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Telepan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.telepan-ny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 580-4300
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:
    Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm.
    Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

    Lunch:
    Wednesday-Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Telepan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: semi-private room seats up to 20 people
  • Private Party Contact: Lynne Estes (212) 580-4300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbus and CPW
  • Public Transit: B,C train at 72nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are also two pay lots on 68th and 69th
A word from Telepan
Chef Bill Telepan acclaimed former chef of the 3-star Judson Grill will serve the very best and freshest of seasonal foods impeccably prepared and paired with an interesting, hand- picked and reasonably priced selection of wines. Ruth Reichl described his cooking as “…extremely eloquent; each of [his] unassuming dishes roars with flavor, and the minute you finish one bite you instantly want another. His direct style draws diners into a vibrant interplay of textures, tastes and colors.” Telepan, an exciting new destination located in the heart of the Upper West Side, will welcome fine dining enthusiasts from around the city, as well as the pre- and post-theater Lincoln Center crowd. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very impressive...the food, the ambiance, the decor. It is more on the quiet side which is a rarity in Manhattan where restaurants are packed with people. At Telepan one can actually talk because there is no overwhelming music and there is actually enough space for two people to dine. Love the corner couch tables. Service is outstanding, fast and courteous. The food is perfect for someone who likes healthy meals. Everything is beautifully presented but the portions are a decent size. I had monkfish which was outstanding, mozzarella and polenta appetizer was amazing as well as pea pancakes. All in all, this is a truly special pre-theater spot and is a neighborhood gem in the area full of tourists."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Small portions and underwhelming food in a not too exciting atmosphere. Disappointed, I'd heard it was a really good UWS restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is great, yet too few choices for Vegan Customers at this fantastic place. We need more fat free Vegan choices which are healthy and tasty. Portions are all too small, for the price."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Telepan is becoming a favorite spot for my husband and me--and special guests when they visit. This evening the service was outstanding, as well as the food. I always tell myself that I will not order an appetizer; however, I also, always do so because their choices are always delectably unique. Wine was good and, again, at a very reasonable price. We will return in the next few weeks."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food and service. Lobster/ spaghetti dish is superb. Tilefish appetizer is great"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is a restaurant which reflects the values of its owners and staff: unpretentious service -- the wine director is both modest and expert (ask for his recommendations -- and good food and drink. The menu retains the signature of its owner and chef, Bill Telepan who for years has quietly championed the importance of local sourcing -- not as a marketing strategy but a desire for better, fresher, and sustainable ingredients. AS a result the menu changes often. And the food is delicious. The menu is flexible. Customers are welcome to have a small course or a feast. It is not informal, is not inexpensive, but it is welcoming to all. I like to sit at the bar or at a bar table.."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "And the prix-fixe lunch is an amazing way to try the very fine offerings. The room offers an oasis of calm, even if some of the lunching ladies and gents get a bit boisterous. Service is alert and responsive. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The cold tomato and pepper soup topped with cheese and croutons was refreshing. Pea pancakes with spinach and flat pasta were incredible ... and I loved the crunch of the crusty halibut, which stayed moist and tender, as was the monkfish with ribbons of yellow squash! Very inventive dishes and wonderful plating. What a great discovery in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Third visit with two mediocre and one great experience. Food is generally very good to excellent but misses are severe enough to spoil the experience ( halibut was way overdone). Wine list is excellent with many well priced bottles. Service ranges from professional and unobtrusive to amateurish to borderline rude...inexcusable! Ambience remains attractive with well spaced tables. Place is popular and buzzing."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The tasting menu was delicious and a LOT (possible too much) food for me! Very quiet and nice ambiance and service was excellent - this is our go to spot for a special night out."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Service and Food were mediocre at best. Duck was fatty, salad was just passable, fish was just OK. I will not return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Beautiful Restaurant, very good food, excellent service! The only thing that was not perfect is that there was no music at all. At least for us this is a very important matter. But overall it was a great experience. Totally recommend it"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Telepan is on our list of favorites. The menu is non tradional; it offers unusual combinations, uniquely prepared by a creative chef who has a passion for fresh, local ingredients. I'd describe Telepan's decor as pristine & minimalist as opposed to comfy, cozy. In fact, it has a gallery feel - unexpected in a neighborhood of handsome, old brownstones. The service is attentive - almost overly so at times."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I went with an old friend for her birthday...we shared an appetizer--chilled tomato soup (they thoughtfully divided it into two bowls for us). Then we shared a main course--an excellent pasta dish. The ingredients all tasted fresh and the dish was perfectly seasoned. The chef also sent an amuse bouche to begin the meal which was an interesting carrot soup with rhubarb. The waiter had asked our taste and recommended absolutely delicious wines (I had a glass of red; my friend had a glass of white) which greatly enhanced the meal. And for dessert, we shared madeleines, which were light and wonderful. The service couldn't have been better. Our only quibble was that the menu was rather limited for our tastes."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had great expectations for our brunch last Sunday after so many good reviews we read about this restaurant. We had a good time. The decoration really disappointed me. Everything look cheap, especially the chairs. The service was great, impeccable, and very professional and friendly. I had the smoked trout that was really good, but the spinach ravioli, even though had good flavor and texture, was salty. My son had the shrimp and grits, and the burger and he loved them. My mom and daughter tried the romaine salad and the entree trout and they said they were just ok. I don't think we will return. if a have to rate it from 0 to 30, I will give it: food/decoration/service, 21/19/26"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "4th of July so maybe kitchen was off. Ravioli over salted, over cooked; suckling pig had only one half inch of crispy skin and was otherwise pretty standard and expensive porkchop. Desert was good. Excellent knowledgable wine pairing though a bit too informative though some may like that. No compensation for ravioli problem. Potentially fine place but..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Telepan was amazing. The food was fresh, innovative and very tasty. We had the 4 course tasting menu and everything was delicious"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lunch in this area is hit or miss––but we really enjoyed TELEPAN. The food was excellent––the portions small (good!) but extremely flavorful. (This is lunch, after all.) The menu original and interesting. We had space around our table and it was easy to be heard (not always possible in NYC)) although the restaurant was not full. We lingered on until 2:15 or so without the sense of being rushed. Example: the "preserved tuna" was truly interesting; a mixture of new and familiar tastes. The cold tomato soup was also appetizing: with small cherry tomatoes (sliced) making it more substantial in feel."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Pre Lincoln Center in the rain! As pre-ballet did not gofor tasty menu..another time! Started with the smoked trout..took awhile to be served but when it arrived realized they must have been making the delicious, warm blini served with it! Delicious. Then had the pea pancake..the pancakes served with agnolotti, also pea with marscaone, mushrooms, spinach and pea puree...refreshing and tasty. Nicechoice of bread and yummy butter. Soft, good music, veggie art.."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "After disappointing $38 lunch at Jean-Georges Terrace last week, I finally got great pre-fix lunch for $32 here. I had Gazpacho for appetizer, trout for entrée, and panna cotta for dessert. All good :) If you don't want the dessert, then $28. I know I need to watch What I eat but I have no will power. Anyways, you don't have to wait until the Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Cannot say enough about the creativity and variety experienced at dinner with the tasting menu. Absolutely fabulous, opened up all sorts of senses, recommend highly..."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Above average, usually dependable quality food. Service uneven--patronising rather than genuine interest in client's enjoyment. Request for quiet table one month prior ended up with table in path from main tables to kitchen. We were accommodated with better seating. Waiter distracted . Several times just standing at the corner of the room looking at the ceiling with no interest in checking diners needs. Chef very helpful preparing one dish for a non-garlic diner with delicious rearrangement of side dish."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Have been wanting to dine here for quite some time. Had the tasting with wine pairing and it absolutely met expectations. Waiters seemed a little cold and tired, but all in all the food was still great"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Let me start with saying that Telepan has been, and continues to be, one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Manhattan. Food is excellent and the service is outstanding. This last visit, however, had one sour note--my appetizer was just not good. The mozarella had the texture of rubber. In contradistinction, my nephew's appetizer was delicious as were both of our entrees. As always, I found a wine that was superb and the price very reasonable. We will return, of course; however, i will stay away from that mozarella!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Just wonderful. Excellent food in a grown up atmosphere. Lovely restaurant"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I was a bit disappointed in the service. My friend had made a few requests, such as more maple syrup, and had to ask a few times before it arrived. Not really a big deal. I had the chilled pea soup to start and it was delicious. I ordered the lumberjack. It was ok. I would prefer more egg options on a brunch menu. The smoked trout appetizer was also fantastic."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was amazing as usual but the air conditioning was out, Yikes. The service is usually great but this nite we had to ask for things, like a second bottle of wine, twice."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "most of the food was excellent. some of it was just good. prices are sky high. service fabulous. ambience fantastic. very special place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After many experiences with noisy dining this place, even though filled, was a pleasant place to dine. The wait staf from entente to departure where very friendly and helpful. The Seviche style trout was delicious. Oysters and chilled pea soup nothing special. The pork, duck breast and monkfish were done to perfection. Unfortunately, the lobster bolognese was bland and the pasta undercooked. Blueberry turnovers with sorbet was an enjoyable ending."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My fellow diners had pastas and were very pleased. I had the pork. It was a major disappointment - dry, tasteless and unappetizing. I wish the menu had been more descriptive. I would never have ordered a dish that was breaded and dry."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As an UWS'er for the last 18 months I had read about Telepan but just never made the reservation. Friends were arriving from out of state and suggested we select a restaurant we'd wanted to go to, but hadn't yet. Perfect opportunity. Upon entering one is immediately struck by the calming decor and incredibly relaxing atmosphere; colors, decor, quietness. Service is just impeccable from the moment you arrive; thoroughly attentive, yet invisible when appropriate. A wonderful wine list starts the evening, with some new vineyards/selections the sommelier will be required to help with. The food offerings are so diverse that all 4 persons opted for different first & main courses, allowing us to see the broad skills of the kitchen. All fabulous!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went there for lunch and I have to say the set menu was quite cheap, after tasting it- I knew why."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The items we ordered were all excellent, from cold pea soup to mozzarella to lamb sausage to pea pancakes. Food is excellent. The service was very professional, and we had a nice, quiet table. A pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Ambiance and food are amazing. Service was nearly perfect. However, prices are very high."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My whole family loves Telepan - the original menus, the seasonal treats. But more than once we have been reminded that weekends tend to reflect a dip in quality of preparation in the direction of sweet and stodgy. Even if we eat at a non-rush hour, the "brunch" tendency to saute everything in a vat of butter within an inch of its life crops up. Nice with French toast maybe, but horrible treatment for a delicate piece of fish."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely pre-LCT meal on Father's Day. Everything was top quality and made the day really special."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The chef does not understand how to construct a menu and the kitchen staff does not know how to cook. This is one of the most disappointing dining experiences I have endured in some time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "tiny, tiny portion for brunch, otherwise excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food - from fresh ingredients to surprising preparations. Atmosphere is quite and simple, but allows for the food - the real star - to shine through. Most of all, it's consistent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Lovely to spend time over a leisurely lunch for a birthday with a friend. Service was excellent. Food very good and all in all, such a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014