Terrace Grille

4.6
104 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Discover why The Terrace Grille is recognized as one of the top restaurants in Central Florida.

Offering a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere and a savory menu right on site, The Terrace Grille features masterfully restored historic architecture in addition to delectable menu selections.
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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at the Terrace Grille was delightful in every way. From the complimentary valet parking, the elegance of the hotel's historic setting, our wonderful server who was unobtrusive yet saw to our every need (I wish I could remember her name), to the outstanding food and beverages. My arugula salad was to die for, the crab cakes are totally delish and the creme brûlée was decadent. Wonderful food, wonderful service and wonderful friends....the perfect recipe!

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SF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice location, excellent ambiance, food fair. My eggs benedict came without the Hollandace sauce. Tasted kind of bland. Didn't realize the sauce was missing until I headed home. Another, at our table ordered the mucilee , but got granola. Okay, but nothing special. The wait staff was professional and very pleasant.

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Z
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant but 4 out of six of us ordered the grouper dinner and then we were told they were out of grouper. Not great alternatives soba bit disappointing. We all did enjoy our meals however and the service is excellent.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and solid food.
Lamb Sausage- Delicious
NY Strip- Perfect temp and savory!
Shrimp and Scallop Linguine was prepared perfectly.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sound echos. Hard to have a soft conversation if seated in middle of room. Need window treatments

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there as they were about to close but they could not have been more gracious. Food was delish

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the tuna dish and it was delicious! Service was great also! The flowers on the table were gorgeous

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DP
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We stay at the Terrace Hotel and eat in the Terrace Grille at least twice a year when in the area. It has always been outstanding. However, this last time, after much buildup to our friends, one of them got the lamb chops that had so much gristle they had to be returned. The new ones were excellent, but this should not have occurred. Also, this same friend had to return the house chardonnay during happy hour as it was so harsh. The bartender agreed that it was harsh. Then why serve it? Our other three meals were excellent, and the service was as well, as usual.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. We had to wait nearly 40 minutes for our food. The dining room was fairly empty. Not sure why it would take so long to get omelets.

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ML
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Chef wouldn't split our order. Served with empty plate for us to split. Service was slow while restaurant was only half full. Food was undercooked.

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g
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Great experience overall! Well done Lakeland.

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A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice surprise. Food is tasteful and elegant, not ordinary. Liked that champagne choices and prices are reasonable.

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EB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful lunch at Terrace Grille! We drove from Tampa and our friends drove from Orlando and we all thought it was the perfect restaurant for our Holiday get-together.

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TP
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thanks again to Autumn and Amanda for great attention to detail.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Terrace is excellent. THEY HAD NO RECORD OF MY RESERVATION THAT I MADE WITH OPEN TABLE!

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NW
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met with dear friends for brunch at the Terrace in Lakeland. The ambiance is quite lovely especially if you are into Vintage Hotel settings. We received lovely service from our server and overall the food quality was very very good. we clearly will return

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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately, I am unable to give this restaurant a rating. Service, would definitely be the lowest score. We waited by the hostess area for about 10 minutes and no one came to seat us. We left.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I usually love the Terrace Hotel but tonight, I was so disappointed. Our waitress did a poor job (so moody, not responsive, didn’t even keep up with our drinks, and etc), and my filet was over cooked. We took friends with us from out of town and felt like this place would impress but instead we had to apologize to them for the unprofessional way the waitress was. So couldn’t wait to get out of this place today. Used to think this place was Lakeland’s best but it’s a hit or miss now.

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S
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I wonder when restaurants who invest so heavily in infrastructure and food preparation, will learn that a hostess who is rude will negate the best intentions. This is so basic! I know you want someone who you believe will be attractive, but a smile and an attentive person committed to service is so important.

This place failed so miserably at that point, that we noticed we were an inconvenience to her and left.

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S
London
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Caution to Open Table users......always call hotel direct to confirm reservations. Second time we arrived at reservation time and we were not listed. We got apologies but not requested table.

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BS
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten at the Terrace numerous times over 14 years in Lakeland, but the Venison Tenderloin served with a Sweet Potato Cranberry Risotto and Asparagus was an extraordinary culinary experience. Highly recommend this limited time entree.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The server was a little inexperienced. She would constantly need to check about menu items, wasn’t sure about any of the items available at the bar, and was very rigid in clearing table etc. overall it was great as usual, but it was just a little different than normal when we come.

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FL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice venue. Out of one of the lunch specials, otherwise great.

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S
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was new and incompetent but a nice kid. House salad and creme brûlée were very good as always. Steak was done to right degree. Brings me to the mashed potatoes-cold and plated with an ice cream scoop just like a cafeteria. It didn’t help that I watched my candidates lose.

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TP
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Autumn and everyone else, food and service was excellent!

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MB
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Go for the crab cakes🤗

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ME
Northern MI
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A restaurant in a historic hotel. Charming atmosphere. The lunch menu had great selections. However, the usual trend of not serving vegetables with entrees continues. The meatloaf was inspiring- but no option for veggie unless ala carte.

Wait staff/ hostess pleasant. Food was fantastic! Cooked to specifications and hot when it arrived!

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good, not delicious. MSG headache after eating. My fault for not inquiring prior to making the reservation. The wait staff was amazing. Certainly not worth the $300+ bill for chicken or meatloaf.

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CE
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, everything was great. Exceeded expectations.

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JB
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal before the ballet. Food was wonderful, as were the cocktails and service. Only complaint was that we were seated at 5:00, but didn't recieve our entree until at least 6:30. We had to be at the ballet by 7 and were pretty rushed finishing up the meal. We even told the wattress when we sat down, but food still took a long time to come out.

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great find in downtown Lakeland in the lobby of a grand hotel. Ambience was lovely either for a business dinner or a night out with friends and family. The service was very good. The food was exceptional. The wine list had some nice selections at very reasonable prices. We recommend it highly.

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v
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at the Terrace several times with friends. The sta ff is always cheerful, the food is always good and the atmosphere is very enjoyable... We have our favorites from the menu and it's a challenge to try something new from the menu (but we do, on occasion).... Eating here is always a treat....

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was horrible! Everything was bland and had no flavor.....this place has definitely gone down hill. The portions are also very small for the price, but I can live with that if the flavor is there. The table beside us had to send their food back too. Very disappointed!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was amazing. I had the goat cheese salad and the shells with seafood. Both were incredible. My husband loved his meal as well which was the special lamb.

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BS
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another great meal celebrating the wife’s birthday. She had the crabcakes filled with huge chunks of crab meat. I had a filet. I asked if I could swap the grilled squash (3 slices when it came) for brocollini offered with another entree’. No was the answer w/o an upcharge. I opted not since the small filet was already $44. We shared a $12 creme brulee. No refills offered on iced tea.
The place was full - the bar crowd loud.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My fillet was tasty, but it was the smallest filet mignon I have ever seen. It looked well less than 6 oz. For the price, it was not a good deal. Service was adequate, but again for the price, a little disappointing.

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F
Tampa
63 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There for lunch. Drinks were good and the salads were very fresh. Great lunch

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FC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Just a few steps and this could be a five star restaurant; the setting is perfect and the food was delicious. We loved the place. Thank you

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W
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food, service, wine and atmosphere were phenomenal.

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