Telluride, in the great Colorado Rocky Mountains, is a popular ski destination that offers exciting outdoor recreation year around. The fresh mountain air can work up an appetite. Restaurants in Telluride offer a variety of cuisines to satisfy your taste buds.
Following are some of the best restaurants in Telluride, CO.

Cosmopolitan, Hotel Columbia

Cosmopolitan Restaurant is just steps from the ski gondola, a perfect location for an apres ski cocktail. Chef/owner Chad Scothorn features fine dining in the main dining room. The menu offers a diverse selection of cuisine and generous portions.

The overall approach is “fusion” with diverse cuisines including French, Thai, American and Southwestern. Some of the entrees on the dinner menu include: Colorado Lamb Rack, Grilled Waguy Rib Eye and Surf and Turf. Delectable desserts include the chocolate trio, blueberry almond crisp and chocolate mousse tower. The wine list features 200 vintages form France, Italy, Oregon and California. AAA Three Diamond. 1-970-728-1292.

Honga’s Lotus Petal

Pan-Asian Restaurant has been a local favorite for the past two decades. The menu honors a number of Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, China, Viet nam, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Polynesia.

Hong uses ingredients from regional farmers and ranchers. Organic and free-range ingredients are used whenever possible. The menu offers sushi and main courses such as ginger plum grilled Tasmanian salmon, pad Thai and Panang curry. 1-970-728-5134.

La Marmotte Restaurant Francais

Chef/owner Mark Reggiannini prepared rustic bistro cooking using fine local ingredients, using French techniques. La Marmotte’s menu changes nightly to best use seasonal, fresh ingredients.

Examples of entrees include: saute of Muscovy duck, eared East coast scallops , seared Alaskan salmon and grilled Hanger steak. Dessert offering include mountain berry crumble, chocolate molten cant and vanilla bean creme brule, 1-970-728-6232.

New Sheridan Chop House

New Sheridan Hotel. Chef Ross Martin specializes in American cuisine. The New Sheridan chop House has a lively steak house bistro. Chop House Steaks are prepared to order in the custom 1800 degree broiler. Steaks include dry aged New York, Filet mignon, dry aged Bison rib, dry aged porterhouse and hanger steak. 1-800-200-1891.

Rustico Ristorante

Authentic Italian ristorante with casual ambiance. The menu features Italian specialties, pasta and pizza form the wood burning oven.. 1-970-728-4046.

Tellurice Chinese and Asian

1-970-728-8787.

Brown Dog Pizza

Casual restaurant serves pizza, pasta and sandwiches. 1-970-728-8046.

La Cocina de Luz. Authentic Taqueria style Mexican cuisine

1-970-728-9355.

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