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Telepan

4.3
4072 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

Telepan is an urban restaurant that serves innovative farm-to-table dishes and wine in upscale surrounds. Helmed by chef-owner Bill Telepan, the market-drive menu features over two dozen dishes (excluding dessert). Menu highlights include the house-smoked book trout and lobster Bolognese. Guests can dine a la carte, or spoil themselves with a lavish four-course prix fixe dinner. This restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list, carefully curated to complement the dining menu.

Tucked on the ground floor of an elegant townhouse, Telepan is a nice pick for special occasions. The restaurant's four-course tasting menu (which comes with optional wine pairing) provides the perfect culinary tonic for a romantic night out. Telepan is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm.
Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 580-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Telepan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbus and CPW
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Parking details
There are also two pay lots on 68th and 69th
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Public transit
B,C train at 72nd Street
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

Too bad they were forced to close the next day. They will missed, both as a good neighbor and a great place to go if going to Lincoln Center.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

We are always delighted with the wonderful kitchen preparation and service at Telepan. Unhappily, we understand that this fine dining place will soon be gone.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Little did we know that our dinner at Telepan on 5/13 would be my last. My husband and I have been coming here since it opened. It has been our go-to spot for pre-opera and theatre and special occasions. We always walked away feeling we had been well taken care of. Now what will we do? We also celebrated our anniversary there in April...and so glad that we did. Thank you Bill for 10 great years. Hope that you find another spot and begin anew.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2016

Staff was very attentive to our needs and knowledgeable not just of the food, but also knew what to recommend in terms of wine.
Food was Amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

service was impeccable.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2016

The combination of smoked trout and (sweet blinis) did not work for me. The pea pancakes dish had a variety of pea based food, but they all taste the same. The beef tartare my husband had was no special (worth a Micheline star restaurant) either. His fetuccini were very good he said.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Fabulous meal. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

Intimate gem on the upper west side just a block from the park. Delicious food, good wine, cozy atmosphere. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

Food was excellent although service was a bit slow. We had our appetizers before our wine arrived

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2016

My Fiance and I went there for a nice night out. The service food and service were very good! The atmosphere was lively, but the place wasn't packed, which was nice.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2016

and much better value and better service than Leopard at cafe des Artistes.
It is clearly one of the best restaurants in the Lincoln center area. From the moment we came in we were treated with great gentility.The wait staff and the busboys were all excellent and in greater number than other restaurants to which I have gone in the area. It is3 stars expensive. the delicious lamb entree was $44. but worth every penny. The oysters baked with herbs was also amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Food is the star here. Everyone at the table went quiet and just ate! Mozzarella with artichokes as the appetizer was creamy and delicious. Swordfish was wonderful and home fries and ramps with it were even better. Pasta was fantastic. Service was lovely. No complaints!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Very accommodating to my food allergies

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2016

A restaurant with really good food, a reasonable noise level, a place to enjoy friends, a pleasure in a sea of "hip"trendy placed

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2016

Food was great. Spring pea pancakes w/ pea shoots, light saute, puree and the pancakes themselves are a nice dish. Lots of fresh pea flavors with lots of contrasting textures/compositions. Steak for 2 was fantastic. Perfectly cooked. Service, however, was very inconsistent and staff seemed hesitant/confused as to what to do at times. Transitions were languishing and what could have been a nicely paced dinner dragged onto 2hrs unnecessarily.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2016

We enjoy Telepan every time we come to NYC and this time was no exception. We two ladies chose the four course wine pairing tasting menu and it was fantastic! This meal is SUCH a bargain! As usual, the food was superb but the service from both Megan, the server and Pavla, the sommelier took the experience to a new level.
Megan allowed us to relax and enjoy a glass of Prosecco while we perused the menu. When questioned, she thought that it would be better for us to split the wine tasting as the pours are generous. (Totally correct!) She answered all our food questions and paced the meal perfectly.
Pavla was a delightful surprise! She is a sommelier who clearly knows her wines. Pavla took the time to find out our palate preferences and chatted knowledgeably about every selection. She selected different wines for each of us, which was wonderful. I have a cellar at home and very much appreciated her professional, yet friendly manner and it was nice to chat with her about wine.
Superb evening and we booked for another evening as well.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2016

My friend and I usually dine at Telepan in the spring when we attend the Ballet and this dining occasion proved to be as good as usual. We particularly enjoy the spring menu especially the pea pancakes. We have also dined there with other friends and family on other visits into NYC. And we always find the food, service and atmosphere to be wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2016

Telepan is a terrific restaurant. It offers first rate food, excellent service, and a quiet ambiance, and great value for the price. The prix fixe dinners are priced far below many restaurants of comparable quality. That Telepan is in our neighborhood, the Upper West Side, is an added bonus.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2016

Excellent grown up restaurant with fabulous service and food

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2016

I have been to Telepan for lunch and dinner on many occasions over the past few years and it has been consistently superb. Food, service, ambience, all are world-class. A treat to have such a special place on the UWS.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2016

It's pricey, but the food and service are worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2016

Telepan always delivers above and beyond expectations. It is my go to for great food, outstanding service and a wonderful environment. It's always on the top of my list!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

The meal was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2016

Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2016

The food is always delicious----seasonal----always with good choices
Service was wonderful and spoke with Bill Telepan for a few minutes----pleasant and thanked us so much for coming

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was excellent and service attentive and kind. Excellent value for money at brunch. Unfortunately, pancake soufflés were really disappointing (cold and more like muffins). The rest of the food was amazing though.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2016

Met a girlfriend I hadn't seen in 30 years at Telepan for brunch and it was the perfect spot in every way! Cannot wait to go back with my husband for dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

While the outside was unseasonably cold, wet, and windy; inside Telepan was warm, welcoming, and delicious. Our party had the tasting menu paired with an excellent wine recommended for the varied selections. The service was prompt and efficient, not rushed and not stuffy - simply a very comfortable experience. While all the food was superb, the swordfish was possibly the best I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Went here for brunch with some friends and for the prix fixe menu, the cost/quality ration was pretty spectacular. Also, I really recommend the chipotle bloody mary. It was watery in a way really didn't bother me because the overall flavor was robust and spicy.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2016

Telepan offers consistently fine dining in a civilized atmosphere at prices commensurate with the quality of the food. Dined here many times with different friends and everyone remarks on the overall high quality of the experience and the really good and interesting food. It's low-key, tables surrounded by plenty of space, decent but restrained lighting, great service. It's an adult restaurant which suits us just fine.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2016

I brought a friend to Telepan for a birthday brunch. They treated us beautifully. His menu even included a personalized birthday greeting. The staff was warm and provided excellent service. We loved the banana pecan crepes and the smoked salmon eggs benedict (special). You cannot go wrong at Telepan.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

Love to take friends to Telepan...never disappoints...great wine selection and perfect service

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

I have not stopped talking and telling friends about Telepan. The service was excellent and the food a trip of love, the way it was prepared, served and tasted was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant..

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2016

After asking multiple times if we had a performance to attend (we did), the staff dawdled 10 minutes before bringing menus. We ordered a four course tasting menu and waited 30 minutes between the second and third courses. My third course was cool in places, suggesting uneven heating. The food was well prepared otherwise and the staff friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

Perfectly wonderful meal. Hadn't been here in over a year. Staff was attentive yet not intrusive. Food was superb. The brunch was one of the best I've had in the city - sweet or savory choices.Definitely will go back

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2016

Wedding dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2016

Tables are spaced and one never feels crowded. Consequently the noise level is manageable enough for conversation. Service is very attentive. Salads are large enough to split. The veal Milanese was a bit hard and not tender enough. The stripped bass special was salty for my taste and would have been dry without the ample sauce. Meal was very expensive but the restaurant is pleasant and makes for a nice social evening w friends.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2016

Telepan has unusual offerings and they are always well prepared. I like their kind of food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2016

A first but not last visit...Nick Larsen, a Bouley alum, is GM and I can only imagine that it is his professionally competence and warm manner that infuses the staff. From coat room to bar to dining room, we were in good hands. Bill Telepan's menu is modestly sized, but with some very interesting selections. Not fans of 'smoked', we passed on the smoked trout w. pancake, instead enjoying a beautifully prepared green salad and a quail w. wheatberries. The iconic lobster bolognese was excellent [no chewy lobster here] however I swooned over the ricotta ravioli cacce e pepe. Also in the latter category is THE most delicious coconut cake [think home, mom, birthdays]. The chef commended us for our endurance but I refused to leave even a nibble of that! We thought that the entrees were not on par with the rest of the experience but that may be because I missed that the chicken entree included some smoking. We look forward to a return.

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