Chattanooga, TN 37402
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.
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
My girlfriend and I had a reservation fo ...
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 ve ...
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 an ...
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 bec ...
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 ...
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.
What happened? We used to save Terra Mae ...
What happened? We used to save Terra Mae for our most special dinners but will probably never go back after our meal on December 23rd. The decor inside used to feel cozy but now feels cold. Our party of 5 was seated directly inside the door of a room that had nobody else in it. I had scallops that were unremarkable and overly salty. We had a few appetizers that were small and just not exciting. Just cannot believe the change in this restaurant...RIP Terra Mae.
We had a very nice meal at terramae the ...
We had a very nice meal at terramae the other evening. All of our food was delicious, and the space itself is really comfortable. Our server was good, although we'd have loved a little more detail and help when looking through the menus, both food and wine. And our wine glasses were never refilled by the server during dinner (we ordered a bottle). But we really like this restaurant and the staff is very pleasant. We definitely recommend.
First visit under new ownership. The bar ...
First visit under new ownership. The bar area is much nicer. However the bartender and our server both had an attitude. Both myself and guest are local professionals. Our wives joined us. We eat at many comparable places in Chattanooga. The attitude of both the bartender and server were noticed by all 4 of us rather quickly. Outside of the service, the experience was great.
Always delicious and the ambiance is ama ...
Always delicious and the ambiance is amazing! It is one of my favorite restaurants in Chattanooga! I would recommend to everyone. Sunday brunch is also a wonderful experience! Never disappoints!
A friend and I had Sunday Brunch at Terr ...
A friend and I had Sunday Brunch at Terra Mae. We started with the Ploughman's Bounty, a wonderful charcuterie tray with meat, cheeses, pickles, bread, mustard and jam. It was very good. We both ordered the pork cheek benedict which was delicious, but turned out to be short ribs. A great place for brunch.
Excellent wait staff, no wait between co ...
Excellent wait staff, no wait between courses. Food was imaginative and delicious. A bit on the high side, price wise especially for Chattanooga, but as a special occasion it was worth it. Beautiful old building with a lot of history, comfortable seating and the music was a pleasant departure from the loud, upbeat sounds in many restaurants - love Frank, Dean et al.
My date and I recently visited Terramae ...
My date and I recently visited Terramae for the first time and we were really quite pleased with the entire experience.
The atmosphere is top notch--expect modern, contemporary, and cosmopolitan. You feel as though you've stepped into a trendy boutique hotel or restaurant in a much larger city. Both the restaurant and the bar are well appointed with a style that compliments each side of the building well and I'm sure the hotel comports as well, although we did not see the rooms.
The service was excellent. We were pleased with the service and felt as though we were treated quite well.
And, most importantly, the food and drinks were delicious. Although the menu is priced near the top of what I would personally consider the higher end of the Chattanooga market, the menu is quite diverse for the Chattanooga area and offers some excellent choices (i.e. an excellent wasabi pea crusted salmon). All in all, although we expected a good experience, we were pleasantly surprised with how we felt as though we'd stepped into a very distinct and well-defined locale.
Will certainly return and would certainly recommend to friends.
Had been looking forward for our third a ...
Had been looking forward for our third annual autumn visit to the "Appalachian bistro", but Terra Mae has changed its focus and its decor, if not its name. The look is mid-century with a touch of deco and a few hints of the old stone walls and dark wood floors from the previous incarnation. The food is contemporary and well-prepared but not especially memorable. It no longer has a unique angle as it did with "Appalachian bistro" cuisine. Sorry to see it change.
Creative dishes, plated beautifully. Lov ...
Creative dishes, plated beautifully. Loved the pork belly and cauliflower. Duck and short ribs were verrrrrry tasty. The beluga lentils that accompanied the duck may have been a teensy weensy bit "liquidy" but yummy none-the-less and there can never be too much foie gras for me. Our server was gracious with her suggestions and her knowledge of the menu. It was a lovely experience all-around.
This was our fourth visit to Terrmae. ...
This was our fourth visit to Terrmae. The food and the ambiance, the service and the attention to customer is what brings us back. Our server (Madison) was top notch and always treats us very well. We'll be back again and again!
My first visit since they reopened and i ...
My first visit since they reopened and it was delightful! So many good changes! They were very accommodating about everything we asked about, and the food was delicious! It looks lovely too, and the adjoining bar--Matilda Midnight--is a great find.
An evening at Terra Mae must begin with ...
An evening at Terra Mae must begin with cocktails in the Matilda Midnight bar. It's an excellent way to get the evening started. Friendly bar staff and a bar stocked with a great selection of wine and unique spirits. We enjoyed some of their tequila and mescal.
Dinner was also excellent. Our table had a variety of the apps and entrees and everyone raved.
This is becoming one of my favorite places in Chattanooga.
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