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Terrain Cafe - Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

Terrain Cafe - Bethesda

4.3
4.3
352 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Terrain Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land. Using hand-selected local produce, meats and dairy products, our team takes pride in crafting menus from the seasonal harvest of farmers we know and trust. We work tirelessly to craft an environment that aesthetically and gastronomically reflects the best of our local communities.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 345-9492

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Woodmont and Bethesda Ave

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking are available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 352 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. MF

    MartialFoodie

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Burger was good, but the Turkey Sandwich (well-composed with nicely toasted sourdough bread) was waaayy to salty. Having the side salad and Burrata (which was originally left out by accident) still could not offset the extremely salty smoked turkey.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are new in town and didn’t quite understand it was part of a store. We were warmly received and seated. Had a simple lunch and an alcohol free drink and macaroons for anniversary desert.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Very bland food
  4. MJ

    MegJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    nice place for a healthy but still delicious lunch
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Convenient - across from my office building! Food and service are good!
  6. KB

    KarinB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Terrain Cafe, although it's a bit pricey. We both had the grilled cheese, which was excellent! The cafe's decor is very nice and the service was excellent. The air conditioning made it very cold, however, so I'd recommend bringing a light sweater.
  7. TX

    TXxxxxH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Sarah and team! From immediate seating, advice and follow-up on menu, to delicious food! Great stuff!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Looking at wedding dresses
  9. R

    Rojas

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The ambience is amazing but service is not great. It is slow and waiters do not seem to happy when called if needed. I felt uncomfortable to ask for anything. I hope it gets better because I love the ambience and food is good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was incredible, especially the ice lavender mocha drink and the masala chai. The food was tasty.
  11. EP

    EllenP

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    My family and I came for lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. We were a party of four. The ambiance was lovely. The food was delicious! We were surprised that our waiter brought the bill to our table when we finished our main course. He neglected to ask if we wanted anything else. We had to ask for coffee. After finishing our coffee we were asked to leave since it appeared that we were finished and just talking. We were told a large party was coming in and they needed our table. We arrived promptly at 1:00 and were asked to leave at 2:20. According to the website parties over 3 people have a reserved table for 2 hours. Unfortunately this was not the case for us. It was quite disappointing!!
  12. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    153 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The place is very pretty and the servers were so kind and helpful. Although our avocado toast was terrific our two salads left much to be desired. Basically a ton of lettuce with just a few other ingredients The baked apples were more like apple compost and the croutons had no flavor and were soggy. And the prices for salads were way out of line for what they were. Too bad as such a cute place. Will try it again ( without ordering salads ) and hope better eating experience
  13. j

    joyceb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Would have given it five stars except that we don't think that one should be charged for refills of iced tea. $6 for one not-so-large glass of tea and one refill is crazy.
  14. AH

    AriHer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saw a preview on instagram and decided this was a place we HAD to visit. Little did we know we were gonna be blown away and given more than what we expected. From the ambiance to the food and the service, everything was 10/10. We loved it here!!!
  15. OK

    OlenaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best location Bethesda downtown possible. Friendly stuff, excellent food and service, plus such a beautiful décor. What's not to love.
  16. BW

    BrettW

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have been to Terrain three times. The service is always great and I enjoy the food. This time, however, my burger was over cooked and dry. The manager took ownership of the issue and discounted my meal slightly. I really like the atmosphere and will give them another chance as I feel this was an anomaly.
  17. S

    Shane

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing food was even better drinks hit the roooof! 10/10 you better go and then buy something from Anthro. Can I move to Bethesda Row 😭
  18. R

    Runaroundsue

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I really enjoy coming here but the service is a bit lacking. It seems too laid back at times.
  19. AA

    AfuaA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Burger and fries were good. French toast comes in a big portion. Also very tasty.
  20. W

    Wildonva

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    I really wanted to like Terrain but it seemed like we were the table that got lost in the shuffle. After an initial greeting, our server seemed to forget we were there. When she finally came over to take our drink orders, we waiting 15 minutes to receive our drinks although we were sitting 6 feet away from the bar and could see that the bartender wasn't busy. After we placed our food orders, we waited 45 minutes while we watched other tables that were seated after us receive their food in a timely fashion. After we asked the server what was going on, our food arrived but it clearly had been sitting for a while. Items that were supposed to be hot were lukewarm and items that were supposed to be cold were room temperature. The food tasted good despite the serving error. Finally, we had to ask for our check and then wait more time for it to arrive and for our payment to be processed. I am sympathetic to understaffing and supply chain issues in this day and age. But the proper protocol is to inform the diner - not to ignore the table and wait to be asked about food issues. Our server was pleasant but completely ineffective. We were friends dining together who wanted to catch up so we didn't mind a long leisurely dinner. But we did mind being completely overlooked and our tip, unfortunately, reflected that. TBH, we left a full 20%, but I have been leaving 25-30% during the pandemic to reflect my appreciation for restaurant workers.
  21. LL

    LeslieL

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good healthy choices
  22. a

    annabanana

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute winner for girl's brunch! I brought three girlfriends from out of town, and they were swooning over the decor, ambiance, food, and many drink options. Plus, the menu has many healthy and vegetarian options.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and I love the ambience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The burger was amazing.
  25. M

    Mikedb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our waiter didn't check on us for 30-45 minutes and later discovered that the online ordering system wasn't working. Our food came late and I missed part of a meeting because of the delay.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch with girlfriends!
  27. M

    Melanie

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Lovely ambience, and one of the few moderately priced restaurants remaining in Bethesda that isn't a beer-and-burger place. But the food is very mediocre: salmon overcooked, boring pasty bread, bland entree salads. The mushroom burger is great, and soup was good, but they need to work on providing consistent food quality.
  28. K

    Kathleen

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    appetizers of green hummus and quinoa fritters were great. Kale salad underwhelming and a disappointment. No strawberry spinach salad, also a disappointment. Ambience lovely, service great!
  29. k

    kmc4

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Second time I've dined here that the dining room is dirty. Food on the floor, dying plants on tables, no paper towels in bathroom - it was just not a nice experience. Food was OK - as expected. Our server was very good - and seemed like he was the only one hustling. Hostess is not welcoming. With the amount of money Anthopologie brings in, you'd think they could offer a better café experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the waitstaff was very accommodating; however, the dishes didn’t live up to expectations. We had to send one dish back to the kitchen, since the chicken was dry, hard, and smelled old. They immediately replaced the dish with a different meat source.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and food.
  32. HW

    HarveyWeiss

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent new menu.
  33. L

    Lindsay

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Terrain and was extremely impressed. Service was great and food + drinks were even better.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience with wonderful food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  36. SS

    SuSh

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, garden setting with amazing food and ambience- great service and people! Wonderful experience- we will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was slow.
  38. HC

    HenryC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Ordered drinks and appetizer, drinks took 20 mins and appetizer never came. Very disappointing and we could see why no one was in the restaurant on a busy Saturday night.
  39. K

    Kathy

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I give the Cafe 5 stars across the board. The ambiance and noise level were the best, for sure. Solid menu and welcoming servers and staff.
  40. K

    Kamy

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    They seemed short staffed, food was ok, drinks were great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Terrain Cafe - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 345-9492.

Terrain Cafe - Bethesda is rated 4.3 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Terrain Cafe - Bethesda

7228 Woodmont Ave Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodmont and Bethesda Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking are available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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