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Terra Plata

4.5
4.5
3576 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Terra Plata is James Beard award winning Chef Tamara Murphy's
"Earth to Plate" concept. It is the result of her love for creative and delicious plates inspired by the seasons and made possible by our local growers & artisan producers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 9:30 am–2:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 325-1501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Tamara Murphy

  • Catering

    Terra Plata offers both on & off-site catering services for all types, sizes, and styles of events at the location of your choice. For each affair we specifically tailor a unique menu to meet your individual needs. The sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless with Terra Plata! Please call 206.325.1501 or email info@terraplata.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Terra Plata has a unique rooftop dining option which can be reserved for private events. Check out our website for more details at www.terraplata.com.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Vrignaud: (206) 325-1501

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    E. Pike Street

  • Parking details

    There is street parking surrounding the restaurant and five parking lots located within two blocks of Terra Plata.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Good food. Great atmosphere. Delayed seating despite reservation. Delayed and disorganized service. Overall ok. Not great. Much room for improvement related to service.
  2. lemonzest

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    not worth the high price tag. much better places in seattle
  3. laurenk

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our experience started out great! The table on the rooftop was amazing, they had cute little menus printed out to celebrate the mama-to-be and the food was absolutely delicious. The problem was the service, with our server disappearing here and there for huge chunks of time, which delayed us being able to order certain things (the longest was probably dessert, where she dropped menus and didn't return for at least 30 minutes). Because of the delay with the service, our dining experience took much longer than anticipated, and we were asked to leave our table (assuming by a gm) without really any heads up or a way to soften it (such as comping dessert, a round of drinks, etc) or giving us a timing heads up, instead it was super abrupt and awkward, and unfortunately put a damper on the whole experience. If they were on a time schedule (which I totally get and respect) they should've made sure the service was on top of it without long lags in between dropping menus, orders, etc.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention to our graduate!
  5. AlFresco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for team event happy hour, loved the fries and fun drinks on the patio.
  6. RajeevG

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was decent enough - especially the asparagus and the chicken - but disappointed they don’t carry patatas bravas, paella, etc everyday. No jamon or croquettes either. Feels inauthentic for a Spanish tapas restaurant. Cocktails - Spanish G&T and Southside - were not very flavorful. Service was indifferent. Rooftop location should’ve been more exciting, but wasn’t - not much to see and the place felt cluttered. Heaters were supposed to be working but couldn’t feel any heat. The place has potential and should’ve been more fun. Maybe if they improve the menu and service…
  7. willH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always solid food! Never disappoints. Rooftop is always nice bonus as well.
  8. Natalisha

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terra Plata is one of our favorite places. We always sit outside on the roof. The service is consistently lovely! The food is superb. Highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed.
  9. BarbB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was brilliant. Our table of 7 enjoyed the evening immensely.
  10. UgoSee

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is great. Loved the burger and the leeks were good. The bone marrow was delicious.
  11. CelineK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Had to wait an hour to get our table… Other than that, delicious food and nice rooftop patio.
  12. stefanic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great service, great food, great drinks and beautiful sunset.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience here for a birthday dinner! Food was delicious.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    There must have been a staffing issue. Service was slow, food was slower. The entire staff looked stressed and unhappy. The hosts fake-it-‘till-you-make-it smiles were transparent and unconvincing. Hopefully this was just a bad night for them. Otherwise, their business will fail.
  15. DanielD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went for dinner on a Tuesday night. They were quickly full. Food was delicious. Service a bit slower than usual. Def. Go back and recommend them to all my friends or out of town guests.
  16. JanB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed rooftop dining on the warm night. Our server was great and we loved the special Monday paella menu!
  17. Gilda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience. Food, service, ambiance everything was GRAND
  18. MasonK

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Waiters took forever. Food took forever. Rooftop was hot and zero shade. When we did get our food they got the order wrong. Then multiple dishes came to us that weren’t ours…likely an off day but it’s the only experience we’ve had at Terra Plata in years.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They were short staffed for Mother’s Day brunch and our food took forever to come out but our waiter was attentive. Food was good, restaurant was loud and busy but overall we had an good time.
  20. ASea

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Server had attitude, did not come to check on us and was over all very slow. There weren’t curtains/shades on the side of the restaurant where the sun was blazing, which made for very unpleasant experience that just made us want to get out of there ASAP.
  21. JayS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was really delicious but served at entirely different times to different subsets of the table, had to ask a second and then third server for sugar, server missed parts of our order and they hard to start cooking it after everyone else was done with their meal. To their credit, I think they realized how bad it was going about half way through the meal and someone more experienced subbed in, but not a great Mother's Day brunch.
  22. AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Open table has a glitch where even though you select outdoor seating when making the reservation online, their system does not reflect that. Otherwise was phenomenal as always.
  23. DanC

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This was our first visit, and the atmosphere is great. Sadly, the service was slow and server was forgetful. We tried seven food items and enjoyed two: steak, and churros. The lamb riblets were mush - almost all fat; the scallops were rubber. Generally, the food had little to no seasoning. WAY over priced. We spent $300, with each entree averaging at $35-40. I would not recommend this
  24. Live2Eat

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Excited to eat on patio upstairs. But not without ANY shade and full sun on 80+degree day. (Canopy is in process of getting replaced). Service was s..l..o..w, inattentive and sporadically friendly. We had to ask for ice and basic water refilling on sweltering day. If you’re not providing shade— at least pretend to care about your customer by keeping them cool with great service & cold beverages…at minimum. Sad to say current, one star reviews on OpenTable have merit.
  25. celeste

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was great. Service was lacking. I had a lukewarm cider and we had our appetizers before our food got there. Also, the seating is crowded. I was basically rubbing elbows with the table next to me. Everything I ate was delicious.
  26. aliced

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time on the roof top! Delicious food, great ambiance.
  27. ElhM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The roof is always glorious! It was very crowded so while the waitress was vey friendly when she did come to the table, we often had to wait for her to return. She was very willing to accommodate a split check and was doing her best in a very busy atmosphere! The food was good… the salad ( baby gem) needed some more dressing or flavor… mildly more and was a bit overpriced for what it was. I had the mushroom linguine which was delicious. Pasta would’ve been better cooked Al dente. The flavor was amazing! I will definitely return!
  28. SheriG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service was great but maybe a bit much...we felt a little bit rushed. But overall, very much enjoyed our evening, and will be back.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were underwhelming, leaving much to be desired
  30. PatrickA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    On a nice day, take advantage of the rooftop it has such a great ambience! It’s covered and has heat lamps so even on chillier nights it’s still quite nice. Service needs a lot of work. I recently dined in for the second time during brunch and our server was seriously all over the place and really leaned on the bussers to save our experience. He kept forgetting our orders, had to get the busser to get our drink orders again, food was behind, cocktails came after our starters and it seemed like they doubled our orders cause we kept seeing more of our food come in. The same server even put the orders of the table next to us, on our table. This was really disappointing considering I had an awesome experience the first time I ate here. This time around was a huge disappointment but maybe they were just having one of those days.
  31. SilviaM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! They went above and beyond for our special occasion! Very accommodating and thoughtful, the service was impeccable and our server was very polite and attentive to our mother, the food was really good, we truly enjoyed the whole experience and we will definitely come back! Thank you terra plata staff for making our special occasion unforgettable!!

    Terra PlataResponded on May 8, 2023Hi Silvia I’m so glad you had a great brunch and we truly appreciate you celebrating with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, The Terra Plata Team

  32. DonnaD

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, as always, and the rooftop dining area is charming. The brunch menu is a bit meat-heavy, but vegetarians were easily and cheerfully accommodated.
  33. CHRISTINEB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location for a team dinner. Went with the family style menu and it worked out perfectly
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great staff! They were accommodating to our request to swap tables.
  35. NA0001

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was terrible - brought out meals before appetizers, took a while to take our order, and drinks and food came out scattered instead of closely all together. Prices are high
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Awful dining, booked an 8:45 reservation, got attitude for asking to sit down 10 minutes earlier Then, had to wait 40 minutes to get seated, none of the staff give a damn
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We had a reserved table but waited 45 mins!! They said they would not compensate for food and drinks but that didnt happen. They were out of bread, chicken and another meat so the food value was low. Extremely disappointed in this place as i had heard good reviews.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I want to note I am not one to usually leave unpleasant reviews but I dined here for the first time ever and was very excited to try this local spot on (4/29), I was severely disappointed! When we arrived on time for our reservation, we were told that our table wasn’t ready, we ended up not being seated until 20-30 minutes after our reservation time. We tried to look past that and keep an open mind for the rest of the dining experience, but then our food and appetizers were put in and did not come out for over an HOUR. For the appetizer all we ordered was bread! We were told “they ran out of bread” but definitely saw other tables that arrived after us being served bread as an appetizer. At this point we decided to leave, we understand that it was busy that night however I feel like this quality of service was grotesque. As we were able to speak with one of the owners to let them know to kindly cancel our orders as we had not received the bread appetizer let alone our meal and have been waiting over an hour, she was very kind and partially compensated us. We decided to give another chance and returned back to our table, our food was then bought out within 15 mins however, my date’s order was put in wrong! He was given a cheeseburger after ordering lamb! One of the servers asked if we ordered a burger and we were like no!! This happened twice! We were like what is going on! The owner offered to us that we could keep the burger for free and that she would bring out our correct order, part of the compensation from the owner for our experience was letting us keep an order we did not place 😭, the food was okay. The overall experience was honestly very stressful and unorganized. I don’t think we will be returning here after such a bad experience. To top everything off, the owner asked us if we would like another order of bread which we agreed to and we were bought the bill without ever receiving the second order of bread, leading me to believe that it was all performative
  39. Love

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    I made a reservation for 5:30 because we had tix at Paramount for 8pm. Showed up exactly on time and waited in line to check in. Was told we were checked in and we would be seated soon. Waited a couple minutes and watched party after party get sat before us. Finally Linda said our table wasn’t ready because the party ahead of us showed up late and would we like to go to the roof at a counter and start there. It’s really not my problem the other party was late and I think it’s unprofessional to say it. I was already getting annoyed so I said sure. She said let me get it ready. Waited probably another 7-10 minutes and she came back. We didn’t get to our “table” until 5:52. Someone gave us water and then we waited again. Finally our server noticed me looking around and came over. He thought Linda got us drinks. No she didn’t so we ordered everything at 6:05. Our first course came before our drinks and then other items followed. The counter we were seated at faced buildings around us so our backs were to the entire area which I don’t really care for. The guy that brought our food said it was the best seats and I said really??? There were menus and bottles of water sitting on the other counter so at times it was like we were sitting in the server’s service area. Linda eventually came to check on us to see if we wanted a table and we declined as we were almost finished. I had been wanting to go to this restaurant for a while and the food was really great. However I felt invisible and that I was being punished for some reason. Again, food great, server was good but what’s the point of making a reservation?
  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service. Made us very uncomfortable and aware we we’re there during transition and that we were rushed to order food and drinks. We received half the amount of food we ordered. I know it’s hard to find good servers, but the unprofessionalism was uncomfortable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Terra Plata using the Order Online button.

Terra Plata is rated 4.5 stars by 3576 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 55 times today
Google Map for Terra Plata

1501 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Pike Street

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 9:30 am–2:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking surrounding the restaurant and five parking lots located within two blocks of Terra Plata.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Tamara Murphy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 325-1501

  • Catering

    Terra Plata offers both on & off-site catering services for all types, sizes, and styles of events at the location of your choice. For each affair we specifically tailor a unique menu to meet your individual needs. The sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless with Terra Plata! Please call 206.325.1501 or email info@terraplata.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Terra Plata has a unique rooftop dining option which can be reserved for private events. Check out our website for more details at www.terraplata.com.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Vrignaud: (206) 325-1501

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