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Terra Plata

4.5
4.5
3377 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 23 times today

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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 3,377 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. SS

    SherilynS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was fantastic. All around lovely evening.
  3. L

    Lisa1937

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Emperor

    Portland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently high marks in every category as a place for celebration, romance or business.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience and food
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. M

    Missy

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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??
  26. 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!
  27. KM

    KerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Birthday salutations at the top of the menu; nice touch!
  28. I

    Islander

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Limited menu, but delicious fresh options. Great service. A bit noisy.
  29. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Excellent food. If you are going to share dishes as we did order the two or three dishes that you want first then order your next course. We ordered 9 or 10 dishes and they came in a mish-mash order. “Mains” before “starters”, heavier dishes before lighter dishes. The food is excellent so relax enjoy, take charge of how you want your food delivered and you should have a very nice evening
  30. YF

    YangF

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    it's ok not but not good the desert is perfect, we ordered the cheesecake, it's the best among all the dishes
  31. T

    Tourist

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great rooftop patio - roof is covered with plenty of heat lamps to keep it warm - but sweater and jacket are still helpful as the night progresses! small plates meant for sharing was great, but food was a bit salty.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Our experience at Terra Plata was disappointing. The drinks were good and quick, and so were the apps. However, the only main was Paella and it was a mix of beautifully cooked shellfish and overcooked, powdery chicken. At this point in our experience we were overall happy, and ready to order another round of drinks and dessert. When our server came we mentioned that the chicken was inedible, but everything else was delicious. Although we were thanked for the feedback we were given our check with 15% off the Paella dish and we never saw our server again. We actually never requested a discount, or refund; we merely provided feedback and were promptly rushed out of the restaurant. What could have been constructive feedback and a good meal was ruined by a petulant, passive-aggressive response. We gave another restaurant nearby our business for dessert and more cocktails, and we will certainly not promote this restaurant to our friends and family.
  33. K

    Katie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was not made clear on the website that Mondays are a special, reduced tapas and paella menu. That was a surprise to us, but I love paella, so it turned out ok. Except the paella was not good. Everything was cooked, but the seafood was cold, there was no flavor to the chorizo, the dish was oily, there was no crispy bottom and in general, it wasn't prepared properly. It was basically just expensive fried rice with seafood. The rest of the regular menu looked good, so might be worth a 2nd visit to give that a try, but I would not recommend the Monday night special menu.
  34. JM

    JeremyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the truffle chips are grown up French onion dip.🤤 Nice ambiance and good service. Definitely will be back.
  35. BR

    BrianaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a small dinner to celebrate my birthday on Satynight and Terra Plata could not have made it feel more special. They had special menus made for me, the chef was incredibly accommodating, and the waitress a delight. The food was perfect as was the rooftop seating. It’s always a great experience every time I eat there. Thanks, Terra Plata!
  36. D

    Dirtboyjr

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the experience. Halibut and pork were outstanding!
  37. WG

    WesG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a professional and friedly staff. The food is creative, fresh, and flavorful.
  38. AB

    AndrewB

    Las Vegas

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    While the food tasted great, and came out quickly, I gave it a low star rating only because when the restaurant reached out directly to me to confirm my reservation, I advised them that one of the dining party was a vegetarian and I was concerned because I saw their menu online and it had very limited options for a non-meat eating person. The response from the restaurant was that the menu changes daily, and they usually have several options for vegetarians on the menu. That is the only reason I kept the reservation, because they had assured me there would be options. When we arrived at the restaurant, there was literally one main option, a risotto and a couple of sides. That was it. If the restaurant is going to tell people that they have several options, then they should actually have several options. I would’ve booked somewhere else more appropriate for my dining party. Secondly, the ambience…the restaurant was filled with 4, 5 and 7+ tops, so we were seated at a small 2top table thatwas squeezed in-between a party of 4 and a party of what felt like 10. Both parties were quite loud and boisterous, which made having a conversation with my dining guest impossible. We were literally seated inches away from another table and it almost felt like we were dining with them. Now I understand the restaurant’s need to fill every possible seat, but the seating arrangements were ridiculous. Our server seems uninterested in serving us and was not engaging. When watching them engage with other tables compared to us, we were made to feel very uncomfortable and in welcomed there Bottom line if you are a small party be prepared to be treated like you’re really not wanted there. We won’t be going back and I would not recommend this to anyone.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food beautifully presented. Despite driving rain the terrace was cozy and warm. Wonderful evening.
  40. BD

    BradleyD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall very nice experience. Couple of little snafus. Reservation made 3 weeks in advance with special requests, noted at check in but no table in the main dining room available. So we sat at the bar, ended up being fine as we've been there in the past. We ordered the special Paella for two with chicken, prawns, clams, mussels and chorizo. Was served without chicken and prawns. We notified the bartender when he checked back on us (after 10 minutes) and he promptly apologized and delivered a plate with chicken and prawns. Not ideal but they tried to make it right. Best part of the meal were the delicious cocktails and the desert churros! YUM!

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

FAQs

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

Terra Plata is rated 4.5 stars by 3377 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 23 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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