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Global cuisine in the heart of Chattanooga.
Terra Mae translates to “mother earth,” a name that perfectly captures the far‐flung inspiration for our five‐star fare. Our menu isn’t dictated by region or style; no spice is off limits, no dish too exotic. We’re restrained only by our imagination and our adventurous spirit, our favorite flavors and those we’ve yet to discover.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
American, Contemporary French / American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Mon. - Thur.: 5pm - 9pm | Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm
10th & Columbia
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Different music piped into bar & dining areas
Please inquire at the facility.
Street parking and public lots are available. Valet will be coming shortly
10th & Market
Shelley D. Cooper
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terramae Ratings and Reviews
Terra Mae is a fine dining establishment in the Dwell boutique hotel in the center of downtown Chattanooga. Formerly the Stonefort Inn, it was completely renovated and re-opened a year ago as Dwell, keeping the name of its restaurant, Terra Mae. Terra Mae was one of our favorite restaurants, but when it reopened with a very different menu, we were disappointed-- but things have changed dramatically for the better and on a friend's recommendation we tried it again. It is once more one of Chattanooga's best fine dining restaurants, from cocktails to desserts! We sampled from Course 1 and 2 appetizers/salads and had the herbed monk fish and lobster and the chef's special tuna entrees (Course 3), each as delicious and well prepared as the other. We couldn't resist dessert, a fitting conclusion to a perfect evening's meal. We'll be back!!!
We went to Terra Mae before another event. I'd heard good things about the restaurant, and was hoping for a good experience. Unfortunately, it left much to be desired. I ordered duck, medium rare. It came out well done. This was confusing, because it was also pre-sliced when it came to the table, and it should have been clear to the kitchen and the server that it was not cooked correctly. I pointed out the temperature to our server, and she immediately apologized and said she would get it fixed. She offered to leave the plate on the table so I could eat around the duck, which I thought was nice, because we were in a hurry. Unfortunately, she came back two minutes later and told me the chef needed her to bring my plate back to the kitchen (I guess they didn't believe me?). Okay. I ordered another glass of wine and sat there awkwardly while my husband and our friends finished their dinners. Finally, after about 30 minutes, I caught our server as she was rushing by and asked her to tell the kitchen that we didn't have time to wait longer. At least they took the duck off the bill. They also sent another duck dinner with us - it came out when our check came back - , but since we had something to go to after dinner, it just sat in the car for several hours. My husband did end up giving me half of his tuna, which was pretty good, but not excellent. We will not be back.
While the style, design and ambiance are fantastic, the meal was hit or miss. The salad selections were outstanding, but the Tartar appetizer was nothing to exclaim over, and the Duck breast main was severely overcooked (we asked for medium rare) un-seared and flavorless. The drink selection in the dining room is different than the bar - both menus are available on either side of the hotel, and well worth sampling. The staff is super friendly, although our waitress was less helpful and certainly not interested in showcasing the best dishes on offer. Surprisingly, while we were very early for dinner - we arrived at 5 as they opened because we had an event at 6:30 - we were the only guests. I only hope they have more as the evening progresses, as this has the potential to be one of the best restaurants in Chattanooga.
Very impressive food, decor, and ambience. We were traveling thru Chattanooga and happened on this gem, via Google maps... :) a little pricey with smaller portions so don't go if you're an indulgent eater... like me. I ordered the duck and it was perfect! Tender,moist, fatty and rich. Balanced nicely w the roasted apples, chard, lentils, foie gras, and sage....
First time here since the remodeling. This has been our fave restaurant whenever we visit Chattanooga, having a special place for us as our special spot for our anniversary dinner, and the update makes it all that much more special. Lovely ambiance, great decor, and above all else, a fantastic menu, make Terrra Máe special to us.
Terrific upscale dining experience without many equals in the Chattanooga area. The decor is a quiet, sophisticated style. Menu choices are varied and distinctly different from typical restaurant selections. The our server, Hanna, and the rest of friendly staff knew their jobs well and performed very competently. Other diners seemed to enjoy their experiences as well.
Everything was amazing inside of TerraMae! Food and service were excellent! Now, if you choose to go to Matilda for a drink be prepared that the staff did not have personality the night we were there and the possiblity you will be ignored. We went before and after dinner. The bartender before dinner was just flat out rude, the bartenders after dinner acknowledged us as we sat down then after 10 minutes of waiting for them to take our order we decided to leave. Will I attempt the bar again, yes. I am hoping it was an off night and the next visit will be more pleasant at the bar.
We were in Chattanooga for a weekend getaway, technically celebrating Valentines Day a little late so we wanted a nice restaurant for an intimate dinner. We were seated within 15 minutes of our arrival after stopping by the bar for a cocktail. (Check out the house specialty drinks, they are fantastic!)
The dining area is decorated very modern but understated and is quite cozy and comfortable. Our server nailed being attentive when needed but not hovering or being pushy, and service was excellent throughout the meal.
The food itself was fantastic! We had the prawn and papaya appetizer that was spicy but cooked perfectly. Dinner was lavender honey roasted duck breast for my date and the filet for me. Both the duck and the steak were cooked perfectly and the flavors used were balanced so well, one of the best meals I can remember. Dessert was just as good and saw us scraping the flourless chocolate cake remnants from the plates. I highly recommend TerraMae and will definitely be back to try the Black Bass.
My girlfriend and I had a reservation for Valentine's Day. We were seated immediately and the flowers they offered were at our table, and my girlfriend loved them! We ordered a bottle of wine, 2 first courses, 2 entrees, and shared a dessert. The cheese plate was amazing; the baby moo was delicious. Our entrees were also perfect. I had the scallops and pork belly. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the whole dish was just pure deliciousness. Finally we had the seasonal Creme brûlée, which was grapefruit and rosemary. We were hesitant, but our server said it was awesome and she was absolutely correct! It was a perfect meal! Our server was very nice and checked on us enough. It was our first visit to Terra Mae and she was very accommodating. The final check was a solid amount, but I planned on that already so I was not surprised. It was worth it for a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. We will definitely go back and tell our friends!
Retro look was fantastic. Atmosphere very good. Food was very good. Only faults was noise as we were seated close to a large party that was trying to talk over a long table and the other thing is we were served the wrong year of wine for what we ordered. The bottle of wine was expensive and when I pointed it out there was no attempt to make things right. The only answer was we do not have the 2011 that is on the menu only a 2013, which was not listed on the menu and I was charged the full price.
New ownership has revamped the layout and the decor. The ambiance has suffered to a degree because of it. Instead of walking through the open, inviting bar to get to the dining area, the bar and dining areas are now separated. The bar area is dark and less inviting. Service is good in both, though. Music muted to a level that conversation is easy. All menu items seem to be about 10% overpriced. Still, the food is good. My wife had the salmon, which was done well. I had the duck, which was also done well. We enjoyed both. The crawfish etoufee and her salad were both delicious as well. Underwhelming dessert menu (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BREAD PUDDING OPTION!!! Was the best dessert in the city and now not on the menu.) Not as enjoyable as it had been but still an option to add to your restaurant rotation as it offers some unique options.
I absolutely love this place. Mostly because of the atmosphere. The food is really good, also very saucy and seasoned- which I am not used to- but good. The cocktail list is very good, but overall it's overpriced. $$$$ I save it for once a year.
My wife and I are new to the Chattanooga area and this is a great restaurant that we will definitely visit again in the future! I had the select cut filet and my wife had the wagyu short rib and both were remarkably good!
The environment and the service were also great! The service was courteous and prompt and the environment was really wonderful. Very modern feel but quiet enough to have a nice conversation during dinner.
We will absolutely be going back in the near future.
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