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“Great Local Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Terra Waconia - CLOSED

Terra Waconia
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vine
Estero, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Local Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We've eaten here several times. We think it's the best restaurant west of Minneapolis. The owners take care to serve local and sustainable products. The menu changes daily depending on what's available. We've had fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes here, and everything has been excellent. The service is uniformly friendly and helpful. The wine list is okay. The tables are not crowded together and the sound level is fine. Great place for special occasion dining.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank samjam99
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30 reviews from our community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What happened?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Normally excellent service but this time we were shocked. The mussel appetizer was very good but when we asked for more toast we were refused. When the pork dinner was served it was cold. We returned it and it was reserved on a warm plate but the food was no warmer. We were then rudely told that the Chef said that it was to be served at that temp. Really?
Customer satisfaction disaster!!
We and several friends WERE frequent customers.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank TioTim
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A real passion for food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We went to a special dinner that featured the trifecta of spring; morels, ramps and fiddle head ferns. The five course meal was pair with five wines. The ramps and morels were locally foraged that morning. Pretty cool. They were creatively presented in ways I could never imagine. The scary part was how well they played with the wine. It was poetry. We laughed all night and the staff was attentive, and informative. I love talking about food and wine. The creativity with the food and flavors was a work of art. Tasty delicious art. Thank you Terra!

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Larry P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Clever Chef, Sweet Setting, Awesome Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Enter through a blue-glass-tile maze to find more art on the walls and on the plates! Love the ambiance, the perfectly-cooked salmon, amazingly clever ways to garnish with grits... and the pickled plate of assorted things! What a treat. Laura was the sweetest, easiest server ever, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Kate S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing, quaint with great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

A wonderful find in Waconia. The staff recommended pairings from appetizers, entrees and wines and did an excellent job. Recently had the pickled dish (appetizer) with the bison as an entree. The described the appetizer as a "party in the mouth" and that was a perfect description. A gem of a restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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Thank F G
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