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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

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (47)
Great for Brunch (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
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Casual (35)
Healthy (31)
Local Ingredients (27)
Afternoon Coffee (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Seasonal (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Organic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Afternoon Tea (15)
Cozy (15)
Fun (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Vegan (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good for Groups (11)
People Watching (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Scenic View (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrene provides most interesting environment a plant store with a “natural food and other eatery.
The service was excellent and the menu provided a diverse choice of unique items such as pumpkin flavored food skin salmon etc.
Maître d’ was very gracious and helpful the waitress Margo was most helpful and provided excellent service
Major critique is the noise level one finds it difficult to indulgent conversation across the table. I don’t know the answer but this is the major drawback

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I have to say that this place has everything going for it except for flavor. It was some of the blandest food I have had in a restaurant...

The plates looked pretty, but the food was boring. And it didn't have to be.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very good food, casual,some seating in garden shop. Pricey, but its Westport

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love Terrain and it’s Café! Just felt everything was “off”during this visit. (Especially the Food and service) It won’t stop us from returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Table was full of crumbs at 10 am (when they open). The noise level was only a bit much because of the table of 12 Britney’s having a birthday brunch which is typical Westport so it goes with the territory, one couple asked to move because “they left their teenage daughter home for a reason” lol. Nonetheless, the food is great so we powered through.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time at Terrain - everything was excellent. Very busy - had to wait a bit for our reservation but worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

So, normally the service here is very good, but they must have been busy. Had to wait 20 minutes past my reservation time to be seated. The bread took 20 minutes as well, but the drinks came quickly

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Another great lunch experience at the cafe - love the moss installations on the walls -

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had the cauliflower sandwich which sounds like an interesting idea but was barely a slab of fried cauliflower in an hamburger bun. Still good but fairly basic.
The bread is very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Tasty food and cool vibe! The wait staff was pretty friendly and helpful, too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fresh and innovative menu. Salads are wonderful - a fun spot for lunch (and shopping!) with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love Terrain! Great for dinner or brunch and everything in between... nice atmosphere and I love looking around the store for home decor inspiration and unusual items/gifts.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service and food was fabulous! The ambiance added to the experience of eating delicious and beautifully presented dinner entrees. We had time to walk around the store before our reservation- such a wonderful setting and so much fun finding unique items! Will definitely go back in the spring and summer, as we’ve already experienced Terrain in the fall and winter.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was good - even the Gin & Tonic... We were impressed with the staff and attentive service along with the smallish but excellent menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Terrain Cafe is terrific - great food and service. Be prepared to wait unless you have a reservation!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

nice setting. very California-like. but overpriced for what you get.

can have a wonderful meal at a great restaurant for about sam price.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The most magical place to be during the holidays. The greenery and live plants and decorations and gifts are a visual delight. The staff is friendly; our food was tasty coolish and our wait person never came back to ask about more coffee. And who serves eggs over easy on a plank where the yolks run right through the cracks to the table? I don’t mind paying for the ambience and I would like the food to be better and not over priced.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Halibut was over cooked Pork belly was disgusting.
I was sick all night

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have eaten here before and usually the food here is good. On this occasion, a ladies' holiday lunch, it was not as good as usual. We all had the special quiche, which was tough and rubbery. Some nice wine helped. But the noise level was so loud that we could hardly hear each other. That was our main complaint. Terrain, please invest in some baffles to dampen the noise.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food at decent prices. Still a cafe though. Relatively unrefined in many ways (you can see right into the non-aesthetic kitchen from your table), etc.

With all the options in Westport, this is a '3' for dinner. Probably better for an appetizer or as a lunch spot.

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

beutifull decorated for the holiday. A lovely setting.

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

The service was terrible! Waited 45 min for food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Terrain is a great restaurant with good food. While we waited for awhile to be seated with reservation, they made up for it with great service. Thank you!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

Favorite place for our holiday lunch! Beautiful & delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (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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