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Top Dining Picks in Telluride and Mountain Village

COSMOpolitan

Hotel Columbia is fortunate to have the number one rated restaurant located on-site! Talented chef Chad Scothorn uses locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients when creating his menu. Dishes range from pork two ways, to seared duck breast, to seafood stew, to surf and turf. The hand selected wine lists and delicious desserts contribute further to this fine dining experience.


Hongas

Recently renovated and under new ownership this long- standing staple of the Telluride dining scene aims to please! Hongas continues to specialize in Japanese and American cuisine. Fish is flown in in daily from Honolulu Fish Co., ensuring freshness. Sushi is prepared at the sushi bar while larger bites and house specialties like Blackened Tofu, Braised Short Ribs, Filet and Pad Thai are prepared by Chef Erich Owen in the kitchen. A fantastic wine list, sake, and craft cocktails are available. Happy hour offers $3 Select Beer, 1/2 price house wine, 1/2 price appetizers and $15 gets you a Mojito and Sushi Roll.


La Marmotte

La Marmotte is one of the most romantic restaurants in Telluride housed in a 125-year old historic ice house. During the summer season, the patio is open with ample space to enjoy al fresco dining. Owner and Executive Chef Mark Reggiannini adheres to simplicity when cooking his French Bistro inspired food. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked as Sous Chef at Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen in NYC before arriving in Telluride. Favorite menu items include appetizers – Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, and Seared Deep Sea Scallops and main courses – Coq au Vin and Grueye and Arugula Stuffed Chicken Breast. The wine list is well balanced and the Tahitian Vannila Bean Creme Brule and Rocky Mountain Crumble are knockouts.


La Cocina de Luz

The focus of this Telluride staple is Mexican and southwestern cuisine prepared fresh! Daily specials can range from Posole to Wild Salmon Vegetarian Dishes. Enjoy the upbeat, sunshine-filled dining room or eat on the patio during warm weather. La Cocina servers breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers handmade organic ice cream!


Allred’s

Open for dinner with one of the best views you can imagine! Allred’s restaurant is situated at the top of the Gondola (Station San Sophia). The sumptuous dining room offers ample space for large parties but there are plenty of nooks for romantic meals as well. Large windows bring in the majesty of our mountains and the alpenglow is legendary.  Enjoy elk, lamb, steaks and seafood prepared under innovative Chef Mike Regrut.