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“An Oasis in Beautiful Countryside”
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Ranked #87 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Terra menus draw on local techniques and organic seasonal produce, utilizing the finest ingredients to create memorable regional cuisine.
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“An Oasis in Beautiful Countryside”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were invited to a birthday celebration at the chef's table which was inside the kitchen at Terra. It was a wonderful experience. Eight of us sat in the middle of a pristine kitchen. Chef Andrew Cooper, a very nice and calm man, was at the head of table and continued to run the kitchen as per normal. But the change up was that he brought all of us into the operation of the kitchen; shouting out orders and also participating in the preparation of the courses themselves. The food was outstanding. Chef Cooper has a wonderful sense of balance in his food preparation. Nothing overwhelms, but everything complements. He uses produce from the local Santa Fe farmers market, and menu composition is dependent on what is fresh. As an amateur cook myself, and one who appreciates the techniques of food preparation, the evening was a real treat as Chef Cooper was more than generous in sharing his recipes and techniques with me.
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who appreciates good food. This was a memorable evening and we will certainly be going back for more

  • Visited July 2013
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7 Thank Lb1952
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We have dined at Terre annually since it opened. We have seen numerous changes at the retaurant since Four Seasons aquired the property. Not for the better. Last year we complained about the loud, disjointed music selections. This year the music was just as loud, but all county, which is at odds with the decor, ambiance, and the menu. As for the food, we started with the corn/shrimp chowder and enjoyed it very much. If only the entrées were as good. The Bison filet was luke warm of not cold. We asked for it to be warmed up and it returned dry and over-done. The manager graciously and repeatedly attempted to make it right by offering to replace the dishes and ultimately took the $45 for each plate off our bill. She and her dining room staff jumped to do the right thing, which we appreciated. The unfortunate thing here is that it was the kitchen staff who failed the restaurant. Given the variety of new and exciting places that have opened throughout Santa Fe, it is unlikely we will return to Terre.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank twoguyswhotravel
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Delicious meal in a gorgeous setting”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We went for a special anniversary dinner and it was truly special. The food was wonderful! The service was fine, but the location made it a standout. Even the drive out was amazing. It is a pricey meal, but it is perfect for a special occasion.

Visited July 2012
6 Thank greengirl68
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Superb location and excellent food”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

We went for breakfast with our family and had a fabulous time. Firstly the decoration is beautiful, with amazing views of the surroundings. The hostess was very friendly. The food vas very tastefull and i would recommend the blueberry filled pancakes!

Visited April 2013
8 Thank Skigasp
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

unappetizing menu and presentations. Chocolate cake with green chili ice cream? Limited choices, no chicken .

Visited April 2013
Thank Deborah D P
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