Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Telluride

Consistently Rated #1 

The COSMOpolitan serves up delectable American cuisine from its central location in the Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Chef and owner Chad Scothorn has earned praise for his use of fresh ingredients and farm-to-table approach. Preparation changes depending on the season, but entree choices typically include fish, chicken, beef, duck and Colorado lamb. 


After being seated, order the signature cosmopolitan or choose a bottle from the stellar wine list. While waiting for your beverages, the server will bring a warm loaf of crusty bread topped with sea salt and a dish of butter. Carb avoiders take note - you will be tempted, this bread is heavenly! 


Assorted appetizers are available but make room for the shrimp and calamari and the chopped salad. Both are menu staples - and rightly so. The calamari and shrimp have just the right amount of coating and tangy sauce for dipping. The Cosmo has a unique take on the chopped salad, too. It arrives beautifully arranged on a plate divided into individual strips of choice ingredients including avocado, local arugula, house-smoked salmon, tomato, Israeli couscous, egg and corn. Feel free to toss it all together with the buttermilk dressing or design your own perfect bite.  

COSMO Happy Hour

Happy Hour & Nightly Bar Special

The COSMOpolitan has established quite a dedicated following for happy hour (5 pm-6 pm), serving half-priced sushi, Cosmopolitan cocktails and house wines. If you can't score a spot during this coveted time, the bar does offer a $19 salmon or steak special, which is accompanied by a glass of wine. These offerings are only available in the bar area and lobby.