The Tunnel

4.8
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124 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
A throwback to the prohibition era during Telluride mining days. Travel back in time through the trap door, password required. Find your seat on our amazing deck or in one of the 2 unique dinning rooms; the Tavern room offers a table up to 6, and the Dinning room seats up to 12. Once you arrive guests can enjoy our new Tapas concept, along with spirits outdoors or inside.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hour cancellation for parties 5 or fewer, 1 week cancellation policy for parties of 6 or more. The cancellation charge is $40 per person. Please feel free to call with any questions, or for parties of 6 or more. Also, inquire about private parties or buy outs for The Tunnel venue.
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MelindaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the greatest time....the Chef, Mark came in and explained every course....Betsy our server was the best. Very personable. The food was outstanding and the wine pairings were perfect....a whole evening of fun, using a password, meeting new people. Could not have been better.

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Matt
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Hidden away and a small distance away from the main street keeps this place off the radar of most tourists. A little digging and we made our reservation. A truly personal and unique evening of food, wine, and laughter. Top quality ingredients cooked, presented, and experienced to perfection.

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mark did an excellent job on creating a unique dining experience both with the food and the ambiance.

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vipFoodnambience
London
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate as a group of four and shared a table with another group of four. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience. We had Chef Mark's northern French menu, and while the food was rich, it was well balanced in terms of proportions and accompaniments. The wines paired by Betsy were delicious and enhanced the food. Thanks to the team for a very enjoyable night.

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viprroddy13
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pretty cool concept. Great owner/chef, very friendly and helpful staff. It seems that they were shooting for something different than the typical Telluride restaurant and definitely accomplished it. The food with wine pairings were great.

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PersonalConsumption
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- speakeasy
- best food in telluride
- 3 hour, 6 course wine pairing meal in a private dining room
- super friendly staff
- chef presenter each course
- great experience !!

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zesalazar10
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really liked the experience . The 6 course menu was great. Course number 3, 5 and 6 specifically were very good. The wine pairing was also very good. And we also got luck that the other guests at the table were very nice. It was a lovely night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fun time at the Tunnel. What a cool experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique dining experience that won’t disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly unique dining “experience” in Telluride. Great food, great service. Highly recommended.

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dionline
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tunnel is not only one of the most outstanding dining experiences we have ever been blessed with, the ambience and staff were nothing short of exceptional! Mark knocks it out of the park! Don’t miss it!!

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Baccus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mark put out an amazing six course Creole meal. Every bite was fantastic. My personal favorite was the crab cake and mustard fried catfish. The wine pairing that I shared with my date was perfect for each course. Excellent service, beautiful dining room, and a great way to meet new people. Can't wait to go back to try a different menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun and a unique experience. The chef even customized the tasting menu for me since I’m a pescatarian - I requested in advance. Met new friends too! A lovely evening!

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TanguyB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and wine pairing was perfect. The theme of the menu was creole.
The chef comes to talk a little bit about every course with us.
Very nice idea to site people around one table only!
We talked and shared our experiences in Telluride, a great way to learn more about this amazing town.
We enjoyed our evening very much and want to come back and try a menu from another part of the world.
We highly recommend this restaurant

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DeeH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my father and I ate here Thursday and we had such a great time!! This restaurant beautifully replicates the 1920s aesthetic, with the music, décor, and how well it is hidden; perfect for entering 2020! The 6 courses were all scrumptious, with serving sizes that were just right! Chef Mark educated us on each course, and we dined with lovely people and welcoming hosts. Will definitely dine here again on our next trip to Telluride!!

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vipDaveL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a unique dining experience, try the wine and dinner pairing at The Tunnel. My husband and I dined with complete strangers, and ended up having a super time!

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vipamp123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special and unique place! Food and experience were absolutely outstanding. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, couldn’t recommend enough. And definitely do the wine pairing!

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LarryM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unique dining experiences in Telluride. Cool venue, fantastic service and incredible food. Don’t miss this place.

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vipNJfoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tunnel was a truly memorable experience. The fixed, 6-course menu with the wine pairing, along with flawless service, made the evening very special. We engaged new friends at the communal table, got a bit of Telluride history from Chef Mark and learned about the current food offering- creole in our case. We highly recommend The Tunnel to all looking for a different dinner option in Telluride.

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vipSUSANP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolest experience! A Telluride must!

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KathrynH
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and unique dining experience. Will return next time we visit Telluride!

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AngelAIK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely fantastic. A very unique doing experience that I would recommend to anyone!

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WilliamD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Tunnel in Telluride, Colorado. Our group of 8 had our own private room. Service was great and food even better. While the menu was set, we were able to customize it to our groups needs. Highly recommend. Chef Mark has created an experience, not just a restaurant.

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vipConnor
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is delicious and the "speakeasy" feel is very cool. With limited space and seating, the restaurant ensures every seat is full, so our group of 4 was joined by a nice couple. This worked out great for us but is a bit of a luck of a draw. The food more than makes up for this though and makes The Tunnel a place to go when in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Telluride for winter vacay, made a great discovery in The Tunnel, one of the best values in town...gourmet food not at extravagant prices. VERY personal touch.

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vipAndyW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and well prepared. Unique “speakeasy” theme. Very fairly priced with great portions. Would definitely return!

Only issue for some is the seating is at a group table, and may not be as private as some people would prefer.

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vipRob0ny
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Really glad we went here while in Telluride.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hole-in-the-wall, speakeasy venue was an amazing experience from entry to exit. Chef Mark prepared an incredible six course tasting menu with (a generous) wine pairing based on Northern Italian cuisine. The table was family style, so it was great meeting and talking with the family dining with us. Will definitely return.

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vipLiv4food
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a unique and fabulous dining experience! Excellent tasting menu that all 6 of us enjoyed. Highly recommend having the wine pairings as well.

LM
LarryM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This entire experience was fantastic all the way around. Great food, great service and great wine. Go here if you get the chance. We’re definitely going back.

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vipWowWee
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun and delicious meal! Very unique experience, "interactive" with the chef and staff ... loads of fun, unique, and perfect and diverse food and wine ... a six course meal, paired with wine, 100% delicious ... I don't know if they always do Italian, but ours was Italian inspired .... it's an experience, a great one!

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vipanwc
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night! With a menu that changes regularly, we can't wait to go back!

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wendyd
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Marc created a truly amazing experience in Telluride with The Tunnel. It's fun to need a password, the speakeasy door and the restaurant entrance to the dining room. But what is most impressive is the wonderfully curated 6 course menu with one delicious surprise after another. The food was AMAZING, the service was excellent. You immediately feel at home and we loved the company at our table. Highly recommend The Tunnel for anyone visiting Telluride.

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vipKorinneP
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool Speakeasy at the end of town. Unique menu northern Italian cuisine all courses were well thought out. The chef and wait staff were really genuine and warm. Would be great to go as a group. Set menu and wine pairings were outstanding. If your into food give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AH-amazing! A must for foodies who want a totally Unique experience in Telluride. Chef Mark’s culinary creations are Nothing short of masterful.

AH
vipAlishaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tunnel was a fun and innovative dining experience. My husband and I have been coming to Telluride for years and we were excited to try a new restaurant. The Tunnel delivered with its food, service, and atmosphere.

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ElaineG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a outstanding experience at The Tunnel. exceptional food, warm and friendly service and an opportunity to meet interesting people at the communal table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most unique and rewarding dining experience we’ve had in recent memory. Every course was exquisite and the staff and chef were remarkable. A must in Telluride.

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very fun experience, We met a lot of great people.

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vipRobertS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service-almost like having a private chef prepare the meal.

FAQs

The Tunnel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 708-3663.

The Tunnel is rated 4.8 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.