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Terrain Garden Cafe
Terrain Garden Cafe

Terrain Garden Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shopterrain.com/westport-restaurant
  • Phone: (203) 226-2742
  • 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
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Staff very friendly. Ambiance and setting very nice. Service slow. Food OK. Impressive setting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very creative presentation. The menu was diverse and included some pairings of flavors that were interesting. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Terrain is a great destination for a good meal in special surroundings."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Came here on a Saturday night. Food was delicious, well presented. The filet was done perfectly. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Yes, Terrain is a treat - for mind and body - plated to palate. Terrain's surrounding store scenery complements the ambience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Loved everything from the very start with easy online reservation capability. When you get there you realize you have just entered heaven - beautiful energy, wonders to look at with every step and at every turn. The food was pure pleasure to the eye and awesome for the taste buds. Definitely the place to bring those out-of-town guests who are visiting you and definitely the place to go when you need to buy an unusual gift."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our waitress disappeared from the floor for twenty minutes before we ordered. When she returned, she just said, "sorry for the delay." My wife's eggs were lukewarm and potatoes were cold when delivered. When she asked to send them back, she was told, "OK, we'll microwave it for you." My carrot spaetzle was swimming in grease so that it looked like soup. Very unappetizing. Thick carrot slices were barely cooked. Very unappetizing."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "A friend and I took our 7 year old daughters here before a play at the Westport Country Playhouse. Service took forever during brunch at noon on a Sunday. We weren't given silverware for two of us, waters, or offered a kids menu until we asked. Food was amazing as usual, but the ambience of this place completely changes when they are cooped up inside. The staff is almost afraid to walk the floor as tables are cramped together and all tables were in need of something. We even had the same waitress that blew us away this summer, and she couldn't handle her tables. The whole tone of the place was very stressful. I'll be back because the food is THAT GOOD, but I will wait for the zen experience of sitting in the garden"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Everything is perfect at Terrain! The ambience is spectacular, the service attentive but not cloying, and the food is reliably excellent. This is one of my favorite lunch places-- and i live in Greenwich, not Westport."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "With the sad closing of the Dressing Room, Terrain is finding its niche. Worth a visit. Service is terrific."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Do you like to relax while you eat? Do you enjoy savory food that you want to eat slowly so you can enjoy it? Do you want your lunch to be an experience that lasts longer than the food being delivered to your table? Then terrain is your place for dining? Delicious food accompanied by a delicious environments of living things. sit relax enjoy your food and take a walk through the nursery and Peruse their lovely gift galleries. It's a lovely way to spend the day."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Lunch is always good here, well seasoned and interesting menu. The quinoa salad was just a little too healthy tasting, almost like what you might feed your horse for lunch. The portions are generally on the small side and the bread, though good would be more in keeping with the rest of the food if it was whole grain. Nobody serves white bread anymore..."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very nice smaller sized restaurant with interesting, fresh food. Friendly, efficient service. Not noisy! Soup, salads and entrees were very good. The desserts were a bit disappointing. Will be returning and recommending this restaurant to friends."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We'll go back again and again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Someone had a great idea to use this extraordinary space and use part of it for a restaurant. If you've never been to Terrain to buy a gift for someone, you won't know what I am talking about. In the middle of winter, we felt like we were going out to dinner in the spring. The food is very good although a bit pricey. I would recommend this restaurant to those who enjoy finding new places to eat in the area."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Terrain's garden cafe exceeded all of my expectations. The ambiance in and of itself was worth it, but the food made the experience great. Not only was the bread pot amazing but the gnocchi I had was also incredible. Great spot."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This is a small but beautiful garden restaurant in a unique store. Browse the store or just go for food. Small food selection, but what they have is wonderful!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "awful. the bread use to come out warm and now it never does and the wait staff is just awful. the only reason we go back here is the food.we just mentally prepare that the service portion is not good and concentrate on the food."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I have dined at Terrain about 5 times now. While I like the food and ambiance, I don't think its worth the money we spent. 3 Salads and 2 soft drinks for over $100.00 for lunch?? My salad only had 1 eggs, shaved potatoes and 1 piece of bacon chopped up. really? That costs $18? I don't think I will be dining there any time soon."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I have been frequenting this charming place throughout the seasons, but always with just one other guest. Saturday eight friends met for brunch. It was the first time for the other 7, and my first brunch experience here . Jason our server was very attentive, well informed about the menu and did not hesitate to suggest some of his personal favorites and best offerings, which the group appreciated, being their first visit . The food was rated as very good overall , but it took a while for brunch to reach the table due to the size of our party. The chicken and faro was delicious, crispy skin with flesh very moist, gnocchi was very delicate, Bloody Mary's were good but not remarkable and very pricey. Everyone voiced plans to return again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Terrain had there Holiday Open House on Saturday and what better way to end your morning of shopping?? Lunch at this beautiful garden cafe. This is a MUST if in the Westport area or make a trip......its well worth it."
    Dined on 11/23/2013