Nestled in the heart of California’s seaside village of Carmel, where Mayor Clint Eastwood once was responsible for keeping the peace, is an historic inn with a must-visit restaurant.
The Cypress Inn, combining Mediterranean grace with warm hospitality, has been welcoming guests since 1929. There, Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge offers true local flavor—in more ways than just on the plates.
For years, Terry’s has been a gathering place for Carmel-by-the-Sea residents, many of whom bring along their four-legged family members. They mingle effortlessly with the inn’s guests, and four nights per week enjoy great music by local musicians in the “living room.”
But Terry’s isn’t just about ambience. It’s also about great food, creative cocktails and a wine list that’s heavy on Monterey County bottlings.
Among the culinary treats one can enjoy are clams sautéed with shallots, parsley, leeks and garlic butter, and served with garlic fries…Monterey sand dabs, lightly breaded and grilled, and served with Tarragon sauce, fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables…lamb lollipops, pan-seared with mint-pistachio pesto and served with sweet potato fries…and the out-of-this-world mango crab salad with red bell pepper, basil, mint saffron, aioli and a rice vinaigrette dressing.
The restaurant serves all day, beginning with a complimentary breakfast for guests of the inn.
For further information, visit: www.cypress-inn.com.