Terra Bistro
Terra Bistro

Terra Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terrabistrovail.com/
  • Phone: 9704766836
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Nelson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Our mountain room features a rustic decor with mountain views and can accommodate parties up to 34 people. In addition full or partial buy outs of our main dining room are available.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking in the east end of the main parking structure; Terra Bistro is across the street. Vail parking is available for $10 dollars.
A word from Terra Bistro
Borrowing the Latin word for Earth in its name, Terra Bistro has been transforming whole foods into gourmet innovations for more than 17 years. Today, Terra Bistro is still considered a leader in the gourmet green movement. Our menus are 100% all – natural and our recipes utilize 85% to 100% certified organic ingredients. Over the years Terra Bistro has also lead the charge to embrace earth - friendly and humane values in operating our business. Our chef diligently seeks ingredients from sustainable sources and humane conditions. All seafood on our menu is Seafood Watch approved and/or a member of the CleanFish Alliance. Terra Bistro employs an in-house state-of-the art water purification and bottling system, which each year prevents thousands of bottles from entering our local landfill. We are also partnered with the Humane Society of the United States and the ProtectSeals campaign. World-renowned and a local favorite, Terra Bistro is a must for the green-conscious “foodie”.
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Terra Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)special occasion (40)romantic (30)notable wine list (22)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Terra Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nice setting. Food very good. Nothing really special but service was excellent and the food was prepared as ordered. Many nice restaurants in Vail and this is one of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Vaileating3
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Beef was fatty and beet salad had way too many raw onions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our visit to Terra Bistro tonight was quite outstanding. Lovely entrees, creative sides and salads, and yummy desserts. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review for Terra Bistro
    timdeb
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We liked this restaurant. It was pretty loud, however. The food was quite good, except the short rib entree that I had was a very small portion, perhaps 2 ounces or so and fatty. At $38.00 I would not try that again. Service was very good. Most things lived to the claim of fresh and locally grown ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-dance dinner
    LateSeviceVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We chose the pre-dance special menu as we were headed to the amphitheater for the dance festival. We were quite pleased. The watermelon gazpacho, pork chop, and swordfish were all quite good. Our server was great, and his suggested wine was perfect. This restaurant is in a hotel, and doesn't have any special views or patio. But it is centrally located in Vail Village. We are likely to go there again in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old reliable
    YNOTVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    One if the best in Vail valley. Tuna anything rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bitsie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My trout was excellent with grilled kale. Others at table thought their kale prepared differently was too salty. Sommelier was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must in Vail
    Overseasvisitor
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brilliant friendly service exceeded only by the superlative quality of our meals. Will come again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal. Great wine list, wonderful entree choices and exceptional service. Trout Caesar salad was a little bland. Ribeye was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and attentive service
    eat4health
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Not one of the trendy places in Vail but we always return here for excellent food and service without all the pretense of some of the Vail hot spots. Several excellent fish dishes and a vegetarian entrée for non meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, Good wine
    WD43
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything we had was very good. We took suggestions from the waitress and the sommelier and they did not steer us wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Vail restaurant
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We greatly enjoyed our meal at Terra Bistro- some fascinating new dishes. It's always an adventure at this outstanding restaurant, though be prepared to dress in a most fashionable way or you risk snooty looks from other diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Terra Bistro
    NCDiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Terra Bistro on 7/18 during a visit to Vail. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced for the quality. The service was great and the location was perfect in Vail Village. We will dine at Terra Bistro again on our next trip to Vail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very thoughtful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I made a special request for a quiet table, which they provided, and then also checked back again to make sure it was okay. Great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    MarianVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Some dishes were very good; others seemed to have been thrown together without knowing how the ingredients would relate to one another. Service and ambiance were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    vailweekender
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had great food, great wine and great service. The staff recommended a bottle of wine we were not even considering and it was perfect (spot on). Food was also very very good. Great evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner for 2
    NaplesNanaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Amazing dinner at Terra Bistro. The lamb ravioli with English peas was outstanding and my husband's ahi was cooked to perfection. Love they are organic and use local growers. A bit noisy due to the open concept but an attentive maître d reseated us after a large party arrived at a table close by. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close by to Concert venue
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The restaurant is inviting , tables are well spaced so that noise is kept to a minimu. Our server was knowledgeable Out the menu and food. There were 4 of us and all felt differently about their food. The top placed item Was the vegetarian entree with beets. My friend also enjoyed the pork chop which had excellent flavor, juicy Although wasn't sure about the strawberries with it. The remaining 2 entrees were the roast chicken and spicy shrimp neither of which would be recommended. The chicken was extremely dry as to were the shrimp w pasta. There are so many other choices in Vail!
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  • Very impressive!
    LCdenver
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I frequent Vail and have eaten at most of the fine establishments, but had somehow never made it to Terra Bistro until this weekend. It blew me away! I appreciate the conscious, local, organic emphasis of the menu and there is absolutely no sacrifice in flavor or quality to achieve this. Their bar and wine selection was tops. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We brought with us friends from Vegas who commented that Terra Bistro rivaled some of the best world-class restaurants on the strip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantasic food and drinks!
    weloveinspireddining
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went here for my husband's birthday and it was fantastic! Three of us met there for dinner, and all had different entrees and we all loved the dishes we selected. The Fair Lady gin drink was spectacular!!! The staff was stellar! Thanks for adding to our positive memories of vacationing in Vail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing menu changes
    ColoradoDudeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Have been going to Terra Bistro for several years and have always been extremely satisfied with the menu offerings and the food, service and value. However, was very disappointed when I returned this summer with the menu. Many favorites of the past few years were removed. Found the new menu very limited and difficult to order from... Understand the need to change, but make the replacements as appetizing as the ones replaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Eatfresh
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Delicious food, creative recipes. Very accommodating for special needs. Exceptional staff. Local and organic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    DLBfoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the mark this time around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We have been dining here for many years-- usually a very successful experience. The 4 of us (adults) dined here post-Ford Amphitheater concert. They ran out of orange-flavored vodka (that was important to 3 of the 4 since that is their drink of choice) but more importantly-- the food arrived way-less-than-warm-temperature wise. We all had to send our food back-- mine was actually toward "cold"! Service was good but they were definitely off-the-mark this time around. Will not be in a rush to return...
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  • Consistently Faboo!
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Always great food. A little surprised at our waitress when she offered and I took her up on a 1/2 glass of wine. My friend ordered a full glass and by her misunderstanding, she brought a full glass for me. Instead of saying, "I'll only charge you for the half", she said, "drink half and then I'll charge you for half". Not exactly the "right answer"...it was her mistake. But I only drank half...and honestly, I forgot to check the bill. But other than that, everything else was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food and service were great…Waitress very knowledgeable about the menu
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First bad experience
    Curious
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    After several good experiences over the years, we had our first (very) bad experience at Terra Bistro. Though the restaurant was empty, we were assigned to a poorly-situated table next to a very loud large group. The food was mediocre at best. We are still perplexed by the choice of tables and the poorly prepared food. We have enjoyed Terra Bistro over the years, but will probably not be going back. Vail has too many good restaurants to choose from to make us want to take another chance after a bad experience at any one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Vail
    Robert
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Terra has been around for about 20 years and in that time they have had several chefs. During this time they managed to alway be the leader in the healthiest food preparations while maintaing an elegant ambiance. Charlie, their wine steward is without parallel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the best food in the valley
    AviRVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you want well prepared and tasty food this is a restaurant for you. I had the trout which is the best I've had anywhere in the world. For an appetiser I ordered and devoured the Spanish calamari which had the most interesting sauce I've had in a while. As I've eaten here many times and am never disappointed, I will go back again and again. I do want to mention that I do return for the food as the ambience is acceptable but not what draws one back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terra bistro
    Wheatridge1VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Excellent food and drink. Great service. Definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't 'wait on me' Argentina !!
    Sammie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our evening waiter was not as engaging as we felt he could have been! He waited for the dining room attendant to remove our dishes. Our empty plates sat there for quite sometime. He came by our table at least two times , maybe even three times without taking our plates. It almost felt like he was too good to help. The food was fabulous and the ambiance was good considering there was no view... So service is even more important !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Always a beautiful, creative presentation. The food is healthy, servers are attentive. Any occasion to go there is special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discounted menu = disappointment
    ChefK
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had reservation at 6 which was first seating, and had to wait 15 minutes before being seated. Ordered scallop app which was gritty with sand. Rib eye was an end cut with no lip on it which was actually a chuck steak that was very tough. Definitely not indicative of their reviews. The potatoes and steak were overly spiced with cayenne pepper. Roasted potatoes were "dry" roasted and needed some moisture from a sauce or oil.
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  • Vail Valley Gem
    MiamiMomVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Terra Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Vail. We love the food, the ambience, and the service. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly as well as efficient. Rob is an excellent host, always making sure that everything runs smoothly. Terra has very inventive preparations, and they have one of the best chocolate molten cakes I have ever tasted. We always dine at Terra at least once during our visits to the Vail Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 605 reviews are from the Terra Bistro reviews archive.
  • LA TOUR
    dlx1VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    delicious scallops, & smoked salmon salad, vitality salad, flatbread pizza great social interactions, cant go wrong with dining here will definitely return
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Discovery Off Season
    Amiee
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Visiting Vail in the off season has been great. Eating at Terra Bistro was a highlight. Service and food was outstanding plus!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Excellence
    LVSquared
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Everything I put in my mouth was amazing - vegetables cooked perfectly, fish with perfect seasoning and bread and butter that melts in your mouth. I would like to try their ginger beer cocktails next time, I'm a fan of Moscow Mules. The ambiance was nice, families, groups, dates - all comfortable in this space.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off Season Special
    liketoeatsushiVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We enjoy going to Terra Bistro, especially during their special offerings at the end of the season. The wine by the glass selection list is good and offers wines that are not routine. The entrees we selected were the RibEye steak and the Pacific Halibut. Both were good, though the portion of Halibut seemed on the small side. The service as always was excellent and everyone who works there is very attentive to their guests needs.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food
    marjor
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is the third time that we come for dinner. The food is excellent!!!! they cook with 90% organic ingredients, so the quality of the food is really very good. The chef knows how to create flavorful dishes, with very unique combinations. Really when ever in Vail, this is a must, if you like good food!!!! The service is also very good, and you have to try the ginger beer drink...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food terrible service
    MrJV
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a reservation for 8.30pm. We got there at 8.35 and by 9, after I had to walk into the restaurant and ask a waitress to show us to our table after 10mins of waiting outside, all we had gotten was water (not even our drink orders had been taken). After having to ask 3 different people to take our orders when the food came it was good but there was a 25min brake between entrees (which only two out of a party of five ordered) and main course. The highlight came when the waiter spilled the bottle of water on the table and, as an apology, said one of our guests, my mother whom I have to believe the waiter thought did not speak english, "must really hate me." Plain rude. World class prices for good food and terrible service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic