Welcome Guide: Restaurants

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. Reservations are recommended at most restaurants.

Pam is happy to make reservations for your group. Some restaurants you can book directly on their site or you can also see availability and book dining reservations @ OpenTable.com.

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American Cuisine and Continental Cuisine

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.

Allred’s Restaurant
Top of the Gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village
970.728.7474
Allred’s is an elevated dining experience, 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 most nights. Great little bar that you can also have a meal with a view. Wonderful Après ski spot.

Altezza at The Peaks
Peaks Resort and Spa in the Mountain Village
970.728.2525
Offers mountain dining with regionally sourced ingredients and panoramic Telluride Views from both the restaurant and outdoor deck.  Best Deck in all of Telluride.  Enjoy some local talent featuring guitar musicians varying in genre and style.

Black Iron Kitchen & Bar
Madeline Hotel
970.369.0880
Casual, modern cuisine highlighting the best of what is in season. Enjoy dining at signature fire tables.

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.

The National
100 E Colorado Avenue behind Last Dollar Saloon
970.728.1063
An elevated gathering place that offers unconventional yet approachable dining experiences.  Menu is styled after ever-changing ingredients of the season. Fun bar experience with a large selection of craft cocktails.

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 and seafood in a restored building from the 1800’s. The Chop House consistently has the best steaks in Telluride.

Sidework
225 South Pine
970.728.5618
Open Wednesday – Sunday
Cozy 1950’s American Lounge in intimate setting offers a full menu that changes everyday it’s open. Sharable plates and delectable cuisine.  Considerable wine list.  Presented with love with an attention to detail from the thirsty underground of discerning taste and warm desire.


Asian Fusion

Pescado
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.

Siam
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
970.728.6293
Located at Inn at Lost Creek. Asian Seafood restaurant featuring Siam’s popular Thai dishes.

There
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.


BBQ

Sawpit Mercantile
20643 Highway 145, Sawpit, CO
970.728.9898
Colorado’s Best Barbecue! Stop in the store, located down valley and have lunch or pick up some BBQ to take home.  Can’t make it down valley?  Call about delivery to Telluride or Mountain Village.


Casual Dining

Baked in Telluride
127 South Fir Street
970.728.4775
Bakery & Casual Dining. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Telluride’s spot for fast grab and go breakfast. Large selection of casual dining options. Best Bagels.

Butcher and the Baker Café
201 E Colorado Ave
970.728.2899
Bakery and café specialize in handcrafted, fresh & local cuisine. Luscious handmade breads and artisan pastries, creative fresh salads composed of local greens, fruit and vegetables, locally sourced and house-roasted meats, cheeses, handmade sausages, and sustainably harvested fish. Great spot for breakfast and lunch.

Caravan – Middle-Eastern Food
Next to La Cocina  De Luz @ 123 E Colorado Avenue
970.728.5611
Featuring vegan and gluten-free menu items.

Cornerhouse Grille
131 North Fir Street
970.728.6207
Local spot for comfort food – burgers, wings and Mexican fare.  Late night dining till midnight.

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.

Floradora
103 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride
970.728.8884
Floradora has comfort food in a nice casual atmosphere.

M Lounge Restaurant
Madeline Hotel
970.369.0880
M Lounge features indoor and outdoor dining areas for enjoying shared plates, craft beers and barrel-aged cocktails along with shuffleboard and foosball matches and a round of pool. Great for Après ski or a casual comfort cuisine.

Oak
Base of Gondola in Town of Telluride
970.727.3985
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.

Shake N Dog Grub Shack
Mountain Village Core
970.728.1565
Dogs, salads, wraps, shakes and more.

Smuggler’s Brewpub
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”. Brown Dog is known for its Detroit Pizza.

The View Bar & Grill
Mountain Lodge @ 457 Mountain Village Blvd
970.369.6021
Chef inspired food, mountain style mood.  Tavern fare with flare. Good selection of sharable plates.  Stop off from skiing for lunch, best kept secret.

Tomboy Tavern
Mountain Village Core
970.728.7467
Enjoy craft beers and comfort food menu for lunch and dinner.

Tracks
Mountain Village Core
970.728.0677
Casual snack, salads and flatbreads. Outdoor dining.

Village Table
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.

West End Bistro
Hotel Telluride @ 199 N. Cornet St.
970.369.1188
Colorado inspired cuisine in cozy dining bistro.

Wood Ear Whiskey Lounge & Noodle Bar
135 E Colorado Ave.
970.852.0469
Texas smokehouse classics meet Japanese cuisine at this whiskey centric cocktail bar in the historic Roma Building.


French

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.


Italian

La Piazza Del Villagio
117 Lost Creek Lane, Town Square, Mountain Village
970.728.8283
Casual authentic northern Italian cuisine.

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 and in the summer large outside patio.


Mexican Food

Esperanza’s
226 W Colorado Ave
970.728.8399
Full Mexican menu. Excellent margaritas and chips and salsa.

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.. Almost 100% organic ingredients, always fresh. Great margaritas too. Casual dining no reservations necessary

Taco Del Gnar
123 South Oak Street, Telluride
970.728.7938
Home of the gnarly taco, a taco with attitude and altitude. Great Lemonade, Chips and tasty sauces. Don’t forget to try their carrot hot sauce.


Pizza

Baked in Telluride
127 South Fir Street
970.728.4775
Pizza slices. Made to Order pizza on a sourdough wheat crust.

Brown Dog Pizza
110 E Colorado Ave
970.728.8046
Come taste the, Award winning Detroit Style Pizza.  Pasta, subs, salads and more. Sports themed restaurant.

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.

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room
Corner of Colorado Ave & Pine
970.728.2978
Happy Hour Daily.  Apps, Salads, subs & pizzas.

La Pizzeria & Gelateria
Mountain Village Core @ 117 Lost Creek Lane
970.728.0737
Italian traditional crispy crust pizza and lasagna, soups and salads.  Take out and catering.


Specialty

Alpinist and The Goat
204 W Colorado Ave
Raclette and Fondue are a not-to-be-missed culinary experience in Telluride.
Late night menu served 9 – 12 PM

Alpino Vino
Chalet Dining @ The Top of Gold Hill
970.728.7474
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 28 guests. Reservations are required for nighttime dining, please call our reservationist at Allred’s Restaurant

Bon Vivant
On Mountain only accessible by skis during lunch.
Bon Vivant means “a person who enjoys a social and luxurious lifestyle.” This is the perfect description of the seasonal restaurant located on the mountain at 11,220 feet above sea level. The restaurant serves up equal amounts of spectacular views and tasty French cuisine.

The Tunnel
700 West Colorado Ave #242
970.708.3663
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Seating’s @ 5:30 PM
Visit this throwback to the prohibition era during Telluride’s mining days. A small trap door will open on the front door where the password is to be given.  Once inside, up to 12 guests will be escorted through the kitchen into the quaint and hidden dining room.