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“Outstanding food, outstanding service”
Review of Terra American Bistro - CLOSED

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Terra American Bistro
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Livingston
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, outstanding service”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Varied and delicious menu, attentive service, great atmosphere. We will be back. Good for intimate dining but also can accommodate a nice size party. Good round tables make chatting easy. Exterior doesn't do it justice, warm and friendly, chic, on inside of building with nice bar area too. Super delicious appetizers and unique courses... Try the bacon wrapped dates. High quality everything. Pam our waitress was phenomenal . Owner greets you. They already have another successful restaurant in Algonquin and their experience shows. No outdoor seating but couldn't give it zero star rating, sorry.

  • Visited October 2012
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Evanston, Il
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302 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Terra is not a local cheap but good. In other words, you need to feel there is a reason for celebrating even if it is only celebrating life. The restaurant now provides us with an alternative to Campagnola, another excellent restaurant in Evanston. We have been here about four times since it opened and we've always had a good meal here. The wine list is not very exciting and is over priced so we usually bring our own. The corkage fee is now $15 except on Monday when there is no corkage fee. The service is spotty, depends on who your server is that night. The owners have done an imaginative job of redecorating Cafe Luciano which formerly occupied this space and closed about 3 years ago.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank angten
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Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant in Evanston”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Wonderful restaurant with warm decor, great food, and efficient staff! Valet parking available. Our kids made prior arrangements for our anniversary and when we entered the restaurant, we were led right to our table, complete with flowers and a soon delivered bottle of bubbly. We ordered the stuffed dates and goat cheese balls for appetizers, followed by scallops, a steak, and a fish special. Every meal was prepared perfectly--presentation was wonderful. Service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. Dessert was presented with a candle and Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Nice place for a special meal or for just a nice evening out--would return.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mvsmith
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