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The National, Telluride, CO

The National

4.8
4.8
835 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Closed for Off Season 11/12/22-12/12/22.
The National is an elevated gathering place that offers unconventional yet approachable dining experiences.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 728-1063

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ross Martin & Erich Owen

  • Neighborhood

    Telluride

  • Cross street

    Alley behind the Last Dollar Saloon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $225.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    4 Course New Years Menu $225, or paired with wines $315. View the menu on our website thenationaltelluride.com Celebrate 2022 in style

Popular dishes

What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Lively

  • Mountains

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a good time and stayed for a long time! We tried almost the entire menu w 8 people and it was all amazing! The drinks were delish , the server was prompt and the place was filled with local legends.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding! Never disappoints! Incredible food, flavors, cocktails. Always a welcoming atmosphere. Gretchen our server was so warm, attentive and knowledgeable. Salmon entree and burger special out of this world!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very nice. They should warn us that the Caesar salad is chopped Kale.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all! Steve thank you so much you were amazing! Meal was absolutely delicious ( he recommended the duck) Will Be coming back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was excellent. The app, dinner, and both of our meals were executed perfectly. We had the brussel sprouts for a starter, my wife had clams and linguine, and I had the elk. For desert we couldn’t choose between the lemon cake or blueberry tart with ice cream so we got them both. Absolutely unbelievable! Our server was awesome as well. Very timely and knowledgeable of the menu. He gave great suggestions. Thanks for a great dining experience!
  6. AB

    AmyB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate space with excellent cuisine.
  7. TW

    TamraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night out in Telluride. All of our entrees were outstanding, especially the elk and trout. Friendly and helpful staff and a romantic ambience. Two thumbs up!
  8. SC

    SunshineCO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff who were very attentive to our dietary restrictions (diabetic diet). The cocktails were creative, with the bartender’s own twist on traditional classics. The food was delicious, perfectly seasoned, not too salty with great balance of flavors. Wide menu offering even during the “slow season,” including a number of fresh seafood dishes which is always treasured in the mountains. Consistently delivers on food and often exceeds expectations for the overall experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic waiter and service… Steve!!! Hands down the most personable!!!
  10. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, great service, elegant atmosphere. A wonderful night out.
  11. B

    Barb

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at The National. The food was excellent and our server was very good. It’s a neat space and has an inviting vibe. Would definitely go back.
  12. f

    foodienyc

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great night dining at The National...one of our faves in town
  13. JA

    JANAC

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We honestly had a great experience. The only complaint was on one of the dishes, specifically the DUCK. It was chewy and tasted a bit gamey. At first, we thought it was preference, but another person in our group tasted it too and had the same feeling about it. The ELK, however, was DELICIOUS! Would go back without a doubt, just would choose a different entree.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and outstanding service.
  15. PB

    PaulaB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They tried to seat us next to the door when the rest of the restaurant was 3/4 empty. The table and bar patrons that came in after us all got served before us( as in more than one course) there were long gaps between courses. To their credit the bread was delicious and it all went south from there. Broccolini had an odd smoky perfume flavor and tasteless romesco. Scallops were laid on top of some weird sweet raw tasting oriental paste had to be scraped off to be edible and the first bite in the sea beans were woody to the point of having a mouth feel of a toothpick Super disappointing…
  16. L

    Lisatn

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, delicious, fun drink choices, wonderful ambience and outstanding service. Can not recommend highly enough. We always have a fabulous dining experience here.
  17. MM

    MiaM

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food, drinks and service! A definite must when in Telluride.
  18. JP

    JonP

    Tulsa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diverse menu, something for everyone, good service, good meal.
  19. MD

    MaryleighD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of my favs in Telluride!
  20. s

    svanheyde

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a fantastic experience at The National. The menu is innovative and interesting. Mouth watering flavors and beautiful presentation that is interesting to the eyes as well. We love sitting at the bar and chatting with the bartenders while watching locals flood in and out throughout the evening.
  21. m

    mike

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lots of choices done quite well. A little noisy but the crowd obviously loves the cocktails. Our waitress was spectacular. Our table for 2 was a little cramped and substandard. Most of tables elsewhere where definitely better. So great food and drinks but ask for better table
  22. RT

    RustyT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Got the worse table in the restaurant by check on and asked to be relocated but refused -$ 17 glass of wine looked short and asked waitress the pour among and she said 6 ounces bit it was not and only replied it was measured

    The NationalResponded on October 4, 2022Hi Rusty, Thanks for you feedback. Your review allow us to discuss with the staff the proper response to your concerns. With a small dining room it is difficult to accommodate all guests seating requests. I have noted your guest information to not seat you there in the future. Some guests love that table because its proximity to the double doors. We also measure all glasses of wine and cocktails. Our wine glass pour is a standard 5oz (which looks small in our large wine glasses).

  23. h

    happygrandma

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful flavors and great service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was phenomenal, fantastic staff and the food was delicious. Great drink menu and an awesome bottle list- so happy to find this place in Telluride. We enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant!
  25. SM

    SusanM

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was amazing! We have waited a long time to get a reservation at the National and it lived up to the hype! Our waitress was just perfect…informative about the menu…happy to have us spit an entree…accommodating without being annoying. Just perfect! We had the crab cake appetizer, the mussels, the farm green salad, and the trout. All were incredibly amazing. Not too heavy and flavored just right. That salad…🏆 share it with someone because it’s huge! Also the trout…too big for one person. We had a great evening! Thank you National! 💕
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with friends.
  27. L

    Luv2eat

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal last night! We Will be back!
  28. VW

    VickiW

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Service was good! Loud environment…hard to talk. Food was delicious.
  29. P

    Pamwest

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had made reservations months in advance. Very long line upon arrival and no preference given to our reservation. Everyone in line was seated before our party. Then we waited some more. What is the point of having a reservation if it matters not. Food was amazing, just a very bad and frustrating start.
  30. SW

    SandraW

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening at The National! Great drinks, food and service. Will come back soon.
  31. KM

    KarenM

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in TRide! It NEVER disappoints. Kudos to a fabulous crew
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktail and wine selection were wonderful, as were the drinks themselves. We had the mussels, (fabulous) and my husband had a steak and I had the trout. Both superb!
  33. EM

    EMcD

    Cincinnati

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Constantly superb! Every time we come to town, The National is our first stop. The service is exemplary and the food is exceptional. Make your reservation well ahead of time, this place is on everybody’s list!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve is a pro and a terrific waiter !
  35. CS

    CarrieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully prepared dishes that are served by knowledgeable and appropriately attentive staff. Delectable!
  36. MC

    MelanieC

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and ambience. Would highly recommend it.
  37. s

    stevez

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. But the restaurant did not credit me the $75 deposit I had to pay for a reservations. They acted like they had no idea what I was talking about
  38. LM

    LisaM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, lovely atmosphere and delicious and varied food. Nice wine list. Only disappointment was that it was my husband’s birthday and smashed potatoes are his favorite. The dish we ordered was advertised as “smashed” potatoes but came as baby potatoes.
  39. V

    Vivian

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    every course was amazing. Tried the smashed potatoes and shrimp to start, then the braised lamb and ny strip.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience and food were amazing. Best restaurant in Telluride

FAQs

The National is rated 4.8 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The National

100 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alley behind the Last Dollar Saloon

  • Neighborhood

    Telluride

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ross Martin & Erich Owen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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