One of the region's bestEach time we enjoy Terrapin, we recall why it's on our list of the region's best restaurants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent performer3 generations enjoyed our Mother's Day dinner at Terrapin this past weekend. As always, the food and service were excellent. Since some of us were working off the 4-course tasting menu, we had a leisurely 2+ hours to enjoy our meal. Courses always came hot and as a group. Since some us didn't have all the courses, the busser kept up with the bread and butter. Terrapin is one of our favorite restaurants, and we look forward to returning soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE BEST IN TIDEWATERABOVE ALL RESTAURANTS IN THIS AREA.CULINARY DISCOVERY EVERY TIME.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodFood was excellent. Been here a few times and never disappointed. Made a request to move up my reservation if possible and they called to let me know they could. Our table was ready on time, but we've had to wait a few minutes in the past. Pretty small place and they don't rush you, so if people linger like we did...Bar is comfortable enough for waiting.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food is artstellar dining experience, every staff member helpful and gracious...Waiter very helpful in explaining chefs experience and even where all of the produce and meats were purchased.(local, organic) since it was our first dining experience at terrapins. Waiter helpful in choosing a cocktail, waited to serve our wine with meal when we were finished with cocktail.. food was beautifully plated, hot and absolutely wonderful, they have elevated fried chicken to an art form. For dessert we all had creme brulee, and i must admit it was the best I have had, and Ive tried many ....Restaurant is beautiful without feeling stuffy, active bar, overall a great dining experience, cant wait to return5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't feel many restaurantsI don't feel many restaurants in Hampton Roads are capable of putting together an exceptional dining experience. I would say this restaurant accomplished that very well. I recommend this restaurant with ease4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an exceptional retaurant.This is an exceptional retaurant. The food and service are beyond compare. Every patron is made to feel special by the very attentive wait staff. The freshest, local foods are deliciously and beautiful prepared by the chef/owner. It is a small retaurant and reservations are a must.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Birthday dinner. PerfectAwesome Birthday dinner. Perfect wine selections for our four course tasting menu. Service was great and knowledge of the menu was spot on.. First soft shells of the season were a fabulous surprise. Would not change a thing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeware the RecommendationThe atmosphere, service and wine were outstanding, the food not so good. We ordered rock fish that was highly recommended by the wait staff. It looked good until you cut into the center which was wet and undercooked. Served on the plate with the fish was a cold mixed salad that was so heavy with spices and vinegar the other tastes were overwhelmed, it actually burned the tongue. This is a higher end restaurant with prices to match and they cannot afford to make these kinds of mistakes. We have had far better rock fish at other restaurants in the area.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timer (birthday dinner)My partner & I really enjoyed our experiance @ Terrapin Restaurant. It was our first time & we were very pleased. We had the first reservation so it was very quiet & romantic when we got there. The service was outstanding & the waitress was very knowledgable and helpful. It was my boyfriends' birthday; he was amazed. He liked the drinks, his meal (the plating was excellent), and the birthday dessert was surprising and quite cute. Overall, we were pleased & plan to go again.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I thought theMy wife and I thought the place was outstanding. We had the four course meal with wines specially selected for each course. We let our waitress select the wines, her choices were terrific. Definitely on our list of places to go, at the beach, when our friends come to visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose this because of theI chose this because of the menu and its high ratings on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Yes, it's expensive but worth every penny. Wish we lived closer.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant came highlyThis restaurant came highly recommended. Perhaps I was expecting too much. But $480 for four people in Virginia beach- I was expecting a little more. We all got the four course tasting menu. The first course beet salad was excellent and memorable but it was just ok after that. Beef cheek risotto was ok, Mac and cheese was ok, but the lobster pasta was awful- no taste at all and the bouillabaisse was just alright. Overall if the dinner was 50 bucks a person it would have been ok I guess but i left walking out 500 poorer wanting more...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe don't usually venture outWe don't usually venture out to "The Beach" but we'd heard rave reviews about this restaurant. Glad we wnet. It was well worth the trip. Excellent wait staff. Great food. Wonderful presentation. Perfect setting.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops were great, cookedThe scallops were great, cooked to perfection. Don't miss the valhrona chocolate pudding!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrapin - Never a disappointmentThe crew at Terrapin keep impressing us each and every time we have dinner. They never let you down on service, food quality and food presentation. This top notch restaurant is everything you come to expect. From locally grow foods to the great wine selection, you will only get the best.
If you have not checked out Terrapin yet, do so. Make it a special night for you and your significant other and break loose from the mediocre restaurants in this area.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!'Best Virginia has to offer! James Beard award winning chef/owner. OUTSTANDING staff and service. Great all around!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise. We had noWhat a surprise. We had no idea that this restaurant had such great food and service. The dinner was amazing and the wait staff was the best we have experienced at the Beach. I expect we will become regulars.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest upscale restaurant in VA BeachGreat food, atmosphere & wine selection. Best service in Virginia Beach for certain3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM