About Us

Originally constructed in the 1970's as a bank, the building that stands at the south-east 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.

Under the respectful and dedicated stewardship of property owner, Jeff Peterson, the building was transformed in 2013 into a multi-use event venue.  


In 2017, Gregory and Madigan Ahn with their team at the acclaimed Folktale Winery in Carmel Valley, acquired the restaurant and launched Seventh & Dolores Steakhouse.

"We are so excited to bring this beautiful space to life, and to bring 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 back-of-house 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, included 28-day dry aged steaks that melt in your mouth, and a burger that has been known to induce actual 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.