In the heart of the Upper West Side at 72 West 69 Street, Telepan, here since 2006, deserves its high Zagat rating of 26 and its positive scores at Yelp, Open Table and other restaurant sites.
Bill Telepan, who spent the requisite number of years learning his trade in Lyon at the feet of 3-star chef Alain Chapel, also worked with Daniel Boulud and Gilbert Le Coze (Le Barnardin) in New York.
I started with the chilled corn soup
I like their site at http://www.telepan-ny.com, which features news on special menus, such as meatless Mondays,
Lunch, Wednesday through Friday, is $28 for two courses, $32 for three. I couldn’t manage it, but the tres leches cake with tres leches ice cream, peaches & summer berries, sounded awfully good.
The menus are familiar but new, kind of like if mom’s best dishes had been taken up a notch for restaurants. You can eat well here and feel mighty fine about supporting our local farms and naturally grown meats, poultry and produce.