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Tesse

4.6
1121 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Tesse is a collaboration between restauranteur Bill Chait, Michelin-starred Chef Raphael Francois, and managing partner and wine director, Jordan Ogron. Tesse marries rustic Mediterranean/French cuisine with innovative cocktails and a unique wine program, to create a truly singular dining experience.
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Experiences

  • Saint Valentin Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us for our Saint Valentin's Day Pre-Fixe Menu curated by Chef Raphael Francois to be enjoyed with your loved ones. We will be offering an optional wine pairing for an additional $50.

Offers

  • Sunset Hour - "The Best Happy Hour in Town"

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 2:45 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 1121 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really this Tesse our server Chris was super nice and attentive. I eat there quite often Gabriel is also an awesome server kudos to the staff

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PersonWhoEats
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

10 min to get water.
20 to get drinks.
cocktails were good, wine was not great.
the cheese selections are classic but uninspired.
interesting ambitious charcuterie - the "tesse" in delicatesse
excellent cauliflower.
entrees were fine, but fine isn't good enough, is it?
the disappointingly basic dessert menu was like 1998, just missing NY Cheesecake.
not worth it, unless perhaps for starters, meats and cocktails.

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clarisar
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great ambiance!! Even easy parking!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

amazing food and drinks!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointing poor quality food. Our steak was closer to Top Sirloin than a New York. The lobster sausage tasted like over seasoned canned crab. And the bone marrow pasta had a nice flavor, but the pasta was chewy and under cooked.

The ambiance was fine. A lively contemporary dining experience. But overall a restaurant has to provide good food or else why are we there???

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was bad. Their Yelp page looks delicious but their actual food is bland and doesn’t taste good

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SherylS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Cocktails were amazing!

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vipMasha
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and with a creative twist. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch special, great deal for two people. Would recommend.

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vipWilliamA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dopest New Years ever

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mrgaby
Yucatán
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurants was too crowded and the tables were too narrow to each others…after 15 min we asked to move out and eat outside!!!

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cyberdrama
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. From food to service to ambiance, you can’t go wrong. The lobster sausage is possibly the best concept ever.

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NeginS
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was definitely interesting and flavorful but not outstanding..had higher expectations based on reviews we had read.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great. The bar caught us by surprise, no commercial liquor brands, very disappointing. No Tito’s, Dewars… maybe the worst martini I’ve ever had. The Chablis was off the chart good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu is limited but great cocktails

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vipELEL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tesse is an exceptional restaurant, the food is beautifully prepared, flawlessly executed and absolutely delicious and their craft cocktails are perfectly balanced and amazing- we recommend The Sun Never Sets - Cheers!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Great value. Excellent ambience and date spot. Nicole was amazing.

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Melissa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were spectacular, the food was phenomenal, service was on point. 10/10 will return

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chanteuselaur
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always - one of the best chefs in LA and one of the best outdoor set ups with plenty of heat lamps.

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vipStevenS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting for an excellent meal. Note that the restaurant adds 5% of the check for "employee health care" - how about just running your business and including everything in your pricing! Or charge nothing for food and add pro-rated P&L expenses on each bill!

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Comono
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening at Tesse was beyond expectation. There were 6 of us and we all ordered different entrees as well as 2 appetizers and 2 desserts. We pretty much did everything family style so that we all could share. There was lots of owwwing and ahhhing but we agreed in the end that the pasta dishes had a very slight edge over the meat and fish, although it really needs to be understood that ALL dishes were beyond…. The service? Spot on. VERY attentive and helpful w/out being intrusive. We all voted this restaurant one of our best experiences ever (and we are not young ;)). Thanks Tesse for one to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time and we sat at the bar as we are bar folks. The Rum flight was fantastic and lobster roll was perfectly done and so flavorful. Junie was awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We will be back!

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vipPmc2
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tesse never disappoints! We had the pork chop, cooked to perfection and paired it with a Super Tuscan. Looking forward to my next visit soon, this hands down one of the best restaurants in LA.

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YiwenW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

OVERALL REALLY GOOD EXPERIENCE. EXPECT FOR THE WAITOR WILL IMPLY YOU TO CHECK EVEN WHEN YOU NOT FINISHED.

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VirginiaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Interesting menu with lots of variety. Mostly small plates, but some larger selections. We probably ordered too much so should have planned a bit better. Service was excellent. Started out pleasant, but got noisier as the meal went on, so go early if noise is an issue.

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vipGMGF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Incredible oysters and caviar toast! Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Steak tartare is one of the best ever. Duck fried potatoes not to be missed. Highly recommend the Branzino, the Steak, and the Pork Chop.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The burrito was

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JennaH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single staff was so nice and make sure we got everything we needed, everyone is so friendly the food is amazing, i’m definitely coming back more often

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HeidiK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Food was delicious, beautiful restaurant design and service was great!

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KRAlvarez
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decided to give this place a try for our son's 21st birthday as he was interested in trying duck and octo of which Tesse had entrees to cover that. Hostess, probably not what her title is as she was a tad more than that IMHO, wait-staff, and young lady who brought the cocktails were all extremely professional yet personable which was perfect as we do not like flat/humorless staff. We had the cheese plate, the bread and butter as well as the GF bread/butter and the GF bread was very nice. Also tried the burrata which was nice and the candied walnuts are were pretty tasty. Ordered the following entrees, chicken, duck, squid ink pasta with chorizo, bone marrow pasta, and the chicken. We enjoyed all of the entrees and t he only comment I have that I failed to mention to staff is the amount of salt in the sauce served with the chicken. I have to agree with other reviews about the amount of salt used in some of the dishes. For dessert we enjoyed the sticky pudding, the flourless chocolate cake, and the raspberry profiteroles. All desserts were tasty and a little more ice cream would have been nice. All in all we had a great time and we'd definitely recommend to others. Thank you Tesse! Oh and don't forget to stop by the wine shop there onsite at the restaurant and experience the vast selection.........

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vipHariN
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with family. Fabulous food and service.

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SantiagoH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic, except the noise volumen.
Couldn’t talk easily due to noise level

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SKSD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was "good", nothing special... Would have been "fine" except the service staff was short, and not particularly friendly. Ours never even checked back on us after the entrees were served. Oh, and one more thing... Please lose the velvet rope, no-one is dying to get in here and it just makes it harder to get out.

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Nancyaaojenihajnsbjajjwj
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Menu not great. Simple calamari was not an option. Food was too salty, couldn’t eat, they had no pesto sauce for the chicken. Waited not friendly. Not great experience.

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vipScottyP69
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I must say, Dining out has changed. There was not the usual cocktail or wine sell! The whole menu experience for this 52yo has changed regarding the need for a smartphone.
The food was outstanding! Amazing… Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff was really nice and personable, it was my boyfriends birthday and they made us feel really special and taken care of :)

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TraciA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best server ever his named was David he had the best recommendations for us, his service along with the hostess who followed all requests on the reservation so we were sat exactly where we wanted to be. I could not be happier with the service and the food was PHENOMENAL!! Hamachi Crudo, pork chop, beef tartare all winners. Caviar toast had a bit too much of the creme fraiche luckily I had taken most of it off unfortunately my friend did not so he didn’t enjoy it like it did, and the bone marrow was delicious however the noodles were not cooked long enough they were very tough, I personally would not order again even though bone marrow is one of my favorite dishes.

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vipfoodgiant
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Really Great Food. Well prepared. Way too much noise for a pleasant conversation with friends.

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vipdiner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The missing question?
would we go back? No.

Waiters shouldn't lean on the patrons table----repeatedly.

FAQs

Tesse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 360-3866.

Tesse is rated 4.6 stars by 1121 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.