Terra & Vine
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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.
Food was mediocre at best.
Tasted old. Poor quality.
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.
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.
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. =)
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???
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always great food and equally great service. One of our favorite places for a date night or a nicer family dinner.
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.
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.
Wonderful service. Very good Terra salad. Salmon was on the salty side. Pork Milanese done nicely.
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.
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.
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.
Great outdoor patio, outstanding wine selection
Delicious food, huge portions. Salads should be split.
Food was very good and service was great. Would come again. If weather permitting eat outside.
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!
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!
We love the food-burrata, octopus, meatball appetizers.
Pasta is always good!
Cocktails and wine are fabulous!
Servers are courteous
We will be back!
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
Sat outside/ great dining/ got to my movie on time
Great food and service.
Great place for dinner before the movie.
Wonderful meal. Would have loved a bit more variety.
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!!
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.
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.
Great spot for before a show or as a date night venue. !
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.
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!
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!
Would definitely recommend. Had the mussels that come with the naan topping and delicious sauce. Pedro is a great attentive bartender
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.