A Must-Try Gem
Terra Terroir has arrived into the upper echelon of dining in Atlanta. Their new chefs have refined and improved the diversity of items offered and raised the level of quality of all the dishes to a level which completely belies the modest- to say the least! - location of the restaurant. In addition, their wine list offers truly fine wines at reasonable, affordable prices, with every selection capable of being matched perfectly to one or more menu items. People need to discover this relatively obscure gem. When they do, reservations will be hard to come by.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brookhaven Neighborhood Gem
Terra Terroir truly defines Neighborhood Gem. Don't be fooled by the modest looking exterior next door to a Rite-Aid. Once you pass through the portal you are in another world. We have become semi-regulars here since we always have a good experience. They have created a grotto-like patio in the back that is delightful. The wine list is extensive and the menu is attentively seasonal. A recent dish was blackened snapper on Parmesan grits that had an excellent balance of spicy and creamy. The mussels are a favorite of my regular dinner companion. We often order an array of small plates to share. Recently they have added a cozy wine bar overseen by Sommelier Chris Drolet. It's a peaceful place. For now...
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been dining at Terra
We have been dining at Terra for years and have never been disappointed. The food and atmosphere are great.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great except
Everything was great except I think I left my MasterCard with the bill.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place with good ambience
A good wine list with ample choices, a creative menu, good service by a knowledgeable staff, a good "local" place
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous patio, great ambience
This is not a spot that you stumble upon, as it's located in a strip shopping center (across from the Brookhaven Marta station) that's seen better days. But Terra Terroir seems always to be nicely crowded, especially on its lovely patio. The restaurant has put $$ into enhancing that space, which has paid off, as it's really a destination spot, at least for my husband and me. With permanent heaters and (retractable?) cloth roof, the patio is usable many more months of the year, to our delight. The bar outside has been renovated as well and is a very nice place to wait for a table or have a glass of wine after a movie.
The inside of the restaurant is nice, though it doesn't beckon us back. The food is quite good, getting better all the time.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
love their outdoor patio
The outdoor patio is delightful. Very good salads at lunch. I especially like the muscles. Not enough spinach dip for all the toast points. Always good service.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't judge a book by its cover
You would be doing yourself a disservice if you skipped over this restaurant based on its strip mall location in Brookhaven. Once you walk in, you will be instantly surprised by the interior decor and charm of the establishment. The open kitchen in the center wets your appetite for a menu that bridges the gap between the pretentious and home cooking. Be sure to make your way to the covered back patio that includes an enchanting waterfall for a dining event you will not regret.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time at Terra Terroir
We went to Terra Terroir for a belated Mother's Day dinner this past Monday. We live in the neighborhood and were excited to try it out. We were really happy with the menu choices and 1/2 price bottles of wine ($49 and under) on Mondays is a great deal! The service was poor. The server was nice but MIA for most of the meal. The food was scrumptious! The 4 of us split 5-6 small plates of risotto, lamp lollies, shrimp n grits, fried green tomatoes, and a couple other things. The lamb was overdone but still tasty. I've already told all my girlfriends we need to go on a Monday for wine and sharing plates. The best part of this restaurant is their enchanting patio with waterfalls and lush greenery. I'd definitely recommend Terra Terroir!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place to return to often
Always a delight to dine here. Great food, service and a unique dining venue, especially on the patio.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice restaurant that I always
A nice restaurant that I always wonder why it doesn't have a larger clientele. I always have a nice meal here. On the last occasion, there was a table of very loud women that kind of took away from the enjoyment a bit. It was also the first time I was out on the back porch, and that was a nice atmosphere.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff were all incredibly friendly, our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Fails to please
Wife and I dined on the lovely oasis of a patio and had a delightful meal. Food was very good, as always. Please don't tell your friends about this little treasure.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem in Unlikely Spot
It is rare in this day & time to have the owner of a restaurant greet every guest. This eclectic little spot is very unassuming, especially being in a shopping center that has experienced numerous retail failures. The design is unique with a front dining area that allows patrons to see the chef prepare food with an open kitchen design. The rear outdoor patio is one of the most relaxing and sylish garden settings in the entire city.The best part of the experience is a reasonably priced wine list that is extensive and complete with worldwide vinyards. The most important part of this dining spot is the food. The servers are attentative, food is delicious and care is taken for presentaion with a unique spin on diverse options for any palate.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A "Go To" in Brookhaven for years!
Always loved what David does with his personal service and welcoming smile and hand shake since the beginning. I have come here for years and years - in fact, the week the opened. He has done such a beautiful job with the back patio area that it transforms you to another place and time... The food is solid with new additions but the mainstays are still there for those of us that love them.... With some constant tweaking, they have maintained a Great Place to dine and enjoy!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The patio is a small oasis
The patio is a small oasis in the city, a quiet place to enjoy a glass of wine with good friends.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner with friends
My fish was very good, however, my husbands meatloaf dish was not very good. We had a very nice evening with friends and loved being OUTSIDE. We didn't like the ambience INSIDE very much. Our server was fantastic, very good and very friendly and personable!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant!!
First time eating here. Excellent food, service, wine list and price. Mussels were very good. Scallops with risotto, salmon and meatloaf memorable.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foodies and Wine Lovers Alert
We sat at the bar, but the softly lit dining room and outdoor patio (heated for winter) look lovely. Nice wine list with a good selection of lesser-known vintners.) My white Bordeaux was delicious. Could use more wines by the glass.
Roasted Beet Medallions were excellent. Scallops were tasty, if a bit salty (why does everyone salt their scallops?), but portion was small for $18. More risotto than anything. There did appear to be a scallop chopped into the risotto - I'd suggest they put that one on top, too. The mushroom ravioli was very good, but my companion said the chicken was a bit tough. That's my only complaint in terms of food quality.
Very nice, friendly staff. I will definitely go back and take friends.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
My wife and I had a terrific dining experience. The service was fun and prompt. The food amazing. The Rootbeer Short Rib was beyond expectations. Can't wait to go back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not judge this book by its strip-mall cover; it is an absolute gem! Wonderful patio area, great ambience, lengthy wine selection and delicious food at a decent price! I just can't believe I didn't stop by sooner. The service was wonderful and everyone was friendly. It is an upscale restaurant with a medium-scale price, perfect for date night. I will definitely be stopping in again!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit to Terra Terroir
My second visit to Terra Terroir and this time we were able to sit on the patio, which is quite lovely. Everything was great - looking forward to my next visit!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at Terra, and mit was very comfortable. The outdoor patio was the perfect place to dine.
Our service was great, very attentive, but not too much! Our food was delicious, served quickly and hot. I would like
to go back to try a few of the starters. I would recommend this restuarant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & friendly
I was immediately greeted by the manager, and while waiting for the rest of my party got to talking about the history of the restaurant among other topics. Once we were all there, we were shown to a wonderful little back patio (covered) with landscaping and a waterfall. Our waiter was incredibly friendly, service was quick, & the food was DELICIOUS! I got the special, pan-seared grouper with asparagus spears over a bed of pecan pilaf, w/ beurre blanc. My date got the butternut squash risotto with scallops. Despite trying to be healthy, we both finished our meals, & even ordered dessert. All in all a wonderful spot that you would never have guessed from its location
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fun Double Date with Good Food
This was a great place for a double date - we had drinks at the bar then moved to our table. We ordered several small plates and a couple entrees. We ordered the Heirloom Caprese salad (very good), the fried green tomatoes also very good. The lamb lollies were good, but I think I would try something different next time. Ask for bread, they toast it on the grill and it's great. The French Market plate was ok, but I wasn't crazy about it. The grouper special was very good, but the best dish at the table was the buffalo meatloaf. Reasonably priced and we had a great time!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Neighborhood Gem
You'd never realize this wonderful restaurant was hiding in the shopping plaza. My sister was visiting and I took her there. It was great! The outside dining patio in the back in great! It's covered, just in case the weather doesn't cooperate...... The food was wonderful, the service was awesome! I recommend this place to everyone!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
the experience of the wait
the experience of the wait staff is mixed -- some excellent and some not as capabile. Everything else was perfect.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best beet salad in town!!!!
We eat here often...great food, good prices, and wonderful ambiance!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We scheduled a work related lunch. All that could go well did.
The food, service and atmosphere were all superb!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Girls Lunch
This was our second time dining at this restaurant for lunch and it is our go to spot for a girls lunch! Our waitress Portia remembered us from the last time which is always nice. She was very attentive! Food was great, patio adorable, only downside is the location.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Brookhaven
We live in Brookhaven and are pleased to have this Restaurant nearby. The selection of wines by the glass is excellent. We also like the selection of small plates. The only improvement we can suggest is in the area of service which borders on the indifferent.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice variety of menu options.
Nice variety of menu options. Waiter was very attentive. Enjoyed dining on the lovely patio.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Nice Place!
We have driven by this place many times and wondered about it. The name is a bit off-putting; sounds like "terror". If it had not been for Open Table, we prolly would not have tried it. The shopping center where it is located is very depressing, which is odd for such a prime location on Peachtree. Many tenants have gone under.
However, this place is awesome. Fantastic food. Perfect service. Peaceful environment.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best kept secret in Brookhaven
Located the strip mall next to a pharmacy, one does not expect to find such a nice restaurant in this location. The inside has a warm, organic ambiance with fabulous wrought iron artwork throughout. There is a fabulous patio and bar in the back with a water fountain. The tables are large and can seat a ton of people and there is a separate area for a large group if needed in the back.
The food is excellent! I recommend the short ribs for dinner-divine! For lunch they have several amazing salads and gourmet burgers. The sandwiches look great too!
All in all, I hate to submit this review because it's a best kept secret type of place that I'd like to keep all to myself.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of 5 went to Terra Terrior for my husband's 60th birthday. We will definitely return. The ambiance on the patio in the evening is phenomenal. Tiny white lights, the view of the waterfall and its relaxing sound--perfect. My husband hasn't stopped raving about the food, the service and the setting. Our group ordered the hummus appetizer and a caprese salad, sea bass (amazing!), tuna, shrimp and grits, a strip steak, and a vegetable plate. Everyone enjoyed the food. The steak, although well-seasoned and tasty, was tough. We probably wouldn't order that again, but all the fish dishes more than made up for it. Definitely try this restaurant, but go when you're not rushed. The service is very friendly but slow.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy eating here regularly. The restaurant had an event last Saturday which i believe knocked them a little off their norm. The scallop special was fantastic. Shrimp & grits were not the usual best. The crowd slowed service. A little off their game, but we will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed it and will be back
Loved the back patio ... all 4 of us loved our food and the specials were great. A very relaxing place with great service. Not a fancy place, but great tasting food with a professional presentation and relaxing atmosphere.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First date success!
I took a first date to terra and it was a hit. The service was great, the food was excellent and the wine was good. Granted, it was a Monday night, so it was a bit more intimate. The outdoor area is really nice. Oh, and the host (older gentleman) was charming. Well done!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five ladies who lunch could not talk and be heard across a big table on the patio. The food was excellent, but the background noise was deafening. (Also we were placed near ":infinity pool" which added to the noise.).
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Night Out
The night was a bit chilly but we chose to sit outside and were very comfortable with the outside heaters. Actually took our jackets off. It took quite a long time for someone to wait on us. The waiter did apologize and thanked us for our patience. After they found us, service was fine.
Evening was very enjoyable. Food was nicely prepared but not extraordinary. We had the Chilean Sea Bass and Meatloaf which was a little dry. We would come back again.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food and service
We dined outside on the beautiful patio and enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends. The wine list is quite good, and the server and sommelier very knowleagable. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was terrific! Six of us ordered different items and everyone loved their meal. An outstanding small, intimate, wonderful restaurant. Highly recommend!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
An evening with friends
We love introducing our friends to this restaurant find as the food is consistently delicious. Consistency is very important to us.. The atmosphere is pretty and inviting..
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have started to go tto
We have started to go tto this restaurant frequently and love it. We have brought several friends on different occassions and they also have become regulars!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the spot I chose to catch up with a friend from years ago. At first I was concerned about them having enough vegetarian options for her but when we got the menu she was very excited at the multiple options she had to pick from. The food was delicious and the serving sizes were amazing for what we paid. I ended up not being able to finish but luckily she picked up my slack. LOL. This was not my first time at this restaurant but I am never disappointed no matter what time of day I visit. I would love to come back and sample more of their dinner menu. Perhaps some day I'll even get to try their dessert menu, but as for now I just keep getting to full to try!
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful place for a date night. Patio was awesome. Great wine list. Food was yummy. Server was great. All around great experience. So happy to have discovered this hole in the wall!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met my mom here for a quick dinner after work. Had a great bottle of chardonnay, the hummus appetizer, and two salmon salads which were both delicious. Great service as well
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
For a restaurant in a strip mall, this restaurant is surprisingly sweet and intimate. The food was outstanding and my group of girlfriends could actually hear each other!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything to love
We loved the sea bass, the ambience, the maitre 'd, our waitress, and all the personal touches. This has become our favorite in the Brookhaven neighborhood. The garden patio is enchanting.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to go for a special or date night occasion . My date who was an artist was very impressed with the atmosphere on the terrace , food and service. I highly recommend roasted brussel sprouts and Lamb lollipops 4 apptzer.Excellent wine list.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would definitely go back
We started with Crispy Brussel Sprouts and it had a wonderful roasted flavor and was fresh and crispy. I had their Portabello Mushroom Sandwich as an entree and it was wonderful. The bread had a nice flavor and their parmesan fries were cooked perfectly and were tasty. My friend had the Caesar salad and was not as impressed with his lunch, but I enjoyed everything that I had. Would definitely go back again.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM