Terrace Café…oh what a let down!

Image Located in Piedmont Row in the heart of Southpark, I’ve often walked by the restaurant wondering what they served.  Can’t say it’s in the best location, to the side of the parking garage & looks like a hole in the wall.

But we girls thought we’d try something new for lunch & walked over for a quick bite.  And when you walk in, you’re pleasantly surprised at the size of the place – large open bar area with a 2nd floor for seating as well. 

We dined in the main dining room, on the 1st floor, which was a little small.  Numerous small tables placed everywhere so close that you could hear the other table’s conversation but you didn’t rub elbows …Thank Goodness!

Lunch was definitely crowed & as I looked around, all seemed to business professionals in the area chatting about work or working over lunch – the theme in the area.  The seating felt a little cool & odd at the same time.  Apparently the restaurant is built on a split level so when you’re dining in the main room, the side walk is on another level.  With large windows above, you get to see all the people walking by…like I said cool & a little odd too!

Service was certainly lacking but I can sympathize.  The waiter had lots of tables to cover.  The menu was a little lacking too even though it was my “meat” day.  I went with a chicken pasta dish:   Vegetarian Mushroom Pasta, minus the mushrooms with chicken tossed with mixed, asparagus tips, roasted red pepper, gruyere cheese, sherry wine and fresh thyme.  Gotta say it was sooo not worth the $15!  I even asked for hot sauce, which arrived by the time lunch was finished, to help it but no luck.  The whole dish was just so bland.  No amount of hot sauce or black peppers seemed to bring it to life L

Again, service was slow from getting our food to the check.  Note to self:  If I come here again, be ready for a long 2 hr meal.

 

The dinner & drinks menu definitely looked better!  And certainly the happy hour specials…that night was Martini Night – all Martinis for $5.  We’ll have to try that next time. 

Also, due to the location, no patio seating which is the best part about Piedmont Row restaurants.

They have another location in Ballantyne that has outdoor seating & larger menu and bar area.  While it’s in a good location in the middle of Ballantyne Village, it’s cursed by the building it’s in.  Many restaurants have come & gone in that place…let’s hope they survive!

Terrace offers an awesome Breakfast menu & serves until 2:30 – which is not common at restaurants other than IHOP or one of those places.  In fact, many people had ordered breakfast dishes for lunch the day we dined.  I may be talked into trying breakfast there again if I have 2 hrs to kill & ok with spending lots of $

 

 

 

 

 

 

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