"You'll find a bonanza of high and low eating in the (Carmel) area, but we chose the semi-high: the Rio Grill (101 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel;  625-5436, www.riogrill.com. Entrees $15-$23). I was certainly semi-high after working a couple of its whiskey offerings. I had a pumpkin seed-crusted salmon that was anything but crusty, and Alice happily plucked at a local fire-roasted artichoke and crab cakes that had a zingy red-pepper sauce. One thing that struck: People (wait staff included) seemed very happy here. Laughter abounded."
-- Los Angeles Times, 9/26/2014
Rio Grill Happy Hours
Mo thru Friy - 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Sunday - 4 pm to 10 pm
101 Crossroads BLVD Carmel CA 93923
Welcome to Rio Grill
Since 1983, Rio Grill has been the place to meet friends, enjoy cocktails, food and wine and experience great dining on the Monterey Peninsula. Our high energy restaurant is located at the mouth of the Carmel Valley in the fabulous Crossroads Shopping Village and has won numerous reader's choice awards and inspired food critics both near and far. Menu highlights include creative regional California cuisine from the wood-burning grill and oak wood burner, as well as Chef Cy's daily creations which include fresh fish, pasta, salads and sandwiches. With our generous venue space and outstanding culinary offerings, Rio Grill is the perfect space for private parties, corporate meetings, and any other special event.