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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:
October 16 to December 5: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving Day
December 6: Open seven days a week
5:00pm - close
Happy Hour: 5:00pm-6pm, in the bar & on the patio

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

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2017

My favorite place in Telluride. Good place. For Telluride, outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Probably the best food and service we had in our 5 days in Telluride/Mountain Village. Wife had the fillet and I had the half chicken, both dishes were very tasty. Drinks were solid as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I really love Cosmo and have dined there for over 10 years. I haven't been there in awhile and I was disappointed that the menu hasn't really changed. The service was just ok.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent reception/bar service by Cole. Anniversary dinner was excellent.
Food was prepared to our request. We have never been disappointed at this
fine restuarant and will always return for comfortable service and well
prepared selections. One of our Telluride favorites.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 22, 2017

After we sat down, it was 20+ minute before anyone acknowledged us, gave us water or asked if we wanted any bread. This is not an auspicious start. However, we've been to this most excellent restaurant many times and were willing to be patient enough for things to improve, which they did.

Our waiter, Will, was not the most attentive waiter (he had to be flagged down numerous times), but he was decently knowledgeable about the dishes and wine. (However, he did attempt to "upsell"' me a bottle of wine that was $40 more expensive than a wine we knew and loved...)

The food did not disappoint whatsoever. We split the lobster corn dogs and they were delicious, light and fluffy. I can't wait to have them again. The entrees, duck breast and the salmon were very good. The dessert, the much loved donuts (beignets) and coffee, was exquisite as usual.

We will definitely be returning to give Cosmo a chance to bring it's A-game.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We came in here from a Yelp search and a look at the seasonal menu. Hostess greeted us warmly and showed us to our window table. The server greeted us warmly, described specials and collected out cocktail orders. The manager was helping servers get food out then stopped by our table and, wait for it...greeted us warmly. There were delicious vegan options for my hot date as well as an excellent Surf & Turf for myself. Unfortunately, we had to skip dessert but vowed to return to get a piece of the Blueberry Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream. True to our word we retuned for dessert the following evening. Much to our liking we were again greeted warmly by the hostess, servers, bartenders and manager. The food was excellent but it's the service that makes us return.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food, great service-highly recommend! That is all I have to say about Cosmopolitan!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Always exceptional!!! A true Telluride treasure!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing food and service! I had the filet and mashed potatoes, best I have ever had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Nice n tasty! Great sushi - very nice surprise - and great steak. Thumbs up

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We heard great things but were underwhelmed. The appetizers were quite good, but we both weren't thrilled with the cocktails or the main course. The service was slow. Too pricey for the expereince. So many other good restaurants in Telluride. We won't return.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Fabulous food and service! This is our favorite Telluride resturant. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Cosmo's menu changed about 18 months ago, at that point I was unimpressed with the food. Now however, the restaurant seems to have perfected it's new menu, and the food was fabulous. I had the beet salad and the salmon, and both were perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Amazing food inventive cuisine perfect atmosphere professional courteous service start to finish a gastronomical experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Staff was on point, great service. Our group of five enjoyed the Octopus and "Poke" salmon as starters. Dinner was fresh and well prepared. Surf and Turf was perfectly finished, and the Duck and Scallops were also nicely cooked. Braised Short ribs also stood out as a choice meal. Others in our party enjoyed salads as a main course. We had a wonderful evening with good friends, and an attentive staff taking care of every need.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

If you get the flourless chocolate cake, try the sorbet before and after trying the cake. The flavor changes in a delightful way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Organic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Robert our waiter was fabulous! Really went out of his way to please us!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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