We dined here with family who were staying. The food was great and our server suggested a great bottle of red. It was a bit surreal for us cousins from Worcestershire to dine in Big Sur to the sound of Elgar. The restaurant runs through the downstairs rooms with some open fires, an intimate ambience and lots of anitquey gewgaws.
It's expensive. It's good. I get the impression from reviews that Brunch is good value if you want to go there on a tighter budget.
We were glad to staying at Ripplewood as its great value and the Deetjens cabins are close together and close to the road.