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About Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill
Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill presents an American Grill House menu combining the freshest product from Virginia’s best artisans. Our Award Winning Culinary team expertly creates dishes inspired by the culinary heritage of Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard. Special events include and all you can eat Sunday Brunch buffet, an all you can eat Pasta Night buffet (every Tuesday), and an all you can eat Seafood Night (every Thursday). Specialty dinner items include our signature 10oz. Founders Cut Delmonico, Filet Mignon, Crab Cakes, and Oysters Rockefeller.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient and complimentary parking
Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us on New Year's Eve for an amazing 3-course dinner! Please call the Swan Terrace at (757)366.5777 to make reservations.
During special holiday events such as Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the award winning team of chefs at Founders Inn, led by Executive Chef Michael Bergen, create magnificent feasts to include premium dairy products, the freshest seafood, aged prime rib, locally grown fruits and vegetables and tempting treats for dessert all prepared to perfection.
Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill Ratings and Reviews
We went to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. The description on Open Table made it sound awesome. But it couldn't have been further from the truth! The description indicated that on Thursday nights there was a seafood buffet. We wanted seafood but not necessarily a buffet. We thought we'd look at it and if we weren't interested we would just order off the menu. It also said the dress code was smart casual. I put on a summer dress, my husband a button down shirt and dress pants. We show up to a musty smelling place where everybody is wearing shorts and shirts. Then they tell us there's a burger bar buffet that also includes chicken and steak kabobs, salad bar and desserts. As we walk across the room, the carpet is so old and dirty that my sandals kept sticking to it! The hardwood floor was no better! And the table was gross and sticky! We were then told that we couldn't order from the menu, we could only do the buffet. We really should have left, it was awful! I'm not sure why it has 4.5 stars in the reviews. Even if the food was good, which it wasn't (tough steak, under cooked chicken, canned pork and beans), the place was grossly filthy!!! I will never set foot in that place again! Open Table you need to re-evaluate the description!
I come here for brunch often on special occasions.. However, when i came yestersay, i mentioned on phone that it was my anniversary and they agreed to give a "happy anniversary" dessert , but they forgot. I did not mention it to the waiter, because i thought he would bring it with thw check but never did. So i left disappointed .
Amazing! I brought my family for Sunday brunch. Everything was so delicious. They made omelettes, there was waffles, pancakes, potatoes, chicken, fruit, desserts, you name it, they had it. Emily was our server and she is WONDERFUL! Everyone was so attentive and pleasant. We cannot wait to go back!
Wound up going for dinner instead of lunch. Buffet style
Dinner not as mentioned on open table. Very disappointed. Chicken very dry. Pasta station was good. Salad bar very basic and limited. Salmon honey also very dry and looked like it had been out for awhile. Restaurant was cold and a little too bright for a nice quiet dinner. Not very impressed and misled by previous reviews by people who obviously don't dine out too often.
We were extremely disappointed as nowhere in the paperwork when I made the reservation did it state that dinner was Buffet. We arrived at 7:45 so I suspect the food had been on the Buffet for a while.They ran out of Prime rib and the replacement piece was overcooked -could have past for Pot Roast. We had family in for dinner & they were disappointed & we were embarrassed as both were expecting a sit down meal
We told the server we were going to a symphony performance after dinner. We allowed 2 hours for the meal. Our appetizers took 55 minutes (soup and oysters) and the soup was barely warm. The entree came out soon after and everthing was good, but aftet waiting so long for the appetizers, we were rushed to finish our meal and get to the performance. The restaurant was not crowded at all. Overall, not a good experience
You are never disappointed at Swan Terrace with good food, great music and lovely people to take care of you. The buffet is delicious and varied; fruit very sweet and good; meats cooked to perfection and the atmosphere is the best. Highly recommend for any occasion.
We were pleased overall with our dining experience. We were celebrating an early Christmas Holiday get together. The only disappointment was the selection of desserts. This hasn't ever been a problem in years past. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our outing.
Our waiter Tony was exceptional. He was extremely polite and attentive. Even though our reserved table place in the middle of a birthday party with toddlers running around and people having loud conversation leaning and on our table to snap pictures - Tony made sure that we were well taken care of.
I enjoy the Founders in for Brunch....the business meeting was a success, I am looking forward to my annual company Christmas party on December 3rd..
It was very quiet, our server was courteous, knowledgeable and checked on us regularly but not obtrusively. The food was great, clearly fresh vegies. It was a birthday celebration and there was a complimentary one to two serving coconut cake, very fresh and light.
Sunday brunch should have been perfect on this visit, however, our assigned waitress just visited us, twice-Coffee, drinks delivery. During the duration of our stay, several dining staff pickup our used dishes. We have to locate the where about of our assigned waitress, because of the bills.
Assigned waiter/waitress should not be reassigned, without replacement to take care of the dinning customers.
We enjoy Swan Terrace several times during the year for dinner with special friends. We particularly enjoy the pasta Tuesdays...glad they have resumed. The chefs are friendly and patient with the decision making process and are excellent at their profession.
Excellent food, ambience not as special as the food and prices, however. Great customer service. Noise level from groups of patrons took away from the specialness of our 25th Anniversary dinner.
If they could update the dining room to more spread out tables, that would be nice.
Overall, its a great restaurant!
Service was attentive without being overpowering. One would never guess that there were three weddings going on on site while we ate.Our waiter got our bills out to us in plenty of time to make it to a play across campus. Everyone's dish was exactly as they had ordered and no one was disappointed. Wish I'd had room for it, dessert looked amazing.
We've been to this restaurant last Sunday for the first time, we wanted to taste the buffet. It was a very successful experience. The staff was professional and took care of everything. There is a broad range of dishes proposed like seafood, cold fishes, well prepared fishes and meats, plenty of desserts and you can also taste the delicious breakfast. The supervisor paid attention to my birthday and offered a dedicated dessert to celebrate. The setting is also very pleasant. We'll come back there very soon with our friends.
I wanted to take a girl friend to a relaxing luncheon. She has have a lot going on. Since I had been here a couple of times and really enjoyed the surrounding and the beauty and the relaxing setting I decided to treat her. This was her first time and she truly enjoyed it. The food, services, were all ratings A.
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