Hudson Valley Restaurants

Terrapin

  • 6426 Montgomery St. Map It
  • Rhinebeck
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/15/2014

Fodor's Review

This 1825 church contains two dining options: a casual bistro and a more-formal dining room. The bistro menu lists soups, stews, and a make-your-own sandwich board, as well as traditional entrées. Expect a lively crowd at the bar, especially on weekends. With white-cloth-draped tables, the main dining area is quieter. The food veers from creative to comforting. A popular starter is baby-arugula salad with goat-cheese wontons. For entrees, try the horseradish-crusted ahi tuna with miso aioli or the grilled, dry-aged T-bone served with Roquefort blue cheese butter.

Restaurant Information

Address:

6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, New York, 12572, United States

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Phone:

845-876–3330

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/15/2014

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Jan 6, 2016

A Bit Disappointing

My spouse and I dined Red Bistro at Terrapin for lunch on a Saturday afternoon in late September 2015. Terrapin itself is open only for dinner daily, while the more casual Red Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner daily. Terrapin accepts reservations via telephone or using the Open Table system, but Red Bistro does not accept reservations. Terrapin and Red Bistro are located a block from Market Street in Rhinebeck in a restored circa-1825 First

Baptist Church. Terrapin opened in 1998, and the fine-dining side occupies the more beautiful historic space, with the indoor Red space being more casual, hip, and modern-looking. Restrooms are located in the basement; however, we did not see an elevator leading down there (perhaps there is a handicap-accessible restaurant somewhere on the main level). Terrapin serves contemporary American food. We shared two of their tapas as appetizers (the duck quesadilla wedge and the brie and mango crostini) that are really meant for only one person each, and are priced accordingly at $3. (In retrospect, we should have ordered four of the tapas.) Next, we shared the soul food plate (fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese) and the crispy fish tacos. The soul platter was good, but we have had better fish tacos elsewhere. We would have liked to try two of the pasta dishes, but sadly, they are available only after 5:00 pm. Service was terribly slow; in fact, we had planned to order dessert, but it took so long for our server to come back to our table that we just requested our check and then went elsewhere to finish our meal. Red Bistro at Terrapin was a bit of a disappointment. It was lovely to sit outside on a beautiful fall day, but based on all we had heard and read, we expected much more from the food and service.

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Jan 6, 2016

A Bit Disappointing

My spouse and I dined Red Bistro at Terrapin for lunch on a Saturday afternoon in late September 2015. Terrapin itself is open only for dinner daily, while the more casual Red Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner daily. Terrapin accepts reservations via telephone or using the Open Table system, but Red Bistro does not accept reservations. Terrapin and Red Bistro are located a block from Market Street in Rhinebeck in a restored circa-1825 First

Baptist Church. Terrapin opened in 1998, and the fine-dining side occupies the more beautiful historic space, with the indoor Red space being more casual, hip, and modern-looking. Restrooms are located in the basement; however, we did not see an elevator leading down there (perhaps there is a handicap-accessible restaurant somewhere on the main level). Terrapin serves contemporary American food. We shared two of their tapas as appetizers (the duck quesadilla wedge and the brie and mango crostini) that are really meant for only one person each, and are priced accordingly at $3. (In retrospect, we should have ordered four of the tapas.) Next, we shared the soul food plate (fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese) and the crispy fish tacos. The soul platter was good, but we have had better fish tacos elsewhere. We would have liked to try two of the pasta dishes, but sadly, they are available only after 5:00 pm. Service was terribly slow; in fact, we had planned to order dessert, but it took so long for our server to come back to our table that we just requested our check and then went elsewhere to finish our meal. Red Bistro at Terrapin was a bit of a disappointment. It was lovely to sit outside on a beautiful fall day, but based on all we had heard and read, we expected much more from the food and service.

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