Terrapin Restaurant

3102 Holly Rd Suite 514 Virginia BeachVA23451
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Located in the north end of Virginia Beach, just a short walk from the community's famous boardwalk, Terrapin offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn's award-winning contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm to fork ingredients.

Terrapin's recently renovated, warm, elegant dining room seats 50 guests. A striking Zebra Wood bar with overhead...
by opentable on February 14, 2017 from opentable

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Perhaps the Best in Town:
The chef and staff at Terrapin are wonderful people -- kind, friendly, knowledgeable, and witty. And the food is amazing -- from the bar drinks right through the main course to the delectable desserts -- a meal here is an event and a special occasion in itself.
by J Johnson on May 28, 2011
The food was mediocre at best, and for the prices downright bad. The cheapest dish on the entree menu was $25, a vegetarian pasta dish with very little flavor and no special ingredients. The meat entrees we had were fine, but again for the prices they are charging one expects the food to be outstanding not just fine. The only thing we enjoyed and found appropriately priced (price/quality ratio) were the desserts. They do have a good pastry chef. The high prices would be a detterrent to us to give this place another chance. There are too many other new places to try and risk wasting our money.
by HamptonRoads User on September 08, 2007
Absolutely the best restaurant in Southern Hampton Roads. Chef Rodney Einhorn is second to none. His flavor profiles are amazing and the wine list compliments the menu perfectly. If you appreciate culinary artistry, than you must experience dinner at Terrapin Restaurant.
by HamptonRoads User on May 20, 2007
One of the very few restaurants in the area using products from local sustainable farms. Chef Rodney Einhorn and staff allow these products to showcase by using proper technique and simplicity.
by HamptonRoads User on January 20, 2007

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Terrapin Restaurant Restaurant Review:
Turtles have long been a totem for Rodney Einhorn. He rescues them and names them after his hero-chefs. So after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, working at Le Cirque 2000 and making his own name at Aspen’s Sky Hotel, he decided to open an upscale restaurant near the oceanfront where he grew up and call it Terrapin. Perhaps the name is also a double entendre as it’s a showcase...
by gayot on July 22, 2016 from gayot

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by localcom on March 25, 2015 from localcom
Tucked gracefully away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Terrapin is a sophisticated restaurant serving Contemporary (new) American Cuisine. The food is modern but classic, and new items are introduced each season with a mission to support the local community. Part of the excitement of dining at Terrapin is a result of the casual but elegant surroundings created by its serene colors and...
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