Terra Nova

4.6
1641 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 1641 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overall disappointing . The noise level was very loud and hard to hear your dining companions . The appetizers were the saving factor of the dinner . The fish was way over cooked and the beef dinner was dry and tough while also drowned in too thick gravy that looked like it came out of a jar . NOT WORTH the price
Will not be returning

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CarlT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Service and food was good - not exceptional. But there was an abundance of fruit flies the whole time we ate and the wait staff were very aware of the matter but just tried to ignore it the best they could. I told the hostess about the matter and told her we probably would not be back - she didn’t really seem too phased. Disappointing for a meal $150+ for two people.

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vipRRER
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very enjoyable

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brianddi
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some entree’s were v good others missed the mark. Sushi was excellent and service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bunch of apps and a flatbread and everything was delicious. The espresso martinis were amazing and our server was so attentive. We sat outside and it was perfect. We'll definitely be back!

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vipMaggie
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent server .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on Saturday outside on the Patio. Johncarlos was our waiter. Very kind and professional. Our sandwiches were prepared to our liking and the creme brulee was a sweet treat. The outdoor space is wonderful we can not wait to return again. Great job Terra Nova

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JohnN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food, wine and bourbon choices. Our meals were flavorful and prepared to our liking

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was our second time at Terra Nova. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations or standards. There sever was unfriendly and disinterested. She never asked how our food was or came back to check on us. My sons asparagus came out late and she said, “do you still want it”? We had to flag her down to refill water. The restaurant was not that busy and they seemed to be well staffed. The food was too salty and was drowning in sauce. I ordered the short ribs w risotto. It was all plated in a small bowl together, very messy. The sauces did not compliment each other at all. Our bill was $200. We will not be back.

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vipEmilyW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The atmosphere is good but the food is not as good as I had remembered. Service was ok, meatballs and ricotta were good and wine was good but both diners left feeling a bit unwell after eating, and the shrimp scampi had little flavor. I would revert to the sushi and wine if I were return again as I recently had a good experience with those two items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome

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RayC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was very good. Unique food combinations and very tasty. Service or staff management was lacking. Maybe they don’t have enough servers. Our waiter was juggling 5/6 tables on a Friday night. He was struggling. For the first 25 minutes the only thing we had was a glass of water. Then finally a drink order. Eventually we were able to order food about 45 minutes into the night. Then to finish the waiter put the check on the table and asked if we wanted dessert. Based on already getting the check we decided against dessert. Based on the waiter having too many table and his lack of skill and personality it took the night and my opinion of the place down, which is Ashame because the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service from start to finish was great. Our waitress gave us honest opinions on drinks as well as food! Food came out hot and in a timely manner. Would absolutely done here again!

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was delicious. We had a swarm of fruit flies by our table that didnt cease our entire meal

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vipandyb
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Individual tables could use better lighting. Noise level needs to be better controlled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good dinner with my wife as usual. Our favorite and our “go to” spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert were all excellent. This place never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I feel like the food has regressed in recent years. Had to be seated near the kitchen which was hectic and loud. Good service.

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pickyeater
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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EugeneL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is reasonable in portion and taste. The only reason for a 3 star on this evening was the waiter. Though he was nice, it just wasn’t the expectation of a people facing role. He was short, but no unprofessional, and missed opportunities of asking if we needed another drink, or if we were interested in dessert/coffee. Maybe it just want a good day for him, but it was a good outdoor dining night.

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HarryG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time visiting Terra Nova. Every visit gets better. My compliments to the cooks as our meals were delicious and plentiful. Hats off to the bartender as my Titos Martini's with the Bleu Cheese Olives were made to perfection!!!!

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KwameM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! We enjoyed our meal. The waitress was kind and responsive. Great night.

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vipDocdining
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Giancarlo was excellent

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Moma62
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although I asked for a booth, I didn't realize how tight it would be...a little better spacing would be appreciated.
The food and service was good.

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vipKathyschoice
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was high quality and well prepared and presented.

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vipTedk49
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sat outside upon our request and it was a beautiful courtyard. Great service. Average food. Average value.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sushi is pretty good but definitely overpriced.

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wine: Pretty good, but that came from a bottle. Hard to mess that up.
Salad: Overdressed
Salmon: VERY dry. Grill marks tasted like it was cooked on a dirty grill. NO sauce. Almost NO flavor.
Spinach side: Hot and good
Mashed potatoes: Good but not warm
Lobster Bisque: VERY salty to the point of not being eatable. Also, tasted more like a butternut squash soup. Perhaps the worst part of the meal.
Steak: $43 Filet cut. While tender in general, there was something stringy throughout the meat. I literally couldn't cut it entirely. It seemed like some sort of synthetic twine.....hard to explain. Also, over-sauced
Potato side was more like bad hash browns from a diner which had been cooked earlier and sat for a long time.

Was supposed to be a special meal. Instead we stopped at Taco Bell on the way home.

PS...first time we ate there a year and a half ago, the food was very good. We both got the filet special. Next time, a step backwards. Third time, short-ribs were over salted. And last night was our fourth, and maybe our last time there.

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Toby
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at Terra Nova was excellent, great atmosphere, and service.

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vipDeannaS
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was slow even though it wasn’t very crowded. Server was not attentive with order wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday. The dinner was amazing but the Oysters was not worth the money.

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vipdantran1010
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

poke bowl was good but extremely small

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vipMichaelA
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire team here has it going on. Amazing food as always. The service was incredible. Melisa and her leadership here shows in all they do. Thank you for the difference you make in our community.

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DaynaQ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited too long for cocktails
Appetizer was lukewarm
Overpriced salads
I was not impressed

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for a special night figuring no kids and a group came in with 5 kids that would not sit down not the restaurant fault
( but sit them where they would not be heard

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JohnBo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely , quiet I rushed evening with friends. We were able to relax and chat without having to rush through a dinner.

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Dancurrie84
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was quiet when we were there but it wasn't very busy. Nick was our server and he was excellent. On top of my drinks and had suggestions for my wife's meal. The food was very good. Wasn't expensive. Overall 4/5.

FAQs

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

Terra Nova is rated 4.6 stars by 1641 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.