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Terrapin Restaurant

4.8
1392 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (16)
  • Good for Anniversaries (14)
  • Creative Cuisine (13)

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About

Located in the north end of Virginia Beach, just a short walk from the community's famous boardwalk, Terrapin offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn's award-winning contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm to fork ingredients.

Terrapin's recently renovated, warm, elegant dining room seats 50 guests. A striking Zebra Wood bar with overhead floating laterns and a view of the action in the open kitchen seats 12. Comfortable outdoor dining on Terrapin's charming Terrace is available seasonally.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday and Saturday 5:00 - 10:00pm,


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Phone number
(757) 321-6688
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rodney Einhorn
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
32nd Street & Holly Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8
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4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Merila (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

Terrapin never disappoints, delicious food, incredible service. We asked about two desserts and ordered one. They brought us both to try no extra charge. Wonderful experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 23, 2017

Som of the food was best of class, the pork chop was undercooked :(

Dessert was amazingly

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vipVAdiner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful Meal!
Terrapin was a great find! We had the four-course tasting menu and the sommelier wine pairing. Both the food and the wine were exquisite. I had the beets, risotto, scallops and chocolate elegance. The food tasted fresh, with layered, complex flavors. The dessert was out of this world in overall taste, presentation, and flavor combinations. My husband, who likes spicier food, had the Autumn soup, calamari, halibut and autumn crumble. It was all excellent, but he is still especially raving about the calamari with the dipping sauce. The wine pairings were spot on and brought out the best in each dish.

We can’t wait to visit again and try more of the menu. Also, while we were dressed up for a birthday dinner, the other patrons were a mix of dressy and nice casual. So, it is not just a “Special Occasion “ place. Service was very attentive but not intrusive.

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Jonathan (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2017

Came here with my wife for our first wedding anniversary while we were visiting Virginia Beach, and it was a great experience. The menu had been pre-printed with a "Happy anniversary Mr. and Mrs. ....." on the top which was a nice touch. The server was a little awkward, but perhaps being a slower Sunday night, the regular flow of dinner was just different. The food was delicious and we ended up sharing the short rib pasta and halibut because both items were really well prepared with a lot of great flavors. They had live music outside near where we sat, but it was just a single guitarist who's level was pleasant enough to be able to talk to each and enjoy the music. The prices are a little high, but the food really does live up to it, and the atmosphere is a little fancy, but not over the top. All in all I would recommend Terrapin and would go back if I'm in the Virginia Beach area.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

Classy restaurant with excellent personalized service. Food was exquisite and beautifully presented. Can't thing of any place at the beach that offers this type of experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Terrapin! It's our favorite in Virginia Beach!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 5, 2017

Terrapin is quickly becoming one of our few favorite restaurants in the Virginia Beach. The service is excellent (they always remember you and take good notes), the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 4, 2017

This was a great place. The food was good. The wait staff worked well together.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

Second trip and as with the first simply OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend this spot for that very special night with a special someone or just for a really good meal.

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Scotto (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

The tasting menu was excellent, it had a variety of foods. Serve was excellent. The noise level was on the high side.

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