Stellar food and service
My wife and I had our wedding reception at Terra. The food and service is always impeccable. We recently returned to celebrated our second wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great wine, great company (of course :)) and delicious food. I have never had anything off the menu that wasn't exceptional. A definite recommendation and must enjoy in Toronto.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is hard to find a nice restaurant that can satisfy the foodies North of Highway 401. Terra manages to bring a balance between nice service and fine food. Service is attentive and not intrusive. Great for a business lunch, a romantic dinner or just a quick bit of tapas. Different presentation of the same dish week over week does indicate a rotating kitchen team! Service however, could be a bit slow at times. If you are in a hurry, better let your server know. All in all, consistent, pleasant dining experience.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, great food
This is the 4th time we chose Terra for a special dinner occasion and we have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food is wonderful. Would highly recommend Terra.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Great times, grepeople
Terra is top notch. I have never had a sub par meal there.
The food is outstanding, the service is 2nd to none.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, a wonderful evening!
Great food, fabulous service! Thank you to Andrew and Jason.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
it was my first time there. Great spot for a quiet evening or booking a company event. Service was excellent and food presentation great.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite relaxed dining
Our experience at Terra Restaurant was relaxed yet exquisite. We felt comfortable to soak in the atmosphere, enjoy excellent service and good food with no pressure. It was what an evening out should be. A definite pick for fine dining. We highly recommend it for a special occasion as prices set the tone for that. It was a memorable time for sure. We will return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem of a restaurant
This was our first time at Terra and the food was excellent! reasonably priced, promptly served. Our waiter was very courteous and attentive. The full staff greeted us upon entry and exiting which made us feel very welcomed. We will be returning to Terra's as this is a new gem of a location and offers everything we would want.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family had the Sundaylicious dinner, and all of us enjoyed it a lot! Other than the fact that our reserved table wasn't ready for us when we were taken to it, and that we had to wait a bit for the server to come around to take our order, the service that we received was excellent. All of us enjoyed our food a lot. I would say that the half chicken that I had could have been more moist (the breast was quite dry). I had creme brulee as dessert and it was delicious!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining without going downtown
I was pretty impressed overall with Terra. In fact, I could not imagine such a place exists so far up North.
Service was fantastic with attentive but "not in your face" service.
Before I review the food, I have to say I was disappointed that they had run out of: foie gras, whole lobster special and the ostrich. There is no shortage of any of these, and on a Thursday how could these sell out at 7pm? Luckily for them, I loved the experience so much that I'll be definitely going back to give these a try.
That said, the food we had was excellent. Ingredients were fresh and flavorful and not over seasoned. Their raw oyster selection was small (they had three varieties of west coast and another three from the east.) All were great!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fabulous and service
Food was fabulous and service excellent! Will be back on August 30th for our anniversary dinner and farewell to our daughter leaving for University. Pls confirm table for 4 at 7:30 pm. Pls reserve nice size table for comfort. Thank you.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the drive
We just celebrated our anniversary at Terra. Food was excellent and portions were great. We had the Sundaylicious offering and a bottle of wine as well as coffee. What a pleasant surprise so close to our Thornhill home!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time at Terra, enjoying our 8-year anniversary! We ordered a bit too much food and they forgot to give us our doggie bag.... but other than that, it was a great experience! :)
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service can be better
Food: Appetizers (Ahi tuna and white onion soup). - Good earthy taste to the soup and nice sear on the ahi tuna. Entree (Steak and risotto) - Cooked to perfection on the steak with good seasoning. Risotto was cooked well and fairly seasoned. Dessert (Torte and Creme Brulee) - I personally love dessert but I find both of these dessert too sweet for my liking. Side note: Had oysters as a starter as well and it was clean and taste fresh.
Service: We had different servers throughout the night. Main server was distractly easily. When explaining the menu he kept looking around as people pass by and lost his focus on us as well as thoughts when speaking to us. Other servers cust under their breathe (not sure why) when serving.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fantastic attentive service... What else could you want?
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fantastic service
Great food and fantastic service (thanks Andrew) as usual!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The live music was a fantastic
The live music was a fantastic addition to the great food and great service!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A romantic night out.
The ambiance was wonderful. The staff courteous. The food delightful. And my date was radiant. I couldn't ask for a better place to take that someone special to for an excellent dining experience. I know we'll be back again.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good and the wait staff would encourage drinks and appetizers, but were not overly pushy. The entrees were a tad late, but we were there for a Friday night, so it was fine. The portions varied greatly. My portion of the seafood spaghettini was adequate as well as my friend's lobster tails. However, our other friends ordered the scallop special which was 4 large scallops, a couple of pieces of bacon and some tiny matchstick fries. They were definitely still hungry. Overall though, the food was excellent and staff were great.
We were there for a birthday but did not inform the wait staff. They clued in and gave us free cookies and biscottis that had a candle and happy birthday written. Would definitely go again.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Ok service
We ordered foie gois and crab cakes. The best crab cakes we've ever eaten and size is quite generous. The foie gois was good, didn't really like the pancake that went with it. For main, I ordered the rack of lamb. Cooked perfectly and blended well with the mash potatoes. I didn't like the green vegetables with it, it was over cooked and bitter. Husband had spaghettini seafood which we thought was cook and had generous size of varied seafood. Service was so so. The waiter didn't tell us their daily specials. We overheard another waiter giving a list of their daily specials to another table. Our waiter came to the table maybe three times only, one to take order, two, to check if everything was ok and the last time was when we needed our bill.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, but avoid Sundays
Great restaurant. Quality has remained consistent and service is great, but avoid Sundays as the Sundaylicious does draw a bigger crowd than usual, and service drops (takes much longer to get your bill).
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Occasions
This was my second time at Terra's and the food was fantastic. We went for Sunday-licious and it was definitely a great value for a 3 course meal. We were all stuffed by the end of it! The food was excellent as usual. Two points about the Sunday-licious menu, which is both good and bad. There are premium items on the menu that you wouldn't expect, however, there is a small additional cost to it. Overall though, you are still getting the meal at a great value (practically half price for a 3 course meal, give or take). We went there for my birthday and it was really nice when the staff came up and wished me a happy birthday. The service was just at friendly and welcoming as it was the first time we dined here.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining north of Toronto
We had an excellent dining experience at Terra. Fromt the time we arrived to the time we left, the staff catered to our every need. The ambiance is perfect for every occasion.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely worth the visit
We took the family there to try their sundaylicious menu - $39 for a 3 course meal is absolutely worth the money. In terms of food and restaurant setting, I would rate this restaurant as equivalent to a Michelin 1 star. Sufficient choices are given on this special price menu. However, the staff are much friendlier and sincere than other 1 star restaurants that I tried. Couple of minor things I could comment on service (collecting everyone's plate while I was still working on mine and forgot to bring the mustard that one of us requested) but otherwise service is very good. Highly recommended.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of the food is outstanding. The service is wonderful. There are lovely touches like the sorbet after the appetizer and the cheese after the entree. Sundaylicious is a great value. If you want to feel spoiled with an incredible meal at an amazing restaurant, Terra is the place to go.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was very worth it!!
My mom celebrated her 78th birthday las Friday at Terra's and had a wonderful time. She felt like a queen. The staff was superb!!! Thank you all!!
p.s. the food was DELICIOUS!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always top notch menu and service
My husband and I visited Terra's to celebrate our wedding anniversary last weekend and as always, the service was top notch from the moment we entered. They had a rose waiting for me at our table and the staff was so attentive and on point, they all made our night. COMPLIMENTS to the CHEF indeed as the food was absolutely out of this world...as always :)
We'll definately be visiting again!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We asked for and received the table we wanted. The food is always excellent. Service started out great but was less attentive toward the end of our meal. I would recommend the Terra as a great place for dinner.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
delectable food, great service
This was my first time at this restaurant that my husband have been raving about for a while...finally I said ok lets go it's not far from home as I live in Vaughan, Ontario. The restaurant decor is very nice, the food was delectable, the service tops it all. The staff was extremely attentive but not to the point where it's uncomfortable. (we paid almost $300 for dinner. we had appetizer, main course and wine) its worth it. the foie gras was tasty but not worth $28. I will definitely go back to Terra again.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. The service was great, except for at the end. The waiter stopped coming by as frequently and although I indicated that I needed a bit of time to decide if I would order a dessert, he removed the dessert menu and never came by again to ask if I wanted to order something. Service was quick again, once we asked for the bill.
I ordered the Lobster tails, which was a mistake. Did not enjoy them at all ... liked the vegetables on the plate more. Boyfriend had the veal, which was great.
Glad we tried it, not sure I would go again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful choice!
My parents and I celebrated my belated birthday dinner at this lovely restaurant. Dimly lit, but bright lights in the centre of the table made it easy to read the menu and view what you were eating. We ordered a few appetizers and shared them all; calamari, Caesar salad, spinach salad, boar sausage - all prepared just right and very tasty. My parents and I had the seafood spaghettini which was delicious and they impressed me with the seafood, half a lobster tail, huge prawn, scallop, crab, all on top of a perfectly cooked al dente pasta, nicely tossed in what I guessed to be olive oil, garlic and chives. Superb. I brought half home in a doggy bag. I'm definitely returning to Terra in the near future to sample other items on the menu.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fantastic Restaurant for special occasions or a great dinner.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cozy, Fine, and Fun
Terra upped the fun-scale since our last visit a year ago. The live band was an added touch and it wasn't over-poweringly loud and we could still hear our conversation without having to raise our voices. The energy level in the restaurant was high without being boisterous. The service was excellent and the mood in the whole restaurant was great. Overall had a wonderful evening and a fabulous meal.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
recently enjoyed dinner for
recently enjoyed dinner for 4 with close family friends..food and service were excellent. seafood linguine was a standout as were the gnocchi. cant think of a restaurant in the Thornhill Area that offers the same quality as Terra.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant. The best food & service. Very accommodating. Pricey but worth it!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
FANTASTIC FOOD and live music
This evening offered a 2 mand classy live band. What a surprice...!!! We loved the music and off course the food. Try the osterich. Great service with several wine tasting before choosing the wine and they supplied an extra bottle of sparkiling brand name water without even bringing it up. Class!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is such a gem. Impeccable service, terrific atmosphere and attention to every detail. The Sunday evening $39 prix fixe (some items have a surcharge) is best fine dining deal in York region, hands down. HIGHLY recommended.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terra was great
This restaurant had everything you could ask for. Good food, attentive service all in a well designed dining room. I would definitely return and recommend it.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
what can I say... Lovely ambience. very exciting to be there. Just always has that air of being so special. Waiters courteous and helpful. Very friendly bar tenders, and chummy "eat at the Bar" atmosphere, although we did not eat at the Bar. The choices on the Menu at Terra are always different and exotic. In a funny sort of way I would describe the food as sophisticated and opulent. The fish pasta dish for instance would greatly surprise you if you have not eaten there before. Just fun and delicious. In terms of a neighborhood restraint... WOW are we ever lucky! But in general terms it really is a wonderful experience, fun, and good food. Good luck to you all who get there.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing experience! They took extra steps to make our anniversary night special. It was completely romantic! The food was incredible. Wait staff paid attention to detail and made us feel like we were the only table in the restaurant. This is a must try for anyone looking to treat someone to a special dinner. Our new favorite place we will definitely return!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time going to Terra. Their food was excellent, and always keep up with their food quality. The service was excellent, and the waitress knew the menu inside out. I very like the ambience in the restaurant, and I would like to go back again and again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good food and tentative
very good food and tentative service. prices are high- so not somewhere I would go to regularly but great for special occasions.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quality & Warm Welcoming....Great C
Always had a great meal at Terra's and always received a warm greeting and goodbye. Can't beat that combination! And most places don't offer either.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thos restaurant has amazing food and the service is impeccable, would definitely go there again and recommend it to a friend. Overall great restaurant!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 42 Birthday
Had an awesome time. Felt as if I was out of Canada. New York city NY and Chicago style of dinning experience.
Spectacular looking place. Romantic. Celeb atmosphere. My kind of style. Posted a review on your Facebook page including a pic with my spouse. Would have been nice if I could have a picture with Terra name in the background but the hosts told me that you don't have it although your web site shows differently. Will definitely come back. Have recommended it already to friends & family.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy at Christmas
We dined at lunch time in early December and the place was packed - parking was full and therefore Valet was required. The food is quite good and the service is friendly but a number of mistakes were made on our orders (there were 4 in our party). That said, the restaurant was extremely busy and the mistakes were quickly corrected.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five Stars in Vaughan
Terra is a hidden treasure. Although it's been around since the 90s a lot of people do not know about this upscale restaurant tucked away in Thornhill.
Love the variety & their Sundaylicious menu.
It's one of my favourites!!!!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food But Pricey
It was a special occasion for my birthday and my first time there as recommended by my girlfriend. Did not expect much upon arrival as the décor was very traditional, a bit outdated to me. Food was excellent to my surprise, but find it overpriced in comparison to other fine dining establishments. I would love to dine here as much as I would like, but unfortunately, it would be considered only for the next very special occasion.
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding and service
Food was outstanding and service impeccable!!! Highly recommend!
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terra is most likely the best restaurant in the north 905. The food and service are consistent and outstanding and it is a relaxing comfortable place to relax and enjoy.
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM