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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/16
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TESSA

4.6
796 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem (35)
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A modern Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of the Upper West Side - down the street from the Beacon Theater and a short walk from Lincoln Center, the Museum of Natural History and Central Park.
We offer an inspired and innovative menus. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday and Monday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Thursday through Saturday: 5:00pm to Midnight

Lunch:
Monday through Friday: 11:30am to 3:00pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday
11am - 4:00pm

Mezze: Daily
4pm - 5pm
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Phone number
(212) 390-1974
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What 796 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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PeggyV (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. Our server, Nadia could not have been nicer and her recommendations were perfect. Nadia was very accommodating when one member of our party was late and ordered well after the rest of us had finished our meal.

Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Delicious meal with great service from Gus. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived for brunch on Sunday at 11:30. The place was empty but quickly filled up. Me and my guest ordered the build your own benny. A great concept and the waitress made good suggestions on how to pair. It comes with a side of mixed greens that goes perfectly although the overall portion was quite small. I should have ordered a side to go along. Overall experience was very positive. I’d return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Got a late lunch and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Tessa was suggested to us by a friend and would definitely recommend to others. The buratta & mussel appetizers were phenomenal & so was the scallop special.

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vipUWSFoodie (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

The branzino and the Tessa salad were both very tasty. This was my second time at Tessa and both times I found the service to be mediocre. Waiters seem distracted and don’t notice when you wave them over. It is hard to get their attention/ service. Both times food took a long time to come out.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

The company cocktails were good. The drunken mussels were delicious. The lobster pasta (forgot the name) was too salty -couldn't it eat. The pork chops were salty too. The Hanger steak was perfect. The burger was fine. The donuts dessert was yummy.
The place is pretty. The service was fine, we could barely hear our waitress though.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

Food and service were wonderful! Cocktails and wine were also spectacular!

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vipWhineNDine (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Chef Nicholas McCann is extremely talented and presented us with some unique dishes. The front of house staff and the wait staff are as pleasant and competent as any staff in NYC. I will keep coming back (again...and again)

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Bedford (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised with a very good meal and nice wine.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday and Monday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00pm to 11pm
Thursday through Saturday: 5:00pm to Midnight

Lunch:
Monday through Friday: 11:30am to 3:00pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday
11am - 4:00pm

Mezze: Daily
4pm - 5pm
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Cross street
77th St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 390-1974
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Public transit
Take the 1 train to 79th Street or the 1,2,3 trains to 72nd Street.
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Executive chef
Edwin M. Claflin
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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