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Tesse

4.6
713 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
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.

Support Tesse during COVID-19

Offers

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

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 713 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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elleL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The outdoor seating is suboptimal, we were the furthest table from the restaurant which includes street traffic noise instead of the restaurant music. Tables right outside have music so maybe request seating closer to the restaurant.
Went for brunch/ lunch and ordered the crudo, avocado toast, and pancakes. To be honest I went for the pancakes, and they did not disappoint. Probably the best pancakes I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was descent.

GC
GaucheCaviar
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When one orders a glass of wine, without naming it, don’t bring in the most expensive on the list.

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vipslug
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was awesome! The food is to die for, especially the lamb!

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vipHaim27
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food.service was slow but she was almost alone in a very big outside section. Host was great. Super nice and great attitude.

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vipJeremyH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bomb Food! Not exactly sure why a lot of people are complaining about service. We had excellent service. Above and beyond! Even asked for special desert and our dear Megan insisted on going and getting. Now that’s top notch that’s caring for your customer. As far as food, I ORDERED the entire menu just to find one item not delicious and I couldn’t find non. Every thing was 100% perfect. Thanks Guys.

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vipArianaT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. The food is so expensive and it’s not even that good. I won’t be going back

MB
vipMichaelB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. A number of outstanding dishes. Don’t miss the sticky toffee pudding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service and a wonderful happy hour!

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vipMikeyu
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gets better each time. Great cocktails and wonderful menu choices. We always start with the charcuterie cheese board and then share sone mains and sides. Great wine list and nice service staff. It’s our new go to place!

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alxm
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and staff were so great. Overall fantastic experience at this place

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vipevie
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. Delicious food. Great ambience. What more
can one ask for.

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vipGoodLife
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar experience!!!

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was at 8:30pm and we were seated promptly, but once at our table, the table was not touched until 9pm. It was very cold and windy, so between that and having no service for over 30 minutes, we decided to just leave.

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vipLadiner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night out was a lovely experience! Impressed by spacing and Covid precautions taken. The service was friendly & efficient even with all the new guidelines & crowded restaurant. The food was hot & delicious! So nice to see it is possible to eat out safely! Great job Tesse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service, never got water refills or drinks

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vipNavK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and excellent food. Will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing including the bar just fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was very nice to us, special 2 Victorias, they were amazing with us!

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vipMMmm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The servers were lovely, the wine list was pretty good, and the outdoor vibe was great. (It was the first time during the pandemic I've been at an outdoor table where everyone was happy with the heater temp and placement.) Maybe the pandemic is still handicapping their food production, but the food was mediocre. The chicken was cooked but just barely. The fish was scaly. Even the olives had a frost-bitten quality. The prices weren't too expensive, so it didn't feel like highway robbery -- just robbed the restaurant of feeling special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Do not sit outside in the front. Horrible car sounds on sunset. Also the food took forever to come out. Don’t recommend

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Human
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was fine. The food was good, but it felt like the waitress had no time for us. We sat outside at a shaky table on the side of the building. For the amount of money it cost, I would say it wasn’t the best experience.

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vipNotdemanding
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. Helpful and friendly. Food was very good. I only wish we could have chosen which of the the five cheeses/pates were on the appetizer board as not all were to our liking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The hostess was rude and the food was underwhelming.

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vipShakti
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely spot for a date; the Sun Also Rises cocktail is my favorite in L.A. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Food and drinks are excellent. They also have a wine cellar with bottles for sale.

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SaveAndLoad
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The sunset hour menu was quite extensive and enjoyable. There were some good selection of drinks, all for fair prices and generous portion. The dineLA menu was fine; I liked the appetizers more than the main courses. Overall it was good.

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DemetraD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and experience here. The bread they give looks like it came straight out of the oven from the village my mom grew up in. And the butter? That alone was enough to come back. The duck fries were incredible along with the lamb chops. Los Angeles portions are usually so small but we had to stop ourselves from eating so we could enjoy the next plate coming. The service was EXCELLENT. Everyone from our server to the busboys to the management made sure we didn’t have to ask for anything, they were on top of it. We even got a little bday song and candle with dessert for my boyfriends birthday. Thanks Tesse!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We waited 45 minutes after our reservation. The manager was rude and unapologetic and said “a reservation is just a guarantee on getting a table but not a time”. If that’s the case then you need to tell your customers that. Standing outside in the cold in winter in LA for 45 minutes isn’t acceptable. Your a manager so mange the time of all the tables. Additionally, a lower level employee said the tables before us got there late and stayed later. Again the managed should take control but clearly that lacked.

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vipStephanieR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To experience dineLA, the entire experience, food, service, everything was wonderful 🥰 loved it!!! Highly recommend!

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Timotheus
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for sunset hour, can't go wrong if you're in the weho area and want a place to eat at.

RS
RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Been to Tesse multiple times and usually the service is on point.

We ordered a SKIRT STEAK and received some other steak.
When I asked the waiter if this was the skirt steak I ordered, he curtly said it's a different steak and left without asking to fix or apologizing.

I'm not sure if I will be returning as frequently as I have in the past anymore....

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danielle
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and lovey staff! Was a little cold and noisy off the street but that’s sort of a given considering circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. The food, service, and wine are the most consistent and warm that I have experienced in LA. Beef tartare is outstanding and I dream of it/need to eat it 1x per week pretty much. I love tesse so much!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

View was awesome and the food came out pretty fast. Great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the DineLA this week and this has to be one of the best restaurant experiences I've had since I moved to LA. The service was spot on and our server was very knowledgeable about wines and food pairings. My friend and I's water glasses never got even close to empty and the food was served quickly and hot. I definitely will be back here to sample the other amazing dishes on the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with epic happy hour!

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vipRalfezy
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, wine pairings were superb, social distancing and guidelines were followed by staff and guests, our wait staff was very nice we didn’t have to ask for anything, and lastly great overall dining experience. We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food very high quality I was very please from the service and I am highly recommended it was a very good and joyful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Love that place

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ErickD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Trendy, upscale French food for those who know nothing about French cuisine... will not go back

FAQs

Tesse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Tesse also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 360-3866.

Tesse is rated 4.6 stars by 713 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 bookings at the moment.