Terrain Garden Cafe

4.7
3537 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Terrain Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land. Using hand-selected local produce, meats, seafood, and dairy products, we take pride in creating seasonal menus using hand selected local produce, meats & dairy products at their peak of freshness, from farmers we know and trust. Our bright, open spaces reflect the beauty of nature, complementing a menu and experience created in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and the Vetri Family team.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seasonal dishes. Great for brunch. It can get load when it is full (weekends).

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took two friends who had never been before. Food was spectacular and being a BYOB helps keep the cost of the meal down.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch with a few girlfriends - we were all impressed and had a fabulous time. 10/10 would recommend. Food, service and ambiance were all spot on.

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EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicely prepared dishes using fresh ingredients. Limited menu choices but nice atmosphere in rustic barn like building in a garden center. Very popular and well known spot.

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Very nice place. Great to bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the cheese plate

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K
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a very good meal again. A quiet evening due to weather.
Waitress provided very good service and as quite friendly
Always cool in the restaurant so bring a sweater, but not a big deal.
Will surely go back.

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AP
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love the Cauliflower sandwich! Best thing sandwich EVER. Please don't EVER take it off the menu

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is always good here, nice variety of options. This meal was not an excellent because the mushroom soup was very bland and lacked seasoning. The wait staff acknowledged this and took off the check.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garden oasis in January! Twinkle lights,living plants, casual earthly elegance . Creative, healthy and filling choices on menu .

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Zzzzzzzxxxxxxx vvvvvvvbbbb
Nnbbnbb mmmmn

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect. The surroundings and ambiance is quite charming. The mushroom soup was mid level.
Our main dishes were disappointing. I have dined here 6 times in total. The past 2 times have been disappointing. the 4 times prior to these 2 recent visits I would consider at level expected or even higher. I am hopeful that they return food to what it once was (in my opinion).

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OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Supposed to be hot the Soup was served tepid at best. The hamburger tasted like it was par cooked but not finished off. It too was not proper temperature. Both order asked to substitute greens for fried potatoes. One came with greens. The other with potatoes. The server did bring a very small side salad to satisfy the order. We had to ask for the flowerpot bread. The food came out in a slap dash manner. It was a disappointing lunch.

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S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. The ambiance and atmosphere was so nice. We felt like we were in a garden in the middle of winter! Food was spectacular and so many options. Our first time there but will not be our last!

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance. Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegan, I appreciated that there was something on the menu I could eat. Perhaps offer at least two vegan options.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place great ambience but I wish the food was warm. Some of our dishes was cold.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! We had a group of 7 and had a reservation. My only complaint would be that we were seated 20-25 min after our reservation and there was not much space to wait near the reservation desk. Food was great! Atmosphere was awesome and our waitress was very nice and attentive.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a memorable time, we drive 90 minutes to enjoy the food, atmosphere and unique shopping. Can't wait to go again! Been returning time and time again for the past 7+ years and it never disappoints.

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KQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So beautiful! The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Knowledgeable on all menu items, and gave us great recommendations. The food was perfect! We started with hummus and truffle fries, and I got smoked salmon toast. Delicious! Will 100% return. New favorite spot.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have now gone to Terrain two times and both times were really great. The first time it was a bit noist but my most recent visit was really relaxing. The staff are very friendly, quick to make sure everything is good and overall some of the best service I've experienced. The food is delicious. I definitely recommend the Terrain burger. I will definitely go back again and recommend Terrain to others. Just a note, it is a little expensive but worth it in my opinion.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the years, a visit to Terrain never disappoints 💜 Great food, service and atmosphere!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little more expensive than I would like at the store. But loved the cafe!

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C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a unique dining experience offering healthy options.

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BB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beautiful setting, delicious food. A little noisy if trying to have a conversation and a little chilly, but that's to be expected if you're sitting in a greenhouse.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Water was dripping on our table the whole dinner!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Christmas lunch
Disappointing we had to wait even with reservation 😔

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SE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, food and service. Five Stars all the way!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe in their is unbeatable

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often take my friends and colleagues to Terrain for "Thank You" lunches. The menu is excellent, often very different from the local "norm" and always delicious. Service is excellent and the servers are always pleasant and committed to making your experience the best. My guests are always amazed and very pleased... except for the noise level in the garden room. Communicating is difficult. Still, giving Terrain a 5 out of 5-star rating.

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HM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second time here and it was just as wonderful as the first. Wonderful service and interesting menu. Everything is worth a try to find that new favorite dish. My boyfriend had the breakfast board and it was both plentiful and delicious. I had the tomato feta egg dish which was interesting. We had the pear fritters and black garlic toast they were terrific starters! I also had an excellent pot of earl grey which was perfect for a chilly afternoon. Such a lovely place to dine for an everyday brunch or special occasion. Perfect for this past holiday week.

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N
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Temperature of the room was cold, I ate with my coat on. Steak was tuff.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate at Terrain on New Year's Eve after touring Longwood Gardens. What a magical night! Despite a rainfall that likely and thankfully thinned the crowds, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful time together that was perfectly completed by an outstanding meal at the restaurant. The service was friendly, the atmosphere lively, and the food outstanding. The charcuterie board we shared was the best we've ever had. I look forward to returning for another meal as the one hour drive from our house was well worth the time.

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TH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

New Years Eve experience did not meet our expectations. Service was polite but spotty and unpredictable. We opted for the NYE special: steak and scallops @ $90. Presentation was no more than meat on a plate. Steak was chewy; more like a thin London broil. The meal was a rip-off at 90 bucks. Terrain is good for lunch plates and light supper. Very good mushroom soup. Catering to those celebrating NYE may be a bridge too far for this venue.

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DF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance, service, and value - particularly for special occasions.

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Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We came here for New Year’s Eve. Brought our own wine as this is a BYOB. Cheese board was great. Salad just ok. I had the pasta special which was way too salty. Shrimp on top was good. Had been here before and had pasta and was much better. Overall nice dinner but please slow down on the salt in the pasta! Husband liked the duck entree. Would recommend as nice atmosphere, very unique place.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal here for New Year's Eve. Great food, wonderful service, beautiful restaurant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually everything is amazing. Maybe it was the holiday or they were just really busy but everything seemed rushed and the entrees not nearly the quality of past visits. They arrived kind of over cooked and cold and looking kind of flat and sad. The salad was nice though.

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M
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our server was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was wonderful. Even though we had to send back a burger that was well done rather than medium-rare, the meal was good. Would definitely want to come back to try other items.

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F
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always...very good to excellent every time. We go here often. Its also a great special event type location

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