Nepenthe Restaurant - Open 365 days a year
Open daily from 11:30am - 10:00pm
Lunch is served from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm daily
Dinner is served from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm daily
Closed for dinner Thanksgiving and Christmas
Open President's Weekend through New Years - Weather Permitting
Brunch, Coffee and Pastries served daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with food service ending at 3:00 pm.
* Outdoor seating only, can close in inclement weather
* Closed for a few weeks every winter from the Monday after New Years until the Friday of President's Weekend
Open daily from 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day - Closes at 5:00 pm
Christmas Day - Closes at 5:00 pm
Gift Certificates can be purchased over the phone during normal business hours.
For Nepenthe and Café Kevah Gift Certificates - please call 831-667-2345 between 11:30am-10:00pm
For Phoenix Gift Certificates - please call 831-667-2347 between 10:30am-6:00pm
Gift Certificates are non-transferable between restaurants and gift shop.
Directions and Maps for Visiting Nepenthe
Nepenthe is located in the heart of the Big Sur Country. Situated on the ocean side of Highway 1, our property is 29 miles South of Carmel and 63 miles North of San Simeon.
(Please See Info below on Current Access).
Between these two points, Highway 1 is a spectacular, scenic coastal highway.
Our sign, driveway and parking area are directly adjacent to Highway 1. You can't miss us!
VISITOR TIP: Although Big Sur is beautiful in the summer and the days are long, you'll be able to enjoy its majestic views, unencumbered trails and roads if you plan your visit for the off peak season from November to April. In addition, many hotels in the area may offer reduced winter rates.
Big Sur Access from the South
To access us from the south, you can drive via Nacimiento Fergusson Road to Highway 1 then head north. You can view a map here.