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The Tunnel, Telluride, CO

The Tunnel

4.8
4.8
233 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
Chef Mark Krasic and his team are looking forward to sharing the Tunnel experience with you and your guests. Join us for our 6 Course prix-fixe, we create 3 new fused menus per season. The Tunnel dining experience is a co-mingled table. Price pp is $125. We just raised our price due to inflation. Wine pairing $50.If you are trying to book the day of, please call us for availability, to make your reservation at 970.708.3663. We have 2 seating times available, outside & greenhouse at 6:45 and Main indoor & Tavern room will be sat at 7 p.m. Unlike, our winter season the chef will be in the kitchen and not coming out for describing the courses due to the additional seating. We have a strict 72 hour cancellation policy for parties of 5 or less, 1 week cancelation for parties 6 or more, Due to our venue size. You will receive a text from us the day prior to your reservation for detailed directions, confirming any food allergies and the password.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 708-3663
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark Krasic
  • Catering
    Please email us at thetunneltelluride.com for private chef and catering events.<br />See our website: thetunneltelluride.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private events.We will do buy outs on Saturday or Sundays In the warmer months we have a awesome deck that can sit 30.
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Cross street
    Located across from High School, above Clarks Market
  • Parking details
    Please do not park at Clark's Market.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop across from Clarks Market. High school stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 233 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 all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

233 Reviews
  1. ACSF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tunnel was a unique experience in combining unique tastes and courses into one dinner. the service was excellent and Chef carefully explained the courses and what to look for in the wine pairings. We sat in the Communal room. it was mind broadening to have conversations with all the different attendees.

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  2. terih

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience! Lots of fun ☺️ you never know who you may end up having dinner with!

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  3. Greg

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special “speakeasy” feel in a private room - 5 or 6 course led by the chef. Really fun experience for our teenagers too! Perfect finale for our trip to Telluride.

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  4. SusanH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful 6 course meal that changes regularly. I appreciated the chef coming out with each course. He is warm and clearly enjoys what he does. Unless your group is big, you will be seated with other people. We had a nice time getting to know the other people at our table.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to The Tunnel and the food was once again excellent as was the service. We of course chose the wine pairing with our dinner and highly recommend doing so. This is a great dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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  6. Meemz

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The "speakeasy" style the Tunnel has curated made for a truly unique and exciting experience. The food was delicious and well thought out and executed. I highly recommend the Tunnel as a one of a kind dining experience.

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  7. dabneyc

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A fun experience and delicious small portions but still left so full. Only negative is the food could have been hotter.

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  8. rachael7171

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It is such a cool concept in Telluride and the communal dining is an awesome part! Cocktails were great, and the structure was great also. Honestly/ the timing made it not the most ideal- we were in there for over 3 hours for a 6 course meal, with lots of waiting for the wine and the next course. Wine pairing was ok. Most of the food was delicious- some was not very hot/warm. The service was incredibly warm and fun (besides the timing). Would recommend as it’s a really unique experience! Maybe a smaller party would be better?
    The TunnelResponded on March 14, 2022
    Hello, I am sorry your experience was not any better that evening. We were 1 kitchen member short that evening due to a injury on the hill. Our apologies it is usually done in a hour 1:45 minutes. As we have to turn the room in a 2:15 minute time frame, there also was a couple late parties that held up the evening for a little while, let us make it up to you next visit. Thank you Mark

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  9. DoctorBrightside

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing! Hearing the chef discuss each course was a unique and fun experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous and well kept secret! We had been coming to Telluride for years and had never heard of this place. The food was amazing, the staff was wonderful and it was a truly unique experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine's dinner - I would go back in a heartbeat! Food was AMAZING!!!! Maybe only negative is we were by the door and it was drafty. But superb experience. We loved it!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous meal with a fantastic experience to accompany it. We were able to just enjoy, we didn’t have to think about what to order, the food just kept coming and it was all delicious! Highly recommend the Tunnel for a unique dining experience in Telluride.
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    We appreciate your comments. Thank you Mark

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  13. JacquieW

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! What an experience- loved every minute. Excellent service, Chef came out with each of the six courses and explained in detail what was on each plate. All was delicious, we finished every bite. Would definitely recommend!!! Also was such a beautiful setting.
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    Much appreciated, come see us again. Thank you, Mark

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  14. ChrisM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tunnel is definitely an experience you want to have! We loved getting to know the people we sat with. Plus, the food was amazing! I was nervous that the food would be too fancy for us, but I loved every course!

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  15. StevenG

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The chef and staff tried their best and I feel the food could have been amazing, but the temp inside was in the 40s possibly 30s with only space heaters that blew the circuit breakers. Upon booking they should have let us know that we would be still in our parkas and freezing. They did reduce the bill to help offset the experience which was nice but still expensive for the venue.
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    Yes that was an unfortunate evening , as 1 one of the space heaters accidentally , got plugged into the wrong outlet, it has been resolved.

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  16. IanK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, experience, and ambiance! Highly recommend.

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  17. StacieH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun evening. Decor could be upgraded. Would recommend. Pricing good.

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  18. aditoth

    Las Vegas

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Tunnel, with its secret password and hidden entrance is all intrigue and kitsch. But it’s not really about that, it’s about the food. An excellent 6 course pre fixe menu where the chef comes in to describe each dish as it is served. The food “theme” (menu)/changes every several weeks. We had Cajun/creole. It was all excellent. At first you are thinking “these portions are kinda small”, but by the 6th course you are more than satisfied. We also had the wine pairing for an additional charge. Although the wines weren’t spectacular, I would recommend ordering it with the dinner service. The communal dining around the table with 3 other couples was fun and lead to great conversation and a more enjoyable experience.

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  19. Cindy

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday celebration. Good for a group though!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First experience at Tunnel, wasn’t quite sure what to expect but was immensely impressed with entire evening. Food was outstanding and loved the community table.
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    Looking forward to seeing you next time, thank you Mark

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  21. RandallC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dining experience from start to finish. Every course was better than the last and wines were paired flawlessly with each dish. Highly recommended.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking for a fun dining experience and decided to give this a try, and am on the fence as far as ratings. The food was excellent and plentiful. We were definitely over full by the end. The wine pairing was fairly expensive, although generous pours. The experience was kind of fun, but not nearly as entertaining or as much of an experience as we were expecting for what we paid. Overall it was a good experience, but for the price I wouldn’t do it again.

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  23. BrandtB

    Denver

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was fun, food was good but not outstanding. In fairness a couple of low carb people eating a Cajun menu is tough.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. buckheadgirl

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special meal. You can tell the food is prepared with a lot of love. As a group of southerners, we were extremely impressed with the fried catfish, okra, gumbo and hushpuppies!

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  25. AshleyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose The Tunnel to celebrate our 15year wedding anniversary while visiting Telluride. We wanted something unique and different, it was wonderful! We enjoyed the "experience" of the 6 course meal and the great conversation with the other couple we were seated with. Our original reservations had to be changed due to scheduling issues per the restaurants request, but they did a great job with working with us to find another time that would work. 10 out of 10, would recommend!
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    Much appreciated, come see us again. Thank you Mark

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing !!! Each course was a perfect portion. We loved the creole theme and the artful spin on each dish. Our favorite part of the meal though, was getting sat with another couple with was also celebrating and anniversary and getting to have animated and fun conversation with our meal. The sense of community the tunnel facilitates is so special and much needed in the current climate! The tunnel helped us have a perfect first night in Telluride for our anniversary 💗

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  27. JenniferP

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Tunnel!! Mark is so creative, and it's such an amazing exoerience

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  28. JasonL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tunnel is an intimate restaurant built around a shared dining experience with ten people at single large table. There is also a smaller table for two, I think, but we sat at the communal table. Telluride usually brings interesting people and the conversations across the table were great. We have a six course meal. Every course was delicious. Highly recommend The Tunnel for a special night out!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dining experience at the Tunnel! Speakeasy concept set the mood for a unique and delicious culinary adventure. Kudos to Chef Mark and his staff for the excellent execution and service!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely night with amazing service, highly recommend.

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  31. Abbydog

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience should not be missed. The chef is amazing and staff so polite and responsive. The wine pairing was perfect and the menu was spot on and I can say this being from the deep South! Thank you for a spectacular evening!

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  32. kyia

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was an expensive experience. fun and worth it once but not repeatable.

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  33. Steakhouse

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    World class food to start, great experience as well. Definitely unique and worth checking out. About a 10 minute cold walk from the gondola.

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  34. Harrison

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very much enjoyed our dinner at the Tunnel, we sat in the greenhouse which provided a wonderful aesthetic. Our food was delicious, 6 courses was quite a lot. They reached out for food concerns and preferences, which we should have taken more advantage of. Super nice staff and chef. Lastly the wine pairing is wisely smaller pours, which I believe makes less wasted wine since no one can drink it all.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! If you’re in Telluride you must go to The Tunnel!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and experience was exceptional.

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  37. ShayShay

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and awesome service!! Love this restaurant and highly recommend it!!Superb!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The shared table was really fun!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tunnel never disappoints. Their changing culinary themes make each month like a going to new restaurant. Chef Krasic’s attention to detail makes this a unique and not to be missed experience for locals and visitors alike!!!
    The TunnelResponded on February 15, 2022
    Thank you for your kind review.

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  40. AllisonK

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and experience! Everything about the experience and courses were amazing! All 6 courses were phenomenal! What an evening- everyone that should try it! It was outstanding!

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FAQs

The Tunnel is rated 4.8 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for The Tunnel

700 West Colorado Ave, Unit 242, Telluride, CO 81435

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located across from High School, above Clarks Market
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Please do not park at Clark's Market.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop across from Clarks Market. High school stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Krasic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 708-3663
  • Catering
    Please email us at thetunneltelluride.com for private chef and catering events.<br />See our website: thetunneltelluride.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for private events.We will do buy outs on Saturday or Sundays In the warmer months we have a awesome deck that can sit 30.
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