Still a gem
Nostalgia brought us back. We ate at Terra prior to getting married, and on our honeymoon, but that was so long ago that we didn't know what to expect. Rarely is a restaurant consistently great over twenty years, so we were not expecting the quality that we had known previously. Yet, the dishes were fantastic!! Each was a "must try"for the others at the table. Bravo to the chef, and thanks again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terra Rolls On
Just a great restaurant. Inspired menu. Great menu choices. Service was outstanding. Has stood the test of time. A really outstanding restaurant!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food experience
The dinner is composed by 4,5 or 6 courses selected in the menu in the order you wish. Inspiration comes from French and Asian food but using fresh local products. I really enjoyed the experience step after steps. The scallops served with gripes were a delightful surprise. Service is very professional. This place deserves its Michelin star definitely.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of my all-time favorite
Still one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Absolutely a wonderful dining experience. We really appreciated the help from our waiter/sommelier. He was very insightful and helpful including with wine recommendations for future purchase. Looking forward to coming back soon.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terra is our favorite restaurant
Terra is our favorite restaurant in Napa Valley (St Helena)...when ever we're in town, we make it a destination to go there and dine. The food and service is always excellent!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
our go-to place in St. Helena
Always excellent and with a friendly yet unobtrusive staff.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating friendship with a very special couple. The food was incredible!! We all tasted each others' special dishes and could not be happier with our evening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must visit
This resturaunt was simply a must visit if you come to Napa... Japanese influence throughout and different in every way from you run of the mill
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a treat, visit Terra!
Adventuresome and delectable with wonderful service! Terra met our expectations, and then some! We look forward to returning there before too long.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and fun, service was outstanding.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
high level dining
not for trendies, kiddies,bar scene, no glam or romance, no candles, JUST dining at the highest level of the art.
fresh? pretty? beyond that...what Paris and Manhattan have, we have it too at Terra.
Now, doesn't that make you feel good?
PS. add to that, service that is professional and friendly, without a trace of pretension.
Is this heaven or Terra?
BTW, the prices are not in stratosphere, it's Terra!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot wait to return to Terra. I'm going to make a point of taking every friend and family member there one at at time so they can each go at least once - and I get to go fifty times. The Chawan Mushi was a standout - so too the Hokkaido Scallop and Tripe. Every dish was exquisitely presented and oh so enjoyable. If you've been waiting to visit Terra, here's your sign - go now!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic place. Nice decor,impeccable service. Food is best in Napa in my experience. Do not miss the black cod. 4 course fix price is plenty of food. Expensive but worth every dime.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Napa Valley
After dining at several other restaurants in the Valley, we had dinner at Terra. NOTHING comes close to Terra in serving innovative, creative cuisine. We regret we only get to Napa once a year because Terra would be on our dining schedule at least once a month.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worthy of its Michelin star!
The food was excellent and atmosphere good. The waiter was attentive but understood when to be there and to disappear. Wine list was good but somewhat limited for mid-range price. Could be a bit quiet if with a group.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot put into words my appreciation for the excellent time we had at Terra. Everything was superb....what a hidden treasure....I will definitely be back.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely excellent but do
Absolutely excellent but do yourself a favor and know that even for hearty appetites the 4 course is plenty.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the fact that you can pick which four courses you want! Every single one lovely and fig ice cream was incredible! All great
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosy Ambience & great Food
I really like the ambience & the small plates selection is really ideal as we get to try more dishes without bursting at the seams. I truly enjoyed my selections. It was a very nice evening for our party of 5. I will return again!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keeps getting better and better...
Our first visit to Terra was in 1999 (when one could eat foie gras). Since then, eating at Terra whenever we are in Napa is almost an obligatory pilgrimage for us. The amazing thing is that Terra keeps getting better and better. Fantastic food with imagination, outstanding wine list (and very generous corkage policy), very professional service and an quiet, small dining room. Highly recommended...
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We sat at the bar and enjoyed an excetional meal with terrific and knowledgable service -- can't wait to go again on our next visit
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I arrived at Terra after a long and stress filled day of travel. We were hungry and ready for a glass of wine. We ordered the four courses and it was plenty of food. The selections were different and outstanding. I especially enjoyed the sweetbreads . They were crispy and cooked to perfection. It was such a nice atmosphere and our waitress was lovely and helpful.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little find
Was told to go here by some friends who went to Napa, and I could not have enjoyed it more. The food was outstanding! Some things are a bit confusing to make out on the menu but the waitress explained everything in detail. Their signature cod dish was like no other, that broth had layer upon layer of flavor. The thing my wife and I enjoyed the best was although it is a high-end restaurant, the ambiance and staff do not make feel as such. It was very comfortable and relaxing. Not sure when I will be back in Napa Valley, but when I am I will definitely be stopping here.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time at Terra. An elegant restaurant with a top notch menu. An excellent place for a romantic dinner after visiting the wineries.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a romantic,
This restaurant is a romantic, small, quaint place. The only criticism I would have is that it is only a fixed menu which was not explained to me before arrival. It's not so much the price I have a problem with, $75.00 being the least amount to spend per meal. It's the amount of food. For $75.00 you get four courses and it's a lot of food and very rich. It was to much for me to eat and by the time I got my last course I could eat it. The dishes were creative and overall excellent. Also note there is a $20.00 corkage fee even though we ordered and additional bottle off the wine list.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
You have to go here!
I made reservations here for a romantic night out and Terra DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The Prix Fix menu was perfect and E-V-E-R-Y item on the menu looked gorgeous and tasted even better. I will definitely go back and highly recommend this to anyone interested in great food.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terra is the perfect special occasion choice. The elegant room, impeccable service and outstanding food bring together a memorable experience not to be missed. So relax, soak in the warm surroundings and let chef and staff make your dinner one to remember!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Terra several times before, and we have always been impressed. This time was over the top, From the crudo to the incredible Chawan Mushi, every dish was beautifully balanced and so good that we savored every bite. Add to that the fact that each of the dishes looked as good as it tasted and you have the makings of a perfect special dinner.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
While I wouldn't say this was the most consistently delicious meal we had ever eaten, it was definitely among the most interesting, well worth paying the price if you appreciate high-concept cooking. Perhaps we needed to be more appreciative of the subtleties of Japanese cuisine to get the full wow-factor here (e.g. the savory custard and the sake-marinated cod). We got 9 dishes between us: among our favorites were the portabello soup, the lobster tortelloni, and the buttermilk fried quail. We appreciated the size of the servings--not the postage-stamp sizes often offered on tasting menus. Service is solicitous to a fault. Just be sure to locate Terra in the daytime, since it's difficult to find at night (they could use a sign outside).
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have eaten at Terra 3 or 4 times in the past when we have visited St. Helena. We love the Asian influence and the small plate menu. The ambiance is beautiful and we love it because you can actually have a dinner conversation! It is not noisy! The wait staff is friendly, informed and attentive. We will definitely eat there again! Thunbs up!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect.
Everything was perfect.
May be an idea about more Wine by glass.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Complex and Innovative food
This restaurant has been around for many years in the Napa Valley. Currently, the chef has turned to complex and experimental dishes in slightly larger that Tapas plates. I had a seafood custard that was like seafood tapioca (not sweet) pudding served in a pear like ceramic. The Skate was really poorly done and very fishy tasting. My wife's lobster concoction was super as was my duck pasta. All in all a very expensive and unique dining experience.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM