Tesse

4.5
394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Tesse is a collaboration between restauranteur Bill Chait, Michelin-starred
Chef Raphael Francois, pastry guru Sally Camacho, and managing partner & 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely charming bar staff. Shocked that more people don’t eat at the bar.
Expansive menu made easier to navigate by staff recommendations.
Food was filling, nuanced, and lovely. Cocktails were also outstanding.
Great experience

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is awesome and the owner is super nice, definitely will come back and recommend to my friend

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RG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely would go back

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H
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live directly up the hill from Tesse and we were looking for a restaurant near by. From the moment we walked into Tesse and were seated promptly and greeted by Andrew...our fantastic waiter....we knew that we had found a great new neighborhood restaurant.

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Great wine list.

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Y
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I really wanted to like this place but my friends and I were so disappointed. I had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile so when it came time for our friend’s birthday, I made reservations. I don’t know if something was off today but the food and service were both underwhelming and lacking. We ordered the caviar toast which was good but everything else unfortunately fell short. The crispy pig ears seemed like they had been over fried one too many times, the blue crab simplissimi had a really strong taste of star anise, we ordered the hamachi crudo and it was brought out to us twice, and the bone marrow bucatini was overly salted. We also ordered the floating island dessert midway though the meal per our server’s suggestion, so when it came out before our bone marrow, we were confused and asked what happened to our last dish. She had written down the bone marrow and claimed she thought someone else had brought it out.. umm?! She ended up taking the dessert back and to check on the bone marrow but when it came time for us to have dessert, the floating island was no longer available because the pastry chef wasn’t happy with the meringue. ?! At that point my friends and I were speechless and all we could do was laugh and try to make the best of the night. Our waters were filled and dishes were replaced throughout the evening which was nice but they only brought out plates for myself and one friend and not for my other friend. All these things just added up into an unsavory dining experience.
We appreciated the fact they didn’t charge us for one of the dishes due to the inconvenience and they brought out a complimentary dessert, but that unfortunately tasted burnt and we didn’t finish it:/ I really don’t like to leave negative reviews but I was so embarrassed I had picked this place for dinner. I am also in the hospitality industry so I understand that things happen, but this was just too many mistakes for one dinner.

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AK
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and menu would definitely go back

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food amazing wine list
Will go back

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MN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can be reasonably argued that Tesse is the best food experience in Los Angeles. From wine list to dessert fare and everything in between, Tesse is a near perfect curated affair. Long may it reign!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely ambiance.

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HG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Tesse. From food to the service and the decor.
Beef Tartar, Romaine Lettuce and Lobster Salads, Flat Steak and the Fig Upside down cake were fabulous. highly recommend them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and high-quality experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend.
Their pig ears and lamb neck was so delicious!

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f
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Vibe is good, service is ok, we were party of 6 and we placed the entire order for the night at one time. some entrees brought before appetizers and the last 2 main dishes were served about 45 minutes after the last dish that was served, keep in mind entire order was placed together. Frankly we could deal with food being served really late, but not when it is served late and @ $38.00 for half a chicken, granted it was "jidori" chicken, it was not cooked well and cold, then it doesnt matter what type of chicken, regardless of price. And as the steak, very chewy and loaded with salt.

Not saying this restaurant is bad, just saying, "watch out"

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the various wines we tried were fantastic. Our server, Kate, was knowledgeable and fun and made our evening even better. We have many more menu items to try, so we'll be returning soon.

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a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place! I am also on a Keto diet and was so glad I got to enjoy a lot of stuff on the menu. Staff was fantastic as well.

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DM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and an amazing team make this an experience, not just a meal. The owner and chef and their entire staff stand out in the Los Angeles foodie scene. We can’t say enough good things about this beautiful and delicious French restaurant. Ask for recommendations for each course and wine pairings for an even more enhanced experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go for Sally Camacho’s desserts! Like no other. 5 stars.

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It is all great, the quality of the food is great, but I am not pleased by the limitations of the brunch menu.

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Will never go back. Overpriced small plates. Two were good. Sardines tasted old and were undercooked. Took forever to get a side order of onion rings. How hard is it to fry onions???

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Delicious food, teeny tiny baby portions, which came out way to slowly, so all value is lost.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just awesome

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is fantastic restaurant on the Sunset Strip.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Jake was our server and he made great recommendations on food and wine. The blue crab was phenomenal, the buggatini with bone marrow is a must have.

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AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All great, the menu keeps changing so if you have favorites hurry back they might be gone

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent new trendy restaurant on Sunset next to AKA. Very cool design, friendly but professional servers and excellent excellent food. Family style but portions are large, be careful not to over order. Better to save room for dessert. Great bar menu, wine offered by 3 ounce serving allows tastings and whisky is excellent and not over priced.
I’m not a fan of team servers but they make it work. It also gets a little load when restaurant is busy but that’s typical in LA.
Overall a really good restaurant I’d recommend trying.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests and I have enjoyed both social and business dinners at Tesse. The hamachi, beef tartare, cauliflower and chicken liver spread are our favorite starters. The bone marrow bucatini and pork chop are perfect for foodies. The chocolate soufflé is the best ending with the homemade “dipping dots”. Perfect for any occasion with innovative well executed dishes.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were on par with what are now Michelin star restaurants in Los Angeles. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and great service given that there were not too many reviews as of yet. We will definitely be returning to Tesse.

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Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food, wonderful wines, excellent service. We love Tesse and we dine there frequently. We particularly enjoy the John Dory fish preparation and we love the Chocramel for dessert. The pates are delicious and they sometimes serve their pickled vegetables that we really enjoy.. The lamb dish is fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great location, nice ambiance, the place is definitely the latest happenings in LA scene. Service was great, appetizer portions are large enough to share for 4 people each. Liver parfait was amazing, the crab dish was unreal, steak tartar was as good as in Paris if not better. the entrees were not as exciting particularly the fish ones; only order sardines if you were raised eating them!
soufflé vanilla was out of this world. Will definitely come back again!!

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DY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. They poured liquor into my wife’s mouth through a bone

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

we enjoyed the food and the service. the maitre'd gave us the table we wanted. our waitress was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. the charcuterie was to die for (not enough bread but they brought us some more when requested), the cauliflower seasoned and cooked to perfection, the lamb melted in my mouth and the magret de canard (duck breast) was served medium rare, just the way I like!
however, the noise level was unnerving. if loud is synonymous to energy then it was the room was in a perpetual exploding mode. to each his own. for me, the sound level was bothersome.

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AS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a overall excellent experience at Tesse. The food was really interesting, tasty, very well presented and the overall atmosphere, vibe and excellent service make it well worth the cost of entry. I'd recommend it most for a double date or group of 4 cause the booths are really cozy and variety of food makes it better that you can order more choices. The souffle is worth the hype.

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JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

On the whole a wonderful mean with great service. The acoustics are pretty bouncy so the noise level is pretty high. Everything we had was delicious with interesting flavor combinations and profiles except fro one dish, which was recommended by our server unfortunately (he was right about everything else and gave great wine advice). It was the Bucatini with Bone Marrow which was decidedly bland and unexciting compared to everything else we ordered. A small blemish on an otherwise great evening.

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MN
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is alright. Nothing crazy for the price. Service is good. They charge 5% fee in what they claim will go to pay for the employees salaries which I find a little distasteful.

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & atmosphere here are amazing, as is the location on Sunset, trying to bring back the "hayday" era (kinda like an industrial retro mod look). Brady, our server, was friendly & engaging. He made it seem like he wanted us to be there.

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AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Steak was so undercooked
Sent it back, still almost raw when it came back by that time my guests were finished eating. So total waste
Waited long time for our table, no offer to buy us drinks just suggested we have one

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MP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, amazing interiors! And great food!

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OT
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Loose the half pour of wine for the full price.

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