I eat here at least once every two months. The food is excellent, with enough options and flexibility for my more restricted dining companions. The wine list is good with some decent deals. I love sitting at the counter but all the table sitting is nice too.
we had the tasting menu. four "courses" but had nine different dishes of food. all tasty. did not leave hungry at all. service was also warm, friendly, and just frequent enough.
It was really tasty. Food took a long time but that was unusual typically their pretty good!:)
Love the pasta there and the service is always great!
Chef's tasting menu is a great deal. We were amazed when they brought out 5 different appetizers! The wild greens salad with pickled shallots was one of the best salads I've had for a long time. Short rib was very tender and black garlic sauce very earthy without being salty. Pasta and dessert were good, not great. Service was very attentive, but 60's music was a bit loud and seemed more for the staff's entertainment than as appropriate ambiance for fine dining. All in all pretty good and could get even better with a few tweaks.
go for the pasta other stuff just okay but pasta great
Our table of 4 had the chefs menu which was fantastic.
It’s always the best experience, best service, and the best food! Tomas, our waiter was the best. It’s been ne our favorite places for date night
Chef’s tasting menu is the way to go!
Very high quality food with very friendly price
I go to La Messe regularly because it's my best friends favorite spot in her neighborhood of Eastlake.
Even when a dish is a miss, the staff quickly corrects it. I love great service as much as great food, so La Messe always delivers!
Food was excellent, very good service. Only issues was the noise, we could not hear each other across the table.
The food was slow and dinner took 2 hrs
Food was fabulous. Staff was great and engaging. We enjoyed our experience very much.
We love le messe, and have been customers since they opened. However, we went there a few nights ago and they took the roast chicken off the menu, which was the best in town -- outstanding. Bring it back, please!
Everything was perfect we enjoyed all the food and wine. Love the music that they play at Le Messe!
Was a Thanksgiving weekend so probably was not as busy as other weekends. Noise level was moderate and service was great. Definitely gives some the better Italian restaurants like Spinasse a run for their money. White truffle add was definitely worth the cost. Really enjoyed the vegetarian pre-fixe the chef made for us.
Freezing cold dining room! We all had diner with our winter coats on. Waiter was odd and seemed offended when we said we aren’t doing the chef recommended “family style”
Food was good fresh well presented
Chef sent out complementary dessert for our birthday girl. Nice.
Service was a bit slow. Didn’t take cues. Nice and pleasant waitstaff though!
Too many courses for restaurant week. Over taxed your cooks and service people. Courses were very good but very inefficient.
Meals here are the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Cases in point: a shaved fennel-crab salad both light and luscious; fresh pasta with a properly hearty bolognese; another pasta (agnolotti) with a perfectly pitched fall mix of yellow squash and dates laced with drizzles of aged balsamic.
The service was also perfectly pitched: friendly and attentive without being intrusive or fake happy.
I always feel welcome here, and well fed with fresh, seasonally attuned fare.
Our most recent dinner at Le Messe was during Restaurant Week. The appetizer course of four small plates made it an exceptional value among the 165 participating restaurants. It included smoked sturgeon bruschetta, risotto, tuna crudo and a mixed lettuce salad made special by a superb vinaigrette. Food here is inventive but accessible, not contrived, always delicious and skillfully presented by the kitchen and dining room staff.
What a gem of a place. Great food and excellent service.
We happended to be at Le Messe during Restaurant Week without knowing it. The appetizers and desserts were all wonderful, and we were able to share at our table. We enjoyed the excellent wine choices, delicious entrees, and a gracious server on Halloween night.
Completely lovely from start to finish, and they were generous with us to boot, giving a sampling of appetizers.
This is a charming neighborhood spot with delicious, innovative food and terrific staff. It's welcoming, relaxed, and committed to excellence.
There are other restaurants in the same price range with food as good or better and with water views or other very nice ambiances.
Food is alway good here. We love the tartar, and their pastas are great. Service with Thomas was pleasant and he was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the cocktail profiles. Cheers!
Sat at the chef's counter and experienced the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was excellent!
Would do it again. Great value for the amount of food we got. Nothing small and tall about it!
Everything here is fresh. The fennel salad makes you want to order another for dessert. Pastas a lusciously sauced and generously proportioned. My Messe Manhattan offered a richly darker, more nuanced drink than a “regular,” but that one was satisfying, too.
Service was prompt and friendly without being gushy-fake.
This was a special communal dinner put on by Le Messe to celebrate the end of summer. It was an incredible meal and a steal at the price. Le Messe is a wonderful place that should have lines out the door every night, though selfishly I'm glad it's still a bit of an insider's secret.
We've dined here many times and are always very pleased. The food is inventive, the service attentive (but not formal), and the vibe very warm.
I love the seasonality of their menu! Their dishes are inventive and delicious. I went here on a Monday night and it was so good, I returned on Thursday night with my dad and my sister. We have always had a terrific meal at Le Messe!
I have very few food experiences that rate a five. This was one of them. Former reviews regarding small plates sized portions, etc. just did not parallel our experience. The portions were large (heirloom lettuce salad and burrata appetizer could easily have been shared by three instead of the two of us) from the appetizers to the main dishes. Everything was fresh; new flavor combinations and outstanding! I wish we lived closer and could visit regularly. With the windows open and the beautiful almost end of summer weather there was everything to rave about1
Outstanding food, decent prices. We went for our anniversary and were treated to sparkling rose, which was unexpected and nice. We sat outside because the weather was lovely even though our reservation had us inside. The hostess/wait person seemed disappointed when we asked for a table outside. I have a feeling she would have been our inside wait person and would have provided better service than out outside guy, who seemed a bit uninterested.
Very good food and selection. Had the pasta with crab as the entree and salmon crudo to start. Staff was great!
Everything we had from the drinks, starters, pastas and desserts were delicious. The beef tartare and tuna crudo were exceptional as was the burrata. We tried 3 pasta dishes and the squid ink was our favorite. It was a neat spot for a yummy dinner!
I went to Le Messe with a group if 6 friends for a Bachelorette Dinner and the entire staff at the restaurant treated us so nicely. Everyone congratulated the bride-to-be, offered amazing drink, appetizer and food selections. The meal was unreal and we couldn't stop talking about how good everything was. To top the end of an already amazing dinner, the staff surprised us with champagne - they really went above and beyond. Thank you so much!!
Everything we had was amazing - surprising subtle flavors