Terra Máe

4.5
608 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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About

New American.

Terra Máe translates to “mother earth,” a name that perfectly captures the far‐flung inspiration for our five‐star fare. Always fresh, and often locally sourced, our menu isn’t dictated by region or style; we are restrained only by our imagination and our adventurous spirit, our favorite flavors and those we’ve yet to discover. New American, new again.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary French / American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tue. - Thur.: 5pm - 9pm | Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(423) 710-2925
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hardin Cowan
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Catering
Please inquire at the facility.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
10th & Columbia
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Parking details
Street parking and public lots are available. Complimentary Valet available now.
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Public transit
10th & Market
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Entertainment
Different music piped into bar & dining areas
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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E. Tennessee
17 reviews
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oxtail Ravioli, Pork Osso Buco, and Roasted Oyster Mushrooms were EXCELLENT. Service was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. It was a real treat to have such a good restaurant in the Dwell Hotel, but Terra Mae is well worth visiting on its own.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel often to many cities: NYC, LA, Santa Fe, Atlanta, San Francisco. We are from Chattanooga and yet I cannot give enough accolades to Terra Mae. It was my wife's birthday so we wanted a great evening. Vickie our server was simply the best. We will return often to Terra Mae.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
3.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing but the waitress seemed bothered that my table only wanted salads. We were just stopping in so I could take people who have never been to show them what a cool place it is. The waitress just seemed annoyed.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
3.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Prior to new owner, loved food and environment, decor. However service was very poor. Haven't been in a year. Total change now with new owner. Do not care for decor..midcentury modern. Almost creepy feel with manquins. Food was just mediocre. 10 oz steak is $50+. However, service was greatly improved. I'm very disappointed as I really love this building and history and want it to do well.

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Nashville
3 reviews
5.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal excellent service

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AJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
4.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took my mom for her birthday and the food was great and the service was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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Austin
1 review
5.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrate friends birthday

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JD
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
3.0Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was disappointing from our previous visits here . Very limited menu with no specials to supplement. Only 4 entries available. Osso Bucco was delicious. Other food was good but nothing to get excited about.

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Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has won my heart!!! Love the atmosphere! Food and drinks were spectacular! Our waitress recommended great food and perfect wines to match! The bar on the other side is also amazing and unique!

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Charleston
1 review
5.0Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra Mae was an excellent choice! I had heard and read great reviews about it, and it exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return!

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E. Tennessee
1 review
5.0Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Wife and I loved it. Had a wonderful time

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Nashville
3 reviews
4.0Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous server Vicki was present, knowledgeable and personable. Age 40 to 70 plus had a wonderful evening filled with fabulous food and ambience.

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E. Tennessee
4 reviews
5.0Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra Mae is superb! It has a creative urban vibe... Chic casual... The food is likely the best in Chattanooga. Most any foodie will find the flavors dancing on their palate, and for the traditionalist, the filet can’t be beat... We can’t wait to go back!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
3.0Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

No linen on the tables. The service could have been much better for the cost. Had to ask for utensils for appetizers. Server did not know proper wine service technique for tasting a $150 bottle of wine. Steak had a demi glaze sauce that was over powering and too much sauce. High quality steak should be a stand alone not swimming in sauce. The carrots gnocchi was the best thing I ate. The Thai Lobster Bisque was not creamy or thick. Good tasting just not a typical bisque. Coffee was average quality. $450 for four people...we expected better :-(

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E. Tennessee
1 review
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our alternative to cooking Thanksgiving dinner and it was good enough that we will consider making it a Thanksgiving tradition. Excellent food, ambience and service.

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E. Tennessee
4 reviews
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving was great! This was our first time dining out on the holiday, and it was defiantly not a disappointment. Perfectly paced... Creative seasonal fair... delicious.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
3.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went there for Thanksgiving.. they advertised a traditional thanksgiving meal. That wasn’t the case.
Turkey was dry. Filets were good, but everything is heavily salted.
Prices a little extreme for the quality. Not enough choices.
Won’t go back.

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L
Washington DC
28 reviews
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ummmm, yummm! Great Service — friendly and helpful. Excellent food — interesting menu and flavors. Casual, yet upscale. What’s better than that?!?

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Nashville
7 reviews
5.0Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a great setting. I would recommend this spot to anyone who loves great food with a mid-century feel environment.

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
5.0Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner! One of the best meals I have ever had anywhere
Succulent sea scallops, carrot gnocchi was so good

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KH
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great place for dinner! We eat here every chance we are downtown. Great food and wine selection.

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Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful night with some of the most well prepared food we’ve had in a while. The atmosphere felt fun and alive with the plants growing on their walls. Definitely take your significant other for a great date night.

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Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looks like a scene out of a Wes Anderson movie. The food was amazing and the wine was delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and setting.

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was 5 star- food, service, atmosphere

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Atlanta
28 reviews
4.0Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Downtown Chattanooga

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Houston
3 reviews
5.0Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the updates and new menu.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
5.0Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal with great family and friends and an easy walk to The Memorial Auditorium. Family were also guests at Dwell...a perfect choice!

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Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
5.0Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third trip to Terra Mae. Food, drinks, dessert and all are creative without being overly trendy. We started with a goat cheese and pesto ravioli appetizer that was sublime. I had a wonderful lobster / seafood soup, and my wife had a Dwell salad that was garden-picked fresh fruits and greens. Like I said - nothing out of the ordinary from a concept perspective (I had a filet, she had grouper), but the sides and sauces were sublime. (The horseradish mashed potatoes were killer.) Then there was a chocolate dessert with chocolate / coffee ice cream and a fresh made caramel that was lovely. A highlight is their Temperance cocktail, which uses a smoked paprika rye. Delightful. Great staff - great service. There was a big table, so it was a touch noisy. We shall return.

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Greensboro
1 review
5.0Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Chattanooga when we found this restaurant. It was great for a nice dinner out—well worth the money we spent. Our server gave great suggestions, and the food was incredible. Cocktails were complex and interesting.

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
5.0Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The filet was absolutely wonderful as well as the pork chop. Appetizers were very good as well. And, you can bring you own wine! Mashed potatoes need a little work. Will definitely return.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dacor, food and service was fantastic. I’ve never had swordfish prepared so perfectly. Try the Thai lobster soup.....

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CL
E. Tennessee
1 review
5.0Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a date with my wife. The atmosphere was very pleasant and clean. Our food was amazing and there were some interesting and tasty cocktails. 10/10 would reccomend to a friend.

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Atlanta
32 reviews
5.0Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terra Mae is an unexpected gem in Chattanooga! We were visiting for a couple of days and, because of the reviews, decided to check it out. TM did not disappoint. The food and service were outstanding and the intimate patio perfect for a fall evening. If going, arrive early and go sit a spell in that richly appointed, dark and cozy bar before your meal. The whole experience is made more inviting by the interesting and colorful decor of the Dwell Hotel where Terra Mae and the Midnight Matilda bar are located.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
5.0Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. One of my favorite restaurants

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Anchorage
1 review
5.0Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Food well done with great use of herbs and sauces for flavor. Great ambience/setting/art and decor.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
2.0Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We were there from 6pm to 8:15pm. Our food took over an hour to arrive. The sauce on a very expensive steak waa way too salty. Cauliflower augratin came out with the second course. All the beers were luke warm.

Just over all bad. I do not mind spending a lot of money on dinner but not when the food is sub-par.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
4.0Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good overall. Nice little place in downtown Chattanooga - a good change from my usual spots. Will definitely go back!

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best dining experiences I've had in Chattanooga. Waitress and staff read my requests from the reservation I made and immediately catered to our needs and gave us some complimentary wine for my wife's birthday.

The hazelnut crusted brie appetizer was absolutely incredible.
Food was so unique and delicious. After eating here once I want to go back and try everything on the menu.

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New Orleans
1 review
5.0Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences ever! Amazing and beautiful plates.

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Nashville
1 review
5.0Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My baby loved the food, and thats all that matters.

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