About Telepan Restaurant

Situated on a leafy block just steps from Central Park, Telepan welcomes food lovers and fine dining enthusiasts, as well as a pre- and post-theater crowd, to enjoy bold New American cuisine in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Telepan has been a neighborhood restaurant for almost a decade, providing warm hospitality and masterfully executed cuisine.

Chef Bill Telepan, acclaimed former chef of the 3-star Judson Grill, opened his fine dining restaurant with partner Jimmy Nicholas in 2005, and it has since earned glowing reviews including a Michelin Star and two stars from The New York Times.

Heralded as one of the first and most acclaimed devotees of the Greenmarket movement, Chef Telepan cooks seasonally, sourcing from local farmers and fair trade cooperatives to create honest, robust dishes that allow the natural flavors to emerge from the ingredients. Chef Telepan’s cuisine reflects his strong support of the slow food movement, which encourages a food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, and environmental sustainability.

Telepan’s menu offers a variety of fresh seafood and meat dishes inspired by the market’s latest bounty. Guests can also enjoy an abundance of seasonal vegetable dishes including a “Meatless Monday” 4-course vegetarian tasting menu available on Monday evenings.

The restaurant’s dining room combines two townhouses that create a comfortable environment. The unique layout supports both a convivial yet intimate setting that appeals to families, neighbors, and business professionals. The space also includes a semi-private dining room accommodating up to 20 guests, a beautiful pecan wood bar, and a wine room and cellar.