Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.terrarestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 9057316161
  • 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 9057316161x5
  • Entertainment: Terra Lounge late night features Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30pm
  • Special Events: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Terra Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)romantic (35)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (26)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not as good as I was hoping for...
    FoodIsArt
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    For my personal taste, I find the dishes have odd cominations, there can be improvement on the sauces. Our plates are either overcook or undercook. For the price they charged, I was hoping for better ....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in North Toronto
    CityExplorer
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant is the only option and best restaurant in North Toronto Area. It's food and service is no different than the best restaurants in Downtown Area. If you live up North, no need to travel 45 mins to Downtown for Dinner. The food is always well prepared, and hot.. We usually don't order our foods, we ask our server to surprise us, and we are never disappointed. The service is the best, everyone always smiles, we always have a great time at Terra !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great place! Visiting from Boston. Took my Aunt there for birthday. Definitely will come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Birthday Dinner
    RayJVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wonderful greeting upon arrival combined with a cheerful,competent and seamless preparation of a tricky but special old bottle of wine. Our server was very helpful,friendly and knowledgeable .The other staff members made sure that the dishes were presented with a precise brief description.My wife was delighted when served with a terrific chocolate dessert .I had mentioned her birthday in the notes/ request space with the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    great2dine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The four of us had excellent meals. The service was superior. We have been at Terra many times before and the food is always consistently excellent. Would highly recommend to others to use.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • traditional excellence
    decadence
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was great, service was excellent. Back to the traditional experience we always enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING PLACE
    jiujitsu101
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best restaurant that. I have been to so for, great service, very knowledgeable staff, amazing drinks, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable, good lighting perfect room acoustic, very good table seating arrangement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    steaklover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    dinning here many times, food is great, but service is slow, live singing is very noisessss,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    decadence
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always look forward to our dining experience at Terra's. This time around, food was "fair" - portion sizes particularly small, food was not hot, attention to detail in service also lacking - no offer of "toppings" - fresh pepper, parmesan......no bread re-fill.....overall disappointing. Given the price level expectation should be outstanding. Not our usual experience at this establishment which typically results in only rave reviews - believe it was an off day :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner
    JAYL
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Enjoyed my anniversary dinner here. Great service from the staff. Was very surprised with the price (in a good way)! Didn't know about the awesome "Sunday-licious". 3 course meal for $39, don't know how it can get any better, especially for the selection of food available. Definitely would come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner.
    ThornhillFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my wife and kids to Terra for my wife's birthday dinner. Everything was excellent from the service, atmosphere and especially the food. I would highly recommend Terra FIT any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Service
    FromTO
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were in the area and so decided to give Terra a try, having heard of it for many years. The experience was fantastic. Superb, attentive and helpful service, a fantastic wine list and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terra a very good dining experience
    Henry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    "I really like this well appointed and fashionable dining room. We typically avoid the Summer Licious venue, but their selections were really well presented and were marvelously cooked. Service was very well executed and food was its usual high standards. A classy place, and could be even classier if they lowered the music volume.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistancy of Quaity
    FoodFinder
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have eaten at Terra a number of times and it has always been an enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Terra was top notch. Service was very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chcw
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner (#42) because we have been there before and knew we would be thoroughly pleased with the evening, which we were. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Disappointing. Slow service. Moderate food. Expensive. Would not go again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant find.
    RH001
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've driven by this restaurant for years without really knowing how great it was until now. Food and service were excellent and a two piece band comprised of a guitarist and saxophone / flute player added a nice, low-key "live music" touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I came to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a great experience. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the service as well as the food was outstanding, from the appetizers right through to the desert. We would definitely return and recommend the restaurant to anyone who is looking for an upscale dining experience here in Thornhill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Danny
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have worked in fine dining for a long time and currently am a Banquet Chef at Canadas top golf course, and I must say this has been maybe the best experiences I have had at a restaurant. The food was cooked to perfection, my ostrich entre was flawless, my girlfriend loved her plates and the wine was perfect. I really couldn't ask for anything better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a hidden gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I've never heard of this restaurant before. I looked it up online and had great reviews, so I decided to give it a try. What a great surprise, beyond my expectations! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but weird billing
    Licketysplit
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was good, service was fairly attentive, but I was overcharged for both glasses of wine. Realized afterwards and called them, manager emailed me back saying that they are now pouring bigger glasses and hadn't changed the prices on the menu?? I don't know about you, but to me that sounds a little fishy. Waiter also overcharged the table next to us and said that he "forgot" to use the special "Sundaylicious" pricing. Huh?? Really??? Again, sounds fishy... Was it the waiter or the restaurant? Hmmm...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our anniversary dinner
    galogue
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were greeted at the door immediately and taken to our table. It was our anniversary and we were treated to 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco. We had also held our wedding reception at Terra and had an amazing experience then as well. We chose to eat off of the Sundaylicious menu. I got the caesar salad, striploin steak and creme brulee. My spouse got the hand picked salad, game parpadelle and creme brulee. Everything was delicious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to usual standard
    Ascalepius
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Having eaten at Terra on numerous occasions one has high expectations of the restaurant. On this occasion, perhaps because it was a Sunday on a long week end, the meal was not up to the usual standard with the service slower than usual. The Sea bass was quite acceptable...but the cabbage carrot slaw garnish placed on the sea bass was extremely vinegary and did not enhance the fish and spoiled the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    swtangel102
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I finally got to try out this restaurant after living in the neighbourhood for how many years??? It was amazing. The ambiance was nice and romantic. Perfect for anniversary celebration or any other special occasions. The food was excellent. The portions were just right (as I'm not a big eater). Definitely will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favourite Restaurant
    SnuffyVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Always outstanding food and service! We love going here with friends or for a romantic night out!! We went the other day for our anniversary and they had a long stem rose waiting at or table for us and brought us a special dessert that said happy anniversary!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Gemini3
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Very good restaurant. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Food very good but I've had better liver elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 508 reviews are from the Terra Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Sabs5
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Service, food and experience was all around amazing. We have done many events here and it's worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experiencep
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Outstanding service from waiter Patrick! Quality and preparation of food excellent. Special occasion recognition. Will certainly be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodFinder
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazinf service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Foos was great and server was beyond amazing! Defaintley will be returning
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Internationaltraveller
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As always a great special occasion place, service always excellent, a favourite of ours for many reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite 905 Restaurant!
    PerryVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great food, wine and service... What else could you want!?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighbourhood restaurant
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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++.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unchallenged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MartyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment!
    Ajumenai
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MandM
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's alright
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.