Seventh & Dolores

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Steakhouse
Housed in one of the most dramatic spaces in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse (7D) transports guests to a light-filled party of steak, seafood, wine, and craft cocktails. The all-natural, humanely-raised meats are sourced exclusively from Niman Ranch's network of small, independent farmers, with steaks dry aged for a minimum of 28 days. Between the white marble raw bar, cocktail bar, and communal table, the energy is sophisticated and social. If you want a quiet, charming meal, this is not the place to come. But if you want to be with fun, lively, joyful gluttons, welcome to 7D.
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J
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service one of the best in Monterey area. Great ambiance.

NM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great starters

DF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Drinks and Service was exceptional. Food was over seasoned and over spiced masking the quality of the food. Overpriced. Disappointed.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice steaks, fine service and a cool location for a restaurant...

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time coming here since they opened and love it

TJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding but the food was extremely average.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our waiter was amazing.

WC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience start to finish. Excellent at all levels.

L
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Always excellent food. Wines and cocktails are ridiculously overpriced. On this occasion our waiter was not attentive at all — we even had to pour our own wine!

T
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Not what we expected for the buck. The steak can be better as far as flavor. The ambiance was great as well as the cheese plate and dessert. But the main course wasn’t satisfying for the amount of money we paid.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for our boy! Perfect place to celebrate ❤️

RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was amazing!

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Seventh and Dolores since it opened. And, we have always enjoyed it. But, recently, they have made some changes and the outcome is not great. First, they have changed their menu and not for the better. They had a really great hamburger and took it off the menu--probably to make more $$$. Secondly, the quality of their meat is not what it was even 4-6 weeks ago. My steak was awful--it was overcooked, dry and not marbled. Our side dish was also drug and poorly cooked. Overall, it sucked...we are sad because the service is great and the atmosphere is too.

c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good friends and good food!

PV
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Seventh & Dolores was an amazing experience. Beautiful modern light restaurant, extremely pleasant atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service was superb! Will go again for sure!

BB
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service in an open “see and be seen” restaurant. A favorite!

TK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We are locals who were celebrating our Daughter’s birthday. Having had drinks here previously,this restaurant was her choice. It is a modern and attractive place. The service was exemplary! The downside was the food...appetizers were passable with the tuna tarter being the best. The entrees were not passable and expensive. The beef rib steak at 117.50 was full of gristle! For that price,it should not have been full of gristle. Hard to cut,impossible to eat about 30% of it. The petite filet was very tender,but lacked flavor.The lamb was also hard to cut and chew. It lacked flavor as well, which is near impossible with lamb. The scallops were the best option. The sides varied quite a bit. We all found the triple creme potatoes to be very tasty. The eggplant as well. The lobster Mac and cheese was terrible. Looked like Kraft instant and the lobster tasted canned and was strong. The wine list is extensive and expensive with very few offerings under 100.00 . Our wine was only 115.00 and would have been good if it had about 6 hours to breathe. The server knew this wine and did decant it immediately ,but it needed more than 15 minutes to breathe. The beignets were absolutely delicious! So, for a $600.00 dinner, we were above disappointed! We will not consider this restaurant again.

S
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved it last year. Not the same

DP
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular in every aspect of the dining experience

v
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was terrible and tasteless. We will never eat there again. We had a window seat and was enjoying the sun until two white women came and sit at a table next to us and told waitress to close the blinds. The waitress never ask us if it was ok to close the blind. I feel it was about the color of the skin.

r
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & location. Open and airy, light & bright. Service was excellent.

RM
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent bar, lovely ambience, nice wine list, but wines are too high a multiple of retail. If you want fine wine, consider bringing your own bottle.

F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Social Hour was not very social.... onion strings were extremely salty.....good oyster selection though....still would not recommend for the social hour

OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe we ordered wrong. Not as good as last year

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Liked the food a lot. Very different than other steakhouses and quite delicious. Steak was just a tad overcooked. Server asked if we wanted another one but we said it’s ok. Will come back.

LK
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! We really love our light lunch in the beautiful patio. Everything was tasty! New chef is doing great job!

CM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Randy was great. He recommended a great central coast wine. Our food was terrific. The ambiance is great, however the noise level is off the charts.

MH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

They had the audacity to charge for bread and would not accommodate an earlier request to do separate checks.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beignets were great again with the yuzu cream accompanyment. Also enjoyed the cocktails.

DP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Seventh & Dolores several times - and it never disappoints! This time there were four of us and we really did taste quite a few dishes.... food and service outstanding!

FM
Hawaii
47 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, apps, wine!! It was our anniversary but it was lunch!! Turned out it was the best dining experience of our trip!! Just delicious!!

F
Los Angeles
132 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to the restaurant

I’m completely in love with the food

we all had fantastic dishes

I could pass on the calamari two ways

but will always go back for the duck egg and caviar!!!

LJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, great service, we went back twice! Highly recommend!

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

lovely, attentive, relaxed service. fabulous burger and onion rings, nice wine list. special experience.

LC
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food quality and very nice presentation. Teresa , our waiter she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely will be back

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place and good food vero good personal serving

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Excellent bottle list, poor by the glass list. Food is great, but not exceptional. Service is quite good. Ambiance is what you would expect from a new steakhouse, and fits the bill nicely. Price is right, if not a little on the high side. Still, a go to for me when I visit Carmel.

AP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely place, fresh and modern decor. Flavors were excellent for my Filet Mignon steak and the sides we ordered. broccolini and asparagus were proportionate and well received. If I had only one dislike it would be the sofa type seating. Very low as opposed to the table. I was offered a pillow and used it to boost myself up to eat comfortably. Otherwise a very nice birthday dinner was had.

BE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

4th time here and we absolutely love it. The only challenge was our waiter, a bit disrespectful and intrusive. Not sure we’ll be back and will definitely tell our friends. Too many great options around town.

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