First there is the ambiance. Located in the Cypress Inn which is a landmark in Carmel, Terry's extends from a cozy dark bar out onto one of the pleasant patios of the hotel. The drink menu has so many fun cocktails like Lemon Drop Martinis and a good selection of wines and beer. It also includes memorable factoids about old time stars like Dean Martin who advised folks not to drink and drive, don't even putt (gotta love that guy!).
We had a couple of the appetizers, crab cakes and a salad, which were excellent and are a good value. Next time, I'm going to order the sweet potato french fries which were served in a stylish paper cone. The dinner menu has something for everyone, from burgers to fish, and is also reasonably priced.
The service is polite and prompt and you are welcome to bring your well-behaved pooch to sit with you - in fact if you don't have a dog, you might want to borrow one. The staff sincerely loves dogs!
There is also entertainment in the formal living room of the hotel. The evening we were there, a jazz trio was playing in front of the fireplace.
We had a great time and will definately visit again.
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