Terrace Grille

4.4
197 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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ChristineH
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

NYE dinner, $75 pre fixe menu. I had raw bar for an appetizer , pork tenderloin and cheesecake. When we sat down the table cloth had stains all over it, the food was terrible, our glass of champagne to toast with was flat we never received a a fresh glass. The raw bar tasted old and freezer burned, my pork was dry. My husband and I invited our friend to join us an she was sick to her stomach when she got home. Staff was breaking down the restaurant while we dined. Next day the restaurant closed for remodeling, I’m thinking that they should’ve not attempted NYE.

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vincemtx
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Terrace is always special. We decided to go now since the Terrace is closing for renovations shortly. Menu was somewhat limited as was the wine list but the selection was still good for a pleasant evening and relaxing dinner...

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vipTGMFlorida
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great server. Mediocre dining experience. Sad times in our country! Understandable, but unfortunate decline in fine dining experience. Hoping the industry can bounce back.

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MarkC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and the flavor was just exceptional. Love the ambience and the overall vibe of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The staff is friendly and the food is Devine!

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vipPatrickM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here is really good but it is very overpriced but that doesn't stop me from going back. I would not recommend the seafood manicotti. I tried it for the first time and it was just not very good. Our waitress was delightful though and this is always a nice night out in Lakeland where almost everything is a chain restaurant. Regardless of the price, I still highly recommend if you are in the mood for something upscale and different.

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vipNuke1
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour with good values. Stay for dinner as the service is great and food well presented and enjoyable.

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RobertC
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at the Terrace since the pandemic took over in March. We were not disappointed. Food was still exceptional and the service was great, as always. Highly recommend.

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vipDatenightfoodie
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Everything was going well until the bill came. The restaurant computer system was down so they had to run it through the hotel. I discovered that the two burgers on the bill were charged $16 each instead of the menu price of $12 each. It took over a half hour of waiting for the bill to be corrected and then they only adjusted 1 entry instead of 2. Back to waiting to then have that corrected and get some kind of receipt. The incorrect amount was charged to my bank and then had to wait a couple of days for the credit to come through very exasperating experience!!

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PaulaW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The terrace has been our favorite place for celebrations for the past 6 years..we understand it is under new management but wanted to try it this past weekend for birthday...the ambience was great but we were not impressed with our dinners or drink selections...however, the wine selection was delicious. I'd give it a 7 on a scale of 1-10. Was disappointing but glad to see it was fairly busy for a friday evening. Hopefully they will be able to improve food quality.

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vincemtx
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Terrace on Sunday evening is very quiet. Social distancing is not a problem. All staff were masked. The food and wine were great as usual...

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DocFop
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing.
Servers were so attentive, but not bothersome. Food is unique and and we just made yummy sounds at each course. Highly reccomend. Promise will not disappoint. Especially for any romantic occasions.
Mark Foppe DO

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

One issue caused me not to give five stars. My sister and friend both ordered the shrimp and scallops. My sisters dish was served with bad shrimp. She thought it might be season ing and had me try them. I knew immediately it was naf and had to spit it out. For the money.......unacceptable. Rack of Lamb was fantastic. Very unfortunate.

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Jaydee
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & delicious entrees! I highly recommend dining at Terrace Grille.

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vipkeithS2013
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a nice elegant restaurant but the food prices are quite high for the level of quality. We paid less at Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa which had far superior steaks.

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RAZO
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch. Food quality was outstanding, just a bit scarce.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an intimate wedding ceremony and headed to Terrace for lunch with our family. The manager and everyone at the restaurant were absolutely wonderful and made us feel special. The food was excellent !

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Aradise
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Another victim of Covid, I assume. Based on plating and quality of food, I’m guessing they’ve had to hire an inexperienced cook and lost their chef some time ago. We had the tuna, manicotti, and shrimp and scallops. All tasted bad and were prepared incorrectly. My tuna came out first as overcooked then came back cold, while the spring roll underneath sat in sauce, which then became gooey from sitting.

I feel bad leaving a poor review but we all may need to adjust. Unless it’s a chef/owner situation, I fear most of the professional chefs have moved on to other trades or bankruptcy.

We’ll try again if and when the culinary world recovers.

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ChristineH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deluvhtful

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Beth
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I took my mother-in-lay for a special girls lunch and was disappointed in the food. My $16 turkey pot pie tasted a little off and had a big piece of cartilage in it, and was served with stale puff pastry. The table cloths, which I really appreciate having, looked as though they had all been rolled up in a big ball then put on the tables wrinkled. The $4 cup of coffee was good though. And the service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday of my younger sister

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vincemtx
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to the Terrace for brunch. Usually we go for dinner but decided to try their brunch this Sunday. The brunch menu is a pleasant surprise. The service was good as usual and they ambiance was delightful.. It was quiet with sun streaming in from the windows, socially distanced for our security. All the staff was masked as were patrons when they entered until they began eating and drinking. An enjoyable time out and a bit of much needed normalcy...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend here for lunch. Wonderful meal!

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vipPeteSwan
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in a classic Florida 19th Century hotel. Service was attentive, wine list was limited, food was just OK and way overpriced. The Ahi Tuna was not the freshest and really didn't come with anything but a bit of cress and sushi standards (soy, ginger, wasabi). The goat cheese salad was a couple of pieces of lettuce, a sprinkling of macadamia nuts and a deep fried ball of breaded soft goat cheese.

My filet mignon was well cooked but literally swimming in demi glaze. The potato and cauliflower pie was nice.

The seafood manicotti had way more marinara sauce than seafood and was barely OK, especially for the price.

The bread was underbaked or underproofed so very doughy.

Didn't stay for dessert so can't comment.

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vincemtx
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Terrace is always exceptional. Social distancing was followed and all staff wore masks.... It was nice to get out for a change...

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vipDianaH
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was a bit surprised with the creme brûlée. I’ve been there many times. My kids live there and there isn’t much to choose from in Lakeland. I have spent a great deal of money hosting them at Christmas the last couple years. But, the smallest things sometimes matters. The dessert that the girls planned to share was pitiful. And the server actually brought 3 spoons. What a joke. Plus I took those same 2 girls to Berns dessert room the next night! That was the telling moment! Sorry you lost big time.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Good food and very good service.

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JPReview
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, dinner was fabulous and perfect for a romantic evening!

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LoriW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, cuisine was both beautiful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was terribly disappointed. One would think that if you pay those kind of prices for the food that they would get it right. Two in my party of 10 ordered the NY strip steak medium rare and we got it medium well????

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!

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vipTroyr
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as usual!

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ChristineH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t stop ordering the filet!!!! Delicious 😁

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The kitchen was out of numerous things on our visit. The food was “ok”. Server did not seem knowledgeable on fine dining menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were no Children’s menu choices for lunch but our server asked the kitchen if they could prepare chicken fingers for our kids. They agreed. Main courses were quiche and steak kabobs which were delicious!

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vipRedmooney
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is always pleasant . The service was very good and the food, delicious. My only comment is with the wine temperature. Red wine should be kept at and served at 58 degrees F. Warmer temperatures, room temperature, etc. are suboptimal.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner , great food

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ChristineH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE most delicious filet mignon I have ever had. accompanied by a lovely salad and cauliflower gratin. My favorite restaurant, hands down.

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vincemtx
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, dinner was exceptional, the wait staff was attentive. We were allowed to just relax and talk while we sipped our wine and munched on fresh bread. Very little background noise made conversion easy. All in all, a very enjoyable evening while socially distanced... We'll do this again soon...

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GTRATTY
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Tuesday night with my lady. Lovely service, delectable food.

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Terrace Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 197 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.