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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Terrapin will be serving our regular dining room menu plus some festive holiday specials on Christmas Eve.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Terrapin! Choose from a 2-course Early Bird Menu (4pm-5pm only, $59pp) or a 3-course dinner including tapas platter, choice of entree and dessert ($75pp, available all evening). Regular menus will not be available. Prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

Terrapin Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (41)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Romantic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Tapas (19)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Seasonal (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (14)
Organic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Vegan (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 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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·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 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 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 10, 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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·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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·Dined on November 9, 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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vegan, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Organic, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is always prepared with local ingredients, appetizing presentation, and great
combinations that enhance whatever is offered. Highly recommend Terrapin!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Gluten free and vegan options at every meal! Love this place! Waiters and even neighboring tables treat you like old friends.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tapas
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's our favorite "special occasion" place. The food, the service, everything is top notch without being stuffy. We love Terrapin!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant has fantastic food...i recommend this place and i will certainly go back for dinner.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another wonderful evening with great service and great food. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Organic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very delicious food and good service. Nice decor with a lot of light in a former church. Lucky to go on a restaurant week so good bargain with large portions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

There is no other place we would take friends for a great meal among other thing. The staff is always attentive, fun and knowledgeable of everything on the menu. A special thanks to our waiter Patrick. See again soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

What a great dining experience! Delicious food. The lamb shank melted in your mouth! The calamari was superb!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our dinner was more that just tasty with attractive presentation. The service was excellent. Just enough attention. We went during restaurant week so the price was much better than on a regular week.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My companion and I visit the Bistro often 2 times a week. Our last visit in the restaurant left us too full for dessert. I love the employees. They are the very best and make you feel like you are part of a family.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Spicy, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always friendly attentive staff and delicious cuisine everytime.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Terrapin. We ate in the dining room. The food was good and the portions substantial. The service was excellent. I would return to Terrapin the next time I visit Rhinebeck.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

In for our Anniversary and the service was great but the food was better. Top establishment notch in a great little town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best. Meal. Of. My. Life. I reccomend the brie quesadilla and the pumpkin ravioli.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was perfect, including all of the staff dressed in costumes Amazing costumes) the Saturday before Halloween! It really added to the experience! looking forward to the next trip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good service, reasonably priced wines. Food was good but nothing exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Place was packed due to Festival at Fairgrounds. Haphazard seating. My son had the hangar steak and became quite ill afterwards (thank goodness for Pepto!)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love Terrapin. The food was excellent and the wait- staff terrific. They were extremely busy because of an event in town, but they had enough staff on hand, no one waited long for any of the food. Great time as always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The service was excellent and the food delicious. We loved it!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding! Vegan options for my brother's birthday.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food, great service. When vegetables arrived lukewarm, wait staff immediately replaced with piping hot veggies.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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...

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really enjoyed our Anniversary dinner! Food was excellent and the service was fantastic. I loved that they offered me Gluten Free bread as I had asked for my meal to be made wheat free. It was a nice touch. Looking forward to our next meal there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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