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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.

6426 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Livingston Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 876-3330

Website:
http://terrapinrestaurant.com/

Catering:
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 Details:
Parking lot is directly behind restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Josh Kroner

Private Party Contact:
Todd: (845) 876-3330

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Local Ingredients (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Romantic (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (18)
Authentic (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Seasonal (13)
Tapas (13)
Cozy (12)
Organic (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great Beer (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food.
Great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was amazing! Well he back again soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Quiet ambiance most appealing and appreciated. Wonderful for having conversations around the table. Attentive staff. Good food. Close to home.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

FOR MANY YEARS HAVE ENJOYED BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO YOUR RESTAURANT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK'

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pork chop was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very interesting food beautifully prepared. Cocktails were unique and creative. Server was very helpful almost like a mother hen guiding us to come out of out comfort zone. My daughter raved about the gluten free options especially the bread!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Looked so forward to Southern Fried Chicken which the waiter said the true southerners thought it authentic. 3 out 4 ordered it and all was dry and tasteless. Very disappointing.
The fourth person had fish taco and the tortilla soup and like both.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was wonderful...and the service exceptional!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Cool ambiance since it is inside an old church building with great food choices and very friendly staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrific meal, great waiter, and Pappy VanWinkle bourbon! What more could you ask for???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our third visit and the food was better than ever. Our group of five tried many different truly superb tasting dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I went for Christmas Eve dinner and it was fabulous! Had reservations so there was no wait at all and the staff was very helpful in their recommendations!!
Our favorite date night place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The braised lamb shank was great!! The service from the staff was exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place to eat. I ordered lamb that was so tender it fell off the bone and i needed no knife. Waiter was a great guy too joking around with a few tables. He reminded me of Andrew zimern of Bizarre Foods.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

First time experience at the Holiday Beer Dinner. Food was very good and the beer was excellently paired with the courses. Beautiful holiday decor added to the experience. Will be back next year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent from beginnng to end...starting with a sour cherry bourbon manhattan, going to warm chocolate stout cake. Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The beer tasting dinner was fabulous! The food was delicious and the beer pairings well thought out. The servers were friendly and professional. I would definitely do this again & would recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Overall wonderful dining experience. Duck quesadillas with avocado soooo delicious. So too the goat cheese wontons, tuna sushi. Red snapper with risotto moist, light, flavorful. Best restaurant in rhinebeck

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first time eating at Terrapin, we had only been to the bar. Delicious steak and wine. A bit pricey, but enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Terrapin. Food & service was good. However, it is getting a little pricey for what it is. Still would recommend for lunch or a night out.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food better than I expected when I first arrived. When in Rhinebeck, we would definitely go back. Maybe to the bistro side next time - it looked a lot cozier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful interior. Each dish was outstanding. Our waiter was so so so kind & knowledgeable about the food & wine pairing. LOVED this restaurant. Very special while being so relaxed and comforting. Can’t wait to return. A MUST.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Tapas, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic, best steak I've had in ages! Great service, all the food came out surprisingly fast and the restaurant was pretty busy. Will go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Loved that I got an email about Sinterklaas and was able to make a reservation. We even arrived early and were able to be seated right away. Our favorite restaurant to visit in Rhinebeck.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent accommodation and great service/friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing drinks, food, and service. I can’t stress how wonderful this place is.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. Definitely worth the trip. Will highly recommend to friends and family. I’ll fefinitely coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was fantastic and plentiful and the service was superb.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always food was delicious. Have yet to have a bad experience here.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was good - not exceptional. Dining room was cluttered and loud. Lighting was harsh. Atmosphere wasn't what I expected. Cool place but could have a better layout.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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