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.

Nepenthe - open daily 11:30am -10:00pm
Café Kevah - open daily 9:00am-4:00pm (weather permitting)
Phoenix Shop - open Daily from 10:30am-7:00pm

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is Open!

The newly constructed Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened on October 13th, 2017 and provides Highway One access from the north. For more information, please visit The Big Sur Chamber of Commerce.