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Grasing's

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
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  • 12
    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
Great atmosphere, equally amazing coffee/tea

I wish we were able to rate the food, but were there for a quick tea and coffee on the run. They accommodated us perfectly, seemed to be an amazing little place that would definitely warrant a reservation. Warm little cottage setting with a great selection at the bar. Going to have to come back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam R
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California
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Westlake Village, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic dinner and the waiter was very attentive.The menu is quite large, and varied. The only problem was the restrooms they lead to an alley which was pretty dark.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had first class service and superior food. Nice "single malt scotch" menu, great martini. Maybe the best veal chop I can remember, perfectly cooked. Two people had the filets; and commented they we better than high end steak houses. The warm cabbage salad was perfect. We went there for fish but were more than happy with the... More 

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Thank AwmRmm
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is expensive by our standards, but the food was delicious. I had the duck and my husband had some type of fish. They are a dog-friendly restaurant, as are many places in Carmel. They have an outdoor seating area with heat lamps. I called and asked if we could bring our dog and sit outside. The person who... More 

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Thank Janet W
Bend, Oregon
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335 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grasing's is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Carmel which attracts both locals and tourists. Think of it as steak house serving expensive cuts of meat in a modern atmosphere. But we found the menu to be filled with tired standards of 21st century American cuisine. Lobster mac and cheese, Caesar salad, lots of steak and seafood options. Everything is well-prepared... More 

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Thank DoctorM
California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish we were able to rate the food, but were there for a quick tea and coffee on the run. They accommodated us perfectly, seemed to be an amazing little place that would definitely warrant a reservation. Warm little cottage setting with a great selection at the bar. Going to have to come back to this place.

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Thank Sam R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is located got a block off the main street is Carmel. We have eaten here before but always come back for the great food and service. The menu has a good variety with some vegetarian dishes and a very extensive wine list. I ordered the short ribs (evening special) and my wife ordered the chicken. Both were delicious,... More 

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Thank jes22
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant but were very dissatisfied with the food. It's one of the most expensive places in Carmel and so not worth the money. We wanted to try a couple of the appetizers but had some questions (like where were they getting heirloom tomatoes and artichokes in December) before we ordered. Our waiter, who was... More 

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Thank maxinelover
Southern California
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've eaten at Grasing's before and have generally been pleased. But our most recent experience was mixed. First of all, the Maitre d and the sommelier had attitudes. Maybe because we brought a couple of wonderful wines with us rather than ordering from their wine list. Not sure, but we could have done without the annoying pretentiousness. On the other... More 

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Thank Shannydog
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My husband and I dined at Grasing's for Christmas dinner. Wonderful meal and great service. The restaurant is a small elegant restaurant. I had the pork loin and my husband had roasted turkey. Both meals were amazing! We plan to go back next time we are in Carmel.

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Thank Danell P
Pleasanton, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It's hard to put this one into words, on many levels. First, must say we have dined at Grasing's several times over the years and loved it. The atmosphere, service, food - all top notch, and it's been a Carmel institution for many years. So, when planning a Thanksgiving weekend in Carmel, we chose Grasing's for our Thanksgiving Day dinner.... 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

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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