This week, I was lucky enough to join three friends for lunch at Terrain in the Anthropologie at Standford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Anthropologie has recently opened a two floor flagship store and I'd been dying to try their restaurant.
Obviously, the decor and ambiance of the restaurant is perfect and exactly what you want for a leisurely brunch or lunch. We arrived on the early end of the lunch crowd and was able to get some great photos of the interior. It was a scorching day in PA (32C/90F degrees) so we opted to sit inside in the AC.
Terrain has a lovely, simple, and concise menu with seemingly British inspired dishes (we tried the Toad in a Hole!). Your meal starts with freshly baked bread and deliciously home made butter. They make their bread in terracotta pots, let them cool, and then bring them directly to your table. Needless to say, we could not get enough.
We started off with their Board and were able to pick 6 options from their menu; luckily we had a cheese connoisseur with us and selected four local cheeses and two meats to snack on while our main courses came. For a main, I had the Stracciatella and Greens sandwich. It came drizzled with a hazelnut and honey dressing which was delicious. We also tried the Toad in the Hole, as mentioned above, and the frittata. All come highly recommended by our table.
Terrain is definitely a spot for a leisurely lunch when you have time to kill. The food and drinks are great but don't expect to be in and out of there in under an hour. Plus! you need time to check out the amazing show room of the Anthropologie. You can browse their furniture, home, clothing, and green house! It's a recommend in my books!
As always, thanks for stopping by!!