Terra American Bistro

Terra calls the East College District of La Mesa home. Chef and Owner Jeff Rossman brings quality to the table (literally) by stocking the Terra kitchen, bar, and menu with locally sourced and sustainable produce and ingredients. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks reflect the best the seasons have to offer, and often highlight the rich bounty of San Diego and Riverside County agriculture. From the fresh fruit-infused libations to the “New American Cuisine” menu featuring preparation styles unique to the Americas, Terra serves up a thoughtful dining experience that celebrates the joy of community and communal eating.

Serving Up the Farm, One Plate at a Time

Thanks largely to Executive Chef and Owner Jeff Rossman, Terra has helped to define the Southern California dining culture and scene for 13 years now, serving as a key player in the region’s farm-to-table food movement. Sourced with local, organic produce and certified humane meats, Terra’s “New American” cuisine menu features classic comfort food favorites, Mediterranean-inspired cooking, refreshing seafood specialties, and healthful vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Until recently, Terra was a popular haunt for Hillcrest neighborhood locals and foodies in-the-know. And now the East College Area/La Mesa districts of San Diego are seeing for themselves what this notable eatery is all about, as it now calls the corner of El Cajon Blvd and 71st Street home (with easy access from the 8 East freeway). This particular stretch of El Cajon Blvd. may not seem like the obvious location for fine dining, with discreet privately owned shops and automotive service stations dominating the landscape, but area residents are quickly spreading the word that Terra is the place to go for thoughtfully flavorful fare served in an equally sophisticated and unpretentious setting. In fact, throngs of loyal patrons continue to fill Terra’s open dining room, proving that no love was lost in the move.

Upon parking in Terra’s convenient private lot, I survey the restaurant’s unassuming façade; the single story building is painted brick red with slatted wood siding. Large undressed windows line both of Terra’s outer walls, allowing for ample natural light to bathe the dining room during the day. The restaurant’s wood front door is inset with stained glass and is a welcoming clue into the familiar and approachable elegance that infuses the restaurant’s interior décor. 

A short hallway serves as the restaurant’s entryway that separates the restrooms from the large bar and dining area. Past the reception stand is the large, three-sided wooden bar to the left and an open dining room punctuated by multiple window-view tables. Seating for parties of two, four, and six is ample, while the far interior wall is dominated by a large table with accommodations for 10. This table is reminiscent of the iconic American family dining table reserved for holidays and large family functions. Similarly, high-backed chairs of varying design surround the table in a mix-matched fashion. The room’s signature design piece is the large chandelier above the table. Two rows of lights hang from an exposed wood base, with large Mason jars serving as clear shades for the bulbs. The fixture is both elegant and lighthearted, brilliantly encapsulating the theme and general vibe of Terra. Other unique design features include numerous antique pieces scattered around the room like a large oak china cabinet that doubles as the server station, along with the burlap coffee bean bags that ingeniously disguise soundboards mounted to the ceiling for noise control.

Terra’s variety of menus is just as welcoming and accommodating as its ambience. All gluten free and vegetarian items are clearly labeled to take the guesswork out of ordering. Sunday Brunch highlights the savory side of fine weekend dining: a large selection of eggs and omelets includes dishes like the Veg Bennies with caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, two poached eggs, and lemon thyme hollandaise on homemade biscuits. Enjoying the House Smoked Salmon Scramble with red onion, green onion, and goat cheese is another great way to bring the weekend to a satisfying close. The sweeter side of brunch can be found in the “Pancakes” portion of the brunch menu with fan favorites like the Terra’s Stuffed French Toast with cinnamon and corn flake crust, stuffed with homemade ricotta cheese and strawberries, accompanied by blueberry jam.

Each category of Terra’s dinner menu presents guests with satisfying and healthful meal options built around seasonal ingredients and classic comfort food flavors. Mix and match any of the appetizers on the “Things to Share, Small Plates & Slates” list and savor tried favorites like the Cheddar Cheese and Scallion Tater Tots, the Salty Peppery Calamari, and the Skillet Mac n’ Cheese. With such a bounty of locally-sourced produce, Terra’s array of “Soups and Mixed Salads” change with the seasons to always serve of a crisp bite of freshness. Likewise, “Large Plate” dinners such as the Chicken and Sausage Pasta, the Fish and Chips, and the Grilled Hanger Steak are delightfully filling without being weighty. Diners are also welcoming the two newest additions to the menu: the “Flatbread Pizzas” and “Slider Bar.” Now with burgers and pizzas on the Terra menu scene, the rich heritage of Chef Rossman’s New American cuisine is on display for all to taste.

Terra is closed on Mondays, and offers lunch Tuesday-Friday. The weekday lunch menu lists many of the same items as the nightly dinner menu, providing mid-day diners with an assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, small plates, and large plates to choose from. For a touch of lunchtime decadence, try the Lobster Cobb with Maine lobster, field greens, goat cheese, avocado, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, and herb shallot vinaigrette. The Veggie Cobb Sliders with field greens, avocado, gorgonzola, red onion, sliced tomato, and chipotle aioli are one of Terra’s many satisfying and healthful options. Lunch also serves up three different sandwich combo specials that include a soup, and one iceberg salad or French fries.

Terra’s commitment to showcasing locally sourced items extends to its drink list as well. For example, a number of SoCal craft brews are on tap at all times—from Stone Brewing Co. to Ballast Point Brewing Co., some of the best in regional beer production can be found at Terra. The fine tuned wine list also sheds a light on quality California wineries and varietals. Over 80 California wine selections are continuously offered; Chef Rossman and the Terra team are always researching the best local wines to pair with their decidedly indigenous-rooted cuisine. While the wine list is in constant circulation, diners can expect a pleasantly priced variety of wines-by-the-glass (with most offered for less than $10) and a comprehensive assortment of bottles. 

My party and I are seated in the far corner of the dining room on this night. We gaze contently across the expanse of the calming dining room before settling our sights on our own table. Small Mason jars with shake-top tin lids hold the salt and pepper, while individually cut sheets of brown paper serve as our place mats. Jonathan quickly approaches and introduces himself as our server for the evening.

Before introducing us to Terra’s food menu, Jonathan recommends a few libations that the restaurant is especially known for. As it turns out, not only is Chef Rossman a wizard in the kitchen, but he also dabbles in the fine art of mixology. The Chef infuses his own liquors with tantalizing combinations of fresh fruit and herbs, creating well-balanced and exceptionally aromatic results. I choose to sample the Lemon and Basil Vodka served on the rocks with a splash of soda water. The first sip of this drink is a vibrant expression of the senses—the tangy, floral essence of the lemon consumes the nostrils and taste buds simultaneously as the slightly bitter and earthy undertones of the basil anchor and balance the intensity of the vodka’s own taste. By infusing the raw, authentic flavor of each element into the alcohol, Chef Rossman captures true flavors uncorrupted by unnecessary sweeteners or additives.

We happily leave our meal in the hands of Chef Rossman and Jonathan to pick the dishes we’ll try, confident that we can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We are so right. Starting off, Jonathan presents us with three dishes that nicely represent the scope and breadth of Terra’s “Things to Share, Small Plates & Slates” dishes. The Pumpkin Raviolis topped with roasted corn cream and toasted hazelnuts is a popular vegetarian plate constructed around the delicate interplay of sweet and savory components. The house-made raviolis have that wholesome, slightly doughy texture one hopes for in homemade pasta. The deep ginger color of the pumpkin filling is stunning against the pale and creamy corn sauce, and the contrasting flavors are equally impressive. Boasting hints of hazelnut, cinnamon, and sweet corn, the sauce is rich and complex, while the naturally savory squash is a familiar reference point by which to explore the full profile of the dish.

 The House Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast is finished off with pickled red onions and crème fraiche, and served with field greens and a Kaffir lime vinaigrette. Four crostini are served beside a salad of mixed greens on a gleaming white plate. Each toast is artfully constructed with a spread of vibrant green avocado; a generous helping of flaky, pink smoked salmon; long, glossy tendrils of purple pickled red onion; and an artful drizzling of white crème fraiche. I am at once captivated by the intricacies of the first bite—the salty and smoky essence of the fish is steadied by the smooth subtlety of the avocado, while the tart and sweet pickled onion is a high note flavor complemented by the slightly sour tone of the cream. With the crunch of the toast, the creaminess of the avocado, the course flakiness of the salmon, and the moist silkiness of the onion, the full composition of the dish is thoughtful and creative.

The next dish we sample is a house special not currently on the menu. The House Made Gnocchi is served in a tomato basil cream sauce, with speck, lanza, grilled Brussel sprouts, and asparagus. A large banana leaf sits beneath the dumplings and is a brushstroke of bright color against the white palette of the bowl.  Also handmade, the bite size potato dumplings are warm, firm, and hearty in the slightly creamy tomato basil sauce. Once bitten into, however, their texture changes into the light and fluffy consistency of mashed potatoes, melding seamlessly into the silky sauce. Small cubes of speck (Italian cured ham) and lanza (marinated Berkshire pork loin) punctuate the dish with their smoky and salty taste, which is accentuated by the subtly bitter and sweet notes of the Brussels sprouts. The bites of asparagus throughout also have a firm texture that contrasts nicely with the overall creaminess of the dish.

For our next course Jonathan recommends that we try Terra’s Organic Farmer’s salad: it’s a very popular menu item that is altered daily according to seasonal availability and the Chef’s whims. Tonight’s variation is a bed of mixed field greens, mizuna, and escarole topped with bites of three different citrus fruits—blood orange, oroblanco grapefruit, and mandarin orange. The salad is drizzled lightly with the restaurant’s own Kaffir Lime Vinaigrette and accompanied by a hardboiled egg. The crisp leaves vary in texture from delicate to speared, making for hearty bites of freshness. Coupled by the bright acidity of the lime dressing, the morsels of citrus fruit are an enticing combination of bitter, sweet, sour, and even salty. Bringing all of these transcendent flavors back down to Earth is the hardboiled egg, which serves as a cooling base flavor.

Following the salad are two dishes chosen to highlight the newest additions to the Terra menu. The first is the Caramelized Onion and Tomato flat bread pizza—guests can now savor a number of options from the “Flatbread Pizza” section of the menu. This particular vegetarian pie is topped with Asiago cheese, thin slices of tomato, basil, caramelized onion, and roasted garlic oil. After picking my slice and taking my first bite, I understand why each ingredient is used. The crust is very thin and crisp and acts as a tasty vehicle for the other more prominent elements. The Asiago cheese is slightly salty and soft without losing its form when melted. The sweet acidity of the tomato cuts through the weight of the cheese and is accented by the similarly sweet onion. An undertone of fragrant basil engages my sense of smell and I linger over the almost buttery presence of the garlic oil. Satisfying to the last slice, the pizza is filling without ever threatening to become heavy.

From the new “Slider Bar” portion of the menu comes three Bistro Beef sliders made with a tantalizing blend of Meyer Angus beef and Kobe fat. Each expertly charred patty is topped with gorgonzola cheese, truffle aioli, and caramelized onions placed between two petite buns. Individually, these sliders are a savory treat, and together they are a gratifying indulgence. The meat patties retain the unmistakable scent of the grill and have an intensely beefy flavor that can only be augmented by the Kobe fat. Unobtrusive, but present, is the aromatic creaminess of the truffle aioli that is complemented by the pungent and rich gorgonzola cheese. The caramelized onions are more discreet in this dish, but perform well in marrying the concentrated flavor of the beef with the more whimsical notes of the cheese.

When Jonathan recommends dessert we are hardly in the mindset to refuse. He soon places two very different but equally ravishing plates before us. The Ricotta Cheese Cake is beautiful in its simplicity—a large slice of moist and thick ricotta is served with a generous drizzling of strawberry basil compote on top, beside a crunchy homemade biscotti. The cheese is decadent in both its texture and taste, as it fills the mouth with its full-bodied and softly sweet flavor. Countering the richness of the ricotta is the tartness of the strawberries, which is refreshing and light. Strands of basil accompany each forkful of cake and strawberry, offering an ever so subtle herbal undertone that connects all the right dots.

Perhaps the most visually stunning dish of the night, the Chocolate Cigar comes to us on what first appears to be a large block of ice. Atop a clear plastic cube sits a phyllo dough pastry wrapped in the form of a crisp and flaky cigar. And at one end of the cigar sits a healthy dollop of Tuaca whipped cream. Jonathan cautions us to first dig in from the end with the whipped cream and we soon understand why. Upon cutting into the pastry with my fork a thick fountain of melted dark chocolate ganache escapes. Similar to the interior of a lava cake, the chocolate is syrupy, silky, and seductively sweet. Combined with the airy crispness of the phyllo dough and the cream, each bite engages the senses and tickles the sweet tooth.

Executive Chef Jeff Rossman’s SoCal-centric farm-to-table cuisine menu at Terra encapsulates what it means to eat right. With a thoughtful and conscientious eye for quality ingredients and satisfying flavors, the Chef constructs dishes that speak to the palate as well as the imagination. And savoring such fare in the comforting and subtly nostalgic atmosphere of the dining room goes a long way in instilling guests with the feeling of being well fed and taken care of.

Insider Tip: Terra’s menu changes with the seasons and availability, so you can always expect to try new dishes and drinks. From Tuesday-Friday each week, Terra offers nightly dinner specials like their Tuesday “Burger + Brewski Night” for $14, or their Friday “Lobster Fest” dinner for $19.95. Similarly, Terra also features a nightly “Early Dining Three Course Tasting Menu” for $19.95, which is served from 4:30pm-6:00pm. The dining room fills up quick on any night, so we recommend making reservations and/or visiting for lunch Tuesday-Friday, from 11:30am-2:00pm.

 

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Restaurant Info

  • 7091 El Cajon Blvd.
    San Diego CA 92115
  • Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA 92115
  • Cross Street: 71st Street
  • Location: East County | La Mesa
  • Cuisine: American | California |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | Mastercard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: 18.00 | Limit 2 bottles. Fee waived with bottle purchase
  • Staff: Jeff Rossman | Executive Chef
    Jeff Rossman | Owner
  • Phone: (619) 293-7088

Business Hours

Monday
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Main Dining Room | Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Features

  • Sunday Brunch
  • Catering Services
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Private Room
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Takeout Available
  • Wheelchair Access

Occasion

  • Romantic Dining
  • Dining Alone
  • Business Dining
  • People Watching
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Dog Friendly

 


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Terra’s main dining room is available for buy-outs for parties of 30-80.
Terra has a private parking lot with ample parking.
Terra opened in its original location in 1998. The restaurant relocated in 2010.
The restaurant only serves lunch on Mondays from 11:30am-2:00pm. Terra is closed for dinner service on Mondays.

Menus

Brunch Menu

Eggs

Pancakes ‘n French Toast

Salads, Sandwiches & Such

Lunch Menu

THINGS TO SHARE

SOUPS AND MIXED SALADS

SAMMIES & SUCH

LARGE PLATES

Dinner Menu

THINGS TO SHARE, SMALL PLATES & SLATES

FLATBREAD PIZZAS

SOUPS AND MIXED SALADS

LARGE PLATES

Early Grub Special

Small Plates

Drinks

Three Course Tasting Menu

First Course Selections

Entree Selections

Dessert Selections


User Reviews

Terra is Outstanding  

Terra cuisine, ambience and service rate the highest. The dishes are beautifully presented and wonderfull tasting with that is organic; serving size is perfect; the surroundings beautiful and relaxing; excellent service!

Terra is Outstanding  

Terra cuisine, ambience and service rate the highest. The dishes are beautifully presented and wonderfull tasting with much that is organic; serving size is perfect; the surroundings beautiful and relaxing; excellent service!

Wonderful  

This is the 6th or 7th time at Terra's and the customer service has always been excellent. I tried the lobster raviola which was spectacular. The melon soup dessert was unique and very refreshing. Would highly recommend for lunch.

Great Food!!  

I've been here 3 times and the food is wonderful but the service is average. They usually have coupons in the Entertainment Book and various SD magazines that make it well worth it! They also have live blues w/BBQ on the patio every Thursday in the summer.

Love The Food  

It's always difficult to decide what to order at Terra, because everything is so great.Love the seafood saute and halibut.I could go on and on. Great service! Great ambiance!

Hidden  

To our surprise, we found a hidden treasure in Hillcrest.We were looking for a new restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday.Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered. I ordered some halibut dish with sun-dried tomatoes,asparagus,and artichokes.Wow,that was good

Hidden Treasure.  

To our surprise, we found a hidden treasure in Hillcrest.We were looking for a new restaurant to celebrate a friends birthday.Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered. I ordered some halibut dish with sun-dried tomatoes,asparagus,and artichokes.Wow,that was good.Everyone ordered a different dish so we could all sample.The service was good and the atmosphere was very relaxing.Would definetly recommend to other friends.

Great Place!  

This is a really great casual place to go to. It has an elegant feel, yet the prices are very affordable. This is my new favorite place to go to when I'm in the mood for a quiet, romantic dinner. I don't have to worry about waiting a long time to be seated, either. We went on a Friday night and were seated right away. The service was very helpful and polite.

Wonderful experience  

We had dinner at Terra during restaurant week in San Diego and were not disappointed. Every single dish had the most unique flavor. The crab cakes with the hot mustard and coconut flavor melted in your mouth. Everything we ate was very flavorful and delicious. The bread pudding at the end of the meal just put it all over the top.

terra  

Great for a birthday bash!  

We had a large group and our waiter got everything just right. My wife really enjoyed her experience there. The food was great!

Terra Restaurant Rocks!  

Love this place for something a bit "special" but not out of reach - cozy and upscale at the same time!

INCREDIBLE  

There are no words that can truly describe just how amazing this restaurant is. The food, the staff, the drinks, and the setting are all perfectly amazing.

Great to have restaurant in East county  

We had wonderful service and the food was excellent. It's my new favorite restaurant.

Nice lunch!  

I went with 3 of my girlfriends. We went because it was dog friendly (though it was raining and we had to forgo bringing the pooches) and they had a gluten free menu. We had a great table by the window. Nice quiet atmosphere, plenty of parking in the Ralphs and Trader Joes parking lot. We had a great experience. Food was only okay.

Very nice  

Godd food, good choices on the menu, quiet and relaxing - just what we were looking for!

good eartery  

great food,ambiance and service

new, but terrific  

The resturant move to this location 10 days prior to our visit, yet everything was organized and well done as well as possible.

Empty. So-so service. Average food.  

Empty on a Saturday night. So-so to poor service. Average food. This restaurant may have been better in the past looking at some of the past reviews but when we went in April 2005 it was not worth the price. Bottom-line there are too many other good restaurants to give this one another chance.

Terra  

Great atmosphere, terrible food. We were really disappointed.

Good food but unfortunately poor customer service  

My girlfriend and I decided to try a new restaurant after church one Sunday so we looked through the Uptown Magazine to get ideas and found Terra. The food was good, but unfortunately we ran into some frustration. At the conclusion of the meal, we presented the waiter with the coupon and he explained they did not accept them for brunch. Slightly irritated I asked for the manager to give them a chance to explain why. The manager explained that they didn't have to accept coupons. I replied that it was extremely misleading and this would encourage me not to return. She rolled her eyes and apologized. With all the fine dining choices in the Hillcrest area, this type of attitude and service is unacceptable.

Bad Service and food!!  

I was not happy at all with both!!! And to top it off it was on 2/12.

disappointing  

We had an absolutely terrible experience at Terra this week. We ordered the seafood sampler with grilled prawns, crabcake, and lobster roll - sounds exciting, right? Wrong. The lobster roll was about 2 oz of lobster scrap placed on top of a piece of french bread, doused in butter, and placed in the salimander to toast up. Obviously, the chef has not been east of the Mississippi. We also had steamed mussels. We thought we would ask for a side of fries to enjoy the French/Belgian version of this dish. No fries. What kind of American Bistro doesn't have fries? The mussels were, no kidding, the size of a pencil eraser and there were at least three that were dead (stinkers). Now comes the kicker: the spinach gnocchi with wild mushrooms. We got a plate of gnocchi with diced portabellos. Portabellos are the only mushroom on the market that is actually manmade, which, ironically, Terra, goes against any notion of being wild. When we asked our server where the wild mushrooms were, she told us that she could take half the price off the bill - not only can they not cook - they're cheapskates too!! We will NEVER go back to this place and recommend anyone considering to do so reconsider.

don't bother  

We had an absolutely terrible experience at Terra this week. We ordered the seafood sampler with grilled prawns, crabcake, and lobster roll - sounds exciting, right? Wrong. The lobster roll was about 2 oz of lobster scrap placed on top of a piece of french bread, doused in butter, and placed in the salimander to toast up. Obviously, the chef has not been east of the Mississippi. We also had steamed mussels. We thought we would ask for a side of fries to enjoy the French/Belgian version of this dish. No fries. What kind of American Bistro doesn't have fries? The mussels were, no kidding, the size of a pencil eraser and there were at least three that were dead (stinkers). Now comes the kicker: the spinach gnocchi with wild mushrooms. We got a plate of gnocchi with diced portabellos. Portabellos are the only mushroom on the market that is actually manmade, which, ironically, Terra, goes against any notion of being wild. When we asked our server where the wild mushrooms were, she told us that she could take half the price off the bill - not only can they not cook - they're cheapskates too!! We will NEVER go back to this place and recommend anyone considering to do so reconsider.

Do not eat here  

My experience at Terra left a lot to be desired. A friend and I thought we would try it out since we had a coupon. First of all, the decor is extremely...confused. The smooth jazz, horrible art, and booths with upholstery that belonged in a Denny's did not make me feel like dropping 20+ on an entree. Our food took well over a half an hour to arrive to our table. The chicken that my friend ordered tasted like ham/pork. Don't believe me? We brought it home for a blind taste test and my mom thought it was pork. On top of that, we misread the coupon which, I will acknowledge is totally our fault but I feel that the way they handled it was extremely poor customer service. We thought it could be used to get a free dish with the purchase of another but it was only valid when purchasing two entrees. Rather than comping my 7 dollar salad which might have made me reconsider my experience as ok, they simply threw up their hands saying there was nothing they could do. I don't know where they learned customer service, but I'm pretty sure most places know that it takes so little to make someone happy and when you make them mad, they tell at least 10 friends about their negative experience. And so, I tell you all, don't eat here. There are far better restaurants with much better ambiance, food, and customer service.

not worth a try  

Party of 3and we had a 2 for 1 coupon. It would have been an excellent opportunity for them to get repeat customers if it had been a pleasant experience. Our server was snobbish and condescending. We ordered 3 of the most expensive dishs on the lunch menu. One party ordered the lobster cobb for $17. It had a HUGE mound of greens and approx. 1 tablespoon of watery, tasteless and obviously previously frozen lobster. If I were any kind of decent chef I would leave lobster off the menu if that is all I could get. As 1 party was finishing her coffee after the meal (and I might add the server kept glaring at us as if we should leave and they only had 3 other customers in the whole restaurant) I left to go buy a pkg of candied ginger at the Trader Joes next door - brought it back and offered my friends a taste - the server came over and in a very beligerent manner told us in no uncertain terms to put it away that food was not allowed to be brought in. I might also add that with coupons they add a 18% tip which would be perfectly acceptable if the experience and food had been decent. So we left and be sure we will share our experience with all our family and friends.