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Telepan Local

329 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013 40.717693 -74.010326
nr. Duane St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-9255 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

telepanlocal.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.; 1 at Franklin St.

Prices

$7-$17

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

This venue is closed.

Bill Telepan is the latest in a string of chefs to branch out into American tapas at Tribeca’s Telepan Local, a quiet neighborhood spot with walnut paneling, low lighting, and a DIY feel. Stop by the bar before dinner to watch bartenders mix drinks like the Cuore di Grande Mela (Heart of the Big Apple), a bourbon, aperol, Pear William cider syrup, and aromatic bitters mixture that’s properly heavy on the booze. At Local, the chef puts a decidedly funky spin on tried-and-true dishes. Grilled cheese arrives as pan con tomate, the freshly sliced tomato nicely cutting through the gooey dairy bomb of raclette-style cheese from Vermont. Tender housemade foie gras torchon comes sandwiched between macaron-like wafers (called “jammers”) with a dab of flavor-packed apricot jam, while the restaurant’s arancini are perfectly crisp, stuffed with salt-cured bone marrow and drizzled with a notable Parmigiano aïoli. At other times, the kitchen delivers uninspired takes on freezer-food-like pigs-in-a-blanket, which are good enough—homemade hot dogs wrapped in fresh puff pastry—but not worthy of a $7 price tag. Similarly, Telepan’s sourdough pizzettes are crunchy but bland: the bacon, jalapeño, red onion, and mozzarella variation tasted only of dough and mild cheese. Dessert returns the meal to a blissful place. Spring for a piece of the thickly sliced brown-sugar-pecan layer cake. The frosted slab is sweet without overdoing it, and loaded with savory chopped pecans.

Recommended Dishes

Arancini, $7; grilled cheese, $7; foie gras jammers, $12

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