We offer an inspired and innovative menu. Taking tradition Italian, French, and Spanish dishes and using only the finest seasonal produce, local products and specialty or artisanal items from local or imported sources, we have created an extensive menu containing selections ranging from shared plates and appetizers to home made pastas and exciting main dishes. Our menus change with the seasons and there are truly "specials" on offer every night.
We apologize, but our dining areas do not accomodate Highchairs, Booster Seats, or Strollers.
Fantastic service, wonderful menu, delicious meal!
Birthday dinner really good food good drinks good service
We loved our pre-Beacon concert dinner! My husband and I shared a few small plates and then a burger. Everything was delicious! Salad, Mussels, tuna tar and flat bread!
Will definitely come back!
The food was excellent, but they were very inflexible about removing items from their pre-assembled entrees, which basically left me with 1 choice... but it was delicious. Also screaming kids, but that fault is owned by the parent(s) who allowed it, not the restaurant.
I have been to Tessa many times and the food is always excellent. I love they keep my favorites but add lots of delicious new things. This was the first time where I didn't think the service was very good. We were seated outside and am not sure if the server forgot about us, but it started to get cold and we were looking to pay the bill. We went in and asked the hostesses if we could be helped to pay our bill and they were not helpful (they were also not particularly warm when checking in). Finally there was a bartender who wanted to help us.
Very pleasant neighborhood place with good friendly service and fine food. Not overly ambitious on the food side...mostly solid standards done well.
Loved this place. Friendly service, cool ambiance and really great food. Highly recommend
Fabulous as usual !!
Had tickets to see Deep Purple at the Beacon looked for a good local restaurant and wow were we pleasantly surprised . Great Food , drinks, service and even a great wine list ! Will definitely be back
Very busy Sat night. We were seated in the back of the restaurant next to the servers computer and the large party in the back room. Very uncomfortable time. Ordered just dinner and left quickly.
Our reservation was for 5pm on Saturday and they put the three of us in the back room. Perfect! Quiet! Great service. Delicious food and wine. Excellent. When we left it was mobbed on the main dining room and we would have hated it. Will go back, but only at 5pm or early on a week night.
We just moved to the UWS and love finding places like TESSA. Great food, great service, goos vibes, all around a great experience. The burger was an A+ and the pasta was so tasty, apparently home made as well. Skip the tuna tartare, wasn’t as flavorful as I would have hoped, but still overall 10/10.
We went for dinner prior to a show, everyone's dinner was great. We will be back again
We could not have been more pleased food great, wine by the glass great
Can’t wait to go back
Food was extremely fresh and service was excellent--I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Food was great but it is LOUD
Great food and ambiance. Loud but energetic and fun. Really great cocktails.
Good atmosphere, our table of 4 ordered 3 appetizers (cauliflower frito, drunken mussels, house dips & 2 entrees (gnocchi, veal tenderloin on the bone) there was plenty of food for all. The bolognese was exceptional & the veal was perfectly prepared & presented. We also added shaved brussel sprouts & truffle fries.
Service was a balance of attentive & respectful, with good recommendations. All added up to a great meal with some interesting star gazing thrown in to leave us with stories to tell our friends.
Very enjoyable experience, I’m sure we’ll be back.
Just wish the w interior was more conducive to some noise reduction. Food and service are always great but yelling to your table mate gets old
Totally enjoyed. Relaxing comfortable restaurant that goes beyond expectations.
Service was pleasant food was very good prepared perfectly. Great find.
Everything any of the four of us had was delicious.
Good food. My husband had branzino which he loved. I had pasta that was also very good. The place is expensive but that’s just New York in general. Example $17 for a glass of wine! $22 for a small bowl of pasta but again, good food, nice ambiance and good service. When we visit next time, we’ll eat here again.
Always delicious food and good service. Neighborhood favorite.
All fine except food. Overcooked salmon (asked for rare, when asked by waiter for preference). Tasteless roast chicken. average at best.
I wish the restaurant was quieter - my ears were actually ringing after dinner! Our server was lovely, bread and butter came quickly and was fresh and tasty. The tuna tartare app was mostly cucumbers, rather than tuna and was in need of more assertive seasoning! Branzino was perfectly grilled and a generous portion.
We ate outside, enjoyed the happy hour and received impeccable service and attention.
Tessa was a great restaurant to go to for dinner. My wife has wanted to go there for some time, so I took her for her birthday. The food was amazing. I would recommend it.
Excellent food and service. The donuts were a hit so make sure you try them
Had a wonderful dinner. The menu is varied. The shared tapas portions are substantial. The cauliflower frittes were amazing! The flatbread yummy. The cacio de pepe was so tasty. Highly recommend this gem of a place on the upper west side.
Great find! Great ambiance - very cozy atmosphere, bar tender was fun to chat with - and made great drinks too! Both menus (drinks and food) were unique, and all was delicious as well. Pork Pastrami sliders win the group vote for best small plate, followed closely by the cauliflower and shishito peppers.Yum! Will definitely be going back.
Great food and service! A tad loud, but not overwhelming.
The food and service was exceptional !
The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff was great and accommodating... The food was amazing and would definitely go back!!!!
Consistently a little lovely experience.
Love this place for food and service but it was beyond noisy.
Disorganized. Poor service. For instance main course was delivered shortly after appetizer. Did not listen to instructions re good. Very loud.
Food was hood
Great food good service
We had delicious dinner with our daughter. Food and service were excellent.