by Elouise Stenzel on
i can NOT believe this place has a 4. besides the novel appeal of being on a boat there is nothing great about this place. i tend to stick to bars with cheap drinks and that aren't overly crowded (i get cranky if i have to wait for my drink longer than it takes me to drink it..) the frying pan failed on both counts. 6 dollars for a corona is not what i consider "reasonably priced".. even for manhattan.. get real. but i guess they were catering to the crowd... bridge and tunnel folk and suits. ugh. and SO crowded, it was ridiculous trying to get anywhere on the dock - and this was on a thursday. i don't even want to imagine what this place looks like on the weekend. also, did not understand what was going on with the music.. they'd play one song.. or half a song.. and then it'd cut out for 10 mins or so... the only fun part is exploring the ship and i generally like outdoor seating so that's where the 1 star comes from.
by Clarine Schandel on
I've come here for both early-ish drinks upstairs and downstairs and have liked the good vibe. I like the space upstairs - lots of couches and seating. It gets untz untz untz upstairs. Long line to get inside around 10pm.
by Leiann A. on
Words cannot explain how pleased my husband and I were with Terra and especially Dusty! I looked at over 15 different venues in San Francisco for our wedding reception. All of them were the run of the mill, plain Jane venues. The moment I walked into Terra I knew it was the place for us. High ceilings, big windows, great city views, cool artwork. We were even able to bring in our wine and champagne with no corkage fee! But, Dusty was the real selling point. Within the first 5 minutes, Dusty created a vision for our wedding day which we stuck to a year and half later. We held the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at Terra. Dusty created a different feel for each part of our day. Pre-ceremony guests were offered champagne with Latin jazz in the background; a cream sheer curtain was pulled back to reveal the ceremony space with the altar in the center, hanging candles and chairs set in the round, gold pillars and dramatic flowers were set along the aisle. The lighting was amazing and created a warm, glow. Our 140 guests were then ushered into the front room with the tall windows to overlook the city while the sun set to the sound of a live jazz band. Our guests then returned to the ceremony space which had been transformed (effortlessly and quickly) into an elegant dining room and dance floor. I could not have asked for a better wedding day! Dusty was truly invaluable. He made all of our flowers, all the decorations, hooked us up with a great caterer and coordinated the day. I cannot speak highly enough of Dusty and of his reliability; his creativity and his responsiveness (all while making it really fun to work with him.)