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Rio Grill

101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-5436
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a pretty consistent regular here since before Julia Child put it on the map. I had been here the day before and had their classic Chinese Chicken Salad...as good as ever BUT simply not as 'generous' as it had been. The bread was...More

Thank CaPalm
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate reviews such as yours since it lets us know what you really enjoyed, and where we can improve. We are glad you have been dining with us for years and we value your constructive feedback. As you know, this experience is not the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

At Rio, you always enjoy beautiful flavors, fine-quality foods prepared with virtuoso skill and devotion to great food. Vegetables always have intense and delicious flavors which derive from their quality and freshness and the delightful sauces created by this talented kitchen. I never miss a...More

Thank Writerchef
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you always visit us when you're in the area and have delicious food! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit to the Carmel area, we were exploring Big Sur and visited with a local from Carmel. When she found out that we were staying in Carmel, she highly recommended that we try Rio Grill and said, "You won't be disappointed!" So...More

Thank GilmoreGal
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you had a wonderful experience with us, from delicious entrees to divine desserts! We are sorry to hear that the artichoke was disappointing, this is one of our most popular items and we apologize it wasn't better on your visit. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Is it a nice restaurant, Yes. Is the staff friendly, Very. Is the food worth the prices, Not so much. Unless the food is outstanding, I usually can't justify spending this much for an evening out. My wife and daughters enjoyed what they ate and...More

1  Thank riccoCarmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set a personal best today by spending $85 on lunch for two people. We each had a $9 glass of excellent Pinot Grigio that was chilled to perfection. Our waitress brought us hot sourdough bread with butter. We each ordered the salmon tacos which...More

Thank KSSeaB
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy you had a perfect glass of Pinot and excellent service from our staff! We appreciate your feedback and are sorry you felt the prices were too high. We hope you will join us again, thanks for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank hyedb
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you've been dining with us for years and always enjoy ordering the beet salad and penne pasta! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit, thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A limited lunch menu but with something for everyone - rump skirt was moist and delicious, salmon with pumpkin seeds wonderful, burger a generous size and very tasty, pork belly sliders very different and excellent. Service was very welcoming and friendly. Brilliant place!

Thank Essexfamilyontour
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you felt welcomed by our friendly staff and had some wonderful food too! We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for many years and the potato skins,apple bread pudding and artichokes are all outstanding .Friendly service and comfortable environment.

Thank AJD102017
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's so great to hear you've been dining with us for years and have friendly service and outstanding food on your visits! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Recommended to us by a local as a place where locals go, we walked in without reservations and were seated immediately. All who entered seem to know the hostess. We had the the deviled eggs and artichoke as appetizers and both were great. My wife...More

Thank GeneralGene
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

It's so great to hear you both enjoyed wonderful meals and superb service from Jack! The Joullian Zinfandel is a nice choice! We look forward to your next visit, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and checked rating and decided to have lunch here. My husband and I shared the quesadillas and they were blah and very small portion. We are from Texas and expect food that is worth the money. My sister...More

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Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

We're very sorry about the disappointing lunch with us. We value our guests feedback as we look into all the reviews we receive to see where we can improve. We apologize the portions were too small and our atmosphere wasn't what you were expecting, we...More

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EDGEGUY95
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Response from Calicobass | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they have GF
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Robert B
6 October 2016|
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Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
How self involved to even ask.
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Craig Alan M
24 September 2015|
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Response from SusieFD | Reviewed this property |
Rio Grill is a restaurant. The closest hotel would be the Carmel Mission Inn. Search TripAdvisor for hotels, or below is a link for the smaller not chain hotels. Cannot insert the link, but you can find it under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
    (Rio Road)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-5436
Description
Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel, has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, flavorful food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine for over 28 Years. Chef Yontz' creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite! In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant's famous "Rio Rita." The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass. For more information on Rio Grill, please visit our website at riogrillcom. The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 9:30 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 - 3:00PM. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30 and Sunday 4:00-6:30.
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