UrbanDaddy
nyc
Sign-up-badge
UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.
Food

New York Home > Food > Tess Up

Published April 02, 2014

Tess Up
Wine and Lobster on the UWS

Starting tomorrow, the Upper West Side is a better place.

Not because of any civic measures.

Or because of any kind of altruism or compassion.

But because of this...

Tessa, a rangy Mediterranean trysting spot on the UWS, opening tomorrow night.

Little background here: Tessa is the owner’s daughter. So that answers that. Your chef for the evening (and for the foreseeable future) is a French fellow who comes to you by way of Rosemary’s and Bobo. Point is, you’re in good hands.

The first thing you’ll notice here is those accordion security gates. The ceiling, the bar and the light fixtures are all made of these things. It’s... oddly sexy.

Anyway.

You need to get here before the rest of the neighborhood figures it out. Maybe you bring a date for the lobster civet (it comes nestled in spaccatelli) and grab one of the tables beside the full-wall wine rack, in the very back. Maybe you slide up to the bar on your own, spontaneously, and get acquainted with your new favorite pairing—a glass of Côte du Rhône and a burger that’s decided pancetta needs to be in its blend.

Burgers usually know what’s best for them.
ADVERTISEMENT Arrow2-down
_
  • September 15, 2014

    White Nights

    White Nights
    A New Power-Dining Colossus in Tribeca

  • September 10, 2014

    Bot or Not

    Bot or Not
    A Beautiful Brazilian Dinner Spot off Union Square

  • September 09, 2014

    Birdland

    Birdland
    It’s a Champagne-and-Fried-Chicken Wonderland

  • September 02, 2014

    Dirty Work

    Dirty Work
    The Carbone Guys Go French

  • August 25, 2014

    Candice Berg’n

    Candice Berg’n
    Smorgasburg: The Place

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Oleg March

Loading...

close