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Whether it’s the ochre walls, the bold artwork or the fireplace, Terrapin Creek emits palpable warmth. Liya Lin and Andrew Truong, partners and co-chef...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 21, 2020

Food was excellent. Good selection of wines by the glass, plus other cocktails, at reasonable price point. We shared an appetizer of perfectly seared scallops with micro-greens and a yummy sauce. Hubby has a delicious pork chop, rich sauce, juicy meat, and root veggies. My...choice was a light Halibut which was cooked to perfection and had some fresh al-dente vegetables with it. Paired beautifully with the sparkling I chose. Thoroughly enjoyable dinner. $140 plus tax and gratuity. Well worth looking for this place!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

We had the best of both worlds; an excellent white tablecloth fine dining experience in a comfortable casual atmosphere. at Terrapin Creek Cafe/Restaurant. The service was excellent, and the food was carefully & tastily prepared, and outstanding! We will go back and try other menu...items, but the octopus& charred cauliflower salad was delicious, and the halibut, tender steak and scallops were perfect! BlaiseMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with small selection menu that everything is prepared to perfection. Bread, Crab and Scallops appetizers were absolutely wonderful. Duck, Halibut and RibEye were cooked to perfection. Sourdough Bread Pudding, Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake were a perfect finish to a GREAT meal. Service was...excellent and Monday’s are recommended to eliminate the wait to be seated at this little diamond!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

Just five entrees to choose from on the menu, which isn't much for one of Sonoma County's best restaurants. Still, we had a lovely meal, and the server and chef were willing to accommodate some omissions. The flavor combinations were seasonal, creative and tasty. The...atmosphere is warm, and the service was attentive.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Been to the TCC over the years and at this point expecting something different. Feel the menu is stagnant and needs some change. Unless I am mistaken, it almost never changes except for minor differences. Duck, duck, fish. Duck, duck, beef. I guess if it...ain’t broke don’t fix it. Everything was fine this last visit. I could describe the fare, but it is described ad nauseum in past reviews. Nothing wrong, just looking for change. Until then the TCC has run its course in my book. You won’t be disappointed if your new to the TCC or the same old same old is ok with you.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

Terrapin was a delight. The food is creative, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The menu has a nice variety without being a smorgasbord of choices. The service was excellent. Our waiter was professional and charming. Everything you could ask for. The restaurant has an open...kitchen. The atmosphere in the kitchen is calm, the owner-chef has an easy smile and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves which adds to the experience. Can't wait for a return visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

My husband and I spent almost $200 on a single appetizer, entree, desert, coffee and wine for each of us. My entree was excellent but the rest was okay, so I consider it to be overpriced. The cake was really dry and we didn't finish...it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Terrapin Creek. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Fresh and delicious. Husband had scallops and loved them. Excellent bar and good by the glass wine menu. Service was excellent. And the crowning glory was bread pudding. Our favorite meal...in Bodega Bay.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

After wine tasting all day decided to drive to this area for dinner and a sunset. We arrived just before restaurant opened(4:30 pm). We did not have reservations but they were accommodating to our party of six. We sat down and our waiter was friendly...and knowledgeable about the menu. Our appetizers were scrumptious from the Hamachi ceviche to the corn soup. The duck, steak and pork dishes were excellent. Overall, great dining experience. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

A very cozy restaurant located in Bodega Bay. Everything was fresh. We had a Caesar salad, octopus salad, corn soup, pork chop (so tender), rib eye and the duck. All was thumbs up by all of us. Attentive and fun service too. Go for a...bit of a splurge...you’ll enjoy it!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes they do-good sized one-great to eat at the bar-very friendly local crowd!
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Response from Gayle O | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. They had tables for 4, and if there are only 3 of you I'm sure that's no problem.
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