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Fine dining recommendations in Telluride?

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My husband and I will be in Telluride for one week next month. I would love to hear some opinions on the finer restaurants in town. Thanks in advance!

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  1. most stuff in Telluride should be open in June... especially later in June (Bluegrass Festival starts the 17th, so that's a good indicator)... as for the better food: The Chop House (Sheridan Hotel) and La Marmotte are the two that I'd recommend... Other good options: Allred's (top of the gondola), 221 South Oak, Rustico, and Honga's Lotus Petal... there are some new chefs coming into town this summer, so the quality of the restaurant at the Peaks in the Mountain Village (for example) is yet-to-be-determined... lots of food/wine/spirits stuff going on at the end of the month for the Telluride Wine Festival, too, in case you're in town that week...

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    Honga's Lotus Petal
    135 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

    La Marmotte
    150 W San Juan, Telluride, CO 81435

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    1. re: mattlanning

      I like Cosmopolitan in the Hotel Columbia and 221 South Oak around the corner, both in town. Up in Mountain Village, the restaurant in the Inn at Lost Creek is usually good -- how good depends on the chef at the time. The Cappella Hotel's fine-dining scene seemed promising last time I was in T-ride, which was while the hotel was still under construction.

      1. re: ClaireWalter

        Had a really nice dinner at LaMarmotte not long ago. Tiny place, cozy, great service and food.

    2. how did it all go? am going to post our current experiences here in t-ride. la marmotte is fav-we are here now--end of jul 2010.

      1. la marmotte and allred's were my favorites when i visited.