JustTasteIt
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  • First Review
    January 16, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 9, 2015
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Terra American Bistro began in Hillcrest May 1998 and has since moved to the East College District of Rolando. Chef/Owner and Cookbook Author Jeff Rossman supports local food purveyors and sources all ingredients carefully, with a commitment to buy all products that are cultivated sustainably and humanely. Terra specialties include Steamed Carlsbad Black Mussels, Chipotle Marinated Skirt Steak, Pumpkin Raviolis and Lobster Macaroni ‘n Cheese. This neighborhood Bistro serves up farm to table fare and offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. The team’s ambition at Terra is to create a relaxed and casual atmosphere to enjoy great food, local craft beer & wine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Moxie was right!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our show at close-by Moxie Theatre was at 8 and an email from its staff recommended Terra as a place to dine. (Hadn't eaten there since it left Hillcrest ages ago.) After a bit of online research, I decided to give it a go: farm-to-table foods, award-winning chef, and fine reviews. . . why not?
Hub and I were not disappointed. We're garlic lovers and the mussels, caesar salad, and fries we shared didn't skimp. Felt kinda bad for our neighbors at the show, tho . . . probably didn't enjoy the residual effects:/
Aside from aforementioned garlicy delights, we plowed thru the banana bread pudding w/great gusto (loved the sugar spiced pecans) accompanied by a fave dessert wine, Quady's Essencia.
All in all a yumful experience w/excellent (most helpful & attentive) server---got our happy hour order to go thru tho it was taken just past the cut-off time. Couple hours before the next play will likely find us there again!"
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Just minutes from downtown San Diego, the convention center, and Mission Valley. The Prado at Balboa Park is located in one of the parks most beautiful buildings. Under chef Jonathon Hale's creative direction the Prado Restaurant has won honors as San Diego's Best New Restaurant, has been named one of America's top 10 restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, received the coveted "four star" award by the California Restaurant writers association. Continental cuisine paired with truly excellent service, unique ambiance, hand crafted decor and outdoor/indoor dining year round are just some of the reason's why we've won "most romantic" and "best special occasion" restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
visitors come? we go!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2010
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"whenever we hv outa-towners, we try to fit in a meal at the Prado. the location makes it convenient, as Balboa Park's treasures (e.g., museums, theaters) are beacons of delight.
our Wednesday eve dine was no exception to all we've come to enjoy, and because there wasn't much of a January chill, the heat lamp above our table was enough to keep us comfortable outside. our waiter was 100% efficient & personable, but the server who brought water shortly after we were seated seemed to be offended when i refused the ice water, & requested water without ice!
at the meal's end, a manager came to our table & we had only good things to say. (i was so pleased, i forgot to mention the water incident tho i know she would have wanted to know--so here it is, and is the reason for 4 rather than 5 service stars)
we'll surely be back!"
Dined on 1/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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