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Terra Nova

4.6
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1321 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We are excited to bring you Terra Nova, Restaurant/Crudo/Wine Bar. A casual yet sophisticated restaurant conveniently located in the heart of South Jersey, featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Our chef’s creative cuisine with a New World style offers guests an exciting & diverse dining experience. The introduction of a sushi & raw bar takes the menu’s modern flair to new heights. Our adventurous wine list presents over 160 wines by the bottle with 50 available by the glass or our unique wine flights. Enjoy classic martinis, hand crafted cocktails or try one of our 16 tapped craft beers in our relaxing bar. Just as distinctive as the cuisine, the décor at Terra Nova is characterized by its clean design and Northern California architectural elements that are elegant yet warm. Please continue to visit our website for updates and postings. We hope you join us for lunch, dinner or a drink at our bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1321 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipJeffTerry
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time there and it was great. My wife had sushi and loved it. I had the seafood cioppino with linguine and it was also fabulous with lots of seafood and lots of linguine. Service was excellent and we felt very completely with social distancing in place. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Every table around us got bread besides us. We requested it and still did not get it. Our alcohol beverages took 30 minutes to come to our table with the excuse that the bartender was busy. There were 2 people at the bar and barely any tables inside or out. Food was good. Service was absolutely terrible, especially for a place this expensive.

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VMMul
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Chilean sea bass was rubbery. My husband’s pasta dish was bland. Tiny salad. And then a whopping $90. (2 martinis and a beer). Won’t go back.

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vipMichaelA
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are truly blessed to have this amazing establishment in our community. Tony, Melisa and the entire team always know the meaning of quality. The food is fantastic. Enjoy! Thank you to everyone.
Michael & Donna

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restauarantsnobs
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terra Nova was the last restaurant we enjoyed before the pandemic and the first one when indoor dining returned. We missed it so much. The food was outstanding, our server was attentive, and we enjoyed ourselves so much. It may have been an ordinary night out to others but for us, it was a very special occasion.

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prlywtz
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Terra nova is consistent. Nothing ever changes. A little pricey for what you get but food is good quality. Decor is dull but the place seems very clean. Sushi is always good.

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vipCathyE
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Very comfortable. Great atmosphere. Delicious food!

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AllyciaM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, fast service. Employees were polite. Great indoor experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out

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ElaineF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nadia provided great service with all the Covid-19 safety precautions

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu was a little pricey but service was great. We really loved our appetizers

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KIMBERLYB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Waitress was very attentive and pleasant.

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Tedk49
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice value, good food and fair service.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service excellent. Only complaint was the side dish served with the filet mignon. We were served French fries which was unexpected. We asked for something better and received garlic mashed. That or a baked potato should be served with a pricey filet. French fries should be served with a burger or sandwich.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal

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vipJulianM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible. One of the worse meals my wife and I have had in years.
Just as an example: my wife ordered Pan Seared Diver scallops. She got 4 (four !!!!) charred ( Burned beyond recognition ) un-eatable scallops, for the price (really reasonable wouldn’t you say) of 35 $.
The rest was just as bad.

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vipLoveGreatDining
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With NJ finally opening indoor dining at 25% we made reservations at Terra Nova. We weren’t sure what to expect. All I can say is it was fantastic. We arrived a bit early and were able to find 2 seats at the bar. Social distancing and masking was being practiced. The drinks were great (as always). Then our table (really a booth) was ready and we were escorted (wearing our masks) to our table. Briana was a fabulous waitress - exceeding our needs.
Lastly the food - as always was sooo delicious.
Great job Terra Nova. You’ll see us again, soon

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brianddi
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Breanna was fantastic! Friendly and professional service! Enjoyed the mussels and bang bang shrimp.

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vipWeatherOrNot
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visitor - and not our last. This is a very large restaurant with ample outdoor and indoor seating. We went on the first weekend after restaurants were allowed to have dine-in customers during COVID - and we were rather shocked at how many people were sat inside in the dining room (too many, but probably within the 25% threshold). The menu is quite extensive (we tried Short Rib Fries, Edamame, Short Rib entree, Sushi, and Petite Filet Mignon) and were pleased with all of our choices. We would go back again - but probably will sit outside if given the choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the area. The food is phenomenal - seriously out of this world. The cocktails are fun. Great outdoor seating area right now. I would eat here every day if I could! So delicious

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vipAprilS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good and tasty. Service was also very good. My only issue was how hard the fan was blowing on our table. We did ask our server to lower the velocity of the fan, which she did, but it still was too much. It was making my eyes water. I know different rules apply these days, and I am very thankful to be eating out again. I only ask that the staff be aware of the comfort of its patrons with relation to the placement of tables and large fans. Otherwise, food and service was great and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone looking for a good meal at reasonable prices.

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vipThomasB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was horrible. The waiter was on another planet - got order wrong, was very slow, gave us the wrong bill at the end. The only saving grace was that the food was very good, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night out! Our server, Natalia, was excellent as was the food and ambiance

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TriciaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the spicy shrimp appetizer. Food presentation was beautiful staff friendly portion size is a bit too much you will go home with leftovers or a very full belly. Service was fast. Very enjoyable dining experience

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Victor
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside seating was very comfortable and enjoyable. The service and the weather was excellent. The available menu was significantly different and somewhat disappointing from the online menu which apparently has been outdated for some time. The onion soup was excellent. The tamboura shrimp were very good and the grilled scallops were relatively tasteless. The Bloody Mary and Mule drinks were as expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience as always at Terra Nova food was good service was excellent can’t wait for the inside to open as the weather is becoming wet at times and also it will be getting cooler in the fall

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vipKellyV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had sushi and it was amazing! And the drinks were too !

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RRER
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall very nice food and ambiance both excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the burger special and all I can say is WOW!!! Probably the best burger I’ve had that I can remember.. The desert was beyond good (creme brûlée). I can’t wait to go back again for the burger special

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vipAMAZING
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always AMAZING! Our serve was fantastic and really took care of us. It’s always a great experience every time we dine there :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food wasn’t that great and was over priced .

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vipJulieG123
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Party of 4 had reservations for Sunday dinner. We were seated right away on the back patio. There was a beautiful breeze, food was very good. Dessert was good too!

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ValerieR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience here and the food was outstanding!! Quick service too

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place and amazing! Great sushi!

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Brandi
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anything I’ve ordered on this menu has been delicious. The sushi was outstanding! Particularly enjoyed the Olive Tree roll.

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vipMattie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Terra Nova recently so I was pleasantly surprised to see how they were going to handle outside dining. We sat under the tent and our waitress, Joanna, was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. She is definitely an asset to Terra Nova. The tent was decorated with beautiful lights. The menu was extensive. I had the crab cakes and they were huge and delicious. My husband had the crab, shrimp and Penne also good. We even had left overs. As an appetizer we had the flatbread with chicken, huge and delicious.

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electrichottub
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The biggest highlight of my experience is my server. Colleen made my experience so inviting, warm, and happy. The food was good. Was not a fan of the oyster based on the freshness, but the crab spaghetti was delicious as well as the jumbo shrimp cocktail and bang bang shrimp was so memorable. We also had the seaweed salad and dynamite sushi roll, which was so delicious! Not a big fan of cream cheese but the balance was great.

Overall, just the oysters weren’t the best for me but big ups to Colleen for the amazing service.

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vipMichaelA
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be with the team at Terra Nova again. First time out in 6 months. They always knock it out of the park. Outside dining was perfect. Special thanks to Melisa who always knows how to take care of us. Much appreciated. See you soon.

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phillyfoody
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with family

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RussellC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They made the best of outdoor dining , good service and good food .

FAQs

Terra Nova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 589-8883.

Terra Nova is rated 4.6 stars by 1321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.