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 many decades, 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.


Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day - November 22nd - Nepenthe serves lunch until 4:30 pm and closes at 5:00 pm for that evening and The Phoenix Shop closes at 5:00 pm
Christmas Day - December 25th - Nepenthe serves lunch until 4:30 pm and closes at 5:00 pm for that evening and The Phoenix Shop closes at 5pm

Nepenthe - open daily 11:30am -10:00pm
(closes at 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
Café Kevah - open daily (weather permitting) President’s Weekend through New Year’s Day 9:00am-3:00pm brunch, 3:00pm-4:00pm pastries and beverages
The Phoenix Shop - open Daily from 10:30am-7:00pm
(closes at 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)