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Tesse

4.6
1077 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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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 1077 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, waitress was attentive, but both entrees were comically bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Too Noisy you can’t converse
Food is less than average
Wine selection is good
Will not come back

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Pablo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - was impressed and delighted

PM
vipPeteMooshadows
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd visit to Tesse and it was almost as good as the first. They ran out of a crucial ingredient for the Lil Uzi Vert drink. Our server Andy made a couple of excellent substitute recommendations though. Andy is an outstanding server but I would expect nothing less from a Chicago boy. Although we live over an hour away, Tesse is worth the drive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. From the instant we sat down, the service was amazing. Someone was always coming by to make sure we had water and the waitress came around very quirkily. She was extremely knowledgeable on the food and happily recommended us what she thought were the best dishes. Our food was brought out quickly and in a great order. Everything was absolutely incredible, and we both thought it was some of the best food we have ever had. The waitress also brought my boyfriend a sparkler for us to celebrate his birthday along with dessert? which was a great touch! We loved Tesse and will definitely be recommending it to everyone we know.

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FoodPanda65
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, eclectic menu, good wines

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vipChris
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food, very original and we enjoyed the great service. Glad we finally went back there and we won't wait too long to return.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stated any dish you order will be outstanding.

JR
JRS3rd
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list, knowledgeable sommelier. Friendly, courteous servers.

LD
Love2Dine
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for an anniversary, amazing staff and great food made our special day wonderful. Thank you !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails at this place are amazing, definitely recommend. The atmosphere is a little too loud, I could barley hear my friends across our table. The staff is friendly and takes well care of their clients so that offsets that.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Very good food but was nearly impossible to talk with my partner for the level of noise

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vetville
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazingly delicious! We sat outside which had a romantic ambience with the water sculptures.

We had the fat duck fries, lobster sausage (very different but super yummy), bread and butter; I had the black truffle fuselli and my boyfriend had the bone marrow bucatini — and then a wine luge with the bone afterwards! We ended it with the flourless chocolate cake.

Our server Gabriel was incredibly helpful and friendly and made our first visit to the restaurant an awesome one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my husband to Tess to celebrate his 59th birthday. We invited another couple. our waiter, Antonio, was wonderful and knew just the perfect amount of teasing we needed. I requested a birthday candle and the restaurant was very sweet and a couple of waders came by and we celebrated my husband‘s birthday it was very sweet. What a lovely evening. Thank you everyone at Tess.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good good.

MC
vipMatthewC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sat outside, but in front not in the back. Really loud with all the cars going by

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the way this place is ran. Love the hostess and servers. The food is amazing and special experience. Will continue to come here

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HilaryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I took my fiance for his birthday and everything was amazing from start to finish. We were splashed with bubbles upon arrival and our server was friendly and knowledgable. We definitely ate too much food but it was so delicious we couldn't stop! Also enjoyed a bone marrow luge with a dessert wine recommended by the som. Great experience- can't wait to go back!

CM
vipConorM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Distinctly average food - which for some reason is standard in west hollywood

VZ
vipValliZ
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic. The waiter suggested the lobster sausage and it was amazing. We loved the steak tartare as well. The branzino was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with old friends! Absolutely worth it! Excellent attentive server! Friendly and informative. Great food. Excellent charred octopus & duck fat fries! Half chicken very evenly cooked! Just everything was right. Even the mix up up with who's paying was very cutely handled!

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vipLAeater
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunset menu, i.e. happy hour is a great deal for food and beverages.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the bone marrow bucatini. All three of us weren’t sure if we could taste the bone marrow, it was overwhelmingly just cheese that we could taste. The pasta was also a little too al dente to the point of being too a little crunchy. Very enjoyable otherwise and it was a fun and trendy place.

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Goodeat2020
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overrated food: most dishes were very salty, almost inedible.
Service was okay, but nobody said or did anything even though mentioned it was for Birthday celebration on the reservation
It was quite noisy inside.

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erinn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food(cauliflower is amazing) ! Great service. Great ambience - just a bit loud.

PM
vipPeteMooshadows
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants to which we have been in LA in the 11 years we have lived here! Service was exemplary! Megan and Keelyn are great! Food was the best. Drinks were creative. Flourless chocolate cake is heavenly!

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rockthebaybie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Buzzy atmosphere. Super attentive spot on service from entire staff. Good food, especially the cheese board.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my order didn’t end up coming out but everything else was great!
This is one of my fav restaurant and quality never disappoints :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and environment. Caviar toast was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, but the service was lacking.

JH
vipJeremyH
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of foods, nice drinks and yummy deserts.

DP
DPAT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service was outstanding

DB
DavidB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on a Saturday night seated on the back patio. Fairly quiet there overall and especially compared to indoor seating. The servers were very attentive and the food was spot on. The food is made for sharing and the four of us selected a great variety of dishes with the help of our waiter.

Lots of outdoor heaters that the staff kept adjusting to ensure we were comfortable.

I would definitely recommend if you are on a date or for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Our server Corey was such a professional and Kingston made us the most amazing craft cocktails. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Music was really loud you had to yell across the table and since they sit you right on top of each other you hear everyone’s conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and good recommendations. The bone marrow appetizer is a MUST. Best food I’ve had in a long time.. so much flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Very wonderful time thank you!

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HelenaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four who came for brunch on Sunday. The lobster roll was very good as were the other dishes we tried, Avocado Toast, Egg Dish and Hamburger. We will definitely return and also recommend to our friends.

LM
vipLisaMarieH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good…support staff was fantastic, clearing plates, refilling water..ect) our server was great too but it was SO busy and I felt like they had too big of a section for them…they weren’t able to check in as often and was hard to track down….again, they were friendly and great but actively moving the whole time managing his section.

Very very very LOUD….it was completely packed on a Saturday night so that’s understandable too…opt outside if you can or come on a less busy night…overall nice meal but not sure we’ll try it again

FAQs

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

Tesse is rated 4.6 stars by 1077 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.