Chef-owner Hiro Sone has been impressing diners since 1988 with a flavorful blend of French, Asian and northern California cuisine, served in an intimate setting. Just one block off the main drag in the enchanting town of St. Helena, Calif., Terra occupies a charming fieldstone building that looks as if it belongs in an old European village. Inside you will find the decor rustically finished with vintage red-tiled floors, exposed stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings and country floral arrangements.

To go along with its Tuscan fieldstone façade, Terra’s menu features unique dishes infused with French and Italian flavors, and this Four-Star restaurant is one of the best in the region. And with its reliance on local ingredients, the menu at Terra changes with the leaves. Seasonal signature dishes include red wine-braised veal cheeks, lobster tortellini and stone fruit tarte tatin. With a stellar wine list to go along with the flavorful food, a meal at Terra is a Napa Valley culinary extravaganza.
Things to Know
  • Though you’ll certainly want to visit the charming fieldstone manor that is Terra during the daytime, you’ll have to wait until dinner to experience the cuisine. The Napa restaurant only serves dinner starting at 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. 
  • Though you won’t need to sport that uncomfortable coat and tie, you’ll still want to dress to impress. We suggest long pants and a nice shirt for the gentlemen; while ladies can show off that adorable dress you’ve been dying to wear.
  • Reservations are highly recommended at Terra. Call the restaurant directly at 707-963-8931 to book your spot, or visit OpenTable.com. 
The Food
  • Though Terra only offers prix fixe menus, it's set up in such a way that you can choose as many savory dishes as you’d like or as many sweets as your heart desires. Plus, you get to choose from four, five and six courses of delicious options.
  • You’ll find everything from tuna sashimi with fava bean salad to foie gras tortellini on the savory menu, and sweets such as an apple almond tart with cinnamon toast ice cream to finish off.
  • A full gluten-free menu is available for those with dietary restrictions. Just ask your server or let the staff know when you make your reservation. 
Getting There
1345 Railroad Avenue, St. Helena, California 94574
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