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“Must visit because of the view”
Review of Nepenthe

Nepenthe
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Nepenthe is closed until Mid-may due to road closures north and south. But we have a skeleton crew here for the duration cleaning, repainting, repairing, and preparing for the day we are back in business again
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 6 Contributor
334 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Must visit because of the view”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is a must visit place. Good and tasty food (salads, sandwiches and other side dishes) But the true reason to come here is because of the Outstanding views. Unbelievable. Great atmosphere. Easy access, located at the side of the road that goes south. Good parking place. You have to come and check it by yourself. Words can not describe what the eyes will see. Dont miss it if you are driving or staying at the big-sur. Make sure you order a table at the balconing, mainly in the back!
Not expensive! Good value food! Great dinning experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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“Breathtaking View, Great Food and Service”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

If you have ever wondered what it was like to dine in angelic heights angels, Nepenthe is the place to find out. The views are breath taking, the food is excellent, and the service friendly. Dine indoors or out, either way the views are awesome. Did I mention the views????

  • Visited June 2013
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california
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

This place cane highly recommended by friends and Big Sur Lodge. Even with cloudy day... It was beautiful! Tried a glass of the local Lucia wine (delicious). Careful getting fries, we hit a half order and MORE than enough. The food is delicious but view breathtaking!

  • Visited June 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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“Reminded me of the 60's”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Awesome place! The Ambrosia burger was to die for and sitting outside with great views made it all the better. So glad we stopped here.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
“Great View-Good Food”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Sit outside pre or during dinner. Beautiful views overlooking the water. Good food - maybe not great - but nice ambience and fun staff. We especially liked the bartender who collects rocks!

Visited June 2013
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