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The Sur House

48123 Highway 1, Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
+1 831-667-4242
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options
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48123 Highway 1, Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved our dinner al fresco looking over the Pacific Ocean. Restaurant offered me a blanket which I needed so be prepared if not from the area like me... temps drop off at night but we loved being outside! Service was mostly strong although almost too...More

Thank Peggy H
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Peggy -- Thank you for writing about your dining experiences at The Sur House. I'm glad that you were comfortable on the terrace and enjoyed the views. Your feedback is important and I will share with the Food & Beverage team. Sincerely, Gladys

Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week, we drove down to the Sur House restaurant for lunch to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was a lovely late spring day. Make no mistake this place is expensive. (Almost $30 for mains, $25 for sandwiches/burgers; $80-90 for fixed price dinner.) But is...More

Thank DavidK176
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello David -- Thank you for your kind message and for taking the time to share your dining experience. I am delighted that you enjoyed the meal; and will pass along your important feedback to the Food & Beverage management team. so we may continue...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this resort to check out the view, and ended up staying for lunch AND coming back for dinner! We lunched on the deck right in front of the view, it was like being up behind the clouds! For lunch, a spicey shrimp...More

Thank boylanmesnard
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind message and for taking the time to share your experience! I am delighted that you enjoyed the views and both your meals at The Sur House; I will pass along your feedback to the team. I look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Ventana Big Sur. We enjoyed our dinner meal one night at The Sur House. The meal was every bit as good, and less expensive, than the restaurant’s well-known competitor across the street, Sierra Mar. We both did the...More

Thank jandc8491
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am delighted that you enjoyed the menu and service at The Sur House, for dinner and breakfast. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and will pass along to the restaurant staff. I look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a local Monterey peninsula resident I love crab Louis. I don’t mind paying 28 dollars but I do expect more than a couple ounces of crab. Views are spectacular but stick to a burgerMore

Thank Bill F
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Bill, for your feedback and for taking the time to write to us. I am disappointed to know that this dish didn't meet your expectations; I will share your comments with the Culinary team so we can address this concern. Once again, thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect when first sitting down because the menu items were described in French, and although I've eaten in many French restaurants in France I didn't recognize any of the offerings. The waiter was patient and explained every item offered. Honestly,...More

Thank rogerhwerner
Gladys P, Guest Relations Manager at The Sur House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind message and for taking the time to post about your dining experience. I am delighted that you had a relaxing dinner with attentive service. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Gladys

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very self assured - and based on its food, it’s setting and it’s vista, it deserves to be. The staff get a special mention as they were entertaining and engaging and certainly added to our enjoyment of the evening. Food is exquisite...More

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed April 29, 2018

It was suggested that we pop into Ventana whilst we were staying across the street at Post Ranch. We were treated to a tour of the (very impressive) property after we had enjoyed lunch at The Sur House. Lunch was excellent, service is second to...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I hiked over from the Glamp site to the Resturant to celebrate my birthday. After 20 minutes of walking/hiking, we arrived at The Sur House. The hostess that greeted us did not have a professional tone. She looked at us in...More

1  Thank Vi A
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Staying in Big Sur for two nights. Great restaurant great location, great staff. New York strip steak brilliant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$35 - $75
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48123 Highway 1, Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, CA 93920-9538
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-4242
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Description
The Restaurant at Ventana is situated 1200 feet above the rugged Big Sur coast with views of the Pacific Ocean. The culinary team is lead by Executive Chef Paul Corsentino, who uses only the freshest, organic ingredients to create simple cuisine with vibrant flavors. His menus are driven by his commitment to supporting the local farming community. Chef Corsentino's experience is brought to life in each daily menu he creates. Chef and his team are known for daring and diverse foods with inventive recipes both comforting and decadent, offering something for every palate. A locally inspired, sommelier selected wine list offers many options for food and wine pairings. Seasonal cocktails and California craft beers are available to enjoy in the cozy lounge area or outdoors next to the grand fireplace.
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