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Posted by Sheryl on 06/16/2015
Had the pleasure of dining here for dinner last weekend. My only thought upon leaving: Why did I wait so long to come? True food connoisseurs will understand and see Telepan for what it truly is, a Michelin-star restaurant devoid of pretension or hidden curtains. I knew the quality of the food would be impeccable given Chef Bill Telepan's focus on local and seasonal cuisine. It was just that and so much more. Presentation is straight-forward. You can see and tell what the ingredients are on the plate. There's no cutting corners. And the flavors...that's where the surprise and joy truly hits you! In a city full of restaurants trying to make the next best thing, it's a breath of fresh air to dine at an establishment where you can have an elegant meal, in a relaxed setting, with attentive and FRIENDLY service. I felt most welcome and at home. Have to return to try brunch!
Posted by Fodd Maven on 02/01/2015
I went to Telepan for the first time several months ago and had an absolutely delicious meal. As a result I was excited to try it again which I did last night and suffice to say was a very different experience. Once again we had our own tasting menu which consisted of bay scallops which were just ok followed by the lobster bolognese which was fair at best and finished with the lamb cassoulet which was awful. To start bay scallops this time of the year are so good it's hard to screw them up and yet there presentation was blah. The lobster pasta dish was void of much lobster despite lobster being really cheap now. I had to send the lamb dish back as it was so overcooked and upon receiving a new dish regretted ever ordering it. After a $275.00 bill I will not be returning anytime soon.
Posted by Tom on 12/25/2014
Lived in New York for 20 years. Easily one of the worst dining experiences.Overpriced, over salted , undercooked or overcured food (couldn't cut the mozzarella with a fork!) floating in pools of butter and a stuffy atmosphere. For the price it should be heavenly. Two members of are party returned their entrees (one of which was raw pork) only to have them replaced with a second set which were also non-edible and returned. O and coat check lost our umbrella. Not recommended! especially on Christmas Eve!
Posted by anonymous on 10/24/2014
Just came from Telepan. They stuck us at a table in the hall. Thought we would be seated in the back, so never saw the restaurant. Started with smoked trout appetizer. Too salty. Not good. Ordered striped bass without clams. It was a small piece in awful vegetable sauce that was bitter and not good. For $37, I expected a better piece and better prepared. Decided to skip dessert. Will not return.
Posted by NewYorker on 02/26/2014
Five star food and service - very accommodating. and attentive. The only reason I gave atmosphere a four and not five is the bathrooms, which need some updating and better lighting.
Posted by Steve Z on 06/22/2013
My wife and I had dinner here last night. The bar is the way to go. We had battered asparagus with fresh mozzarella , fettuccine with summer truffles, and burrata mezzaluna. This was our third time here and the food was Outstanding! Last time we raved about the food to the chef sitting next to us at the bar... Little to know the chef was Bill Telepan himself. Didn't realize it was him until we left. Amazing! On the way out met the managers and the pastry chef. Everything was so good... Might go back tonight. A must visit! Enjoy!!
Posted by AMS on 04/21/2013
We enjoyed an excellent dinner, the first courses were very good especially the soup, the Artic Char was perfectly done as was the Lobster with pasta. The Pineapple Upside Down cake is a little weak and we believe other deserts may be a better choice. The very pleasant wait person explained the menu and delivered good service.