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Mon, 4/23
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7:00 PM
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Terra Restaurant

4.8
456 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
Terra Restaurant has been a leading restaurant in Napa Valley since 1988. Set in a historic field stone building, Terra gives you the feeling of the Napa Valley, or some have said the French country side. We are proud to be part of such an important area not just for food but also for wine (Our family used to own Quixote Winery). We are, Hiro and Lissa the chef/owners of Terra and love to work closely with the local growers for our vegetables and the farms that raise the meats we serve. Incredible dairies that make the cheese and the fishermen that bring in the catch we serve. The connection to the land and the people is why we love what we do. Terra serves a prix fix menu of 4, 5 or 6 courses.
Terra has received a Michelin Star since the first award in 2007 and each year since then. Hiro Sone received the James Beard Award for Best Chef California in 2003 and Terra received James Beard Award for Outstanding Service-2008. The San Francisco Chronicle gave Terra & Bar Terra 3 1/2
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 963-8931
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Hiro Sone
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Private party facilities
Terra can be reserved for your private party. The room seats up to 40 people and is a gracious room for celebrating. Our menus are custom created for each party from our current menu so everything is very seasonal and local. Dietary requirements are seriously respected. Please see our website for photos of the room set up for a private party and a sample menu.
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Private party contact
Lissa Doumani: (707) 963-8931
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Catering
We enjoy bring Terra to your party for up to 150 people. While not always available with enough notice Hiro and Lissa can make your event very special. The menus we suggest are from the current menus we offer at the restaurant. Local farm grown vegetables, meats and fish. A true restaurant experience in your home.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Adams and Hunt
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Parking details
There is plenty of parking on the street and in the two lots north of our building. We are a small town and the businesses near us are happy to have our guests park in their lots after 6:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant deserves all the kudos it gets. The friendly expert service is only surpassed by the food itself. Karen our waitress and Craig the sommelier helped us to enjoy an exquisite culinary experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Weekend away with my husband

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Terra has always been a great place to go for a special occasion.
This occasion was a double birthday. The food was great. The preparation was very
sophisticated. Always delightful. The only odd thing was a $2.50 :UP charge on the bill.
The cocktails were around $11.50 each. The drinks were mixed and served up. When
asked for an explanation the wait person went into a long winded explanation about
more alcohol being used for an up drink and hence the charge. My response is that most
cocktails at bars are about $14. That would have covered the odd charge and with the dinner
costing $300 for two with tax and tip the little charges would be covered and not be annoying.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beautiful meal at Terra. We are locals and this was our first time here. Service was impeccable and we loved Chef's take on fresh, local ingredients. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always enjoy the creative menu, great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The service was impeccable. Water was constantly refilled and food arrival was perfectly timed. Our waitress was funny, knowledgeable, and even helped us take a few photos. The food itself was interesting and beautifully presented. Taste-wise, I think maybe a bit on the salty side, but the flavors were wonderful. My favorite was the black cod and the pork shoulder. The Chawanmushi was very unique, super light... I loved it, but it might not be for everyone. For dessert, the apple tart (forget the actual name) was amazing. All in all a wonderful experience at Terra.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our second visit. Terra offers a fine dining "tasting" experience without the course overload we have encountered at top end restaurants with long tasting menus. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive and provided excellent suggestions on the different dishes and which wines to have with them. Since we had a long drive ahead of us, we split 3 different wines by the glass and the wait staff split the "glass" between two glasses.

The fois gras was incredibly good as was the mushroom rissoto.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We celebrated our dual anniversaries with the 5 course tasting menu. Each course was delicious, from the lighter to the more robust dishes the Umami was second to none. None of us had a bad course. The service and wine sommelier was professional, informative and warm. We're looking forward to our next meal in the restaurant OR the bar.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have never eaten here before, but so glad we did. The food, the service the evening was perfect. The choices for the set meal were so inviting and so delicious it made for just a great dinner. Our waitress was so nice and so attentive that she just added to the experience. A little on the pricey side but so worth it for a special evening.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Some of our meal was spectacular. The foie starter with squash & blueberries was amazing, as good as anything we've had at La Folie/SF. Dessert was a deliciously boozy chocolate bourbon ice cream. Sadly, all the rest had flaws. Lobster tortellini: thick dough, thin sauce with no depth. Black cod: not really fresh, shiso broth salty. Strip steak full of gristle. Octopus starter: salty salty salty. Scallops & Abalone: good but tiny portion of 1 very small scallop (definitely not plural!) and abalone buried under butter sauce. Dining room is beautiful, service is excellent....but we certainly did not get a consistently excellent meal that deserves Terra's one Michelin star nor Bauer's inclusion in his Top 100 for 2017. Very disappointed; we had better/more consistent meals on this trip from Auberge and Gatehouse.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always a favorite of ours, Hiro’s food is hard to beat. We had the 4 course tasting menu and everything was perfectly prepared, artfully presented and so satisfying. The dining room is intimate yet spacious - a wonderful room for good conversation. We keep coming back and are never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Terra has consistently been at the top of our list for Bay Area creative and finely executed cuisine. The service and quiet ambience is equally top notch. They handle corkage wines with grace, and the corkage fee of $25 is extremely reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre. A standout amongst superb dishes is the Chawan Mushi, a transcendent savory flan. A dinner at Terra is well worth hours of driving.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Michelin one star and deserved. A gem on the Napa Valley. Had cold pasta with caviar, lobster dish and scallops. To die for. Small plates and wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful meal and service! It had been 12 years since our last visit, and it was even better! There's not too many things in life that get better with age. Wonderful tasting menu. The cod dish that has been on the menu for 30 years...there's a reason it's still on the menu after 30 years. Just wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely amazing and delicious! We took our friends here as their wedding gift and it did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent 20 item tasting menu with choice of 4, 5, or 6 plates. Each one quite unique, including lobster ravioli, scallops, duck risotto, etc. 5 was very filling. Attentive service in an elegant setting. Pricey, but you knew that.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

This was a return visit to Terra after a few years away from the Napa Valley. Everything was perfect as usual. The service is attentive but non-intrusive. The sections on the fixed price menu are all delicious. Our favorites were the lobster ravioli, black cod, duck rice, crude, and chocolate dessert. One of my favorite restaurants of all time.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Service was exceptional. The server was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The food was outstanding, innovative and perfectly prepared. Chef Hiro stopped by our table. We were so delighted to meet him. My fiancee, who is also a chef, is a big fan, and Chef Hiro's recipes have been an inspiration for some of my fiancee's dishes that he creates for his own menu at the restaurant we work at. The ambiance was inviting and romantic. The lighting was perfect. It was hard to get internet service to call for a Lyft ride, but a server called for a taxi so we could get back to our hotel. Note: the taxi service was very expensive compared to a Lyft ride. This was our favorite meal during our trip to San Francisco and Napa.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

The menu can be put together as you like, you have a choice of about 15 cold/hot dishes and 5 desserts. You could choose one sweets! The fusion kitchen Asian/American is great. A great location to go!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Small, intimate setting so reservation is essential. All dishes are artfully presented, and the flavor profiles were delicate with Japanese influence. Service was attentive. Indeed a hidden gem in St. Helena

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything is wonderful at Terra. Food, wine, friendly service, setting value. Spectacular restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was very good, but the portions are small. If you show up hungry you may not be satisfied. However the dishes were distinct and well cooked.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Early NYE dinner with my wife, mother and 9 month infant boy. We chose 8:30 reservation as we expected our infant son to sleeep throughout dinner which he did. The only thing that made him stir was the very vocal server of the table behind us. In a stone walled room she MUST learn to turn down her volume.
Our server Karen was an experienced pro. Very helpful and well versed in a menu that any foodie could love.... which we are not. A tasting style menu was a first for my wife and I. Each of us chose the four course option @$89pp. Terra also offers a five and six course option as well. My wife and I chose three food items and dessert. My mother chose the cheese selection for her dessert. Their signature Black Cod lived up to its long lasting and well deserved reputation. The pork shoulder doesn't sound exciting on paper but melts in your mouth.... a must have. All three of us started with the Loberster Tortelloni with Shrimp Dumpling... simply delicious. Amazing to say from two card carrying non-seafood eaters.
Be sure to bring to bring an elite wine with you. If anything could be improved, it would be their wine list. Fortunately, we well prepared in that area.
Dec 29 was quiet and peaceful with the exception of the random quote loud neighboring server.
Definitely, a repeat visit is on our must do list.
Thank you Terra Staff!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Phenomenal experience. Food and service were both excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We celebrated my friend's birthday in great fashion. Excellent cuisine, awesome service, beautiful ambiance. I've dined here many time but it was my friend's first time and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Terra is a restaurant to be experienced. This is not casual dining.

With each course, you understand that you are in the presence of chef excellence. Each course is complex and truly delicious. You go to Terra to savor some of the best dishes you will ever taste.

The wait staff is very knowledgeable and that knowledge adds to the experience. Knowing how each dish was prepared by the chef gave us a true appreciation of everything we were presented with.

Terra is a very special place. If you appreciate culinary excellence, you must experience Terra.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

The black cod was my favorite dish, followed by the lobster tortellini and the chawanmushi.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Incredible. A true gem in Napa Valley!

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed Terra! The room was quiet because the region is just recovering from the fires and there weren’t many guests. The menu was interesting and we wanted to order almost every item on the list

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Terra is fabulous! We had been there multiple time with the previous chef and loved it, so were excited to taste the menu by the new chef, and experience the Michelin star. We were thrilled. 4 courses is a perfect amount of food and each and every course was superb!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Like a classic rock band on a reunion tour, this dining experience felt stale and dated. While the menu and dishes here may have felt bold, new and revolutionary at one time, now they feel ordinary. Sure, when you go to that concert, they play the hits, but they are hits that you have heard many times before and now they don't sound as good as you remember. We found the food and wine to be ok, just ok and not outstanding. While the service was attentive, there were a few minor annoyances that diminished the experience. I guess that we expect a Michelin star restaurant to use real chopsticks and not disposable ones, we expect that the lock on the door in the bathroom actually works and that the soap dispenser in the bathroom was a little more upscale than Softsoap. I guess our expectations were higher and for a $300 bill for two people I expect to walk out of the restaurant with a feeling of "WOW!", not "meh!?!?"

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

We love this place! The wait staff is professional and accommodating ! The food is perfectly done, plating, taste.....just right! Kinda intimate way to dine in, not really a big space, makes everybody special! Our host, hhhmmm Karen? awesome! We love her! Classic , neat and worthy for us to come back!

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We were a party of 4 and ordered the 4 course tasting menu for all. We were surprised that a few of the courses were a disappointment given the fact this Terra has a Michelin star. Others were fine, but nothing memorable. In addition, the wine by the glass list was rather poor. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose a different restaurant to celebrate my birthday.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

I've eaten all over the world, including most notable Napa Valley restaurants and Terra never disappoints. The best food ever, hands down.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

E xceptional, creative cuisine...hard to pick only four choices. Service was professional attentive and very helpful in describing nuances of each dish. We go every time we're in St Helena
Great Place!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing service. Delicious food and very accommodating with the tasting menu

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was delicious and the waiter incredibly attentive and patient with our large group of 8. Restaurant also was quick to accommodate a reservation timing change when they realized they could!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The entire experience at Terra was fantastic. We arrived 20 min. early but were able to seat us anyway. The room only has about 10 tables and is quite charming. The service was pleasant and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious...Chose the four-course menu...had the lobster tagliatelle, octopus and duck. Yummy dessert...The sparkling wine was delicious. Truly a memorable experience. Highly recommend this splurge.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Loved the idea that we could create our own menu. We went for four courses and made them all savoury as we're dessert lovers. The food is spectacular. This is a must do in the Napa Valley.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Still original and esquisite after 29 years. If you can get in, it a must do if you are a demanding restaurant patron.

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