I always enjoy going to Rio Grill. It's always busy (but not loud) and the food is super consistent. While I have tried many items over the years, the best dish is the beet salad and the shrimp penne pasta. It is probably the only place where I always order the same thing, bc I know it is their best item (the penne pasta). And people who don't order what I suggest, usually end up eating off my plate! They have good cocktails and a friendly bar. The hostess has been there forever--very nice. And what house in Carmel can be called a home without a Rio Grill matchbox? I mean really. LOL.