Terra Nova

4.5
1682 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are excited to bring you Terra Nova, Restaurant/Crudo/Wine Bar. A casual yet sophisticated restaurant conveniently located in the heart of South Jersey, featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Our chef’s creative cuisine with a New World style offers guests an exciting & diverse dining experience. The introduction of a sushi & raw bar takes the menu’s modern flair to new heights. Our adventurous wine list presents over 160 wines by the bottle with 50 available by the glass or our unique wine flights. Enjoy classic martinis, hand crafted cocktails or try one of our 16 tapped craft beers in our relaxing bar. Just as distinctive as the cuisine, the décor at Terra Nova is characterized by its clean design and Northern California architectural elements that are elegant yet warm. Please continue to visit our website for updates and postings. We hope you join us for lunch, dinner or a drink at our bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1682 people are saying
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vipMeganB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Headed there before heading into the city. Food was great for the price. Service was ok….I think we had a new server. Still a great experience. Will be back :)

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RobinH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. My daughter's braised short ribs were "mouthwatering, fall apart, perfect", her words. My husband had Big Eye Tuna and again, perfectly cooked and delicious. My Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna - I asked for it to be seared and it came out just that! Great job all around to the chef and our waiter! Very enjoyable evening.

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vipDianneB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We hadn't been here in a while and were sadly disappointed because it used to be better. Our meals were not very good, my daughter and I got the lobster ravioli which was bland and the vodka sauce it was served with was very watery, my husband and son got the shrimp and crab special which sounded great. It was served over cappellini and was supposed to have a sun dried tomato sauce but barely had any sauce at all. Also the rolls they served were the small dinner rolls bought in from Aversa's, and were served cold. If they can't be bothered to make their own rolls they could at least have warmed them up. We won't be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, this place was pretty nice. I was only disappointed in the food, but everything else was pretty good. The busser was really quick and helpful throughout the restaurant! I thought the east coast oysters were way too salty. They only came with cocktail sauce and lemon; I was expecting horseradish and another sauce as well so that was disappointing for me. The butternut squash soup had an interesting texture and taste. I was expecting it to be sweet AND salty, but it was just sweet. For my entree I got the Gorgonzola gnocchi. Everything was good in it, but it came with too much sauce and the Gorgonzola in it had an off taste. It made my tummy hurt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience from reserving table online to sitting right down to the waitress filling my Diet Coke. Appetizers , entrees and dessert was phenomenal. Will be definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server (Noah) was awesome giving the group time to converse between appetizers and entrees. He was fantastic! The food was delish…highly recommend the sesame brussel sprouts. Delish!!

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pickyeater
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was Nick B#168 and he was very attentive, well spoken & knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. I can not say enough praise for the staff working tonight, they were busy with tables but always checked to see if all was ok or if we needed anything. With everyone being overworked nowadays, this staff was so pleasant, friendly and really attentive I’m planning my next trip back!!!

Thanks Again
Gerri

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lindap
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing. Cocktails too! Great date night out location. Just be prepared — it is a busy and loud atmosphere.

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SteveC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with lots of great menu choices. Food was delicious. I highly recommend you check them out.

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Patty
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent good food nice place.

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JamillahE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad we chose this restaurant for my husband's birthday. The food and service was outstanding! We were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was great. Our service was good and the waitress and staff was pleasant.

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vipJeannie
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Need new things on menu. Also a soup of the day. Like going close to home. Need better drinks.

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JayW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I didn't enjoy being the last table in the restaurant especially since the place is huge. The good was very good.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated as soon as we arrived and were served very quickly.

The food was scrumptious and plentiful!

The service was excellent!

We'll definitely be back!!

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RoseannC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little too fast. Was just seated and waitress came to take drink orders and appetizers. I felt the meal was rushed, it felt like a diner experience, food came out quickly and we were done within an hour of getting there.

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KellyO
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi around. Expensive but worth it. Lots of variety on menu too.

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BRANDOND
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Beautiful decor food was so-so. They need to figure out if they want to be an Italian restaurant or Asian fusion.

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vipElissaR
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The bread was served cold otherwise food was good nice presentation

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alliep
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back!

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AmandaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terra Nova is one of our favorite places. Always have a good experience and the food is delicious. One of the best times was when they had a fall harvest type special during restaurant week a few years ago. The cocktails they make are different and delicious as well. Highly recommend

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Michael
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food sucked drinks were too strong

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vipJason
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terra Nova is consistently very good. When we go, we always enjoy getting a few shared plates, some sushi, and maybe a flatbread. HIGHLY recommend the Cacio y Pepe, it was fantastic. Our service was excellent, the drinks were good, and we will be happy to go back soon!

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vipKknj
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terra Nova is a nice local place…. We hadn’t been in awhile . Our waitress Nadia was excellent! Drinks and food overall was very good . My husband was a bit underwhelmed with his meal but everything else was good !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch yesterday! We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Our cocktails were delicious and we both enjoyed our salad selections. Terra Nova always does a great job! Thank you Marissa for your wonderful service. We will return soon

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vipPatti
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Second time I have eaten there My dish was horrible

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MikeMikeMike
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. It was a Sunday night, and there was a banquet going on so the parking lot was full. I did hear a waiter mention that they were short staffed that night, so our drinks and food took longer than normal to come out, but we understood. When the food did come out it was fresh and very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I absolutely love Terra Nova! We were celebrating a big professional accomplishment and knew just the place to go! Always impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. I had the crab cake salad everything was very fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We usually love Terra Nova but tonight seemed off. First, our party of two was seated at a table set for five. We got moved pretty quickly without having to ask which was nice. Service was okay - had to ask for new plates when our meal came. They left us with only our dirty bread plates. Flies were around our food/table. Just not the experience we’re used to here.

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DeeMarie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was Great!! We will be back in the future.

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Tennismom302
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was very sweet. Moved our table due to noise from large group.
Food was good and server was as well! Had a great dinner out with friends.

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Johnboy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We were disappointed with our most recent visit. Our server was great. The food was OK. It was not as good as in the past. The salad left a lot to be desired. The onion soup was on the sweet side. The Fisherman's Wharf had very few shrimp and the asparagus was rock hard.

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WayneD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The Main course came out it looked beautiful smelled great, but that was it, after the first bite all you taste was salt I mean a lot of salt. The server was not around just not worth my time or money.

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mom59
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a neighborhood gem! Food and service consistently good!

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willdj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with a lot of variety! Everyone loved their meal. Service was great!

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vipAlexandriaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside and the food was fantastic. There were a few flies which got annoying but overall great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We are almost always thrilled with Terra Nova … today our sushi was warmish so it did not taste right … I ordered the chicken tera nova which was phenomenal. We opted to eat outside and had the unfortunate experience of being overwhelmed with stink bugs (it’s the season apparently ).
Service was phenomenal. Drinks came out fast . We enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good and the wait staff was great

FAQs

Terra Nova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 589-8883.

Terra Nova is rated 4.5 stars by 1682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.