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72 W. 69th St., New York, NY, 10023
nr. Columbus Ave.
Great Overall experience
By Nastassia on 4/6/2010
I took my boyfreind here for his birthday and didnt know what to expect. We were coming from Philly which also has some pretty impressive restarants. Not only was the 4 course menu delicious, but the service we recived was impecible. I mentioned it was his birthday to the waiter and 3 people wished him a happy birthday on the way out. Its the little things like that which add to a great experience. The wine list and the romantic atmoshere is very impresive and we will defintly return!
By OQSS on 8/11/2009
We ate here last night, and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time! We both had the four course tasting menu (truly a steal at $45) and were more delighted at each new course. The portions of each course were small but perfectly suited to the nature of the multi-course meal (we were full and satisfied when we walked out). The garden salad and vegetable-bread soup were each lightly seasoned and totally refreshing; the spinach pierogi and lobster bolognese mid courses were more substantial, and very flavorful. My trout was perfectly cooked with a stunningly delicate lemon butter - based sauce (I didnt try the Pork, but apparently that was good too!). The dessert (a special called tres leches cake, I think) was bliss. Service staff were extremely attentive; the decor was fun/interesting, but not overbearing. Thank you Telepan!
By NYC_Gal on 4/30/2009
I had dinner with friends here on a Saturday night. Let me begin and say that the service is wonderful. However, the atmosphere is too snotty, and the food is only "ok". Not bad at all, but not cheap and not worth the price. We paid more than $200 for both of us, sharing only one bottle of wine with 5 other people (bottle was about $50). The portions are tiny, and we filled ourselves with bread (some of it was previously frozen and still cold and soggy when served). The lobster ragout pasta stood out, but other courses like the hanger steak were dull and not satisfying. I would not go back anytime soon.
By martin_chamois on 3/8/2008
The room has both a modern edge coupled with a country style that reflects the dedication to local products. We were seated next to one of Telepan's purveyors; the pork and ham suppliers Jennifer Small and Michael Yezzi from The Flying Pig Farm. They are frequently at the Union Square farmerÂ’s market and then stop in tohave a wonderful meal featuring their ham and pork products prepared in a multitude of ways. Telepan's menu is composed of three sections; starters, middle and mains (plus desserts). You can dine ala carte or select one of a few different menus (with or without wine pairings). The menu is American modern cuisine, executed to near perfection. In addition to the pork derived dishes there is organic chicken, fresh fish, pasture fed veal (like tender beef), etc. Service was very good except that wine service apparently is limited to opening the wine and pouring the first serving. No tables in our section during our recent visit had additional pouring of empty glasses of wine. Overall this is a wonderful dining place and we look forward to many future visits, even if we have to pour our own wine.
By willyc on 7/23/2007
The best restaurant on the UWS. We had the five-course tasting menu. Everything highlighted the freshest ingredients -- heirloom tomatoes, tuna, lobster bolognese, soft sheel crab, pork four ways and a wonderful cheese plate. This was complemented by a nice wine list and an even better mix of cocktails. Service was attentative and anticipated our wishes. Overall, very good.
Not Sure place other reviewer was at But the Telepan I ate at was INCREDIBLE
By NYCHAYNES on 7/21/2007
Arriving to an iron gate with Telepan and arrow pointing to the door, which was opened by a man stating, I thought Id make it easier for you, since I came to dinner w/crutches, leg brace 3 weeks after knee surgery and lots of institutional food. I learned, later in this extraordinary dining experience, that the unassuming man was co-owner Jimmy Nicholas. Early for our 9:15 reservation we sat at the bar, and sat and sat. It was clear that people were enjoying the food and atmosphere, few were leaving. When Maitre D/Marc Mover seated us Ã‚Â½ late, he apologized and said our bar drinks were complementary. Our server was gracious, helpful, and fully explained the four/five-course tasting menus, which portions are smaller than they would be a la carte (maybe the last reviewed did not know this). I had wine selected specifically to my food choice for every course. As recommended by several websites the house smoked brook trout w/corn blini & greenonion-sourcream was a perfect way to start. I ended with a delicious lemon cake, lemon ice cream w/caramelized strawberries. Just 3 words for the food at Telepan Fa Bu Lous
Excellent food, service, pleasant space
By salty_pepper on 7/15/2007
Jy 2007: We found the food great, the service good and transparent, and the ambiance quiet and inviting. Tables were not set overly close to one another. I started with Tomato Bread Soup that was out of this world in flavor and texture. Next i was treated to Spring Green & Farmer's Cheese Pierogi. Thankfully it was not swimming in browned butter but had just a hint of that wonderful flavor on the outside of the beautifully filled pierogi. The waitress suggested a perfect wine of Pouilly Fusse, minerally and full flavored but light. My companion had Duck & Sausage salad followed by a delicious Halibut. Dessert was choc. cake & cherry compote for me & Early Grey tea cake for my companionr. It was a great meal.
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