Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant

  • 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 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
82 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (42)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (17)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent food, friendly and attentive staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. My party thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I ordered the sea bass, and I was very pleased with the taste, texture and doneness of this dish. My daughter ordered the Shrimp Risotto and was not disappointed either. I found the wait staff to be very attentive and possessed excellent knowledge of the dishes that was being offerred. They were also very attentive and provided the right amount of joke, light convesation and interaction, which made us feel very welcomed. The ambiance is excellent for our party. Overall, everyone in our party agreed that it would be a location that we would certainly return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Travis
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Really impressed by Terra! Food is fantastic, perhaps the best Lamb Chops I've ever had. Restaurant was a little quiet but was ideal for a business meeting. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    PatMVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It had been a while since we dined at Terra and our expectations gorgeous excellence were met from the moment we walked in. The service, food, ambience, were all outstanding! It is an expensive night out, but worth every penny! We won't wait as long before returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary service fine dining.
    GordonCSpringle1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Terra offered the best fine dining service and top level food I've experienced in Toronto. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed
    DearAbby
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    at what they have done to Terra. I had not been there for several years but is had been a favourite spot previously. The decor is now heavy and opulent and they have closed in the open spaces so that it is now claustrophobic. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive....but the atmosphere is not something I would like to experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    exquistefood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    An excellent evening of food and wine. Service was attentive, helpful and charming. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Lumi2008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We love Terra. It is a first choice for us. This was our 15th wedding anniversary and Terra did not disappoint!! We had a great waiter who was very knowledgeable of the items we were interested in trying and knew a lot about the way the food was prepared. He made our evening enjoyable. We appreciated not being rushed between courses and the ambiance was fantastic. The meal was amazing!! We enjoyed the music as well - wish we knew there was a band that came on at 8 - we wouldn't have booked our reservation so early!! We also appreciated the complimentary drink at the end!! Thanks Terra for an awesome experience!! Can't wait to come back with friends and enjoy another fantastic night/meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD
    rubber
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I had a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    Snookers
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It's nice to have such a great spot without having to drive all the way downtown. The food quality was fantastic! The service and friendliness, over the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was just "good"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I enjoyed the food but the price is too high. I expected much better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elena
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Terrible food! Definetely is not the first class restaraunt!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing
    TOfoodie
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Had the foie gras and ostrich while husband had the Caesar salad and rib eye...the food was absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise
    smartacus
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife and I went to Terra for our anniversary after deciding to try somewhere we've never dined at before. I was amazed. The service was stellar -- which is an anomaly today. Canada's sense of entitlement killed service and hospitality years ago. But, just as a small town hidden away from plague, hospitality is alive and well at Terra. The food at Terra is incredible. The gnocchi is facemeltingly awesome, and I know gnocchi. The veal chop was butter. Not only that, but it was cooked perfectly medium even at the bone, which is not easy. They went above and beyond with writing "happy anniversary" in chocolate on our desert plates and a complimentary champagne, like adding Corinthian leather to a Bentley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Night
    4theluvoffood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We decided to go to Terra to celebrate my friends birthday. The Ceasar Salad was yummy. The Steak filet was done perfectly and the mashed potatoes and vegetables were equally as good. The service was very efficient. My only complaint would be the price is a little high when compared to other similar restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice quiet room
    Dshort2727
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is our favorite Toronto area restaurant and we generally go for special occasions, including two birthday parties. It was my 65th birthday so we ventured there. They have made a small intimate room for 25 people that is away from the general dining area. Service was, as always, impecable and the food was very good. We were anticipating a red meat meal the next night so we stuck to sea food which was very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd decor but nice
    Busidiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Had business lunch with 5 people. Excellent menu choices and food was delicious. Service attentive nd personal. The decor is odd but somehow works. Great place to meet and eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • 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.