This is one of the more dramatic locations for a restaurant, perched on the cliffs of Big Sur on the central California coast. The architecture is as dramatic as the location, with the gift shop, cafe and restaurant sprawled over several levels of a rocky point; the style is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. I wish I could say that the food matches the setting, but at least for our Wednesday lunch it was average at best. I ordered what is supposed to be one of their signature sandwiches, the shrimp BLT, and while there was nothing wrong with it, I wasn’t sure why they were so proud of it or why it was worth the $20 price tag. My traveling companion was happier with her pulled pork sandwich. The place is so popular, it is a bit of a food factory, probably serving hundreds of people a day. But, like Disneyland, they have it down to a science. You can have a drink or snacks while waiting to be seated, and the waiting area is outdoor benches that were quite comfortable, or you can wander around the decks and take in the gorgeous view. There are mostly no bad seats, though some especially great spots are the bar-like outdoor benches looking out to the sea near the entrance to the restaurant, the furthest outdoor deck, or the window side of main room looking out to the ocean. It’s worth it for the experience, particularly on a beautiful clear day, but I wish the quality of the food lived up to the location and the prices. I’m giving it four stars for the whole experience, but if it was just the food, it would be three.