Permanently Closed - Terrine

4.3
425 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Terrine is an award winning California Brasserie in the heart of Los Angeles. In the short year Terrine has been open it has been named The Best New Restaurant by LA Weekly, and #5 Best New Restaurant by Los Angeles Magazine, among numerous other achievements!The classic French comfort food with a Californian twist is helmed by Chef Kris Morningstar. The restaurant is designed to feel like your second home; warm and inviting. Dine al fresco in the stunning garden under a 65 year old tree and twinkle lights at night. Or opt for the cozy and comfortable main dining room. There is something for everyone at Terrine. The bar bosts an incredible cocktail program by Ryan Wainwright, with liquors and libations truly fitting of the atmosphere. The French centric wine list curated by Francois Renaud is both exciting and approachable, wines vary from by the glass $11 to a vintage Bordeaux for an affordable $100. Come join us today!
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.5
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vipEjade
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall4food4service1ambience3

I really enjoyed the food at Terrine. The cocktails, frites, beef tartare and onion soup were all great! However, our sever was less than friendly. I was with a group of four and ordered the deviled eggs for a starter. We requested that we pay extra for an additional egg since it came with 3 but we wanted 4. The server responded by saying, "the chef is a d*ck so I don't think he will."

The hostess continuously checked in on us yet the server never did. Even asking him for another bottle of sparkling water seemed to annoy him.

Overall, I might not return due to the service.

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vipMatt
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better dinners i've had in recent memory. I highly recommend the veal and the burger. The salad was delicious, too. Great service and outdoor ambiance.

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Santiago
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The courtyard in the back is perfect for a romantic date or special occasion, on par with The Little Door or AOC. The food is good (not sublime), and the menu not so extensive, but this is a nice place to have in your repertoire of beautiful settings and high quality food to add some magic to your evening with that special someone.

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vipHollywood
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A quick update to our review below:

The staff at Terrine reached out to us to address our comments and they were very professional and gracious in expressing a sincere desire to make our dinning experiences with them perfect. Based upon this we're upgrading our review and will be reviewing Terrine again in the near future after our next visit.

Went to Terrine specifically for their hamburger, and it's outstanding! We wish we'd limited our order to the burger and poutine, (fries smothered in cheese and great french onion soup, also outstanding). The rest of the items we ordered were average to uneatable. The steak tartare was good but, nothing out of the ordinary. The chicken liver toast was to salty to eat and the pork belly was tough and lacked flavor. We must say that the grits served with the pork belly were very good. When we expressed our dislike of the extreme salty taste of the chicken liver toast our server simply stated..... "a lot of people find our food to salty". Back to the burger..... amazing and well worth dinning at Terrine! The meat grind with the addition of fograis and then topped with fograis make this burger a carnivores dream come true. Hence this is one of the most difficult reviews we ever written because as good as the burger and poutine were the rest of the meal was a big disappointment. If you're a burger and fograis lover this is the place, it's to bad the other items we ordered were so terrible disappointing.

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AnaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Kris and his staff were incredible, from the service to the quality of food and drinks. Great and affordable wine list. It was a memorable birthday dinner!

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vipDavidS
Dublin
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went to this restaurant with high hopes and was disappointed. Service was good, and the ambience was fine, but the food was poorly prepared. The escargots were bland, the grilled fish was swimming in oil, and the vegetables were overcooked and burned. Too bad - had hoped for better.

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vipshirin
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place, foie grass is delicious! And actually every plate is tasty. The restaurant has a beautiful decor and the bar is very inviting, i love this place even just for drinks but that will be a pity to miss on the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, get the octopus and the arugula salad to start. Gilbert took incredible care of us, and it's just so beautiful in there

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vipJean
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience4

While I liked the ambiance of the restaurant, we were waiting close to 10 minutes for our table that we had reserved when half of the restaurant was empty. The hostess was standing there looking at her computer, and our table we ended up sitting in was empty, already set up.

The food was ridiculously salty, and this is coming from me, someone who enjoys more salt than the average person. Other than the salt, the food was pretty good.

JD
vipJDSRPM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Normally great. Terrible idea for thanksgiving holiday.

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judsons
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very loud 1980s new-wave music and a noisy bar did not set a proper Thanksgiving Dinner vibe in the dining room. The food, however, was delicious.

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BillM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for Thankgiving. Best Thanksgivng meal ever and I didn't have to
go out buy the food, cook it and then clean up. Simple Thanksgivng menu and each item was delicious. We've not eaten here before so I have no idea what the food is like day in and day out. Be sure to be seated on patio if you can. Highly recommend for Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving. We had the best time! The waiter was great and the food was excellent. We also met the finalist for the The Voice!

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vipTerry
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A bit disappointed by our lunch at Terrine. Liked the outdoor patio, but food was just Ok. Ordered foie gras, onion soup, French burger and spicy chicken sandwich. Ordered a Manhattan served up and got an Old Fashioned on ice, TWICE. The food was not very French, which was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
763 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey for brunch but the food is excellent. If you skip having a drink, the bill will be moderate but two drinks each easily sends the bill skyward.

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vipHollywoodChild
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrine is just what this Beverly Blvd neighborhood needed...set in a beautiful garden, French bistro cuisine and reasonable prices.

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vipsimonr
London
144 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing service.

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NatalieV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was a bit slow, but food was great otherwise!

JC
vipJayC
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner on the patio. Great service. Steak Frites were fantastic. Get extra aioli. Will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal in a beautiful setting. Lamb shank was outstanding as well as the birthday cake dessert. Out of town company LOVED it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Appatizer and desert were good. Place just did not impress. Service was not particularly friendly. Nothing remarkable about the place.

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vippeterh
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, service and cocktails. Charming patio for evening dining.

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Suzanne
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely patio as well as indoor seating. Service was good. They did forget that I had specified it was our friend's birthday and no dessert/song was done. But, possibly that's their policy.

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vipTasty
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nothing really great about the place other than ambience.

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Samb
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was terrible. We actually had to wait for some time before someone noticed we had no menus and we had to flag someone down to finally order. The food was average to poor. The Fall salad wasn't really a salad, just a bunch of apples and dates in some sort of overly sweet sauce. The veal was full of fat and had very little meat. Very disappointing.

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vipAdrianG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is warm and friendly. Lighting is faltering. Service is excellent. The menu is interesting and creative. The ingredients must be local because they are so fresh. Excellent Valet service. Yes, we dine there often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2016
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Good food. Very poor service. Not busy but waiter not attentive. Manager had no apologies. Won t go back

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vipeadsrc
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service in a lovely garden setting. Bottomless rose' is the way to go for brunch!

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vipHopscotchSaysI
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Visited Terrine with three others on a Saturday night. Outdoor patio is lovely, as other reviewers have stated. Not too noisy, even as the place filled up. Food was an interesting blend of Cal cuisine and French. All dishes were good to very good (none amazing although duck comes close), with apps and sides somewhat less interesting than the main dishes (it's often the other way around at relatively new restaurants). Service was okay - friendly, attentive, though a little distant. High marks for the consistency of the food, and the seamless blending of food styles. Chief complaint: wine mark-up was absurd. (And yes, that's the norm. But it is unfortunate - particularly with a wine list that is the least adventurous aspect of this place). Chef is butter friendly in a big way. Despite the small criticisms, I would recommend and return. It's laid back, less crazed than similarly priced restaurants in the area, and not at all pretentious. Less of a foody crowd than you might find at Lucques or Republique.

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vipecd08
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I love Terrine and we go there in our date nights. The food and drinks are great, the service is friendly yet casual and the patio is beautiful. It always deliver and we have a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. One of my favorite new brunch spots in LA!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine! I went with girlfriends and we had a wonderful dinner on the beautiful patio! I will go back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good weekday happy hour including oysters! Great food and one of the best patios in LA

PR
PedramR
Los Angeles
1 review