Terra Nova

4.7
1540 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 1540 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Janna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual outstanding service, food and drinks. Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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JohnD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Pretty good

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in south Jersey.
Olive tree roll is wrapped with cucumber, instead of white rice, very fresh & delicious. Russian roulette roll also yummy, wrapped in rice paper & white rice, comes with shot of sake. Mushroom flatbread paper thin & crispy, topped with fresh mushrooms & arugula so good. Waitresses are always so nice too.

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Seafoodeater
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time back since the pandemic. The restaurant has not changed, same great food and service. It’s very safe to go inside, they moved the tables apart and put partitions between booths. However, opentable took away 1100 points as they said it expired. But how can we go to the restaurants during a pandemic? Very disappointed in open table. 😫 Dennis Pfeil

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Wiffle
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I know we are loosening restrictions but did feel like it was very crowded there. Despite this everyone courteous and nice and food excellent

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Janna
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual this restaurant has excellent service, food and drinks. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Jlab
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Red sauce was very watery on my entree. The mussels appetizer was good and also the French onion soup. Service was friendly and prompt. Will be back more for apps and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Second time here, wasn’t impressed with food or service at all. Our waitress was too busy talking than actually paying attention. Sat with appetizers and no plates or utensils for 15 minutes. Most awkward dinner in a while and I was telling my parents how great it was going to be! Sadly disappointed

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CapeMayDiner1
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in the area and my friends who were new to the restaurant loved it and plan on going again. The food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was my first time coming here since the pandemic has begun. I was not impressed. Menu is limited in my opinion and sadly the happy hour pricing isn’t in effect which I understand. But the sushi to me isn’t worth the price. I don’t need to come back for a while. Service on the other hand was decent.

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LawrenceB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good appetizers, house salad, and the entree was delicious 😋. Will return!

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VictoriaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we felt at ease eating inside, the service was great.

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Mnicolai
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect. We had salads and sushi & it was so fresh and delicious! Drinks were in point and our waitress was phenomenal. A++

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails with a classy yet chic atmosphere!

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Tprams369
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice server

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crewfood
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive, efficient, and personable. Food was delicious. We are planning a return trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience but pricey

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MIchael
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good, with a large variety of choices. Service was a bit slow.

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viplynn
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food - reasonably priced - nice outdoor space for 8 people

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The sushi has to be some of the best I’ve had the Tuna Amazing roll was Great! The mussels in that bourbon n bacon broth is to die for!

JP
JohnP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Had a very nice meal, The outdoor table was really nice and the food was very good.

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vipAMAZING
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bourbon mussels are to die for! Always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time dining out in over a year!

JJ
JudiJersey
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Outside seating was a little chilly and table was too high for chairs so we had to move.

JC
JenniferC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to celebrate a birthday! Great food and great service! Highly recommended by me!

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Patsy76
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner was delicious! Our server was very nice and made sure we were happy and satisfied.

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mdim
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as usual! Highly recommend if you have not been.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Just wasn’t good - the food came out cold, worst cream brûlée ever, it was hard getting our servers attention to get drink refills and although the ambience is nice, probably will not be back.

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CathyM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall the restaurant was fine. Food was good, service was great. Quality for the price was ok.

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steph
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

very overpriced for the type of restaurant it is....feels like a diner. Food was good.

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vipFrankL
Atlantic City
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good never dissapoints, but our waitress wreaked of disgusting perfume. I don’t understand why management allows that. Never around food.

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vippseudandry
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to go back to the Italian restaurant with the amazing sushi! I went at lunchtime with a friend. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. She was nice enough to mention that the drink I ordered was sweet, in case that's not what I'd like. Social distancing was maintained.

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MicheleR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great and the food is delicious! Terra Nova is definitely one of favorite restaurants.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have been dining at Terra Nova for about ten years. Initially the place projected an upscale feel, where diners were appropriately dressed, the food was great and the service was top notch. Sadly, things have declined. On my recent, most of the wait staff was better dressed than the actual diners. Sweatpants, gym shorts, t shirts, baseball caps on men while seated and sneakers was the dress code. The food, while hot and tasty, was slow to come to the table. I’m not sure what happened to the delicious bread I used to enjoy, but the cold, sad rolls offered did little to whet my appetite. Service was uneven and at one point the waitress dropped off lemons at the table. On her next visit, we asked what the lemons were for...her answer was she dropped them off at the wrong table!!

This place has the potential to be something. Right now it is something else! Yikes!

My advice to the management is to institute somewhat of a dress code, hire more or better staff and revisit some of your menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my most favorite places to eat! Sushi and Lemon a basil Martinis!!

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gman
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner. Fast service. Excellent food. Loved the prime rib fries appetizer.

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vipPJ5225
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wine flights are a great value. The sushi is good but chicken cutlet was a bit overdone. Great service.

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MiaD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the stuffed tilapia and it was awful. Fish was dry and the crab stuffing was nothing but bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waitress was friendly but appeared to be rushed. House salad was very small. Bread was cold and only came with butter, no oil mix.

My meal was not fully cooked and vegetables were too large for a kabob.

LM
LoriM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer of cheese fries was great. the sushi was good and all the entrees were good. We sat outside in the front and the inside restaurant look very nice as well. Waitress was very friendly.

FAQs

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

Terra Nova is rated 4.7 stars by 1540 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.