Terra Mare Restaurant
Terra Mare Restaurant

Terra Mare Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.terramare.com/
  • Phone: 5146834353
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM;


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms available for groups of 10 or more, up to a maximum of 170. Screen and White board or flip chart available for corporate presentations and conferences. Music and decorations welcome. Personalized menus and event planning available.
  • Private Party Contact: Dora Bras 5146834353
  • Entertainment: Entertainment availble during special events. Follow our Event Calender on our website www.terramare.com for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Salaberry
  • Public Transit: Multiple bus stops on adjoining streets. Please verify routes and bus numbers with bus schedule.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available in front and back areas of the building with entrances to main lobby.
A word from Terra Mare Restaurant
Since 1976 Terra Mare’s reputation has been built on excellence in fine dining and superlative service. We invite you to relax in our nautical ambience and sail away to an incomparable dining experience. Our great selection of fresh fish, succulent seafood, Red Brand Alberta beef aged to perfection and veal specialties offer tastes to satisfy every palate. End your evening with one of our famous table side flambé coffees and desserts.
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Terra Mare Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food & service. We will certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    they advertised a salad bar on their web site and when we got there, she told us that they no longer have a salad bar...They took it away a couple of months ago...They should redo there web site...Food was ok nothing great
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Terra Mare Restaurant reviews archive.
  • No bad comments about the
    Lockbxca
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    No bad comments about the food at all. The decor needs updating though. Looks like they are stuck in a time warp.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mdsa
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Staff was extremely attentive from the moment the online reservation went in with an "allergy alert". Owner operator and family on site makes a world of difference - attentive to needs without hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terra Mare - An Oldie but Goodie
    Janet
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I hadn't been to the Terra Mare in a number of years and have now had the opportunity to dine there twice in the past 3 months with different friends. The prices are more than reasonable and the food is excellent and beautifully presented. Service is attentive and discrete. This is an ideal place for business lunches, group dinners, or a romantic tete-a-tete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a gem in montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    great seafood and steak restaurant. family owned and owners were there to ensure great service and great experience. I've been in several countries and have eaten in variety of restaurants and Terra Mare is tops on Seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La cuisine est excellente,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    La cuisine est excellente, mais le service est toujours très lent. Rappelle de bons souvenirs d'une autre époque.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    Maureen
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The New Year's Eve decorations were very festive and the restaurant looked beautiful. The overall service was very friendly but slightly chaotic - congestion, not enough coat check facilities, delays in seating and setting up tables. There was a good selection of appetizers and main meals. The food itself was disappointing: my coquille St jacques did not taste freshly prepared, my salmon filet was very good (well cooked and everything served hot and fresh even the vegetables), my husband did not enjoy his filet mignon,the meat was just ok, potatoes overcooked and vegetables were cold. The dessert - I have bought better cakes at grocery store counter. The DJ had lots of folks up dancing which created a fun party atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A monument in the West Island !
    Lorraine
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Terra Mare has been in the West Island for quite a while and has survived several others that came along in the past 20 years at least. Great service - staff is very pleasant - the ambience is nice and natural - a little salad bar just perfect the way it is - accessibility is also a strong point with its easy parking directly on Sources Road. Overall, my experience was just as great as the last one (past 10 years-time to let the children grow !). Long life to the owner and its team.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent overall.great oysters
    yqself
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    excellent overall.great oysters at reasonable price.seafood is delicious.My favorite restaurant in all Montreal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite easily one of the best
    Montrealfoody
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Quite easily one of the best restaurants in Montreal. Freshest seafood, great steaks, excellent Italian specialties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal!
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I've never seen oysters that perfect was the comment around our table of self proclaimed foodies as we feasted on a dozen each. Our next appetizer was a plate of 4 frog legs on a bed of rice made as a special request, one thing about Terra Mare they mean to please. Then for the main course one of our guests was caught between the milk fed veal chop and the mussels marinara, no problem both arrived on his plate and were spectacular. I decided to go old school this lunch and opted for the Lobster Thermidor which was one of the bests I've ever had. My other guest went for the scampi which were size 6-8 to a lbs. and perfectly cooked. Even though this place was really busy with all the Christmas parties the service from John was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy access to reserve from
    Reilly
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Easy access to reserve from Toronto! Good follow up reminder. Requested area for easy access for senior guests and restaurant provided this. All in all a pleasant outing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Experience
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We went to a steak and seafood restaurant and decided to have some of the best veal dishes you can find in any Italian resto in Montreal. Here their veal scaloppini is milk fed and made with the sirloin and not the leg wow what a difference. Parmagiano, marsala, pizziolla all were hits with our table of 6. The Rib steak was grilled perfectly and succulent everyone was happy and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to pig out in style
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Okay once in a while you loose it and you want to pig out and having a restaurant you feel comfortable in to do so is great. So this was my splurge starting off with a mix appetizer 6 oysters and 2 jumbo shrimp, salad bar, and a main course of Dover sole with a side of Frog legs served with grilled vegetables and a plate of the best French fries in town. Everything was great from the service to the Irish coffees wow what a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nor worth the money
    Hynzee
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Food was terrible, salad bar was not edible, service was very good. Unfortunately the service could not overcome the very bad food. I would give this place a miss. Extremely over priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out Of Town Guest
    JohnnyOttawaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Our out of town guest loved the food and the great carrot cake for dessert. Wait I'm from out of town also. They do a great job making you feel like your part of the family. Always on my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Oldie but Goodie
    Janet
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    The Terra Mare has been a fixture in the area for many years and hasn't slowed down one bit. The service, quality and presentation of the food is still excellent. Prices are very reasonable and there is an extensive wine list. I highly recommend this restaurant for those who entjoy fine dining in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good after soooo many years!!
    Frenchspice
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Haven't gone for at least 15 years but went with my mom's friend for her 85th birthday and she wanted to go to Terra Mare. It was just like when I used to go. The food was just amazing. I had the Tilapia with its Meditareen toping, my mom had the Fettucine with Lobster and Rosé Sauce and her friend the poached salmon the 3 of us were very happy with our meal, very tasty. Their clam chowder is succulent. They have 2 different table d'hotes at night and the prices are appropriate for what you get. The service is excellent. With so many different restaurants out there I had forgotten about Terra Mare but I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very enjoyable
    bouts
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    First visit and certainly not the last!! Had the tilapia it was very good, excellent portion size. The servixe was very good, friendly, house wine very good as well. Atmosphere very nice and enjoyable. A definits hit. Would definitely recomend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise!
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    We went there for a business lunch since our customer had suggested he would like Seafood, and in Montreal Terra Mare is probably in the top 3 if your a seafood lover. Well we started with a dozen each of the best oysters, fresh, plump, salty, and juicy. This is the best place for Oysters I've found throughout my travels in North America except if your getting them right off the dock, and the price point at a about $25/dozen is great. The nice surprise came as our customer decided to choose a great bottle of red wine ( Ripassa Zenato) so there went the 3 lbs Lobster I was intending to order and we all went Italian and ordered a veal parmgiana, marsala, and pizziola as was suggested, I might say it was about the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sea food on the island
    Llbb
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    My wife go to this place at least every three months, fish is all ways fresh and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best grilled salmon we've
    FamilyOf5
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Best grilled salmon we've ever had. Flaming Crepes Suzette for dessert was a great ending!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We had a wonderful meal starting with a couple of dozen oysters which were super fresh and succulent. The escargot appetizer was perfectly old school with lots of fresh bread to lap up the garlic butter. We all decided to go with the frog legs which are quite hard to find in most restaurants and they were absolutely terrific. Dinner was finished with a couple of Irish Coffees flambéed at the table and an exquisite crème brule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to for my mom's b-day.
    Stella
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We went to for my mom's b-day. The staff (and management!!) went out of their way to cater to our special requests and were kind enough to sing to and present my mom with a gorgeous dessert/cake. We were a party of five and had plenty of room at the beautifully set table - usually we're quite crowded. We even stayed longer, I'm sure beyond closing, but everyone was so helpful and awesome! The food was outstanding! It was our first time there but most definitely not our last. The prices were perfect for the amazing quality of the meals and ample portions. The staff were very conscientious and knowledgeable regarding allergies which rarely happens and very very patient with us! We had so much fun! Can't say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Lobster dinner WOW!
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    There was 2 of us for lunch so we decided to go with the Lobster festival on the menu, but with a twist. We started off with some really great oysters and one of the best shrimp cocktails I've seen in years, I mean those shrimps were gigantic and so delicious. For the Lobster I decided to go with a French classic Lobster thermodor which was de-shelled and cooked in a cream sauce with sherry, mushrooms and put back in the shell and covered with melted cheese extremely decadent but what a treat . My guest had the lobster salad which looked great, each Lobster was about 2 1/2 lbs and was hard shell and completely full of meat. This had to be one of the best lobster dinners I've had in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth coming back
    Sophie
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I was very pleased with my choice. Service was a little slow because it was Mother's Day weekend, but the staff were very friendly, the food was excellent. The menu has plenty of selection, even deserts. I also liked the decor, they really went all out in the marine theme (the salad bar is a boat). All in all, I would definitely go back to that restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster SPA
    JohnnyOttawaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Decided I wanted to have lobster for a change and with the restaurant being known for seafood, I was looking for a lobster tank. I did not see one, so I was not sure to expect in regards to the quality of lobster. The server said that they had a very large lobster tank, so I looked around as he went to get our drinks. As I walked about the restaurant looking and wondering if I required new glasses, a server asked me if she could help. I told her I was looking for the tank, she laughed and said “follow me “and we went through a door and I saw the lobster spa. Luxury lobster living. We had a laugh and I was relieved I did not have to purchase a new set of glasses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice but a bit pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Really nice but a bit pricy and would have loved more seafood in assiette du pecheur
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Steak!
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    We had a couple of 16 ounce rib Steaks which were grilled to perfection, as was the Provini Veal Chop,. The meats were served with grilled vegetables and homemade fries which was just perfect. We started with escargot and a Jumbo Shrimp cocktail, as well as a very unique salad bar. It was a great meal from beginning to end, this place is definitely the best steak house in the West Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The best pepper steak in the west island, this restaurant has a great kitchen which keeps us coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we enjoyed our time at Terra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    we enjoyed our time at Terra Mare. The service was awesome. Its not a place for less 30's crowd but with family its a great place to have seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Time A Charm
    JohnnyOttawaVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    On my second visit in 2013 from Toronto with my parents, we found the service to be excellent and the food excellent. The noise level was as the ratings lists “energetic”, but as my 94 year old father said “Good sign all this talking, means that people are enjoying themselves”. Also found it very pleasant that the owners took the time to visit each table several times over the evening to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction. Will be making a third visit this year for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Internet connection for reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Internet connection for reservations involves another internet site.Not appreciated at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Service, Eat HERE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great dining experience, went on valentine's day got our table quickly with our reservation, service was a little slow but it was a really busy night and considering the occasion not a bad thing, more time to talk :) The food was amazing!! I had the rack of lamb it was perfect: tender, cooked to specifications, generous portion, delicious. The lady ordered butterfly shrimp also excellent, with great garlic butter sauce that is served at the perfect temperature so it's not quite liquid and not quite solid but that perfect middle ground. The crowd was a little older but if you want to eat well and have a great time with whomever your dining with and don't care about the average age of customers, you will thank me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very outdated decor....something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Very outdated decor....something out of kitchen nightmares show. Good sized lobsters. Quiet
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    For the price - and it is quite expensive! - we would expect the seafood to be way fresher!! We've had better seafood at less pretentious places. Fish and filet mignon were ok but not extraordinary. But the worst part was the staff! It was a slow night and they seemed quite bored, but to have them just sitting nearby, staring at us, probably overhearing our conversations was extremely annoying! To makes matters worst, some waiters were sarcastic, not to say very cocky! It is the customer's right to ask questions about the food and be picky, we pay for that!! The lovely decor and salad bar were a nice touch and seemed so promissing... but overall it was very disappointing, not at all what this place is hyped up to be...
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  • Restaurant owners that care
    mdsa
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Excellent attentive and responsive staff. Owners actually read their emails and are attentive to diners needs. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When home in Montreal visiting
    JohnnyOttawaVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    When home in Montreal visiting my parents, I always try to make Terra Mare a must do. The attention that is paid to ensure that the customers’ needs are taken care off is exceptional. If you’re a seafood lover, the sole or salmon are a must do. Looking forward to my return visit to Montreal. Also never leave with out experiencing Creme Brule that is done right.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A dozen fresh oysters are
    wildchefVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    A dozen fresh oysters are always a must at the Terra Mare probably the best in Montreal and reasonably priced to. We were 3 for lunch and everything was excellent from the perfectly cooked provini veal chop which was suggested to us but not not on the menu, to the spicy Cajun Salmon that was worthy of any Cajun restaurant in New Orleans that I've eaten at, to the perfectly concocted Curried Shrimp. The Chef here has game and it shows in everything that comes out of the kitchen. Once again the Terra Mare hit it out of the park and we all enjoyed ourselves. My guests really appreciated their meal and can"t wait to go back again to try one of those 4 lbs lobsters that was being served on the next table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate