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Southwest Colorado Restaurants

La Marmotte

  • 150 W. San Juan Ave. Map It
  • Contemporary
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's Review

La Marmotte may be housed in one of Telluride's oldest buildings, but it provides one of its freshest dining experiences. A French influence is obvious in favorites such as coq au vin with bacon mashed potatoes, but local inspiration is here too (try the Colorado lamb rack and shank with wild mushroom sauce). Start your three-course prix-fixe ($54) meal with the seared sea scallops or the house favorite—beet salad—and finish with the lavender crème brulee. The candlelight-and-white-tablecloth

aura and simple, contemporary decor is, like the cuisine, sophisticated without being snooty. À la carte pricing is available upon request.

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Restaurant Information


150 W. San Juan Ave., Telluride, Colorado, 81435, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Wed. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 10/01/2013


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By Stu

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Mar 7, 2005

Aweful service at La Marmotte

A group of us (10 total) went to La Marmotte on Fri, March 4th, '05 and we were greeted by the rudest wait staff I've ever encountered. Our primary waitress had a scowl on her face as she came and left our table - seemingly pissed off that she had to wait our table - even though she had her guaranteed 18% (something like $110) tip. The sommelier was very nice and tried to smooth things over by attending to us quickly and even tried to help out once

we inquired what the problem was. But this only made things worse - our waitress seemed to become even more annoyed and inattentive. I spoke with the manager after finishing dinner - who seemed to listen, but offered absolutely no appologies or amends. Oh - and the food. I had the hallibut - it was cooked correctly, but the sauce was tasteless. I actually had to ask for salt to "spice it up" - and they gave me a glass shaker stright out of Denny's with a little snub of the nose (this another waiter actually). The other meals - including venison and veal (don't recall all we ordered) were rejected as mediocre at best. FYI - dinner for 10 came to $60 / person.

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By Alan

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Jan 20, 2005


Very friendly owner-hostess who is quite helpful with the extensive wine list. Room is open and cheerful, service is well co-ordinated and gracious. Food is very good and carefully prepared.

By Todd

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Nov 28, 2000

Walk into France in the Rockies

Food is always the centerpiece in this warm and inviting restaurant. Whether it is a special night out for just the two of you, or a treat for the entire family, you'll leave fully satisfied and somewhat astonished when the front door opens and you're standing at 9000 feet in the gorgeous San Juan mountains.

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