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Big Sur Restaurants

Nepenthe

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

It may be that no other restaurant between San Francisco and Los Angeles has a better coastal view than Nepenthe. The food and drink are overpriced but good; there are burgers, sandwiches, and salads for lunch, and fresh fish and hormone-free steaks for dinner. For the real show, settle on the terraced deck in the late afternoon, order a glass from the extensive wine list, and watch the sun slip into the Pacific Ocean. The less expensive, outdoor Café Kevah serves brunch

and lunch.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

48510 Hwy. 1, 2½ miles south of Big Sur Station, Big Sur, California, 93920, USA

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Phone:

831-667–2345

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/04/2014

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Dec 8, 2005

Don't Bother

Every guidebook makes a big deal about Nepenthe. This is mostly because there aren't a lot of options in the area. The food is bad and REALLY overpriced. The view is nice, but not anything that you can't see from a million other places on the coast. If you must go, have a drink and move on.

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