Dining Options at the Terrace Retirement Community
At the Terrace Retirement Community, you’ll never have to worry about being served bland, cafeteria-style food and the same menu every day. You’ll enjoy delicious meals from our talented chefs that rival the best restaurants around Columbia. With three different dining venue to choose from, you’ll have choices galore for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For even more information on dining at the Terrace, view our frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this page.
Our Dining Philosophy
At the Terrace, we strive to make every aspect of your senior living experience in our retirement community reflect our core values of respect, freedom and friendship. This approach incudes your dining experience!
1. Respect: High-Quality, Restaurant-Style Dining
After years in the workforce, raising children, helping your community, or a combination of these and more, it’s your turn to be served! Your retirement is a hard-earned achievement, so our dining staff will work hard to deliver exceptional restaurant-style dining to you with every meal. The Terrace is proud to offer three different high-quality dining experiences with made-to-order menus.
2. Freedom: Eat What You Want, When You Want
It’s your retirement, so you shouldn’t have to be on someone else’s schedule—especially when it comes to dining. Our restaurants operate on a “what-you-want and when-you-want” basis. Our variety of menu options allow you the freedom to choose what you eat, and our flexible hours allow you the freedom to choose when you eat. Whether you prefer early bird meals, brunches or second lunches it’s all up to you! Choose from the menu items at the Pub, Bistro, or main Dining Room or explore our featured daily specials for a variety of meal options each day.
3. Friendship: Time to Socialize
When it comes to having a great dining experience, we recognize that the dining environment can be just as important as the food itself. No matter your age or interests, meals are a great time to connect with friends and family. At the Terrace, you can join your friends in the Pub for a drink or invite your family for a meal at our Dining Room—we encourage social time at meals!
Enjoy and Explore Three Different Dining Experiences at the Terrace
All three dining venues at the Terrace are available as full-service dining options in the evening with breakfast and lunch service in the Bistro.
Join friends in the Pub for a drink, an appetizer or a mouthwatering sandwich! Open in the evenings, our Pub offers a warm, friendly environment for enjoying dinner, refreshments, and shareable dishes.
In the Bistro, try a pizza, a great salad, a sandwich or a featured entree! Our Bistro offers three meals a day with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
The Dining Room
Our Dining Room offers a little touch of formal dining flair with delicious menu items ranging from Salmon Salad to Filet Mignon.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Senior Dining Services
Is a senior dining and meal plan included in the cost of rent at the Terrace?
Yes! Dining is included with your monthly rent and works like a flexible meal plan. You’ll receive a specified number of dining points to use as you please, offering you the flexibility to eat when and where you want.
Does the Terrace host meals for special occasions and holidays?
We celebrate a full variety of special occasions from Mother’s Day to Easter with delicious, specifically themed cuisine. Family, friends, and other guests are welcome to join in on these festivities! A few examples of our celebratory meals include:
- Memorial Day: For Memorial Day, we typically serve a delicious meal of hot dogs and burgers straight off the grill to honor those who have served our country.
- New Year’s Day: It’s only tradition to stay up late on New Year’s Eve, so we celebrate the start of the new year with a full brunch special feast. You might have to postpone your new year’s resolutions for this one!
- Mother’s Day: On Mother’s Day, we thank all the women who raised us with a beautiful celebratory dinner!
Can I cook my own meals?
You are always welcome to cook your own meals at the Terrace. Our senior apartments come equipped with microwaves, stovetops, ovens, or a combination of the three, so that you have the freedom to create your own delicious recipes in the comfort of your home. Need ingredients? Located in the Bistro, our onsite sundry shop sells milk, eggs and other groceries, along with drinks and snacks to keep in your apartment for a midnight snack!