Terra & Vine

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Italian
Terra & Vine offers casual, rustic Mediterranean fare with an Italian emphasis, showcasing the region’s bright, bold flavors and seasonal ingredients. Owned by Master Sommelier and Check, Please! Host Alpana Singh, Terra & Vine features a variety of shareable dishes and large plates, including house-made pastas, pizzas, and grilled entrees. Terra & Vine features four distinct private dining rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-140.
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Chicago
52 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at this restaurant, and I was very impressed. Our waiter was excellent. He asked questions about timing (we were going to a play), allergies, and other preliminary matters. He helped with recommendations from the menu, each of which was great. The food was superb; the ambiance excellent. I was very impressed, and will return when in the area.

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre at best.
Tasted old. Poor quality.

c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Terra and Vine. The food is delicious the portions are big and the prices are reasonable. I also love the ambiance. Would recommend highly.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 7pm. We ordered a salad, a pasta and a meat. After we received our water and iced tea the waiter didn't come back to our table until 7:45 where he waiter tells us our ticket was lost and was going to resubmit it. No apologies, no refills. Our movie was at 8:15. We had to leave. This was a terrible experience.

k
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Service was great and food was wonderful. My only recommendation would be to drink wine inside, it was the battle of the fruit flies. I had to dish about 14 out of my drink over the course of the evening. That is not on the restaurant in any way, it's just the nature of the beast that is nature. =)

T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here does not disappoint, always crowded though and noisy. Service can be outstanding or quite slow depending on scheduling and number of reservations. We had a great time and would highly recommend for a special occasion.

Why is this restaurant not eligible for points???

VQ
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We returned to this busy locale after some time away and it didn’t disappoint. We started out with Terra salads that were huge and delicious. Just the basics but wonderfully dressed. We shared the short rib dish and the pasta with fungi. The short rib dish was delicious and quite substantial! The past was a perfect complement with a very rich sauce folded perfectly into the dish. Topped with a Montepulciano, the evening was perfect. Service was a bit slow and the restaurant has a real urban vibe.

E
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- Great servive- great place
The place is beautiful- seating comfortable
The service was 5 stars
The food was outstanding
This is 5 Star but only better!!!!

P
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We ate at this restaurant on a Sunday night. Service was painfully slow. Appetizers were good. Tagliatelle was nothing special, made with over cooked, store bought pasta. Some of the other pasta was made in house and of better quality. Waiter compensated us for some of the apps but it was not sufficient to make it a positive experience.

R
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

It took awhile to have someone come to the table to greet us. My wife was upset because the menu online said they had a fish of the day but they didn’t when we got there. The mussels were amazing but the pasta I had and the cauliflower both weren’t great. We will not be coming back.

DM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Dinner and a movie. Restaurant was understaffed, server had too many tables. We lead an hour to eat and service was so slow we were 20 minutes late for the movie that was right next door.

Very disappointing...:(

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointing. Kitchen was disorganized and very slow. Server kept disappearing— never updating us on meal progress. Food was good, not great, and there was no compensation for waiting almost 90 min for food. If we hadn’t been hosting group of friends we would have left.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was good. It’s a convenient place to eat before or after a movie. However the menu is always the same with very few specials. I recommend more specials (appetizer, pasta, salad) and/or seasonal menu changes.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and equally great service. One of our favorite places for a date night or a nicer family dinner.

GU
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last-minute reservation and were able to eat outside. No sooner had we been seated that it started to rain. The staff was very accommodating to move us to another patio table under cover. It had been a while since we had been at the restaurant, so we forgot that portions are more than ample. We ordered the cauliflower and brussels sprouts as appetizers and ended up taking half of them home since they were so large. Dinner was delicious and service was outstanding. We will have to make a point of returning to the restaurant more often.

RP
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went early (6pm) and the restaurant was very quiet. Although the noise level did increase, it was never loud. Our service was good. The chicken Marsala was tasty and we were able to substitute mashed potatoes for the polenta. Our friends were satisfied with their food as well. I would return there.

Z
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service. Very good Terra salad. Salmon was on the salty side. Pork Milanese done nicely.

N
Chicago
249 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We keep trying to give Terra and Vine another chance but the bottom line is the food is just not very good. The wine is the only reason to come back. Value and selection there is great. Service was actually great too but you just can't make up for uninspired and poorly executed food. Suggest simplifying everything with less ingredients and more care. If we come back it will be for wine at the bar until something changes with the menu. With all the options in Evanston this wont last if they don't.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were there for 2 hours literally because of ther server and his terrible lack of attention. In the 2 hours he was there he stopped by 4 times and I asked a bus boy to grab our server for one of them.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Waiter was pleasant enough but not attentive and it was not busy. Took 20 minutes to get drinks.
Said we needed 2 Meals GF, ordered Mussels Appetizer, served with big pita loaf on top.
no refills on water. Waited excessively to get plates cleared and check taken care of. Noted on open table it was a birthday so i guess that is why they brought out ice cream bowl- with no spoons. by this point I was so frustrated I exited while my husband waited to complete bill.

OT
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor patio, outstanding wine selection

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, huge portions. Salads should be split.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was great. Would come again. If weather permitting eat outside.

E
Chicago
449 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a after-movie dinner, and it was great. My wife had short ribs, which were tender and juicy, and enough to take some home for our Bichon! We shared a large portion (only size) of pasta fagioli soup, and it was more than enough as a starter for both of us. I had rigatoni with sausage in a tomato vodka sauce: again, so delicious, and enough for my lunch the next day! The wine list is excellent, and prices moderate. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. A great place pre- or post-theatre, but also anytime!

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was fantastic. The wait staff left something to be desired - we were rarely checked on throughout our time there, but with that said when the waiter was around he was extremely helpful. Overall I would say this was a good experience!

I
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food-burrata, octopus, meatball appetizers.
Pasta is always good!
Cocktails and wine are fabulous!
Servers are courteous
We will be back!

T
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was given happy hour menu and when ordered off it was told we had to sitting at bar. They shouldn’t give the menu to dinner guests

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sat outside/ great dining/ got to my movie on time

BC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for dinner before the movie.

BM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Would have loved a bit more variety.

F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here following a college tour at Northwestern University. The quiet, sunny patio was a great place to “digest” all the information from the tour. Our server delivered prompt, efficient, and friendly service! The salads are excellent and very large!!

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food, nice staff, great ambiance.

The Pear Salad and the Cheesecake were great. The spaghetti with seafood was also really good. The beets and burrata wasn't (I was expecting more burrata than beets and more a creamy burrata), but I don't really like beets so there's that. Drinks were good.

Staff was friendly but I feel the place was a bit understaffed (took longer to get their attention than I expected. Remember the client also wants attention/be served swiftly, not only just to eat good food).

Almost 120 USD for a meal for 2. A bit much, but ok. Would come back.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Former Chicagoan visiting long time friend. I'd heard about Terra and Vine and also knew about Alponna Singh (family are longtime fans of Check Please). We went early on a Thursday night - 5PM after busy day. The timing was perfect - it was still low key enough and not yet overly busy that we could talk easily and catch up. (It became much busier and the decibel level had definitely gone up by the time we left 2 hours later.) The food was adventurous without being over the top. I'm a wine lover and always seeking to learn. Based on our food choices our waiter decided to consult with Alponna on what would pair best. We wanted to try different wines with our various courses so opted to go by the glass. The wine suggestions were sublime and paired perfectly with our various courses. Exquisite dining with the best company.

m
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for before a show or as a date night venue. !

DV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

As Italian goes, Terra and Vine was Meh. I had much higher hopes. For what we paid, it was very ordinary. The service was unbelievably SLOW and it was a random Tuesday and they were not busy. There were long pauses in between courses when there was no food on the table and no waiter in sight. Not awful, but definitely not remarkable. I won't come back here-nothing was good enough to want again.

m
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The beets and burrata cheese was a delightful summer salad. The house salad was huge. Two of us couldn’t finish it. We shared the short ribs. It was a very generous portion and we both loved it. Even the gelato was wonderful. Our server was friendly and competent. We will be back for sure!

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

An empty wine glass was tipped over and shattered
I have a gash in my leg
I was bleeding using napkins to try to stop the blood
It dripped while we finished our dinner.

THE ONLY ASSISTANCE WAS 2 BAND AIDS!

VD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend. Had the mussels that come with the naan topping and delicious sauce. Pedro is a great attentive bartender

YA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for and service at lunch. The Brussels sprouts crostini was delish. Soup and half sandwich delish also. Cream of broccoli soup and tuna salad 1/2 sandwich. I asked for cold tuna, no cheese. No problem!

Very nice lunch menu too. Outstanding, attentive, and friendly service.

Highly recommend.

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