Black Iron Kitchen and Bar

3.3
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$30 and under
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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.
What 119 People Are Saying
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.2
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3.7
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3.9
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3.1
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PF
New York Area
7 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

MD
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.

KS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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

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

On vacation, wanted to try this restaurant.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
23 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.

OT
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.

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

I won’t go back.

j
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.

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

The worst restaursnt experi

K
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

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

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

SS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not impressed.

RM
Richmond
5 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.

JG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

KZ
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid food and location, then Tracks for desert

T
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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

SM
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

CO
Dallas
19 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.

OT
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.

KR
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

OT
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.

FF
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.

ER
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.

k
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.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistent good food and bar is fun.

OT
Phoenix
2 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.

OT
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.

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apres ski great food

DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was disappointing and overpriced. Very noisy as well. There are much better restaurants in Telluride.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and had some great recommendations. We really enjoyed the starter of the cauliflower hushpuppies and the truffle chocolate cake was wonderful. Our actual dinners were not bad but not great.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had the rib appetizer and it was amazing!!! Good beer, some tasty chili with a cornbread muffin

JH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

J
Dallas
132 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outside part of this bar has fireplaces and looks very fun....inside is just very normal. Not a lot of atmosphere at all. Our food was very good. I would say this is a great family place for dinner...the wine list is very sparse and not that impressive....Our steak was great and the bolognese was good, as well. I was surprised that the ambiance was not as I would have expected given the location.

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

At 40% the price would have been a three or four star. Hamburger was very dry and overcooked, ok chop was undercooked... overall food was lousy. Staff was very good. Very very very expensive for what you get.

L
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Interesting and excellent menu, wonderful food smells delivered from the kitchen. Outstanding service. Best food and service we've had so far!