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“romantic getaway.” 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.
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
“romantic getaway.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Me and my Partner were recent Guest of the founders Inn and spa..our meals at the Swan Terrace Restaurant was exceptional.the waitstaff were very professional and paid attention to every detail ,Sunday Brunch was awesome and last but not least the Famous Bread Pudding.It Was absolutely Delicious..I will definitely visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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, March 23, 2014
Good Evening Anita O,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review to allow us to learn about your experience with us. We are pleased that our staff took care of your needs while you were dining with us. It is our team who make the experience special. The Bread Pudding is a staple dessert that we are well known for and have guests who will buy it to take to their Holiday events. Our Sunday Brunch experience draws in many repeat guests from the local community as well as guests of the Inn. We look forward to having you visit us again in the future. Please mention your past visit when you return so we may ensure that we provide you with the recognition of being a repeat guest.
Warm regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Assistant Manager Swan Terrace Grill
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Springdale, Arkansas
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“MommaDU”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our whole family enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs & cheese, fried potatoes, pancakes & all the trimmings! We couldn't help but notice the smiling faces and cheerful, "It's a pleasure to serve you!" Everyone was very gracious, even when our little boy accidentally spilled his chocolate milk!

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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Good Evening MamaDU,
Thank you for taking the time in your family's busy schedule to write a review about your time at the Swan Terrace Grill inside the Founders Inn and Spa. Our team is pleased to know how much you and your family enjoyed your breakfast in our restaurant. The breakfast buffet is a daily part of our offerings in the restaurant. The fresh fruit will change seasonally as we try to be as fresh and local as possible with our products. We take delight in having families dine with us and the team enjoys interacting with the children who come through the restaurant. I hope your son was not upset about the spilled milk as accidents happen and like they say there is no use crying over spilt milk. We hope that you are able to make it back to Virginia Beach in the future and enjoy our lovely Inn and spend some time at the local area attractions. Our team will tell you it truly is a pleasure to serve our guests.
Warm Regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Assistant Manager Swan Terrace Grill
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
“Silver Wedding Anniversary Reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Thanks so much to Jessica (Manager) and Almira and the rest of the staff for an amazing customer service!!! My husband and I were very happy to let everyone know that this place is superb!! and we will use them again and again!!! Great food, excellent service and great ambience!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 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, March 16, 2014
Good Evening Nenen2014,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review of your experience on trip advisor. We work hard to ensure that all guests have a wonderful experience. We enjy being a part of a special event and do our best to make each guest feel special. We are pleased that you will return to dine with us again. Guests that return to us allow us to make a true connection. When you return please remind us of the time you spent with us on your anniversary so we may again show you how special your time together is.
Warm Regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Assistant Manager Swan Terrace Grill
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Brunch with Brother and Sister-in-law”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My brother and his wife were in town for a few days. We usually do lunch at least once at Swan Terrace.
The Saturday Brunch was excellent. Three entrees-Roast Pork with Apples and Currants, Roast Chicken,
and a seafood. Several salads, two soups, Cheese and Fresh Fruit, and the outstanding Bread Pudding.

They were quite busy for a Saturday, two large parties plus an inhouse Marriage Retreat.

Overall, excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Good Evening Ken L.,
I am pleased to hear that you brought your family, that was visiting from out of town, to the Swan Terrace for our Lunch Buffet. The chef's work hard to ensure a nice selection of entrees as well as side items everyday. The soups are creations of each member of the culinary team as they use the freshest ingredients possible to create every soup you will find on the buffet. The Bread Pudding is a signature item that will always be available on the buffet whether it is a normal lunch or a holiday buffet. It is the one desssert out guests will always ask for. I hope that you will join us again soon as we have many opportunities to try new and exciting dishes such as our Mouth Watering Monday Wine Pairing Dinner or our Saturday Afternoon Tea. If we can ever be of assistance please let us know.
Fond Regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Asst. Manager
Swan Terrace Grill
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“poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Don't arrive late for the breakfast or lunch buffet -- nothing is refreshed after the first offering and later pickings are very slim.

Visited February 2014
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FoundersInn, Manager at Swan Terrace Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Good Evening Golfmom2,
I offer you my apologies that during the time you dined with us the buffet was not kept refreshed until the restaurant was closed. It is our responsibility to ensure all of our guests are given the same offerings whether they choose to join us at the beginning of service or the end. Please be assured that we take every review into serious consideration in order to prevent any defects from happening a second time as well as to recognize the positives.
Regards,
Cheryl Stephens
Asst. Manager
Swan Terrace Grill
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