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
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.
Terra is a fantastic restaurant. We had the best meal we've had in any restaurant in many, many moons. And we travel a lot, eat out a lot. This was just simply excellent. From the first course to the last, we had mostly "Oh, my goodness!" moments. The food and the presentation were amazing. The service was welcoming, exact, and yet unpretentious. The only downside...getting the bill is also an "OMG" moment. Is Terra expensive? Yes, and yes. Is it worth it? Yes, and yes!
From the moment we were greeted until we departed after our leisurely meal, all four of us agreed it was the most enjoyable dining experience any of us have ever had. Our server explained the menu, including the classic dishes as well as the newer ones, and that there could be a pause in any one persons meal at any time depending on the savory or sweet. I ordered 3 savory, one sweet, one ordered 2 savories and 2 sweets, one ordered 4 savories and one ordered 4 savories and one sweet. We tried to order as many different options as possible so we could do our own full tasting. There was nothing any of us did not care for. We tried the crudo, capellini, chawanmushi, lobster tortelloni, abalone & scallop, strip steak, fried marinated quail, the grilled duck and artisan cheeses. For sweets we had the strawberry sundae, goat cheese cake, rhubarb & almond bisteeya and chocolate bourbon ice cream. Never did we feel rushed or like we were being upsold. My personal favorites were the cod and the quail. One of us ordered another cocktail and when he inquired as to whether he had asked for it or had forgotten to, the waiter immediately said he had indeed ordered it and since he hadn’t brought it yet it was “on him” so we were not charged. Very gracious of him. The dinner was almost a week ago and I’m still thinking about it. If I ever find myself back in Napa valley, or if I find out someone is going, I will recommend Terra over and over again.
This fieldstone restaurant has it all: farm-to-table food; simple yet elegant room; and a chef-owner who knows how to present the most magnificent gourmet offerings. The service was sublime, with every attention to detail met. Four courses at minimum is a lot; yet we managed to consume all of the small plate courses and shared the culinary delights. I highly recommend Terra Restaurant, especially for a special occasion.
We left Terra to our last night hoping it would be the most special. On arrival we were underwhelmed at the feel of the restaurant, very plain. Wait staff was very cordial, but normal response to, "what do you recommend?", was " they are all his signature dishes". Began with the endive salad, pretty average; followed with the custard, also average. So it continued for next three courses, gnocchi, black cod and strip steak. The bill was $375 including tip. Compared to several dinners costing $180, it was not even close. Poor value and a little boring. I do not plan to repeat on our next trip to Napa. To be fair, my wife would give some better marks.
My friend who frequents Napa says that this is one of his favorite restaurants and now it has also become one of my favorites as well!
I was stressed about not being able to get a reservation, as we were only in town Monday-Thursday and they are closed Tuesday-Wednesday, which is kind of odd, but apparently it works for them. Thank goodness we were lucky enough to score a reservation for 2@6:30 on Monday. There are two restaurants on either side of the building; bar terra is their more casual restaurant located on the right and Terra, located on the left is upscale.
We were promptly seated and after glancing around, it's very small, so if you want to dine here, I suggest you hit up OpenTable ASAP.
We were promptly greeted by Andrew who was just amazing throughout the entire evening. We started with drinks of the bloodhound and wow, they were some of the best cocktails I have ever had! So much so, that we had several.
If anyone tells you that Terra has the most reasonable tasting menu, they are not joking! We each ordered the 5 course meal and it was only $106 pp! Of course they started us with an incredible amuse bouche of some sort of chilled pea soup.
Then we selected 4 savory and 1 dessert each:
-Ahi tuna crudo-there were only 2 left when we ordered
-Sauteed foie gras
-Sake marinated black cod
-Grilled hokkaido scallops
-Grilled liberty farm duck
-Goat cheese cake
I can not say enough about how delicious every single dish was! I was truly in heaven and while we were quite stuffed, we refused to let anything go to waste. The duck was perfect and the foie gras was just divine! I think the next time for a party of 2 females, the 4 course menu will suffice.
We had a great experience dining at Terra.
Their menu had some touch of Japanese flair.
We wanted to try many items on their menu so we chose 6 meal course. The each dish was presented well and was delicious
They also had large selections of wine and sake!
We will go back and dine again when we visit Napa.
Always consistently has high standards for menu and meal preparation. This is a restaurant that has an exquisitely well thought out perfectly executed dishes. The entire staff is very professional. We had a wonderful table and love celebrating special occasions. If we lived closer, we'd be there more often than just special occasions!!
Outstanding, the last time we dined at Terra was 20 years when we first visited Napa Valley. Terra is excellent offering a tasting menu with plenty of options, the wine list is excellent and offers the best value in the valley. Service was excellent our server Andrew was a true professional. Thank You Terra!
Chez Francois Restaurant
We had a lovely meal and two dishes that rise to the top are the Crudo and the Japanese Savory Custard. These two dishes were our favorite! The selections are seasonal, so we had lots of mushroom selections including truffles if you are a lover of such. We did the four course which was more than enough food, portions are generous! Love the fact that you can choose from the entire tasting menu to suit your preferences.
Pick 4, 5, or 6 courses. If you want all of those to be savory, great! You want 1 salad and 3 desserts? No problem. This place has a pick and choose menu at a set price and every course is amazing. A mix between Italian and Japanese, the Japanese chef clearly knows control and quality, honestly one of the best restaurants (and values) in the entire valley.
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