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About Terrapin Restaurant
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.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Contemporary American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With Terrapin Catering, you can experience the high quality, award winning food and service that you’ve come to know and expect at Terrapin Restaurant, anywhere in the Hudson Valley. Terrapin provides exclusive catering services at a limited number of events throughout the Hudson Valley each season, ensuring that each of our clients enjoys a flawless experience and a smooth planning process. Our menu pricing begins at $95 per person, before service fees, rentals or alcohol.
Parking lot is directly behind restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Todd: (845) 876-3330
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terrapin Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The Terrapin is an excellent restaurant, I have been there a few times and every time the food and service is outstanding. All the food is locally sourced when possible, which is great for the food you are eating and also for the local economy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to get an excellent meal. It is a bit on the high side for prices but I think that it is totally worth the money spent.
Every year at this time (early February) my girlfriend and I spend a weekend in Rhinebeck. During this weekend, we always make sure we get to terrapin. It is with no doubt, one of our favorite restaurants in the Hudson Valley. The ambiance is nice, the wait-staff is very attentive and friendly, but it is the food, which is the star of the show. Great tasting food, generous portions (always leave with a "doggy-bag") cooked to perfection. Great job, keep it up.
Thomas Hafner, Eastchester, NY
We have been here a few times but wasn’t overly impressed this visit. I felt rushed, not to mention the location of the table was terrible. It was near the exit of the kitchen and near the upper level stairs of the restaurant as well as a rest room. The chairs were quite uncomfortable.
For the positives, the wait staff is always personable and the desserts were quite satisfying. They gave my daughter who is gluten free, a small basket of g.f.bread. She was thrilled.I wouldn’t be in a big hurry to return, considering it’s a 50 minute drive , but I’m sure my husband will want to go again during restaurant week.
I go to Marist college down the road and a friend of mine recommended I try Terrapin. I went for my birthday last weekend with my parents and it was to die for. The food was spectacular and the portions were hearty and great for college students who love leftovers. I highly recommend the duck quesadillas! The decor inside was so beautiful I felt so festive and happy. On top of that, our server was really lovely and made great conversation while still leaving us plenty of alone time to eat in peace. It's my new favorite spot!
Visited with the restaurant with friends on December 7 after a book signing with Secretary Clinton. The food was delicious and our waiter was absolutely wonderful - attentive, informative (wine and food), personable. It was a fantastic experience. I need to go back soon and will spread the word. My only pet peeve, I still feel a nice salad should be included with a $30+ meal - thus the small drop in the rating for value. Other than that.... incredibly good
What a fantastic dining experience. The food was outstanding, as were the specialty cocktails. We trusted our server to recommend much of what we ordered and were not disappointed. It was a busy night, but we were in no way rushed or crowded. Truly a great meal from start to finish.
After many years, Terrapin continues to offer high quality food, pleasant atmosphere and good service for an enjoyable evening. While the entrees are good, it's the starters that shine. We love the truffled fig/brie quesadilla and the BBQ duck quesadilla with mango -avacado salsa that's a cut above. The calamari are special; extremely tender with tempura-like coating. Don't expect pedestrian marinara here; The delicate mouse-like pineapple dipping sauce is sublime.
Michelle was our server, and Terrapin is lucky to have such a pleasant professional, whose suggestion of chocolate lava cake was spot on to end our meal.
Another great meal! We went for restaurant week. The choices were varied. We each had the salmon as a main course-delicious! The appetizers were excellent also- the calamari and the fig and Brie quesadillas- ahhhhh! My only complaint is that there was so much scrumptious food, I had no room for the wonderful looking desserts! Thanks again for consistent quality throughout the over 15 years we have been dining there!
Went there with a friend during Restaurant Week. My husband and I had gone to Terrapin many times, and always loved the food. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our very inexpensive meals thanks to the Restaurant Week price menu. There was certainly no corners cut on the lower priced food, as delicious as always, and service very good. The only small problem was that there were several large tables that were a bit on the boisterous side, which made the noise level higher than usual, but it was a minor problem.
This was our second night there for "Restaurant Week", where we got a fixed price dinner at lower cost. If I complained about the food at all, it would be that my brined pork chop was slightly towards the dry side. Other than that, the food was fantastic. The waiter we had on the upper level was much more accommodating the first night we ate there. The second night, the waiter on the lower level was good, but everything came much slower, and he was hard to get a hold of. I thought it a bit sketchy when my wrapped leftovers were randomly sitting on another table.
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