Quality food and service!
One of many visits but the first time we made reservations on-line. The table was ready so apparently it works!
As usual our food and the service was outstanding. The hostess noticed that she was about to seat us near a talkative group so, without being asked, moved us to another location. Our server made it a point to time our dishes as we were ready. The food was plentiful and excellent. Our water and bread was kept replenished as needed.
The only detraction was that after our meal dessert was delayed longer than usual.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I got married
My husband and I got married at the founders inn so we knew the food was delicious. It definitely was well worth the money! However, it would have been extremely expensive had we not had a groupon for $50 off.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great For a romantic date
Taking my girlfriend on a nice date this was a great choice! Be sure to dress up and prepare yourself to spend over $100.00 for 2 if you plan to buy a bottle of wine.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant had a southern home feel, with hardwood floors, maple wood tables/chairs, a glowing fireplace. Our waitress was exceptional, helpful answering questions about the menu, refilling water, bringing more bread, making sure our dinners were served as soon as the chef prepared them. The crab bisque was delicious as was the mixed green salad with pecans & cranberries. The wild mushroom fettuccini & the crab cakes were excellent. There was an issue with the beef brisket, very fatty & tough. The chef & the manager said they are having problems with the brisket. They pulled it from the menu for the rest of the evening. We were given a different main course & champagne on the house. The overall experience was excellent. We will return.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Founder's Inn Swan Terrace
Truly a very pleasant evening with great food. Very reasonable (and affordable) prices. Great service.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch spot on!
I am not a fan of thebuffet, but this one is done well. Probably the best I've seen in Virginia beach.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunday Brunch With Friends
The perfect spot for an enjoyable Sunday's brunch. Be prepared to be amazed! The staff is over-the-top friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. The food - well, where to begin - omelet bar; seafood bar with the delectable crab cakes cooked before your eyes; hot entrees such as steamship round, meatloaf, a chicken dish I can't pronounce, but can tell you was delicious; salads, veggies, waffles and pancakes; and I saved the best for last, but certainly not least, the desserts - superb - there was carrot cake, bread pudding, double chocolate chip brownies, cheesecake, parfaits, strawberry cookies, baklava, and more. The ambience was lovely with soft piano music being played.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first impression
Been to brunch here over a dozen times, but this was the first dinner. Food was outstanding as well as the service. We'll be back!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fabulous and the 3 course prix fixe was an exceptional value. Staff was friendly and attentive. Can't wait to plan a return visit.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Food, Casual Atmosphere!
Service was very attentive. Definitely top shelf service and food. Especially appreciated that the restaurant is "come as you are." Some patrons were dressed very casually, but the staff treated each patron as if he or she was the most important person there. Excellent food, priced well; a great date night for my wife and me!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Swan Terrace is lovely. We had a great table in front of the fireplace and our server was attentive but not overly so. The dogwoods were blooming and the outdoor garden was beautiful.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to the Swan Terrace for lunch to celebrate my birthday and my young granddaughters birthday. It was a wonderful time. We not only had a great lunch but we have memories for a lifetime for our young granddaugher. Thank you Swan Terrace
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful for special occasions
This was the final touch to a wonderful weekend of graduation festivities.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The quality of the food was outstanding so wasthe service from all the staff. My husband treated me to brunch on my Birthday, what a great choice. Plenty to satisfied every taste buds. The seafood was excellent, and I love cheese so I was in the perfect place. The desert choices were unique, and I really enjoyed the chocolate fountain. We will be back , and will recomend it to our friends. I already did.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tuesday on The Terrace is WOW !!!
I always enjoy Swan Terrace but Tuesday was amazing. Fabulous view overlooking lake & garden with best Sangria I have ever tried while trio performed great jazz. It’s seasonal fare. Nice salad bar & homemade dressings. chilled fresh watermelon with mint. I enjoyed wheat pasta salad with tomatoes, basil & asparagus. Plenty to choose from, a creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Shrimp & Risotto Fritters with Hot Sauce, Marinated Chicken, Smoked pork & Succatash was delish, Duck sausages with caramelized Onions & Sweet Peppers, Grilled Filet with Blackberry Thyme jus? Jumbo crab cakes & then you could buy grilled lobster tails & shucked oysters to order from chef at grill. I expected nice outdoor dinner but everything was way better than expected.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Swan Terrace is a secret treasure found in Virginia Beach. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious, desserts are fabulous and its good healthy food. Not fatty or greasy, fine dining with plenty of selection. Its quiet, the setting is absolutely superb. After lunch you can walk the grounds that make you feel like you are on some rich country squire's estate. Well manicured lawns, gorgeous gardens, great picture spot. I have never understood why more people don't come here. I go several times a year. The food isn't cheap, but the buffet price covers everything: soup, salad, entrees, cheese, fruit, desserts and multiple selections of everything. Its clean the service is excellent, my favorite hidden gem.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Value for the area
The food at the Swan Terrace is very good and reasonably priced. The service is very good and you get the right amount of attention from all the staff. You would be hard pressed to find a better overall value in Hampton Roads. There may be food, service, and ambiance that is a little better at some of the high end water front venues, but you will definietly pay a lot more for that too. Everything at Swan Terrace is excellent without braking the bank. We will definitely go back to Swan Terrace for most of our special ocassions.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
PROBLEM WITH THE RESERVATION
We made our reservation through this site and received confirmation by e-mail. The restaurant had no such reservation on the books. Since it was a weekday we were seated without any problem, great service, meal, great overall experience.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for groups
I made the reservation online for 8 people. When we arrived, they seated us immediately at a table that had already been set up for us. The food was fantastic, 4 of us had the lobster ravioli which was spectacular. It was a great environment and I will definitely be bringing groups back again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Awesome staff. Love this place for brunch.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was simply outstanding wiuth a wonderful selection. Unfortunately, we went at the peak time and had to wait quite awhile for the drinks. I would go again, just probably a little later.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuesdays on the Terrace
This was our first visit to Swan Terrace and what drew us was the Tuesdays on the Terrace theme. The weather was spectacular, the food was very eclectic and the jazz was fun. We will definitely be back! On the buffet the night we went were bison short ribs, pork tenderloin, lemon herb chicken, mahi mahi and a large array of sides and desserts. Price was less than $25 a person, which, for the quality and quantity of food was very reasonable.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE best food with the best service
We had the most incredible experience. I'm very picky for food, I've been Hampton roads for 16 years and never had the food and service like this in the area!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem
My husband and I celebrate special occasions at the Swan Terrace, which has consistently been outstanding in every way--beautiful surroundings reminiscent of Williamsburg, relaxing ambiance, superior service, and superbly prepared dishes. Diners can see chefs working in a sparkling kitchen open to the dining area. Their special 3 course meal is a bargain. The entire experience is a mini-vacation.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome experience will dine again soon! TUESDAY ON THE TERRACE was unforgettable. S
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old World Elegance
My wife and I have been searching for a place for fine dinin tig, a notable wine list with an elegant look and feel. We found it. Swan Terrance at the Founders Inn is something to see and experience.sta My wife was very impressed with the decor of our colonial era. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. We sat outside "alfresco" and enjoyed our wine and desserts while we stared at the beautiful swans in the lake. The children entertained themselves in the garden with smiles. It was a night to remember for us. Highly recommend for all to come out and see for themselves. Thank Swan Terrace for the wonderful evening.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very southern American cuisine. Love the option of a three course meal only for $30. All the food, including the sangria, was flavorful. Definitely a must for any occasion- even if you just want to get dressed up and meet up with friends.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Sunday Brunch
Came here with some friends while we were visiting Virginia Beach and loved it. The brunch is wonderful, but not overwhelming. Perfect custom omelets!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My mother and I decided to have dinner at Swan Terrace before attending a theatre performance at Regent University. It was a very quiet Thursday evening for the restaurant however, the professionalism, from the host to wait staff, was such that a bus of people could've stopped in unexpected and they would've handled it just fine. The meal was simply perfection! We were pleasantly surprised to find a 3 course meal with wine pairings available for such a fair price. The salmon entree was divine! The atmosphere was perfect for adult conversation. I would be leary of bringing in a child for dinner. I would recommend Swan Terrace (and Regent theatre) as a perfect girls night out or date night.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. The staff was very attentive making this celebration memorable. The food wad fresh and delicious. I will definitely go back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We absolutely enjoyed every
We absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. The wait staff was marvelous. She made us feel as though we were her only customers. She was very attentive to our every need. The young man who set the table for our dessert was polite. He changed the silverware for dessert without disturbing our conversation. The food was excellent. Everything was prepared to our specifications. The restaurant atmosphere was wonderful. We will be returning with our friends. It was an excellent evening of fine dining. Thanks.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
After having dinner, lunch, brunch and breakfast at this restaurant over the past 3 days I must say that in all respects it is truly outstanding. The food was excellent and a variety of choices available. The staff was most attentive and courteous. Even the Executive Chef visited our table during one of the meals. They simply could not do enough to ensure our satisfaction. We will certainly return in the future and have already recommended to friends.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very pleasant experience, only downside was the availability of the menu items. The dinner my date ordered was not available but yet listed on the menu. The unavailability was not conveyed when we were greeted by the waiter. Her second choice was good but not what she was desiring that night for dinner. But at the end of the dinning experience we were both full and the desert was great.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome ambiance. Excellent
Awesome ambiance. Excellent wine selection. Good prices.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, atmosphere, and service. My only concern was the slightly inflated prices. But I enjoyed the three course meal deal!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, we all enjoyed everything that we ate. Look forward to coming back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM