Terra American Bistro
Group of 12. Were seated at wooden farm table. Ordered from new meat+3 menu. Food was delicious and priced moderately. A good value indeed. Servings were ample. Superb service by Nick
Excellent food, reasonable prices, cute place, great parking.
This is one of our favorite restaurants! I had the meat loaf and my husband enjoyed the salmon: both were amazing! Our server, Nick, made it a great night, attentive but not intrusive. Water glasses stayed full! And dessert was delicious!
Outstanding! So glad you liked our new vibe and menu.
The blackened covina melted in my mouth! I also loved the corn pudding. Lovely meal before a concert.
Thanks for choosing Terra.
I have been to Terra's numerous times. The food is always excellent. the service on point. I highly recommend. It is not in the nicest part of town, but I suppose that helps keep the prices reasonable.
Gem of the hood. Blows Farm to Table and Bo Beu away by a mile. Food is tastier than Brigantine too.
We LOVE Terra Bistro!! The food is fabulous as is the ambiance! The wait staff is wonderful!!!
It’s our favorite restaurant! We’ve never had a bad experience at Tera Bistro!
We love our customers and giving them great dining experiences. Thank you for the review!
Great food, every time! Bread pudding is the best!
Thank you! We are pretty proud of our bread pudding.
Terra is always a favorite of our families. Everything is delicious. Mike was our server and he was excellent.
Thank you for the feedback.
Terra American Bistro is always a delight. Though their menu is seasonal and often changes I always find tasty, comforting, healthy options. Their wine and beer selection along with their full bar and homemade infused liquors are the perfect compliment to every meal. Also, their desserts are delicious. If you are looking for a high-quality meal that doesn't break the bank then Terra American Bistro is the restaurant for you.
Thanks for the shout out.
The food was scrumptious . We wanted delicious food leaning toward the healthy side. The fruit substitute for potatoes was perfect. Service was very friendly but not overweening. We would go back in a heart beat and I have already suggested it to a friend .
Nice to hear! Thank you for the great review.
Second time at Terra, second time finding hair in food. Otherwise a good experience
Had a great time! Food was amazing and service was great. Our visit was a Friday evening, so naturally it was very busy. Staff was all around great. The only thing I would ask to improve would be more frequent check-ins by the servers, and to not serve the plates so hot. We were warned by the servers that the dishes were hot, but one of our children accidentally touched their plate and were slightly burned. Easy to fix. We will definitely be back.
Wednesday dinner and the venue had specials, regular menu and an option to pick a protein and combine it with 3 sides for a great price. We tried the brisket and the baked chicken then choose from a half dozen sides to make a perfect meal.
Terra is a wonderful restaurant. The food is always excellent, and the service terrific! If you love good food, this is the place!
Thank you for taking timeto review us.
Absolutely amazing! We left a jacket at our table and the host went so far to find us in the parking lot as we left to make sure it was returned to us.
Happy to help.
Loved the seafood gumbo! Wonderful dinner with great service! Thanks Nick!
Martha, thank you for the kind words.
I love the new menu that offers an entre and you can pick the extras. Great food!
We are pleased to hear you love our new menu. It is a keeper.
My wife is recovering from an accident, so this dinner was our first time out for pleasure in months. Terra has been in our rotation ever since Jeff relocated to this location, but this was our first time since he introduced the "Meat and Three" format. We started with the peppery calamari which is always delicious. Then we both opted for a Meat and Three dinner. She had meatloaf with Mac & Cheese and a double order of mashed potatoes. I had the local fish (sheep's head that night) with chimichurri sauce, jalapeño cornbread pudding, mashed spuds and fried broccoli. For dessert we shared the banana bread pudding. The meatloaf was probably the best I've ever tasted in a restaurant and better than the vast majority of home cooks could've done. My fish was mild and perfectly cooked. I very much liked the cornbread pudding, which reminded me of Bud Deslatte's muffins, but had a different texture that paired well with my entree. I also tasted the mac and cheese which arrived in a mini cast-iron skillet, and it was very, very good. Take it all around, it was a terrific meal and a great start to our being able to get out again.
Great meals and staff! The brisket was fantastic.
Previous visit was nice, so we came back for a second meal. It was not very busy, but the chicken dish came bloody, as it was undercooked... Not a huge deal, but the waiter tried to BS us, saying it was still bloody because it was organic chicken. We had to send it back. Then dessert showed up unevenly warmed, with cold spots in it.
Salad all lettuce for $10
Wish it more quaint and quiet
After a long week at work this the last restaurant to relax in
Thank you for your feedback. Looks like you dined with us on Friday which is an extremely busy night. I would love to know what salad you ordered so I can see what occured. We use fresh farm ingredients and all of our salads should come with more than just lettuce.
This is the second time we have been disappointed with our meal and it’s price. Things are slipping here. Used this be a favorite.
Great Meal at Terra once again, Jeff outdid himself with a Valentines Day Masterpiece.
Thanks for the love and choosing Terra.
We went on Valentine's. The menu choices were outstanding. Understandably packed so had to wait for our seats. The wait staff hustled but never made you feel rushed. As always, the food was creative and outstanding.
Sounds like you had a great Valentine's. Thank you for the review.
This was our first visit to Terra American and we tried the fixed menu on Valentine's Day. The food was very good, the service a bit slow due to the crowd, it seemed the dinning room staff had not been increased in expectation of a repeating full house all evening. The wine list was acceptable and the fixed 3 course menu had excellent choices priced at a good value. The desert course was superb. To be picky, the lobster bisque was excellent in flavor but a bit thin, one filet entree was ordered medium but arrived medium well. Overall an enjoyable date night and we will return to try the regular menu.
Thank you for your feedback.
Valentine’s Day was made special with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Christine, as my wife puts it, is the bestest! I fully agree. The special fondue was a treat to start. I could have eaten much more of it. The little flower vases and table cloths were a nice touch to make the ambience special. A wonderful dinner. Good job Terra!
We are happy to enhance your Valentine's Day. Thank you for choosing Terra.
Our Valentine's dinner was delicious! We had earliest seating which I highly recommend for no waiting on holidays with their special fixed menu.
What a fun way to celebrate! Thanks for choosing Terra.
Hadn't been there in many years. Food was great, service was fine and they even brought a small cake for our 83 year old guest and she loved it, as well as the food!
Glad to have you back!
Comfortable environment to enjoy the varied and delicious menu items.
We appreciated the review.
This place had an amazing menu. The food ALL tasted so good and the people who work there where very very friendly and competent. We will go again and again for sure!
Awesome to hear! See you soon.
Best brunch in the area. Try the Memphis style chicken and waffles if you like a little spice.
Awesome to read and thanks for the shout out!
I have been dining at Terra for years, since the time they were in Hillcrest. Their food is creatively crafted and prepared and always delicious. My only negative comment is that the service was not to their standards. Three of us were celebrating a birthday and two drinks were brought out, followed by the 3rd a few minutes later. We didn't feel like we should toast until all three of us had our drink. The same thing happened again when the food was brought out, and it was enough time, that we started eating so ours wouldn't get cold. the potatoes on the side of the chorizo skillet, already had.
Please bring all the food and drinks out at the same time.
Thanks for being a loyal customer and for the feedback. I will speak with the team.
Amazing food and cocktails! Recommend the bourbon lemonade 👍👍. All of the food was delicious and service was great.
Outstanding restaurant food. Everything my husband and I ate (vegan dish for me, meatloaf and 3 side items for husband) was fresh, flavorful, and finely made. The waiter, Aaron was super friendly, professional and helpful (suggested items). The owner Mama Terra introduced herself and her husband. Very nice people. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes fresh product, in a nice gentle environment with a small hometown feeling.
Foodie- Thank you for your feeedback and review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our fresh flavors and service. Hope to see you back soon.
Would like more vegetarian options besides just the bowls or sides
Had fabulous food and great service! Downside was bartender talks extremely loud so you can hear her throughout the restaurant, kind of killed a romantic mood. Also there was a very obnoxious man who was having a temper tantrum about it being "restaurant week". Tried to ignore both n concentrate on food and service.
I wanted to love this place ... I have one of Chef Jeff's cookbooks, and love the recipes. The food was very good; the ambience was upscale coffee shop; the value and creativity of the Restaurant Week Menu was outstanding. The service was kind of downscale, except for the actual server. The grilled salmon was divine, and the Thyme Tomato Marmalade on the Chopped Salad was noteworthy. Loved getting to choose 3 sides (somehow, one of mine got switched with one of my boyfriend's, and one of mine was nothing either of us ordered, but not a big deal, didn't mention). Mashed potatoes were mashed potatoes; Jalapeno cornbread was unique, and the brussels sprouts were very good. Also tasted the sauteed greens before passing them off, and the glazed carrots, and both were very good.
Thanks for the feedback. Next time please mention the incorrect order to your server. Every customer deserves the best.
One of the best gems in East county. I've been eating at Terra since it was in Hillcrest. Jeff is an amazing chef and owner. This last meal (see photo) was during restaurant week. Delicious.
Love that you have been following and changing with us from the beginning. Thanks for the kind review.
Superb food. A lovely surprise. Great choices for the restaurant week.
We appreciate the kind review. Thanks for choosing Terra. Hope to see you back soon.