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6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
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Ranked #16 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sixth & Mission
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”.
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82% Recommend
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

On our recent visit to Carmel we made reservations at Grasing's. My wife had the bone-in filet, our friends had the Ribeye and Filet ...and I had the veal chop. All the food was amazing, flavorful, tender and perfectly prepared. Although many of their wines are very highly priced we found an excellent Cab for under $100. The service was... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was walking round Carmel with a friend and we asked a few people where to have a light interesting lunch , this was suggested by about three individual people so we thought we would try it . Service was good friendly but not great a bit slow but it was a busy week . On balance I would say... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Went to Carmel again this year, and, of course, had to go to Grasing's - we think it's the best restaurant in Carmel. Also, the day we arrived (which was late in the afternoon) we decided to go to their bar before checking into our room and were so glad we did. Gina's cocktails and hospitality were outstanding, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

During the Monterey Car Show, dining options were at a premium. We waited and were shown great courtesy. Our choices, from the bar menu were varied: mussels, crab cakes, and two orders of British-style fish and chips. All were outstanding in every respect. It was well worth the wait.

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Reston, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Arrive with children even with a reservation and you are seated at a table in the middle of a busy room, with a lot of foot traffic, while a 4 top by the window sits empty all night. So if you can get over the fact that you are treated a bit like a second class citizen when you come... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My dad and I had a wonderful lunch here during car week! We shared the Blue Crab “Risotto”, Garden Salad & Chicken Club with potato salad. The risotto was amazing! The chicken club was delicious and the salad was very fresh! Wonder linch spot!!!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hotel was recommended by our hotel, Tradewinds. It was superb. Food, Service, Ambience - everything. A very enjoyable and memorable evening.

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Duffield, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stopped here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was attentive but discrete, the food was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is cool, calm and restorative on a hot day of walking around Carmel. Just lovely.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate lunch outdoors at Grasing's on their outdoor patio. They serve very fresh food and fressh baked bread. This as an excellent place for lunch and is reasonably priced. My bowl of clam chowder was delicious and service was excellent. The staff was respectful to us even though we were dressed a little too grubby for such a nice... More

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San Rafael, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had dinner here for an anniversary, which I had mentioned when making the reservation. When we were shown to our table there were little stars and hearts sprinkled on the cloth at our table, which was a sweet touch. The dining room is lovely and they have a full bar. The food here is very good. My husband had... More

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