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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Locally grown, seasonal produce. Handpicked meat & ingredients. Sustainable seafood. All prepared simply. At terra, letting the freshest, highest quality ingredients shine is always the focus. In making a conscious effort to support local farmers & sourcing as many locally grown ingredients as possible, chef mike davis is proud to say hello to diners at the end of every evening. Terra’s menu changes daily, & certainly seasonally, whether it’s our casual wood oven pizza menu or several courses & wine pairings off of our recognized wine list.
Green Salad
Mixed baby‏ lettuces, radish, cucumber, sherry vinaigrette
Green Salad
As above w/ walnut-crusted split creek farms goat cheese
Crispy “Buffalo” Sweetbreads
Blue cheese cream. Celery baton, crystal beurre blanc
Chef-Driven Restaurant in Columbia, SC featuring dishes prepared with fresh locally sourced ingredients paired with quality cocktails and exciting wine list.
USD 8-USD 27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, International, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner. The beef bourguignon was memorable and makes me want to come back. It was inventive with the sauce poured on at serving along with the mash potatoes. I’m not usually a fan of sweetbreads but the appetizer was the best I’ve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EdD129
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Every time we dine here, it is a wonderful experience. The food is so very delicious and often has an "out of the box" twist to tradition which is always a pleasant change, but never so that a person would be reluctant to try it....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great food, romantic atmosphere, and excellent customer service. The food items were tasty, and we look forward to our return.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Very solid offering. Service was a bit reserved but adequate. Food was well prepared. Wine list was a bit thin but we found something to suit our pallet.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Dave1016N
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We have wanted to try this place for several years. We have been missing out on a great restaurant. We wish we had tried it sooner. Great and creative selections. Fair price for a very good meal. Great staff! We felt like family.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank davidsV3924BV
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I always enjoy a meal at Terra, for girls night out or a date night. The menu is small, but they have nice seasonal features and daily specials, especially if you're willing to be a bit adventurous. I particularly enjoy their pizzas.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 20 April 2018

It is a good resturant, but very noisy, not the best acoustics. You almost have to valet park. It is a pleasent setting overlooking the city of Columbia. The menu us somewhat limited, but the seafood and steak offerings we had were very good along...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 9 April 2018

They had gluten free soft shell crab - hooray! Flounder and salads were also very good, as was the wine list. Our server was very helpful. Emphasis on local sources.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank jt-mj
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Columbia, read the reviews for this restaurant. We had reservations, arrived 1/2 hour early to have a drink. The bar was a great space, Andy took excellent care of us while we waited for our table. After we were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Msjoannwil
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

You will never be disappointed at Terra’s. The food is beyond amazing. By far, this is Columbia’s finest. Great service, I actually get excited every time we come here. Looking forward to dining outside once the weather gets warmer.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 70sgirl
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