The National

4.8
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286 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 286 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the National! One of our favorites in telluride!!! Such a gem.....

d
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a couple of years in business this restaurant has hit its stride with top notch food and service. One of the top 5 restaurants in Telluride for sure.

CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and wonderful meal. Don’t miss the desert menu - delicious!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb. The menu was so creatively designed, and there are many healthy options. The wine that the very knowledgeable Sommelier recommended was outstanding. We really appreciated the ambience and the architecture that was created in a very historical building. They respected the architecture, yet decorated in a very modern sleek way with very warm results.

LI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Amazing innovative food and service always outstanding!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT! Make sure you get the bread pudding for dessert. Just insanely delicious and im not especially a big bread pudding guy.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the National was fantastic! The food was terrific and we had a really great time. It was both of our sons’ birthday dinner and they loved it!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and company

CM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

LOVED THE FOOD IT WAS GREAT. BUT WAY OVER PRICED.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every minute!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Had the braised lamb shank and had sickness badly day after. Terrible table location in dining room.
Lovely restaurant and service was very good (Bill) but I don’t be back.

E
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around. Wonderful food and service.

KV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have the best time at National. Food, service and comfy chairs!

k
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Everything was amazing. Make sure you save room for dessert!

F
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great place! Warm atmosphere, attentive waitress, beautiful presentation of food, taste of everything was excellent and fun, fabulous cocktails! Definitely a place to come back to-thanks for a great evening!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our last night of vacation and the only reservation we could get was at 5:15 at a high top. It was very comfortable, but make reservations several days ahead of time to have a choice of times and seating choices. Our waiter, Treavor, was very attentive and personable. We had the filet and the salmon, and both were delicious! The bread pudding with ice ream was recommended by Treavor and it was so good. It was a lovely evening!

BD
Cleveland
54 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Eclectic wine list, 6 of us Salmon looked to be the best choice, duck wasn’t anything special . Ice cream cake for desert don’t miss.

p
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Should offer more small portions or wait staff should advise when something could be shared

OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was only opened a bit over a year ago. This was our first opportunity to visit since, and for our money it is a strong contender for best place in town. The dishes that we had were imaginative, flavorful, and carefully prepared. The wine list was cleverly conceived. High marks indeed.

S
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best table in town! May be even between SF and NY! Great atmosphere!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great group of people over at the National. They always make you feel like it’s a special night. Food is fabulous and the atmosphere is amazing. Favorite spot in Telluride!

SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A fun vibe but way too noisy - everyone was leaning over their tables trying to hear each other. No noise mitigation whatsoever! Banquettes were a little too tight (wait staff could hardly get between them) and banquettes and chairs were not at the same level which is just poor design. The glass walls of wine are gorgeous. Food was good but not amazing.

BS
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha National is simply outstanding. The level of detail in preparation of the dishes is superb. Only nit: if you order the whole branzino, be prepared to debone it yourself. Delicious however. Great wine selection if you ask for help.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

This place is really loud. It’s probably a good dining experience if you are in a large group and don’t mind yelling from one end of the table to the other and can yell louder than the next table over. Food was OK: sea bass and an appetizer.
Prices were Telluride typical, high but not outrageously so.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good portion. Good food. The whole fish was excellent.

MH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent preparation, very fresh and good taste complexity. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

c
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place!! Amazing food and awesome wine list! Don't miss out on this gem!

b
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and atmosphere! The staff is on point and fun!!

CJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, Telluride’s best! Killer food, amazing cocktails, great service with a super cool ambiance.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience from start to finish!

GG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Soup (cashew cauliflower) was esp. good but the Salmon and Duck were perfect too. Skip the bread pudding though - too gluey.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Best restaurant we’ve been too so far in T’Ride.

CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The National. Really enjoyed the meal!

JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as we tried a nice variety on Bill’s recommendations! Place was lively and very pretty inside. Perfect family outing on our last night of vacation! Will definitely come back next year...

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have had in the past year. Don’t miss it!

BG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular! Drinks were fabulous! We love David and Marin!!

The National never disappoints on any level!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent spot for dinner or drink in Telluride !!

We sat at the bar and had a great experience

KB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for New Year's Eve.Menu was prix fixe ( a little o n the high side) but turned out to be the best meal I have had in a long time. It was worth every penny. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

m
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful meal there last night! Love the ambiance and they were totally able to accommodate and understand a gluten allergy! The beef tenderloin was delicious and my husband loved the duck! We will make a reservation there as soon as we boo our next trip to Telluride!!

BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Terrible waiter! But the rest of the experience was good. Great ambiance.