Telepan — the Michelin-starred, greenmarket-focused restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side — has closed its doors for good. The restaurant had its last dinner service on May 15 after more than 10 years in the business.Chef Bill Telepan explained in an email to press and regular patrons that he will miss the community to whom he has served fresh, sustainable ingredients over the past decade.
“Like most restaurants, we operate with very small margins,” chef Telepan said in an email. “As our costs go up each year and our revenue has not kept pace, we have been operating at a loss and cannot sustain the business. We will miss being part of the neighborhood, and we are so grateful to our loyal customers, many of whom have become our friends.”
Chef Telepan went on to explain that he will be “exploring other opportunities” for the future, although no other restaurant plans have bene set in stone yet. He will also be continuing his role as a culinary ambassador and executive chef for Wellness in Our Schools.