Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand
Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand

Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terraceroomhg.com/
  • Phone: 2694697950x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jenny Drilon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From intimate rooms for 8 to a event spaces for 80.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Kemper 2694699900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oselka Drive
  • Public Transit: New Buffalo's Amtrak station is just steps away.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary, conveniently located parking.
A word from Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand
Enjoy rustic Italian cuisine with a waterfront view. Handmade pastas and regional dishes inspired by the season are complemented by a carefully curated wine list and Terrace Room’s intimate fireside setting. When weather allows, the outdoor terrace is one of Harbor Country’s most beautiful dining spots.

Dinner and drinks daily from 5pm.

Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (43)scenic view (40)special occasion (29)romantic (24)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Don't miss it!
    Mchaffee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The terrace room was such a perfect place to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Great service, wonderful food, and wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    StLman
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    So so. So so. Just ok will not go back. Service was very good, mgr concerned and conscious but food was so so
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Usual
    dmfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We go here often and never have been disappointed. Good service and good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as expected!
    funtime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sorry to report that the restaurant did not live up to the advertising expectations..For one thing, the outdoor boasts a lake view when all you can see are the tops of the boats...! Plus it was not crowded at all & we still were not able to be seated outside, which is why we chose the place. We were told they were 'short-staffed' ~ All in all, a so-so place - probably would not go back - but our server, Amber, was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    unionpiervisitor
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great restaurant overall. Nice atmosphere! If you are in the area eat here, much nicer than some of the other casual places. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront dinning at its best.
    Bill
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderfull dinner this week under the stars. The food was excellent and the service the same even though they seemed to be a server short. The buss staff was on the ball. They are open for dinner only, but if your in New Buffalo at dinner time, make it a point to get there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a terrible experience at this restaurant from start to finish. The waitress was incredibly rude and the food was fair. We never had our water glasses filled throughout the entire dinner. The waitress went out of her way to be nicer to other tables that we could obviously hear and she had an attitude with my family. My son was served a small plate of the smallest amount of pasta which took up @ 1/4 of the plate. It was evident in surrounding tables of kids dishes that other children's plates were over flowing with food. The waitress at the end had the nerve to come up to my father and tell him that he should be nicer to his son-in-law. I wanted to share with others our unfriendly, unequal, and overall disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey for average food.
    Luca
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place is average. They charge big city/Chicago prices for food that's notably sub-par by comparison ($18 for a basic Pappardelle Bolognese that should rock, but screams amateur).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    SouthWest
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a pleasant dinner here. Our waitress was great! Top-Notch service at every level. Our entrees were well prepared and the apps we address were very tasty the Shrimp Scampi app was very good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrace Treat
    IUTraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is the restaurant of the Harbor Grand Hotel, located on Lake Michigan in New Buffalo, MI. Lovely setting: willow trees, boats, wild geese. Food was excellent with many interesting choices. We had a pasta dish of orchiette, asparagus, sugar snap peas, Caesar salad; tomato basil soup, caprese salad; good wine options, good bread. Might instead have ordered choppino stew. Wonderful dessert menu too. Service was first rate. A real treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Biased Chicago Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Caprese appetizer salad was fresh and flavorful, but my papardelle Bolognese was average at best. Waiter brought me a beer glass that had lipstick on it, but in his defense he caught it before pouring and brought me another clean glass. Maybe I am biased being Italian and from Chicago where Italian food is a dime a dozen but you have a better chance finding something better than the Terrace Room in New Buffalo. Try Bentwood Tavern or Stray Dog.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DianeOH
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ate on the patio overlooking the marina. Good menu that was scaled down & not overwhelming. Had antipasto app and some of the best homemade ravioli with spinach and ricotta. Yummy. They had a gas fireplace outside at nite too. Enjoyed it and would definitely recommend and go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and delicious
    LindaO
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It was a cool evening so it was delightful to be sitting in sunshine, looking at harbor. Food was great tasting from salad thru dessert . Enjoyed experience and will go back again !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peter
    13009
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sister restaurant to Bentwood Tavern. Italian menu and we enjoyed the food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasant experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Enjoyed dining on the patio with our out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our second visit. The food is extremely good. Great antipasto platter and very good bruschetta. The pappadelle bolognese was rich and delicious. We had a fabulous dessert-chocolate with a hazelnut crust. Good choice of local wines. Our server Amber could not have been nicer. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    fun2dineout
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The terrace room is a very charming, warm and attentive dining option in New Buffalo. We ate on the outdoor patio that was very comfortable with wonderful views of the harbor. The food from the thoughtful menu was very good and carefully prepared. The service was also very good. There was plenty of staff tending to guests with our server being very attentive. If there was a time she felt she didn't attend to us as quickly as she would have liked to, she acknowledged it and apologized, but in our minds it was never an issue. She surprised us with a complimentary desert to celebrate our anniversary (which she learned about from the comments section at Open Table). Overall, a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrace Restaurant
    Traveler2
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great Italian food! The only disappointment was the Pinot Noir. Very weak flavor. Otherwise, everything was super!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed dinner
    Carrie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Very accommodating - pricey though. Waitress was great. Beautiful night .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    First of all, the food was fantastic. We each had a pasta dish and it was served hot and tasted fresh and homemade. The only thing we noticed was the restaurant was quite noisy. It was small and cozy, but hard to have a nice conversation over the noise. I think they could use something to buffer the sound.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    dmfood
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We have dined here on many occasions. We went here for our wedding anniversary a few nights ago. The service was great as was the food. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was awesome!
    Happy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My favorite is the rainbow trout. Our friends had the linguine and clams, chicken Parmesan, and Ceaser salads. All were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Vito46383
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary. The staff acknowledged it and brought our dessert with a little candle on it for the occasion. Great food, reasonable pricing. Good wine and beer list, and my wife enjoyed a peach martini. I have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close getaways.
    liketotravel
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have probably had dinner here at least a dozen times. Entries have always been VG-Italian-and lean toward the healthy side-never a disappointment. The wine list has a very good selection, however, I just love their good old fashioned Vodka Martini-straight up. The restaurant interior is elegant, though we always eat outdoors because of our traveling companion Remy-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The outdoor dining area surrounded by trees, the fire pit in the center, and a wait staff that has always been outsanding, makes it a truly relaxing experience. Well worth the 75 mile drive from Chicago and get away from all those restaurants that are spoiled by too close seating and noisy, obnoxious patrons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TheTerrace Room
    AFChicago
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I had heard good things about the Terrace Room - and it was good. Not terrific but I thought the food was well done. We started with a vegetable "tempura" - liked it. Our salads were fine. I ordered the trout and it was ok - nothing special. My friend had the salmon that I liked better. Others ordered the papadelle and it was chewy. The sauce was ok but not spiced enough. Nice staff - I would try it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Terrace Room at The Harbor Grand reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    As good as always. One of our favorite restaurants in Harbour country
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. It was a lovely day, so it would have been perfect to sit out on the patio. We were inside, however, and that was just fine. The food was delicious, I had the ravioli and my husband had the steak. Both were excellent! They have a nice craft beer selection, although they should improve the glasses that they serve their beer in - my only complaint! The wait staff was very nice and attentive and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining gem
    Chidiner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The indoor dining room is nice, but the real star is the outdoor patio that overlooks the marina. The food is excellent. It is billed as 'rustic italian', and it translates to many appealing choices. There are a variety of pastas, most of which are somewhat elevated by unique sauce combinations. The home made pappardelle with short ribs is served with a porcini cream sauce that is so good it makes one want to lick the bowl. One complaint would be that the al dente pasta is really somewhat underdone. The pappardelle were still too firm to twist with a fork, and have just too much chew to be enjoyable. Overall a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too saucy
    2vegseniors
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We had the eggplant Neapolitan. It looked great, but when you got down to taste, it was too tomatoey and saucy, no other flavor to it. We were looking forward to a nice dinner and since we are vegetarian chose the eggplant. Salad, bread, and the tiramisu were good. Wouldn't go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find!
    PCKJ
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The Terrace Room was a nice find in New Buffalo. It's close to the main artery, and easy to find. It is not too large, so the noise (we were outside ) level is good if you have any hearing issues. We had a nice birthday celebration and the food was outstanding. The unusual endive/asparagus salad was amazing. The Friday choices of seafood and vegetarian are numerous. I enjoyed the whole evening, and especially the fire outside, some'mores and general ambiance was a nice surprise to find. We will definitely make this our restaurant of choice in New Buffalo.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Completelysatisfied
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I highly recommend the Terrace Room. Excellent food and drinks, the service was outstanding, very accommodating, friendly, and knowledgable about menu and specials. Beautiful fireplace inside, and out as well, with complimentary s'more kit upon request!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat diner
    Fireplacediner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My husband and I love this whole dinning experience. The staff is professional, friendly and attuned to your needs. The drinks are generous, wine list affordable, and the ambience comfortable and we love the winter view. We come to the H. Grand every year for 10 years, with family, friends etc. we especially enjoy the pasta dishes, and the special chicken entrées. Wayne is the best!! He is on top of every thing. Bartender/waitress, night of March 9,2014 was also excellent! (Forgot her name) Keep up the excellent work and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little hideaway spot !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great spot to sneak away and enjoy the quaint size and breath-taking views! Our server was fantastic as usual, appetizers were outstanding (we had the baked asiago & goat cheese app & Bruschetta app), and the entrees were exceptional (Seafood Cioppino, Pappardelle Bolognese, Chicken Cacciatore and the special of the evening which was a Lobster w/ risotto). Nice selection of wines, vodkas, and local beers. Highly recommend and we will certainly be back. Cheers!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy atmosphere
    Znw2000
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This was our first time at the Terrace Room but it won't be our last. It was very cozy and romantic. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner next the the fireplace. It was freezing cold outside but we were comfortable inside. The food was very good and the pear martini is my new favorite. I would definitely recommend the Terrace Room to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    DrDad
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We have been going to the Harbor Grand several times a year for several years. Within the past couple years we discovered the gem of the Terrace Room. Previously we would eat somewhere else in town. Now, we wouldn't miss the Terrace Room for at least one meal on every visit. The service, the atmosphere, the people and the food are always excellent. We love this place. Everyone is so helpful and friendly; it is wonderful to have the fireplace inside and the fire pit outside. There is a feeling of a lodge in a perfect venue and delicious food no matter what we choose on the menu. Definitely a favorite spot of ours in this or any other town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THANK YOU!!!!
    DiningandDashing
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I owe a very big THANK YOU, to everyone that worked on Sunday 2/16. I proposed to my girlfriend that evening and it couldn't have worked and gone off as smooth as it did without everyone's help! A special Thank You to the host, who I was able to hand off my camera to and caught our special moment through a barrage of photos! On top of the outstanding service and friendly staff, the food was excellent and ambience perfect for a romantic evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places
    oldsalt
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    One of our favorite places for an special evening for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Boombastic108
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I ate here on Valentine's Day. The food was terrific, and the prices were very reasonable. I expected to shell out $30 per plate, but this was not the case - our entrees were each well under $20. Service was very good. Our waitress was very attentive while at the same time not hovering nor bothering us. The view was great, we had seats by the window overlooking Lake Michigan. On the other side of the glass was an outdoor, open fireplace where we were able to make s'mores. I will definitely go back here again. I recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic getaway, or even just a night away with your loved one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands Down
    jdoolz5
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Hands down BEST hotel dinner I have ever had . The ambience , service and food were hands down fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience better than the food
    Walden
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Had the special salmon and was very fishy and dry. Disappointed in their fish entrees. Pastas better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate