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Tesse

4.6
623 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Tesse is a collaboration between restauranteur Bill Chait, Michelin-starred
Chef Raphael Francois, pastry guru Sally Camacho, and managing partner and wine director, Jordan Ogron. Tesse marries contemporary French cuisine with innovative cocktails and a unique wine program, to create a truly singular dining experience.
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Sunset Hour - "The Best Happy Hour in Town"

Starting Aug 15, 2020 · Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Enjoy $5 Rose, Over 10 wines by the glass ranging from $5 - $10, Selected specialty cocktails starting at $7, and Charcuterie starting at $6! Sunset Hour is 5pm - 7pm Wednesday thru Friday, and ALL DAY on Saturday from 11am - 7pm!!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 623 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food wasn’t good at all .

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Jackie10
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner on Saturday night. Everything was amazing. They followed all COVID protocols. The drinks and food were amazing. I loved that there was no time limit as to how long we can stay, which is great because you don’t feel rushed to order and finish your food. Also great that they had heat lamps as some places currently don’t.

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vipintheWP
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been Tesse fans a long time. Always enjoy going back, they have wonderful outdoor seating. The service by Jacob was fantastic and the food was great as always. Five stars!

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FredS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with amazing service! Vincent the somallier is the BEST!

CB
vipCollegeBoy24
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreAt food. Great service. Great ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the food, stayed for the Tokaji, returning for the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was extremely cold and uncomfortable- heater was not working

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The waitstaff we had was very rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor area around the back overlooking the “skyline” is a great addition. It’s a beautiful area. The food is always great.

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foodie123
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Been to Tesse time and time again and everytime the service is very poor. Our party is always treated with sass for no reason, and when ordering, we feel very rushed. Please train your staff better.. it's not that hard to teach being nice. Service is the only key thing that ruins the entire vibe....

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vipmegannm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tesse has adapted to the pandemic with style! The courtyard dining are is incredibly comfortable, has beautiful atmosphere, and the food at Tesse is always wonderful! Fortunately, the staff is equally as good as the food and atmosphere,

JM
JacksonM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outdoor seating at night is pretty cold so the food got cold pretty fast once it hits the table, but totally understand. Food is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally great dining is back in LA. Delicious food, great drinks, outdoors and cozy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halloween !!

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Rachel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside here due to COVID-19. It was well heated and the staff was very attentive. The food came in a timely manner, and each dish was well plated and tasted great. Would recommend the Burrata salad and the Salmon dish. Ambience was great, wish that the inside was open but still enjoyed sitting outside. Would recommend.

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April
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service, delicious food in a Beautiful setting!

ML
vipMarkL
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tesse has done a remarkable job of dealing with COVID and created a truly romantic outdoor dining area that is comfortable and beautiful. Their food and service remains exemplary. We're lucky to have Tesse in the neighborhood.

JP
JP07
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I didn’t expect gratuity of 20% was included - party of two people. Our waiter didn’t mention that.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was cold and nothing to write home about.

AR
AlineR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, we had a great experience!!
At the door Nicole was sweet and kind to us.
Rodney and Jacob were very friendly and they made sure me and my 7 years old daughter had a good time.
The "Sunset Hour" was nice, excellent price for the happy hour menu.
I ordered a glass of wine that I didn't really care for and Vincent the sommelier was knowledgeable and suggested a different one that I loved.
Overall it was a great experience!
We will def be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely amazing food. 5/5 portion size is pretty large actually (everything is served family style)
Outdoor dining is the reason for 4 stars. It was very loud and on the sidewalk. We had homeless people asking to buy chocolate bars (the server scared him off the second he saw).

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BenW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, awesome wine list, and friendly staff. Come for the food, stay for the experience. They have a nice large patio as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a beautiful experience at Tesse. We love it.

MS
vipMS1712
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The host at the door was robotic and rude. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived and she used the excuse that she wouldn’t seat us as one of the party hasn’t arrived. They arrived 6 mins late. We asked if we could be seated or at least order a drink whilst we wait and the host said that she didn’t have the authority to answer that question. We were seated 55 mins later than our reservation and was told by, what seemed to be a manager, that the time of the reservation doesn’t mean it’s the time we’ll get seated but means that we will get seated this evening but we have to wait it for the guests to finish their meal. Only once, after a major prompt, did the manager apologise. This was below par on the service front and very poor for such a lovely restaurant.
The server once, we were seated, was an absolute joy and the food was incredible. It really is a gorgeous restaurant and was unfortunate that we had an awful experience before we got seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The reservation was at 7:30 they took us to table at 7:40 they brought one of the foods after 15 from the other food and also was cold they have wine listed in there menu with price in the end when i asked for check I noticed they charged me double of the price i asked the waitress she said oh we brought you the other kind i was like it would be nice if you would tell me the price so definitely i will not go back and I won’t recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. The server was wonderful despite it only being her 3rd week there! Wine was impeccable. We had the Sancerre. And the food was amazing!! The GM (Chris) was welcoming and accommodating to 2 of our guests cancelling last minute and gave us a fable for 4 instead! We will be back!! Jax

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vipWeHoDiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait 40 minutes to be seated despite having reservations and entire party arriving on time. They were apologetic though and gave us each a free glass of champagne while waiting which was nice. But still... 40 minutes standing out in the curb?! What's the point of having reservations??? To be fair ... Our server was great! Cocktails were amazing! Appetizers and entrees we ordered were all amazing! Then dessert... chocolate souffle... supposed to cap a great meal but instead... it was raw and runny in the middle... like a thick chocolate sauce. It would've been great if it was a lava cake, but it was a souffle! That was a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food took awhile to get out due to a misprint. The food was hit or miss but overall good. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sweetest Day surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Sat us 30+ mins after reservation time, drinks came after food, servers were hard to come by, added 20% gratuity to a party of 4 without asking.

Its a second bad experience with service in 2 trips and i will likely not return despite the good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Got seated right away, nice ambience, delicious food, and good service! Will definitely be coming back! Highly recommend for date night. You have to get the bone marrow bucatini, 10/10!

TN
vipTatianaN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with a nice wine list. Attentive service. A little loud on Sunset but overall good place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Extremely poor service. Snappy, not friendly and not helpful waitress. Runner and busser did everything for us and provided great service. I don’t know if it’s their policy since is not disclosed, but she included a 20% gratuity on the bill... which is fine if you At least work for it! The food on the other hand was phenomenal.

EY
EmilyY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a belated birthday dinner. The food, drinks, and outdoor seating were outstanding. The sunset hour cocktail pricing was a great surprise. We were warned when we ordered our food might not come our coursed, just "as ready" from the kitchen. Not a problem. Still came out perfectly timed. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at Tesse was amazing. Our server was great and the hostess was sweet. I brought a few friends there to show them the restaurant since I had gone once before and loved it. The only thing I can say I wasn’t happy with was the fact that my friend, a sommelier, picked us out a nice bottle of wine only to have it brought to the table already decanted without anyone presenting it first. I was a tad upset because I had told them such good things about the restaurant and then that happened first thing. When we asked why it had come decanted we were told a few different things. We were told by their sommelier that it was for optimal tasting, which is true, but didn’t explain why they decanted it without presenting or asking if we wanted it decanted. The server told us they usually do present the bottle, and then take it in the back to have it checked and decanted. The manager told us it was something enforced by the CDC due to Covid, to limit interaction between staff and guests. They did not know it was a table of people who work in the service industry, and a sommelier who knows correct protocol and presents hundreds of bottles of wine a day. Unfortunately that did put a damper on an otherwise great meal. To order a $100 bottle of wine and have it brought to the table already open was a little unsettling, and unprofessional, given that we had no way of knowing if we got what we paid for. The wine however, was delicious. Luckily my friend could tell it was the correct wine and we were able to enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service outdoors with good social distancing and extremely pleasant waiter! Enjoyed the cauliflower and the cod special of the day with couscous was extraordinary!!

MG
vipMayaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - more limited menu due to Covid, but amazing sunset hour deals and delicious hummus!

OM
OmarM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was dope. The service was great -- the food and drinks kept rolling out. The server/ wait staff were very friendly and engaging with our group which made it fun. Really good drinks and wine list. The outdoor seating was a plus. Would definitely come back.

JF
vipJFZS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute treat to dine at Tesse. Great food, lovely outdoor dining on the plaza and fantastic service. We'll be back.

FAQs

Tesse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tesse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 360-3866.

Tesse is rated 4.6 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.