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
62 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (35)notable wine list (26)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favourite Restaurant
    Snuffy
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Marty
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • Terra on a Wednesday
    justdineVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality & Service
    Brian
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belated Mothers Day
    divinediningVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall review
    Cheers
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always high calibre!
    screamingmonkey
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A regular at Terra. Always exemplary food, service, and attention to you having the best experience dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Foodisgood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Simply put, Terra was acceptable, but not all that interesting. It was fine, but not a fine dinning experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 489 reviews are from the Terra Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Pretty good
    ec77
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic High-End Dining
    Jessicalovesfood
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around fantastic!
    Cateyes
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for food; stay for service!!!
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terra Night
    Taya
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friend and I had an incredible
    Scugogy
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, Friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Excellent food, extremely friendly and knowledgable wait staff. Overall, an enjoyable experience. Second time there and will definately go back!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and really pricey
    RHRailfanVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and overpriced
    crazyfood78
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real treat
    Diner2013VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great spot, great food and comfortable spot,perfect for business lunch where you want to enjoy great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Richmond Hill
    WendyK
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.