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Terra

100 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
803-791-3443
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Ranked #2 of 129 restaurants in West Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, SC
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Terra on a moments notice with my wife. Sat outside on patio. Had an incredibility good meal, the best I had there in several visits. The last few times I gone to Terra have all been excellent. Is now on our "go to" list of restaurants in Columbia.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like local fare and proteins different from everyone else in town, this is the place for you. Rabbit, duck, crawfish, crab and oysters were all on our table mixed in with peach salad, pizzas and Mac n cheese! The fried peach pies were wonderful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful food and great drinks (bartender is one of Columbia's best), but owner and host were both extremely rude and will make me hesitant to return.

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Columbia, SC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have previously posted positive reviews of Terra but, boy, have things changed. I have had poor service at other restaurants but never before have I had an evening ruined by the host and owner. We will not be returning.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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206 reviews 206 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The only negative thing I can say about Terra is that parking is a challenge. They do offer valet parking so that isn't a huge issue. The atmosphere is fun and well appointed. Not over the top classy, sort of an artistic upscale feel. I was impressed that the menu offered several items that included local produce and meat. The... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Many restaurants are good for a while until the Chef changes or management has a change of heart, but this restaurant is run by the chef. And is it ever so good that it deserves a better rating system. It's not just good for Columbia, It would be excellent in any major city. And my wife is very picky. From... More

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Columbia, SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I've visited Terra a handful of times over the years...all great experiences. Recently I visited with colleagues and my bosses; what an ideal setting for a business dinner. Food was incredible, presentation was impressive, service was spot-on. We sat inside by the front window and had a beautiful view of the capital city skyline. Most recently, my husband and I... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have passed this place many times but was not too impressed with their exterior which is fairly nondescript. But after a colleague went there for a graduation dinner with his family and raved about it, I decided to put it on my list. Went on a busy Friday night and got reservations for 2 for 8:30 and was seated... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our second time to Terra and for the second time it was amazing. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The food was simply spectacular. The duck confit was delicious and the summer vegetable salad was a big hit with my wife. The seared grouper and the seared duck breast were both impeccable. The wine... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ate here for the first time with business colleagues. Great farm to table food options, rotating and interesting menu. One of us had the quail, which was outstanding. I had the steak frites, and the ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. Fried green tomatoes appetizer was very good. Salad course was the only thing that wasn't notable. Desserts were very... More

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