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Terra Plata

4.5
4.5
3391 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Terra Plata is James Beard award winning Chef Tamara Murphy's
"Earth to Plate" concept. It is the result of her love for creative and delicious plates inspired by the seasons and made possible by our local growers & artisan producers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 325-1501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Tamara Murphy

  • Catering

    Terra Plata offers both on & off-site catering services for all types, sizes, and styles of events at the location of your choice. For each affair we specifically tailor a unique menu to meet your individual needs. The sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless with Terra Plata! Please call 206.325.1501 or email info@terraplata.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Terra Plata has a unique rooftop dining option which can be reserved for private events. Check out our website for more details at www.terraplata.com.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Vrignaud: (206) 325-1501

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    E. Pike Street

  • Parking details

    There is street parking surrounding the restaurant and five parking lots located within two blocks of Terra Plata.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,391 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. C

    Camille

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and nice service! To be honest I was just a bit disappointed that they were out of both the desserts I wanted to try, since I had come there for my birthday and our reservation was not particularly late in the day. But that’s okay, still had a lovely dinner.
  2. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a busy night and the staff took care of everything very well. It took slightly longer than we would have hoped for drinks and food to arrive. But again, it was very busy. Everyone was incredibly friendly and the food was amazing.
  3. JH

    JenniferH

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Entrees took over an hour to be served and dishes were cold. Staff took an entree back and made a replacement but unfortunately the replacement entree was too quickly prepared where it lacked a major component along with flavor.
  4. P

    Peter

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and great service, went for my birthday and they printed special menus for our table wishing me a happy birthday, great extra touch
  5. t

    tiggywinkle

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely delicious, service very friendly and just the right amount of attentive. We sat at the bar, which was convivial. Highly recommend the short rib and the pommes frites, although everything else we saw going by looked great too.
  6. DS

    DeborahS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Amazing service with personal attention to detail. Food is delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We felt very rushed to leave, even though they told us that they’re holding the table for us for 2 hours since it was a birthday celebration. Food was great, but the experience of being asked to clear my plate when I was still nibbling was a tad annoying.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The hanger steak was cold
  10. ND

    NicD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terra Plata is an experience in restaurant excellence! It started with the young woman who greet us in a warm and charming demeanor. Our servers Courtney and Shane were Absolutely fantastic, We were pampered and well care for. I have not experienced superb service as this before, in my life. The food!!!!! Art that is eaten. I love Terra Plata for a rare place where excellence is a goal every day, every dish of food and complete dedication to maintaining this excellence. It was not only a fantastic experience it was an amazing education. Obviously I am a Fan and I will be back to enjoy a very rare Restaurant, Seattle in very fortunate for having them. Thank you for a great Date night with my beloved Wife.
  11. H

    Haley1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our experience there, very personalized and professional! Food was excellent. Only complaint was one guest had Roast Pig that was floating in too much fat, plus 1/2 of the meat was fat. A kitchen error, but disappointing. The service staff was awesome. Would definitely come back and overall, we were very impressed!
  12. SW

    SylviaW

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch menu well executed. The shrimp and grits with greens, and manchego biscuits with chorizo gravy were delicious and a lovely twist on these Southern US favorites. Excellent service experience with Marci taking care of us. Thank you Tamara, Linda and Team Terra Plata!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Got seated by a large table with several loud children. Should have asked to be reseated but why not just seat people away from loud tables (there were other tables open further away. . Service suffered as a result. Took awhile to realize they didnt have the ingredients for one drink
  14. SS

    SherilynS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a fun dinner with interesting food, drinks and great service. Relaxed pacing for the evening
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was fantastic. All around lovely evening.
  16. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Outdoor seating was nice and cozy on a cold night. Service was good. Nice cheese plate/cocktails to start. Entrees where fine but under seasoned, the chorizo was kind of dry and bland. needed more fat/spices maybe. I liked the rooftop outdoor area, would go back for drinks/apps in summer time.
  17. L

    Lisa1937

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I've been here twice, and the food is really great, but the service has been spotty on both occasions. It seems that waitstaff have too many tables, and both times we were left sitting for unacceptable periods of time while waiting for our server. They need a larger waitstaff and fewer tables for the servers if they want to be a truly fabulous restaurant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had! Go for paella night on Mondays.
  19. E

    Emperor

    Portland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently high marks in every category as a place for celebration, romance or business.
  20. W

    Wade

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Dinner was outstanding, great combination of flavors and the food was fresh and high quality. Service was ok, there was opportunity for our server to improve. Very cool vibe in the restaurant! I would recommend for sure!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate Birthday dinner, everything was awesome she was so happy and surprised.
  22. AL

    AndreaL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding. I especially loved the grits with braised greens.
  23. JS

    JoshuaSP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor dining experience on their rooftop is really well done, especially for those who are still trying to avoid indoor dining. Highly recommended!
  24. JZ

    JohnZ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was great as always. The service and timing was not what I have come to expect at Terra Plata. I had to remind the server to bring my wine. A colleague had ordered soup to come with the paella the rest of us were sharing. The main dish came before we had a chance to dig into the appetizer. I still love this restaurant, just disappointed with the experience this time.
  25. BB

    BarbB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monday night paella is excellent. The service was friendly and pai9d attention to our needs. Loved the entire experience!
  26. KK

    KoolKidDiner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not sure what's going on but our experience recently here wasn't great. It was...fine? But in the past we've always considered Terra Plata a solid, reliable choice. On this occasion, my wife's shrimp (shrimp and grits) was overcooked and possibly not cleaned (she kept pulling out stringy bits). I ordered biscuits and gravy with a side of andouille sausage. The biscuits and gravy were delicious but included an egg I didn't order (an extra 3$ I think? Not a huge deal but still) and the sausage was overcooked and dry. The waitress, while pleasant, took our order without writing anything down (totally fine) but then came back to confirm our orders and still added an egg I didn't ask for. We'll go back - we've been too many times and had great experiences to let one less-than-stellar meal ruin a historically great spot. But it'll be a minute.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience and food
  28. p

    philbertk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wonderful Cheese Plate and Radicchio Salad. Like concept of all fresh local ingredients
  29. SZ

    SarahZee

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food. Risotto was undercooked. Our wait staff was not particularly consistent. But it was a Friday night.
  30. UR

    UdoR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, Waitress was great. The hostess was very unhelpful and not friendly.
  31. m

    maxs

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    food options are too less. place is quite expensive for the overall experience
  32. ET

    ETNY

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & great food. They made the birthday girl feel very special.
  33. KM

    KateMPH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Great service. The best place for groups!
  34. OK

    OliveK

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We make sure to go every time we are in Seattle!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I usually don’t review restaurants but we reached the restaurant late but within the grace period since it was the last slot one of the waitresses told us in a not so nice way that we should have been on time and grace period does not apply to the last reservation slot. I apologised and mentioned that we had a genuine reason and I had tried contacting the restaurant twice. She wasn’t very nice and said let me check withthe manager. Julia the other person (maybe the manager) who greeted us as we waited told us it’s no problem that we were late and she will try to make our evening a tad bit better and hope we enjoy our first date night in months. I think Terra plata absolutely saved our evening from getting worse by the sheer niceness of the person who also served us with a complimentary glass of rose at the end of our meal and removed a dish that we didn’t like too much from our bill. I give their service a 6 stars out of 5. Food is good too but service like that will make sure we come back. Thank you.
  36. M

    Missy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We like a nice chew to our risotto, however the rice was actually chalky/crunchy it was so underdone. The octopus was fine, but quite a small portion for the price, even as a small plate. The duck was cooked very nicely, but came in one piece, with no knife to cut it, and no waitstaff to bring one. We do understand the dearth of employees at this time, but ours rushed us at the beginning to ORDER DRINKS NOW, like 1 minute after we sat down. Anyhow, we paid $260 for 4 drinks and not such a good meal.
  37. EH

    EmmaH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Terra Plata has a great ambience and is in a fantastic location if you want to go out for coffee or cocktails afterwards. The food is very good, but not excellent. The price point is a little steep but that's to be expected for the location, and they source local and seasonal ingredients (big plus!). They were also able to accommodate my mother, who was in a wheelchair.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The waitstaff was wonderful. Our lower rating was because the warm kale dish was overly rich. Heavily dressed and impossible to cut the long spears into bite-sized pieces. The gigante beans were very well-seasoned but rich. It was difficult to order something to break through the richness. Our table was also warped and sloped so I spent the evening worrying things would fall off the table.
  39. JG

    JoeG

    Seattle

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This neighborhood gem never fails to delight; excellent food, notable wine list with some hard to find gems available, and innovative cocktails....what's not to love??
  40. NM

    NancyM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic evening at Terra Plata; service was outstanding, food was excellent, wine list is extensive ... so cozy during the blustery Fall days!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Terra Plata using the Order Online button.

Terra Plata is rated 4.5 stars by 3391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Terra Plata

1501 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Pike Street

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking surrounding the restaurant and five parking lots located within two blocks of Terra Plata.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Tamara Murphy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 325-1501

  • Catering

    Terra Plata offers both on & off-site catering services for all types, sizes, and styles of events at the location of your choice. For each affair we specifically tailor a unique menu to meet your individual needs. The sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless with Terra Plata! Please call 206.325.1501 or email info@terraplata.com for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Terra Plata has a unique rooftop dining option which can be reserved for private events. Check out our website for more details at www.terraplata.com.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Vrignaud: (206) 325-1501

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