Worst place to dine in Telluride, cannot recommend, probably why it's so empty
We had to wait at the hostess stand for a while as staff walked by and never said a word, then what seemed like five minutes they asked how many in our party, I told them we had a reservation but they didn't seem to care. The restaurant was not busy but still took about an additional four minutes to get the table ready for us. The food was ok, but it just seamed like we were a burden to the staff.
Didn't give us our points
One of the worst places I have eaten in. Terrible service, terrible drinks and terrible food. On an evening when every other restaurant in town was packed, this place was empty. Although we made a reservation, the waiter said none was required (obviously) and showed no interest (or aptitude ?) in checking us in for OpenTable.
The Brussels sprouts, French fries, and Roma coma (rum drink) were good but otherwise pretty mediocre food that was priced too high. Service and people were nice but overall, nothing special. If it were 20% cheaper I'd be inclined to write a more favorable review.
Food was decent. The weirdest thing though was that we walked in shortly after they opened with a reservation and no one greeted us. There were a few waitresses talking together and they looked at us but no one said a thing. Party of 6 of us. Some guy in the kitchen finally said hello and was very friendly. Just odd it had to be a guy from the kitchen to do that. A lady finally greeted us but I was kind of turned off when a large party walks into an empty restaurant and isn't greeted. On top of that food was just ok and typically overpriced for a mountain town. Can definitely find better in telluride.
Where to begin? Orders were wrong, food was burned, salad way too acidic. Not a place to come for food.
RBG was a mixed bag. In the strange inverse that often happens, the restaurant was mostly empty and yet service was really slow. The pork chop and everything that came with it was fantastic--cooked and seasoned perfectly. The artichoke dip was tangy and very cheesy, but was served with oddly-near-stale wedges of flat bread. The calamari was not crispy or seasoned at all (it comes with/in a sauce, but the sauce didn't help the undercooked feeling or the lack of season). It was also a really warm day, and there seemed to be no AC in the place, which, given it's historic nature, I guess made sense...but made it somewhat uncomfortable. All in all I would give RBG another try, though with many other places in town, I might not make it back.
RBG never disappoints. The owners are very personable and make you feel welcome.
While Telluride restaurants like Cosmopolitan and 221 S. Oak may get all the attention, this gem is not to be missed.
From the cocktails to the appetizers to the burgers, great value, even greater food. Try the calamari and the portobello burger with goat cheese - to die for! We'll be back!