Terra Finally Debuts Weekday Lunch

Eataly Boston's light-filled, third floor restaurant launches a new mid-day menu today.

Zucca ripiena: whole roasted delicata squash, farro, frisee, pomegranate

Zucca ripiena: whole roasted delicata squash, farro, frisee, pomegranate. / Photo provided by Terra

The workweek lunch is about to get a bit brighter. Terra launches a daily, mid-day meal today, with a new menu of greatest hits from chef de cuisine Dan Bazzinotti’s regular menu, plus additional salads and seasonal plates.

Since the third-floor restaurant debuted atop Eataly Boston last spring, the skylit space has practically called out for lunch service. Bazzinotti and team debuted weekend lunch back in September, but Monday, Feb. 5 officially kicks things off during the week.

The menu culls from rotating favorites fired up on Bazzinotti’s oak-burning grill, beginning with brushette topped with fire-roasted peppers, oregano, and chives; Calabrian chili-spiced grilled Gulf shrimp skewers; grilled Island Creek Oysters with salmoriglio (a lemony Sicilian condiment); and porcini-rubbed Creekstone prime flank steak. There are also pastas, including the buttery, house-made rabbit agnolotti; and new salads, like little gem lettuce with grilled Vermont lamb leg, maitake mushrooms, and an herb marscapone dressing.

The full beverage menu is available, including barrel-aged beers on tap, but a highlighted trio of the sommelier’s daily picks (white, red, and rosé), and low-octane cocktails may make it easier to make it back to the office for the afternoon.

Check out the full menu online. Lunch runs daily from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Terra, third floor, Eataly Boston, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, 617-807-7300, eataly.com.

Terra’s skylight-topped dining room. / Photo by Jim Brueckner for “Review: Terra

Shrimp skewers at Terra. / Photograph by Jim Brueckner for “Restaurant Review: Terra


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com