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“Monterey SAND DABS....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grill On Ocean Avenue

Grill On Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue, Between Dolores & Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831 624 2569
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Ranked #33 of 127 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Monterey SAND DABS....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is always good. We usually dine here when we are in Carmel. Our favorite is the sand dabs, always good and fresh and prepared well. Soups and salads are always good. I have never been disappointed here. We try new things but always come back to the sand dabs! Desserts are always delectable and they have an excellent wine list. I highly recommend the Grill....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely setting, just off ocean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stopped here for a light lunch as we visited nearby galleries. My grilled chicken salad was good, the bread was warm and crusty, and the fireside table even nicer.

Visited August 2013
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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We called in here because the well reviewed Cantinetta Luca was full.

In the event we enjoyed more that Cantinetta Luca the next evening. Like all restaurants in Carmel it isn't cheap, but we generally enjoyed what we ate, though our son thought the orange sauce on his duck ravioli was overpowering.

You could do far worse in Carmel!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Carmel restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This was a great find, and we specifically went looking for it after not having a chance four years ago to fit it in our schedule. Hands down, our best meal in Carmel ever! We had the filet and also the Chef's seafood special. The filet was cooked perfectly and truly melted in my mouth. Hubby's linguini with salmon, shrimp, clams, etc all in a garlic butter sauce was delicious. He asked for it to be made without peppers and they easily accommodated him as "each order is cooked to order". Service was excellent, a lot of support wait staff. Dessert was worth the extra mile we need to walk tomorrow, both the Creme brûlée and chocolate mousse cake lived up to their billing. Note- they have a five course early bird special ( have to be there by six ) that our neighbors had and it loomed fantastic!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
2 reviews
“In addition, great regional wine selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a very good dinner, with fine food (steacks are real good, sworfish OK although potato mash a bit salty and fish sauce a bit too much contrasted in the sweet & sour perspective) . Besides, a very animated place where to be

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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