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Terrapin Restaurant

3102 Holly Road, Suite 514, Pinewood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
321-7269
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Ranked #12 of 1,246 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Cross street: 32nd Street & Holly Road
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Terrapin restaurant is a couple of block off the beach, but well worth it. Place is upscale and very sexy in décor. The staff was very friendly. When making reservations (which is recommended) they asked if anyone has any food allergies and if we were celebrating a special occasion. Most places don't ask these question and having a food allergy... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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306 reviews 306 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been coming to Virginia Beach area for work for almost two years now, and wish I would have found this place sooner. Five star service and food. We stopped in before 7pm on a Wednesday night and almost weren't able to get in (even after Labor Day) so if you WANT to eat here, I would highly recommend... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Outstanding chef, great menu that changes frequently, and an intimate dining experience. The place is small so tables fill about 4-5 days before so reservations are a must. If you are staying in Virginia Beach and want a fine dining experience this is the place. Never had a bad meal.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is the best restaurant we have eaten at in years! If you are visiting you must try it! We were overwhelmed with impeccable service and the food is unbelievable! We will return!

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Sussex County, NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a reservation and was hoping for a table indoors. Instead of accommodating us, say like, "we have a table that should finish up in about 15-20 minutes, do you mind waiting?", it was evident that they only wanted us to sit outside - next to the busy road (and it was a bit muggy/hot out as well). We... More

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bdw10868, Owner at Terrapin Restaurant, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for letting us know about your experience. We apologize for not being able to accommodate your request for a table inside. Our inside dining room is quite small and usually is booked several days out. We do hope if you visit Virginia Beach again, you will join us and actually be able to enjoy... More

Seregno, Italy
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174 reviews 174 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Terrapin restaurant in not too far from the waterfront. It is a nice elegant restaurant in a quiet street with a nice terrace. The selection of wines is good. In the menu you can find pasta, meat, fish, cheese, almost everything. All the dishes we tasted were really well cooked. High quality and fresh ingredients. Waiter was gentle and ready... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Dinner at Terrapin was a very enjoyable experience. Top notch service from a very busy waiter(Lee) and an excellent food experience. Terrapin was packed by 6:30pm and filled with the good energy of a successful restaurant. looking forward to our next visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is your typical high end restaurant. You are definitely paying for the ambience, and so it is a nice treat for special occasions. We had four courses and my favorite was the dessert...the Chocolate Charlotte mouse cake. Delicious. The Chloe Pinot Grigio was excellent as well. For the amount of money you are spending, I would have expected better... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Service and food was great! We ordered the 4 course tasting and everything was timely and tasty. The special of crab duo included a crab cake and one of the best soft shells ever eaten. Loved the fresh and local veggies! Amazing fried mushrooms. Bit pricey for drinks.

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New York, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The value of 4 courses for $42 or $48 i cant remember was well worth it. My only complaint is how many things have supplemental costs. If your going to create a tasting menu don't have so many items cost additional. Especially when those items are beet salad and tomato and burrata. The entrees we had duck breast and osso... More

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