La Marmotte

4.5
758 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Proudly serving Telluride in French tradition for over 15 years.
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AF
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best food in Telluride—by far—-and atmosphere is perfect for a group that wants quiet sophisticated high end. We’ve been to every restaurant in T-ride and we keep coming back here as our favorite.

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BP
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fantastic meal with great service and great atmosphere.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant, excellent food... every appetizer and meal we have tried at La Marmotte have been delicious and top quality . Really exceptional experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Great old school type restaurant ... Very well established and consistent in its quality. The service was good ... We felt very comfortable there ... Most importantly, the food was excellent! The soup and the lamb was a homemade tasting: make sure you ask for it ...

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Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience in this restaurant. our server was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious especially the lamb that was cooked perfect, it has a really good mushroom risotto. We will be back soon.

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SC
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the very very high pressure attempt to shame me into ordering a more expensive bottle of wine was something I’ve never experienced in any restaurant . I ordered an Oregon Pinot with a 93 rating from the Wine Spectator. The waiter tried 3 times in three visits to push me to more expensive lower rated wines. His attempts in front of my guests to embarrass me were disrespectful and very unprofessional . Lucky for me my guests have been in my 4000 bottle wine cellar and understand my passion for wine. I hope this was just one bad egg and not the overall ethics of this restaurant. That said the waiter spoke like it was his restaurant with his sister over from Eastern Europe in the kitchen.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We hv lived in Telluride for 30 yrs and hv eaten at La Marmotte many times under the previous ownership. To say we were greatly disappointed with our dinner is an understatement. The entree choices were poor and the portions were undersized for the price. We will never be back.

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KR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seems to have hit its stride under the new management and team. Food and service were excellent. Essentially back to being La Marmotte again

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for happy hour - service, food and environment is perfect. We had perfect cocktails. Presentation of the food was almost a work of art. We will return.

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RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was once a great Telluride French restaurant. Now there's hardly any French cuisine on the menu other than Cox au Vin, which was tasteless and had the consistency of rubber. The staff were nice but totally confused, fumbling orders like a Mack Sennett comedy. Totally do not recommend going here until they change management and menu.

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CO
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place that we dined in Telluride the entire week. We had a large party of 9 and had dinner in the upstairs attic which gave us some privacy. Our waiter was fantastic. They have an excellent wine selection as well as craft cocktails. The food was superb. Thanks for a great last night in Telluride!

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FF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Marmotte is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The warmth, hospitality ... and the food and wine is amazing. A trip to Telluride is incomplete without a dinner at LM.

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JA
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marmotte has been a tradition for our annual friends ski trip the last five years. We always attend on the last night and it never fails to disappoint. The food is always fabulous with lots of new interesting things on the menu every time. The staff is superb. The ambience is perfect. The deviled eggs appetizer is excellent. The Coq a vin perfect after a full day of skiing. Would highly recommend!!

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience in every way. Highly recommend

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best cuisine in Telluride! Wonderful appetizers, entrées and amazing desserts! this restaurant is an and must if you’re visiting.

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BB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I think this restaurant is over rated. The lamb chops were delicious but our experience was tainted by a waiter who forgot to put in our appetizers and suggested the $100 glass of cognac every time he came to the table. I suggest skipping it.

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EM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spend our last evening in Telluride for a romantic evening. Food was delicious but a bit on the pricey side.

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DD
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good service great always a good time. Clayton the bar tender whips up amazing cocktails

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NV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Under new ownership, La Marmotte seems to be continuing and improving on its great French bistro fare. We shared the lamb chops and the dish was perfect. Service was understated but always available, so we never felt interrupted from enjoying our meal. I rated 4 instead of 5 stars on "ambiance" because we were seated near the entrance and closer to the path of food service, but really this had minimal impact on our experience. I expect we'll return again and again.

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j
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow & inconsistent.

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FN
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was wonderful! We came here for my boyfirend's birthday and were not disappointed!
The staff were extremely charming and attentive and our dinner was delicious!
If you haven't eaten here you should!

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PB
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

All the servers and manager were wonderful and attentive. The food, however, just wasn't up to par and very expensive. The French Onion Soup is a very strange texture as it is pureed instead of the traditional broth, onion, gruyere and bread soup. All of our meals were over salted, and we felt that was one of the only seasonings that were used. The wine list is over the top expensive and very few French wines. Their menu is not listed online anywhere, and honestly we probably would not have gone, had we known that all their pricing was so high. They have a great staff so I hope their food can get up to the level it should be at. One other note, they had the strangest "cool jazz" music playing. We were there late so maybe that was why, still a strange mood to have in a french restaurant.

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KR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

new manager has managed to create a surprisingly unfriendly atmosphere at what had always been a most welcoming restaurant. Food remains reliably good, service has become haphazard under the new manager

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J
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my daughter and we had a great time. Excellent service

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A local mentioned there was new ownership and we decided to give it a try. We were disappointed in the food. No good French sauces, fairly bland preparation. The vegetables were supposed to be 'small green' and were just large soggy slices of zucchini. The ambiance was nice and the staff was very pleasant but it was not really a high end French restaurant. I'm sure they will improve and it was not a bad restaurant at all, just didn't meet expectations.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, atmosphere, service and food!

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Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the special short rib - it was a little grisly and the mashed potatoes overcooked and runny. Disappointed as it was a special and should have been perfect. Everything else was very good. Excellent service.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Will be back!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, great food and great service. You can’t go wrong by going there.

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EU
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience and service. So disappointing, we will not be back.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food very tasty and of good quality. The new chef is amazing and Cristyn was very friendly. We will be back in March guys.

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LL
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal and service rocked. Kristen was amazing. Ivan is a great manager. Highly recommend the place for all!!!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Private room upstairs was perfect for our group of 7. Our meals were outstanding and the service made us feel like VIPs. Great way to celebrate our first trip to Telluride. We hope to return soon.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The salmon was excellent. The waitstaff was very friendly

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R
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Pricey. But no complaints. Service was excellent. Serving staff just seemed discombobulated. They recovered well, just kept bringing wrong food and wrong drinks to the wrong tables. After reading reviews, we were hesitant. Thus the problem with people leaving reviews that expect too much. Don’t let the reviews impact your decision to not eat here. We will come back. Hope they streamline servers a little. Sounds as it has been a problem. However, that shouldn’t stop you from going.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful dinner. Rack of lamb amazing

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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was lousy. Made four requests just to get water service

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RC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not many french dishes for a french restaurant, but it was excellent. Appetizers and main courses for four of us — each with something different. Taste and presentation were top notch. Service was great too, but the attention waned some after a larger table was seated. Definitely a place we would return to and recommend to others.

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m
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had to send one entree back to the kitchen. The duck breast was too tough to cut with a knife. The waiter asked if we wanted a shaper knife. I had to go find the waiter to return the plate. The other three entrees were quite good. A very uneven night all around.

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