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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
Underwhelmed

We had a pleasant afternoon glass of wine here, so made a dinner reservation. Food was mediocre and the server was really arrogant. Would not dine there again.

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Elizabeth O
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a pleasant afternoon glass of wine here, so made a dinner reservation. Food was mediocre and the server was really arrogant. Would not dine there again.

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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A nearby gallery owner pointed us to this charming establishment for a recent lunch and we were not disappointed. Taking seats at the bar (a wonderful way to meet and mingle with customers and staff alike) we were welcomed by the friendly barkeep and soon were on our way to enjoying some of the best crab cakes in recent memory.... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant by accident while walking in Carmel. There was a very lively bar with a seperate dining room attached. We sat in the bar and talked to another couple who were also waiting for a table in the restaurant. When a table became available we decided we were having fun in the bar so we decided... More 

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Carmel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We start our Friday or Saturday night here because of the friendliness of staff, unique drink menu and the best martini around. Ira will shake and stir a round of cocktails that will leave a flavor in your palate that is unmatched. The bar menu is fantastic, especially the IRA burger or Kobe burger Definitely the best between Carmel and... More 

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San Jose, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great place for an elegant dinner. We dined here twice recently and both times had outstanding food and top-shelf service. The dining room is cozy, i.e. tight quarters, like most restaurants in Carmel-By-The-Sea. They also have a back patio with heaters that is dog-friendly, and even in November it was warm enough to enjoy our meal. We loved the... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A friend and I decided to dine at Grasing's after we had each been consistently referred to this restaurant. The ambience was great: not too stuffy, lively (but not noisy), great decor and a nice music selection. We were instantly greeted by the friendly hostess, manager AND owner/head chef. We sat at a pretty intimate window table, a little romantic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was by far one of my favorite meals. The restaurant is small but quaint. The bar area is nice. Great wine selection. I had dinner with my hubby hear and 2 months later came with a corporate group of 26 - both times service was fabulous! Highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you find yourself in Carmel Ca.,for any reason, I recommend that you have a meal at Grasing's. It is a little pricey, it's Carmel after all. The food is excellent and the service was, too. I had the venison oso buco and my wife had the filet. Both were cooked perfectly. Their wine list is also outstanding.

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Sheffield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a good meal in June when visiting from the UK but yesterday's experience 6 months later was a big disappointment. The grilled artichoke starter consisted of a dried up half an artichoke and a tiny amount of crab salad. The abalone was better although the portion was small. The seared tuna lacked taste and although the veal chop... More 

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Concord, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were able to make a reservation here on a Saturday night for our anniversary dinner. We were seated promptly. The decor of the restaurant is inviting. The wine menu is extensive and reasonably priced. It includes local wines as well as other California and foreign wine. The menu has a wide variety. Our dinners were wonderful as well as... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?