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6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922 (Sixth & Mission)
831-624-6562
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Grasing’s, located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, lies along the Pacific...
Grasing’s, located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, lies along the Pacific Coast in Central California in Monterey County. It is 120 miles south of San Francisco, 70 miles south of San Jose and 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Celebrity chef partners, Kurt Grasing and Narsai David, truly created a gem. Fancifully designed in warm hues and modern art work, Grasing’s sets the stage for entertaining that is at once festive and intimate. From friendly and professional service, an award winning wine list and seasonally inspired cocktails to the fresh and sustainable local ingredients are only a few reasons why Grasing’s still receives rave reviews from the press. Just recently, Grasing’s was awarded “Restaurant of the Year” and “Business of the Year” by the Carmel Business Association. Chef Grasing was also honored recently by the American Culinary Federation and received an award for “Chef of the Year”.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic menu!

Menu is just delectable. want to try something new, go there. it is pricey, would be nice for a special occasion. Very interesting specialty drinks at the bar. Wait staff, most often are very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Beth527
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Menu is just delectable. want to try something new, go there. it is pricey, would be nice for a special occasion. Very interesting specialty drinks at the bar. Wait staff, most often are very attentive.

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Over MLK weekend we dropped in first for a mid afternoon drink then decided to book for dinner. What a perfect chance meeting! Our meal was top rate and service and wine selection were tops too. Mostly a steak/chop house but should please just about everyone. Setting was as charming as the town itself.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Decided to try some place new for our seventh anniversary. Started out wonderful. Kevin, our server, was nice and our wine and salads came quickly and were good. Then we waited and waited and waited! Our dinners took over an hour to arrive! Kevin kept coming and apologizing. We apparently ordered the same time a 50 top did in the... More 

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Folsom, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a great time with friends with awesome service, food and spirits. Had the power go out during rain storm, waited for over an hour to have it restored and it was well worth the wait. Would recommend to all!!!

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Penn Yan, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The service was very good, without being too stuffy. The menu was comprehensive - Everything we tried was very high quality and very well prepared. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been dining here for at least 15 years. A cozy restaurant, with good food and a beautiful bar (added about 3-ish years ago.) The onion tart is a must. Occasionally, we see Kurt Grasing wandering around saying hello to diners. Also, one of the best vodka martinis I've had.

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Grasing's is hands down my favorite place to eat when I'm visiting Carmel, lunch or dinner. The service is outstanding, the food is phenomenal and the drinks are top notch. This review doesn't require a lot of detail. You need to go check it for yourself. Happy eating!

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ScenicDayHiker
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have been told that this is a locals favorite, so we stopped in for a quick cocktail and appetizer. We were very impressed with the friendliness of the bar tender and the variety of the menu. The bar tender recommended some sort of berry margarita with sparkling wine, which tasted very refreshing on a warm day. This inside of... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wine connoisseurs, foodies and romantics will be delighted to dine at Grasing's. Highest quality food preparation, presentation and service. Extensive wine list. "Coastal" continental cuisine.The dore style prepared Abalone was minimally floured and lightly pan-fried to be tender and served with tomatoes. The Sea Bass and Scallops were delicious. All the vegetables seemed to be high-quality organic -- full of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A friend who lives in Carmel recommended that our large group of adults have dinner at Grasings. Our servers were lovely and the setting is beautiful. Things were going very well until it took over an hour to receive our entrees! The servers offered no updates on our lengthy wait for food so we had a repeatedly ask when our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
    (Sixth & Mission)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-6562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Grasing’s, located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, lies along the Pacific Coast in Central California in Monterey County. It is 120 miles south of San Francisco, 70 miles south of San Jose and 350 miles north of Los Angeles. Celebrity chef partners, Kurt Grasing and Narsai David, truly created a gem. Fancifully designed in warm hues and modern art work, Grasing’s sets the stage for entertaining that is at once festive and intimate. From friendly and professional service, an award winning wine list and seasonally inspired cocktails to the fresh and sustainable local ingredients are only a few reasons why Grasing’s still receives rave reviews from the press. Just recently, Grasing’s was awarded “Restaurant of the Year” and “Business of the Year” by the Carmel Business Association. Chef Grasing was also honored recently by the American Culinary Federation and received an award for “Chef of the Year”.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?