The National

4.8
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368 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The National is an elevated gathering place that offers unconventional yet approachable dining experiences.
What 368 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ThomasC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Alex
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner as always. The Sommelier is excellent and truly listens to your wine interests with great recommendations. Staff is stellar. This is a full service restaurant with amazing dishes and sourced entrees.

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JamesB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We had a great time eating dinner at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful evening! Thanks for making dining an enjoyable experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Cool little restaurant and the food was excellent! I got engaged the same day and they let you “sword” a bottle of champagne. Great experience

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vipEatz
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients makes for great food. Very tasty dinner and drinks with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love the national it’s consistent the service is great! The cocktails are amazing! Maybe if everything wasn’t so good I wouldn’t spend so much and would be able to afford to go there more often :-)

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BrookeH
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing, can’t wait to go back.

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vipSkmas
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best restaurants in Telluride! We love this place! Service is attentive, without feeling rushed. Great atmosphere! Food is wonderful & has been every time we’ve eaten here. Shrimp app is a must. Heirloom tomato salad & filet both delish! We will be back!

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MsAmyVW
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The National. The food, the service and the ambiance are outstanding. They always make great cocktails and their wine selection is superb.

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vipDawnasu
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible and the best addition to Telluride!

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EricaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you splurge on fine dining, it better be good and worth your dollar. The National is excellent and worth your time and money.

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vipPamwest
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish and service was fantastic!!! Going to be a regular for a month :)

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EmmetH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bobby was our waiter & he was amazing and super informative! He gave us incredible descriptions on the wine & menu items. Service couldn't of been better!! Our appetizers were AMAZING! But our entres were overly salted :(
I got the halibut special and my boyfriend ordered the strip, both pieces of meat were cooked to perfection...just too salty. Wish the steak would've had more side options other than fries. Maybe next time we will order all apps since they were so delicious! Thanks for the nice evening!

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fran
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about The National was first rate. The decor, the service, the food was all exceptional. We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Fav dinner in Telluride

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SandraW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food is great, service is awesome and Katie did an excellent job of helping us pick a great wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always awesome!

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JasonR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sat outside. just a street but still quite nice, more quiet than inside
bar is neat

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SharronL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abosolutely wonderful delicious. Jeffrey Williams recommended it and it lived up to it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daddy/Daughter Date

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vipExceptional
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely incredible meal from start to finish! The short-rib appetizer was exceptional. The pistachio encrusted trout was delectable as was the accompanying sauce. The service was prompt without being too rushed. One of the best restaurants in Telluride and a can't miss!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. One of our favorite restaurants in Telluride.

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bret
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The National was amazing! Can't wait to visit Telluride again so I can eat there again.

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MichelleB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Negroni! Everyone enjoyed their meals. We ordered the scallops w beluga lentils, clams and linguini and the lamb shank.

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vipMikeB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and wonderful. The wine was fantastic :-)

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DahliaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Telluride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Foodie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Host called 45 minutes prior to reservation just to make sure we were coming as our table was under demand- We arrived on time but they clearly gave our table away to someone who lingered so we had to wait.
Brussel sprouts were undercooked and lacked sauce. Duck ordered medium rare came out brown- way overcooked.
Cool place but overpriced and lacked quality.

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Trip
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great dinner to celebrate our engagement in telluride. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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vipCecileeB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More than just the trendy place in town...I’m so glad we finally tried it! Delicious!

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vipDiane
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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vipBethN
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite meal of our vacation in Telluride! The interior is gorgeous and the tables are well spaced for distancing. Absolutely loved the Blue Grouse Bread and Butter to start. Next was the tempura rock shrimp and the wagyu carpaccio, both great. For entrees we had the braised lamb shank and the filet and both were so hearty and flavorful. Ice cream for dessert was delicious.

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vipKarenM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The National is my favorite restaurant in TRide!!
Always fabulous cuisine & gracious staff & David makes the best Negroni EVER!! 💙😷💙

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vipCeeJayYou
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails, food ambience & service in Telluride!

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vipTaunyav
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

LOVE the food and perfectly attentive service! Wish there were fans and A/C to mitigate the hot dining areas. We left without the dessert course at 9:15 to escape the heat.

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NancyO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from the appetizers and drink options to the main meal and dessert. Also wonderful friendly service ! A must to go to when in Telluride!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for our anniversary during COVID. Service was wonderful and inviting. The drinks were exceptional but the flavor of some of the dishes were lacking. Would come back for the burger.

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viprobjp
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything we ordered was very good. Waiter forgot my wife's glass of wine until after she finished her entree, but other than that a great experience.

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JohnN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good but not awesome, some of the apps we're uninspired. Steak was well cooked tho

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