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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.
Posted by woocman on 03/07/2010
This restaurant is one of our favorites. The price fix meal is reasonably price. The service was great and unrushed.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2009
Great food. Great service. We all order the price fix. My friends and I had no complaints. The only complaint I had was that I was so full.
Posted by Jack369 on 12/02/2009
Had dinner here for the first time the day after Thanksgiving. We should have tried Telepan earlier! Everything was done really well, from the warm greeting, the simple but elegant decor and the caring service, to the wonderfully prepared food. We chose the tasting menu and were able to choose our four courses from the whole menu, which was a treat. The chef even prepared a special dish for my date, as she has some allergies. All-in-all a perfect introduction to a restaurant that is our new favorite!
Posted by arsgloria on 11/27/2009
We already made our choices from the current on-line 2009 Thanksgiving menu from Telepan's own website and wine list. However, after being seated, we were disappointed to find that both the wine we had chosen and the port custard napoleon dessert (which were still listed Thanksgiving morning ) were not on the menu and wine list. We ordered the foie gras and the venison, which were adequate but uninventive. Both the appetizer and main course had ingredients that were just on the plate and never came together as a cohesive whole. Regarding the desserts, the pumpkin bread pudding had an unappealing texture; also the brittle was soggy. The chocolate pecan pie had very few pecans. Since we spent over $300 for this meal (2 dinners and a bottle of wine), we expected better. We have had some lovely dining experiences at Telepan. However, If this is kind of food the kitchen is turning out these days, we will not be returning soon.
Posted by minkovich on 11/15/2009
I can report on the basis of only one dinner for two since I have no intention of going back. The three types of bread, the butter, the three amuses bouche, and the four plates were just mediocre. Not one of the above was even good, much less very good or excellent (on my scale). I passed on desert because I did not feel like risking it.
Posted by anon on 07/26/2009
Living on the UWS can make you downright apathetic about eating out in the neighborhood, especially when you want to go out before an event near Lincoln Center. I hate that it took us 4 years to try Telepan, but we're already looking forward to our next visit. The food was quite good (not "the best," but never less than pleasant and occasionally very good), the wine pairings with the tasting menu were truly outstanding, but I think it was the fantastic service that makes this place a true standout. It is so rare to find knowledgeable, gracious service in this city, but this place has every aspect tuned perfectly. First class experience at mid-class prices - I can't wait for the Symphony season to start!