Zagat voted Telepan's brunch the best in the city in 2010, which was all I needed to hear to check it out myself. Indeed, it's a reliable bet with a wide range of options for repeat visitors, but is it really the best in the city?
Like many New Yorkers, I am constantly on the lookout for good brunch spots. On Sunday I discovered a great New York brunch at Telepan. It's $28 for two courses plus an insanely good house-made bread basket that includes scones, coffee cake, and killer banana bread.
Bill Telepan worked with some of the greats in classic cuisine before opening Telepan in the Upper West Side, where he's long focused on seasonal ingredients and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. He recently did some redesign in the uptown spot and is feverishly planning the upcoming opening of Telepan Local in Tribeca. We had an animated talk on where this Jersey boy found a love for simplicity in food and what he's psyched to play with on small plates.
Team Serious Eats goes far and wide when we eat out for work, but when we're "off duty," you're more likely to find us closer to home at bars. Where do we eat when it's just for fun? Here are our favorite tried-and-true local restaurants.
In addition to new waves of vegetarian-friendly ethnic restaurants across the city, more and more chefs are focusing on making vegetables just as delicious as their meaty main course alternatives. We've rounded up some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the city, from casual sandwich spots to fine dining palaces.