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“Grill and Chill Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swan Terrace Restaurant

Swan Terrace Restaurant
5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5247
+1 757-366-5777
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Ranked #18 of 1,159 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Centerville Turnpike
Description: 'Fresh, local cuisine with a touch of Southern elegance.' The award-winning Swan Terrace Restaurant takes guests on a sensory journey inspired by both regional and authentic Colonial dishes. The menu features locally grown fruits, vegetables and the freshest seafood as well as prime beef, lamb and pork prepared to perfection. Dine by the fireplace or alfresco on the lakeside terrace.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Grill and Chill Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I brought my family to the Swan Terrace for Sunday Brunch on Labor Day Weekend. Not only did they have the normal brunch items, breakfast and lunch items, but a pig being grilled on the terrace. There was a band playing, providing music to enjoy while sitting on the terrace under an umbrella and enjoying the view of the gardens and lake. It was a Holiday weekend but all of the staff had smiles on their faces. They ensured we had refills on our beverages and no dirty plates on our table. We were not rushed but allowed to take our time and enjoy the many options on the buffet as well as the mimosas, bloody marys, and sparkling cider. I look forward to returning for another brunch with my family in the future.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Paula R,
The team at The Swan Terrace is pleased that you joined us for our Grill and Chill Brunch. It has truly been our pleasure to find new and exciting ways to make brunch a special event. We have enjoyed our three bands that have performed this summer, and are glad that you were able to enjoy the music they provided on the Terrace during brunch. We will be preparing pigs using our rotisol rotisserie as we move into the fall and winter. We will have our next special event brunch Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Oktoberfest. We hope you are able to bring your family and come out to our first Oktoberfest weekend brunch.
Regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Asst. Restaurant Manager - Swan Terrace
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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful food and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Not only was all the staff friendly, from the phone call to the last moment there, but the food was amazing. There were so many options for the sunday brunch that I was overwhelmed and very full by the end of the meal. In addition there was a staff member (I believe to be the manager) named Chris Moose who was beyond amazing. Not only was he very friendly and upbeat, but he was also helping clear plates from tables and retrieve water for thirsty customers. I like when I see a manager walking around actually helping people out instead of just walking around asking people how their meal was and looking all high and mighty. he was very down to earth and very helpful. Also my sister has to be gluten free, and when she asked him about any desserts being gluten free he said they had a gluten free cupcake available but he didnt recommend it becuase ofthe flavor. Then he gave an alternate idea of fruit and the homemade whip cream instead and offered to make some for her. she said she wasn't ready for dessert yet and he told her to just let him know when she was and he would get it for her. this was very kind since it was easy for her to get the fruit herself since it was buffet style afterall and he insisted in doing it for her. I just wanted to make sure he was recongnized for his kindness and work he was doing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Abigail,
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. As you experienced there are many items to choose from. The made to order Omelets and Meat carving stations are my favorite selections. It is truly our pleasure to take care of each and every one of our guests. We are glad to hear that Chris was able to assist your sister with gluten free options for dessert. We hope that you will visit us again on future trips to Virginia Beach.
Regards,
Cheryl Roberts-Stephens
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
“Absolute Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We've stayed at the Founder's Inn for the past few days. We came to VA from AZ specifically to attend the Rosh Hashanah Celebration to Praise Jesus The Christ our Lord. The experience has been beyond my vocabulary http://www.cbn.com/tv/2635418501001 . Accommodations, SPA (twice), and restaurant all supported an absolute ambiance of excellence. The restaurant fare was unique and excellent each day from breakfast thru dinner. Emily welcomed us as if long-time personal friends. Step up a notch and do this for yourself...you're worth it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Vince,
We are pleased that you choose to stay at the Founders Inn and Spa while you were in Virginia Beach for Rosh Hashanah. It is our pleasure to hear that you enjoyed all of the meals you had in the Swan Terrace. As a restaurant attached to a Hotel we work hard to ensure that Locals and Hotel Guests all enjoy our menu options, from breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our events such as Tuesday on the Terrace and Prime Rib Night Thursday give guests multiple options throughout the week. Our staff are known for bringing their warmth and hospitality to their service. We look forward to having you return for Rosh Hashanah next year.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Roberts-Stephens
Swan Terrace Assistant Manager
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“Garvin Family Reunion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Breakfast was phenomenal, Cooks and servers were well groomed, professional and friendly. The food was high quality, plentiful and satisfying. There was something to cater to every taste and tempt the most finicky diners.

Visited June 2013
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Art,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed the breakfast you received in the Swan Terrace during your family reunion event at the Founders Inn and Spa. We are happy to hear that our staff treated you to a breakfast buffet with our made to order omelets, sausage and bacon, and multiple other items so that all members of your group were able to enjoy a great start to the day. It is our hope that you would choose to return to our establishment in the future. If you are able to return in the future as you enjoyed the breakfast buffet plan to join us for Sunday Brunch, it combines our breakfast buffet and lunch buffet together into a true feast.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Stephens
Asst. Manager Swan Terrace
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South Hill, Virginia
2 reviews
“Divine + Wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Used a Rest.Come GC and the food was AMAZING and our server Shannon was INCREDIBLE! We loved the wine and the suggestions! Breakfast there the next AM was delightful with little pepper plants as centerpieces!

Visited August 2013
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Beth,
I am pleased to hear that you joined us for dinner in the Swan Terrace. Shannon does a great job in providing service excellence to our guests through not only meal presentation but her suggestions as to wines and beverages to accompany the meal. The $29 pri-fixe is a great option with an appetizer, entree, and dessert, it is truly the best value on the menu. I am pleased to hear you also enjoyed our breakfast buffet. The pepper plants are edible as well as decorative and I have seen the peppers picked by guests at the table. We hope that you will return to dine with us in the future.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Stephens
Asst. Manager Swan Terrace
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