Great selection of wines, great service, good food and atmosphere. If I lived near here, this would be my goto place.
We arrived at Terra Nova at 5:15pm, checked in for our res & were able to seat ourselves in the nearly empty bar area.
All in all the food was good, as usual, but we didn’t leave there until close to 8 pm. Service was slow to the point we were ready to leave. It took over 35 minutes to bring 1 order of their very good sushi, then dinner was over an hour late. We went early for a reason, but it was so slow that we got home later than we wanted despite our planning.
Just disappointed. No one made a dent in their dinner because we weren’t hungry by the time it arrived.
I had the crab stuffed salmon and it was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable, our waitress was attentive but not disruptive.
Service was pleasant. The waiter was courteous and friendly. Braised short rib is delish. Wine selection is very generous.
We had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent as was the food. I had the Sonoma Skewers with tender beef , chicken, shrimp and grilled vegetables over rice were delicious and my husband loved his chicken dish. Terra Nova is one of our favorite places. Their Happy Hours are great, too!
Celebrating my sons Birthday.Service was excellent 3 out of the 4 meals were great however my wife ordered the steak special and there was nothing special about it,very fatty and chewy!She didn’t want to complain and disrupt our evening may think twice about going back again.
Sushi was delicious, the house salad consisted of romaine lettuce with one grape and a tasteless dressing. Two of the three entrees were not tasty and the third entree was average. We were there on Easter Sunday so I’m not sure if that had anything to do with it but, I probably would not go back
Took a party of 6 for Easter lunch. Service was great, food was even better.
We had a great time, but our small group was seated in the same room as 2 large (one was 16 and one was at least 22+) parties so that made conversations hard and noise level increased. Great service and specials as always. We love Terra Nova.
Always amazing, never disappointing! We love eating out and Terra Nova is our favorite? Love the ambiance.....very romantic for an amazing dinner or a cozy drink in the bar❤️
Our hostess, Allison Sanders, was exceptionally accommodating!
Made Open Table reservation for 8pm. We arrived at 6:45, knowing that we would be waiting at the bar after checking in with hostess. Didn't know we wouldn't actually get seated until 8:25. Even our server seemed surprised we weren't being seated and checked with the hostess. Didn't matter. Another 20 minutes went by.
Flatbreads were flat. Just a bunch of arugula and other toppings plopped on top of tasteless cracker bread. Sushi, as always, was fresh and delicious. Short ribs tasted like pot roast. Blackened scallops were flavorful, but the pasta they sat on has zero flavor. Stop boiling the garlic. You need to saute it a bit to bring out the flavor. And don't forget to add the salt to the pot after it boils.
I had a reservation and was taken immediately to a table upon arrival. It took a while for a server to come by, and she didn't stay very long. The next time she passed by, we got her attention and was able to order. The food and wine was absolutely amazing- there is nothing I haven't liked.
We were celebrating two family birthdays here. I always pass Terra Nova taking my daughter to gymnastics and have been wanting to try it for months. I thought this was the perfect opportunity. Everyone LOVED it and we can’t wait to go back again. It’s only downfall is how loud it is. Five of us were at a nice large table but often times has a hard time hearing each other.
Great food and great service.
Have not been to Terra Nova in about 6 years. We stopped then because the service had declined substantially, the food was fair at best and the condition of the facility (booths, floor, etc.) left a lot to be desired. And unfortunately, nothing has changed but the prices have increased. Sad, really sad!!
So, Terra Nova is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. They have excellent Italian food, a Crudo bar and even Sushi. I brought friends there for the first time raving about it and they fell short. The food was excellent as usual, but after they seated our party they apparently forgot to assign a server. So after 15 minutes I had to go ask for one. And then they brought me the wrong beer. It was not busy at all so I'm not sure what the issue was, maybe just newer staff. I still love the place and will go back. Everyone has an off day.
Love Terra Nova
A menu that will fit everyone's tastes. I had sushi, my husband the fishermen's stew, our friend the salmon dinner and our other friend ordered 2 appetizers has her meal. Everything was delicious.
We were sat at a table that was clearly to small for two people to comfortably sit at. We asked to move to a open booth that was next us. We were told we can’t be moved due to it being reserved for a group of 4. 15 minutes later a party of two sits there. I’ve never been to a restaurant where they would deny someone to sit in a open seat with a prior reservation. Just about all of their booths at that current time were parties of two so this was confusing to us. I suggest any parties of two to clearly state they want a booth and not a small dinette table. Overall the experience was just ok. The uncomfortable seating arrangement pretty much spoiled our entire experience from that point on.
Excellent restaurant. Highly Recommend. Food and service was excellent.
Good food . Large portions.
Well our reservation was for 8:45 and we weren't seated until 9:10.
Perfect as usual!
We ordered the Bourbon Mussel appetizer, they were fabulous!! Please KEEP this on the menu!!
Terra Nova is my daughter’s favorite restaurant. What a surprise it was for her to have lunch here for her 21st birthday. Our waitress was attentive and was helpful in our meal choices. It was nice to have a server that was knowledgeable on the drink & meal menu.
We attended a jazz festival at Rowan and had to find a place near Rowan. We are glad we stopped at one of our favorites! Once again romantic, incredible service and outstanding food! Great job! Thank you
I am a frequent guest there and they never disappoint! Their Happy Hour is excellent, great sushi!!!
Good food. Good service. Overpriced
Always good service and good food. Never disappoints.
Arrived early for our reservation and it was not an issue, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was personable and very polished. He laughed with us and made us feel comfortable. The food was excellent and the bill reasonable. Would definitely recommend Terra Nova for a great meal and experience.
Celebration dinner for our so s big promotion . We choose Terra Nova as the best local place to celebrate . Started with a full bottle of Prosecco and then ordered from their large menu .
Onion soup for everyone !
We were full and happy
Thanks Terra Nova
We waited 20-25 minutes past our reservation time before we were seated, which wasn't awful but worth noting. The waitress was absent for much of the latter part of our meal.
The food and service is always fabulous here. The only downside is the menu only caters to seafood and fish lovers. If you’re a steak eater, there is only a filet to choose from. If you prefer chicken, there are only 2 choices. I love seafood, but my husband doesn’t, and there is not much for him to choose from. I would love to see them add more steak and chicken entrees.
When the restaurant is this crowded, the banquet rooms should be opened for seating if there is not an event in them. We felt a bit rushed, our steaks were really too rare, but know better than to send steaks back! We come there all of the time, but not usually on a Saturday night, so we will keep coming, but stick to during the week. The bar crowd is a bit obnoxious as there was a large group that was walking around talking with their group, but kept their coats on the barstools, so nobody else could sit even though they were standing nearby mingling. Not a fault of the restaurant of course just a bit of a turn off.
Waiter talked me out of Chicken Terra Nova, looked good and what I was in the mood for, which he claims was just plain Chicken Parmigiana for $20.00...talked me into $27.00 Kabobs that were drowning in BBQ Sauce, horrible!! 70% vegetables that weren't even grilled. This waiter clearly wanted a larger bill and to head home early as we were also rushed. I may give it another try while visiting friends in the area and I will order what I want and not what is recommended.
Tuscan Stew was really good.
Terra Nova is one of my favourite restaurants it is excellent for happy hour and good for a great Italian meal. service is excellent management superb worth the trip even if you don’t live in the area one of the best Italian restaurants that you can not try at least once. it will be your favourite restaurant if you do
New Year’s Eve, great food & service. House was packed but the whole night was a 10. We go there now and then throughout the year. This was our 4th year in a row celebrating New Year’s Eve here. Never been disappointed, highly recommend Terra Nova.