Reviews 2018-03-25T02:41:18+00:00

Reviews

We appreciate the kind words expressed by those who have come to Terry’s Restaurant + Lounge to enjoy fine wine, live music, great food! Some of our favorites … below.

This is a place of classic Carmel charm for both locals and visitors. The Lounge is replete with posters of Doris, old Doris Day movies, and, of course, real dogs in all sizes. The bartenders are craftsmen of their art. The food is delicious, especially the Doris Day chicken salad. Whether you choose indoors or out, there is always something or someone to see.

– Carmel by the Sea, CA 5-16

Almost don’t want to advertise, but John behind the bar deserves a gold medal. Exceptional service and palate. Order one you know and put yourself in his hands for the 2nd round.

– Santa Clara, CA 4-16

My husband & I had such a wonderful time at Terry’s Lounge over the weekend. We went there Saturday & Sunday nights. Great drinks & really cool bar menu.
Saturday night we were served by a gentleman with an English accent. He was such a nice guy & a pleasant conversationalist. Sunday, Jon was our guy & he was great! Can’t wait to go back.

– Hercules, CA 3-16

Stopped over for a quick pre-dinner drink. Had delicious glass of wine and perfectly sized and wonderfully tasting hummus plate. I loved all the dogs … had a great waitress too!!! I will def swing back through when I can.

– Columbus, OH 2-16

How fantastic that you can bring your dog inside the Cypress Inn and sit with them in the bar/lounge area. The lounge has great atmosphere along with a TV. Service was great even on a busy weekend during the peak tourist season. There is a lounge with live performances and a lovely outdoor patio. I just wish they had a better wine selection that was less focused on wines from the Monterey area, but I appreciate their trying to keep things local.

– Mill Valley, CA 1-16

We came here mainly because our daughter is an enormous fan of Doris Day. The reviews, especially on other sites, had supported the idea of eating here. We arrived around 5:15 on a Monday, chose to eat in the dog-free bar area.
The atmosphere was lovely, subdued lighting, linens, bubbly or flat water was offered.
David was our awesome server. We ordered the Cypress burger with garlic fries, and the short ribs along with a zombie.
Well, let me begin by saying the burger was delicious, fries were about as perfectly fried as possible, a nice crunch, but not burnt, wow! The garlic was off of the charts marvelous! If we had come and both gotten burgers, we would have left a 5 star review, and left perfectly happy, full and feeling like we had gotten a great meal.

– Newman, CA 1-16

What a charming place! We were looking for a restaurant where we could bring our dog and not have to settle for subpar food. We were seated on the patio which was delightful. Beautiful plants, fireplace, white tablecloths. Our waiter was friendly, patient, and professional. The food was delicious. We ordered appetizers from the bar menu which we enjoyed immensely. Artichokes, short rib sliders, lamb meatballs. Had the
Filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. The prices were downright reasonable which is not usually the case in Carmel. And everyone eating on the patio was a dog lover! Old and young, everyone seemed to be chatting with one another and petting each other’s dogs. It was a really enjoyable evening. I highly recommend Terry’s!!

– San Francisco, CA 12-15

Love this lounge!!

We came in after walking downtown Carmel and spotting all of the wonderful dogs. I have a love for all things Doris Day, so the decor with all her movie posters, the charm of the hotel, and the 4 legged friends running around was really so fun to hang out in.

We had a great time at the bar, eating sweet potato fries and drinking old fashion’s. Jon our bartender took good care of us.

Can’t wait to be back, hopefully next time to stay in the hotel.

– Los Gatos, CA 11-15

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About Cypress Inn … Carmel-by-the-Sea

Terry's Lounge is located inside of Carmel's iconic Cypress Inn.

Cypress Inn has been Carmel-by-the-Sea’s landmark boutique hotel since 1929 and combines Mediterranean grace with warm hospitality.

Discover the allure of old world hospitality masterfully blended with modern comforts, nestled in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel, California.

Cypress Inn is a pioneer in pet friendly and welcomes pets of all shapes and sizes. We firmly believe that pets are an integral part of the family and they are welcome to join their humans throughout the majority of our hotel during their stay.

Terry’s Lounge serves lunch and dinner each evening, and boasts a creative all-day bar menu as well. Terry’s attracts a colorful combination of locals, guests and canines. Our menu draws on the bounty of fresh local produce found here in the Salinas Valley, with flavorful hints of the Mediterranean and Morocco. Terry’s provides a perfect gathering place to enjoy small plates as well as full entrees in an intimate surrounding, with attentive service, classic cocktails and a great selection of wines.

Cypress Inn is committed to daily business practices that are gentle to the environment, including an extensive recycle program. We purchase locally and organically whenever possible and we seek to partner with businesses that share our environmental awareness.

Cypress Inn’s co-owners Doris Day and Dennis LeVett deliver a unique experience in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of the classic elegance of yesteryear sure to lure you back again and again.