We offer an inspired and innovative menu. Taking tradition Italian, French, and Spanish dishes and using only the finest seasonal produce, local products and specialty or artisanal items from local or imported sources, we have created an extensive menu containing selections ranging from shared plates and appetizers to home made pastas and exciting main dishes. Our menus change with the seasons and there are truly "specials" on offer every night.
We apologize, but our dining areas do not accomodate Highchairs, Booster Seats, or Strollers.
Consistently a little lovely experience.
Love this place for food and service but it was beyond noisy.
Disorganized. Poor service. For instance main course was delivered shortly after appetizer. Did not listen to instructions re good. Very loud.
Food was hood
Great food good service
We had delicious dinner with our daughter. Food and service were excellent.
Service was nice, food was not bad but nothing unique either. I left without any specific impression, positive or negative. It was ok.
It was not my first I’m a neighbor.
We are on same industries and this place it’s always great.
We love TESSA, it’s a nice gem on the upper west side, the ambience is nice, the space is cozy, if can be a tad loud at times. The staff is super friendly and the food is good. We will keep coming back :)
We go here a lot. This past dinner was not up to their usual standards. Branzino flavorless; steak portion not worth the money. Cocktails are always excellent as are the desserts. Perhaps it was an “off night” for the kitchen staff.
Romantic setting for my wife's birthday. Great ambiance..food was exquisite
4 of my Japanese friends who were visiting from there were very satisfied with foods, drink and the service.
The food was delicious and the dishes are very generous so we possibly over-ordered in spite of having asked for guidance from our wait-person. While the staff were super pleasant, sometimes it was a bit hard to catch their eye. But on the whole a really pleasant casual dining experience.
Food was fine nothing special
We are always so well taken care of at Tessa. The food is always amazing; the service is always fantastic--it's one of the best gems on the upper west side. We always feel right at home. It's our favorite, hands down!!!
Positive: delicious Shrimp Scampi Pasta. Like the choice of small/large orders. Good service with a smile.
Negative. Too dimly lit for my taste. Noise level too high for my liking.
Will not go back anytime soon.
We loved everything about it. Don't miss this neighborhood gem!
From the street TESSA appears to be another dark, narrow restaurant dominated by its bar. Not the case. The dining room is spacious and well-designed - pleasant to look at and comfortable to be in. The service was first-rate. And the food was quite good. The heirloom tomato and watermelon salad was terrific, and the duck breast was well-prepared and delicious. I will go back.
The food was very good, but the noise level was horrible and I would not return to this restaurant for another meal.
Excellent food and amazing service! The octopus is outstanding. Cauliflower is so good. Branzino and duck were delightful!! Cocktails were tasty as well. I will be back at Tessa soon!!!
Food was ok, but very overpriced, even for Manhattan. The desert portions were ridiculously small. Nice atmosphere.
Food excellent, service as well, but the hostess was confused and disorganized, which was odd given the restaurant was half empty
Excellent as always. Staff is fantastic from front door to all service staff. Food and drinks delicious !
We were there for a birthday, and it couldn’t have been better.
Great food and drinks.
Our table was ready for us upon arrival and the appetizer was served promptly. The appetizer and dinners were very good. The server neglected to serve us our last round of drinks (but charged us for them) and was unable to bring us condiments before the meal was over.
Tessa was a little too noisy for my taste but I liked the "buzz" and the food was superb. We shared the amazing cauliflower appetizer and I had about the best branzino I've ever had (and I have branzino 4 out of 5 times I go out!) I would definitely go back in spite of the noise.
Imaginative food, beautifully presented and delicious! Excellent service. They tooK care of us efficiently and in time to go see a show at the nearby Beacon Theater.
We can’t wait to return
TESSA is my favorite brunch spot in UWS - I highly recommend! Great service and food. It was my friends birthday brunch and they provided a cute macaroon cake.
Great (chill) environment. Nice and quiet, great for meetings and afternoon cocktails. Dinner menu is great.
Always amazing food and never disappointed by Tessa for their menu. This occasion they appeared light staffed and we shared a server with a large group in back room. Not usually a problem but As a result we waited quite a bit.
Suggestion that Tessa monitor how they seat tables as they seated a loud group of 4 next to multiple two person tables. The obnoxious foursome ruined what should have been a great evening with amazing food for us and a few others nearby.
Excellent food but very noisy and unbearably dark.
Found restaurant loud but nice ambiance. Mediocre food. Super nice staff!
All the food was very good, well prepared and well plated. The service was good but not great. The waitress would ask if everything was ok or did we need anything and before we could answer she was gone. Can't comment on noise level since we sat outside.
Found this gem this weekend. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend. Good wine list, excellent server. A little too dark, but overall fine dining experience.
From the outside one has no clue as to how nice the restaurant looks on the inside.
The staff was friendly and the food was impeccable.
In addition to telling my family and friends about the eating experience we will be coming back.
What a nice restaurant to celebrate our anniversary.
Sehr lecker, hatten das Steak. Gerne wieder!
Food average, service so-so, wait for food was forever,noisy, NOISY !!
Although the food was great, the acoustics are horrible. We could not hear each other at all!
I met a friend at Tessa for lunch. Very nice, comfortable atmosphere and decor. Good variety on the menu. Attentive service, but leisurely lunch, no need to rush us out.
The food was good, the service excellent. We felt our server was always aware of us, but never obtrusive. The room was too noisy, we asked for a quiet table and were given "the quietest corner of the room"; but it was hard to converse because of the noise.