Proof that Bill Telepan's first downtown restaurant is decidedly more casual than its uptown sister? Pigs in a blanket are on the tapas-style American menu — as well as bacon pizza, arancini, and foie-gras "jammers." Chef de Cuisine Joel Javier will also cook some lighter bites like carrots with oregano and roasted beets with house-made ricotta and honey, while pastry chef Larissa Raphael's dessert menu includes a peanut-butter-chocolate-pretzel sundae. hOmE's Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, who oversaw the revamp of Telepan, are behind the restaurant's farmhouse-style design, which features plenty of reclaimed wood. Take a look at a few of the dishes and the space, straight ahead.
Telepan Local, 329 Greenwich St., 212-966-9255