THE MASTERS’ GUIDE
LET OUR INSTRUCTORS GUIDE YOU THROUGH OUR FOODIE PARADISE.
Loaded with a variety of dining options with outdoor seating to soak in the sun and enjoy spectacular views, Telluride has an added perk to a typical ski day—food. And who better to guide you through it all than our very own ski and snowboard pros?
“Giuseppe’s can’t be beat for lunch (I’m known as Gumbo Steve there).”
“Soaking up the sun on the Alpino Vino deck with a charcuterie plate is a lunch experience like no other.” —Noah Sheedy
At nearly 12,000 feet, this quaint European hütte offers the highest elevation fine-dining restaurant in North America. Alpino Vino boasts leisurely European-style ski-in ski-out lunches and a nighttime dining experience like no other. Ski in or travel via an enclosed Snow Coach to peruse selected world-class wine lists and enjoy Chef Nicola Peccedis’ delectable five-course Italian Alpine comfort food. The outdoor wine bar offers a stunning setting for a midday escape.
“You can find me there almost every afternoon I have a day off. It’s an intimate place with great views, happy staff and tasty food. But let’s be real, I’m a ski bum, so I like one of the cheapest things on the menu: pasta with meatballs. The key is the condiment bar, though. You can add all sorts of great stuff like thick-grated Parmesan to your simple fare and it becomes 100% satisfying.” —Lindsey Mersereau
Giuseppe’s is an on-mountain restaurant located at the top of the Plunge Lift (9).
This local favorite offers New Orleans-inspired comfort food, sandwiches, soup, snacks, beer and wine. On clear days, you can see all the way to the La Sal Mountains in Utah.
“I am an obsessive-compulsive eater of Mexican food. I can’t get enough of it! I guess it’s in my blood since I’m from central California, where fresh tortillas, pinto beans and tacos are part of our history. So I run to Esperanza’s at least once a week for a plate of fajitas or the Pollo Asado. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!” —Katie McHugh
Their specialty: great margaritas that are made carefully and not overly sweet. Esperanza’s is the perfect place to unwind with friends, throw back some margs and enjoy a nice variety of Mexican and Tex-Mex food. During Happy Hour (4–6 p.m.), margaritas are discounted and appetizers are half-price.
“Breakfast may not be my favorite meal of the day, but Diggity Dogg’s Biscuits and Gravy bring it home every time.”—Jason Stachurski
About Diggity Dogg
Where people and hot dogs have special relationships. You can find the cart next to the San Miguel Courthouse on the north side of Colorado Avenue. Choose your dog and your toppings and the grill master will gladly oblige. Or act like a true local and tell them to add it all! If you are in Mountain Village, Diggity’s Dog House is located in Heritage Plaza. Local note: If you want more cowbell, leave a tip!
Taco Del Gnar
“The Lambrizo is just too good!”—Michael Kerr
About Taco Del Gnar
One of the newest additions to the town of Telluride that boasts a chef-driven, street food-inspired concept with an immense passion for creating unique flavor profiles made with the freshest ingredients. Pro tip: Get two tacos, tots with queso on top, and beans for $10. It’s a steal of a deal and will leave you very satisfied. ALWAYS try the special—there’s a reason it’s a special.
“Allred’s is my favorite après ski spot! You can’t beat sipping a Flatliner Cocktail whilst looking over the town of Telluride 2,000 feet below and watching the sunset cast an alpenglow over the San Juans! Don’t forget your camera!” —Peter Steiner
Telluride’s flagship restaurant at the top of the gondola offers an incredibly unique mountaintop dining experience at nearly 11,000 feet. Enjoy drinks and a light supper in Allred’s cozy bar. Signature dish: Elk strip loin marinated in juniper-bourbon, with sunchoke purée, black cherry compote, sauce muscovite and rainbow chard.
“Bon Vivant offers authentic French cuisine in an amazing outdoor dining setting. The French onion soup is to die for, much like the rest of the menu.” —Noah Sheedy
With breathtaking views of Palmyra and the Wilson Range, Bon Vivant stands out as Telluride’s premier on-mountain dining venue. The menu, created by “Telluride Top Chef” Jared Campbell, combines classical French country cuisine and his own modern creations. The all-French wine list is world-class and the friendly and knowledgeable staff actively work to enrich your experience. Enjoy luxury and authenticity that creates an ambiance which is second to none.
OAK Fat Alley BBQ
“Their BLT wrap with a Pepsi is my go-to lunch so I can ski at the top of my game in the afternoon.” —Larry Hopkins
About OAK Fat Alley BBQ
Telluride’s premier BBQ restaurant located at the base of Oak Street Lift (8) and the gondola serves up a variety of food including mouth-watering BBQ, burgers and sweet potato fries. The outdoor patio is great in summer or winter, and OAK is the spot for après ski. Tip: Ask about the secret menu.
Siam Talay Grille
“Their Tom Yum Soup and Drunken Noodles are top-notch.” —Richard Thorpe
One of the most popular restaurants in town is Siam, and the founder of Siam, Jeff Badger, brings his talents to this unique restaurant located within the Inn at Lost Creek. Using only the freshest ingredients with Asian spices and herbs, the uniquely crafted meals are always decadent feasts with dishes that will titillate your tastebuds with the exotic tastes and textures of Thai cuisine.
“Enjoy a well-deserved après drink and don’t miss Tomboy’s signature après appetizer—The San Juan Nachos!” —Noah Sheedy
Tomboy Tavern features a wraparound bar, expanded indoor seating and big screen TVs to go along with the best beer garden and patio in Telluride. Enjoy craft beers, cocktails and a menu to suit the whole group for lunch or dinner. With a huge slopeside patio and bar underneath an oversized European umbrella, and a fully remodeled interior, Tomboy is also the perfect venue to host a summer or winter event for up to 120 guests.
Tracks Cafe & Bar
“A cold IPA from Telluride Brewing Company is always perfect for après.” —Steve Hindman
About Tracks Cafe & Bar
Locally owned by Jeff and Erica Jurecki for 11 years, Tracks Cafe & Bar has flourished in the heart of Mountain Village. Just mere steps away from the gondola and Chair (4), the eatery is the perfect place for a quick breakfast before hitting the slopes. Enjoy après during their Happy Hour on the large patio.
“Be sure to check out the Duck Buns.” —Steve Hindman
“You can’t go wrong with any of the tapas.” —Sem Walls
About There Bar
There Bar is a popular and intimate restaurant that serves up inventive handcrafted cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas. The unique, artsy decor complements the fantastic menu of small bites, tapas, meals and desserts.
Chop House Restaurant at New Sheridan
“The most reliable fine dining.” –Steve Hindman
About New Sheridan
The New Sheridan Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. Recently renovated with 26 handsome rooms, the New Sheridan is Telluride’s newest oldest hotel and home to the town’s oldest bar, the Historic New Sheridan Bar, and world-renowned restaurant, the Chop House.
“The hot wings. YUM.” —Sem Walls
About Cornerhouse Grille
What other sports bar serves good ol’ tater tots alongside their sandwiches? Cornerhouse Grille can get packed quickly after the slopes close. There is a variety of seating available inside the restaurant, as well as deck seating, along with a few tables out front that are great to enjoy when the sun is shining.
“For a dinner with a Victorian-styled atmosphere, La Marmotte is the way to go. I love their Ahi Tuna Carpaccio and Beef Tartare appetizers. Their dinner options are great and the dining area is on the smaller side, so the atmosphere is fairly quiet. The bar area is a fun area, as well.” —Larry Hopkins
“The most romantic dinner in the world.” —Steve Hindman
About La Marmotte
Located in the old Ice House, one of the oldest buildings in Telluride, La Marmotte has a charming, rustic atmosphere and the most delicious French cuisine in Telluride. Sit on the sunny patio and enjoy a glass of wine and entrée in the summer, and enjoy an out-of-this-world gourmet meal in the dining room during the winter. Reservations recommended.