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  • American (New), Local/Organic
  • 72 W 69th St, New York NY10023 40.775109 -73.979919
  • (Btwn Columbus Ave & CPW)
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  • (212) 580-4300
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User Ratings (Based on 98 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.6
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 580-4300
(212) 580-4379
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue: 5pm-10:30pm Wed-Thu: 11:30am-2:30pm+5pm-10:30pm Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm+5pm-11:30pm Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Sun: 5pm-10pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Telepan

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/08/2007


    I had been looking foward to my meal at Telepan for a long time before dining here. I did enjoy my meal, but it did not blow my palate away as much as I had anticipated. The menu was divided into 3 sections (if you went with a pre-fix, you could choose one from each). I had the sheeps milk gnochi with wild mushrooms and the fois gras with baked apple. Both were very tasty but neither knocked by socks off. The service was lovely and they brought out an amuse bouche that was a very nice touch. The ambiance was very calming and had an organic vibe. I would go back, but for the price, I would try another establishment. Everything was fine, but just not as outstanding as the price would have you believe it would be.

  • Telepan

    Posted by foodaholic on 03/06/2007

    The Right Place

    GREAT NIGHT! Greeted by a smiling face. We sat within 10 minutes of our reservation. We new the menu had three sections, didn't know how it worked. The server was very helpful, explained, we did not have to order from all three and if we chose tasting the portions would be a little smaller. We were four people, all decided to do a four course tasting. Started with a little amuse from the chef, nice touch. Our starters came out fairly soon, the trout starter was a work of art, just like the picture in Time out! The mid courses were just enough - loved the lobster pasta everyone had to taste it. We had a few minutes till we got our main courses, needed a breather. Desserts were YUMMY, something for everyone. One of our group wase a wine collector, he was impressed by the wine guy and by the deep list, said it was good value! It was my wifes birthday, they really made her feel special. It is a pleasure to go to such a professional restaurant.

  • Telepan

    Posted by A local resident on 02/28/2007

    An astonishing disappointment

    This restaurant opened to rave reviews, and they still pour in. At last, a sophisticated joint on the Upper West Side, was the thought. Well. We finally went one night, and were astounded. Not by the quality, but by the in-your-face mediocrity. Sure, the chef - whose cookbook welcomes you at the entrance before the hosts have a moment to affably welcome you - has technical ability. He knows how to braise, roast, sauté. He knows what texture gnocchi should have. He even knows that warmed-up rolls taste sensational with salted butter. But does he know that a restaurant that wants to present itself as one of those who deliver amuse-bouches to their customers should also make sure these amuse-bouches really "amuse", and are really sensational? These were the most mediocre, boring, and mediocre we'd ever received on anyone's house. We had ordered one of the mid-courses, as an appetizer, or rather as a "primo", Italian-style, since this was possible. After the amuse-bouches we decided to cancel our order of "secondi" (the "entrées", as one says in the US - bafflingly, since an "entrée" in French is an opener, a starter). We'll never know whether we were right, of course. But our guess is, we were. The gnocchi I'd ordered, and the pseudo-tortellini my partner had ordered, were each adequate: technically fine. But gastronomically, sensorially, artistically - a complete disaster. And a pricey one, at that. This was form, without content. Substance with no flavour. Intellect without emotion. Science - without the art. This was all executed within a blind-spot of myopically confident self-consciousness, with a stab at sophistication altogether lacking in authenticity. It showed an attempt at learning, but a lack of true culture or passion. Everything tasted the same, as if the same base had been used for all the dishes, including those dreaded amuse-bouches. Why is this place so praised and successful? Have the true roots of true cooking really disappeared?

  • Telepan

    Posted by ted on 02/28/2007

    Superb again

    We've been returning here repeatedly in the past year; at least six times. The food is always wonderful, fresh and satisfying in that "comfort food" way. Although it is far too inventive to fit into that category alone. We're always greeted warmly, as is everyone we see coming into the restaurant, and seated promptly. It's refreshing to be treated as if they really want you to be there. So many of the reastaurants today fail in this area. Just a short walk from Lincoln Center, but far away from the routine fare close by.

  • Telepan

    Posted by Felee on 02/24/2007

    A beautiful meal

    The staff is very friendly the atmosphere is relaxing, the menu is creative without being over the top. The tasting menu is fairly priced, the portions tend to be on the small side, the lobster bolognese was awesome, the sirloin with oxtail glaze was great too, the desserts were above average, I wouldn't recommend the duck. Can't wait to go back.

  • Telepan

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2007

    Worth it

    I walked in last night because I live in the area and the snow made it a good valentines choice. I had heard great things but I had also heard of the price so I had been waiting for the right night. Let's just say that we were seated before I relized it was a prefix night and it was steep. However, by the time we were done I did not care - everything was great. It was a real treat and I'll be back.

  • Telepan

    Posted by anonymous on 02/03/2007


    It was my second time eating at Telepan and it was even better than the first, - knowledgeable staff, (friendly too - no attitude here), soothing, comfortable dining atmosphere. The type of place you can go for a romantic, business or casual dinner with friends and know you'll come away satisfied in every way. The creativly executed food combines interesting flavors and textures, and the result is truly outstanding dishes. A must try for anyone who enjoys fine dining.

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