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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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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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
Good location and wine list

We went in here for some drinks and an appetizer, the bar and tables around the bar were all full and there was a waiting list for a table around 7pm on a Saturday night. The bartender was friendly, there is a good wine list and good bar snacks menu to select from as well as the full menu. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After a hard morning of art gallery exploration in Carmel we were starving and I use the term loosely. We stopped at Grasing's and sat in the bar lounge .The comfortable chairs & warm wood surroundings make it a casual yet upscale experience. It was pretty cold outside so we warmed up with soup, Kurt's Four-Onion Tart & Ahi Tuna... More 

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Washington DC
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went in here for some drinks and an appetizer, the bar and tables around the bar were all full and there was a waiting list for a table around 7pm on a Saturday night. The bartender was friendly, there is a good wine list and good bar snacks menu to select from as well as the full menu. We... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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192 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a busy crowded restaurant. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and the table that was available for us was poorly situated and no other was available. Hostess said come back in 15 minutes and she would have a much better table available and she did. Excellent dinners of prawns and sea bass with very good service.

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Penzance, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. The lady receptionist was a thoroughly charming lady who made us extremely welcome although our waiter was somewhat aloof. We only had the tasty soup of sausage and white beans plus other vegs and so did not not do justice to their varied and reasonably priced menu. We would definitely return.

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Grasings gave us top notch service and great food. Try their house made onion rings as a starter - OMG!!!!

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Southampton PA
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our first trip to California landed us in the fairy tale village of Carmel By the Sea. Our innkeeper recommended our first dinner should be Grasing's . After a long day's journey we unwound at the bar having drinks and sampling the appetizer menu. It was so nice that we never moved into the dinning room. Though we could see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Grasing's tonight! The men had the filet mignon and they loved it. I had the chicken and it was delicious. Nice place. We recommend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had lunch here. It is just off of Ocean street (the main thoroughfare in Carmel and across from a small public parking lot. The roast turkey sandwich made with an unusual very light bread was delicious and came with an absolutely lovely green salad that was perfectly dressed. They also had Angus steak burgers that looked impressive. The staff... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had our wedding reception/luncheon in the main dining room at Grasing's and it was spectacular. The staff was all incredibly helpful, both in the planning stages and on the day of the event. The professionalism of the staff was wonderful - from remembering who was drinking which wine to happily accommodating a special meal request from the one child... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've usually sat in the bar and enjoyed Grasings Bar Menu (a good deall - the sirloin tacos are to die for and the bartenders very attentive and fun). Instead this time opted for dinner in the dining room. The hostess immediately observed many of us were wearing lint-magnet black pants and gave us black napkins (instead of the standard... More 

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Additional Information about Grasing's

Address: 6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
Phone Number: 831-624-6562
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 to $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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