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About Eolus Bar & Dining

From farm to table and vine to wine Eolus Bar & Dining offers something for everyone. The local bounty shines through as the restaurant features an array of local products from farms, ranches, vinters, and breweries around southwest Colorado.Offering distinct places to enjoy the cuisine the rooftop patio is covered providing ample protection from the elements while providing premium views of the surrounding mountains. The elegant dining room provides choices of tables or booths to relax and sample creative concoctions from the bar.
Eolus is great place to celebrate special occasions so be sure to let us know how we can elevate your dining experience. We are open 7 nights a week starting at 4:30.

919 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour : 4:30-5:30 Nightly

Dinner: Nightly: 4:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.





Cross Street:
9th Street and Main Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 259-2898

Website:
http://www.eolusdurango.com/

Entertainment:

Public Transit:
Durango Trolley stops in front of Eolus on Historic Main Street.

Executive Chef:
Chris Crowl

Private Party Facilities:
Large party? Small Party? Special Occasion? Business? Let us know how we can help!

Private Party Contact:
James Allred: (970) 259-2898 ext. 2

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Eolus Bar & Dining Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Special Occasion (32)
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Local Ingredients (30)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Healthy (10)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Scenic View (9)
Seasonal (8)
Organic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Authentic (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The $50 per plate steak special was inedible, it was so tough and stringy.
When asked how everything was, we told the server that the meat was very tough. She asked if we wanted anything else and my wife asked for more mashed potatoes. They charged us extra for them!
Dinner for two was over $150 for the worst meal we've ever had.
Never go back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this restaurant! The food was fabulous, the service was spectacular, the ambiance was cozy, modern, and fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Eolus is one of our favorite go-to restaurants in Durango! Eolus likely has the most creative menu and friendliest staff! We really enjoyed our service from Austin as much as the food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Beautiful setting with great service and food. I would highly recommend the pan seared chicken breast. It was outstanding and presented wonderfully.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Staff was very knowledgable about the menu, nightly specials and quick service. The food was delicious and great for Special Dinning $$$

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Eolus is a nice restaurant with friendly staff. Roof top patio has wonderful views. Reserved this table for my daughter and her friends for Homecoming and they were taking great care of by the staff. Recommend a dinner here while visiting Durango.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had dinner with friends and everything was wonderful. Highly recommend the seafood stew. So creative and flavorful with lobster, scallops, and lots of other seafood. Very delicate broth seasoned with fennel. As good as anything in NYC. If you have room, have the donuts for dessert. They are really a treat! The calamari is a great appetizer to share. Bon Apetit!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants!!! Love the delicious food and the staff is extremely friendly! We enjoy spending our date nights here

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Delicious meal in a beautiful atmosphere! We dine at Eolus each time we're in town, it's our favorite restaurant in Durango!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Upscale experience in the rugged atmosphere of Durango. It was a surprise, super fresh and delicious. Asian flair with sushi starters and the salmon over coconut rice. Also the crisp house Prosecco that I ordered was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything about our evening at Eolus was fabulous. Our waiter, Josh, was A+++++; the food was amazing; and the ambiance for our group of 5 was perfect in a niche where we were able to hear each other well. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always my go to place to dine!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great choice for an evening meal with friends. Service was excellent. Great menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful Happy Hour menu - One of the best in town! Gluten Free hamburger buns are made on the premises and are THE BEST I've ever tasted! Eolus's Steaks are so delicious! Their sushi and warm beet salad are fabulous, too! The Staff could not be more cordial. Seriously, just an all around great place to eat and the prices are very reasonable!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I've probably written 10 reviews of Eolus over the years. It's out favorite restaurant in Durango. This time I had the Salmon with Asian Bar-b-que sauce. Second time I've had this at Eolus, and let me just pause for a second.....and remember.....and say....."Ahhhhhhhh". It was SO DANG GOOD!! The Salmon came from Silver Wave, a local couple who catch salmon in Alaska each year and sell locally. My wife and I bought 10 lbs......and damned if I wouldn't like to buy a bunch of Eolus Bar-b que sauce......it was that good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food; consistent. Great mixed drinks. Very good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate at Eolus for my wife's birthday dinner. Driving from Cortez we were really hoping it was worth our trip. They greeted us with a Happy Birthday wish and had a table set up for us. Our server was very friendly and on top of everything. The food was excellent! We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

My husband and I love Eolus. I ordered the Burger and Lobster Tail. Really it was not a lobster tail. It was a shredded piece of lobster but certainly no tail. I like the restaurant and usually have good meals there, but don't say you are going to have a lobster tail when it is only a piece. That just makes me feel like I was ripped off.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Superb in every aspect. Sushi roll and calamari starters were wonderful. 4 separate entrees were phenomenal. Only negative was from daughter in law who thought dressing on hanger steak greens was too much. Probably the best duck breast ever for me. Wife really loved the salmon and our son was enthralled with the seafood stew.

Chocolate Trio dessert was truly outstanding. Lemon curd with gluten free donuts was over the top but the beignets were so-so. Great service from Eric who explained the dishes very well. A definite must return restaurant on our list.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Usually we are wowed by Eolus's food and presentation, but this trip not so much. Nothing was "bad", and our service was very good....but we all felt the food lacked the individual touch that is usually present. Hopefully this was just an "off" night....we'll try again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Eolus. They always take such great care of us but they treated us even more extra special. Food is always consistent and excellent. My husband had prime rib two ways and I had seafood capellini. A special dessert was excellent and we always have the scalllop and prime rib appetizer. Outstanding. Best restaurant and best servers in Durango!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were staying in the Durango area and decided to give this restaurant a try. We were very pleased with the food and service. My wife really enjoyed the beet salad and the scallop appetizer. I had the seafood stew which was very tasty. About the only issue was the price of wine and cocktails. I know this is where restaurants make most of their money. But $15 for a glass of a red blend was a bit too much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This restaurant has delicious food and drinks, great wait staff, and great ambiance. It was great but expensive, so unless happy hour is going on, this might be a once a year place to eat at.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Exceptional food! We ordered the seared scallop appetizer, a special spicy tuna roll and grass fed steak entree and shared everything. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We dine here once a month or so. We have never had a bad meal or poor service. They are always on top of their game.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent dinner and service. We look forward to a return visit. Rooftop was wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Eolus has great food but makes no effort in welcoming locals and after paying for an Expensive meal it would be nice if someone would thank you as you went out the door, Instead of standing there and talking and looking out the windows.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was very good. I had the Surf and Turf, my wife had the Grilled Salmon. Both of our waitresses (Austin & Kacey) were very nice, attentive, and very proficient. It was a very memorable experience for a special occasion (51st Wedding Anniversary) Will definitely go back when in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very happy we made reservations on a busy Fri evening, we were squeezed into a small table in an aisle way in the upstairs section. The food here is upscale fabulous and definitely worth a visit. My swordfish was good with a really great sauce. My wife's duck was over the top delicious. Great wine list, full bar and good bread made in house. All the best ingredients sourced locally as much as possible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing food and outstanding service! I am never disappointed with the quality of food and our server Josh was so knowledgeable of the menu, he made our experience even better. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

My husband and I stopped in Durango for the night while on our way to the Grand Canyon . We saw that Eolus had received good reviews so we decided to try it. Everything about our experience was fabulous! Our server was top notch. He recommended that we start with the appetizer special, which was stuffed squash blossoms. They were fantastic! My husband had halibut and I had A wonderful beet salad for dinner. All of the food is local and everything is made right there. They have a great wine and beer selection. We really hope we will be able to pass through Durango and visit Eolus again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2017

So good. We were in Durango just 4 days. We ate at Eolas the first night and it was so good we had to go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Eolus - first was for our sons' college graduation and it was just as wonderful this time dining, as well. We were able to sit up on the patio, and the sunset was amazing - as was the food! Really enjoy all the local offerings - from steak to the local blueberries in the cobbler. Love coming to Eolus whenever we get to Durango!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Overall a terrific experience. I would have given 5 stars across the board but service was slowed considerably due to a large party being hosted on the balcony.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We ate in Eolus with friends from Scottsdale. The food is excellent, and satisfied a vegetarian in our group and a gluten sensitive. The atmosphere is elegant and noise level low enough to easily allow conversation. We always enjoy eating there and will return.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Outstanding dinner on the rooftop patio. All of the food was perfectly prepared, and the service was great.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Eolus is our go-to restaurant. In our opinion it is one of the very best restaurants in our area. The food is of very high quality, the atmosphere is calm and elegant, and the quality of the staff at Eolus is far, far superior to any other restaurant making the dining experience just outstanding - and has done so consistently for the 15-20 times we have eaten there.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!! We were visiting Durango and found recommendations for this great restaurant on Open Table so we decided to visit and were not disappointed!! Everything was terrific and we wish we lived closer to be able to enjoy it often.

We started with the Calamari/Shrimp appetizer. We think it was the best such dish we have had (and we order calamari quite often as it's my husband's favorite). It was tossed with a sweet and sour sauce that complimented the seafood perfectly - not too spicy but it gave it a little kick. The breading on the calamari and shrimp was light and crispy. Perfection!

I then enjoyed the Chopped Salad. It was so unique and so delicious. All the various components were laid out in a separate line - they were not tossed. The presentation was beautiful. And, the ingredients were creative, colorful and complimented one another. Highly recommended.

The service was top-notch: efficient but we were not rushed. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive.

The drink pours were good - unlike at many other restaurants.

Eolus certainly deserves 5 stars in all categories.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome food and service. We will definitely go back. The Lobster Corn dogs were amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

NOT gluten free friendly. We are celiac. The menu had many items marked as gluten free possible and the menu stated ask about our gluten free options. We did, and on every "gluten free possible" we asked about we were told NO. Lazy or unskilled chef? Terrible waiter? Don't know.

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