The Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck is somewhat expensive (a Caesar Salad, for example, will run you $11.00) but worth the price for the quality of what you are served and the excellent service and atmosphere. Terrapin is located in a de-sanctified church and the interior of the building is quite impressive. We ate in the dining room (there are other options for seating and outdoor seating on the sidewalk in season) which was the old church sanctuary and really lovely. The wait staff is friendly and professional and incredibly efficient. The food is so good you will remember the meal long afterwards. I have often heard people complain that the vegetarian menu is lacking but I believe this depends on what one is looking for in a `vegetarian menu'. The restaurant does not cater exclusively to vegetarians and so, like any other restaurant, they have more meat dishes than strictly vegetarian ones. My daughter is a vegetarian and so is my wife and they both had excellent appetizers, salads, and entrees all of which were meat-free (example: Caesar Salad, Spring Vegetable Empanadas, Artichoke and Ricotta Ravioli). Again, it was not cheap (that one meal was $45.00 not including drinks) but it was very good. I highly recommend the Hangar Steak with mashed potatoes which has got to be one of the best things I have ever tasted in my life. They use only local ingredients and everything tastes incredibly fresh. Their beer selection is excellent and the Stella Artois on tap is magnificent. For those who like a mixed drink, I highly recommend the Manhattan shaken on the rocks. Credit Cards accepted and handicapped accessible. Reservations accepted and recommended. Terrapin gives you a complete dining experience and is definitely worth the price of the meal.
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