We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely indoor or outdoor setting above average food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grasing's

Reserve with OpenTable
Grasing's is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #14 of 155 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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”.
Incline Village, Nevada
Level Contributor
125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely indoor or outdoor setting above average food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sat outside with our dog and had a very nice meal, with great service and good food. The menu was lovely with many choices; a large wine list--we brought our own ($25 corkage). Split the ceasar salad. My wife had steel head salmon and I had steak...mine was excellent, hers kind of dry and not much flavor. We felt the prices were a little high for the quality of food; however, the setting and service were excellent. We'd go back and just make sure about what we ordered. Outside had space heaters and the women can borrow a little wrap if it gets cool.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
Thank tahoeed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

534 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
atlanta, ga
Level Contributor
55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had dinner at the bar on a recent trip. Food was good. I had the steak sandwich and my husband had the filet. He thought the filet was outstanding, but was not thrilled with the lobster mac and cheese. Bartender, Ira, was personable and we had a nice time. Prices were a little steep; but this is Carmel. As I said, an average meal, but not memorable.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank jfitzp1741
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Overbearing service although meant well.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was a bit intense with the waiting staff too involved too much of the time. I'm sure this is well meant but there should be a degree of reading the customer. Food quite old fashioned and heavy.

Visited May 2014
Thank Guliver101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went there without having a reservation after a let-down at Cantinetta Luca.
The host at Grasing was extremely friendly and helpfull and found us a nice table.
We had the charcuterie plate to start with and it was a visiual and savoury pleasure.
The Cod was excellent, nicely presented and not killed by too much sauce and too many other stuff on the plate as most american restaurants do.
Service was attentive and unobtrusive.
The prices are commensurate with the food, the service and surroundings.
Our dinner was an all around pleasure. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
Thank Samuel80337
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Some of the Best in Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Grasing's prides itself as the best restaurant in Carmel. I don't know if that is true but it certainly is a very good restaurant. Our waiter suggested a moderate priced local wine that was enjoyable. The wine prices varied but leaned to the high side. Desserts sounded and looked delicious. I would definitely return here on my next trip to Carmel.

Visited June 2014
Thank pasadenajim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Grasing's also viewed

Carmel, Monterey County
Carmel, Monterey County
Carmel, Monterey County
Carmel, Monterey County

Been to Grasing's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing