Terrain Garden Café - Westport

4.6
973 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Everyday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Wednesday - Sunday: 5:0pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(203) 226-2732
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jes Bengtson
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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 973 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and such a special treat for the holidays

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LE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Waitress was very nice and tried to be very accommodating.
However we had to wait and look for her many times, when we needed something.
I think the restaurant is understaffed and could benefit by getting more help.
In addition , the salmon was undercooked and was very bland.
I’ve had better lunch’s at this cafe in the past.
Think they are getting too busy and need to play catch up!
The service and food is suffering because of it!

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DC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting. Good food. Excellent service. Would definitely go back

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Terrain and Terrain Cafe. I came here for a date night and was a little disappointed the enclosed restaurant was closed due to a private party. Dining was only available in the open air section surrounding the bar. However, we realized we enjoyed being surrounded by all the plants and twinkly lights so it worked out fine. The food was delicious and our server was friendly and helpful. A great date night at Terrain!

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service seemed like we where a bother rather than a customer...
Food was "good" but not great...
Kind of gross but be sure to use the bathroom at home before you go, there's reminded me of a gas station on 95 20 years ago... NASTY not cleaned and needed a gut job...

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy - no doubt about that. We had reservations and had to wait about 5 minutes for our table.

The food was very good with just a couple of exceptions. The falafel balls in my salad were intensely salty - not edible. I told our waitress and she said she'd tell the cook. No replacement was offered or other accommodation that a primary part of my meal was not edible.

As she was clearing our dishes, and the falafel was mentioned again, she said she'd be glad to give me a complimentary dessert. I took her up on the offer. When she delivered the cookie I had ordered, she dropped it in the plant on the table and asked me if I was still OK having it. We indicated we'd prefer a fresh one. We also ordered coffee. Our coffee took a good 15 minutes to come to us. The waitress acted like it was no big deal. It seemed long to us as we ordered nothing complicated. Our bill sat on the table uncollected for 10 minutes or more. We eventually gave it to another server for processing.

We also noticed that the table next us returned some of their food - their avocado toast was burned and the meal was redone.

So, overall, not a great experience and not sure I'd find a need to return.

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MB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very close tables. Noisy. Small portions.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us celebrated a birthday for dinner. Our server was excellent and did not rush us butn was there when we wanted her.
We all loved the food -- great tastes and a nice variety.
The garden atmosphere is quite beautiful.
Overall, a fun night.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Chef Jess creativity shines. Fresh, simple ingredients prepared in the most creative way.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! Love! Love! This was a delightful lunch experience. Our server was always cheerful and smiling, the food was fresh and delicious, the ambiance was vibrant and stimulating. Can’t wait to return! A word to the wise- reservations are necessary around the holidays, don’t risk the disappointment by showing up without a reservation.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, ambiance, and super staff! Noise level can be a bit much.
Love it here!

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and was
Pleasantly surprised that the food was so good

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V
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great holiday decor. Love all of the copper string lights. Small menu, but satisfying.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The mushroom soup was to die for.

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R
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server made the experience great
Lovely plates delicious food

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my 5th visit here and it never disappoints, food, drink, ambiance and service always excellent !!

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve been here several times. Always a good meal, friendly service, beautiful ambiance. A little pricy, but nice for a special night.

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CS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

everything was great! the only problem was the waiter who came to our desk for several times (even before we finished) to ask if we want to have check. (no one was waiting for out table though!)
besides that, good food and nice ambience 💕

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AK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good interesting food and pleasant service.
Tables right on top of one another and a bit noisy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and delicious!

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and delicious food! Beautiful store to browse in as well.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had to return main course as it was under cooked and cold.
Another dish was very salty

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I came for the weekend brunch for a birthday with family. Loved it. More like a very late lunch for us- not just breakfast type options. Food was delicious.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience but I think I'll see you after Xmas!

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n
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience when we eat here. Shop while you wait.

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AL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love my Terrain! The staff is GOLD! I eat here 3/4 a week.. true story! ;)

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a Saturday brunch with an interesting menu, delicious food, and a fun ambiance! And the desserts were amazing!

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V
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party was running late for reservation and they “made it work” no questions asked. VERY ACCOMODATING!!!! Staff very knowledgeable of menu and products through out the store. Love love love and love sharing the experience with friends and family💕

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back: creative, delicious and fun ambience!!
Love the pre Westport Playhouse participation too!!

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Love the merchandising of all things to beautify a garden. Love the artisanal drink selections. The people who work there are very helpful and very engaged...a rarity these days in retail. It is like a sophisticated, secret garden but with drinks! We go there any chance we get and it never disappoints!

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R
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was lovely!! Very pleasant and efficient!! Her name was Bridget B

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very poor service. Lunch took extremely long to be served.

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TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

One of the wait staff was very rude to us because we asked for service and she was not our server. She could have gently told us that she will find our server instead of snapping at us. We were there celebrating my mom's birthday. It ruined our meal even before it started. Thankfully the server assigned to our table was pleasant and customer friendly.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love terrain great food and service but noise level at lunch can be deafening

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming dining area in the greenhouse. Highly recommend the cauliflower sandwich. Will definitely be back!

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GF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Attentive service and not rushed. I am a frequent diner there.

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LZ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The menu is uninspiring, but this is a high-quality establishment and perfect after store hours for a quiet discussion and conversation. So many places are loud and all about the vibe-- Terrain is low key and chill and well suited for a real interaction with your friends, loved ones or colleagues.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I normally love Terrain and eat here frequently, but today I had the worst omelette of my life. It was over cooked and tasted like they whipped the eggs with water which make it tasteless and have the texture of sponge. My client had the beer salad which was also devoid of taste. Hoping it was an off day.

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NN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place. Decor is stunning, food is delicious and atmosphere is great. Overall the store itself is a must see.

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Lovely surroundings, service very slow, very noisy.

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