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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
Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
9th Street and Main Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, 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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, excellent wine list and great food

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal, fresh and creative menu and cocktails. Our server Austin was incredible, we never waited for a thing. We'll be back soon!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My partner and I probably eat at Eolus twice a month.
The staff is always very friendly, but not consistently attentive. To be fair, there isn't a restaurant in Durango that has staff that could come close to my expectations of service in a larger city. I guess that's the trade-off of living in a smaller town.
The food is always well prepared. Several of the staff are Gluten-Free so most of the menu items are as well, which is great for me. I do wish they would change up the menu more frequently.
I recommend the Quinoa and Roasted veggies.
Visitors form out of town please note, like most restaurants around here Eolus is sometimes open odd hours and close earlier than you may expect. I would call ahead before dropping in.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Eolus did a fabulous prix fixe menu for Valentines and it was absolutely fabulous! Each course had a wonderful wine pairing and the food and service was terrific. Always a favorite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This is my husband and my favorite restaurant in Durango. We are foodies and have high standards. Love the appetizers and lots of interesting entree options. Love this place.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Got the surf and turf. Couldn't be more disappointed. Was expecting at leaSt 8oz lobster tail and it was maybe 4oz. The steak was tiny as well. We also got the chicken which was way over seasoned but a large portion. The rest was basic service for top dollar. I will probably not try it ever again and I would suggest the same for you. Much better values and tastes in Durango.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Arguably one of the best meals ever. Easily top ten and possibly top five. Food and drink was excellent. Service was spot on, refreshingly attentive without a hint of pretentiousness. Austyn was delightful and made wonderful recommendations. I look forward to my next trip to Durango.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

As always, a wonderful dinner and fantastic service! Would highly recommend Eolus to anyone! We live in Durango and we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! Our first choice!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food as always!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

From the Thai Martinis, the sushi with bacon appetizers to the main course including the lobser mashed potatoes and chai tea creame Brule for dessert it was all totally Amazing. And the roof top patio provided a great view for the fireworks that were going on that evening. Highly recommend as long as you're prepared for a couple hundred dollar tab.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently good; Eolus continues to be a favorite place to dine. The ambiance and customer service is always good. This was Snowdown week-end and the place was packed but still delivered good food, service and above all a good time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday here after watching the Snowdown Light Parade. The food was delicious, the staff was very accommodating and we had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was fantastic minus the service. It took over 30 minutes to receive our appetizer and the table next to us arrive 20 minutes after we arrived and received the same appetizer we had ordered before ours. After the we received our appetizer, it was spot on for the rest of the evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Noise did get a little loud towards 7pm. Although this weekend was Snowdown, a winter festival here in Durango, so therefore a lot of extra energy is to be expected!

Austin our waitress is always a pleasure!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great happy hour prices

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We always go here for a quiet relaxed and easy atmosphere, which is their best asset. Friendly staff with good, fast attentive service. Everything on the menu is very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I always have a wonderful experience here

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a great meal and great service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Eolus is culinary art and rapidly ascending in quality. The hanger steak is second to none. There must be a black market for their mashed potatoes, they’re that good! Beignets with lemon curd is inventive and exceptionally good. The pumpkin macaroons are awesome. The wine list is loaded with affordable, top wines. I love dining here. James Allred and the entire staff do things you simply won’t experience anywhere else.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really appreciated our server Barney guiding us with wine recommendations. Great wine list. Interesting locally sourced food. Beet salad with goat cheese very refreshing and delicious. Asian fusion King salmon was amazing. Wonderful desserts. Looking forward to returning!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We come here every time we are in town (1x a month) with our kids (12, 10, 9). The food is five star...order anything with lobster! Comes with this beurre Blanc sauce that is delicious. Hubby always gets Manhattan and lobster burger. I always get the cab by the glass (changes often—high quality $20 by the glass) and the seafood stew which is loaded with lobster, mussels, salmon etc.—Divine. This last time I got the surf and turf which was equally incredible. Kids get the lobster served corn dog style, the kids salmon and kids burger respectively. The service is always top notch. If you come early they have their sushi rolls on happy hour. It’s a treat we save up for both calorie wise and pocketbook wise. But there is nowhere else we would rather eat in Durango.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Menu is always inventive. Service is excellent and appropriately attentive. The owners are serious about creating and executing a dining experience that is unique. They consistently pull it off. This is our favorite place in a town blessed with wonderful dining options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great craft cocktails. There was a wide range of creative appetizers ranging from lobster corn dogs to sushi. There were a lot of gluten free options or adaptations available. The wine list is outstanding and includes wines that are difficult to find. We had an outstanding French Burgundy recommended by the owner. Service is prompt,and attentive without being overbearing. The entrees were great as were the deserts. The restaurant adds there own twist to nearly everything on the menu. This is one of the finest restaurants anywhere.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

always a great meal! they were busy and it was still fantastic! great wine selection and great food! My duaghter is gluten free and it is easy to accomodate her there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Eolus is our "go-to" restaurant! Consistently the absolute best in server attentiveness, creative menu choices and of course, excellent cuisine.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, People Watching, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent service, sophisticated, low noise ambience, salmon entree was perfectly portioned and had great balance of taste and texture with accompaniments.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

very nice ambiance, excellent service, food was beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent... our only complaint was the initial greeting from a rude hostess, a bad start to the evening. The table service and food compensated for the first impression and won us over.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was excellent! We all enjoyed our appetizer, main course and desert. And the service was terrific. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve experience. Specials were wonderful, portions perfect, food rich and memorable. Thank you so much for making our Durango experience a perfect one.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We loved Marty!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was really wonderful, but a bit pricey. Service was attentive, but we waited almost 35 minutes for our appetizer. The staff did offer bread-nice, but the restaurant really wasn’t that busy. Didn’t seem we should have to wait quite that long. We all enjoyed our food and overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (South Dakota)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent experience in every way!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was excellent as always. One of our favorite places to go. Service that s time was mediocre at best. Our waiter didn't seem attentive at all. We don't want a waiter that is overbearing, but a waiter that pays attention is always a plus... This was not the case. Never once asked us if we would like more wine after our glasses were empty. Didn't even ask if we would like bread until a minute before we got our food. Every other table around us were asked if they wanted bread right away and fresh bread was brought to them through out. A large group was sat near us and as soon as that group was sat, all of our waiters attention was on that group.
When I tip, I believe a tip is earned...that being said, the tip left reflected the service received and was still too much.
Every other visit, the waiter or waitress have been excellent and even remember us. Only hope our next visit we get one of those again and only hope the service is better next time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent as always. Great food, attentive service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Not competitive.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant never fails to deliver great food, excellent service and good ambience.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Best meal we have ever had in a restaurant. Very professional, but also friendly staff. Presentation superb.. recommend the Crispy Calamari, Surf and Turf and Fried Donuts...but don’t think you can go wrong with anything you order...🤗

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is an epic meal. The hanger steak and sauce are culinary art at its best. Best greens on the planet. Recommended wine by the owner was a perfect pairing. And the chai tea creme brûlée was inventive and wonderful and it was all I could do not to lick the bowl clean. If you’re in Durango you’re missing out if you’re not eating here.

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