A unique farm-to-table restaurant with a casual atmosphere, the cuisine at Terra has been labeled “New American” with an emphasis on ingredients and preparation styles from North, South and Central America. The restaurant is designed with reclaimed materials, including stunning woods, coffee bags covering seat pads, and a captivating chandelier over the chef’s communal farm table. A casual menu boasts flatbread pizzas, Carlsbad mussels, shareable appetizers, salads and entrees. “We try and use anything local whenever possible, including chicken and pork, and I handpick our fish three to four times per week,” said Owner and Chef Jeff Rossman. In addition, the bar features seasonal fruit and herb-infused vodkas, as well as local craft beers and a wine list that offers more than 80 bottles of mostly California wines. terrasd.com
Read more about Terra American Bistro in the ‘Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego’ and Get Chef Rossman’s recipe for Tuna Tostada with Avocado & Mango Ratatouille in my new book: ‘San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City’.