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About Terrace Cafe - Charlotte
Relax and indulge at one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Offering award-winning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options, Terrace offers classic southern dishes with a unique Terrace Twist. Try our staples like Shrimp & Grits, or satisfy your craving for southern food with something a little different like our Bourbon Braised Beef Short Ribs.
Terrace’s comfortable decor, filled with dark wood touches, earth tones and custom made artwork, makes it the perfect place to come and relax. Either with family or somewhere to grab a drink with a co-worker after a long day, Terrace has you covered. We hope to see you soon!
Charlotte, NC 28210
American, Southern, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closed For Dinner Sunday and Monday nights.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Yes, we provide catering for all types of events, parties, and receptions.
Parking deck right beside restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Justin Kieley: (704) 907-3048
Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terrace Cafe - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews
The reservation was held and they had the table for 2 setup and offered us a larger table by the window - very nice. The food was delicious although the service was sparse; our appetizers were not taken away, I had to ask for extra water, and we didn't have bread plates on the table when the bread was delivered which we didn't realize until after the fact and while waiting for the waitress for a few minutes we just grabbed plates from another table. Over the 45-60 minutes we were there the waitress came by 3 times: here's your table, here's your apps, here's your meal. We had to flag her down for the water and the bill. She was friendly but not attentive.
Visited Terrace Café for the first time yesterday. Overall was very pleased with the atmosphere, diverse menu and friendly service. I had the pork BBQ sandwich w/onion rings, and it was very tasty. May try a different sauce next time. The desserts looked tempting as well. There's truly something for everyone here.
We had a poor experience. It was Valentines. They were understaffed. Our waitress had 13 tables and she was nice but harried. Our First courses of soup and salad took 30 minutes to come out. The soup was cold. Dinner came out before we finished first course and it was only luke warm. It tasted ok except for the temperature of the food. I have had lunches there that were good, so this was a disappointment.
We were so glad to get a last minute reservation through Open Table on Valentine's Day. We got the special and it was really tasty - steak and crab cakes. It was fun to be given a rose and have champagne to celebrate. It would have been nice to have some bread while waiting for our meal even though we probably didn't "need" it. We did wait an extra long time for our dessert which was not the cake we were expecting but a chocolate mousse dessert that was really good but very rich - a sprig of mint would have been nice with it. All in all a very nice experience at one of my favorite restaurants.
My wife and I had a last minute dinner reservation here for Valentine's Day. The greeters were very nice and even gave my wide a red rose in honor or the holiday. We were seated promptly. The food was delicious and Iris our server was beyond kind and attentive. We will return purely out of her exceptional service.
I used to look forward to interesting & creative meals at Terrace Cafe, but the menu has drastically changed since I last ate there and the fare is much simpler. It's very good but just not that special anymore. There are many breakfast items now available all day and overall prices seemed to be lower, both good things. My egg white vegetable omelet was excellent and my friend enjoyed her burger and fires, but I was expecting a more "foodie" experience.
We went during dinner, not knowing that this is traditionally a brunch / breakfast hot spot. The food was absolutely delicious. Across the group, we ordered a mix of dinner entrees, salads, and breakfast items, and everything was delicious. Would recommend!
(Full review on Yelp, limited in text here). We went for dinner mid-week. It was my first time here, and I found the ambiance cold (literally & figuratively). Waiter and manager were both very friendly. We were pleased to see they now offer breakfast all day long (always a plus when it's fresh and tasty). However, we were sad to see their dinner & lunch menu seemed a bit watered down. This is clearly a great place for breakfast, brunch & lunch - dinner, not so much. I'm told they used to have a delicious pork chop entree - but it's completely gone from the menu and the kitchen (we asked). I ordered the soup of the day (basil tomato) which was great! I got the chicken salad with a "large scoop" of the chicken salad on top. Not a big scoop.
Thought we'd heard about this as a great breakfast place we decided to try it out for dinner. The Fish and Chips was nice variation on the original(which I've had in England). The batter was quite thick but thoroughly cooked and seasoned delicately to ADD to the flavor of the fish not hide it. My only complaint was there were too many chips(French fries) but they were hot and lightly salted. Neither the fish nor the fries were dripping in oil like another local place, which serves them in baskets to let the oil drip onto the plate! Blah! The fillet was very large- at least a half pound- moist and tender. For dessert we split the Lemon Chiffon Cake. Very soft, light and lemony. A great finish to the fish and chips.
If you like dining at a very quiet restaurant this is the place. Was there at 6 p.m. on a Wednesday and we were the only diners in the place until about 6:30 when one other couple arrived and then about 6:45 a family with children came in.
The food was very good. I have been at the Terrace Cafe for breakfast when a seat is a half hour wait sometimes.
They have a decent wine list and a full service bar.
Made reservations and arrived to find that there were no tables available. They opened up the upstairs for our family to get us seated and made sure that we were taken care of. That level of service is outstanding! I was worried that we would be forgotten since we were the only ones upstairs, but two waiters made sure that everything went smoothly. The food and service were great and the kids loved having the balcony to ourselves for dinner.
Four girlfriends spent a very pleasant evening at Terrace Café. This is a casual , fairly priced restaurant in the Piedmont Row area. It was not busy and the service was quick. The wine list is small, so it led me to believe that this is mainly a breakfast /lunch type of place. Everyone enjoyed their food, especially the side cobb salad with little onion rings on it.
We recently ate here for a quick meeting and loved the experience. The restaurant wasn't too crowded on a Wednesday night around 6pm and we got fantastic service and some of the best food we could. We all had breakfast for dinner - chicken and waffles (superb), omelet (great), shrimp and grits (terrific), and some kid's animal shaped pancakes. All were delicious. We also had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was phenomenal. Limited beer selection, but all local stuff - which was nice. Strongly recommended.
Terrace Cafe is excellent for breakfast or lunch. I highly recommend it. Dinner, on the other hand, is good but not memorable. I will say the Ballantyne location has better ambiance. The South Park restaurant just seemed kind of empty and brightly lit, even on a Friday night--although it was quiet and nice to be able to have a conversation with friends at the table. The food was very good, especially for the price, and the service was excellent. I can't say I was disappointed with any aspect of my experience there, but at the same time I did not leave excited to go back again. It's certainly worth a visit if you haven't yet been, but it's not at the top of my Charlotte restaurant recommendations.
We have been wanting to try Terrace Café for a long time and finally got around to it for dinner. For a long time, we were the only ones in the restaurant, and while we were there they only sat 4 other tables. Even with that, the service was pretty slow. We sat for at least 15 minutes before our order was taken. The food was good. I enjoyed their vegetable platter which was different from the standard veggie plate. My husband ordered the lobster bisque and the lobster ravioli, which was pretty much the same dish and in a heavy cream sauce which wasn't his favorite. Overall, the experience was just ok. We do want to give it another try as we've heard great things but just didn't experience it. The biscuits were divine though!
Very enjoyable dinner. We visited on a Wednesday evening so the restaurant was quite. The service was very good and the food delicious. I had the Flounder which was grilled nicely and very moist with a pesto sauce on the plate not over the fish. The Fried Chicken and the Fried Chicken with Bacon Waffles were tried and complimented by our friends. The waiter was knowledgeable about the wine list and his recommendations were helpful. We also had a number of appetizers and all were good with generous portions. We were too full to tried the desserts but they sounded delicious. We will return.
We came for Queen's Feast and had a great meal. Everything was delicious. We were all trying each others dinner. The wedge salad was yummy and the terrace fried chicken was wonderful and the pumpkin praline cheesecake was awesome. Our waiter Michael was very helpful with helping us decide.
I have heard so much about brunch at Terrace Café that I was a little disappointed with dinner. I went for restaurant week and the menu options was the reason I selected the restaurant. The fried green tomatoes were delicious, but they ran out of both dessert options. The ambience was nice, but I wouldn't say it was romantic. I will try to go back, but for brunch next time.
I have eaten at Terrace multiple times and was pleased to see the quality of the food did not change during a busy restaurant week. I especially liked the wedge salad - it could have been commonplace but the flavors of the bacon and crispy onions added some punch.
We came for the Queen's Feast and so only had a limited menu. The lobster bisque was very yummy, the steak was plain, the fried chicken was excellent, the sides were great and their pumpkin praline cheesecake was to die for...well, not literally but it was a great ending with coffee! The lighting was quite bright, and made it feel more casual than the food showed. We will definitely be visiting there again!!
The service was wonderful and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. My main course (shrimp and grits) was really good but my husbands steak was just mediocre. I loved the biscuits with honey butter (yum) and jam. We had the sweet jalapeno jam which was surprisingly good. We also had the fried green tomatoes that were ok. They were bland and while the breading was cooked well and kind of too much, the tomatoes were not as cooked as we would have liked.
We eat at Terrace Cafe all the time & we were quite disappointed this time. The fried green tomatoes were really small & didn't come with the greens that we always get with them. The salmon portion was also very small, however, very tasty. The flavor of the pesto quinoa was tasty but way over cooked. I cook quinoa & it is never mushy. We did not choose the $30 restaurant week menu so we were surprised with the size of the portions. I've never been disappointed with the salmon in the past & I've had it at least a dozen times before. I've also never had the fried green tomatoes with out the greens. I don't think we'll come the next time it is restaurant week...perhaps that will help.
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