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About Terra at Eataly Boston
Located on the third floor of Eataly Boston, Terra is a unique restaurant inspired by earth and fire. The dining room centers around a wood-burning Italian grill, where Chef Dan Bazzinotti cooks raw ingredients over burning flames, allowing the simple flavors to shine.
In every earthy dish, the fire’s smoked warmth rekindles our fundamental connection to the elements. Plentiful and playful, the grilled plates are perfect to share around the restaurant"s rustic tables, especially when paired with seasonal drinks.
Terra’s ever-changing beverage menu includes herb-infused cocktails, rare wine terroirs, and barrel-aged beers. These draft beers — resting in Italian oak in the nearby Barrel Room — boast evolving flavors at each stage in the aging process, offering a once-in-a-lifetime tasting experience with each pour.
Boston, MA 02199
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Steak
Hours of Operation:
5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday & Saturday
11:30am-3pm Lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining: Terra offers a semi-private dining area adjacent to the wood burning grill. This are offers the full dinner menu and beverage list.
There are multiple parking garages, as well as street parking, in the surrounding area of Terra. Parking validation is available.
The Prudential Center is located near several mass transit stations including: Back Bay Station – commuters can walk from Back Bay Station to the Prudential Center without going outside! Prudential stop on the E line on the green line of the T. Hynes and Copley stops on the B,C, D lines on the green line of the T.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terra at Eataly Boston Ratings and Reviews
It is our second time at Terra. We were greatly disappointed.
Food-wise, two of us ordered steak and we were both unhappy. It was so chewy, I returned it back to the kitchen. The appetizers are definitely the best part of the meal there. Stay away from the meat.
Service-wise, the waiter did not bother to inform us the kitchen is closing. So when we wanted to order an additional dish, a few min after receiving the main dishes, we could not. It was not like we were sitting there for hours, we just got our order (which was not good).
There was no apology for any of that—for the chewy meat or for not being able to order anything else—not to mention no monetary or food compensation.
Spend your money somewhere else.
Love the atmosphere and food. Service was fair. Waiter had no knowledge of wine when asked and didn’t send someone over who did. This was a great contrast to our last visit where our waiter had the knowledge of a sommelier. Seating was crowded so our waiter had difficulty getting to us so it took a long time to order.
We really enjoyed everything about Terra! Food , service, and drinks were all fabulous. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. I had requested a table that would be good for conversation and we were seated at a table in a corner which was fantastic . I cannot say enough we really had a great time ... we will definitely be back
The atmosphere was great as it had a trendy vibe to it. The food and cocktails were both good. The only big negative was we were given a table directly against the door to the patio. Unfortunately, it was 30 degrees outside and we had to eat with our jackets on.
Terra is a great restaurant, located above Eataly in the Prudential Center. The restaurant is adorned with many plants, reminding me of a terrarium. This authentic Italian food is delicious, but comes at a price. Entrees are atleast $20, and you'll most likely want drinks and appetizers as well. While I really enjoyed my meal and it filled me up, I wish it wasn't so expensive. Would rather go eat in the North End than here other than for ambience. Terra doesn't give off the same Italian family dinner vibe which can be nice sometimes. I would come back here, but be prepared to spend a little more than you usually do on a meal.
Ambiance in the restaurant was great. Food was delicious- started off with a few small plates and my date and I each had a pasta dish which was excellent and finished off with sharing gelato. Attentive waiter and extensive wine list. Great Valentine's date here!
The menu is interesting and covers all the bases in fine Italian dining. We chose to get 3 small plates and split the steak option. All courses were perfectly prepared however nothing was truly memorable. I felt that the small plates were a bit rushed as they all were served at the same time and that caused the table to be crowded initially. We ordered by the glass and the wine selection was adequate for number of choices and the variety of selections. The server was quite well versed in the wines and he was able to make an excellent suggestion for a full bodied wine to pair with our steak.
The noise level was a bit louder than what I’m comfortable with however we were still able to carry on a conversation at normal levels.
Booked a last minute Valentine's Day lunch with my husband and was blown away by the ambiance, food, drinks and service. One note is that it's not a quick in-out, but you probably won't want to rush out of here! We wished we had more time and we're looking forward to going back for dinner. Delicious food and fun cocktails, and the decor / scenery was so cozy and enjoyable. Loved it!
Menu interesting and food excellent, especially the whole fish and the rabbit pasta. Service was uneven with a knowledgeable server and food coming at the right pace. But we couldn’t find her for long stretches at important moments. Rooftop venue is comfortable and inviting. Definitely will go again.
We made a reservation at Terra in Eataly for a family birthday. You need to walk quite a bit to get into their restaurants from the Pru parking lot. Our mistake as a family member cannot walk very well right now. When we found Terra (which wasn't easy to find) at the back of Eataly. Walking through crowds of people at the cheese, chocolate, olive counters in the market. Once we got to the restaurant we discovered the Terra elevator was not in service. Our family member, on clutches had to climb 25-30 stairs. The manager said, sorry, I can make you a reservation for a restaurant downstairs. What if someone is wheelchair bound? I really empathize with handicapped individuals for many reasons, this being one of them. This elevator should not have been out all weekend. The manager sent our table a small glass of wine and some bread with toppings.
The atmosphere is quaint, busy but not loud, open cooking area that you can sit and watch the chefs. The waitperson was very helpful with wine tastings and described the menu (a little too long though). The wait person was very very chatty. At first we thought it was sweet but it began to take over our family dinner. Good intentions but too much personal conversation throughout the evening.
The menu is different with many choices, too many in my opinion. We didn't know where to start. We got the charcuterie board which was delicious, a meal for all in itself. Very fresh, everyone loved it. We also got the rabbit pasta, small dish, plain, not attractive on the dish but very good, and octopus, which was the best octopus we've ever had. The desserts, meh, undercooked apple, chocolate lave type cake. We did not care for the desserts at all.
3 people $190.
My wife and I typically dine out for Valentine's Day either the weekend before or the weekend after the actual holiday. We've been to Eataly before but not to this particular dining option. The food is fresh, creative and SO tasty. We sampled a number of different bruschettas and loved this grilled salad w/ pickled onions and a really nice, smoky flavor. For dinner we had chicken under a brick (which is hard to screw up) and......it was the best chicken I've ever tasted; so juicy and flavorful; big portion, cooked perfectly. I've started dreaming about it! My wife had the "meat plate" for dinner which is something more like what I would order, but it was similarly fabulous.....nice cuts of beef, some ribs, some sausage. (This place is so good I almost want to delete this so it stays a secret for a little while longer. )
Our waitress was way too chatty, was really pushing all of the expensive foods and forcing alcohol on us. Made us feel pressured to get certain dishes and did not give us enough time to decide which food we wanted. The pasta portions were very small but the food tasted good.
I don't think I'd come back here. They're admirably attempting to be creative, but only one of our dishes really hit: the side of brussels sprouts. There were pieces of a preserved, almost candied, fruit thing in there that really transformed the dish. Every other thing we had was transformed negatively, taking something that sounded good on the menu and tilting it away from what we would have liked. I'd be willing to believe that there are other "hits" on the menu - we just didn't get any of them.
I feel like this is an odd position for the "Eataly restaurant" to take. Why not focus on executing what people would expect?
The staff bent over backwards for me, since I made a reservation for the wrong date, and I was looking like a "dink" in front of my date. They were able to seat us almost immediately and the rest was great!!! Try the grilled octopus, heck I would order 2 for my dinner next time!
Spoke with Orlando the day before our reservation. Asked that we be place in a quitter spot.
When we arrived we were seated almost immediately at the perfect table. Our friend arrived a couple of minutes later. We talked, the waitress was very nice, came back twice. We ordered and all 4 of us were astounded with the great presentation. and the food was even better.
Would go back today and every day. Fantastic place with great upbeat ambiance, very attentive staff (even though they are so busy), but the best part of it all is the delicious FOOD!!!!
Daughter and husband in from California - son and wife down from Maine. Looking for casual place with good food. Perfect choice. Loads of small dishes with different tastes. Everyone loved them. Main course - pasta and lamb - wow! Wine list interesting with reasonable choices - primitivo was excellent. It was a great evening.
The atmosphere was outstanding. The fire-pit in the center of the restaurant added to the ambiance as did the plants and overall decor. The service was excellent. The disappointment was the food. The beet salad was the only highlight. Both entrees we ordered were beyond salty.
The restaurant itself is cozy and very clever, although the amount of plants that were visibly plastic definitely detracted from the solarium feel. The service was phenomenal. We had the bruschetta trio, which was tasty but unmemorable. Then I had the bucatini alla gricia. Upon the first bite, it was painfully, inedibly salty. My boyfriend tried it and also couldn't get through more than a bite (he got the squash ravioli, which was tasty). For the first time in my life, I sent a dish back. The waiter was apologetic and accommodating and had a second one made, which was brought out by a woman who explained it had less cheese, because the cheese they use is very salty. I tried it again and it was the same experience. Whoever salted the pasta water must have forgot and did it twice, because it was inedible. I am not someone who has issues with heavily seasoned food, but this was a blow-out-your-palate and dry-your-throat level of sodium. The waiter offered to bring something else, but at that point we were an hour and a half into a very disappointing dinner and had a show at 8, so we just paid and left.
Price wise, they charge upscale North End prices for food you can buy in the store downstairs and make better yourself at home. The service was wonderful, the cocktails very good. But the food was very, very poor.
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