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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
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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Reston, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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San Francisco, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I were seated inside the lovely dining room. It was too chilly to sit outside but will plan an alfresco lunch there in the near future. The entire staff were well trained. Service was balanced; attentive/anticipatory and courteous. Our server,Paula, displayed passion for her career which enhanced her service breadth. Nice wine list. Fresh salad, decadent delicious... More

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Princeton, NJ
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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The place is beautiful and there was a friendly crowd at the bar. They have both a regular and a bar menu. The beet salad could have used a few more beets. It was mostly a sort of goat cheese purée. The mussels were not the best and were drowning in a very heavy cream sauce. Go for a drink... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We arrived without a reservation and got a great table on the patio out back. The food was classic with local ingredients. As a vegetarian, I was limited to one entree - the lasagna - but it was delicious. Light and full of local veggies. My husband had the paella, which I was told was also delicious. Great wine, tasty... More

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Grasings has become our "go to" Carmel restaurant. Food is well prepared, well presented and the service impeccable. We love to dine outside on the patio but they have a nice inside dining area and bar. We will go back again.

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