Tesse

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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 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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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a corner table and right next to it was a bucket with dirty water that busboys used to rinse their rags that are used to wipe the tables. I brought it to the attention of the manager and he told me that this wouldn’t bother him. Also, something was changed on the menu where now balsamic is used and I am very allergic to balsamic. And we had to ask the waiter three times to get ice for our water. We will never be back to this place

C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Rudish, snobby and slow service

AJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food not great, rather pedestrian, not worth it. ask for the cheese from the server , then the grater didn't work, he kept at it for a few minutes, then we both gave up. The artichokes we basic jarred artichoke hearts with a little italian dressing. bad.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bucatini with bone marrow was phenomenal - full of flavor and depth, and the pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente!

DS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, service, location. The desserts are to die for though.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We wanted a french restaurant and that is what we search and Tesse appeared as it. It in NOT a French restaurant, the server wasn’t friendly, he didn’t did anything for the birthday and when we ask to take a picture of us he said that he was busy and will come later what he never did He lied about foie grass prohibited in California, that was a long time ago, today is allow. Food was poor, the pork was over cooked. You couldn’t find any french specials like escargots or a good foie grass or onion soup or even a simple entrecôte. The only good think was the wine.
We wont return
Thx

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

Was great!

B
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. What a gem!

IM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome couldnt fault anything food service value for money

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The only issue was that even though we had a reservation it took them 50 mins to sit us

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything here tastes great! The drinks are fantastic as well.

b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and I look forward to going back!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, Maureen. Great food. Fun place

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tesse has been consistently good!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and the ambiance was great. Highly recommend!

D
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. But it’s really loud. If you want to have a fun time this is it. If you want intimate conversations then go during weeknights. I enjoyed the food a lot and the portions are generous. Everything was tasty and my fav was the lobster sausage.
Great for foodies and also such a fun atmosphere for gatherings. Did I mention the great wine list and cocktail list?

CT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect Except the bill. definitely a once in a lifetime price.

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at Tesse exceeded my expectations...After walking by this restaurant after every workout at the nearby Runble , I finally decided to indulge in the French cuisine from Tesse I had heard so much about from friends. We had a chefs selection charcuterie plate followed by the buccatini with bone marrow and steak frittes and washed it all down with a 2009 Bordeaux they decanted for us - all at the bar! It was a fine dining experience even with the casual touch we were craving by sitting at the bar. Everyone was delightful, helpful, and knowledgeable. Loved!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. No other words. It’s a must go

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food is nothing to brag about their appetizers are ok but main courses are low quality dinner food

JG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants that i have been. Everything was extremeley good!

PJ
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

It features share plates so best to order as a table. Food was ok. We didn’t have anything that we thought was wonderful. Our server was great - very helpful and attentive. Comprehensive wine and cocktails list. We had a fun and good dinner but I wouldn’t put this on my “must go back” list.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We waited 44 mins for the first dish to arrive after putting in our order, the food is barely acceptable for an average hotel lobby . Poached Eggs on our avo toasts came cold and when we mentioned it they said because they put it aside while waiting for the remaining dishes to complete “so we could all eat together “

I heard that last time at Buffalo Wild Wings

AB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and menu it doesn’t get much better...

W
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Tesse several times. The food has been consistently fab and service as well. Big fan of the lobster sausage--delightfully different, The skirt steak and potato, all the pate's, the peach salad is good all year-round, and the octopus with squid ink. These are my favourite things. Go there and enjoy!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a first time that we had dinner at Tesse. I was expecting the food would be very delicious. The atmosphere was very noisy couldn't hear anything I was talking to my partner. Our food wasn't served what we order and they charge us for it. Our waiter Diana had excellent service no complain. If you go there their best dish was beef tartar!

s
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Menu was appealing but food was D+. Drinks were fine...don't love the limited choices of bar drinks. Olive plate..two kinds of green olives..tasteless... with some olive oil and basalmic. Artichoke out of a jar and sardines out of a can. More olive oil and again tasteless. Burata and squash blossoms again tasteless and oily. Fish (Daurade) was very good but was mangled by the server. Nice ambience but we won't be back. Too bad because we live in the Bird Streets and are always looking for something good and consistent.

OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding, from the front desk, to the sommelier, and, most importantly, our server: professional, totally aware of where we were at during the meal.

The food:
Charcuterie: truly the best part of the meal. Next time I'll build the entire meal around this.
Pastas: Good but not memorable.

Wine: Great idea, buy the wine at their retail outlet next door with a $15 corkage fee. Very good deal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. I know Tesse is touted for charcuterie, but the vegetarian options were also unreal. Exceptional service. Make sure to order the souffle!

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment. Everyone was super attentive and really appreciated the follow up call I got the next day. Next level service.

AV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The gem salad lacked flavor and duck was very tough and chewy. Great ambiance and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kate was a great sever. Really sweet and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, charcuterie board awesome, the peach salad was good too, only wish had a few more peaches. Tipsey Hussle cocktail all day

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Drinks took too long. There was the cheese/sausage/pickle guy behind the bar who is likely mistaken for bartender all the time.

My favorite dish was the charred carrots.

John Dory was tasty but served in grandmas Pyrex. Seemed off given the other serving dishes.

Server and sommelier were top notch!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with friends.

M
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to all of the food it was outstanding

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the restaurant, but the food was not as good as it’s been in the past. I will try again in the future to see if the quality is still as high.

LR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TRULY OUTSTANDING. One of the best restaurant experience I've had in LA for a long time.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Despite having an online reservation and arriving early to check in we still spent 20 min standing at the bar waiting to be seated. Might as well have walked in w/o a reservation

e
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Ordered all the items at the start of dinner , waited 45 minutes for entrees after repeatedly being told
on the way. Finally server admitted it had not been prepared as yet. Requested check without entrees and left .
will not return

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

DineLA special menu, was expecting something better then this set of dosh...

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