Terrain Garden Cafe

4.7
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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 culinary experience.

Guests are invited to BYOB.
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4.6
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LS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable place
Would go again! Great for a girls day

CB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TGC never disappoints. Eclectic menu where every choice is delicious and service that is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Emily was fantastic and took very good care of us. May and her entire team are top notch and have always made our visits special and memorable. Already looking forward to our next visit!

G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great food! Never been disappointed in our many visits.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

c
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it , great atmosphere and food always delicious

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have visited Terrain for lunch several times. The store and its beautiful merchandise along with displays are a treat for the senses, if way beyond most budgets. The lunch however was very disappointing. I ordered the Garden Bowl which was mediocre at best. The combination of ingredients had no spark and seemed bland and unremarkable. I asked for additional dressing, not much help. After having a similar bowl recently in LA at the Backyard Bowls restaurant for $12.95 that was outstanding, fresh and exciting, this blah offering priced at $21.00 was a downer. The teas that my friend and I ordered were mixed up and had to be re-brewed because I ordered herbal and she had a cold. The waitress was accommodating but so aloof that we did not feel welcome in the cafe. If you are paying premium prices for lunch, you expect food that is tasty and a staff that makes you feel comfortable.

J
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice vegetarian options. Good mushroom soup. Special grilled cheese is delicious.

p
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love terrain so much and my favorite dish has always been the cauliflower burger- I go just for it. However today when I went it was off the menu and I am so so sad about that. Hopefully it’ll come back

S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love the Terrian. This time did not disappoint! We had a lovely lunch, with a bottle of wine - (the Terrian is BYOB) and were able to take as much time as we wanted. The food was delicious - I had a version of eggs Benedict with avocado! Out this world! We had great spritzers - peach, blackberry and ginger. Our server, Devon, was so kind and accommodating.

We will be back soon!

JZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The wait staff is always just ok

H
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal in a magical setting! Fun spot for shopping as well.

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a larger group that was fairly loud and more young children than I am used to seeing in this type of environment so the space was pretty loud..

JE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is #1 here! I was blown away by how beautiful and romantic the place was. Was here for dinner, the bread pot and butter was such a pleasant surprise, and the cheese board was phenomenal! Would return every day for the charcuterie board alone.. that is how wonderful it was! I had the maple chipotle chicken.. very yummy! Scallops were yummy as well! I really appreciate that it is a BYOB so that I was able to allocate my funds and appreciate their menu more.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect for a date night

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience5

Great low key spot with a cool ambiance! Really good fat kid dessert aswell:P

LR
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good atmosphere.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome atmosphere, very good food! Exquisite shops and good service.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and his girlfriend were there for their 1 year anniversary. They brought out a cookie with a candle and wished them happy anniversary several times. It was really sweet and gave them memories to cherish going forward.
Thank you for making their day so special.

CM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a lovely ambience.

CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very beautiful spot that serves thoughtfully curated and American brunch and lunch. It's so beautifully styled that it is typically very crowded during peak hours; but the staff at Glen Mills did a good job moving through the Saturday brunch crowd when I was there. Two different dining rooms with tables fairly close together but not uncomfortably so. The dishes all sound delicious so you can't go wrong with anything. Personal favorites are the Terrain burger and the french toast. Great for a special occasion, lunch with a dear friend, a date, or just because.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The LEM poppyseed butter to go with the fresh made bread was delicious!!! The ambiance is always so special, service is great. It’s my favorite place to catch up with a friend or go on a date with my husband. Highly recommend!

LC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prix fixe dinner was not inexpensive, but it was still good value for money when you sum up the taste, the atmosphere and the service. Always a favorite for an important occasion.

RO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Temp was either hot or cold. Many fellow guests were doing what we did, coats on .. coats off. Food was fair, nothing exceptional. It is a beautiful space and our servers were attentive , but this doesn’t make up for very average food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day with my wife at terrain was fantastic. The ambiance and experience were outstanding. I appreciate not being required to select form the prefix menu only. The staff were all very kind and attentive. The food was delicious, ordered a few things I don’t usually choose. All were delicious, fresh and honestly made this the top choice for a special occasion.

c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've had many delightful meals at Terrain Garden Cafe and Terrain overall is an absolute gem. However, our Valentine's dinner was a complete disappointment. The food just wasn't good. Not well conceived or executed. They had jammed a few additional tables into the dining area - ours was basically in the waiting area to the restrooms, which spoiled what is normally amazing ambiance. Our service was just OK - we waited for at least 10 minutes to get any acknowledgement - and several minutes after that to get our wine opened. The overall meal just took way too long - over two hours. Maybe that would've been fine if we weren't sitting next to the bathroom line or if we were enjoying the food. Generally, I avoid dining out on Valentine's day, so perhaps this was just a reminder to stay home, but I hoped Terrain would rise above the average mediocrity of food and service on this popular dining out holiday. Oh well - I'll definitely go back - I still love this place, but I wouldn't go for any of their future prix fixe menu nights.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

valentine’s day dinner went very well; service was outstanding can’t wait to go again!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience

TK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasure. One of our fave places

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Terrain was a wonderful spot for a unique meal. It is definitely a different dining experience. We loved the atmosphere and the food was decadent. A must see.

BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the menu is limited, we could all find something. Staff was great.

JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The entrees should have been much warmer.
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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu .Food was fabulous.Always a place to take a goodie.

D
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful beautiful setting. Great menu, overall fabulous place for anyone. Mostly ladies lunching today. In addition, gorgeous store attached in which to browse before or after.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we had a reservation we had a bit of a wait to be seated. Without us even saying anything the manager introduced herself as soon as we were seated and apologized and sent us a plate of something to share. That’s what I call Great customer service! We were very pleased. Presentation of course is wonderful and amazing atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; loved BYOB. Made reservation through Open table and seated immediately!

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I generally love this place. Went for my SIL birthday! The food was mediocre and the service was absolutely awful. Not sure what happened but the waitress sucked. She never checked on us letting us sit there with no food being ordered and wine opened. She could care less about us! For the price of food you should have better than awful service. I can’t believe I am saying I was very disappointed with Terrain.

D
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

There was such a long time between appetizers and entree that it was unacceptable. My friend complained that the room was cold. By the time the heat came on and warmed up we were finished our dinner. My chicken on my kale salad was a tough chew. I should have sent it back but I was starving deform the wait.

f
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

unique place to go for dinner and shop in a park like setting. You eat your dinner in a warm and cozy greenhouse. It's BYOB and our service and food was excellent. I had the pork belly over root vegetables and it was memorable! It was worth the 200 mile round trip for me and I will be back!

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was a great atmosphere but it was very noisy. There were a lot of people and it was difficult to hear the waitress. But the food was excellent and came out in reasonable time.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always hard to choose what to order as it is all great!