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Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/santafe/dining/restaurants/terra/
  • Phone: (505) 946-5800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Cooper
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Fadi Takouz

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary
A word from Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
The Terra menus draw on local techniques and organic seasonal produce, utilizing the finest ingredients to create memorable regional cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food and great ambience. We had a delicious dinner watching a beautiful sunset. Nothing can beat that."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We ordered the five-course tasting - but really there were seven courses...soup appetizer and sweet dessert were served, but not included in the five. Each serving was rich in flavor and presentation. A sensual delight. On course four, Chef Andrew Cooper served it himself. We enjoyed a lively discussion with him whereupon he invited us to tour the kitchen when finished with dinner. A much unexpected treat! An absolute gourmet feast, featuring the best dishes a top-notch chef has to offer."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The wait staff are very professional and attentive. The spring salad and cheese biscuits are excellent. The sour dough is awful and the tomato bread is salty. The salmon, ribs, and side orders are average. The desert selection is terrible. More attention needs to be made to the cleanliness of the ice tea carafe."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a fantastic venue and since the Four Seasons' has taken over the property, the food and service have improved to a just about perfect level. It is a real treat and a most enjoyable experience. The food selection is well balanced - not too foodie but all very tasty and well prepared. The ambiance and the surroundings are fantastic."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Staff was very nice, but the food left us a little disappointed. We started off with the Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad -the greens were fresh but the dressing was unmemorable. Our entree's were the Vegetarian Gnocchi and 'Mushroom Steak' -again the food was fresh but both dishes lacked character and the kind of flavor that brings the food to life. Overall just muttled together -It wasn't bad, wasn't great, just ok. The Gnocchi was cooked well, but the sauce lacked the bouquet of flavors that one would expect and the taste was all a bit muttled together with no defining characteristic. The Mushroom Steak again lacked the right balance to really bring out the flavor in the mushrooms and the potatoes on the side were just potatoes."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We will definitely come back. My husband ordered the chef's journey 5 course tasting menu. I ordered the trout. All excellent. Some of the best prepared fish I have had!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The view and the food are always great. However, the service is always sub par. We don't go here more often singly because of the slow and inattentive service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Decent service with mediocre food in an overpriced resort. That pretty well sums it up..."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Started with a great experience at the bar, where our bartender served our single malt with a sphere ice cube made in a cool contraption. Truffle popcorn bar snack was addictive! We moved to the dining room for dinner, where we were seated outside to enjoy the sunset views. All was going well until a family with two small toddlers was seated next to us, toys were thrown, kids screaming, running around the terrace and into us...staff was unphased , but this ruined the ambience & dinner for us. Food was good. Sea Bass with olive mashed potatoes and Grilled Salmon was also tasty. Sorbet trio was amazing, the blood orange and grape were outstanding. Four Seasons should seat families separately from other diners at dinner!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very good food, exceptional service. The only negative, one evening of two, was a family with a small child who yelled and screamed throughout our meal. It was disruptive and resulted in the meal being less than delightful. Shame on the parents, and shame on the restaurant manager."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wonderful setting, great view, and very excellent food, with the ability of the chef to 'mix & match' upon request. A real cudo for the chef!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "As Santa Fe locals we always depend on the amazing setting, professional, friendly service and outstanding menu at Terra to make us feel like we are on vacation! I highly recommend having drinks on the outdoor patio during sunset to take full advantage of Terra and the Four Seasons dramatic setting."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food here was fantastic, and the view and service were exceptional as well."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our experience was quite nice and the staff was very attentive to our needs. The view is amazing. We enjoyed our selections as they were beautifully presented and particularly enjoyed my kale and beet salad and the flatiron steak. Wish there had been room for dessert as the choices looked decadent and wonderful. Next time we shall save room!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service was truly outstanding, and a pleasant change from some of the upper end Santa Fe restaurants that can't seem to figure out who has the soup and who has the salad. The food was also very good to excellent, but we were a bit disappointed by the limited menu. One would expect greater menu choices at a resort 20 minutes from anything. The Iconoclast wine specially made for Four Seasons is an excellent wine and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent food. Excellent setting and service. A must Go place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great experience. Staff from chef down were extraordianary"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Oh my goodness! What a fantastic restaurant to celebrate my 66th birthday! We were allowed to choose our table and sat near the window and fireplace so we could watch the sunset. And what an gorgeous experience that was. Bernadine made sure the sun was out of our eyes and then adjusted the shade as the sun went down. The evening sunset was phenomenal. She brought bread, filled our water and was ever present without hovering. Our waiter was Michael - obviously a real pro at high end dining. Ruben the chef came over to our table twice to inquire about our food and offer anything else we needed. After we left, my husband said, "This is my new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. We will be back for our anniversary this summer!""
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Very good service from valet, to bar to restaurant. All prices ramped up from Santa Fe, so everything has a bit of a sticker shock to it. This is fine if the food was extraordinary, but it was not. Sometimes when dining for Restaurant week, some places either seemed overwhelmed, or they just don't try as hard as when you are paying the regular menu prices. This experience seemed to reflect the latter,and the wines were very overpriced. We chose to 'upgrade' on the first course and dessert. Not sure it was worth it. The pastry chef seems to have the best training in the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Granted, Restaurant Week may not be the best time to visit a venue, The so-called prix fixe menu had so many supplemental charges, it would have been difficult to have dinner for $40. Apart from that, there were some clear hits (amazing cheese biscuits, excellent crab cakes) and some real disappointments. The tempura avocado served with the crab cakes brought the appetizer down by being leaden and tasteless (why do that to an avocado?) The foie gras with scallops entree was a complete misstep, the foie gras overpowered the scallops, and the duck ravioli, while delicious, seemed to belong in another entree along with the foie gras and port-infused cherries, perhaps. The chocolate souffle was excellent, with chili in the creme anglaise."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My wife and I had an incredible experience at terra! I can't recommend it more! It was one of the greatest meals I've had sense I was in culinary school in N.Y. The flavor combinations were unusual and inspired,consistently new and fresh. All the small details weren't overlooked. Made me jealous every thing was flawless."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had dined at Terra many times and have had great and not so great experiences. During Restaurant week in Santa Fe, we dined at Terra after a delightful cooking class with Chef Cooper. The Prix Fix Menu was embellished with some extras off of the regular menu making the selection very rich. Chef Cooper uses fresh seasonal ingredients in all his dishes. The food was extraordinary this time. Chef made the rounds to each table which is very welcoming for guests. I would highly recommend dining here, but try and get by at Sunset as even the local who do not have a commanding view of the Rio Grande Valley come over to enjoy the fabulous New Mexico Sunset."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The reason recipes have a name (eg, fried chicken, creme brulee, etc.) is so that diners know what to expect. What I got for dessert most certainly was not creme brulee, and it wasn't good. Very disappointing dining experience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Drinks in the stylish bar which offered comfortable, conversation friendly seating. Then on to a well-positioned table to enjoy a wonderful fixed price meal which offered numerous choices for each course. Each item the four of us ordered was artfully presented, well-prepared and delicious. The meal also included wine and the choices were excellent. The service was attentive but not hovering in both the bar and dining room. A wonderful overall experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our dinner was OK, at best. We expected better from a Four Seasons. With so many fine restaurants in Santa Fe, we see no reason to return to Terra anytime soon. How do you make a tasteless shortrib?"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious high end eatery. The soup won best in Santa Fe. Scallops were cooked perfectly with a light sauce so as. Not to mask the taste. Schug Pinot noir was great. I'd like to have a better bread. A nice fano or sage would have been nice but not too big a concern. Substituted a glass of scotch for the desert. Service was excellent and ambience is as good as it gets"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had two meals in Terra the week of Valentine's, including the Valentine's prix fix dinner. The dinner was very disappointing for numerous reasons, but the lunch was quite good. Enjoy Terra when there are no special events to distract the kitchen and staff and the food can be quite good and the service nice. However, when there is an event at the hotel...buyer beware."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Terra to celebrate my birthday. It was our first time dining there and it was a wonderful dining experience. The food was great...the staff was not only extremely attentive but the chef came out personally and talked with us. He also sent out a fabulous desert for each my husband and myself!! I will definitely go back again and again!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Great opportunity to get off the beaten path for a great meal and even better views."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Great place for a scenic lunch, tasty crab chili relleno and BLT. Friendly service."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Wonderful meal, great location, lovely views...I love Terra."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "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?"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, service and food outstanding, and a beautiful sunset on top of it all!"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "We have experienced Terra Restaurant and Bar at Encantado under old management and always had great time. First experience there under Four Seasons Management . You now have Four Seasons prices with less than expected quality and service. Will likely not return."
    Dined on 8/3/2013