Terre Rouge

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French
Terre Rouge is a French Inspired Bistro located in the heart of Downtown Markham. The restaurant is influenced by locally sourced, organic, farm to table fare that is wholesome, and down to earth like the cuisine served in Parisian Bistros. Executive Chef Forrest Liu was classically trained by Jean Georges Vongerichten in Shanghai, and his menu is inspired by a modern approach to Traditional French Cuisine, focusing on simplicity and flavour.
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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The overall cleanliness of the establishment was poor (washrooms were disgusting), which doesn’t give a good impression of how they run the place. While staff were friendly the service was not well timed and the main course arrived a second after appetizers were cleared away. It appeared that the main courses had been sitting a while in the kitchen.
Menu is interesting and the food is good although presentation a bit lacking - warm duck salad had nice flavors, but thrown together on the plate.
Price point okay if they step up their game and think about the customer whole dining experience.

p
Toronto
102 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect gourmet meal before a concert at the Flato theatre! Excellent wine paring and wonderful French-Asian fusion dishes! Can’t wait to be back ....

JL
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing; staff knew the menu and was always attentive and checking on us.
Food was prepared and served pretty quickly. The flavours were also amazing.

B
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food, and atmosphere.
It was a fantastic dinner.

K
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Kale Caesar, the kale leaf cut it a bit smaller easy for lady to put into mouth. It is not nice to open the mouth widely in public :)

Beef Tartare is good, it will be good if no bloody taste. I prefer more favor...

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I have ever experienced. Thank you to Hieu who goes above and beyond expectations making every visit personalized and extremely enjoyable.

DC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been twice now and can’t wait to go back. Food is amazing and unique and service is exceptional. Brought all my girlfriends last weekend because I kept raving about how great it was. Every person in my party loved it and will def be back. Definitely a rare Gem in Markham. Well Done!

TL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered one prix five menu, and a clam chowder and lobster squid ink pasta.
The prix five menu tasted ok, nothing special, we added $10 for the caviar avocado roll, which I found that’s overpriced, the roll is way too small.
The clam chowder is overpriced as well, small bowl of soup cost $19, although there is two big clam meat inside, still doesn’t worth for the money.
The lobster squid ink pasta tasted the best. It’s $39 but the portion is reasonable and with the whole lobster tail.
Overall we just found that the place is overpriced.

LM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service right from the start to the end, seating to ordering to paying the bill. When we came in, we were greeted professionally by showing concern for our needs. We were seated promptly and the wait staff continued this level of service throughout the meal. One of the highlights was talking to the head chef, Forrest Liu. We had the pleasure of tasting a sample of his creation at the 2019 King Cole Duck Fest, which influenced our decision to visit Terre Rouge.
The food was excellent. We had the Terre Rouge burger, which is made with grass fed beef and served with a generous helping of fries that were done well. The Lamb Orecchiette is an interesting combination of lamb and pasta. The lamb was soft and tasty. The pasta was cooked well and the sauce was a subtle combination of flavours that complemented the lamb.
Overall, this was a pleasant experience that we hope to repeat in the future.

PF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Noise level pretty high....there were three large, fairly noisy groups in the dining room.....

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had dinner here for my 6-year wedding anniversary. I had driven by the restaurant many times, but finally decided to try it out. I was not disappointed. Each dish was like a work of art, as pleasing to the eyes as to the palate. I had the beef tartare, lobster tacos, and duck breast. The decor was ultra modern and clean, which created an elegant atmosphere to enjoy the meal. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of the dining experience. The executive chef even took time to chat with us and provided free ice cream to my kids when he saw they were getting a bit rowdy. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family, and I will definitely be going back (minus my kids)

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a cool place for dating! We seated outside however it’s a little bit cold and windy this season. The food is amazing and service is excellent.

RW
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant with great food with a hint of Asian. Great service as well

J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The service and food are outstanding. It rivals any of the high end restaurants downtown Toronto.

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service levels and ambiance took away from very good food.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always consistent good quality food

AF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, we simply loved it. Been here 4-5 times for this summer and brought friends. The dishes are mouthwatering. We simply loved everything and our friends loved it as well!

BD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terre Rouge is now our favourite for a special lunch or dinner. Try mussels @ lunch - black cod for dinner!! Our compliments to Chef Forrest for a very varied and delicious menu. Five stars across the board. M&B Dercola

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Everything that I tried including the warm duck salad, salmon and tuna, truffles pizza and steak were all amazing. All of us love the food and the friendly service. I definitely will come back to try other dishes on the menu, also recommend the place to my friends.

DM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black cod was the highlight. Service was friendly, informative and prompt. We had the kale salad and a few other appetizers which were all good. 2nd visit. Last time had the lamb which was also great.

KW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh, tasty, timely and the servers were quite friendly. The price is reasonable and overall it was a fantastic experience. Like being in Downtown Toronto without having to battle the DVP. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and they treated us well. We would highly recommend this new gem in Downtown Markham.

CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation via OpenTable for 2, and noted it is for Birthday occasion. We are carrying a big bouquet flower in. We arrived on time, the waitress seated us at a tiny 2 person table in the middle of the row, and we at the spot requested for a 4 person table booth, the waitress said no other tables were available, and 2/F is not open.

After we seated for a while, I believe is the owner or store manager of Terre Rouge, a very nice gentleman, approached us and said we can change our seat to 2/F, since we have plenty of stuff, and a big bouquet flower, he wanted us to be comfortable and have some privacy.

He gave us some good recommendations on food options. The food tasted great, we ordered Fois Gras, 18oz aged ribeye, and black cod. We got a nice birthday dessert from this gentleman as well.

Overall a very nice French cuisine place to be, being at an uptown location. I would recommend Terre Rough to my friends.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Very very overrated. Staff seem indifferent and in a rush. Do NOT waste your money or time here.

J
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the black cod with spinach risotto. So good! Service was also great and food came quickly.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor quality and taste for Italian food, would not recommend to anyone, also way over priced.

NN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The flavour combinations do not go well with the food (e.g. the sauce on the filet mignon is so strong that you can barely taste the flavour of the steak, the scallop carpaccio is bathed in the sauce that is again too strong for the scallops, for the caviar on the caviar avocado roll you can only taste saltiness). All the food look very fancy with expensive ingredients but it’s the flavours just don’t work together. Also not allowed to put the sauce on the side or switch fries with veggies for clients who are calorie conscious. Not worth it for the price. The desserts are pretty good though especially the chocolate lava cake. Maybe just come for desert?

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant has great opportunity. The food was really good. We had the lobster tacos to start - they were full of flavour. I had the lamb chops for my main and my date had the seafood linguine. Both dishes were tasty and the portion size was perfect. Overall a great meal.

M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food quality
Service remains high standard
We thoroughly enjoy the evening

VC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Slow service. Nothing special about the appetizers. I shared the escargot and bone marrow with my friend. Mains were very good, I had the lamb and my friend had the aged ribeye. Overall quite pricey for what we ate. Worth the experience to try but probably wouldn't come back unless looking for fancy dinner.

SW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. I had the salmon/tuna tartare our server brought me more wonton chips without asking for more. Water glasses were kept full. My husband said his seafood spaghettini was the best he has had in a long time. Looking forward to coming back! Thank you!

W
Toronto
68 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Fabulous service

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. A favorite for us. The steak tartare is spiced just right and the butter poached lobster was delicious.

F
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic and ambiance was great. You really can't go wrong with the prix fixe menu if you want to try a few of their dishes.
Service could be improved by having staff communicate what is going on or what is on your dish.

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced average food. Steak frite was average at best. Beef was dry and somewhat chewy.

YC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing!
The dishes are full of flavour and the staff are very attentive. I love coming here!

B
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was phenomenal. The food is great but overpriced. Very quiet and peaceful ambiance in downtown Markham.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and hospitality! Excellent quality food with great wine recommendations! Definitely recommend!

C
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The black cod is absolutely phenomenal. Other food was great but the cod was just so good. Definitely recommend!

SA
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had chosen Terre Rouge based on a recommendation to bring a small group of women to celebrate a friend who is moving to another city. From the moment we arrived, we felt rushed. We were not all sitting down when asked if we knew what we wanted to drink. At first we thought that perhaps the restaurant was expecting a busy night and needed to turn over tables quickly but it barely became 1/3 occupied through the evening. Customer service definitely needs to be friendlier. The menu is interesting but my dinner was disappointing and no one at the table commented on theirs. The kale salad was excellent and so was the choice of mushrooms for the risotto but it was not as good as what would be made at an italian restaurant. The crème brûlée was a big let down, too warm and thin underneath that sugar crust. I don’t think I will be rushing to return any time soon.

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