About Terra Plata

Terra Plata is 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.

1501 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Paella
Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
E. Pike Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 325-1501

Website:
http://www.terraplata.com/

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!

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

Executive Chef:
Tamara Murphy

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Monday is paella night at Terra Plata. Offering food, wine, inspired cocktails and music of Spain.

Terra Plata Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (32)
Local Ingredients (30)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Good for a Date (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Healthy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Seasonal (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (11)
Fun (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Organic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great Beer (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
People Watching (4)
Scenic View (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Food is always farm fresh and diverse - start with the peppers and end with the churros! You won’t be disappointed. Great and creative bar, attentive and fun service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We came on Valentines Day for dinner. I made reservations online via OpenTable. Quick and easy process. I got a call from the restaurant the day prior to confirm our reservation.

When we arrived we noticed that our hostess wasn't overly friendly, just enough to greet but we could sense she wasn't genuine.

Our server, R. S. provided some really bad service. Intrusive, abrupt and not welcoming. I can understand it is a busy night but still, it is her job to interact with diners and she had no professionalism at all that night. We were courteous and friendly the whole night to her but her attitude never changed.

I'm always a 20% tipper but 15% more than sufficed for the service we received.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my second time at this restaurant. The Brussels Sprouts are a must to order. We also ordered the ceviche and the lamb meatballs. The ceviche was just okay and the lamb meatballs had a good flavor but they were rubbery and was disappointed with this choice. The service was very good and the restaurant has a nice ambiance. We did let the server know about the meatballs and she thanked us for the feedback and comp’d my dessert. We were there on valentine’s day ...they had a fresh red rose at each table...nice touch. This is also a convenient restaurant for Paramount Theater goers....which is why we were there. They were very attuned to getting us out on time to attend the show.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I eat lunch every other month or so there - always excellent food, value, and service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Party of four old folks celebrating a couple of 70+ birthdays went to Terra Plata on a Monday evening for dinner. Our dining experience was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the paella 🥘. We shared a brussel sprout tapa which was fantastic, and a delicious apple salad but the both were just not big enough! Fun delish night out!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall the food was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect for our occasion. When we were presented the menu, it read "Happy Birthday Martin" across the top of it, which was a first for us. The birthday man's food came out late because of a mix-up with the orders and our waitress was friendly toward the baby, but not so friendly toward us, but that didn't ruin our experience. I would return if ever given the opportunity.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good food for the most part. The ambiance is great, full of energy, appropriate level of lighting and noise. The bar was fun. The chef chatted us up and they got us in and out in time for our show. I would return and recommend the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Terra Plate is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. The food is always outstanding, and the ambiance is perfect. Chef Tamara Murphy is the bomb! Seattle's very best!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was fast, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was AMAZING! I took my best friend there for her birthday. I went home and told my husband we will go there next. The new parking garage across the street made getting there easy.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a great dinner with many interesting flavors to try. Our server was excellent. We'll be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Organic, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everyone was pleased with their food and the service was good. Steak and eggs, duck confit, and huckleberry pancakes. I’m not a fan of hard, uncomfortable chairs, but the space is lovely and we will definitely be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Menu changes daily, unfortunately they have good and bad days, when the restaurant is busy the food quality tends to suffer a bit.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Why do I keep coming back here? Food, location, and service! I cannot say enough about the service. Took my parents here who don’t know good food or wine but the server walked them through the menu and suggested wine they would like. They even let them taste the wine before making a decision which is great for people who aren’t sure or are too nice to say they don’t like something! :)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great meal with very good service. Hope to go back for paella

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great farm to table food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Exceptional food. Friendly and quick service. I love the ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Something changed in the kitchen, its really good now. The place is always on the cold side, maybe too many windows?

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The staff were friendly and food was excellent! Would like to try Paella next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent farm to table, the manchengo biscuit was amazing!!! A must!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my 50th. They printed a happy birthday to me personally at the top of our menus and we had exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff! Loved them all Georgia and Victoria were the loveliest and we had fun sharing the cuteness of my 2 year old nephew with them. We tried a bit of everything on menu and all was great! The manchego biscuit, OMG. Thanks for making my birthday gathering fun!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Exceptional service. Creative, locally-sourced food. Will definitely be back soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Overall, not too impressive considering the price tag.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Exceptional food and great atmosphere for a birthday celebration! Will definitely be back soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best $20 burger ever. Seriously. Mmmmm.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our new favorites! Definitely worth the drive from Edmonds to Capital Hill on a Saturday date night with my husband. Everything we enjoyed was fresh and made with quality ingredients. Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My friend, and I don't see each other very often. So experiencing different resturants from time to time makes it more of an adventure. Terre Plata was a very positive adventure. I'd definitely return!! Thanks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

May have been due to our late reservation (9:30) but we were kind of rushed into the restaurant and given no introduction to the not very straightforward menu. The waitress was very curt when I asked questions about the format which was sort of annoying considering we were one of only 4 parties in the place at the time.

Food however was really good. Got the frites (ok), carrots (really good) and the roasted pig (f***ing amazing). I would go back for roasted pig alone. Big serving that could easily be shared among 2

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were having dinner before going to the theater. Dinner was delicious, service excellent, drinks very spendy. A great spot and we would go back but be restrained when ordering beverages.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

You’re not very happy with the services And customer service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the BEST time at Terra Plata for New Year's Eve. Our servers were absolutely fabulous. Restaurant had great ambiance and was warm, which is a big deal for me. The food was delicious and unique. Just before midnight they handed out party hats and noise makers and we all headed up to the roof for a champagne toast. Overall it was a fantastic experience, and we are sure to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had dinner on NYE. Menu was interesting and the food was very well prepared and presented. The "chips" were fabulous. The lamb was exceptional. Portions were hearty and filling. The staff attentive but not intrusive. Enjoyed our dining experience and met interesting people sitting around us. At midnight, we had complimentary champagne with accompanying hats and noisemakers. Definitely a place we will dine in again when we are next in Seattle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here for the first time to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Amazing food, wine and ambiance. Our server was so efficient and very knowledgeable about the menu. They had a seasonal wine that I have been trying to find for over 6 months. Every part of this experience was perfection for us and an amazing way to celebrate the new year.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always on point! Never had a bad meal here. The cocktails are also excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first time at Terra Plata. And our first time choosing a restaurant based only on Open Table's ratings and reviews...and did we ever hit a home run! The service was fantastic! Thank you, Ritu, for taking such good care of us! And the food was amazing! Please give the brussel sprouts a try...you won't be disappointed. We will be back very soon!

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 (México)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Me encanto el lugar, la comida deliciosa.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful service and amazing food. We had a great time and look forward to coming back with family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The sharable portions were exactly what we wanted, and the food was amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Paella night is delicious

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second time going to Terra Plata! Everything was delicious! The blistered peppers and roasted carrots are both must haves on the menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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