Terra & Vine

4.3
759 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Terra & Vine offers casual, rustic Mediterranean fare with an Italian emphasis, showcasing the region’s bright, bold flavors and seasonal ingredients. Owned by Master Sommelier and Check, Please! Host Alpana Singh, Terra & Vine features a variety of shareable dishes and large plates, including house-made pastas, pizzas, and grilled entrees. Terra & Vine features four distinct private dining rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-140.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was great. Would come again. If weather permitting eat outside.

E
Chicago
443 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a after-movie dinner, and it was great. My wife had short ribs, which were tender and juicy, and enough to take some home for our Bichon! We shared a large portion (only size) of pasta fagioli soup, and it was more than enough as a starter for both of us. I had rigatoni with sausage in a tomato vodka sauce: again, so delicious, and enough for my lunch the next day! The wine list is excellent, and prices moderate. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. A great place pre- or post-theatre, but also anytime!

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was fantastic. The wait staff left something to be desired - we were rarely checked on throughout our time there, but with that said when the waiter was around he was extremely helpful. Overall I would say this was a good experience!

I
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food-burrata, octopus, meatball appetizers.
Pasta is always good!
Cocktails and wine are fabulous!
Servers are courteous
We will be back!

T
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was given happy hour menu and when ordered off it was told we had to sitting at bar. They shouldn’t give the menu to dinner guests

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sat outside/ great dining/ got to my movie on time

BC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for dinner before the movie.

BM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Would have loved a bit more variety.

F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here following a college tour at Northwestern University. The quiet, sunny patio was a great place to “digest” all the information from the tour. Our server delivered prompt, efficient, and friendly service! The salads are excellent and very large!!

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food, nice staff, great ambiance.

The Pear Salad and the Cheesecake were great. The spaghetti with seafood was also really good. The beets and burrata wasn't (I was expecting more burrata than beets and more a creamy burrata), but I don't really like beets so there's that. Drinks were good.

Staff was friendly but I feel the place was a bit understaffed (took longer to get their attention than I expected. Remember the client also wants attention/be served swiftly, not only just to eat good food).

Almost 120 USD for a meal for 2. A bit much, but ok. Would come back.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Former Chicagoan visiting long time friend. I'd heard about Terra and Vine and also knew about Alponna Singh (family are longtime fans of Check Please). We went early on a Thursday night - 5PM after busy day. The timing was perfect - it was still low key enough and not yet overly busy that we could talk easily and catch up. (It became much busier and the decibel level had definitely gone up by the time we left 2 hours later.) The food was adventurous without being over the top. I'm a wine lover and always seeking to learn. Based on our food choices our waiter decided to consult with Alponna on what would pair best. We wanted to try different wines with our various courses so opted to go by the glass. The wine suggestions were sublime and paired perfectly with our various courses. Exquisite dining with the best company.

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for before a show or as a date night venue. !

DV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

As Italian goes, Terra and Vine was Meh. I had much higher hopes. For what we paid, it was very ordinary. The service was unbelievably SLOW and it was a random Tuesday and they were not busy. There were long pauses in between courses when there was no food on the table and no waiter in sight. Not awful, but definitely not remarkable. I won't come back here-nothing was good enough to want again.

m
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The beets and burrata cheese was a delightful summer salad. The house salad was huge. Two of us couldn’t finish it. We shared the short ribs. It was a very generous portion and we both loved it. Even the gelato was wonderful. Our server was friendly and competent. We will be back for sure!

RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

An empty wine glass was tipped over and shattered
I have a gash in my leg
I was bleeding using napkins to try to stop the blood
It dripped while we finished our dinner.

THE ONLY ASSISTANCE WAS 2 BAND AIDS!

VD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend. Had the mussels that come with the naan topping and delicious sauce. Pedro is a great attentive bartender

YA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for and service at lunch. The Brussels sprouts crostini was delish. Soup and half sandwich delish also. Cream of broccoli soup and tuna salad 1/2 sandwich. I asked for cold tuna, no cheese. No problem!

Very nice lunch menu too. Outstanding, attentive, and friendly service.

Highly recommend.

CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I also thought that it was a superior value for the quality of service. Definitely make a trip to Terra & Vine!

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service - good food pleasant ambiance

CD
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Papardelle con funghi was very good, but could have used a little more spice. Frutti de mare was excellent with lots of seafood, shrimp, mussels, etc. We shared a poached pear tart for dessert - excellent. Patio dining is available and pleasant in warm weather. The restaurant offers a happy hour during the week, but they say you must be at the bar. This wold be much nicer if they let you sit on the patio, and then I would be tempted to even buy some appetizers to go with.

CJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quaint corner restaurant on Maple in evanston. Food quality good with larger than anticipated portions. Had the Brussels, octopus, mussels, short rib, rapini, chocolate flourless and Spumoni. All great flavors but a little salty. Had a few different wines and those were great selections as expected from Singh’s place. Service was quick, delightful, knowledgeable and unexpectedly hospitable with recognition of our anniversary. Thanks, we’ll be back.

F
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Convenient for theatre goers, fantastic wine list but sadly, uninspired food.

MS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service but food was okay.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent very fresh meal with my family, food and service were both on point and everyone said their choices were really well done. Will recommend to those asking for sure.

AR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wanted to like Alpana Singh’s restaurant but the food was average. There is better Italian for far less. Wine was very good and cocktails decent. Food needed more creativity

C
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to movie, food and service was great!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was wonderful. Relaxed but wonderful character. I wish we had Terra and Vine at our hometown! Perfect to celebrate our son’s graduation! The food was fantastico!!Perfect!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice lunch to celebrate two birthdays

E
Chicago
444 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After movie dinner: excellent! Walk out of the theater and right into the restaurant. Imaginative dishes that were excellent, soups were hearty, and pasta out of the mainstream! Terrific place to return over and over. Great service and good prices!

TB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was decent but nothing special. All in all, was just OK. Decent place to eat if you're seeing a movie next door but not worth going out of your way.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good, except the ladies’ restroom ran out of toilet paper and there was paper all around the floor. Disappointing for such a nice restaurant

LM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food preparation for 3 vegetarian dishes; tasty, imaginative and well prepared!

TD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Terra & Vine is exceptional! It's not always in my budget, but it always make special occasions SPECIAL when I decide to go! We were greeted by a local hero and the owner, Alpana Singh, which began our awesome adventure towards dinner at the restaurant. The staff was attentive and nice. Even got a free dessert for my partner's birthday. Definitely going back!!!!

JF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was over salted and the mussel sauce had too much tomato in it. The wine was excellent as was the service.

RH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately they were dealing with a water leak when we were there, but the interruption was minimal. Also very cool to meet Alpina.

ER
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Terra and Vine has been uneven since it opened. As a brunch spot, it's excellent! For dinner or for a pre-movie meal, it has struggled to meet our expectations. The pizzas are good thanks to the oven that has been there since the space was a Wolfgang Puck, and the seafood pasta I ordered this time was very good. Still, why no burger, even a high end one, for dinner? No Caesar salad? Couldn't they offer more fish or even fancy tacos? It seems they are trying not to be the pre/post movie restaurant that Evanston has long enjoyed in that location which usually sends us over to Smylie Brothers or the Mexican Cafe. I hope they can evolve. Thanks.

T
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was tremendous. Outside area is nicely arranged.

DL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still great!

AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the Brussels spout crostini

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