Excellent for a small celebration.Brought my wife and girls. It was a special "Mother's Day" brunch. Nice choices, well presented and delicious. I would go back for dinner some eve. The best was the bread basket filled with excellent goodies.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful food and serviceIn a nieghborhood with a dearth of really good restaurants, considering it is the home of Lincoln Center, Telepan is a gem. Always reliably excellent, creative, unpretentious and friendly. It's my go-to place for specail occasions.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYes. And It CountsGreat food, great service. Telepan is the restaurant you've been looking for but cannot seem to find. The frequency of our visits keeps growing, and the quality of the experience remains top notch. High level consistency and excellence is hard to find. The restaurant's configuration also allows for a wide range of dining experiences from the romantic dinner for two to the celebratory dinner for eight.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful food.Waiter couldwonderful food.Waiter could have been a bit friendlier. Noise level is generally fine but we sat near a man with a very loud voice. Great for Lincoln Cneter5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful West Side RestaurantWe had a wonderful dining experience at Telepan and will be sure to go back as often as we can.
The food was great, interesting, and very well presented. The service was also excellent.
We have not had better food anywhere on the upper west side.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodThere are not that many interesting restaurants around Lincoln Center focusing on fresh market meats, fish and produce beautifully prepared in a Nouveau American fashion. Telepan has stood the test of time. I've eaten here on numerous occasions when pre-Opera was the order of the day. I have never been disappointed. Sometimes I don't have dessert, which is a mistake. Desserts are fabulous.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy, delicious, great serviceThis was my second dinner at Telepan, this one on a weekday evening at 7:00. Food is delicious and creative. Service attentive and friendly. A place in which you can hold a conversation without straining. I'll keep returning. My daughter loves it, because she's a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats fish and seafood, but not land animals), and she finds plenty to order here. It's pricey, but well worth it for a nice evening out.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food-- relaxed atmosphereExcellent seasonal choices like the pea pancakes in spring. Some appetizers, like the sausage, and some desserts, like the cheeses, can be shared. Unusual plus: all or most tables for two are well located, not lined up and crowded in. Service is professional, pleasant and friendly.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent,The service was excellent, although I can't understand why they tried to dim the lighting for a Sunday brunch! I would prefer some plain rolls as well as the sweet selection and more butter would be good. The food was very good. Definitely one of the best places on the West Side for brunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRomántico getawayAn oasis full of tranquility and pampering for foodies in NY5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy ourselvesWe always enjoy ourselves at Telepan. From the moment we walk in the front door until saying good night, everyone is happy, smiling, helpful. Our waiter, Ben, was outstanding. He knows his food and his customer. Our biggest problem is deciding what to choose! Everything is delicious.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistentMy favorite place, love the signature 'smoked trout appetizer'. It literally melts into your mouth. Everything on the menu is excellent.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial !While I think of it as ' an occasion' place with a wonderful tasting menu....it is always full of dinners with similes on their faces . For anyone who likes, enjoys, appreciates food.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service, top qualityOutstanding service, top quality ingredients excellently prepared, large & varied menu
exceptionally quiet for a NYC restaurant-- just about my favorite place to go for Sunday brunch4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is elegantlyThe restaurant is elegantly casual with attentive and proficient staff. Food was very good with the smoked trout appetizer and the ricotta agnolotti cacio e pepe particularly noteworthy. Definitely plan to return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI took a friend to celebrateI took a friend to celebrate his birthday. It was a first for both of us. We took advantage of the tasting menu. It was one of the best dining experiences either of us has had recently. The service was top notch as well. We both agreed that it was going to be a "top of the list" restaurant for special occasions.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!!Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I enthusiastically recommend without any reservation!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always fresh andThe food is always fresh and clean the presentation is beautiful4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful experience,Always a wonderful experience, and it was as great as ever. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and was fabulous.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!!!Everything was excellent from drinks through desert. Loved it. Highly recommend.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took our waiter's recommendationWe took our waiter's recommendations on many dishes and every one was excellent. The burrata ravioli was amazing and the pork entre (for which Telepan is well known) was delicious.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable, well-appointedComfortable, well-appointed room, without the tables being cramped. Preparation of every bit of food was excellent. Dishes were interesting, but not over-the-top. The wine list showed real care in assembling the choices. Service was always attentive, but not intrusive. High-end dining; a bit conservative, but not reactionary.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely room, competent andLovely room, competent and friendly service wit very good food. Heritage pork sampler (4 cuts) was outstanding.Comprehensive wine list with many reasonably priced bottles.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch experience.Went for brunch. The "Westsider" and "Fallen Pancakes" we're delicious. The service was excellent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of options for brunch.Lots of options for brunch. Could do the pre-fix menu or order each item off the menu. the waiter encouraged the pre-fix, felt it a better value. We did not feel at all rushed. Food came quickly and hot and it was fine to sit around. I would return. The pancakes, French toast and omlet were all a hit.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect meal. Brunch was tranquilPerfect meal. Brunch was tranquil and food was superb4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant is elegant. MealRestaurant is elegant. Meal was excellent. Chocolate pudding was delicious. Wait staff was very helpful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always but wine pairingGreat as always but wine pairing was disappointing. Somehow it is always served after everyone has their drinks and sometimes after you have your food. But this time the wine was not that great.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife there for herI took my wife there for her birthday prior to a show. The staff was great with eveything from making sure our water glass were alway full to making sure we got all our food with plenty time for a nice leisurely walk to the theater. The food was great we love everything we order and at looked as good as it tasted (I recommend the tasting menu). I'm more than sure that the next time we are in the area we will be going back to Telepan.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous fresh foodFantastic food in a warm friendly setting. Last time I did the tasting menu which was fabulous. Housemade mozzerella with fried asparagus and fresh pea agnolotti were standouts.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, stellar service,Fantastic food, stellar service, and a business-casual atmosphere, I will go back again and again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for lunch. TheWe came here for lunch. The food was excellent. We started with the vegetable bread soup, seasonal salad, and beet salad (there were three of us) and all three were very tasty.for main course I had the pan-roasted trout, my friend had the bass and the third guest, a vegetarian, was offered a chef vegetarian surprise dish. Everything was excellent! We cleaned our plates. We were not rushed. When we wanted explanations, we got them clearly and nicely. We shared desserts: pineapple fritters, Telepan 'hot chocolate' and the peanut butter & chocolate gainful a. They were all wonderful. I would absolutely return.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing. It's a block awayAmazing. It's a block away from where I live and I can't believe I haven't discovered before now. From beginning to end the meal, service and entire experience was divine.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI've enjoyed Telepan severalI've enjoyed Telepan several times before for dinner, this is a first for brunch. Great variety that is all fresh and not your everyday selection. Food quantity is just right - not too much, not too little. Drinks are yummy. Great place for a relaxing brunch where you can talk and linger.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMa great restaurant.A delicious meal. Fantastic fresh bread. Beet salad was sublime. Heritage Pork was a meat eaters dream. the Arctic Char was perfect and fresh. And the night we wnet there wasa side of fresh asparagus that was coked to perfection. Only drawback i find with Telepan is its lack of wine offerings for anything less than $60/bottle with most in $80 and up price range. We had two bottles between 4 people adding $125 to the bill. Great food does not need to have very expensive wine when there is plenty of very good wine out there for considerably less...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service and ambiance.Exceptional service and ambiance. Kudos to the bartender for the great drinks! The staff was courteous and very attentive. Great food, will return again!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesVery enjoyable dining experience. One of my favorite restaurants. The menu changes frequently with the seasons so there is always a fresh experience. Service is excellent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, this was a uniqueAs always, this was a unique dining experience. The atmosphere is friendly. The service is wonderful. The food is prepared perfectly. It is a true Upper West Side gem!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe first time at the restaurantThe first time at the restaurant was just ok...they forgot my birthday candle. The second time at the restaurant they made up for it by giving us 3 free desserts. So, if your celebrating a special birthday, make sure you speak to your waiter beforehand(although my husband did call the manager beforehand...I guess there was a miscommunication) In any event, they made up for it. The food is very good! So I would highly recommend it.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place to takeA wonderful place to take overseas guests to show them what is going on in modern American restaurants.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI had brunch at Telepan onI had brunch at Telepan on Easter Sunday with my family . It was difficult choosing our meals, because everything sounded so good. We weren't disappointed, the food was delicious. My husband said he would go back for the complimentary basket of breads & sweets. Our server, Chris, was great,too. Can't wait to go back ! Maybe we'll try dinner next time, that menu sounded just as good !3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice overall. EspeciallyVery nice overall. Especially like the quiet And the very nice and thoughtful food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant on the UWS!Best restaurant on the UWS! Fabulous food and great service. We did the tasting menu and keep raving about all of the dishes we tried - they were all amazing in flavor.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant...andI love this restaurant...and this meal was exceptional...He does two days of creative Passover food every year...its great...but I come at other times as well and always love it3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAn island of food wonder withAn island of food wonder with waitstaff skiklled in all of the arts of dining combined with extensive knowledge of food and wine.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, creative AmericanExcellent, creative American in the Lincoln Center area. Spacious, with very good service. Food is inventive, with many Vegetarian options.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEach course on the SpecialEach course on the Special Passover Sedar style menu was wonderful. The smoke trout on potato pancake and chopped liver starter, the matzo ball soup, and the brisket were to die for wonderful. Owner chef Bill Telepan is a wonderful cook and outstanding host.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMService & Food Excellent, if PriceyWent based on recommendations for dinner in advance of the Asimov Debates at the AMNH. Decor was hipper/nicer than expected: Care and some fun in the design, with enough geometry to appeal to the engineer, and enough texture to appeal to the designer.
Dinner was the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was spot-on, although my companion found the texture of the smoked trout to be a little disturbing. Pairings worked, and were actually presented in a manner than matched reality and set the correct expectations.
Service was at the level expected. The only reason it misses the fifth star is the prices were a notch higher than the food and experience warranted. I would go back again for the kind of evening when that doesn't matter3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific prix fixe lunch toTerrific prix fixe lunch to try out the restaurant. Very quiet at lunch time because it wasn't full, but I understand it's very crowded in the evening and probably a lot noisier. Delicious food beautifully presented, attentive service. Portions were not big!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI returned to Telepan 3 timesI returned to Telepan 3 times more. I loved the food!!!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM