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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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
Rudish, snobby and slow service
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.
The Bucatini with bone marrow was phenomenal - full of flavor and depth, and the pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente!
Great food, service, location. The desserts are to die for though.
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
Perfect as always. What a gem!
Awesome couldnt fault anything food service value for money
The only issue was that even though we had a reservation it took them 50 mins to sit us
Everything here tastes great! The drinks are fantastic as well.
Great food, great service and I look forward to going back!
Great waitress, Maureen. Great food. Fun place
Tesse has been consistently good!
Food was delicious and the ambiance was great. Highly recommend!
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?
Everything was perfect Except the bill. definitely a once in a lifetime price.
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!!
Perfect. No other words. It’s a must go
The food is nothing to brag about their appetizers are ok but main courses are low quality dinner food
One of the best restaurants that i have been. Everything was extremeley good!
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.
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
Outstanding service and menu it doesn’t get much better...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great food and environment. Everyone was super attentive and really appreciated the follow up call I got the next day. Next level service.
The gem salad lacked flavor and duck was very tough and chewy. Great ambiance and service.
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
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!
Birthday celebration with friends.
From the service to all of the food it was outstanding
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.
TRULY OUTSTANDING. One of the best restaurant experience I've had in LA for a long time.
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
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
DineLA special menu, was expecting something better then this set of dosh...