Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 18 times today
Special offers available. See details

Terrapin Restaurant

4.5
1213 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(845) 876-3330
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Josh Kroner
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Todd: (845) 876-3330
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Livingston Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Parking lot is directly behind restaurant.
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Local, Organic, Authentic. Perfect for celebrating Mom! Join us for a 2-course prix fixe dinner in our dining room for $45/person, excluding beverages, tax & gratuity. Children 12 and may order off of Terrapin's Kids Menu. Regular menus will not be available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1213 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Family dinner out on vacation. Incredible all around.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My husband and I were on a one night escape from our 3 children. We chose this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying and got good reviews. We were blown away at how amazing the food was. Our server was great . Every bite was like an explosions of flavor in your mouth!
Goat cheese wontons, fig , Brie, truffle oil quesadillas out of control.
Tuna amazing and the warm sticky date cake - don’t have the words other than I ain’t never tasted anything like it in my life !!
Highly highly recommend!!! You won’t be disappointed

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Beautiful ambience and food!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was enjoyable. We enjoy fine dining and don’t mind paying for it but I did think it was overpriced.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Terrapin is one of our favorite places to eat. Love that they extend restaurant week for another week after. The pumpkin ravioli is amazing. Service is unbelievable

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was very good except for the roasted chicken which was very dry. I would definitely go back again. Our waiter was fabulous .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome the whole experience was. Things have improved through the years. Even though the town was bustling and it was hard to find parking, it was worth our drive and worth finding the parking lot and strolling through the town of Rhinebeck. Food was amazing and service was on point. The waiter went out of his way. He was very friendly and helpful. He stopped by our table often even though the restaurant was packed. We were a little uncertain on what we wanted and he pointed out several great menu items. We were all in. We had appetizer, meals, deserts and drinks. I personally loved the bbq pork quesadillas, the steak dinner, and the crème brule. My mom had this really huge pork chop that fed her and my son when we got home. She said it was fantastic but she didn't want to overdue since we were having deserts.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A belligerent diner in the entrance way who was angry that the Terrapin was busy on a Friday made us both so uncomfortable we cancelled our reservation and went elsewhere.

In the future, we will stick to coming during low traffic times and perhaps during the lunch hour: our other experiences here have been absolutely wonderful.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I went to Terrapin twice during Restaurant Week with different members of my MeetUp group and we had a great time both nights. The service and the food was delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Excellent food. Good portion and presentation. Pleasant and helpful staff. Not rushed. Unique and creative menu. Local ingredients. Located in an old former church. Lighting uses old Edison style filament bulbs. Candles and flowers on tables.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is always delicious and the staff is always amazing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a delight to eat at Terrapin. The waiter made us feel like we were old friends and took care of a whole table of people with dietary needs such as vegan and gluten free. The food and service is the best. Love the squash soup!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time in a long time my husband and I visited Terrapin. There are so many outstanding restaurants in Rhinebeck and based on food quality this is one of the best. Our meal was delicious. The Daily Fish Special Red Snapper was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This was my first visit to the place in 2017. I had been there last year but one never knows from year to year how places change. However this was just as good as the last time. Food was wonderful and service was very attentive. Nobody rushed us and we truly enjoyed the dinner. Food was fit for a foodie and very plentiful. I will look forward to going back soon. So many good choices it is hard to decide what to order so one must return repeatedly.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Whatever the occasion, Terrapin is always a good choice.
Food is excellent and the service exceptional.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love this restaurant. Food and service are both great. Quiet enought to sit and talk. Nice atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food.
Great service!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner. Fixed menu. Food was great, service was excellent, and my date was even better!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The special menu for Valentine’s Day was exceptional. But what made it even better was our server Michelle. Very friendly and just the right amount of attention. A wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Pork chop was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 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

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
31