Sidework

4.7
317 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Sidework is a cozy 1950's styled American lounge in an intimate setting that offers a full menu composed of sharable plates, craft cocktails, fresh home brews and an extensive, well curated wine list.

Due to Covid restrictions, we currently have limited outdoor dining available for a limited number of parties each night but we are offering all of our menu items to go. We do not have any indoor seating available at the moment which greatly limits our capacity to serve guest.

Please call us or visit our website for more details. If you have made a reservation through OpenTable, please expect a call from us regarding your reservation as there is no indoor dining available in San Miguel County. Please do not plan on anything until you have heard from us. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Sidework

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 317 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Hood friday

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and experience in the Globe. No speakeasy vibe really... but our party was happy to be outside Alpine Globe, as the sun went down we were able to turn on the heat. Food and drinks were excellent. Service was also excellent... but please watch out for Ellen ‘The Enforcer.’ she’s a mood.

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AlisonL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidework was fabulous! The service was excellent (they even worked with us to get our whole group together) and the food was delish. Loved the menu selection and small sharable plates. Our favorite items (other than the cocktails, of course) were the ricotta dumplings and empanadas. We also enjoyed the tuna Carpaccio, Hamachi Crudo, sticky ribs, and short ribs. Highly recommend Sidework!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipTedW
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A bit too loud inside to make for easy conversation. Superb job with sauces and jus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite as always and Hunter our server was superb and attentive. Cheers

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vipEndoftheinnocence
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food..

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great intimate atmosphere. Food was just ok. Service was terrible. Won’t be back.

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AlyssaD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter kinda of rushed us to order but we loved the environment and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was good request any table but by door. Besides that we loved it

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Danielm
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in one of the outdoor glass igloos. The food was phenomenal and the service did not disappoint.

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tridehiker
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The boards are delicious!

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Dominique
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dinning "bubble" was perfect for our celebratory dinner! Bone marrow, Thai sticky ribs, chicken, and seafood mixed grill were all ridiculously delicious.

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Trishhedin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff, ambience, food....it was all outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Hunter was our waiter and is a strange bird.

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KiKi
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Telluride. From the service to the meal and dessert, superb!

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vipLaurieB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Sidewalk. Great to enjoy indoor dining again in Telluride!

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vipLauren
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Staff are so nice, personal, but professional. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipDinerkj
New England
45 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We were seated near the door, which was constantly being opened and closed due to outdoor service in glass yurts as well as incoming customers resulting in the ambiance rating.

The server and chef did a good job with accommodating gluten allergy with menu items. It would be nice if there was a GF option for the "boards in terms of something other than a bread accompaniment.

Our food did initially come out at the same time, but the kitchen had forgotten to filet my fish (branzino) as requested when I ordered it so they had to take it back to do that.
My husband had to start eating without me so his dish didn't get cold. It took over 5 mins. to filet and then the dish was not as hot as it should have been. That said, it was very delicious despite being room temp. Too bad the kitchen staff screwed that up or I would have given a higher rating.

This restaurant has a very friendly vibe and interesting menu. The cocktail with blood orange vodka topped with cinnamon may have been one of the best cocktails I have ever had.

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vipJohn
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We’ve been coming to Sidework for the past few years and something has changed. Our server was inexperienced and sommelier spilled our $150 bottle of wine each time he filled our glasses. The other tables were really loud and yelling profanities. Food was great, but that is half the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have been to Sidework a number of times before and loved it. This time, it was off. Service was weird and really felt like our server lacked confidence and attentiveness. Drinks were just ok, not what we had experienced previously. I even commented that I ranked the whiskey sour at Sidework in the top 2 I've had in Telluride, but after the one I had, I adjusted my ranking. Food wise, my dish, the short ribs, were good, not great and my wife, who ordered the pork chop, was underwhelmed. Presentation was solid, taste was bland, especially on her chop. We chalked this night - our anniversary night nonetheless - up to just a bad night for the staff. We will be back to prove ourselves right that it was just an anomaly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, food/drink/atmosphere, all of it couldn’t have been better.

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vipDoraPirate
London
43 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating here and it was fantastic! The salmon and pork chop were perfect! The ricotta dumplings ... yum and the broth on the scallop/shrimp pan was straight up drinkable. Dessert was fun and I look forward to repeating the experience!

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Docduker
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with family in one of their outdoor dining "huts" Top 10 experience in all ways...food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to do it again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pod!

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Cburch
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sideworks is the best restaurant in Telluride! Everything we had on the menu this time and last time was 5-Star! It is pricey but if you are going to drop that dough you will not regret it here! Louisiana Mixed Seafood Grill is out of this world amazing, but as was everything else I tried!

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vipDebbieT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nobody greeted us. Nobody asked how our food was. We weren’t even sure who our server was. Our salad was nothing but stems and our meals tasted like burnt oil. I had the chicken that couldn’t even be cut with a knife. My husband had the dumplings that tasted like dough. The worst experience. Horrible food! Go to the Wood Ear! It’s fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Best service in CO.

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vipJolt
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. The seafood dishes were fabulous and the pork loin was so tender! The drinks were amazing too! Some of The main dishes are large enough to share so you can load up on the awesome apps! We will be back here again on our next telluride visit!

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KarenK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals/experience in Telluride...and we have been going to Telluride for the past 16 years...3-4 times a year! Food & staff are top notch. Excellent wine list too!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor our reservation made via open table and made no effort to let us know that prior to us showing up.

Sidework
Responded on January 6, 2021

EVERY RESTAURANT IN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY WAS CLOSED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. YOU HAD TO KNOW THIS AND THEN HAD TO ASSUME THAT WE WERE THE ONLY RESTAURANT OPEN? EFFORTS WERE MADE TO CONTACT EVERY GUEST OVER THE CLOSURE BUT IT SEEMS AS OF THE 1200 RESERVATIONS WE WERE FORCED TO CANCEL-YOURS WE WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE REAL CULPRIT. COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great date night at Side Work. Patrick and the crew were amazing and knowledgeable as always and the food and cocktails were superb! I had to hold myself back from licking the plates. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and delicious food! Service was great!! Dishes are a bit pricey but very good none the less.

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Rimus
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the energetic feel of this place – the manager (Patrick) made everyone feel at home! We had the big eye tuna and oysters for appetizers - very fresh and delish - then shared the short rib. The cocktails were so great! The bartenders and chefs were all trained in the finest restaurants in New Orleans, which says a lot for quality. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience on our last night in Telluride!

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Maxflavor
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner for wife’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner. My wife and I were beginning to doubt the Telluride dining scene until we enjoyed dinner at Sidework. Beautiful dining room too!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our absolute favorite place to eat at in town. Their cocktails are amazing, love the bone marrow and sticky ribs and their dinner options are delicious and have a wide variety!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unprofessional, forgetful,distracted staff. The food is not good and overpriced

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vipOakCreekMom
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at Sidework! It was actually special as the food was unique and delicious. Started with the board and it was my favorite part of the meal. Next we shared a salad and finished with the pork chop. Both were exceptional. Had fun when the owner came in and cleaned up our table:-)

FAQs

Sidework is rated 4.7 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.