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About Terrain Garden Café - Westport

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.

561 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Everyday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 226-2732

Website:
http://www.shopterrain.com/westport-restaurant

Executive Chef:
Alissa Svorka

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Terrain Garden Café - Westport Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (52)
Great for Brunch (37)
Casual (37)
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Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Local Ingredients (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Healthy (30)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Seasonal (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Fun (20)
Afternoon Coffee (20)
Organic (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Afternoon Tea (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Scenic View (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Vegan (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

The service was terrible! Waited 45 min for food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Went with 3 friends for lunch after shopping in this lovely store. Two of us had the Kale salad with chicken and two had the omelet. The ladies having omelets thought they were delicious--with very large portions that they couldn't finish. Our kale salads were perfect: tender chicken, the kale leaves were fresh and tender and sweet. The salads also had sweet potato, pumpkin seeds and shaved pear slices. The dressing was lightly on the salad and was just the right blend of tastes. Truly--this was one of the best salads I've ever ordered anywhere! We both cleaned our plates! Of course the bread was scrumptious as well! Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Solid food options for all and delicious seasonal ingredients. Water classes could've been refilled and waitstaff is friendly, just not too available.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Favorite place for our holiday lunch! Beautiful & delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints, ladies lunch, girls night out, couples dinner. Always a favorite. This time it was brunch with my daughter.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner here! The Farm House Board was amazing! The Sweet Potato Soup, Pear Toast & Fall Salad with Salmon were also quite delicious!! The decor was beautiful and the wait staff was very friendly & attentive! We will be back for dinner & brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place has gone downhill over the years. Bread tasted stale. (One of our highlights formerly). Food was over cooked. Waitress was aloof and was trying to be maybe cool or something but not attentive at all. Felt cliquey atmosphere amongst staff. Won’t go back. Shame as lovely store.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Terrain Cafe, especially during holiday season. Great Ambiance. The food and service is good, although it rather noisy. It is a popular restaurant so I always make a reservation, even for lunch.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A bit pricey for lunch. The food is unusual- so best for vegetarians, vegans and health nuts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I love the atmosphere of Terrain and am a regular. This visit was disappointing because I made a 1:15 reservation to bring my parents (in their 80's) here for lunch. We were kept waiting for almost 25 minutes with only a cursory apology. Others with reservations were kept waiting as well. I highly recommend they take fewer reservations and seat people promptly. The food was very good as usual but this experience left a bad taste...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We just loved our brunch at Terrain. The menu is creative, the food is exceptionally well executed, the service is attentive and of course the ambiance of the store and cafe is unique! Bonus points for the fun shopping after lunch. I can't wait to go back again. Well done, Terrain, well done.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a pleasant experience - the menu, ambiance and service make for a special experience each and every time. Something on the menu for all, especially healthy and vegetarian conscious. The entire atmosphere is energized, yet is relaxing as well- and oh so beautiful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Organic, Casual, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a reservation and still waited close to an hour to an hour to be seated. Hostess appeared to be seating whoever was closest to her and paying no attention to the reservation list. Food was good, but service was subpar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This really is a very special place. Lively crowd and of course, the lighting and decor is magical. The food was really amazing, unusual offerings but nothing disappointed. Need to add more choices to dessert menu. While the waitress was very personable and professional...there were times where we felt forgotten and large space in time where no one attended to us, so I think that needs a bit of work but overall.....a fabulous experience.

Tags: Organic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Terrain is a local favorite, I meet friends and clients and eat there regularly and it is usually a treat. I know a reservation is necessary and I made one for 1:30, very disappointed that despite arriving 15 minutes early for our reservation and checking in with the hostess, they seated 2 other tables before us who had arrived after we did and despite having a reservation we had to wait an additional 25 minutes to be seated with no apology or acknowledgement for the inconvenience!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Mom visiting from South Carolina. We did some Christmas shopping and enjoyed a
delicious lunch. It was a great day!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Vegan
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Booked table for large group and was not accommodated upon arrival of reservation. Took 45 mins to be seated in split group. No apology or compensation made . Very inhospitable receptionist but the wait staff very nice.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Really nice setting for dinner. Nice decor. Farm to table food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great experience with my family and parents in their 70’s!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Casual
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our 1st time visit, brought family from out of state. My brother loved everything about it. We browsed for a couple of hrs. , made a few purchases. Employees very knowledgeable about everything we asked about . Lunch was enjoyable. Service was superb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wildly inconsistent, but the engaging staff, and the high points the kitchen is capable of hitting, makes Terrain a risk worth taking.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice variety to the menu and what we ordered was very nice. Service was not great. Had to wave down our server more than once and we were not checked on after we received our meal. Other than that nice place with a beautiful store to wander around after lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Reliably good food and service. Can get a bit crowded- reservations at lunch time are a good idea as is the complimentary valet parking.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Organic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another great meal at Terrain! From drinks and apps to main entree and then dessert, everything was absolutely delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is surprisingly good. You just don’t expect it in this venue. Rachel is a revelation as the events manager with great energy and solid recommendations.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The noise level was awful!!!
The wait 45 minuets
To yappy
Never for lunch.
But the Chef waitstaff hostess excellent
Il try a late dinner....

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very nice lunch place with pleasant ambience. Reliably good food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Such a great experience! The food and drinks were amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always excellent food and service! Wide enough of a variety of choices to please everyone. Portion sizes are more than adequate. I always have leftovers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lovely setting. Friendly service but s-l-o-w. Food very undercooked and I like my salmon rare. I like raw salmon if it’s sushi-grade but who knows at a “regular” restaurant. My friend’s eggs were not just runny — they weren’t heated through. Maybe kitchen was a bit off for the day?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

as a foodie i would highly recommend updating the menu. should be changed every season to reflect the best of local seasonal produce....
or at the very least have 2 daily specials

as someone who comes here quite frequently the menu is becoming boring!

this is my complaint of nearly all westport restaurants

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service. Staff is truly exceptional. Overall vibe is perfect. Food is really good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was more than I expected had no idea it was a resturant /nursey/store.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Thoroughly impressed with the ambiance and food/drinks. Can't wait to come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A favorite spot! Love it for lunch or brunch!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Found this place online and it turned out to be a perfect birthday brunch with a close friend. Food was very fresh and the dishes were well-thought out. The cafe was so cute I could have stayed all day. Highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a glorious New England day. Sat outside on patio, just beautiful. Service was great and food very well presented and tasty. Very tasty. Loved the bread in clay flower pot with lavender butter. Yum!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Super disappointed. Rude staff ruined the whole experience. The food was pretty tasteless. The coffee bar manager was Disinterested in serving us. Didn’t acknowledge our presence. Very awkward and uncomfortable, felt as though we were bothering anyone with ordering or questions. We absolutely love the PA location, the food, the staff, the coffee/tea bar, the store, the garden center. We were so excited to be passing though town to check out this location and what they had to offer. And we are sad to say we will never return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for brunch on the recommedation of a friend. As we arrived we noticed the parking lot was packed. They have valet parking and we got the last parking space (don't know where you park otherwise). After our dining experience we now know why people flock to Terrain. The brunch menu had many appealing items and all of us were pleased with our choices. The pumpkin french toast, eggs benedict, pumpkin soup, kale salad and coffees were delicious! Bread in a flower pot is such an adorable way to present to the table (and it's warm). The environment is unique...outdoor feel in an indoor space. There are tables outside but we were not seated there. After brunch we spent a while browsing through the many unique items in the Terrain store where we made some really nice home purchases! We will be back and we will also be taking advantage of some of the many classes Terrain offers.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner was terrible. Waitress only charged us for drinks. Will never go back

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