Limited to go hours. As we try to navigate the Terrace dining and to-go we may have limited times for pick up. We apologize if we are not able to accommodate all orders
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
Call in after 2:00 to place your order!
WE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH
Terrapin Reopens Tuesday thru Saturday on the Terrace
Safely reopening a restaurant amidst the Covid-19 concerns is a challenging undertaking. The new reality of how we interact with each other has forced us to reassess all of our old policies and procedures and develop a new model of guest interaction. We would like to share some of the changes you might see when you visit Terrapin.
Special Menu - We will not be offering a la carte dining when we first reopen. Instead, we will feature a special three course prix-fixe dinner for $55 per person. Our three course dinner will offer guests a number of choices for each course including many of your favorites
Limited Terrace Seating Only - As Phase I of the Virginia Reopening Plan only permits 50% capacity outside seating, we will only be able to offer a limited number of tables on the Terrace each night. Tables will be spaced the required six feet from each other and we can only take care of parties of four or less. Except for access to rest rooms, the interior of the restaurant will remain closed to guests. Guest joining us for dinner will be asked to enter and leave through the Terrace entrance only.
Reservations Are Required And Must Be Made Over The Phone - For the immediate future, we will not be able to accept walk-in diners. Serving guests in-house during our new Covid-19 reality requires a level of planning and forethought that we could not maintain if we allowed walk-ins. In addition, reservations can only be made over the phone to ensure that we have the opportunity to speak with each one of our guests before they come to the restaurant. Dining with us will be a bit of a different experience and we want to make sure our guests know what to expect.
Masks Required For Guests - Pursuant to Gov. Northam's phase I mandate, masks will be required by all of our guests on The Terrace while away from your table.
Guests' Temperatures Will Be Taken - In order to help maintain a safe dining environment, we will be taking each guest's temperature before they enter with a no-touch thermometer. If any member of the party has a fever, the entire party will not be able to dine with us.
Terrapin Staff Will Wear PPE - Our entire staff will be using appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE).
Inclement Weather - In the case of particularly inclement weather, we might have to close The Terrace. We will do our best to inform you as soon as possible if we will not be able to accommodate your reservation.
Two Hour Time Limit - A time limit is necessary to ensure a controlled flow of guests into and out of the restaurant. By creating these 'dining blocks' we can be certain that your table will be ready when you arrive and prevent a situation where we might have a number of different parties waiting, in close proximity, to be seated. .
A 20% Service Charge Will Be Added To Checks - All of the revenue will to go our kitchen and service staff
Limited Hours - Tuesday thru Saturday- Please call for reservations 757-321-6688
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The Dine-in menu will not be available for takeout
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Our Mission Statement
Beginning in 2006, we have been serving the finest quality food to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Our goal, from day one has been to make damn good food, with honest ingredients while being kind to those we meet along the way.
We are proud to present our guests with a menu free of hydrogenated oils, and high fructose corn syrup, yet full of flavor that only the freshest ingredients from local sources can provide.
At Terrapin restaurant, we are very passionate about supporting sustainable organic farmers and local watermen, as well as preserving the integrity of our menu and products.
Award Winning Contemporary Regional Cuisine
Chef Rodney is honored to be invited back to the James Beard House as part of the Virginia Craft: Heritage Eats Team
Open Table Top 50 Restaurants in the Country “Best Over All” Award
ALL MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Out of an aboundance of caution for our guests and our staff, we have temporarily closed Terrapin's dining room. However we have expanded our take-out and delivery options to allow you to enjoy the Terrapin experience from home.
We are NOT currently taking on-line reservations.
RESERVE BY PHONE
While we offer online reservations, we encourage you to call us directly in order to ensure a more personal dining experience. Our phone number is 757-321-6688 and we have someone available everyday from 1:00 p.m. to help you with your dining plans.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Terrace Dining Tuesday thru Saturday
SPECIALS & EVENTS
Terrapin Is Take-out & Delivery
Out of an abundance of caution for our guests and our staff, we have temporarily closed Terrapin's dining room. However we have expanded our take-out and delivery options to allow you to enjoy the Terrapin experience from home.
Postmates - Use their app to see our entire menu (updated daily), place your order and track its' delivery
Family style to-go dinners - Large pasta dishes and our whole chicken entree, suitable for 3-4 people, are now available every night of the week and include a complimentary large salad.
Retail wine - All of our wines are available for pickup at the restaurant at retail prices.
Please note that for all take-out orders we will be providing curbside pickup and we prefer to take payment over the phone. Any gratuities recieved will be used to help support our furloughed staff.
Date Night For Two and retail wine orders are not offered through postmates and must be made over the phone. For more information, please call 757-321-7269.
Terrapin Gift Cards are the perfect gift - the promise of a special evening.
Holiday Sale: Buy $500.00 in Gift Certificates and receive a $100.00 Promotional Gift Card.
Purchase at Terrapin
Terrapin Gift Cards are available at the restaurant in any denomination you would like.You may purchase them any day after 1:00 p.m. either at the restaurant or over the phone.
You can also purchase Terrapin Gift Cards online right here. All orders are processed within 24 hours and are mailed through USPS standard delivery. There is a $2 S&H fee applied to gift cards that are purchased online.
At Terrapin restaurant, we are passionate about sourcing locally with sustainable farmers and area watermen. Chef Rodney has dealt with many of our local purveyors for over a decade turning business relationships into friendships.
Purveyor Spotlight: Cromwell's Produce
The Cromwell’s family heritage dates back to the early 1900’s when John Giles Cromwell farmed the land around Wards Corner in Norfolk, VA. John & Betsy Cromwell have been carrying on the family tradition since 1983 on their 167 acre Virginia Beach farm. For almost a decade, the Cromwell’s have supplied Chef Rodney with a wide range of locally grown produce. Depending on the time of the year, our menu might feature their butter beans, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, baby beets, butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
Virginia Beach VA
Patrick Springs, VA
MEET THE TEAM
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford
chef de cuisine
Since opening, in April of 2006, Terrapin has been the standard bearer for fine dining in Virginia Beach. Over the course of the last 13 years, although Terrapin has evolved slightly with changing tastes and trends, the menu and the design of the restaurant remained remarkably consistent.
In March of this year Terrapin closed for a week to re-invent itself. We re-modeled the interior, revamped the kitchen with the Josper oven and Dolly III pasta extruder and completely re-worked our dinner menu.
THE NEW LOOK
Our remodeling included a re-design of the bar display, a new color scheme for the restaurant and all new artwork which pays homage to the inspiration for the name Terrapin. The remodeling bring changes to everything from the floor to the ceiling giving Terrapin an exciting and fresh new look.
THE JOSPER OVEN
One of only a handful on the Eastern Seaboard, The Josper Oven is a charcoal burning enclosed grill with generous capacity that will allow larger, shareble dishes, such as whole chickens, and bone-in ribeyes for two. In addition, the Josper can also be used to roast and grill vegetables allowing the natural wood charcoal to add an extra depth of flavor.
VERO BOTTLED WATER
We are proud to offer Vero Bottled Water to our guests. Using the latest in purification technology, the Vero Water system bottles our still and sparkling water in-house resulting in a nearly zero carbon footprint. And, it tastes great!
Terrapin is committed to making our products and services accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.
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If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you. If you have questions or need any assistance with obtaining our products or services, please call us at 757-321-6688 during our regular business hours.