June, 2011


Button Open

Telepan- Yummy with a side of Asshole

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Awkward collection of rooms that are light filled and pleasant, if not in an odd color scheme; Almost every table is a banquet or booth, which is nice; cramped bar area when you first walk in
  • sip: wine
  • savor: smoked trout; quail; salmon
  • sit: with patient people who have tolerance for cold food and snotty waiters
  • spend: $$
  • address: 72 West 69th (between Columbus and Central Park West)
  • phone number: (212)580-4300
  • website: www.telepan-ny.com

Buttons Bursting

Boulud Sud: Better-teranean Food

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: civilized but not stuffy; minimally done dining room with soft-ish lighting and a buzz from all large open kitchen populated by cute men
  • sip: wine- there is a focus on Mediterranean wines that could encourage taking a shot blindly and trying something new; or you can stick to old standards, they say there are bottles from $25, so...
  • savor: hummus; eggplant; lamb; scallops; the breads
  • sit: people who like to share food; parents or out of towners who want to check out Lincoln Center; suitable for a business dinner
  • spend: $$
  • address: 20 West 64th Street
  • phone number: 212-595-1313
  • website: www.danielnyc.com (there is music)