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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

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
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Romantic (13)
Cozy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing dining. I would highly recommend and plan to go back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was unique and fantastic. Service from start to finish is impeccable. Consistently the best restaurant in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

I believe that this is the best restaurant in Telluride and as a second homeowner for 28 years we’ve been to every one over the years. This last visit was for Valentines Day and often restaurants have “ special “ menus but Cosmo sticks to their outstanding regular menu with incredible dishes and evening specials of the night. This time my husband had the evening addition of monk fish which was the best ever. I had the lamb chops and they were superb. Our server was attentive but not hovering and was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was lively but still private enough to carry on conversations . I could go on and on but Cosmo is consistently exceptional and a true Telluride gem!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I went to Cosmo for Valentine's day. The food was superb and the service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is always delicious and the service great at Cosmo! We always look forward to at least one meal here when we are in town!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The Cosmo has been at the top level of restaurants in Telluride for two decades. It's still going strong.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was amazing!!! The service outstanding, ROBERT was one of the best servers I’ve had in my lifetime.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing. As always Cosmo hits the spot. Best restaurant in Telluride, the food & the service are top notch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Cosmo is an excellent restaurant. The food and service is very impressive and the cocktails are creative and very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First of all, the food was great. We had two main complaints:

1. The dining room was unbearably warm. We were both uncomfortable and bordering on miserable due to the temperature.
2. We arrived and were seated early, which was appreciated. The problem was our server had 3 other tables seated in the 10 minutes before us and she was slammed all night trying to keep up. She did a great job given the situation but we expected better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. My wife got the Seafood Stew and I got the Lamb Chops. Both were amazing. The restaurant lounge, was very cool. The food options were excellent and the staff was spot on. The are very proud of their food judging by the price, but for a vacation destination, you have to eat here. The Blueberry pie for dessert was out of this world good.

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 (Monterrey)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great experience! Great food and excelent service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food quality seemed down from years past. Seemed to be overpriced for what was served. This has been a yearly stop during our week in Telluride but will probably shuffle into every two-three rotation.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a stop when we visit Telluride

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere- calming, dim lighting, great food and excellent service. Our waiter came by quite often to make sure everything was okay. The menu offers a nice variety from new American to sushi, so something for everyone.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is one of the very best dining options in Telluride. Amazing food, great atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing meal and great overall experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Perfection! Consistently, Telluride's best dining experience ... ambience, attentive service, diverse and creative menu choices and awesome cuisine!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always worth the visit. Chad is just exceptional

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 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 13, 2018

Excellent service and food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent ... as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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 6, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 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 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Recommendation, book here first - best in town.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday diner super nice winter wonderful food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Durango)·Dined on November 5, 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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