This is one of the best restaurants
This is one of the best restaurants in the Santa Fe area, but due to it being outside of the city it tends to be very quiet. The food is excellent as are the drinks.
1/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new special occassion go-to!
My 2013 Restaurant Week Winner!!! Hands-down, no competition came close - not Geronimo, Coyote Cafe, or any of those former old standbys. Terra was a perfect experience. I don't know what else to say but my 2/26 meal was the very best I've ever had outside of NYC or the Napa Valley area. From the warm, personal greeting, to the smooth waitstaff, and throughout this gorgeous space with a breathtaking view comes a true chef. Panzanella salad w/a perfectly cooked egg, most divine scallops (which have me now believing I should have been eating more scallops in the right place all along), to an Arctic char with a PERFECTLY cooked skin, etc etc. Perfection from the minute I set my foot in the double doors. Locals, make THIS your new special go to
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible!! Do NOT miss!
This is not a typical, stuffy, haute cuisine restaurant. From the moment we entered the dining room, we were overcome with a feeling of relaxation. The hostess, wait staff, and Chef Cooper, made our dining experience so comfortable, and memorable. Unpretentious cooking, using fresh, local, ingredients make Terra unique, and incredible. We left our menus, and let the chef create our meal.. Most memorable was the "potato course" of our tasting menu; lightly browned potato chips, rolled into a canoli shape, and filled with potato ice cream. Chef Cooper is a creative genius! Not to be missed if you visit Santa Fe, or even if you are remotely nearby.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not Four Seasons usual standards
Menu and food excellent however table service very slow and this was on a quiet night
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner was wonderful,
Our dinner was wonderful, from the delicious food, elegant surroundings and impeccable service.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent friendly service,
Excellent friendly service, good fresh lunch ...Worth the drive!
4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent lamb shank w/ pea risotto and gemolata...perfectly cooked, nicely balanced flavor and a pleasing presentation make this entree a current favorite of ours!
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth more than one visit !! Beautiful location, scenic drive out from Santa Fe (about 20 mins). Exec Chef Andrew Cooper is a ball of fire with great ideas...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Terra begins with the beautiful drive to the hotel, and then continues with an exquisite setting. You can eat inside or out; both are airy and contemporary with stunning views of the sunset. (There are also shades inside and out so you're not blinded by the sun). The service was superb; we even had a visit from the sous chef. They have an extensive wine list and very good food. I loved my braised short ribs over smoked potato puree; my dining partner liked her duck breast, but would probably select something else next time. There will be a next time; the entire experience was relaxing and enjoyable. It seems harder and harder these days to find a restaurant with very good food AND great service. I highly recommend.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, View and Service
Terra has continued to improve over the past few months. The crab cake was flavorful and nicely presented and the tuna was perfectly seared and high quality. We loved the branzino with the vegetable ragout request...much preferred to the potato standard presentation. Service was kind and attentive. The dining room was quiet on a Thursday night. We do wish they would work on their music as it seems the same Adele/Stevie/Kings mix is on every time we are there...a more sophisticated and diverse choice of music is long over due, hearing the same music several nights in a row is annoying. Overall, good job!
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip out of Santa
Worth the trip out of Santa Fe eve if you are not staying at the Four Seasons. the view is the best in town. The food is tremendous. Lots of local favors and herbs.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exquisite food, service and scenery
Terra at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado is set in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains outside of Santa Fe. The outdoor patio offers fabulous views especially at sunset. The food is absolutely delicious. The service couldn't be better. Everyone from the hostess,to the bartender and the waiter made us feel like VIPs.They took care of every request, including printing boarding passes for our flight the next day ... a service not usually expected in a restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will definitely return on my next visit to Santa Fe.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here to celebrate combined mother's & father's day for lunch. We had the restaurant almost entirely by ourselves since it's in the middle of the week. The service and the food were both excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
It had been quite some time
It had been quite some time since we were at Terra, mainly because we had previously taken friends there for a special occasion a day or two after ownership changed from Auberge to Four Seasons, and the experience was somewhat unnerving---we had hyped the restaurant so much and then were quite disappointed when the meal was below expectations. However, the current management has redeemed our trust and we will certainly make Terra a regular visit again. Menu was great, presentation was to be expected from a top-notch restaurant, and service very good. Executive chef made an appearance at our table, and we had a chat abut where Terra is going---he has great plans including chef's table dining and some cooking classes which sound interesting.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fab Food and Sunset View!
I can't rave enough about the food. It was totally delicious and the chef made modifications on my salmon entree according due to dietary restrictions. My sister had the duck which she finished the very next day for breakfast, and my husband had the sirloin special, which he says was one of the best steaks he's had. We even had a visit from the chef after dinner. It was wonderful.
The service was great, wine was wonderful and the view of the mountains and sunset was spectacular. One of the best locations in Santa Fe for a quiet, romantic or special occasion dinner.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been dining here for five years
When Auberge owned this resort, the food and service were always outstanding, last year when the Four Seasons purchased the property there were a few rough spots in food presentation and preparation. This last menu had an outstanding selection of choices, incredible presentation and impeccable service. We all had different dishes and everything was outstanding.
Thanks for a great evening with another incredible view!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great presentation.
Excellent food, great presentation. Was a little pricey. $18 for a tomato salad, albeit, a delicious tomato salad.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch w a view
Great place for lunch, quiet nice patio and friendly service. The club and portobello sandwiches were very good as was the crab chile relleno, a nice regional addition to the menu. Friendly staff ... great for a business meeting or mellow get-a-way...enjoy!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The coddled salmon is excellent this summer at Terra as is the tomato composition salad. Our guest enjoyed the Caesar salad but noted it was just a bit over dressed. The real surprise was the panna cotta...one of the better desserts we have had this year at Terra, excellent texture and balanced flavors. The room remains uninspired design wise and gets loud when full, it was much better with table cloths but alas... Service is friendly and genuine. Oh, chef brought out a tomato sorbet palette cleanser...excellent, thanks!~
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was our anniversary and the
Was our anniversary and the servie and food was just as we had hoped to celebrate the occasion.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, service and food outstanding, and a beautiful sunset on top of it all!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunsets and great salmon
We enjoyed the romain salad and the summer salmon preparation...cooked beautifully and well balanced. The desserts have improved as well. Service with a smile and great views.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a group of eight for my wife's birthday celebration. The wait staff was excellent, and unobtrusive. The food was outstanding. A first for me was having a bison steak. I will order it again!
The views are magnificent. Watching the sun go down over the high desert and the not so distant mountain ranges is a memorable experience.
This dinner was not inexpensive. But it was well worth what we spent.
Try it! You will return often. Terra is one of Santa Fe's very best!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, and the
The food was great, and the service attentive. We greatly enjoyed the additional appetizer from the chef. The only complaint I had was the background music. Given that they recognized they were serving to a pre-opera crowd, was hard core country-western music the appropriate background?
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Cuisine, Service, Locatio
A very professional restaurant with top Chef talent, fresh local food and dining ambiance. not a single awkward monet - every dish was perfect and special.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal, great location, lovely views...I love Terra.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on the Patio
Great place for a scenic lunch, tasty crab chili relleno and BLT. Friendly service.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, little quibbles...
Once again, Terra provided an enjoyable evening for our table of four. Food quality was very good but just a couple service/atmospher comments. We ordered our wine when the food order was placed but it didn't appear until the first course was served, almost 15 minutes later. We were looking forward to enjoying it while we waited for the food to come. Our waiter apologized however that did not remedy the problem. There were maybe 10 tables occupied so it was not particularly busy. Also, the music was the same as we have heard for months as well...perhaps some fresh music would be positive change? Otherwise, service with a smile and an enjoyable evening in general.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Birthday Dinner Ever
We have just had a simply wonderful evening in Chef Andrew Cooper's kitchen! It was a truly memorable menu, fantastic wine pairings throughout, generous conversation and much personal caring attention.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We expected this restaurant
We expected this restaurant to be over the top excellent. It was not. There are many places in Santa Fe that deliver a higher quality dining experience at a lower price. Everything at Terra was very good and we enjoyed our dinner but we can not say it met our expectations for a Four Seasons location and for the reputation that it has. Would we return? Probably not, particularly since we would have to drive past Geronimo, Restaurant Martin, El Piatto, Luminaria and others to get there.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM