Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://terrarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7079638931
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Su-Mon, W-Th 6:00pm-8:30pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hiro Sone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We enjoy bring Terra to your party for up to 150 people. While not always available with enough notice Hiro and Lissa can make your event very special. The menus we suggest are from the current menus we offer at the restaurant. Local farm grown vegetables, meats and fish. A true restaurant experience in your home.
  • Private Party Facilities: Terra can be reserved for your private party. The room seats up to 40 people and is a gracious room for celebrating. Our menus are custom created for each party from our current menu so everything is very seasonal and local. Dietary requirements are seriously respected. Please see our website for photos of the room set up for a private party and a sample menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Lissa Doumani 7079638931

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams and Hunt
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of parking on the street and in the two lots north of our building. We are a small town and the businesses near us are happy to have our guests park in their lots after 6:00pm
A word from Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant has been a leading restaurant in the Napa Valley since 1988. Set in a historic field stone building, Terra gives you the feeling of the Napa Valley, or some have said the French country side. We are proud to be part of such an important area not just for food but also for wine (Our family owns Quixote Winery). We are, Hiro and Lissa the chef/owners of Terra and love to work closely with the local growers for our vegetables and the farms that raise the meats we serve. Incredible dairies that make the cheese and the fishermen that bring in the catch we serve. The connection to the land and the people is why we love what we do. Terra serves a prix fix menu of 4, 5 or 6 courses. Terra has received a Michelin Star since the first award in 2007 and each year since then. Hiro Sone received the James Beard Award for Best Chef California in 2003 and Terra received James Beard Award for Outstanding Service-2008. The San Francisco Chronicle gave Terra & Bar Terra 3 1/2 stars.
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Terra Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (68)romantic (52)notable wine list (37)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Terra was a Unique Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Chef Hiro Sone is an absolute genius. His ability to create such amazing French and Italian dishes with a bit of an Asian twist sets him apart from most other chefs. The service was top notch and I wouldn't even think twice about booking another reservation at Terra. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first night in Napa Valley.
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A fabulous restaurant with a unique tasting menu. You create your own experience by choosing either a four, five or six course dinner. Wine pairings are available and I would recommend them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Fabulous food, good wine and an intimate dinner on our anniversary. Especially enjoyed the risotto and pork jowl and the Chawam mushy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative and Excellent
    JohnnyK
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Terra for her birthday. Terra has a great atmosphere and the service was first rate from the moment we walked in. Our server explained the tasting courses very well and happily answered all questions we had about various dishes. I love the world cuisine and fusion elements of the menu. Between us we had Japanese, Greek, Italian and California cuisine, all lovingly presented and each bite a real treat. Wonderful overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food..Poor Service
    RobertCVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had wonderful steaks. All were perfectly prepared and tasty. The sides, too, were delicious. Everything about the food was wonderfull, but the service was poor. Our waitress treated us like we were an annoyance. She was inattentive and seemed distracted. Too bad because otherwise our experience was lovely.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terra ~St Helena, CA~
    foodking
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about going to Terra with it's eclectic Japanese fusion spin on things. What a mistake that would have been. The Japanese savory custard was superb. As was the perfectly flavored and cooked Black Cod in a rich miso broth. All of the dishes we ate that evening were first rate and beyond. They also have a very nice wine list and the prices are excellent. If you're planning a trip to the Napa valley you need to have a meal at Terra or maybe two. Hopefully, my wife and I can make it back there again one day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Michelle
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Terra's prix fixe menu is a great way to try the chefs selections. We loved the dishes with subtle Asian influence. The capellini with caviar reminded me of cold soba. Excellent flavor for what appears to be a simple dish. Our favorite was the pork jowl with stinging nettle risotto- the carmalized yuzu was perfect with the risotto and flavorful roasted pork that tasted as if it had a touch of tamari. Both of our desserts were outstanding - the pavlova and the sorbet. This is a gem in the Napa Valley where it stands amongst so many restaurants that are over hyped. We loved it and will be back every chance we get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prairiegirl
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The pork jowel alone is worth a trip to the napa valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    LovefoodVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is a small quaint restaurant with many delicious menu choices. Some dishes have an Asian flair to them, that I love! There is a bar side to the restaurant that is more casual, but offers the same menu from the more formal dining room if wanted. I would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and wine
    SFwineluv
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The amazingly orchestrated experience we had was absolutely top notch. From the warm greeting, to the ambiance, the service, the food, and of course the wine, this was by far one of the best. The food is excellent in every way. The thing to do here is to ask for their sommelier if you are drinking wine. He's vastly knowledgable and genuinely cares about pairing wine with your different courses or introduce you to a rare find on the list at an affordable price tag. On our next visit we look forward to picking his brain and enjoying some amazing wines again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Besides excellent food and service we met the chef and his wife who were fascinating to talk to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    JMcKayVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    What a delightful evening. I have only one complaint, it was difficult to choose what I didn't want on the tasting menu!! And much to my expectations, any choice I made would be the right one. The service was perfect: knowledgeable, helpful, patient but available, etc. I cannot wait to return. Regardless of the number of options of fine fare in the valley, Terra will be a definite repeat for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a Bar side review.
    LovefoodVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I didn't know that there is a Bar side that is also available for dining. It is possible to have the same dinner menu as the formal dining room. The Bar side is not open for reservations on Open Table so you need to call direct. The food is fabulous! I love Asian food and the Chef does a wonderful job of adding that touch to the menu. The cold capellini with caviar and marinated cucumbers was delicious! The Chawanmushi, which is an egg custard soup was fabulous. I have only had this dish in formal Japanese restaurants so it was a treat! The service was great and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently the best.
    Nance
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A parade of fantastic delicacy delivered by top-notch service.. The lobster tortellini with truffle was the best dish ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding choice in Napa
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A small, intimate restaurant with outstanding service and national-class food deserving of its Michelin star, and perhaps two. The tasting menu allows selection of four, five or six items from a reasonably large range of choices. We thought all dishes were well, indeed beautifully, executed other than halibut, which was a little tough. Diverse wine list, somewhat expensive but many choices below $70. Sommelier directed us to an unusual and outstanding wine we'd never have tried. Desserts were really incredible. Service was perfect. Dressier than most Napa destinations. Think around $150 per person with wine, tax and tip, so not an every day place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    RomanticVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great dinner experience with course menu. We were extremely pleased with amazing food and attentive service. Everything was right on point from service to food. All courses were in balance and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Highly recommend eating here. Fabulous food and wonderful staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny.
    livtoeat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was great and every morsel of food was perfection. I had Toro Crudo (wonderful and light starter), Black Cod (broth was DIVINE!), Abalone (very unique dish) & the Stone Fruit Crisp (heaven). Dining here after a wonderful day of wine tasting made my day a dream come true.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brought Visitors from MN
    cphageorge
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Having been here before, I knew what to expect. I love the small plate concept so that one can enjoy the multi-talented Lissa & Hiro's culinary skills. The crudo plate with a choice of blue fin tuna toro grades was cut a little too thick for my tastes when eating sashimi, but the fish was deliciously prepared. I just thought that to enjoy the essence of the chu-toro, thinner slices would have been my preference. The lobster tortelloni in sauce Americaine with English peas & Shimeji mushrooms was an artfully prepared dish...all the components melded into a delicious example of highlighting the sweetness of the lobster meat. The sauce Americaine was divine! The service was outstanding yet unobtrusive...very professional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb in every regard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Napa Valley from Los Angeles and decided to make a reservation at Terra for our anniversary on the recommendation of friends who have dined there. We are so glad we did. Our reservation was for 7:00PM on a Saturday night. We each opted for the four course tasting menu which allowed us to sample eight different courses as each serving was sizable enough for two people. Between us we chose six savory dishes, a cheese plate and one dessert. Everything was fantastically deliciously. My favorite dishes were the Black Cod (apparently it has been on the menu since the restaurant's opening in the late 80s), a stinging nettle risotto with pork jowel, the crudo which was shashimi, and the Abalone dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but Good
    Winters
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    They serve prix fix-- 4, 5, of 6 courses. One can choose to have anything on the menu for each of the courses, i.e., all desserts, all main course, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in St. Helena
    WeirdHarold
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have dined here once before. This time the food was far and away the best we have had in recent outings. Five stars !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place is a culinary delight. Very different and creative cuisine. If in Saint Helena, this is a definite stop for an elegant dinner at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very exotic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was very exotic. It is like a Japanese and French fusion type of food. Small dishes but are very good and rich in flavor. A little pricey but it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrated anniversary
    CalistogaDuo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a great evening at Terra - great food, wonderful service. I like that the food is not tricked-out, as so many restaurants are doing. It's just wonderful combinations, particularly with an Asian-touch, so the taste are just enough different to be a surprise, without overpowering the basic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A charming intimate restaurant, the food was delicious, the service fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fourth time I have eaten here, and this was the BEST. Really just about perfect food from start to finish. Love the way you choose any 4/5/6 courses. There were 4 of us and we had a great sampling of items and almost every one of them merited a "wow." Our waiter, Andrew, was very nice and extremely informed about the food. Told us the basics but when we asked questions he could go into amazing and interesting detail. The pacing was nice and slow. While the price isn't cheap, what you get for your buck is pretty amazing. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    dortsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nothing more to say...it was outstanding. Why try any other place. Just save your pennies and go to Terra. It is an experience! The creativity of the menu is worth 5 stars! Thank you for being here in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and Delish!
    Paige
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love the stone building in which it is housed--very romantic. The main dining room is cozy yet sexy and the food was fabulous, esp the Asian inspired dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    nene722VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best place we have been to in St. Helena! We have been coming to the Napa Valley for 7 years and unfortunately this year was the first we tried Terra. We have definitely been missing out! The food is fantastic. The service was great. We will make this our go to place next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still One of The Best In Napa
    GoBrowns
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I went to Terra on our honeymoon and now 10 years later it is still one of the best restaurant's in all of Napa Valley. Each course of the meal was outstanding and the service was fantastic. Highlights of the meal were the Capellini Pasta with American Caviar, Alaskan Black Cod and Shrimp Dumplings and Brandt Family Strip Steak.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Luv2gooutVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    They changed their philosophy there some time ago which the owners are certainly entitled to do! They lost their excellent rating by one famous source which I do not feel was appropriate. He is still a very talented, skillful chef. The proof is there in front of you when you are presented one wonderful meal after another. I chose four of his savory entrees, and one dessert. They were all excellent. The professional critics are not always accurate! I will return there soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    fuzzcheeksVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The restaurant is housed inside an imposing stone building, which adds an impressive air to the dining experience. The menu offers the freedom of choosing four or more courses from an interesting array of items. Most of the dishes were well-prepared, delicious, and reasonably sized (unlike many other Michelin-starred establishments that offer micro-portions). One or two of the menu items lacked a bit of flavor, but most were still enjoyable in terms of texture, plating, and combination of ingredients. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times!
    Quazado
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here for our anniversary. Great food and great service!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Restaurant?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went with my girlfriend, left with my fiancé. Exquisite menu with superb food and perhaps the most knowledgable waiter I've had the pleasure of meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Will be back next time we are in Napa!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must for Napa Valley
    Sassy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is 2nd visit to Terra. It was as wonderful as the 1st. Ambience & service is great but the food is the star! Every course wonderful. The black cod remarkable & ended the evening with melt in your mouth chocolate dessert. Will always keep Terra as a must go when visiting the valley.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On my top 5 list in Napa
    MichelinStarHunterVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Terra is slowly becoming my favorite restaurant in Napa. I LOVE THIS PLACE! Hiro's culinary touch is perfect: this is Californian cuisine with touches of Japanese sensibilities. The atmosphere is relaxed without the pretentiousness and the service is top notch. I'll be back again and again and again . . . well, at least, whenever I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Informally sophisticated
    GothamGourmand
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. Designing your own tasting menu was a challenge with so many tempting choices. Their willingness to accommodate us when traffic from San Francisco Airport delayed our arrival was very gracious.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    Nance
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Terra is the best: service, atmosphere and (number 1) FOOD
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet