Terrapin Restaurant

4.5
1861 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please Note: Reservations are only available for dinner in our dining room. Lunch service, bistro seating and patio seating 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.

Support Terrapin Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipRatitou
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. Food was good As well the service. I love the half bottle menu.

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GiannaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My meal was delicious, and the portions were perfect, the only thing that I’m not happy about. Is the drinks are very small , we ordered A couple of espresso martinis and they were Half the size of martinis that I receive in many other restaurants , besides that my husband paid $39 for salmon with beans on the side go figure , he would’ve rather had rice and a salad or spinach , not a place to go for drinks

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local
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

On Saturday night even though the restaurant was not full, service was very slow and haphazard. Twice, I had to ask the water server to send our waiter over. For the very high price of the meal, I expect top notch service. This poor level of service is not typical of what I have experienced at Terrapin in the past. I will not return any time soon.

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ChivonB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...just utterly amazing food, service, everything was incredible.

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vipMichaelS
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal Ian’s great service in a very pleasant setting.

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MaryD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Do not order the seafood risotto. It was a salty mush with old seafood.

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Jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had never been to Terrapin and didn’t know what to expect. The interior could use a bit of sprucing up so the ambiance reflects the food prices. Our waiter couldn’t have been more attentive. It was obvious that his goal was for us to enjoy our meal and our dining experience. The food met our expectations and, again, our waiter went out of his way to make substitutions to make our meal perfect. The food was delicious from entree to dessert. If it hadn’t been such a warm day, we would have opted to eat outdoors. My guest was pleased with her birthday dinner and when all is said and done, mission accomplished!

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Kimberly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real highlight experience. The best part of our trip!

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SusanK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out! This was a family dinner celebration for my daughter’s college graduation. It was also our first post pandemic dinner inside a restaurant ! Food, service, all perfect!

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vipAndrew
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a spot-on dining establishment in a converted church in the center of town. The dishes were generally high quality but a few plates we had stood out more than others such as the seafood risotto. The service was attentive.

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Katb
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love that they have a range of options. We did mostly tapas to share with a few appetizers added in. Were very satisfied with all the food. Drinks did not quite hold up but they weren't bad. The server was great and everything came out fast even though the place was full.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Graduation dinner. Thank you terrapin. Also all our servers were wonderful.

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VinC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my birthday and everything was perfect. We were greeted warmly and brought to our table promptly. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. A perfect dining experience. Thank you.

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VictoriaW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu red like a dream but the reality was not.

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potato
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrapin has been one of our favorite restaurants in the Hudson Valley for years, but this first time back since the pandemic was a major disappointment. The service was lousy and the food was average. I hope it’s a temporary adjustment to reopening full service and not something like losing their chef and their best wait staff.

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Hedwig
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great visit. The service was attentive and the food was great.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, warm friendly service! Thank you!!!

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vipNope
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing! The pork chops perfectly cooked, had the perfect amount of sauce, and was big enough for 3 meals. The tuna and goat cheese tapas were delicious and nicely presented. The restaurant is beautiful inside and out. The staff was friendly and attentive without being annoying. We can’t wait to go back.

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Elvis
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great there ! They have wonderful staff and the cocktails are always delicious!

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vipChIL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but the service was inconsistent with a long stretch between our tapas and entrees.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Save your money. Food was under seasoned, presentation was a mess. Wierd cheese covered soggy bread on top of one of the entrees.

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Missy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal but waitress kept calling us girls, ladies, sweetheart, darling, my dear, etc. It's okay at your favorite diner but feels icky at a place like Terrapin where we don't really know her.

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vipfoodieK
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an evening out for my husband’s birthday. Excellent service and great food- as always!

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MarilynJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As this was Restaurant Week, there was a Pre Fixe menu, but the quality and portion size was the same as always. The service was excellent; although our server was new this season. Unfortunately, I do not remember her name.

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NJfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant is either very good or not great. Too many restaurants in this area to have to guess at what kind of experience you will have. THe strip steak was the worst I have ever had. I couldnt even cut into it. It was prepared with miso butter and a sweet sauce. No sauce in the world could cover up a bad piece of meat. Carlos, our waiter, was wonderful as was other staff. But we won't be back

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Specs
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the duck quesadilla and the server, Stephen, was wonderful.

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Vallou
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I Keep hoping Terrapin is going to get it right. the wild mushroom bisque had a beautiful flavor but the texture was a bit grainy and a giant dollop of cram in there would have made it perfect. The latter would be great as an option for the folks who aren't vegan.
The boneless braised ribs recommended by the waiter required a steak knife. The cut was too thick and cooked too fast making it tough as nail when normally one should be able to cut it with a fork. Flavor was good. Mashed potatoes and spinach were just right. I'm not sure why it's served with a giant piece of bread covered with melted with fontina cheese. Another spoonful of mashed would have been just fine.
The setting is lovely, the place immaculate and airy with no loud music. The staff efficient and friendly....but I was there for the food.

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EricD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service in the beautiful village of Rhinebeck.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in an outside tent due to COVID that’s why it was noisy, Excellent food

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1GlutenFreeDiner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Terrapin is always our go-to restaurant in Rhinebeck. They clearly know how to deal with food restrictions (gluten free, vegan) and still provide tasty choices! I look forward to them continuing to expand their menu with more and more easy-to-adapt options (such as making their soups using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and using any of the many GF flours and coconut creams for their bisques...PLEASE!)

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CATHERINE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4 dining during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. All of us had great entrees. In addition, 1 person in the party has dairy restrictions. Accommodations were made so that her meal was dairy free!! Beautiful restaurant and wonderful food!!

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olganizer
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

incredibly overpriced (entrees $40) and disappointing food. the menu is vast, but quite repetitive, with the appetizers just being smaller portions of the entrees without any difference in flavor or preparation, e.g. seared tuna. the filet mignon was way to big and poorly seasoned (cooked perfectly though). The best thing we tried was the oyster shooter - creative and tasty. cocktails were uninspired

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WayneE
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All items were well prepared and service was excellent. Wish I lived closer.

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robert
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really great meal and a bargain with hudson valley restaurant week.
Bob

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KellyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! The building is an old church with beautiful windows and sunlight leading to a casually romantic vibe!

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g79m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the welcoming first moment to the good-byes. Service was outstanding the entire evening. Friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Similarly outstanding were the drinks and food. Plenty of appealing menu choices which was much appreciated. Highly recommend the Terrapin to one and all.

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vipHollyshotspots
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu! Service was excellent as well as the good.

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LawrenceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quesadilla as a appetizer was delicious. Wife had a chicken dish which was very good. I had beef short ribs. Excellent. We each had two cherry Manhattans. Awesome. Our waiter Carlos checked on us and did not rush us through our meal. Dinning room was cozy. It was our 36 wedding anniversary and we enjoyed our first visit to the Terrapin.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mother’s Day lunch with prix fixe menu including so many delicious selections! Terrapin is again our go-to local favorite spot!

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bw06
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and generous portions including dishes featuring seasonal local produce, beautiful restaurant inside a former church, warm and friendly service, baby & stroller friendly. Highly recommend!

FAQs

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

Terrapin Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.