The Central Coast Travel Guide

The Central Coast Restaurants


  • 48510 Hwy. 1 Map It
  • Big Sur
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Ambrosia burger, fresh fish, hormone-free steaks
  • Multiple view decks
  • Brunch and lunch at casual outdoor Café Kevah

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

It may be that no other restaurant between San Francisco and Los Angeles has a better coastal view than Nepenthe, named for an opiate mentioned in Greek literature that would induce a state of "no sorrow." 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 food and drink are overpriced but good; there are burgers, sandwiches, and salads for lunch, and fresh fish and hormone-free steaks for dinner.

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

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Published 07/06/2016


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