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Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.terrarestaurant.ca
  • Phone: (905) 731-6161
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Perrin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Terra's spectacular catering division offers full service customized events, in your home, office or special venue (hors d'Oeuvres, buffet, formal sit down affairs)
  • Private Party Facilities: Terra has three private dining facilities capable of hosting up to 160 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael De Tommaso (905) 731-6161 x5
  • Entertainment: Terra Lounge late night features Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sunday'licious' at Terra
    Each and every Sunday Terra's food, service and style are available at 'licious' prices. Basic menu includes a choice of four appetizers, main courses and desserts. There are of course more premium items available for a nominal supplemental fee and the full regular menu is also available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy. 407 or Hwy. 7
  • Public Transit: Kirk Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking surrounding the perimeter of the building
A word from Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant - Fine Dining North of the Core- is located on Yonge Street at the 407.
'Terra is doing too many things too well to be ignored...the setting is glorious, the presentation dramatic, the menu luxurious, the wine list enormous and the service everything it should be..', Where to Eat in Canada.
Frommer's International Guide to Toronto stated 'Sleek and sophisticated, this restaurant feels as if it was air-lifted out of the downtown core...'
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very good restaurant. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Food very good but I've had better liver elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were well received, accorded requested table, very good food and timely delivery, attentive service but not obtrusive, would recommend without hesitation to friends and business acquaintances , very good wine list both at lower and higher price point."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Service, food and experience was all around amazing. We have done many events here and it's worth the cost."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Outstanding service from waiter Patrick! Quality and preparation of food excellent. Special occasion recognition. Will certainly be back"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Foos was great and server was beyond amazing! Defaintley will be returning"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have eaten at Terra many times. We have and always been impressed by the quality of the service and never disappointed in the quality and presentation of our food. Whether for regular menu dining or their fabulous Sundaylicious offering, we have always received the same attentive service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always a great special occasion place, service always excellent, a favourite of ours for many reasons."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food, wine and service... What else could you want!? "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is an expensive restaurant - about $175 for 2, with minimal (1 glass of wine) alcohol. Food is competent, good, but not extraordinary given the price. Lobster bisque is excellent. Service is excellent++. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Nothing in the north end of the city comes close to Terra for overall dining experience. The food is consistently wonderful and service is smooth and professional without being too sycophantic."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been to Terra many times and have always enjoyed it. This time however was disappointing. We ordered from the Sundaylicious menu. First our salad was supposed to have goat cheese in it but there was none. When we told the waiter he brought out the goat cheese in small plates and we had to mix it into our salad ourselves. I ordered chicken for my main course. Some of the chicken was hot but the top portion was borderline cold. When it was time for dessert no one bothered to ask us if we wanted coffee or tea. No excuse for that. We experienced very shoddy service from what is purported to be a first class restaurant. Could be our last time there."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I have higher expectation in this place, decor is fine, live band is good (not too loud). Food is ok, a little too salty to my liking. with the wine they serve there, I expect to have better quality of food to be served. Overall expectation is so so. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Ever since my first visit to Terra I've always had a good experience. The food is good, excellent service and I like the atmosphere. We went to celebrate my mom's birthday and they gave my mom a plate of cookies with a candle that said Happy Birthday in chocolate sauce! This was a nice touch since they remembered my comment. The cookie tray was on the house. It's the little things like this that mean a lot and make the dining experience memorable. I'm definitely going back soon!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. We were welcomed graciously, service was excellent, professional and friendly. The menu choice was very good and the actual food and portions excellent. We were seated a bit too close to the live music (singing guitarist with a bass player -- soft pop tunes) and found this just a bit loud. But the live music was unexpected, and nice!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food and service at Terra did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious. Their gnoochi is my favourite. We were a group of 10 and it was quite busy for a Wednesday night. I would do Terra every week but my bank account won't allow for it. Great food, great service and ambiance, just pricey."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "You always start with a great warm greeting followed by excellent service during a fabulous meal. Quality and service is a hard combination to turn down, especially for that special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband and I reserved a table after Mothers day and we were warmly greeted. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It was my first time there and will most certainly return"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I had received excellent service and food quality. It was an outstanding experience. I recommend an order of calamari and tiger shrimps for appetizers. I have ordered surf and turf, and sea bass for entrees. As for dessert, the assorted dessert option is a good portion for sharing in group of 2-3 people. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "A regular at Terra. Always exemplary food, service, and attention to you having the best experience dining."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Simply put, Terra was acceptable, but not all that interesting. It was fine, but not a fine dinning experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had the smoked salmon crepe and foie gras for appetizers, the rib eye steak and sea bass for mains. The appetizers were excellent. The seabass was nicely prepared, delicious and fatty. The steak was really TOO salty, but it was cooked well and juicy. We topped this off with the chocolate cake. Terra is great, but you do pay for it. Overall an excellent meal."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Terra was fantastic - the service was above and beyond, so friendly and helpful. but the most amazing part was the FOOD - to die for! we had the foie gras, arugula salad, bison steak (my husband) and ostrich fan with risotto (me). everything was exceptional, and it was fun trying something new and a little 'different', but that was done so well. it is a top of the line restaurant, but be warned, it is quite pricey! worth it though, everything was so delicious and beautiful. a great place to take someone for a special event or treat!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "1st time!! From service to food everything was great. Servers were polite and professional. Service was efficient food met every expectation!! Delicious!!!! Restaurant became busy never felt pressured to have to leave as we were just lounging around after dinner! Definitely go back and definitely recommend"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Sincerely the best service that my family and I received through the many years. Decorous & Welcoming Restaurant Their Tea Menu is unmistakably one of the most impressive ones. The Russian Smoked Tea is one of a kind, loved it. The desserts are phenomenal. Would come here every day if I could"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Have you ever been some place where the server makes you feel like an honored guest? From opening greeting to stopping by the table just as the food is being served to the check close out, our server could not have been more gracious! The food was excellent; but with the advent of Yelp, et al, excellent food is more readily accessible than ever before. Service now seems to be the more elusive quality for the restaurant-goers. If you would like excellent food AND exceptional service, I hope/trust you will be entreated in a similarly gracious way. (p.s. the only caveats to this place are 1) you might not be a fan of the decor or 2) the aggressive valet in the parking lot - if you can get past these two items you are in for a treat)"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My friend and I had an incredible time at your restaurant. The food was exquisite. We had the Ahi Tuna appetizer, which was phenomenal, and I was fortunate enough to try ostrich for the first time that night, also an amazing dish. The staff was perfect, consummately professional... Truly can not say enough about the perfect service we received their. And what a wine list! Will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent food, extremely friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Overall, an enjoyable experience. Second time there and will definately go back!!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Terra used to be great (10 years ago), and it's probably still one of (if not the best) restaurants in York Region; but that bar is still low and others are catching up fast. We went for a romantic lunch which was nice but was marred by a horrendously salty bowl of pappardelle with braised rabbit and dandelion greens (pasta special). Separating out the dandelion greens which seemed to harbour most of the salt made the dish edible and not worth sending back. However, the Pan Roasted Potato Gnocchi was absolutely delicious. This is the second time I've been disappointed with Terra, and at those prices, I wont be back. In the light of day, the decor is horribly dated. The 80's just called, and it wants its rainbow flecked gold walls back!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This was an amazing dining experience! The food was great, service was impeccable, great atmosphere and just an overall great experience. My husband and I went there for my birthday dinner and loved every minute of it. The music that started halfway through the evening made it even better!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great spot, great food and comfortable spot,perfect for business lunch where you want to enjoy great food!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The tables are too close together, so you end up sitting closer to the person at the next table than your dinner companion. It was so loud that I couldn't hear what he was saying over the noise. Lots of $$$ for an ok meal. Over priced. The value is not there."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Party of 6, 1 vegan. Had oysters, steaks, seafood, great salads and dessert. Chef prepared a special dinner for our vegan and he said it was delicious!!! We all enjoyed every morsel. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Can't wait till the next time!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I tried 3-course prix-fix and every single dish was gorgeous! While it was a bit pricy, great food and service made it worth :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Terra was lovely for two reasons, the food was good and the ambiance and service are very good. Restaurant is a perfect size and conversation was encouraged by the placement of tables and by service. I could have done without the music"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went with friends to Sundaylicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the attentive, but not overbearing, service. We will definitely be going back.."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Pricey but good! Slowish servce. Food and ambience is excellent!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I was quite disappointed with the service on this particular day. I had not dined at the restaurant for approximately 1 year. Our party arrived for a small outing for 4 people around 6pm on Saturday. We ordered arround 6:20pm and our food arrived at 7:25pm. 4 meat dishes arrived; 3 cooked to perfection. The other, ordered medium well, arrived rare. The food was sent back and arrived med-rare the 2nd time. Of course it was sent back again. While the rest of us finished our dishes, my sister received her dish at 7:45pm. On the positive side, the staff was very apologetic, courteous and friendly. Though they had a big miss on this night, the food, service and ambiance is usually great and it remains one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "overall are good but grill foods are too charcoal outside even though it was medium rare Steak perfect on the inside and on the Foie Gras outer layer heavily charcoal otherwise would be perfect."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable time dining at Terra for Sundaylicious. Superb cuisine and very attentive service. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were so pleased with our night at Terra. We were so warmly greeted & were treated so well from the moment we arrived until we left . The food was amazing, cooked to perfection and came very hot. The service is outstanding and we would recommend it to anyone. Thank you staff of Terra for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/5/2014