About Terra Restaurant
Terra Restaurant has been a leading restaurant in the 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 owns 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 stars.
St. Helena, CA 94574
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Su-Mon, W-Th 6:00pm-8:30pm
Dinner: F-Sa 6:00pm-9:00pm
Adams and Hunt
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
Private Party Contact:
Lissa Doumani: (707) 963-8931
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terra Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I have been privileged to dine at 3 star restaurants in many countries. Terra competes with the very best, and is, in my opinion, the finest restaurant in the Bay Area. Every dish is creative, beautifully presented, and utterly delicious. It's a 1 1/2 hour drive for us, but It would be worth the trip for the Chawanmushi alone--best version I have ever tasted.
Unique and Original. The entire staff were attentative and professionally casual. The cocktails were some of the finest I've had in a long time and the food was fresh and delicious. Zen-like ambience. We're from New York and we look forward returning to Terra... Kevin L.
Dinner at Terra is an unique gastronomical event. The courses are all interesting and delicious. The service is expectable. Our waiter was a wealth of knowledge, more of a guide through tout our evening. We were throughout impressed and had a wonderful time!
Terra never disappointed; Start with the warm greetings, friendly and carefully description of the dishes to superb tasty food and beauiful presentation. Our wait staff was also very knowledgable about how the dishes was prepared and keeping us verywell informed.
Love this place.
Terra is a top 10 experience in my book. I have eaten all over the world, and this place is as good as it gets. The tasting menu is perfect, as the food options are perfect to share. It is gourmet and yet, accessible. We've eaten here twice - once on our honeymoon in 1995 and again this year for my 50th. It rivals any top food experience, anywhere. Please make sure you get to this iconic place if you come to Napa. It will be well worth it.
Amazing as always, our 10 years old son had his first 5 course meal there. 3 courses of rare wage beef on heated plates, the cheese course and strawberry sorbet. They readily accommodated him. The food was innnovatative and the service is always above and beyond.
Terra is outstanding. The food preparation and presentation is beautiful. Every entree was meticulously prepared, a work of art and delicious. The menu consists of options for lighter fare which makes the tasting menu style of ordering excellent and not overwhelming. My husband and I prefer this restaurant to Meadowood and TFL from a food choice, preparation and value perspective. It is very small so reserve early or you are not going to get a table.
Outstanding food, service and romantic atmosphere. Food preparation is excellent and service professional. Very good wine list. American with hint of Asian influence in many dishes. Tasting menu with multiple choices and flexible. Reservation essential. Nice bar for a before dinner cocktail and they also serve good food in the bar if you want a more casual dinner. Highly recommended.
This is still one of the finest dining experiences in the US. The menu is set up so one may really please him/herself. It is possible to organize a meal which builds gradually but excites one at every turn. Since we had a four course and a five course set of selections we ended up sharing nine courses. These were not tiny portions either (except for the duck.) The chawanmushi is a must every time.
We had a spectacular meal at Terra. I was here 5 or 6 years ago and wasn't overwhelmed so the prix fixe style seems to be working better. The fixed menu that really isn't--you get to choose either 4,5 or 6 items from a fairly long and diversified menu--is spectacular. The cod in a broth was Devine as was the the risotto. There are no false notes here and for Michelin starred restaurant its good value.
The food and service are always superb. We went recently for our anniversary (also my birthday). We each got the 4-plate option. My favorites were the lobster tortellini and the steak. The goat cheese cake was also great, and they wrote "happy birthday and anniversary" in chocolate around the edge of the plate. We love the old stone walls in the interior of the small dining room. You must reserve far in advance. I tried to reserve a 7:30 table five weeks before our anniversary (which was a weeknight, by the way), and there were no 7:30 openings, so we had to take an 8:30 slot.
Great Michelin star restaurant. I think it's a good value for the quality of food. Second time coming back. In general, I feel that the sea food oriented dishes outshine the red-meat dishes. Hope to be back and next time, if you have an average appetite, I think the four courses for women and five courses for men should suffice, with sharing desert as the guy's fifth course. The bisteeya for desert was great. Warm filo pastry desert that can be shared. Even better when paired with a desert wine.
Dinner at Terra was an exceptional experience. The menu options, each dish we chose, the superb wait staff were all spectacularly good. The flavors were complex and interesting and each dish was beautifully presented. The scallop dish was extraordinary, and the risotto was layered with the flavors of spring. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant but one we will look forward to visiting more often.
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