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“Great view and friendly staff”
Review of Nepenthe

Nepenthe
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Fremont, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great view and friendly staff”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant has a great view. The staff was very friendly and pointed out breaching whales out in the ocean. Our waiter even lent us a pair of binoculars to use while we waited for our food. It was so much fun to see the whales spouting and breaching!

Visited July 2014
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Oakland, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The view is spectacular! We waited almost an hour for our table but oh my goodness, the wait was absolutely worth it! Our waiter was kind, professional and helpful in helping us choose our lunch choices. Our window overlooking the Pacific table was perfect. The food was excellent and the pricing wasn't too extraordinary. We will definitely be back to visit this gem in Big Sur.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

After driving up the PCH from Santa Barbara, we stopped here for lunch and I am so glad that we did.
The view is breathtaking!
We had to wait around 40 minutes for a table so we bought a bottle of great Sauvignon Blanc and relaxed whilst admiring the view and surroundings.
We had the pulled pork sandwich which I would recommend to anyone stopping here as it was simply delicious. The staff (Steve) were friendly and fun too.
Definitely worth a stop if visiting this region.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The view!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We got there and it was foggy. But we waited for a table and as we ate the fog went away. The view was good, but the food was wonderful! Everything was fresh and the restaurant has been owned by the same family. This is a must stop as you are driving highway 1.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Greatest 'Laid Back' Place to Visit ”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We've been here before and knew what to expect but I haven't written about it. Anyone who hasn't stopped here is missing a vital site integral to this beautiful region. If you don't like Bohemian this place isn't for you. If you're indifferent or unfamiliar with that philosophy/movement, you'll still thoroughly enjoy walking the grounds and viewing some of the creative use of steel, timber and natural building materials that hold this place together and decorate it's grounds. Food has always been excellent for us. With the right weather, this is Pacific Coast viewing at its best!

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