Dining Food aficionados across the country are taking notice of chef innovation in this small resort boasting over 50 restaurants and bars. New approaches in American cuisine, wine cellars that rival those found on either coast, and tasting menus prepared by seasoned chefs are helping make Telluride a dining destination.


221 South Oak                                                                                                         
Oak Street, Telluride
(970) 728-9507
South Oak enjoys a reputation for excellence in an intimate atmosphere with an always-changing menu to ensure the freshest ingredients. 221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola. Reservations recommended.

Allred's Restaurant                                                                                 
Top of the Gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village
(970) 728-7474
With spectacular views perched at 10,550 feet, the restaurant is located at the top of the gondola. There is a 40 foot wall of glass with impeccable views overlooking Telluride. Live piano music every night except Monday and Tuesday nights. Great for dinner or have a drink at the bar watching the sunset,  then head to Telluride for dinner. Reservations recommended.

The Cosmopolitan                                                                                
300 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-1292
Located in the Hotel Columbia at the base of the gondola in town, Cosmo serves cuisine with a rich mix of regional ingredients and international flavors to delight the most discriminating palette. With 20 years of innovative food preparation and restaurant experience, Executive Chef Chad Scothorn creates delectable dishes. An elegant fine-dining restaurant, the Cosmopolitan is also casual enough for a relaxing meal after a hard day on the slopes. The Cosmopolitan's Tasting Cellar offers guests an intimate six-course dinner in their wine cellar. The wine list -- there are more than 200 wines -- has received the "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine. Reservations recommended.

The New Sheridan Chophouse                                                           
233 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-9100
The New Sheridan Chop House offers a diverse menu of prime beef, farm-fresh game, seafood and pasta in a recently restored building from the 1800’s. The Chop House consistently has the best steaks in Telluride. The New Sheridan Chophouse also reflects ecologically sound purchasing, only using non threatened fish species and seafood, which is flown in three times weekly, and organic hormone free chicken and duck that is free range or Amish raised. Reservations recommended.

Palmyra Restaurant                                                                                 
The Peaks Hotel  136 Country Club Drive, Mountain Village
(970) 728-6800
Palmyra Restaurant has unique decor and ambiance, including flames that shoot out of glass fish tanks, incredible sunset views. The food is consistently superior with fresh meats, fish and organic produce.  

568 Mountain Village Blvd @ Madeline Hotel
(970) 369-0880
Elegant dining with inspired farm to table season menu.  Reservations recommended.


Honga's Lotus Petal                                                                                 
135 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
 (970) 728-5134
 A Telluride favorite, Honga's Lotus Petal, features an extensive selection of Asian cuisine including exquisite sushi, savory curries, and delectable desserts. Guests can enjoy Honga's specialties in the social atmosphere of the sushi bar or in the main dining room. Be sure not to miss Honga's famous Mojitos.

115 West Colorado, Telluride
(970) 239-6025
A blend of Japanese mixed with a new twist on old flavors.  Sushi bar and an interesting selection of offerings from grilled appetizers to a fresh udon noodle bowl.

200 South Davis, Telluride
(970)  728-6886
Offering an eclectic Asian fusion menu with an extensive menu.  This is a small casual restaurant that does not accept reservations.  So stop in earlier and put your name on the list.  While waiting, check out There across the street for some unusual drinks.

Siam's Talay Grille
119 Lost Creek Lane, Mountain Village
Located at Inn at Lost Creek.  Asian Seafood restaurant featuring Siam's popular Thai dishes.

627 W Pacific Ave, Telluride
(970) 728-1213
Offering late night bites that are fresh and interesting…. you will not be disappointed.  Seriously interesting cocktails and funky atmosphere.  


La Marmotte                                                                                          
150 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-6232
Telluride's favorite La Marmotte features fine French cuisine in a cozy, romantic setting. Formerly an ice house in the mining days, the changing menu offers a selection of dishes with French and international influences.


La Piazza Del Villagio                                                                                        
117 Lost Creek Lane, Town Square, Mountain Village
(970) 728-8283
Elegant, casual authentic northern Italian cuisine.  “A restaurant any city in America would be proud to possess” Wine Spectator. La Piazza Del Villaggio's menu is a marriage between Paolo Canclini's love of generational family recipes and his contemporary training as the Italian equivalent of an American ‘Master Chef'.

Rustico Ristorante                                                                                     
114 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-4046
A casual authentic Italian Ristorante. The open Kitchen is the focal point of the restaurant, with stone walls, fireplace, enclosed veranda Rustico offers an intimate atmosphere. .

Telluride Bistro                                                                                        
138 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride  (next to the hardware store)
(970) 728-5239
This cozy little locals favorite is small and does not take reservations. Tempt and seduce your palate with a scrumptious menu using only the freshest ingredients available.  Comfortable, casual, relaxed cafe in downtown Telluride.                          

Alpino Vino is offering a nighttime dining experience like no other. Guests will  travel to Alpino Vino via an enclosed Snow-Coach, where they will enjoy a five-course Italian themed menu with an optional wine pairing. Guests must be a minimum 21 years of age to attend the nighttime experience. Alpino Vino is also available for private nighttime events for groups and families with room for up to 26 guests.  Reservations are required for nighttime dining, please call our reservationist at Allred’s Restaurant: (970) 728-7474.       


220 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
An impressive selection of well-priced wines by the glass and gourmet small bites

Crazy Elk Pizza                                                                                                         
Mountain Village Core
(970) 728-7499
Crazy Elk has the best pizza in the area and it’s located in the center of Mountain Village. Good salads in a very relaxed kid friendly atmosphere.

103 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride
(970) 728-8884
Floradora has good food in a nice casual atmosphere. Meals are prepared using delicious fresh organic produce and locally-raised meats.

Mexican Food
La Cocina de Luz                                                                                  
123 East Colorado Ave, Telluride
(970) 728-9355
Authentic Mexican and Contemporary Southwestern cuisine using traditional cooking methods. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor dining options available. Widely accepted as the best Mexican food in Telluride and Mountain Village. Almost 100% organic ingredients, always fresh. Great margaritas too.   Casual dining no reservations necessary

Oak the New Fat Alley
Base of Gondola in Town of Telluride
(970) 728 -3985
Telluride's place for Bourbon, Beer and BBQ.

Poacher's Pub                                                                                             
 Blue Mesa Building, Mountain Village
(970) 728-9647 In Mountain Village, feature apres-ski munchies and pub fare. Try the house specialty at Poacher's, the San Juan roast beef sandwich. Serves All-American fare for lunch and dinner.

Smuggler’s Brewpub & Grille                                                              
225 S. Pine St., Telluride
(970) 728-0919
A casual restaurant and bar offering excellent beers brewed on the premise, good burgers and bar food in a relaxing local atmosphere. Kid friendly environment too.

The Brown Dog                                                                                                 
110 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
(970) 728-8046
A casual sports bar offering Colorado beers on tap, pizza and subs. “We proudly prepare our dough and sauce from scratch. In addition, we use only the freshest pizza toppings”. Brown Dog is known for it's Detroit Pizza.

Mountain Village Core
(970) 728-7467
Enjoy craft beers and comfort food menu for lunch and dinner.

Village Table for Mediterranean Fare
618 Mountain Village Blvd in the Core
(970) 728-1117
Eclectic mix of Mediterranean fare featuring Spanish tapas and entrees as well as Italian, French and some American classics.  Open lunch and dinner.