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“The best steak in Carmel”
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Ranked #14 of 159 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sixth & Mission
Description: As a restaurant with an impressive contemporary menu, Grasing’s offers the finest coastal cuisine paired with a ‘Wine Spectator’ awarding winning wine list featuring the best California wines. For a true Carmel experience, enjoy dinner on the pet-friendly patio. In March of 1998 Kurt opened the door to his namesake restaurant: Grasing’s. In an impressive first year it received enthusiastic reviews and was voted Best New Restaurant and Best Chef by the readers of Adventures in Dining Magazine. Grasings has been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine’s Best of the Year issue in 2004, and was awarded Carmel Business Association’s Business of the Year award that same year. Carmel Magazine proclaimed Grasing’s the Critic’s Choice. Grasing’s was awarded Carmel Business Association’s Restaurant of the Year as well as a Celebrated Chef of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation – Monterey Chapter, in 2007. In 2013 Grasing’s was voted Best Restaurant in Carmel by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly. Carmel Pine Cone Readers Poll named Grasing’s the Best Restaurant for a Steak in 2014 and 2015. Open Table diners conferred a 2015 Diner’s Choice Award on Grasing’s and Trip Advisor has given Grasing’s a Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016. 2016 also brought Grasing’s a win for the Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion in 2016 from the Carmel Pine Cone Readers Poll. In 2010, Kurt revamped Grasing’s by constructing a new bar and lounge along with completing a restaurant make-over. The warm hues and contemporary decor in the restaurant and bar gives Grasing’s an even more inviting atmosphere, giving it a new look with the same great food and first-rate service to which guests are accustomed.
Dallas, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The best steak in Carmel”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We just returned from Carmel where we celebrated my birthday at Grasing's. The food was awesome. I had their special Bone in Filet and it was perfect. Cooked to perfection and very delicious. The staff was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.
It was my first time dining here and we will be back. The Caramel Sundae was really good also.

Visited July 2013
Thank Zybach
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Walking around reading menu's and this place had a sign in the window for "best of Monterey peninsula" so we had to give it a try. It was booked for the evening but we found a table in the bar. Food was DELICIOUS!! Service was great too. Even though most people were very nicely dressed we were still treated well in our hoodies and tennis shoes!!!! Will be going back to try the lunch menu. I recommend reservations!

  • Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food - Great service!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The hostess came to chat as we were reading the menu outside. The menu looked delicious if a little pricey, but we decided to try it hoping the quality of service inside was a reflection of this friendly and helpful hostess. It was! The ambience is warm and classy without being stuffy. The food was great, but the service is what really stood out - professional, knowledgeable, timely and with a smile. I highly recommend Grasing's, especially for couples.

  • Visited July 2013
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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We only stopped in for a glass of wine. We ordered the truffle cheddar popcorn. It was so delicious I ate the whole bowl myself. Everyone was so nice I'd like to go there sometime and actually dine.

  • Visited July 2013
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Carmichael, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Carmel!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Carmel has a lot of good-to-excellent restaurants. Haven't tried them all but this was the best of all that I have tried over the years. Lots of exotic entrees as well as the traditional. Appetizers: figs w/bacon,cheese & smoked salmon; abalone w/salad and heirloom tomatoes. Lots of fish options as well as many steak variations. Service outstanding! Save for a special occasion....It's pricey, but worth it!

Visited July 2013
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