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Nepenthe Restaurant

48510 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur is perched on the edge of the continent... High above the Pacific and watched over by the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains sits a little slice of paradise.

This mecca of poets, artists, travelers and vagabonds has served guests for over 68 years, opening for business on April 24, 1949.

Sitting on the terrace, enjoying a glass of wine, an Ambrosia Burger, or one of our exceptional homemade desserts is a quintessential California experience. The first time visitor to the Central Coast will not want to miss it. Once you have visited, you are destined to return.

Visit Nepenthe for yourself and discover why countless guests have dined with us over the years.

The Nepenthe property consists of Nepenthe restaurant, Café Kevah and The Phoenix Shop. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Phoenix Shop is a unique gift shop featuring exceptional merchandise from around the world as well as from local artisans.With its vaulted ceilings, redwood beams, and windows looking out onto the redwoods and the stunning coast beyond, the unique architecture of the Phoenix Shop contributes to a heightened experience. Inside, gorgeous displays of gifts from around the world stimulate the imagination.

The Café's menu focuses on the freshest ingredients carefully prepared, gourmet coffees, and home made baked goods. The open-air patio and counter service create a casual atmosphere where you can relax, take your time, and watch the whales go by. If you forgot to bring a good book, the Phoenix Shop is just a few feet away with an amazing selection of books, journals, cards and more.

Dining and Nightlife
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Meals Served and Prices
  • Average Entree $$$= $22 and Up:
  • Average Entree $$= $13-21:
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