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The National, Telluride, CO
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The National

4.9
4.9
868 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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

What 868 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Contemporary American

  • Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Mountains

    Contemporary American

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  1. p

    papmd

    Denver

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food great service lots of choices
  2. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was outstanding. Our party had the short ribs, filet, and trout. Each was super delicious. Had the shrimp app, bread and olives, all excellent. And desert was great as well.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve ever had in Telluride in all the years (6 years and counting!) we’ve been coming here! The food was AMAZING and the drinks were good, too! Highly recommend you dine here when visiting Telluride!
  4. N

    Nate

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Elk dish!
  5. BB

    BrianB

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience of our stay. The ambiance, service and food was outstanding! I would highly recommend this place to anyone with confidence.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian was our server. Great service, recommendations, and food. Thank you, will be back again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. Great food, good scene, and great service.
  8. PB

    PBJM

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I had never dined at the National before. I was excited to try it for my birthday with friends. We were seated at the bar as that was the only reservations I could get. The bartender was also our server. He was not very friendly from the start. We tried chatting with him and it was like we were just bothering him. Our reservation was at 5pm so the place had not gotten busy yet. It is unfortunate when you are paying these prices for food and wine and one person can bring the whole place down. So, while the food was good, i can honestly say none of us plan to be back anytime soon.
  9. g

    guillermop

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lamb, wines, service and ambience
  10. EM

    EMcD

    Cincinnati

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adore the atmosphere, service,and cuisine at this top-notch restaurant. Sat at the bar and had superb clam spaghetti and, thanks to Phil, wonderful cocktails and meal service. Five minutes in we were best friends with those seated around us! Cannot love it more! Thanks for a great meal and a wonderful experience.
  11. GG

    GobiGirl

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food unbelievably tasteful. Literally THE BEST salad I have ever had in my life. Service...perfectly timed. Never rushed! Great mezcal cocktail.
  12. j

    jules

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing restaurant!! Food service ambience … outstanding!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT FOOD! Great vibe! Favorite place in Telluride
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Emily was an excellent server and gave great advice on drinks and food!
  15. KP

    KennethP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, Atmosphere and Best of All the entrees and appetizers were wonderful!! A must go to when in Telluride! Cocktails were also amazing. Went to The National on our first night in Telluride and it was the best way to kick off a great week of skiing and vacation in the gorgeous town of Telluride!
  16. DM

    DavidM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All-around great restaurant—gourmet food, delicious cocktails, excellent service, fun scene at the bar. Of course, be prepared to pay up…
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in all Telluride! Every single item that we ordered was amazing!
  18. TM

    TaraM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all around! Highly recommend for great food and vibe plus amazing service
  19. D

    Durango

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal. Our server was very friendly and stopped by our table frequently - even though the restaurant was slammed. Wonderful food, comfortable table, and overall great environment. We will definitely be back.
  20. KP

    KarenP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our New Year’s eve “experience” dinner was amazing! Wonderful ambiance in a small modern setting!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heck yeah! So great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food and great wines
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love The National! It’s our favorite restaurant in Telluride and whenever we visit, it’s always a priority to book a dinner reservation.
  24. JG

    JackiG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our fave meals in Telluride! Meals were excellent and service was very good considering how swamped they were!
  25. SC

    SCC22

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal with great vegan options. Accommodating to food allergies. Unique modern setting.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Telluride for the holidays and made a reservation weeks in advance. Service was outstanding. Had the old fashion and Pomma cocktails with the Braised Beef ribs, pistachio trout, Brussels spouts and shrimp. All were beautifully presented and excellent. House Cab was lovely and dessert was amazing. One of the best meals we’ve had anywhere, not just the area. First class all the way around, thank you for such a lovely meal and time together!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner last year at the National and were looking forward to having another one this XMAS holiday. Unfortunately, it was not up to the standard of our prior meal. Service was friendly but very slow (we waited 20 minutes between the appetizers and the entrees, even though the table of 4 next to us who arrived after us finished their meal before we received our main course). No acknowledgment or excuse was given for the delays, but we suspected kitchen screw up on our order. This was particularly ironic since the restaurant was about 50% to 2/3 as busy as it had been last XMAS. The trout was undercooked as was the duck, and the vegan lasagna we loved last year was not the same dish and was over cooked (arugula covers it to mask the fact it was burned). The linguini was just okay. The coup de gras was that an alcoholic version of a mocktail ordered by my wife was first inadvertently given to our 10 years sober guest, who proceeded to take a drink and was crestfallen at what had just occurred. Honest mistake I suppose. But the server really should have indicated that that drink had alcohol given we had ordered one with and without. This may have been an aberration or a new chef. But given all of the wonderful dining options in Telluride I wouldn’t put this in the top 10 based on last night’s meal, unfortunately.
  28. PE

    PhxEater

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in Telluride. A can't miss culinary destination.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as always!
  30. J

    John

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Appetizers and drinks were very good. The main course was not so good. The filet was a poor cut with gristle- the pasta was over cooked
  31. MT

    MadTexan

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always first class with Marin, Diamond Dave and team.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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!
  37. AB

    AmyB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely intimate space with excellent cuisine.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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!!!

FAQs

The National is rated 4.9 stars by 868 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 35 times today
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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