WELCOME to RIO GRILL!
For more than 30 years, Rio Grill has delighted locals and first-time visitors with outstanding food and exceptional service at The Crossroads Carmel. It’s a fitting name too as this iconic restaurant is located at the gateway to the rural wine country of Carmel Valley, the rugged coastline of Big Sur, and the white sandy beaches of charming Carmel by the Sea.
In short, Rio Grill’s versatilty can meet your celebration needs in a variety of surprising ways. We provide several distinct options for your special event, all geared toward delivering a remarkable experience on your special day. We take a collaborative approach, with our kitchen team and event managers working in concert to design menus perfectly paired with wines, cocktails and just the right ambiance. With 30 years of experience, we have what it takes to make your day special. Let’s create memories for a lifetime! Rio Grill and you — the other perfect couple!
Our Space - Get married on Carmel Beach and host your reception in Rio’s famed Santa Fe Room, a private venue with its own bar. Kick off a wine country wedding with a rehearsal party in the Barrel Room, featuring a barrel-themed ceiling and vintage oak wine cases. Or turn Rio into your own private restaurant for up to 350 of your best friends— it’s all here waiting for you!
We offer event planning services and event rentals to ensure your celebration is a success!
Executive Chef Eduardo Santos Coronel utilizes fresh, sustainable ingredients and local purveyors to create creative American regional cuisine with vibrant flavors and a Southwest kick. Inventive, eclectic and delicious menus are complemented by an extensive wine list featuring more than 190 labels, available in either of Rio’s beautifully appointed private rooms. Our Event Staff will work with you to create a menu to suit your tastes and budget.
Offsite Catering & Events
Rio Grill can also bring the party to you. We specialize in inventive cuisine served by a courteous and professional staff. As a full-service caterer, we will handle all the details of your event, including location scouting or sourcing particular services like florists, video experts, musicians, even lodging—think of Rio Grill as your personal concierge.
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1 Reviews for Rio Grill
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jem · Married on 07/25/2015
Our wedding planner recommended Rio Grill as one of the places we should check out for our rehearsal dinner and we were glad that we decided to go with this place!Sent on 07/30/2015
We went to Rio Grill one weekend months before the wedding to try their food and our experience since the very start had been really amazing. We decided to try the dishes included in the package we are planning to get and they were really good (half roasted chicken and shrimp with penne pasta). The service was also exceptional and we felt very well taken care of.
Booking the banquet room and finalizing all the details were also very easy. We did everything via email and their banquet manager was very responsive and accommodating with all our requests. They are also very transparent on all the costs and extra charges that the quote that they gave us were spot on.
We had about 50 guests for the rehearsal dinner and we booked the Santa Fe Room which was the perfect size for the event. This banquet room has a rustic charm to it that perfectly matched the theme for our wedding.
Overall, we definitely recommend this place for parties/special events. Their food and service were really great!