TERRA, An American Bistro
Great addition to the neighborhoodWe Had a really good night at terra, food was delicious and service was perfect.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experience!!!!Would recommend anyone in the area to check it out. Great wines and cocktails to chose from and the food was very good. We brought our 4 year old and the kids menu is more than the basics.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodMy wife and I went for our anniversary and we ordered and shared quite a few appetizers recommended by our server as our meal. Every single item was delicious. We were both really pleased with our decision to try Terra for our special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSat at the bar and had dinner.Sat at the bar and had dinner. The two bartenders were great. Had tuna for an appetizer, and beef tenderloin for the entree. All was nicely done and reasonable price.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, great drinkFantastic food, great drink list, nice ambiance. Looking forward to coming here again! The bacon wrapped dates were delicious, as was the fois gras and finally the doughnut dessert. So many choices. The drink list was hard to make a decision from, because it all sounded so good. I tried the Terra Dactyl and was not disappointed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Incredible Meal - 5/7/13This was my third visit.to Terra. This time I invited a guest who is a serous foodie. . a man who has dined in the nation's best restaurants. He, and I were very pleased with the evening's dining experience. an excellent meal at a reasonable price. Our waitress (I believe the restaurant manager who lives in Glenview), was knowledgeable, efficient and gracious -- a real pro.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTerra was outstanding. WeTerra was outstanding. We had small plates, entrees and desserts and they were all outstanding. Same goes for the service. Valet parking was efficient, we were seated right away at our reservation time and our waiter (Brandon) made great suggestions and was attentive and upbeat. Our experience could not have been better.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!We always have a good time at Terra! Food is fresh and menu is innovative. Our server, Pam was fantastic!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us went to celebrateFour of us went to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our waiter was wonderful as well as funny. He was attentive but not overly so. Everyone enjoyed their food and I like the fact that small plates are on the menu. A lovely experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third time atThis was our third time at Terra, and it was again excellent. Thai calamari salad, dates wrapped in bacon, risotto were all very good. I like BYO and they have a reasonable corkage policy. They also have a good wine list. It's a little on the noisy side -- not terrible, but not quiet. Service is excellent and the parking convenient.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here, really enjoyed!First time here, really enjoyed! Great ambiance and fabulous food. Loved the apps selection and desserts in particular.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming restaurant; eclecticCharming restaurant; eclectic menu. The only problem we had was finding something for the vegetarian diner. The waitress, however, bent over backwards to make sure that our vegetarian had something good to eat.
The wine list was modest, but the choices were well thought out and excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our third time atThis is our third time at Terra. We're never disappointed.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, althoughFood was very good, although a bit pricey. Service was excellent; and ambiance and noise level was very good. Will return to sample other menu items.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, twist on American!Loved the Tuna, scallops, mussels, goat cheese, Martinis and dessert- donuts! Pam was a great server!! Cudos to the chef and ambiance.
Nice modern music playing but low so you could talk.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWell, that was a pleasantWell, that was a pleasant treat. This location takes a little work to understand (it is a sideways to Green Bay Road, not facing it) but well worth the odd parking lot. The thing that impressed us was the way in which a variety of tastes and styles were handled. Grilled calamari with Thai overtones was brilliant: fresh, clean flavors and perfectly cooked. The seared Tuna main course was as if the kitchen had a laser measurement device as each side was seared the exact same amount. Great piece of fish, perfectly cooked, with an interesting crispy grilled polenta cake. A nice set of contrasts. We also tried the other side of the flavor palette, gnocchi with a delicate meat sauce. It was also spot-on. Comfortable setting, quiet, friendly.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy group really enjoyed theMy group really enjoyed the apps -- bacon wrapped dates, mussels and calamari. My steak was delicious, wine selection was good and service was attentive. Definitely on my list of restaurants to return to.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very impressive firstWe had a very impressive first impression of TERRA. ..the imaginative and impressive menu choices will bring us back to this neighborhood treasure. We loved the restaurant.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTERRA has become my favoriteTERRA has become my favorite place in the area. I have dined there several times, and the Chef has gained my trust. WE dined on a sunday, Though it is much quieter on the sunday compared to Friday/Saturday night.The service didn't suffer.
We again ordered the Bacon rapped dates. If you haven't had them you must try them. Great mix of sweet(Dates and Grape/honey Jam) and salty
(Bacon). My wife and I split a Gnocci dish served with a tomato/ground beef sauce ,she had a Hamburger (Juicy half pound burger with Bacon and 4 year chedder) and i had the Rack of lamb Special. DELICIOUS. We'll be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Evanston's bestTerra is one of Evanston's best restaurants. The food is mainstream American, prepared with great attention to detail. People in our party had steak, whitefish (both pronounced as excellent) and jambalaya. One of us, with a taste for spicy food, greatly enjoyed the jambalaya; the other found it too spicy. The mussels and calamari were superb. Service was attentive and knowledgable (except for one busser who must have been in training and relaced our utensils three times between appetizers and entrees). We expect to return many times.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was really great,Our food was really great, especially the sea bass; and the portions were not too large (a common failing these days).3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAssuredly good - will be backNice bar but they do not stock Tito's vodka (boo hoo) - partly made up with Hendrick's gin for a Martini. Each course was a treat. Foie gras was perfectly made, marrying texture with subtle, complementary sauce. Thai calamari was tender with a nice, but not overwhelming, blend of flavor. Duck breast was over-the-top good - I dreaded getting to the last bite because then there was no more. Totally decadent pecan pie - rich crust blended with the filling and whipped cream. Service was personable and professional. Complimentary valet solves for small parking lot and neighborhood streets. Our cars were already out front when we got to the door.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem!This place has it all going on. Open less than a year, everything about the place works for me. With a party of 4, everyone had an excellent meal including first and second courses and even a dessert for the table. And, the waiter Brandon was great, personable, knowledgeable and ready to answer even non-food related questions. Highly recommended. Cannot wait to return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to Terra was terrific.First visit to Terra was terrific. Our server was very helpful, explaining the menu and recommending dishes to us first-timers. Food was delicious. I'll be back.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, fabulousSecond time here and it was wonderful, again. The service is just outstanding- our table was 9 diners this time and our waiter offered to gather our valet tickets and have our cars brought up for us. Who does this?!! Just fantastic.
The food, again was just terrific. Really, really good.
I really enjoy this small but not too small place, the atmosphere is vibrant but you can still hear your conversations at your table.
Definitely will be back, again!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestMy wife and I have been here before and were quite pleased with the service and menu. We returned with friends and experienced the same outstanding service and food as before. We highly recommend TERRA.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience. Only commentGreat Experience. Only comment is that we were seated neat the kitchen which was a bit distracting, but the food and service more than made up for it! Love this place and will continue to return! Fabulous flatbread appetizers, goat cheese croquettes, whitefish,service.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my North Shore favoriteslOVED lOVED LOVED THE FOOD and the service was extremely good and friendly and I felt
the prices were very reasonable and I will for sure return many times3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTerra FirmaWe dined as a group of 4, and everyone was very happy with their meals. Since it was Ash Wednesday, it was a meatless meal!! Tuna tartare, lobster bisque, Caersar salad as openers, and tilapia (two ways) and salmon for entrees. Everthing was fresh, well-prepared, tasty and in good portions. Service was very good, and prices reasonable for the quality. Drinks and wines were varied in price as well. Definitely a place to return for another dinner!2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had one of those nightsWe had one of those nights where everything goes well. Nicely greeted and quickly seated in a very pleasant room. Attentive, but patient waitstaff as we caught up with old friends in a leisurely fashion.
The menu is one page, but full of interesting offerings that made for an agonizing dining decision. Fortunately, our waiter was very helpful. He not only answered all of our questions, but also encouraged us to make any special requests that we might have. In one case, the Jambalaya was chosen over the Bouillabaisse because of his promise to request that the kitchen staff kick up the heat without simply dousing the dish with Tabasco Sauce.It turned out great. Kudos to the kitchen and our waiter from all of us.
We'll be back.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTerra CognitaNewYear's Eve dinner was a great experience! The service was excellent, the ambience warm yet hip, and the food fabulous. Four of us dined, and appetizers and entrees were all wonderful, which included mussels, tomato and bacon risotto (wow!), calamari, seared tuna, duck, steak frites, and gnocchi bolognese. A meal to remember for sure, and a restaurant to which we'd return for more of the great choices. But expect to pay an extra dollar for ice with liquor! Ouch!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM