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Posted by Joni G on 09/05/2011
We recently celebrated a birthday here, 17 people for brunch. It was great to have a place that would accommodate that size party, the service was adequate and certainly not rushed. The quality of the food was another matter. We chose three appetizers and three entrees from the regular prixe fixe menu, and brought our own birthday cake. The bread basket was the only part of the meal that everyone enjoyed. Those who ordered the vegetable-bread soup were happy. It was very fresh the flavors were well combined. The blintzes and smoked trout were disappointments. The blintzes were soggy and cold. Some felt that the smoked trout was past it's prime. Of the entree selections, the only good choice was the burger with house pickles and volcano. This would have been outstanding, but the fried onion rings had a funny sour taste. The french toast was cold and soggy, with a schmear of jam in the middle, over ladened with raspberry sauce and cream, and then powdered sugar, ugh. The omelet was tolerable, the hash browns were overcooked, dry and salty. The cake, which was served for a charge per person, was plated nicely, with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. So, we did not come for the food, and Telepan served our purpose, but I would not recommend it for a regular brunch.
Posted by Reva on 06/22/2011
If, like me, you require some accommodation to eat in a restaurant then don't come here. I have some food sensitivities/allergies so generally select a dish and request no dressing or sauces to simplify my meal. Evidently the artistry-palate of the chef was more important than my personal request (health) and my meal was drowned in an alternate sauce. Needless to say I found it inedible and outrageous when my server went on to explain that I would need the sauce to enjoy my dish to the fullest. My friend did pay for the meal which was probably thrown out. I ate elsewhere on my way home.
Posted by nv on 04/27/2011
We were recommended Telepan for weekend brunch as we were staying locally and it was an absolute find. Now taking the in laws again this weekend! The price fixed brunch menu caters to all tastes and the hazelnut crepes were to die for. Service was perfect, attentive but unobtrusive.
Posted by larry on 11/28/2010
When you take friends to a new restaurant,you have trepidation. Telepan surpassed expectation. The restaurant is attractive, quiet(a big plus!). Service was excellent, and not obtrusive. The food was exceptional(bread soup, salads,wild striped bass, lamb,etc.) plus an amuse bouche.We were charmed when the special requests of two of our party were accomodated. Expensive,but worth it! Great restaurant!
Posted by FoodieFan on 10/03/2010
I can not say enough good things about this restaurant. I had asked a good friend of mine for a Lincoln Center Area recommendation, and could not have been more thrilled by my Telepan experience. Starting with the Amuse that was sent to us, every bite was delicious. I ordered the 4 course tasting menu, and the portions were perfect. The salmon was UNBELIEVABLE! And we ended with the most delicious desserts (I had the s'more, and my husband had the caramel profiterole. So great. And our server was so attentive and sweet. I can't wait to go back!
Posted by Brooke on 07/26/2010
The food and the service was absolutely fantastic! Everything I ordered was very fresh. My boyfriend and couldn't stop saying how great every bite was.
Posted by anonymous on 06/29/2010
I was so disappointed by my meal this past weekend. The house smoked fish appetizer was a soggy, sodden, mushy mess. The soft shell crab was deep fried, tiny, and the only discerning character was hard, tasteless crust. It was overcooked and completely lacking in anything succulent that I love in crabs. Every dish was awash in peas, which are going out of season, so these were large and tough. I won't be going back.