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6th St & Mission St, Carmel, CA 93922 (Sixth & Mission)
+1 831-624-6562
11:00 - 23:00
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We happened upon Grasing's during an afternoon gallery trip, talked with the staff and then made reservations for dinner that night. (I would say reservations are a must; the place was very busy in the evening.) I had the Maple Leaf duck in a port wine reduction accompanied by vegetables etc. The duck included both the dark meat and a... More 

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Ukiah, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Had cocktails and the best ever calamari. The martinis were made perfectly. Wanted to stay for dinner but waited to long to make reservations. Wait staff great !!

Thank betsy9814
Westlake Village, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We had a fantastic dinner and the waiter was very attentive.The menu is quite large, and varied. The only problem was the restrooms they lead to an alley which was pretty dark.

Thank AnaMariaSutton
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Four of us had first class service and superior food. Nice "single malt scotch" menu, great martini. Maybe the best veal chop I can remember, perfectly cooked. Two people had the filets; and commented they we better than high end steak houses. The warm cabbage salad was perfect. We went there for fish but were more than happy with the... More 

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Oakland, California
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place is expensive by our standards, but the food was delicious. I had the duck and my husband had some type of fish. They are a dog-friendly restaurant, as are many places in Carmel. They have an outdoor seating area with heat lamps. I called and asked if we could bring our dog and sit outside. The person who... More 

Thank Janet W
Bend, Oregon
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403 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Grasing's is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Carmel which attracts both locals and tourists. Think of it as steak house serving expensive cuts of meat in a modern atmosphere. But we found the menu to be filled with tired standards of 21st century American cuisine. Lobster mac and cheese, Caesar salad, lots of steak and seafood options. Everything is well-prepared... More 

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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I wish we were able to rate the food, but were there for a quick tea and coffee on the run. They accommodated us perfectly, seemed to be an amazing little place that would definitely warrant a reservation. Warm little cottage setting with a great selection at the bar. Going to have to come back to this place.

Thank Sam R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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181 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The restaurant is located got a block off the main street is Carmel. We have eaten here before but always come back for the great food and service. The menu has a good variety with some vegetarian dishes and a very extensive wine list. I ordered the short ribs (evening special) and my wife ordered the chicken. Both were delicious,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 

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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
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Seafood, American, French, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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 St & Mission St, Carmel, CA 93922
    (Sixth & Mission)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6562
As a restaurant with an impressive contemporary menu, Grasing’s offers the finest coastal cuisine paired with a ‘Wine Spectator’ awarding winning wine list featuring the best California wines. For a true Carmel experience, enjoy dinner on the pet-friendly patio.

In March of 1998 Kurt opened the door to his namesake restaurant: Grasing’s. In an impressive first year it received enthusiastic reviews and was voted Best New Restaurant and Best Chef by the readers of Adventures in Dining Magazine. Grasings has been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine’s Best of the Year issue in 2004, and was awarded Carmel Business Association’s Business of the Year award that same year. Carmel Magazine proclaimed Grasing’s the Critic’s Choice. Grasing’s was awarded Carmel Business Association’s Restaurant of the Year as well as a Celebrated Chef of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation – Monterey Chapter, in 2007. In 2013 Grasing’s was voted Best Restaurant in Carmel by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly. Carmel Pine Cone Readers Poll named Grasing’s the Best Restaurant for a Steak in 2014 and 2015. Open Table diners conferred a 2015 Diner’s Choice Award on Grasing’s and Trip Advisor has given Grasing’s a Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016. 2016 also brought Grasing’s a win for the Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion in 2016 from the Carmel Pine Cone Readers Poll.

In 2010, Kurt revamped Grasing’s by constructing a new bar and lounge along with completing a restaurant make-over. The warm hues and contemporary decor in the restaurant and bar gives Grasing’s an even more inviting atmosphere, giving it a new look with the same great food and first-rate service to which guests are accustomed.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?