Ah, the Upper West Side. Not known for its culinary treasures, I have spent 8 months living here, and am heading to greener, more culinary pastures, down in the East Village. I am too cool and hip for the UWS. It's really not all that bad up here though, quite beautiful too. I stopped into one of the more popular and well known spots up here, for brunch recently; Telepan, Chef Bill Telepan's namesake spot. They serve a really good brunch here ($32 prix fixe), and I'd love to check out their dinner, if I ever choose to travel back to the UWS.
For starters, the bread basket at Telepan is quite excellent. A nice variety of freshly baked goods, will surely tickle your buds.
The apple sausage served with poached egg, duck prosciutto, watercress, was really nice. I felt as if I was dining at a bed and breakfast in the countryside.
Telepan's "Lumberjack" entree was delicious as well. Scrapple, Canadian bacon, buttermilk pancake and sunnyside eggs, was the perfect brunch dish.