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Sidework, Telluride, CO

Sidework

4.7
4.7
576 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Side Work is a cozy Spanish American lounge in an intimate setting that offers a full menu composed of seasonal sharable plates, rotating craft cocktails, and an extensive, well curated wine list.

Our chef's come with years of Michelin Star background experience that has taken us to new heights & expectations- creating a dining experience like no other. We have won Taste of Telluride's "People's Choice" Winner for 2 years in a row with our seasonally composed menu items- Achiote Pineapple Cured Hamachi and Dominic's Ceviche.

Side Work Restaurant has a strict 24 hour Cancelation Policy. Any 'day of' cancelations will result in a fee of $65 per person.
We do not offer a designated kid's menu. Please understand that our menu is not designed to accommodate the expectations of younger diners, however, we will do our best to find items off our menu that we believe younger diners will enjoy.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 728-5618
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tara Ugarte, Mark King
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for us to host a private event for you? We have hosted weddings, rehearsal dinners, and cocktail parties alike. Side Work can seat up to 40 guests comfortably & we can offer passed canapes, cocktail service, seated coursed dinner, & even special occasion desserts. Contact us at sideworkstrut@gmail.com or give us a call for any information.
  • Private party contact
    Mark King: (970) 728-5618
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Cross street
    S. Pine St and W. San Juan Ave
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Good for business meals

576 Reviews
  1. Ginny007B

    Key West

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite go to restaurants in Telluride. Food never disappoints!! Chef is very creative. Cocktails are always delicious too!

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  2. MitchC

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently Awesome Food and Service Favorite Telluride Restaurant

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Cocktails and food were excellent. We were there for a birthday celebration and they didn’t disappoint! I do think the price of a glass of wine is outrageous ($22-$24) per glass but oh well!

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  4. Snowbird

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, shared the mushroom croquettes for starters, then the Tomahawk Steak to share, absolutely delicious, perfect portions, one of our favorite restaurants in Telluride

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal was disappointing at best. The risotto was mushy and soupy, the menu was lackluster and the wine list was subpar. The table was a diner Formica table with the feel of trying too hard to be hip. Food was overpriced for the quality (even in Telluride). I had read reviews and was looking forward to this experience but would not recommend the restaurant as it and the chef are trying too hard.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so delicious!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to people visiting Telluride.

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  7. JenK

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience eating in the clear outdoor dome. It was snowing nonstop and the experience of being warm in the dome was beautiful. Our waitress was great handling the many trips outside in the snow bringing us food and drinks with a smile. Food was great. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Food was delicious. Amanda, our waitress, was lovely and the glass room was wonderful

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  9. KimM

    Jackson Hole

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The yellow fin tuna dish was superb… Our server was friendly and exceptional… highly recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best cocktails I’ve had in Telluride! The food, atmosphere, and service was perfect. Thanks Hunter and Sky for making our dinner a wonderful time.

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  11. StPaulSue

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood gem - great food, great service, good wine. We had a lovely night.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Great outdoor heated greenhouse- tanagawk was epic

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal all around! Started with the devils eggs and some delicious fresh raw oysters!! I had the Branzino and the hubby had the filet. We cleaned out plates! Literally cleaned our plates! Chefs kiss! Thank you for a wonderful evening! Nice job!

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  14. BerthaP

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our large party was able to sit inside one of the glasshouses, which made a great for privacy reasons. We really had exceptional food and phenomenal service. I would highly recommend going here if you’re in town.

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  15. aggies

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Side Work was nothing short of fantastic. We order almost every tapas dish, each was uniquely seasoned and full of flavor. With a bottle of wine and delicious ice cream for dessert, the three of us left totally satisfied. This restaurant deserves to be in the 10 ten Telluride restaurants!

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  16. Foodie

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sidework is amazing. The atmosphere is invigorating and the service is impeccable! The lamb meatballs and poached salmon are two of my favorites. The chocolate chip cookie skillet topped with ice cream is a great way to end!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great experience, great food and drinks. Would go back any time.

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  18. TinaB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner! Jackie our waitress was helpful and friendly. The food was delicious!
    SideworkResponded on March 4, 2024
    We are glad you had a wonderful time! We will pass on the great feedback. Cheers!

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  19. kcfoodie

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent! Our party had a wide variety of menu selections and enjoyed each of them. The filet and deviled eggs were exceptional. Our server, Jaclin, guided us with our selections, and her easy going, friendly demeanor was a bonus to our evening!

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  20. jdine

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Alex for the excellent service — guiding us on our wine selection, moving us to a quieter table, and your overall friendliness.

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  21. JONATHAN

    Denver

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time dining here and it was excellent. Waitstaff and management were professional and made for a wonderful experience. All our food was great, including the Lamb Meatballs, Burrata & Jamon, Clams and Risotto. Will definitely return.

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  22. Brian

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best restaurant in Telluride. Food is outstanding.

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  23. ShelbyH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing but the best part was our waiter, Hunter! He made sure we had everything we needed and more. He switched our table to be more comfortable, recommended the best dishes and was pure entertainment. If not the food, we’ll be back for Hunter!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best filet Mignon I have had ! Absolutely delicious!

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  25. Jayme

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I solely went off reviews when I made this reservation & it was truly worth it. The dinner (filet & crab) was amazing. My husband got the fish and loved it as well. I am pregnant & the bartender made a great mocktail! I would highly recommend coming here if you are thinking twice!
    SideworkResponded on February 23, 2024
    Thank you Jayme for you kind words! We are glad you had an amazing experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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  26. papmd

    Denver

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and service superb cocktails Keep up the great service

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  27. Lovecustomshop

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and intimate, this place was a great find! 3 of us split apps, soup/salad, and the whole fish and risotto. Every dish was delicious!!

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  28. Eileen9

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server and service-outstanding! Manager was also very friendly and helpful. We had a large group, and they were very accommodating in every way. We will definitely return. Thank you very much, Eileen
    SideworkResponded on February 9, 2024
    Thank you Eileen for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  29. AngieL

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried it for the first time. It has become our favorite in the Telluride area

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  30. Ginny007B

    Key West

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely return to this restaurant! Food was delicious and creative! Cocktails were delicious too. Service was impeccable and it was nice to be able to have a conversation over dinner too!

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  31. JenniferR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and ambiance were both great. But the food stole the show. The branzino and salmon dishes were fantastic. As was the risotto. The three appetizers we ordered were also beautifully prepared and tasty: chicken croquettes, lamb meatballs and burrata.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 6. The service was fabulous and food excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in telluride

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  33. NinaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    What a total waste of an amazing meal. Our food was outstanding. Every dish was 10/10. Unfortunately, the service was mediocre at best – inattentive service and staff who seemed annoyed to be there. However, the real issue here was the temperature. We were seated at the front of the restaurant, and while they have curtains to help block the cold, it was not close to enough. To make matters worse, the restaurat has outdoor igloos, so it wasn't simply contending with patrons coming and going. Staff was in and out constantly with food and drink to the outside tables. We had jackets and hats on the whole meal and left with our toes colder than when we were skiing on the mountain. Even with the sub-par service, if not for the cold, i would give this place 5 stars. Such a disappointing reason to leave unhappy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was EXCEPTIONAL!!! Service was stellar! We cancelled our reservation at another restaurant to dine here again during our stay! Highly recommend!

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  35. SandraJ

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible. Food was amazing. Cocktails were creative and delicious. I never give 5 stars but sidework deserves it.
    SideworkResponded on January 20, 2024
    Thank you for your amazing feed back Sandra. We are happy to hear about your wonderful evening with us at Side Work!

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  36. lbsuss

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special restaurant to go to especially on the last night in Telluride!! Everything perfect.

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  37. 80Fro

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCEPTIONAL FOOD & SERVICE … ALWAYS FIRST STOP WHEN WE ARRIVE IN TELLURIDE !

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  38. MichaelS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Telluride. 2nd time for us dining here and once again it did not disappoint! The service is top notch, cocktails are excellent, and the food is unmatched.

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  39. GeorgeP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Restaurant, best in Telluride so much better than the overrated Chop House at New Sheridan.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Central Georgia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food overpriced and mediocre. However, great staff, wine and cocktails.
    SideworkResponded on January 3, 2024
    Hello, we at Side Work are sorry you felt this away about your dinning experience with us. Our chefs take great pride in their work- so if you wish to contact us and discuss how we can improve please reach us at 970-728-5618. Thank you.

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FAQs

Sidework is rated 4.7 stars by 576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sidework

225 S Pine St, Telluride, CO 81435

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Pine St and W. San Juan Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tara Ugarte, Mark King
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 728-5618
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for us to host a private event for you? We have hosted weddings, rehearsal dinners, and cocktail parties alike. Side Work can seat up to 40 guests comfortably & we can offer passed canapes, cocktail service, seated coursed dinner, & even special occasion desserts. Contact us at sideworkstrut@gmail.com or give us a call for any information.
  • Private party contact
    Mark King: (970) 728-5618
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