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$12 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

The Terrace Room is a great little gem of a restaurant situated perfectly off of Lake Merritt so that you can enjoy a picturesque view of the lake over a plate of Eggs Benedict balanced on two english muffins and ham. The coffee, too, will...warm you heart and soul as you take in the vastly underrated view of the lake. I love little gems like this place because they are off the beaten path, not covered with tourists or overly large gatherings, and are left classy and affordable on purpose. The restaurant resides within a gorgeous and ornate hotel that is as intimate as it is grand. If you happen to be in the area, or want a new experience without the frills and bothers that comes along with tourist dives and traps, check out the Terrace Room! Additionally, the service, while some folks very friendly, seems also pretty hands off. This is great for me because I don't feel like interacting with servers all the time, but some people might find fault with this style of service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Bottomless is always a win in my book, and then adding good food to accompany it completes the experience for me. I decided to stray away from my usual and go with the smoked Salmon Benedict, and I was not disappointed. The hollandaise sauce was...so good I almost asked for an additional side of it for my potatoes. Can definitely see myself coming back here the next time I’m in the area to enjoy another breakfast/brunch with that great view over looking the lake.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The service begins with mini-muffins and quickly taken drink orders. Wide selection of brunch items, including real crab in the omlette. Service is discrete and attentive. Friendly atmosphere for this place on Lake Merritt. Special 60th birthday going on while there... very festive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

The three of us came down here for lunch, but I had NO idea how wonderful it would be. The dining room looks out over Merritt Lake with floor to ceiling windows. We sat at a table on the upper deck. One of is got...a BLT, another something I've forgotten. My own meal was a red & yellow beet salad with chicken, goat cheese, bits and more. It was beyond wonderful...simply divine. Best of all though was the supremely wonderful waiter, whose attention and good humor made the meal a delight.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We were there for a wedding recption. i would go there just for the view. Food was good, service was also. it was a little warm, and i dont believe they have ac. They did have fans, and they did help a little.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Looking for a nice quiet place for lunch? Go to Lake Merritt Hotel's classic Terrace Room. Reasonable prices, nice local menu, well prepared food. Best of all, you can hear each other talk.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I have been here several time for lunch. The food is good and the view of the lake is wonderful. It is quite except when the have muxic and the service as always been good. The food is good and the price is reasonable. It...is in walking distance of BART bit not alot of parking next to the location it's self.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My husband and I went here because it looked beautiful from the walking path by the lake. However... it is somewhat odd. First of all, this restaurant is attached to a nursing home, but a really nice one. Secondly, the waiter was not really attentive...and it took a long, long time for us to order food and to get it. When we first walked in, I got the impression that the host just didn't know what to do, and for some reason was in a state of confusion as to what to do with us showing up. It was bizarre, but I guess some people can have an off day. However, the service was painstakingly slow and the food didn't have me raving for more, so I'd say that you're better off going somewhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Terrace Room is within the Lake Merritt Hotel. You get a nice view of Lake Merritt and the view is quite nice. Service was excellent and so was the menu.

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Went to Terrace Room with 3 friends. Portions small, perfunctory service. I ordreded Uni Risotto that came in a bowl with 6 small mussels on top. I asked where the Uni was and was told it was in the sauce?? Won't be back

Date of visit: May 2016
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  • Terrace Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5