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About Cosmopolitan - Telluride

Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The Cosmopolitan is now home to the fresh, innovative creations of Chad Scothorn, who has received national attention and praise for his original, fresh approach to food preparation. Serving dinner nightly, this elegantly simple 80 seat restaurant is located in the newly remodeled luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Known locally as "the Cosmo", the custom cherry wood bar is the perfect place to unwind.

301 West San Juan Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week
5:00pm - close
Happy Hour: 5:00pm-6pm, in the bar area


Cross Street:
Gus's Way and Aspen Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 728-1292

Website:
http://www.cosmotelluride.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is limited to street parking only. Parking meters are only enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Public Transit:
The town bus and the gondola are both free and stop in front of the Cosmopolitan.

Executive Chef:
Chad Scothorn

Private Party Facilities:
The Cosmopolitan offers a 25 seat wine cellar as a private dining room. The "Tasting Cellar" is available seven days a week with 48 hours notice.

Private Party Contact:
Alacia or Shannon: (970) 728-1292

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour daily from 5:00pm-6pm with 50% off specials, $7 wine, and $5 Cosmos!

Cosmopolitan - Telluride Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
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Cozy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Always worth the visit. Chad is just exceptional

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Robert was excellent server. Food was very good, at least for 4 of 5 entrees. Only issue was the drafty window with very chilly outdoor temps. Will return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service and food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with a cozy ambiance. It’s quiet and romantic if you want that or fun and relaxing. I would totally recommend it. The service was exceptional!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Cosmos -- Consistency is the word -- We can count on the atmosphere, food, service, etc to be top drawer.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food, service and drinks/wine. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Last night of our family vacation. We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was overpriced nonsense. The Cosmopolitan won’t be concerned because it definitely is the in place. The food was cold, the kids meals were poor and given this was NYE, the experience was underwhelming.

Definitely a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cosmopolitan's ambiance, cuisine, and service are all above what would be expected in a ski town. We enjoyed multiple courses and each dish exceeded expectations. Beautifully lit and surprisingly quiet given the large crowd on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

we tried all the top restaurants in Telluride and this is the best one by far. great ambiance, knowledgeable and friendly staff, excellent food and good value for what is served. Hands down and easily above all others. Lobster corn dogs, lamp chops, were favorite, so good we went back a second time on our last night after try every other "highly rated" restaurant in the town and none compared to Cosmopoltan

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent!
However we ordered a bottle of wine that was out of stock and it was about 20 minutes before our waitress let us know.
Other than the wait for the food it was a very good experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and ambiance. A real treat to dine at if you are in telluride

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We visit cosmopolitan whenever we're in town, so the slow kitchen and slow service made this trip a real disappointment. We'll give them another chance but on a slow night during Christmas week, there was no excuse for the kitchen being so slow to deliver food.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding service and food was outstanding! Don’t miss out on the best restaurant in Telluride!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had dinner 12/24, 12/25 and then decided to do it again 12/26 & 12/27 instead of going anywhere else. Tried different dinners & salads-nothing disappointed. Amazing breakfasts too. Friendly servers & very interesting people too. Overall wonderful experience only made better by staying at Hotel Columbia.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Recommendation, book here first - best in town.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Consistently great food. The surf and turf was amazing. Great drinks, salads and apps.
We dined here during the blues and brews fest, and loved it so much we did an overnight trip just to have dinner there for my wife's birthday.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious food with excellent service. Some menu items are standards but rotating features and new items keep it interesting. All dishes were fresh and top quality.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Birthday diner super nice winter wonderful food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We loved the dinner we had so much that we came back the next night for a repeat! Erin

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Cosmo is our favorite place for after work drinks, entertaining clients, or a great meal with family & friends.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Pricey but beautiful. Service was wonderful. Beet salad no cheese and too much dressing. Salmon was boring taste wise. Sugar topping on cremebulee' too thick.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food - had the wagu beef and it was terrific.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food, service, ambiance and setting were all delightful. We had two starters and two sushi rolls with local brews. Told our server that we found the food unusual and delicious. He seemed genuinely pleased. Can’t comment on regular entrees. Ah, but can attest to the excellence of the dessert we shared. Fun place with seriously good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was good as always. The chopped salad is special

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Never disappoints...ever!!! Cosmo is consistent and a vibrant part of the T'ride food scene.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The gal working the bar was fab! She need a raise!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always a delight to dine at Cosmopolitan - attentive, friendly service with delicious food. Love the calimari/shrimp appetizer, beet salad, filet, etc. a highlight in Telluride.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Cosmo is a regular for us whenever we're in Telluride - maybe six times per year. Always a treat to enjoy the creative cuisine and special treatments of old favorites. The duck was a bit chewy last time, but everything else was delicious. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very nice on all level. Will definitely go back next time in Telluride

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant; the food was excellent. I thought the place was a bit noisier from nearby tables than I like - their voices really carried. Our table for 2 was also very unsteady - it needed more than a matchbook under one of the legs. We had several wild upsets during the meal. I don't like to feel anxious when I'm eating.

All in all, I'd probably not go here often. I prefer a quieter place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We come here whenever we're in town at least twice a year. Great food and generou drinks service always very professional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great locally sourced food and varied menu including good choice of sushi. Everything is excellent. Just wish they stocked Coors lite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great choice if your visiting Telluride
We have eaten at this restaurant many times and we always leave with a smile

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We have been dining at Cosmopolitan every time we are in Telluride for years! Always outstanding!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Found the perfect place after a long drive our first night in town.

Menu not huge, but to be honest, several of us struggled on what to order as everything sounded super. Tiffen our waitress was quite efficient and guided us to right decisions.

Hits: chantrell leek soup, all 3 sushis we had, lobster corn dog, chopped salad, halibut.

Yum, yum, yum.

Good food
Local twists
Fair sized drinks
Wonderful help

Winner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Cosmo is our favorite restaurant in Telluride. Always delicious food and excellent service. Locally sourced ingredients and excellent chef.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a great meal. This is probably the consistently best restaurant in Telluride. Yes, it's a bit
expensive, but they have every type of food available; there is no wait and the atmosphere is good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Always love dining here. A bit pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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