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Grasing's

4.5
1365 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch is offered daily, Monday thru Friday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm.

Dinner is offered nightly, seven days a week, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Our bar is open seven days a week from 11am until 9:30pm.

We pride ourselves in using sustainable local and organic products. Much of our seafood, meat and poultry are hormone and antibiotic free, brought up humanely in a sustainable environment.
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Phone number
(831) 624-6562
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
German Perez
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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.
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Private party contact
Nora Sande: (831) 624-6562
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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's palette with menus that present engaging flavors in an artful presentation.

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.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sixth & Mission
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Parking details
Most street parking in Carmel is 2 hours until 6:00pm, everyday.
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Special events & promotions
Grasing's has always been a venue of choice for special events since it first opened its doors. Contact us to help you plan your next event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1365 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, wine and apps!

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Reed (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent menu, excellent food and very good wine list. Wait staff, both at the bar and in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Ordered steak medium which it was but outside was so char/ cooked it was hard. Steak knife pressure was ridiculous to get through!

To be fair been here tons. Love Alex and AAron. Always sit at bar.

But next time please better on my steak.

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pinkiefloyd (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our first time at Grasing's. We choose it because it was ranked high on Trip Advisor and it had abalone on the menu and my husband wanted to try it on this trip to California. We had a wonderful meal. Our server, Talia, was excellent--offered advice on menu items when asked, kept watch on us appropriately, etc. The food that we tried was great--butter lettuce salad, abalone appetizer, herbed halibut special and the lobster mac and cheese. All were excellent. The wine list is extensive but we are not wine experts so that did not make a difference to us. The atmosphere was very nice and elegant--were we were seated was fine and the noise level was minimal. Overall, a great experience!

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BarbaraS 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Come yearly from Manhattan Beach
To unwind and enjoy the veal chop with a lemon drop
They really care that things are just right

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vipIowrya (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Always a favorite stop when we arrive in Carmel.

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CramelHighlands (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

When family members called and said they had to come to Carmel for a business meeting the next morning, I immediately replied, "GREAT, we'll take you to Grasing's for lunch. Both of our guests are gourmet cooks and agreeable to eat familiar ingredients as well as try new things.

I decided to have a cup of the Potato Leek Soup prior to my crab cakes and let everyone taste it because it was so delicious. Everyone raved about the complex mixture of flavors. My guests ordered three different sandwiches and ended up sharing them as all were well prepared and served at the correct temperatures. Side dishes that come with a sandwich included green salad, quinoa salad, potato salad or fries. Again all were shared because they were prepared perfectly.

Service was excellent as usual - attentive, but not overbearing. Whether it's lunch or dinner, just
yourselves or with family or friends, you will always be happy at Grasing's!

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viplove2eat (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was outstanding. The food was mediocre and disappointing. Sorry I took my group of business associates here. Wish we would have picked a restaurant with much better food.

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vipDuskfire123 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It is exceedingly rare to find a restaurant anywhere that offers the kind of attentive and thoughtful service we received on this visit. Being someone who has various food allergies, I am used to being treated like an inconvenience. Oh how I wish I was just being picky… My food allergies are real and very limiting, so for our server Mike to be so thoughtful, attentive, and to address all of my needs without me even having to ask (because I list all my allergies on my Open table note to the restaurant) he was fully prepared in advance for our arrival, and had alternatives for pretty much every dish they were serving whether it be appetizer, main course, or dessert.

I really cannot stress how rare this sort of attentiveness and compassion is in the service industry; Never once did I feel like I was being treated rudely or thoughtlessly. It was a lovely dining experience and our server really made all the difference. The food was quite good, my only complaint would be that the side servings can be a little on the small side, but other than that, and the really loud noise levels on a full night like Valentine's Day, we have no complaints.

Thank you to Grasing's and to Mike for giving us a lovely Valentine's evening. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We first tried Grasing for lunch and decided to return for dinner. Extensive wine list. We found one of our favorite wines. The menu is quite varied with beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian options. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. Several diners ate with their hats on — a personal pet peeve in a fine dining restaurant. I would return.

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