKenR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointing to see an entirely new menu - combining lunch and dinner. Hopefully, will get back to its prior standard. It had been quite good all summet and winter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a late reservation for 7 at 730. Everyo e enjoyed the experience. The server was polite and attentive. Food was great.i had the fried breast and it was was delicious and tender. Portions were generous.

Definitely a stop not to miss in Telluride.

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FabFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a glass of champagne and oysters that stay perfectly chilled in the cool winter air while the cozy fire keeps you warm. Open late. Good for people watching.

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vipEricR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second year in a row of coming to the Black Iron while in Telluride. Once again, it did not disappoint.

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kathleenb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service. We were a table of 8 and all of us had our meal delivered hot and within a reasonable time frame. We had gnocchi, salmon, fried chicken, and spare ribs. Everything was fantastic. The only negative is they were out of the cabernet wine on the menu and only had one glass of the other offering available.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistent good food and bar is fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I am not a complainer, but for the price, the service was terrible. The server forgot to put my son’s order in with the rest of the family and didn’t rush it or anything so by the time my son got his food everyone else was done. The server didn’t apologize or give us a discount. Not impressed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food and service was excellent and we were able to get a table without a reservation which us rare in Telluride.

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michaelm
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charbroiled oysters! A must! Brussel sprouts are great as well. excellent service.

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