Originally constructed in the 1970s as a bank, the building at the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and Dolores Street has always stood out in the landscape of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The modernist architecture, once a controversial design for a building in 'charming' Carmel-by-the-Sea, has become a treasured landmark.
In 2017, Gregory and Madigan Ahn and their team at the acclaimed Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley converted the space into a modern oasis and launched Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse.
"We are so excited to bring this beautiful space to life and our brand of service, fun, and community to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Just as we imagined Folktale to have the spirit of a town square, we imagine 7D as a town hall. This is a gathering place for the community, and we hope that is what makes it special for visitors to Carmel, as well."
Head Chef Raymundo Jimenez Aquino leads a talented team of magicians to create a transcendent culinary experience in their glass-encased kitchen. While the marble bars and fresh seafood have been awe-inspiring, the showstoppers are the all-natural meats from Niman Ranch, including 28-day dry-aged steaks that melt in your mouth and a burger known to induce tears of joy.
The friendly and joyful hospitality staff offers world-class service with the warmth of a neighborhood restaurant. Beware the craft cocktail and wine program that will have you contemplating a liquid diet.
Together, the 7D family has tried to create a new kind of restaurant experience in Carmel. Vibrant, energetic, social and sophisticated, Seventh & Dolores feels both a part of Carmel and something new.