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6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922 (Sixth & Mission)
+1 831-624-6562
11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant but were very dissatisfied with the food. It's one of the most expensive places in Carmel and so not worth the money. We wanted to try a couple of the appetizers but had some questions (like where were they getting heirloom tomatoes and artichokes in December) before we ordered. Our waiter, who was... More 

Thank maxinelover
Southern California
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We've eaten at Grasing's before and have generally been pleased. But our most recent experience was mixed. First of all, the Maitre d and the sommelier had attitudes. Maybe because we brought a couple of wonderful wines with us rather than ordering from their wine list. Not sure, but we could have done without the annoying pretentiousness. On the other... More 

Thank Shannydog
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

My husband and I dined at Grasing's for Christmas dinner. Wonderful meal and great service. The restaurant is a small elegant restaurant. I had the pork loin and my husband had roasted turkey. Both meals were amazing! We plan to go back next time we are in Carmel.

Thank Danell P
Pleasanton, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

It's hard to put this one into words, on many levels. First, must say we have dined at Grasing's several times over the years and loved it. The atmosphere, service, food - all top notch, and it's been a Carmel institution for many years. So, when planning a Thanksgiving weekend in Carmel, we chose Grasing's for our Thanksgiving Day dinner.... More 

Thank Classics
san carlos,
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170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Planned a special evening for my husband's birthday. The hostess gets and A+ for being so nice. I had high hopes based on Many friends telling me about the restaurant. Had to send my lemon drop martini back, turns out the woman next to me had ordered one as well and hated it. My heirloom tomato salad was Incredible -... More 

Thank lindadrew13
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Charming atmosphere, sophisticated but still quaint with it's white linen table clothes and superb wine glasses to accommodate the excellent wine list and wines by the glass, too. Food is gourmet and we have frequented this restaurant every visit to Carmel and everything is always fabulous including the wait staff !

Thank Margit V
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome calamari. Really great. Had the paella and the prawns angel hair. Which were fabulous. Love it. Definitely recommended

Thank SaulGoode
Carmel, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I usually don't write bad reviews but I have to keep it real, the food was okay but nothing too special. Our server Ryan was beyond terrible. He forgot to bring our appetizer. He also brought our bill out after 15min of our entrees being on the table. I would not return.

Thank rosewilkinson88
Rochester, Michigan
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

From Michigan to Northern California, my 60th birthday celebration entailed a full 10 days of touring, wine and food. We chose Grasing's on my actual birthday. As a couple we do not shy away from spending when we travel but everything is relative to the value, Grasing's offering of wines are (in our opinion) not justifiably priced. Beyond that the... More 

Thank phil h
Carmel Valley, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Our party of eight was seated near a quiet corner as we had requested. The servers and bartender we all friendly, gracious and well trained. Our 'specialty cocktails' were to die for. Bloody Mary with a large piece of crab, celery, and olive, the blackberry pomegranate margarita, the bellini, all were delicious. The brunch menu was a nice blend of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
    (Sixth & Mission)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6562
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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