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“First class dining experience”
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Ranked #12 of 160 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sixth & Mission
Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Have visited Carmel many times and have had several memorable dining experiences. This was one of the best. The menu is fabulous. The food was great. The wine list is extraordinary. Our waitress, Sabrina, made the meal even better. Can't wait to return.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I visited Carmel recently and was delighted with a new find, Grasing's Coastel Cuisine Restaurant, located on the corner of 6th Street and Mission - across from the old fire station. My lunch companion thoroughly enjoyed her chicken club and side salad, accompanied by a wonderful chilled white wine; while I devoured a savory charbroiled chicken sandwich, washed down with a frosty local brew. We were treated to friendly attentive service and a comfortable ambience - we will definitely return with friends and family!

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

The bar area is our favorite place to sit when here. They have outdoor dining for when we bring our puppy. But this time we were alone. The bar area is cozy and intimate and fun. The food is ridiculous. I mean really, really excellent! We ate here Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, and two other times during our five days here. It's really wonderful. The burger with crispy onions on it is insane. The steak tacos are wonderful. Their bruschetta is OUT OF THIS WORLD. They made a mean cosmo and my husband had a shot of rye that was smooth as buttah!
Don't miss the opportunity to dine here. It's really exceptional.

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Had a great lunch with thw family , excellent hamburgers and sandwiches with great wine selections i also recomend the desserts

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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We were stopping in Carmel by the sea on our way to Los Angeles for the rose bowl game and it was a very busy Friday night. We had no reservations and the very helpful maitre d found the two of us a table. This was the first of the warm and welcoming experiences we had at this wonderful restaurant. Mike our service specialist/waiter was a highlight , he suggested the perfect wine to go with our meal , tandem pinot noir 2007. I ordered the warm napa cabbage salad with a bit of trepidation as cabbage can be bitter. Boy was I surprised with the buttery flavor. A must! Mike was an important part of our meal. Thanks Mike.

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