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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
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.
WE love Terrapin! Being that it is an hour away from us we go for special occasions (Birthdays anniversaries) but, it is ALWAYS worth the trip. Luckily for us our anniversary falls during restaurant week and they send us a 20% off coupon every year to help us celebrate. I have-new to me-dietary restrictions and I was so happy that the waiter took the time to guide me and check twice with kitchen staff to be sure I had the safest most delicious meal possible. Highly recommend!
The staff at The Terrapin is always knowledgeable and friendly. I ordered gluten and dairy free dinner, and waiter was attentive to making sure my bread was the GF version and served with olive oil in lieu of butter. Terrapin is one of our local go to places.
Food was excellent - I recommend the calamari appetizer. Our waiter, Steven, was great - knowledgeable and fun. The dining room is beautiful but it is so loud! Very hard to have a conversation at the table, at times we had to yell to each other. They should consider some sound dampening solution. Was fun to walk out the door and stroll through Rhinebeck. Great evening out - in a beautiful town.
Our small group comes to Rhinebeck every year for the sheep and wool festival in October. Dinner at the Terrapin on Saturday night is JUST as much a part of our entire weekend experience as the festival. We look forward to it with great anticipation, and are already planning for next year’s trip. Of course, Patrick is THE highlight of our evening!!!!!
Had my annual dinner here with a friend. We come to the sheep and wool festival. Had the lamb shank, which was divine! Would love the recipe. I cook shanks a lot. The waiter was awesome and worth the trip alone. Keep up the good work. I'm a sheep producer from Oregon and know great shanks when I eat them!
Excellent food and excellent service. Really nice cozy bar with great bartenders. Parking is a little difficult b/c there is only street parking. Don't park behind the restaurant!!
I would make this on my "my experience" dinners when in Rhinebeck. Make a reservation b/c The Amsterdam is not a large restaurant.
Service was not good, waiter came to our table late, then never came back to check on us. Other workers cashed us out, filled our water,wrapped our food and cashed us out. The lights could have been dimmed to increase the ambiance especially for a 7:30 reservation. Appetizer was very small, dinners were good portions though.
We have been to this restaurant several times eating in both the bar area and restaurant. Our most recent visit we ate in the dining room. We were very disappointed for the price of the meal. Overall, the service was slow. One salad came out 15 minutes after another. Several entrees wareroom temperature at best indicating they had sat for a while. Given the price of the entrees I would expect much better taste, temperature and service.
Went here to celebrate two family birthdays. Our first reaction to our waiter was that he was rude but he turned out to be great fun. Two of us had braised short ribs which were phenomenal. My daughter had chicken and she raved how crispy and perfect the skin was. Truffles devil eggs were divine! The pork chop was flavorful and HUGE. My foodie but picky ten year old was delighted with the bistro Mac and cheese and said it was one of the best she ever had. We drove an hour and a half to get here and it was well worth the drive...
Pumpkin ravioli and arugula salad were delicious. Drink was spot on. But despite getting there right on time for our reservation at 8:30, we were treated like afterthoughts and got our appetizers nearly an hour after we'd sat down--and they were closing in a half an hour. So as the dining room started to clear, our waitress was snotty, and she was replaced in the last 10 minutes with a closer who introduced himself awkwardly then literally only brought out the check. In conclusion, food was great, service was lackluster.
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