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Terra

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100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
803-791-3443
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but not great

The food, including the lamb mac and the trout, was good but not great. The lamb mac was covered with too thick of a layer of breadcrumbs. The trout was cooked perfectly, and vegetables that accompanied it were fresh and well prepared. The kit kat dessert was delicious. The setting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, including the lamb mac and the trout, was good but not great. The lamb mac was covered with too thick of a layer of breadcrumbs. The trout was cooked perfectly, and vegetables that accompanied it were fresh and well prepared. The kit kat dessert was delicious. The setting and atmosphere are nice, and the restaurant seems cozy and... More 

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Thank AC1DC2AC3
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Fabulous food and very good service. Valet parking great. Wonderful appetizers from fried oysters, duck "quack" madame, butcher's plate (great pate), and lamb mac and cheese. Terrific grilled steak frites. Excellent flounder and monk fish. Have been there 4 times in last 3 months.

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Thank dceddy
Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We have dined at Terra many times but it has been awhile so we returned for my wife's birthday. Restaurant was packed but they still served everything in a timely manner. A big shout out to our server Jonas. He was delightful to talk to about the French wine selections as well as detailed information regarding the different menu selection... More 

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Thank Elliott W
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I went there about a week ago. The red wine by the glass are all $10 or higher, I ordered a beer instead. I also ordered the fried clam appetizer. The appetizer was heavily breaded, 60-70% was breading, the flavor of the clams was low due to all the breading. It was worth about $6, in the manner it was... More 

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Thank Paul S
Columbia, SC
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Probably third time in 8 years. Good flavors and service, but menu is extremely limited and selections too busy. It's fine to be "gourmet" on some items, but would a standard steak or pasta dish kill you? Not a restaurant that prompts me to return except on rare occasion. Love the atmosphere though. Great potential if you'll expand menu.

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1 Thank scbeachrob
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My dad and I ordered the shrimp and oyster appetizers, which were DELICIOUS. My dad loved his butternut squash dish, and my gnocchi was amazing. The atmosphere is very sophisticated and relaxed. It was pricey, but well worth it.

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Thank Allison B
Bowling Green, KY
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

As an accomplished cook myself, I go to restaurants to be inspired and excited by the creativity of the chef(s). Terra is the most exciting restaurant I have been to. Period. You should definitely try this place. Ambience is decent, and location is so-so. But the food. Ah, the food!

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Thank Gordon B
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Steak OK and very expensive. Menu not impressive. Outside seating is nice and inside is warm and comfortable. I ate here a couple times and just can't pay these prices for average food

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2 Thank Mgal G
West Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went here for an anniversary dinner. It is a lovely place with fantastic food, and a nice quiet, semi-fancy but not stuffy atmosphere. The wait staff knows their stuff, and can make great recommendations if you don't know where to start. I highly recommend trying the "Quack" Madame, Butchers Plate, or Lamb Mac to start with. I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Thank BCrafty
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We called late in the day to see if we could get a table. We were seated at a table with a wonderful view of Columbia at sunset! Service was perfect. Everyone of us enjoyed delicious and interesting dishes. My favorites were the wild mushroom fettuccine, great glass of wine, and the crusty bread. All around, wonderful experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-791-3443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?