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Terrapin Restaurant

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3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921 (32nd Street & Holly Road)
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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771 reviews
664 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A chef owned restaurant that has built a justified reputation for excellence, creativity and polished service. Based on other reviews, a perusal of the menu, and its proximity to where we were staying, this was at the top of our to try list. The decor is modern, a bit subdued, and frankly not that attractive. But what arrives on your... More 

Thank ulysses4
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrapin is a rare and sophisticated gem in an odd location. The location really doesn't live up to the potential of the place or its cuisine. Yet, once you're inside, Terrapin really comes out of its shell, so to speak. The owners obviously did the most they could with an interior that was probably a Dunkin Donuts in its previous... More 

Thank Terelle H
BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for such a great review, you made our week. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Brian Williams Managing Partner Terrapin More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a friend's birthday celebration, it was my first time (but the others had been there before.) Every single morsel was scrumptious, beautifully prepared, and lovingly delivered by our impeccable and charming waiter, Steve. My fish was perfect, and I normally don't love Brussels sprouts, but I definitely loved these! And the gluten-free chocolate torte was just divine.... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I have been hearing and reading great things about Terrapin, so we recently dined there on the occasion of our 31st wedding anniversary. We are so glad we did! When we arrived, we were taken directly to our table, and after our server took our drink order. Shortly, we were presented with the evening menu, and were... More 

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BDW3102, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your Anniversary meal with us. We appreciate your time in writing a review and sharing your experience. We hope to see you soon! Brian Williams Managing Partner Terrapin More 

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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We took our friends from New Zealand for an 25th Anniversary Dinner on the recommendation of of a work colleague and we weren't disappointed. We each had the tasting menu and shared great salads and soups for a first course, Rissotto, Gnudi, Truffle Mac and Cheese and Calamari, and Lamb, Steak, Pasta and Duck Entrees. Desserts were delicious. All the... More 

Thank rich201
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Ventured out the night Hurricane Matthew came through Virginia Beach. It's so difficult to get reservations, I didn't want to miss out! Everything was its usual "great" except the portion of my husband's lobster pasta entree. Very skimpy...especially for the price. I love the farm to table ethic and the local sourcing of foods. It was a memorable evening when... More 

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San Diego
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160 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stopped in for dinner with the family. Enjoyed the duck, steak, scallops and fried chicken. I do wish they had a few more "meaty" appetizers, however we did enjoy the octopus, green salad, beet salad and mac & cheese. Wine list was small but serviceable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good service, for example, they wouldn't clear any plates... More 

Thank tb911
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been dining at this wonderful restaurant over the course of 10+ years they have been open. I have brought family and friends here, and everyone has the same experiences that I do. This is a family owned restaurant, and chef Rodney Einhorn is superb! He and the restaurant never fail to excite me; from the greeting at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had the pleasure of having dinner at this restaurant on Saturday 11/12/2016. This was my first time dining at this restaurant. We chose it because of the farm/sea to table element and their real efforts to support local farmers and fishers. I highly recommend the 4 course dinner and wine pairing. Every dish that we had was amazing and... More 

Thank Kahli2015
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A little pricy but the food is amazing, they put a lot of effort in the details which I like (the non alcoholic beer "clausthaus" was the best I have had. Took the lady wife here for date night. The reason I gave it four stars was the chocolate dessert was nasty. I do not know what happened but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 Holly Rd Ste 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2921
    (32nd Street & Holly Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 13217269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?