Dining Tuesday thru Saturday on the Terrace

Curbside Carryout Available


Safely operating 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 while developing a new model of guest interaction.  We would like to share some of the changes when you visit Terrapin.

  • 3 Course Pre-Fixe Menu 55 Per Person (First Course, Entree & Dessert) - There are several rotating choices in each section, including the option to add courses.

  • Terrace Seating Only

  • Reservations Are Required And Must Be Made Over The Phone

  • Face Coverings Required For Guests - Face coverings will be required while not seated at the 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). 

  • 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 - For staff compensation

  • Limited Hours - Tuesday thru Saturday- Please call for reservations 757-321-6688

Please view the

Carry-out Menu for

to-go orders.

Call after 1:00

to order and reserve

your pick up time

Fried Chicken & Pinot Noir Available To-Go. Comes with Seasonal Vegetable, Truffle Mac & Cheese

Every Wednesday Night

$25 per order

757-321-6688

or

757-321-7269

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

 

MENUS

ALL MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MENUS

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Chef Rodney making pasta
Terrapin Charcuterie Board
House Made Pasta
Searing Duck Breast
 

RESERVATIONS

We are currently offering dining on The Terrace by reservation only.  Please call after 2pm Tuesday-Saturday. 757-321-6688

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

We are 

NOT currently taking

on-line reservations

HOURS

Closed Sunday & Monday

 

Terrace Dining Tuesday thru Saturday

SPECIALS & EVENTS

 
 

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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. 

Purchase Online

 

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.  

LOCAL PURVEYORS

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. 

Leesburg, IN

Virginia Beach VA

Columbia, SC

Eastville, VA

Franklin, VA

Suffolk, VA

Pungo, VA

Columbia, SC

Patrick Springs, VA

Pungo, VA

Hays, NC

 
 

MEET THE TEAM

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford

Rodney Einhorn
chef/owner
Brian Williams
general manager
Patrick Dunn
chef de cuisine
Jordan Bertram
bar manager

Cindy always had a passion for restaurants and hospitality starting back in high school. She had taken culinary arts for many years, but found the front of house is where she is happiest! Hospitality stole her heart; talking and making connections with people as well as her enthusiasm for food and beverage make such conversations most genuine and enjoyable! A real team player and incredible leader!

Cindy Sweeney
assistant general manager

We are always looking for energetic people who have a passion for food and the restaurant business. 

 

TERRAPIN 2.0

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.

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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!

ACCESSIBILITY

Terrapin is committed to making our products and services accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.  

To accomplish this, Terrapin will be implementing the relevant portions of the

World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA

as its web accessibility standard to the greatest extent feasible.  

Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.  

If at any time you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of

any web page on our website, please email us directly at info@terrapinvirginiabeach.com 

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

SAY HELLO

ADDRESS

3102 Holly Road

Virginia Beach, VA

23451

TELEPHONE

757- 321-6688

HOURS

Tuesday - Saturday Dinner Only

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