La Marmotte

4.4
688 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Under new ownership, it has been a pleasure to serve Telluride for 15 plus years.
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Casual Elegant
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French
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New Ownership
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(970) 728-6232
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Executive chef
New Ownership
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New Ownership: (970) 728-6232
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ate here a year ago and it was excellent. This time, not so good. Coq Au Vin was overdone. Duck Breast was way underdone. However, service was very good and the ambience was as usual. Not memorable though.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening on Tuesday. Since it was really off season, we were almost the only ones in the restaurant. The food was very good and Bill, the server was excellent. We'll be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The wait staff did not attempt to engage us on any level. It was kind of weird how disengaged she was. Food was uninspiring. Ambience was nice with great art.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Falls in the "Hard-To-Find-Anymore" category. The staff was accommodating when we turned our two top in to a four top, the wine was superb, and the food was good. Nobody gave us dirty looks, either, when our conversation went from discrete and intimate to loud and robust (some wine was involved).

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Miami
79 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French fare and very personal service by Bill. He was efficient and not overbearing which you sometimes get in a fine French restaurant. The creamy onion soup was delicious! We will be back when in Telliride next time!

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FR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time...great food, great wine, great conversation - didn't feel rushed.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and wonderful service. A good selection of beef, chicken and fish on the menu

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La Marmotte is a long-time favorite. I always bring friends here and it never disappoints. Cozy and warm ambience, terrific waitstaff, great food, and an amazing wine list.

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J
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marmite is always a must when in Telluride.

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bread boy Pete really made the night special. Never had such good bread service in my life. Gotta say Bread boy Pete will keep me coming back again and again. Such a great restaurant and my favorite place to eat in town!!

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TE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

the Menu, service and food quality was certainly not what it used to be...
Our favorite Telluride restaurant is no more.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we were in Telluride 3 nights, at a festival full of food, we spent 2 dinners here! We loved the location, atmosphere and the great food! Right in the heart of Telluride.

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CW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband and I are lucky enough to travel the world eating delicious meals. This restaurant was talked up as being the best in the city. The service was fine but the food was mediocre, especially for what everything cost. The oysters were fishy and a little grainy. The Foie Gras was my least favorite I have ever tried. The "french onion soup" was thick, like it had been blended with bread (instead of a melty crouton on top), so the texture and taste were completely different, and lacking. The lamb with spaetzle was decent but the sauce was so bitter/metallic my husband only asked for one bite (which is very unlike him). The vegetarian dish was plain papardelle pasta topped with a pile of spaghetti squash with entire slices of beets (the size of a sand dollar) mixed with a few other large vegetables and some tomato? It was bland, the sizing of everything was borderline bizarre, and the composition left much to be desired. This would not be that bad if everything didn't run $20 - $50 a plate. It is not lost on me that we ordered oysters in the middle of the mountains, but if they are not at least semi-fresh and clean then why do it at all? I also understand that restaurants can have off-nights and this may have been one of those. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this to a friend looking for a high-end meal in Telluride. I would send them to The Cosmopolitan, hands down, for one of our best meals of the year.

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S
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We've eaten at the Marmot dozens of times through the years. It's no longer the french restaurant it used to be, but it's an excellent restaurant, nonetheless. With some traditional courses such as coque au vin but now also serving clever and delicious dishes such as salmon tartar in a crispy, tuille taco, you'll find the food to be quite good. It's hearty but not as heavy on butter and cream as I refer for French. Their desserts have come back to where they used to be. An excellent tarte, very good creme brulee, and an house made fig ice cream that is as good as you'll get anywhere.

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BS
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A constant long-time favorite - a very well-run operation with a great team and great food.

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Sorry but the food was not great and service was really slow.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Marmotte has been our favorite restaurant in Telluride for twenty years. The food is consistently delicious and fresh, and the staff is always warm, helpful, efficient, and engaged. Our favorite restauranteur, Mairen, is as much a part of our La Marmotte experience as the food. We adore her, and she makes every effort to ensure each of her customers feels welcome and comfortable in her establishment.

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d
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we sat down till we forced our way through 6 desserts everything was right on point can't wait to go back love it

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BR
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food here was pretty good. I ordered the halibut, which was cooked perfectly, but a little bland. My husband ordered a steak, and said it was good. Wine selection was average for a restaurant in this price range. My real issue with this restaurant was the wait staff. We started out ok with our service, but after we got our food, our waiter went awol. Never showed up at our table again. Another server cleared our plates and brought our bill, all while looking a little confused. No idea what happened there. It wasn't super busy while we were there so that couldn't have been it. We finally spotted him on our way out. No explanation. No apology. Nothing.

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FB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The raw oysters (Island Creek) were not adequately chilled, and I got the sense they were pre-shucked, because they came pretty quick. The halibut was overcooked--this is a risky fish to order in a restaurant because there is a very small window of time between properly cooked and cotton-like. We took a chance, and were disappointed. Worst of all was the coq au vin: this was an anemic leg quarter, and dry at that, which is difficult to achieve with this dish. Finally, the drinks were very weak. On the bright side, there was a tomato caprese appetizer which was phenomenal: maybe the best red tomato I've ever had (and I grow them). And the service was very good.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has an amazing, diverse selection of food. For dinner we had the Alaskan Halibut, Scottish Salmon, and Duck Breast. All were delicious, as was their caramel cheesecake desert. The restaurant is small so definitely make a reservation.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

While on vacation at Telluride, it was a surprisingly chic neighborhood gem. Food and service were very good.

MHW

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AF
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food/ambiance for the money in Telluride. We try to come here every time we are in town.

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JG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cozy neighborhood gem. I hear it will soon be under new management. Don't change a thing!
We had an exciting sighting of a bear in the alley!
Delicious and authentic. Friendly service.

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We went with dear friends and the food was wonderful. I had the Porcini Duck Confit Soup which was stellar. I also had the "smoked" Salmon Tataki as my main course, and the presentation was very special. My husband tried the Seafood Stew which had a whole lobster tail in it. The soup base was like a bouillabaisse, light and not overpowering. Our friends enjoyed fresh sushi and a lovely buratta heirloom tomato salad. Drinks were fun and different. Great place to go for any occasion. We had wonderful service from Matt!

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K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in Telluride for a wedding and 4 of us wanted a nice dinner out our first night. I was feeling the pressure of finding a place. Not to worry as everyone was delighted with their meal and the wine. I had hoped to eat outside, but the weather did not cooperate - the overall experience made up for the initial disappointment.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We came to Telluride to celebrate our honeymoon and had picked this restaurant for our first night meal. From the moment we stepped in the restaurant, it was

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding at La Marmotte. However, the wait between our appetizers and entree was far too long. We didn’t receive our food until around 10:00pm with a 8:30pm reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a large party going on at the same time as a result the service was fair. The appetizers were excellent but the main dishes were fair.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we are in Telluride we go to this restaurant. It is not often enough.

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JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The hanger steak a little tough. The lamb chops were the best that we’ve ever had! Salads were excellent. Wine was a good suggestion. Sides were also outstanding. We just had an off steak, I’m sure it was a fluke. The people around us had fabulous meals also.

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m
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very good but somewhat over priced. Wait staff was excellent and food was very good

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r
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for our 42nd anniversary ang accommodating our last minute change adding 30 minutes. Wonderful!

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TL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

When we arrived for an 8:30 reservation, we were greeted with a "are you part of the 6?" when I said no, the person at the door (who ended up being the manager said "oh - fine, follow me" The party behind us didn't have their food for over 90 minutes - when they asked to speak to the manager, the manager told them the chef had "stepped out" and hadn't seen the ticket - the manager raised his voice so much telling that party "I don't know what you want me to do? Do you want to leave?" that the customer had to ask him to "keep it down, he had other customers" - it was overall embarrassing and the food was not great to top it off. Very disappointing.

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CN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Not my favorite meal but the atmosphere and experience overall were great.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were very disappointed in both food and service. Waiter was spread too thin and did not take time to listen. $45 tenderloin steak was tasteless and one of us was even given the hard over-done and. The apple tart dessert was luke warm and served with teaspoon of ice cream and this was after waiter said apple tart takes 18 minutes to cook. The sorbet dessert was three tiny tiny dips. Will not be returning despite the fact we had a good meal earlier in summer.

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PO
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times and it never disappoints. The cocktails are terrific and of course the food and service are top notch.

We will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a long weekend we finished our stay with dinner at La Marmotte. It was superb! They really did a wonderful job with the setting, service, and flavorful food. The creme brûlée was outstanding! It was our one night out without the little ones and La Marmotte made us feel like we were on our first date again lol HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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C
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good with great vegetarian options and the the service is great.

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. We were a table of six and it took forever to get our apps (soups, salads, and oysters). Other tables who sat down after us all received their hot appetizers before us and when we brought that to the waiter's attention, he dismissed us. Server forgot to take my order altogether and then forgot to bring my appetizer after everyone else had been served. My soup (spring pea) was good but my salad had to be sent back because they forgot to add parmesan and when it came back it was underdressed (by then I had given up and just ate it). My steak tartare was actually cooked (in citrus) which was not only disappointing but off-putting and I think the server should have warned the table about that. The main courses were expensive and mediocre. My martini was good. We won't be going back.

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