Terrapin Restaurant

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1651 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Please Note: Reservations are only available for dinner in our dining room. Lunch service, Bistro and Patio are first come, first serve.

From far-flung origins, the world's most diverse flavors meet and mingle here, in this room, at your table. From elements both historic and eclectic comes something surprising, fresh and dynamic: dishes to delight both body and soul. Committed to utilizing local products, Terrapin has been serving the bounty of the Hudson Valley since 1998.

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NeuConcept
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and my steak was cooked perfectly.

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vpmad1
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic. Our appetizers were the mushroom bisque and the lobster tacos (a special). We also shared an order of goat cheese wontons, one of our favorites at this restaurant. Entrees (short rib and filet mignon) were perfectly cooked, with generous portions. Dessert (creme brulé and an apple/berry crisp with ice cream, along with 2 cappuccinos, were the perfect finish. Waitstaff were efficient and friendly.

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DaveNColl
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Terrapin was fantastic. From appetizers to dessert. And our server, Patrick was great.

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Maitre21
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner. Our server Patrick was absolutely spot on with every recommendation!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was me and my wife wedding anniversary so it was perfect for the occasion , food was delicious, drinks were cold , and the service was excellent, worth the price!

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FwdMarch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Terrapin always has excellent food grown locally and prepared with interesting combinations of flavors.

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RayR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another wonderful evening at Terrapin. We split the duck breast quesadilla as an appetizer (perfect amount for 2!). I went with the venison bolognese while my wife enjoyed the hangar steak. Everything was cooked to perfection, the portions were amazingly large and, as always, the service was super. And I still love the fig sidecar!

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Aimee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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BillM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding,as was the service. I recommend the Bourbon Cherry Cocktail, Pumpkin Ravioli and most of all the Surf and Turf special

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Bisque, Oyster Shooters, and Filet Mignon, all perfect! Great place, great meal and service was spot on.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day. It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it. The restaurant was beautiful, food was delicious, and service was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was great. One of my favorite restaurants in the county.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day Dinner, with a special menu, which turned out to be all of Chef Kroner’s best dishes, pris fix. Worth every penny. Still one of the best and still innovative restaurants anywhere.

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GaryK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been going to Terrapin every year for the last five years. I can only speak for this one evening, on valentines day, but it was extremely disappointing. The trend has been downhill over the last three years, but for sentimental reasons we chose to go back again. That was a mistake. The food was acceptable at best - some had little flavor, other dishes were warm/cold when they should have been hot. This was a prix fixe menu, so I would have expected them to get it right. Instead, it felt like I was eating food at a conference for 1000 people where the food was prepared ahead of time. We had dinner on two other nights around Rhinebeck and the food was outstanding, so it is not us being picky. The service was great and everyone was super friendly, but this is a restaurant living on its old reputation and we will never go there again.

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vipRayP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our go to place for every special occasion! The Fig Sidecar heals all ills. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter had great recommendations

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Rkaz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have frequented the Terrapin on many occasions and have realized that there are different chef's on staff for the weekday shifts versus the weekend. On the weekend the foods are prepared perfectly, no mistakes, served at the proper temperature, and modifications to the menu are ALWAYS made by the kitchen. The best quality ingredients are used and the service staff is excellent. During the week, however, a totally different scenario. Food not served at proper temperature, mistakes on the order usual rather than exception. I would recommend a weekend visit even though the prices are Manhattan ones and the Terrapin is in a small village in upstate New York BUT don't do the weekday, you will be disappointed .

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Terrapin was outstanding. Food and Service!

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vipabsolutely
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Terrapin was good as usual. Interesting menu and many choices in types and size of portions among appetizers, wine pours, entree, and tapas. The service was a bit aggressive when the waitress had nothing to do and then we were a bit ignored (or do it seemed) when she got busier. Understandable, but still a smudge in an otherwise lovely evening. We will be back. Coffee worth ordering.

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KevinM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was terrific and the food was excellent. We started with a few selections from the tapas menu which has as few unusual items, each interesting and delicious. Th he main courses were also quite good, and the portion sizes were generous but not excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Stayed in town for a quick weekend getaway and came to terrapin for dinner on a Saturday night. It was busy but not overwhelmingly so. We had a nice intimate table. Everything was very comfortable. Ordered a bottle of NYS wine, which was priced VERY reasonably, and we loved. Portions were large (we couldn’t finish our food) and value was excellent, quality was very good, original flavors were present. All in all, it was a lovely evening at Terrapin, but I don’t know that it was hands down the most amazing that I would make it a priority to return. Thank you for a lovely evening though!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 birthday

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Rabbitfood
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service; lovely ambiance;
Excellent food and wine selection.

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vipgcmin
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Appetizers need improvement but entrees are very good. Based upon Open Table reviews we travelled up to Rhinebeck and anticipated an excellent meal, but were greeted with very good food and excellent service. Other than the duck quesadilla, I can't recommend the appetizers across the board - neither the shrimp, calamari, nor artichoke and spinach dip are particularly noteworthy. However, the entrees were excellent across the board. A nice and fairly priced wine list is a pleasant aspect. Overall the service was incredible, with numerous different people coming over to the table and the water glasses always full.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding reception at the Terrapin, so to say it is our favorite restaurant is an understatement. The food, service, and cocktails never disappoint. And David and the rest of the staff are the absolute best!

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BonnieF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant, good food, good service,...wouldn't hesitate to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was THE best!

JJ
JJDUNN45
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent and food was ok. It seemed as if they were trying too hard to impress with semi- exotic dishes, gilding the lily so to speak. Charging NYC prices to dine in Rhinebeck.

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MariannG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously prepared pork chop. Great service. Wonderful local wine!

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BobbyK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the Terrapin came to Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck was rewarded with another gem. The friendliness, customer responsibility, quality of presentation, and character of the site all fit together like a perfected silk glove. The staff and management absolutely care about their clients. Proof of this is demonstrated in how they treat individuals to special birthday discounts, events to thank loyalty of their customers, and just plain good restaurant organization. No wonder it was selected as one of the finest Dutchess County restaurants over the past few years by Hudson Valley magazine. They do it the old fashioned way, THEY EARN IT!!

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Ruby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of options! You can select from tapas, appetizers, lots of salads, pasta and, of course, entrees. There's all price points and all sorts of food - and it's all delicious! Can't be beat!

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vipOxonian
London
36 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, food quality good - but portions enormous and impossible to finish! We would happily have paid less for less - we do nit want to take away congealed remains in a box!

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DeeK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate an occasion. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Great menu choices and wide variety of beverages as well. Very pleasant environment. Would always be a top choice of places to go for an excellent dining experience.

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MarionM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all the way around. And David is a truly superior server.

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vipCath
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant looked very warm and "holiday" for New Year's Eve, and people seemed to be enjoying themselves, so a nice buzz. It was prix fixe, but plenty of choices and well-executed. Desserts were good. Overall a nice experience.

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LisaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, one of the best meals I have ever had. Everyone in our party loved the food. Service was fantastic and the building is beautiful. We cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at this location and my girlfriend and I had a great experience! David waited on us for the evening and he provided excellent service along with Patrick stopping over at our table to recommend a few great options to try out for next time. We will definitely be back again.

RM
RichardM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my god this restaurant is so amazing. The ambience could not be better. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Savanna was a fantastic waitress and then the food oh my goodness this was a real great find. Not to mention the cocktails were superb!!! My compliments to the mixologist. We started off with Shiseido peppers, warm goat wontons, and Thai lettuce wraps. All were outstanding! Then we had a horseradish crusted black and blue sushi grade tuna and the lamb shank that must have been cook for about 20 hours. I cannot speak highly enough about this restaurant. We will be back!!!

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vipRsw1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

As a return customer, we Had been looking forward to dining at Terrapin. Unfortunately our experience did not meet up with expectations.

Service - initially waitress was friendly. It appeared that once she realized we were not a big ticket table, (drinks etc) we didn’t receive much attention.

Food - lamb chop apps were delivered cold, as well as fries that came with a burger.

It may have been due to the rush during the holiday season, but hopefully we’ll have a better experience next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Initial ambiance was impacted by an obnoxious guest, not the restaurant's fault. Once they finally left it was very nice. Guest was not local, so doubtful they'll be back!

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Terrapin Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (845) 876-3330.

Terrapin Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1651 OpenTable diners.

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