Terrain Garden Cafe
Terrain Garden Cafe

Terrain Garden Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shopterrain.com/westport-restaurant
  • Phone: 2032262742x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Allow terrain in Westport to host your next special event.

    Our services include: Personal Chef Dinners, Picnics, Showers, Afternoon Tea, Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversaries, Engagement Parties and Fundraisers.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Terrain Garden Cafe
Share our local, organic meals with close family and friends as you create lasting memories in our charming indoor/outdoor setting. We work tirelessly to craft an environment that aesthetically and gastronomically reflects the cycle of the seasons and the local Westport community.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Terrain Garden Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)great for lunch (47)great for brunch (43)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (18)romantic (15)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very enjoyable outdoor yummy meal
    Sage
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went to Terrain with a friend and ate outside. The food was great - fresh and well done. The ambiance is great outside - you can't believe you are in Westport on the Post Road! So quiet and surrounded by nature. The service was excellent and attentive. My only complaint is that the outdoor chairs are uncomfortable. Otherwise, a great place. I've been for brunch, lunch and dinner and like it for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinning in garden atmosphere .
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you go to dinner plan to get there way before six if you want to shop in the retail section because it closes at 6, and it was disappointing . We will go back to the restaurant again and again. Very fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine & Shop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lovely outdoor dining. Shop while you wait for your table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kiki123
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is outstanding as well as the service. We are foodies and give Terrain a 10! Staff are true professionals and chefs go beyond the call of duty with the freshest food available that season.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place
    WillReturn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For a solid, low key dinner or lunch experience. Service was prompt, food delicious. The burger is arguably one of the best in town. The chicken is also delicious (and we don't usually go for the chicken). It's all done quite well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly good
    LoisAve
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I went for the novelty and were happily surprised by the fresh, well prepared brunch options and special touches (bread baked in a flower pot accompanied by herbed butter). It was a bit more than we'd typically spend but a worthwhile splurge on occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful brunch!
    macdlc
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had yet another outstanding and creative meal at Terrain. Sitting outside in their garden cafe is very pleasant, but when combined with a great meal, it makes a very special time. All our meals- burger, omelette, monte cristo and breakfast plate had unexpected elements. Loved it. And our server Melissa made the meal even better. She is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westportfactor
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ate outside in garden area--most pleasant. Rib eye was excellent. Haddock overcooked. Carrot five ways was misconceived mush. Waiter most helpful. Wine list short but well drawn up and very appropriate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    very good food, service and atmosphere! Enjoy for date night with your spouse !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enchanting!
    MelB
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We came for brunch on a Sunday and we're blown away by the beauty of the place. We enjoyed everything from the delicious bread to the creative cocktails. All in all we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a dream
    Lgm1984VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went here on a whim because they had a dinner reservation fast. Everything was so amaIng that we returned for brunch the next day. It feels like a fairy tale. The food was so flavorful and creative. I can't wait to see how they change things for upcoming seasons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    Arm818VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great cocktails, cheese board was the best I ever had! Meals were so fresh!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    BobbiVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I heard it was great but a little leary of eating in a store's nursery dept. Couldn't have been lovelier. Great waitstaff. Salad was good but Halibut was amazing. Felt like a private garden.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    happyeats
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Terrain is my go-to for brunch, lunch and the occasional dinner. The atmosphere is relaxing eye candy and the food is usually very good (a miss once in a while but when it's right, it's really right). This is a great spot for lunch and weekend brunch. The dinner scene is a little less busy than the lunch scene so it makes for a nice quiet romantic dinner. Not a good place to dine if you don't enjoy your company. Allow time before or after your meal to do some shopping.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    foodlove
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    this place is such a find. the setting, indoor or out, is amazing. you are surrounded by plants and nature! i've been there twice, and both times we had a fabulous server. the menu is smallish but outstanding. really good food. i will def go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite lunch spot
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fresh food, refreshing menu, relaxed ambiance, a treasure
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Charming and hip, just like the store. A real gem. The food was a bit unusual, but that's Terrain, and that's what makes the little cafe, hip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointment
    flutegirl4
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service and ambiance were really fantastic. We eat outdoors on a perfect evening amidst all the flowers. Unfortunately, the food fell far short. Our quinoa salad (which we shared) was nice, though not great. Both of us ordered halibut as an entree. We returned because it was overcooked. Our server was totally gracious about this, as she agreed it was overdone. Second attempt was cooked appropriately, but the dish was very bland. The cost for our dinner, without any liquor was $100.00. Sadly, we will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word...Yum
    jacreme3828
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My first lunch at Terrain with a friend who came up for NYC. First treat, the hot bread, served in a flower pot...kind of like a huge popover. It was delicious. I had the Barley, wheatberry, quinoa salad which was excellent. Loved the atmosphere... you're eating in a giant garden store, but the cafe feels very secluded. And when you're done eating, you can explore the store, which is a treat unto itself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK but pricy.
    Liketodine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Staff very friendly. Ambiance and setting very nice. Service slow. Food OK. Impressive setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need more help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is the second time I've gone to this gorgeous restaurant when the service was grindingly slow. Other visits were excellent. The servers are lovely but there just aren't enough of them. A long wait to give an order and an eternity before the food came. Usually the food is great but this time average at best. And stay away from the Monte Cristo.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very creative presentation. The menu was diverse and included some pairings of flavors that were interesting. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, new to the area.
    Jvfood
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My partner and I decided to go after he had stumbled into this place driving up and down the post rd. they have indoor and outdoors seating which is great. We went for brunch and it was a beautiful day so we sat outside. The brunch menu wasn't too big but offered enough. They also had specials to offer that day as well too. There was also a couple who brought their dog so it's pet friendly too. The wine and drink menu was good, they had Serrano whites, red, rose, and sparkling. The cocktails were really nice too. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice garden relaxing atmosphere to enjoy nature and have great food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Storybook
    tmsomme
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Menu features natural, organic, sustainable farm-to-table small plates and entrées. Bar highlights local wines and six regional beers. This upscale indoor/outdoor garden café has a distinctive style for a memorable year-round dining experience. Potted orchids and lacy ferns give diners the sensation of eating in a botanical garden. Concrete floors, hanging utility light fixtures and exposed vents offer this spacious industrial feel. Thoughful details like hot bread whimsically served in clay pots and drinks in Ball canning jars give Terrain its charm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful garden center setting
    StrategiesVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Terrain is a great destination for a good meal in special surroundings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful restaurant
    jadesan
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I have dined at Terrain a number of times and like the atmosphere very much. This time, however, both my sister and I did not particularly like our entrees. I do not like cilantro, and I do not recall it listed as an ingredient in my entree or I would not have ordered the dish. People either like cilantro or loathe it. When including it in a recipe, it should always be listed as an ingredient. The bread was absolutely delicious., warm and crusty. My 2 guests enjoyed the experience and both said they would definitely return, as will I.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spend the afternoon
    dining513
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Took friends to celebrate a birthday. Loved walking around the garden shop. So many wonderful plants and garden items. Enjoyed a delicious lunch in an open and airy room filled with plants. Great service. Pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Came here on a Saturday night. Food was delicious, well presented. The filet was done perfectly. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrain Cafe
    LK06824
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We got there later and they were still very accommodating. Our waitress was outstanding!! We ordered the chefs tasting which was phenomenal and I would highly recommend! There was so much food we all took home bags! I would definitely go back and would request Melissa as a waitress!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch in outdoor garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambiance! Their food is made from what they grow and so each day the flavors could be different and their menu can constantly change. But no matter what you order it is delicious. The bread homemade comes out hot and in cute little jars, and you enjoy feeling surrounded by beautiful plants as you drink out of your jar cup. The service in the restaurant is friendly and competent. When you are done with your meal let yourself truly enjoy the experience and walk around the beautiful store.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Terrain Garden Cafe reviews archive.
  • Brunch @ Terrain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Reservations for lunch made several weeks before the actual day requested with specific request for a window table...arrived @ 12:20 for the requested 12:30 seating to find that request for location was not honored. Subsequently it was by happenchance that a window table did open...we had to wait for the table to be prepped however. Table service very good...food was good, generous portions, but a house salad was a 'pile' of bagged mixed greens, no pizzazz. Waitress chatty and cheery although obviously covering several tables. Hopefully the kitchen area is cleaner than the rest rooms!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • henley
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband, Tony, and I and our friends, Ruth and Bob Moran, all thoroughly enjoyed the brunch on Easter Sunday. My husband, who can be particularly finnicky, said he really enjoyed the food, and we all look forward to returning for dinner sometime soon. The only element of concern is the noise level, which we understand cannot be helped. Thank you for a great job. Sincerely, Leslie Freyberg
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hiding in plain sight
    cttraveller
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Terrain is a terrific and romantic garden and lifestyle store; just walking through it is kind of a zen + English garden experience. But we never expected to find this utterly charming, fantastic little restaurant inside. Pork belly and grilled peach appetizer was transcendent. The bread is a lovely big brioche brought tableside as baked in a clay flower pot. The butter is artisinal and slightly herbed. The portions were ample and beautifully presented. I especially recommend the dumpling, ramps and vegetable combination which was so creative, flavorful and different from any other restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday happiness
    SistahFlo
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I treated a friend to lunch at Terrain last week -- neither one of us had eaten there. The service was very helpful and knowledgable -- very attentive to us, although the delivery of food was a bit slow -- fine for the leisure crowd, but we were waiting a couple of times. Food recommendations were delicious. An expensive lunch out ($60), but worth it for the special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrain Treats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Yes, Terrain is a treat - for mind and body - plated to palate. Terrain's surrounding store scenery complements the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting for a great meal
    BFamily
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This place is set in a truly spectacular settIng! It's a unique and beautiful space with an affordable brunch. Our server was very friendly and we had an all around great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Bad Service
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Been to Terrain a bunch of times, primarily for lunch but went for dinner the other night. Service was extremely slow and inattentive. Our food must have been waiting a while, because it was quite cold by the time it made it to the table. After reheating the steak, it was medium well instead of medium rare. Even so, I would go back, especially when the patio is open. It is a beautiful spot for eating al fresco, and lunch and brunch seem to be better staffed than dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indoor Outdoor Ambiance
    TheRoadLessTraveler
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Unique dining experience, wholesome real food, interesting menu. Coffee bar and separate dining room within "upscale gardening supply and equipment center in Westport, The open-air, brick-lined patio, surrounded by plants for sale, paired beautifully with the fresh, natural aspects of the cafe’s locavore menu" (NYT). Been there several times, doesn't disappointment from the bread pot through soup, entre and coffee/dessert. Check out the available dining times. Before/after dining, browse through Terrain's diverse selection of merchandise, furniture, clothing, candle and spa accessories. Of course there's flowers, plants, hardware, and more. Definitely worth a visit, two or more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy choices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I feel the food is fresh and hand crafted salads have wonderful combinations. The soups are always good and this new Italian pudding dessert with the salted caramel is over the top fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was impeccable
    mich
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Jason was our waiter. He could not have been any more attentive if he tried. Delightful, helpful and he even made us a great drink. Wonderful experience, as always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.