Kurt Grasing has worked in some of the finest restaurants in the world. His apprenticeship began at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, after which he refined his craft at ‘Narsai’s’ in Berkeley, first as a saucier and then as chef. Later he worked at the Pierre Hotel in New York as Executive Sous Chef. In the years that followed he was at the three star ‘La Gavroche’ in London and Four Seasons in Boston, then left to open ‘231 Ellsworth’ in San Mateo in 1986 which was soon considered one of the top restaurants in California.
In March of 1998 Kurt created ‘Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine’. In an impressive first year it received enthusiastic review and was voted “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Chef” by the readers of ‘Adventures in Dining Magazine'. More recently, Grasing's has been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine’s Best of the Year issue, and was awarded Carmel Business Association’s “Business of the Year” award.
As a restaurant with a most 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.
Northwest Corner of 6th & Mission Avenue
Carmel, CA 93921
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Mission / Across from the fire station on 6th
Banquet / Private Rooms
Bar / Lounge
Dog Friendly (Patio Only)
Farm to Table
Outdoor Seating and Dining
Personal Wines Welcome (Corkage Fee)
Wheel Chair Access
11am - 3pm
Dinner5pm - 9pm
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013