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Terra

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100 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
803-791-3443
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to terra in a couple of years. Our prior experience has been good. I left very disappointed. Both fish dishes were mediocre . Salad and pizza was very good. Two out of four ordered red wine. It tasted like vinegar. At 10-12 bucks a glass, I expected more. We sent them back and the server did... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and friendly staff. I've ordered shrimp salad and lamb Marc. Taste and quality of food is just average.

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Thank JHP1
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We came as a group of four, we ordered some appetizers to share and each our own main. Everything I tasted was delicious, well spiced, cooked to perfection & beautifully presented. Great quality food and service! The waiter knew the menu and the drinks, and was able to make good recommendations. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for... More 

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Thank worldtraveller804
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The first time I ate here it wasn't that good. That's what I get for coming in half hour before closing. The last time I came it it actually lived up to the hype. Food, drinks and desert were amazing.

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Thank PolylingualErudite
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is always a favorite. They know how to prepare fish! The cheese tray was wonderfully fresh. The salad tasted as though it was picked fresh and made that very moment. Wreckfish Rillete worth fighting over. Morel Mushrooms a "must try" and well rounded dish- not just about the mushrooms. But don't dare leave the table without trying their home... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Service is decent but food could be much, much better. Presentation poor and fish over-cooked. Salad not cool and crisp. Parking is a real challenge.

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Thank Ernie N
WEST COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A great place for receptions, romantic evenings, retirement get-togethers, after prom. Excellent food, nice ambiance and atmosphere.

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Thank CROCHETBYJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant with a nice bar. Staff was outstanding. We only had a beer and an appetizer. Both were good. Not enough draft beers. The food was good but we prefer more flavor and spice. We might go again. Looks to be very popular. Very clean. Good parking.

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Thank Rjkono
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I found myself in Columbia, SC for business last week, without being familiar with the restaurants. I turned to Trip Advisor, and discovered Terra. What a wonderful dining experience! Greeted, seated, and the service was excellent. Delicious dinner, owner/chef stopped by the table, just an overall enjoyable meal. Definitely recommend to friends and family if ever in the greater Columbia,... More 

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Thank Grindman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Terra is consistently one of the best restaurants in Columbia. The menu is uniformly excellent. Fresh locally-sourced ingredients prepared very intelligently. Creative but not trendy. In balmy weather the garden patio is lovey and very pleasant. We are local and this is our go-to upscale place.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-791-3443

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