Very tiny restaurant but cozy,
Very tiny restaurant but cozy, romantic, and wonderful service. Great place for intimate dinner or special occasion.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Alfredo is wonderful!
Chef Alfredo is wonderful! If you enjoy carpaccio, this is the best I have tried anywhere. His fish is fresh and my husband looks forward to Chef's preparation of trout or daily fish special, the home made ravioli is always great. A very friendly and cozy atmosphere in the autumn/winter months. Fire place indoors and an outdoor fire place on the patio as well, where you can roast marsh mellows. In the summer months sit outdoors on the patio, sip a wonderful glass of wine and enjoy the views of the the harbor.
Stacy is the manager and is always warm and welcoming. You will find Dana, behind the bar waiting with a big smile and ready to accommodate your cocktail or wine desire. Suggestion...book ahead for reservations!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
OUr favroite place , a new
OUr favroite place , a new buffalo gem, wont be disapointed!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service. The
Great food and service. The view of the harbour at sunset was beautiful. Wait staff was awesome. We had a romantic birthday celebration even with other diners in the restaurant. When traveling to Michigan, we will dine there again.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice outdoor terrace. It is so rare to have such a pleasant setting for outside dining. A special accolade for the seafood cioppino. Also kudos for being vegetarian and vegan friendly. The well chosen, reasonably priced wine list is a plus. If you are in New Buffalo, don't hesitate!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday Treat at the Grand Terrace
My boyfriend and I met for dinner on a Thursday night at the Grand Terrace. We had never been here before and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and especially the service. We often get two entrees and share when we mentioned we were going to do this, our waitress offered an option than NO ONE EVER HAS BEFORE. She said that they could split the meals in the kitchen. How great and unexpected !! We loved it ! The view was also great from the terrace and another surprising element was it was slightly breezy outside and our waitress said she could get me a blanket, didn't take her up on it but still a nice thing to be offered. Overall our experience was wonderful and we will be back...
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were staying at the Harbor Grand, and decided to go to the Terrace Room for dinner to celebrate our second anniversary. Before going, we were actually warned against it by a local who said the portions were small and it was over-priced. He could not have been further from the truth!!! Neither one of us were able to finish our meals due to the large portions, and the food was amazing! When the staff found out that it was our anniversary, they even gave us a free dessert!
With the setting on the harbor, the ambience is very peaceful and romantic. I would HIGHLY recommend the Terrace Room to absolutely anyone!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food;Good view; limited menu
We were there on Memorial Day week-end 2013. While most of the week-end was casual we were looking for something a little more upscale for dinner - and we found it. The food was delicious. The price was not out of line, but menu appropriate. It was very small so reservations are a must. The only criticism I have is that the name of the restaurant does not indicate Italian and being from out of town we didn't know any better. Seafood dishes we did expect located on the marina as it was. But my husband was disaqppointed there was no steak on the menu and the menu itself is very limited. The ONLY thing on the menu he would eat was spaghetti and meatballs - which he said was great. Overall B+ due to having a picky eater with us.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find in New Buffalo
First time visit to Terrace Room. No one had ever heard of the restaurant before, but it is somewhere I will return to. Menu is well prepared and focuses on fewer dishes with higher quality. The Ravioli was great and starters were enough for two. Wine menu was a little small, but I did find a nice Chianti by the glass. All the staff was attentive to your needs and very helpful with the menu. Seating is limited so if you go on Friday or Saturday be sure you have a reservation and ask for an outside table if the weather agrees.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
New buffalo has very limited good restaurants and the new menu at the Terrace Room has elevated the experience. We were able to sit outside on a beautiful evening and enjoy delicious high quality food in a relaxed and beautiful setting. A top choice.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience
We had reservations for 4 on a Saturday at 9:00. We requested a table outside, and we were very happy because the view is beautiful and we were able to watch the sunset over the harbor (late sunsets in MI during the summer). They also have a beautiful firepit that adds ambience. We all loved our appetizer (bruschetta) and the entrees (papardelle, linguine caprese, risotto, ravioli) were delicious and appropriately-proportioned. The wine and martinis were also excellent. The scene is quiet and romantic, but it was dead by 10:30 as the restaurant closes at 11:00. We would have preferred a livlier scene and the opportunity to remain outdoors to continue drinking, but overall we were very pleased with the experience. I would definitely return.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful little gem!
My wife and I dined here for our anniversary and were very impressed. The town of New buffalo is an escape and this gem is a wonderful place to experience good Italian food that looks like it belongs in Manhattan.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
As it turns out, I actually
As it turns out, I actually am coming to think that overall, this is a better choice than the more popular Bentwood.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner there was one of the
Dinner there was one of the highlights of our weekend in New Buffalo. Outstanding ciappino. The view from our outdoor table was very nice. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. My only minor negative was the bar. Drink pours were skimpy.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special night in Harbor Country
Loved the food..loved the setting..The waitress must have been new because she completely ignored us after she served the food.
We wanted more wine and had to call the manager over twice because the waitress was long gone. Ask for ARi..as a waitor..He is great..Have had him before..
Overall it is a wonderful place....Good Italian...Great Views..
We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and they brought over a nice dessert...Sweets for the sweets.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect for
Everything was perfect for Mom's 88th birthday celebration! The food was so beautifully prepared and presentation was lovely!
We had scallops, shared the panko crusted shrimp, green bean and calamari, and our main course was the rainbow trout! Every mouthful was a delight! My sister met us for dinner - driving in from Chicago...she was so surprised at the wonderful choices for dinner and the wine selection. Thank you so much for making our trip so special!
We loved eating inside while watching the families and couples dining outside by the water and the boats. I think we were the only ones who chose to dine inside but we truly appreciated the quiet, attention to detail and the air conditioning.
Sincerely, Mary Ellen Ziegler
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and bad
The good - the food was outstanding and the service terrific. The bad? Loud, and I mean so loud you had to lean over to hear your partner speak - perhaps we were just unfortunate to be there during the perfect storm where 4 of the 10 tables had extremely loud talkers...
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time at the Terrace
This place has such a wonderful feel to it. It has outdoor dining available and the options to make s'mores at their fire pit. The most amazing Caprese Salad ever!!!!! The rest of the menu leaves a bit to be desired.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening/great food
Outside at the Terrace Room provided an incredible setting for a very tasty dinner -- delicious and not too heavy for a summer's evening. The service provided by the wait staff was also excellent.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner at the Terrace Room was lovely, in large part due to the friendly wait staff. Our food was delicious. We would definitely return the next time we visit the area.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely outdoor setting
Admittedly, I was skeptical about it being a hotel restaurant, but the quality of the menu and the ambience won out.
We would definitely return if we vacation in New Buffalo again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a beautiful evening
Relaxing and casual, but great for enjoying a nice dinner outside. Food is excellent and we love the bruschetta and pastas. Wine includes a good mix and they also serve the local SW Michigan wines.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we could t see the lake as I'd thought the marina and the willow trees made for a lovy secluded outdoor retreat. Our meals of salmon and trout were delicious with perfectly prepared sides. The friendly attentive severs added the final touch to a great birthday dinner. Don't miss the tiramisu--traditionally prepared, so delicious.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious anniversary dinner!
We found the Terrace Room to be a great find in New Buffalo. We recommend the frita mixo and the Terrace salad with scallops. Both dishes were amazing! Our server surprised us with a dessert for our anniversary and it was delicious!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute choice turn best choice
A group of my girlfriends took a last minute weekend mini trip to new buffalo. Decided to fine at your restutant. Food was excellent, service was great! The fire pit was a nice touch. Would definitely dine here again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best waterfront dining in New Buff
The food is fabulous, the drinks are innovative, and the view is spectacular. Best fine dining in New Buffalo.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Italian option for new buffalo!!
Food was good......had the bolognese, very good!! Our server was patient while we waited on my late husband and she was great to the kids. Yes, go have dinner at the terrace room!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a very nice evening with great food and a quiet ambience. The staff were excellent and provided excellent service. We definitely will be coming back in the near future.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Favorite Spot
A favorite spot just minutes away to go for a wonderful meal. Great food, great service, and just a great place for an evening out.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place for ambiance, romantic, and friendly service. our food consisting of trout ( excellent) and a great pasta meal, and a good nights sleep.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is quiet and well appointed. There is a water view, mostly boats though as there are buildings obstructing the lake.
The spaghetti and meatballs we great. The sauce is not overpowering and has a good flavor. The meatballs have an excellent flavor. The salads are undoubtedly the best I've ever had. I would go there just for the salad and I am not one just to eat salad. Service is very good and wait staff is attentive. The food runner was even more friendly. They have a good wine list as well as specialty drinks such as a variety of martinis.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First meal as a married couple
My husband and I enjoyed the meal at The Terrace Room, from appetizer to dessert, the service, and ambience was spectacular. Our first meal as a married couple was very memorable.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Buffalo Gem
Went here for our Anniversary dinner. The food was excellent and prepared perfectly. Italian gem in New Buffalo.
Everything tasted fresh and was thoughtfully prepared, artfully presented. Truly delightful in every respect.
Food was exquisite, service outstanding and atmosphere was delightful.
I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly.
YOU MUST TRY IT! I will be back in the future. This place is high on my priority list for return dining experiences. Kudos to all involved.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth the drive!
We drove in from Goshen, IN and ate at the Terrace Room based on the location and the reviews. It was well worth the drive. Food was excellent, service was fantastic, place was beautiful. We are coming back for a weekend next summer, can not wait.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place
A great place for great food and service. Entire staff is friendly and helpful. I had the Pappardelle alla Boscaila. Housemade pappardelle with braised short ribs, portabella mushrooms, and porcine cream sauce. Unbelievably good. My wife had the Butternut Squash Risotto which was also very good.
The food is always good and the service is always great.
Their tiramisu is outstanding.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best food in Harbor
Still the best food in Harbor Country and great service too.g
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm, romantic ambiance, and
Warm, romantic ambiance, and outstanding pasta dishes! The bolognese and marinara sauces were incredibly flavorful. Even the broccoli was cooked and seasoned perfectly...didn't expect that! Will definitely return.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
was great atmosphere for a small group setting for business meeting. Our needs were well taken care of by helpful staff
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM