Address: 72 West 69 Street, New York, NY
Telepan must have been the hottest restaurant at Upper West Side when it opened four years ago. But with more exciting/high caliber restaurants such as Dovetail, Salumeria Rosi, Shake Shack entering the UWS food scene recently, I can only imagine it's been tougher for Telepan to compete. And downtown diners don't normally make a trip uptown for Telepan.
There really aren't a lot of exciting things to write about the restaurant; the food is good but not memorable, the decor is outdated and service was only so-so (in fact, the maître d’ was very cranky!). Perhaps it's time for a makeover?
BUCATINI WITH CHERRY TOMATOES with amatriciana-style, house-cured pork, red onion & garlic -- this dish was actually pretty good. I like the fried reg onions on the pasta, it has a somewhat Asian taste to it.