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Grasing's

4.6
4.6
2454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

DINING UPDATE: Please call restaurant if desired reservation is not available online.
Grasing's is open for indoor dining and limited outdoor dining (weather permitting). Please note if stairs are an issue for any guest. Please continue to visit our website a https://grasings.com for menu updates, holiday offerings and special events.

Grasing’s, located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, lies along the Pacific Coast in Central California in Monterey County. Celebrity chef partners, Kurt Grasing, Cal Stamenov and Narsai David, truly created a gem. From friendly and professional service, an award winning wine list and seasonally inspired cocktails to the fresh and sustainable local ingredients.

Please contact the restaurant to request dog friendly patio seating.

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Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-6562

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cal Stamenov

  • Catering

    We believe that a passion for food is at the base of every event. Accomplished and inventive, Chef Grasing continually rises above the expectations of each client&#39;s palette with menus that present engaging flavors in an artful presentation. <br /><br />We pay attention to details. We know the success of your event depends on it. We attend to those details in order to achieve our goal of providing you with the perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrations at Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine dazzle the senses. With our enchanting location, rooftop patio and two separate dining rooms, Grasing’s will make your event truly memorable -- be it a corporate function, garden party, bridal shower or wedding reception. We will work closely with you to prepare a menu that is both exciting and satisfying. Starting with our seasonal Contemporary California cuisine, we can help develop a menu catered to your individual taste. We’ll also help you select wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverage selections that nicely compliment your menu. We will be happy to assist you with all of your meeting and party-planning needs. Create your own fantasy, and let Grasing’s events expert take care of every detail. Planning a holiday event? Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Kuhn: (831) 624-6562

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Cross street

    Sixth & Mission

  • Parking details

    Most street parking in Carmel is 2 hours until 6:00pm, everyday.***Please note timed street parking is not currently be enforced.***

  • Public transit

    MST Bus Stop adjacent

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,454 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Monterey / Carmel

    Special Occasion

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary and had never been here before. From the minute we walked in everyone was friendly. The hostess was very happy and gave us a great table. The waiter was very nice and gave us wonderful, friendly service. I had the Chicken Tandoori and my husband the prime rib. Everything was delicious. Can’t say enough about it. We were happy to celebrate there and will definitely come back on our next visit to Carmel!

  2. AJ

    AprilJ

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner with friends. Grasing’s is always on our list when visiting Carmel. Mike was our waiter, he went above and beyond to make our dinner memorable. Food was delicious!

  3. KM

    KathleenM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Luncheon - Mussels were exceptional .. Will definitely return for dinner next time !!

  4. LS

    LeslieS

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our Anniversary, and Grasings was more than gracious. Special confetti, complimentary dessert, and our waiter made our evening perfect! Thank you all.

  5. F

    Foodie

    Nashville

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and meal. We had a wonderful experience!

  6. MM

    MarkyMark

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    My Wife’s Birthday

  7. CS

    ChristopherS

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've eaten there a number of times and are never disappointed. Great food, attentive service and a great wine list.

  8. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Charged for tap water ! $9.50 Bread $9.50 crazy

  9. OD

    OzzyD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Stopped here for early dinner. It was a classy and classic restaurant. Old school dishes but tasty. I got the short ribs and scallop special. I actually loved their mulled mezcal drink. That made the dinner better. Food not so much...

  10. JV

    JessicaV

    Tahoe

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at Grasing's, and would certainly return. Highlights included the foie parfait and steak tartare, and an absolutely delicious glass of cab franc. In the future we would focus on appetizers and drinks, as our entree, while absolutely fine, was not the star of the show. Service was friendly and the ambience is all class, with that Carmel charm that we keep coming back for. Worth a stop and a great spot for a special occasion.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    Food was not good at all.

  12. S

    Sequoia

    Chicago

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food in Carmel. Partially a steak house but full menu. Perfect pate first course. Very good short ribs. Wonderful lemon tart. Big time wine list.

  13. EB

    EasterBrunch

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    My fave place but Memorial Day was different. The food and service lacked!

  14. CH

    ClaireH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service!

  15. B

    Barbs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    The best part of our experience was with the busser, waiter in training. His service was outstanding, very attentive, and a personable personality. The food was flat. Our server dull and inattentive, meaning our food did not come the way it was ordered. I do not recommend this restaurant, it's a tourist trap.

  16. DG

    DarlaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect!! Food and service both were wonderful!! It is our favorite restaurant in Carmel!

  17. P

    Pippa

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and people make this place, SPECIAL! I've been to Carmel many a time and this will now be a staple for us, moving forward! I don't use that word special often, though Grasings is def on the top ten list! They do whatever they can to make your time there memorable and pleasant! Hats off to all the crew who do that collaboratively. Not only did they treat me and hubby well, they do that for our fur children too. When you treat my fur baby like royalty, you have WON in my book!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible good and incredible wine list.. Definitely will be back.

  19. SJ

    SaraJane

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Alaskan Halibut special on a bed of Risotto with lobster! Excellent! My husband got the warm spinach salad and I got the iceberg wedge salad…. It was so good! We celebrated our 30th anniversary…. Great memorable choice👍

  20. JR

    JfromR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    This was supposed to be a special dinner for my husband's birthday. There were 7 of us. I searched all the restaurants in the area to find PRIME beef and Grasing's is one of a few in Carmel area. Here were the issues: 1. Two ribeye dinners were ordered and one Filet Mignon (this was fine). One of the ribeyes was full of gristle and had to be returned to the kitchen. The other was cooked correctly (med-rare) but, was not very thick and had no marbling. The mac and cheese tasted like from a box and the mushrooms were tasteless. 2. The Shortribs and Pastry came with no pastry. We had to ask for the "pastry" and received a very hard, crumbly biscuit. 3. The Wedge salads were horrible. Waste of $27 for 3 orders. No dressing, bits of blue cheese, a crumb or two of bacon. 4. Our server was personable but, kept forgetting extra napkins after some water spilled and forgot one order of the Wedge salad. The bus person was slow at removing items. I will not waste just under $1,000 again at this place. Oh, 5: the Manhattan was very small.

  21. R

    Roland

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Nice spot. Extensive wine list. Good food. Perhaps a 6.5 to 7.0 on a 10 scale. Very Good salads!!Sole entree was maybe a 5. Bland. Swordfish was 6.8 and was served only warm while the Sole was hot!? Prices are upper scale for Carmel but we expected as much going in, but the food quality and service brought down the value for the money big time. We sat on the outdoor patio w 5 tables only, yet the service, while certainly friendly, was exceptionally slow. Our waiter even warned us he was waiting tables both inside and outside. Still the waiting for us and other tables around us was not acceptable. I’m guessing they are understaffed! All in all, we made the best of it. The Flying Fish Grill is still our Carmel favorite.

  22. MD

    MaryD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fish was delicious!

  23. AC

    AuntCC

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We shared several appetizers and the warm spinach salad. All were excellent. Unfortunately, abalone has almost priced itself out of my wallet for the amount you get. Our server was delightful. The only thing that made me a bit uncomfortable was the tables were too close together during these times.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Blast from the past but not in a good way. The place is stuffy and needs an update- drapes are faded and it felt run down. The menu was nothing special or interesting- but what killed the deal for us was the inflexibility. They had no dairy free options for a latte and could not make an avocado toast without dairy. Opted for a classic breakfast and the poached eggs were overcooked. This is seriously what my grandparents had for brunch 40 years ago. Maybe this place works for those who want to go down memory lane and have no food allergies, but it really did not work for us.

  25. JT

    JThompson

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Grasing's is one of the nicest restaurants in Carmel. The food is wonderful and the service and ambiance is top notch.

  26. HS

    HalS

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mike was our server for Mothers Day evening. He is spectacular in his craft. Food was amazing. Well worth your time and money.

  27. j

    jade

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was delicious and meats well prepared to match each diner’s cooking preference. We ate outside by choice at 1 pm. Service was painfully slow, most likely because the server was working tables inside, as well he seemed newer. In terms of bussing service, water was never refilled, iced tea once, and no add’l refreshments were offered. This is a local’s favorite and usually outstanding restaurant.

  28. GS

    GreggS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was outstanding and beautiful. The waiter was also first class and very pleasant. We were put off by the hostess whose behavior could be compared to nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cockcoos Nest. She made us so overwhelmed with anxiety we almost left the restaurant after going through her seating death march. Other than she we felt the restaurant was wonderful.

  29. u

    unknowneater

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really exceptional food. The service was as good as it gets. Great wine list. Wonderful menu. The service was very very attentive without being intrusive. This restaurant is hitting it on all cylinders. Don’t miss it.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food and service, great wine.

  31. A

    Austinrdr

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a quaint restaurant nestled into the downtown area of Carmel. The food was delicious, every bite. The tables are fairly close together but the diners were all polite with the volume of their conversations. We celebrated my birthday and they sprinkled confetti on the table to make it festive. It’s a great place for a romantic dinner for two, a celebration or dinner with friends. I highly recommend it.

  32. MD

    MarinDiner2020

    San Francisco

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Nice salad, beautifully prepared fish and veggies. The only disappointment was the way the server stood over me as I was paying the bill. He was looking over my shoulder showing me how to leave a tip. I am perfectly capable of doing that without being micromanaged.

  33. KM

    KennethM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and where told it would be a wait. Others came in and where sat immediately. The manger walked by us several times and obviously ignored us. We where offered drinks while we waited which we assumed would be comp’d. They charged us for the drinks. We where sat 30 minutes late. It then took 5 minutes for our waiter to come to the table. The food was average at best. Our experience could have been made better by a simple apology and possibly comping our drinks but instead we felt ignored. We spent over $300 in food and beverages and tried to make the best of it. We will not return. The waiters seemed confused and stressed out.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A nice dining experience, food was excellent., service was super too.

  35. J

    Jazzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The sides for for my husbands beef meals were very flavorful- brussel sprouts and mushrooms had lots of substance. I loved my 3 course farmers market dish. Would return for a romantic dinner w husband. This restraunt was the busiest place in Carmel by the sea

  36. k

    kareno

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Made a reservation on open table for 515 for an outside table. They booked us for an inside table. When we showed up with two large dogs, they were able to accommodate us with one of three outside tables. On the plus side, they had a station where you could choose a padded dog bed for your pooch to lie. Also available were large paper bowls and water for your pooch. They also had an extensive dog menu of which you could order. Other positives were the quality of the meat and their exceptionally extensive wine list. The cons: took 15 minutes to be greeted and served water. My filet was under cooked when I requested medium. My husbands double cut pork chop was overdone. Service got better as we were mid way through the meal. For a $250 bill I expected more.

  37. AG

    AmyG

    Sacramento

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service! This was our 2nd time we were able to celebrate an anniversary with them. the card is always sweet

  38. J

    Jessica

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking for gracious fine dining, this is the place. The short ribs were among the best we've tried - incredibly tender and flavorful, with two nice sides. The wine list is extraordinary, although plan to spend a bit on a bottle. (There are value bottles there too.) I had the prix fixe, which this evening was vegetarian, with chilled asparagus soup, homemade ravioli with goat cheese and wonderful vegetable topping with mushrooms, etc., and a lovely lemon cheesecake. Do order their side of bread too, which is delicious.

  39. CD

    ColeenD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a lovely place for a quiet, relaxing and delicious meal in a classic environment. I had lunch today. The menu is small, but enough choices to make everyone happy. The corn chowder was absolutely divine. Terrific wine selection. Attentive but not intrusive service. Perfect place to treat yourself.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely, delicious meal. Expensive. Only issue: charging $9/bottle for tap water really isn't right.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grasing's using the Order Online button. Grasing's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-6562.

Grasing's is rated 4.6 stars by 2454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Grasing's

NW Corner of 6th & Mission Ave. Carmel, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sixth & Mission

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Most street parking in Carmel is 2 hours until 6:00pm, everyday.***Please note timed street parking is not currently be enforced.***

  • Public transit

    MST Bus Stop adjacent

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cal Stamenov

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 624-6562

  • Catering

    We believe that a passion for food is at the base of every event. Accomplished and inventive, Chef Grasing continually rises above the expectations of each client&#39;s palette with menus that present engaging flavors in an artful presentation. <br /><br />We pay attention to details. We know the success of your event depends on it. We attend to those details in order to achieve our goal of providing you with the perfect event.

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrations at Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine dazzle the senses. With our enchanting location, rooftop patio and two separate dining rooms, Grasing’s will make your event truly memorable -- be it a corporate function, garden party, bridal shower or wedding reception. We will work closely with you to prepare a menu that is both exciting and satisfying. Starting with our seasonal Contemporary California cuisine, we can help develop a menu catered to your individual taste. We’ll also help you select wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverage selections that nicely compliment your menu. We will be happy to assist you with all of your meeting and party-planning needs. Create your own fantasy, and let Grasing’s events expert take care of every detail. Planning a holiday event? Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Courtney Kuhn: (831) 624-6562

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