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Big Sur Roadhouse Restaurant Review: The California-Cajun combo at this elegant, airy spot feels less like an old, comfortable marriage than a couple of newlyweds exploring the lay of the land. The good news is, it’s a happy union. The blackened wild salmon is spicy and seared medium rare on a sexy succotash of squash, sweet corn and shell beans. We like the spicy gumbo with its generous chunk of crab, but a lack of a brick roux robbed it of some depth of flavor. Biscuits aren’t the tall, fluffy sort; they’re crispy on the outside and pleasantly chewy. The side of grits was just okay and unless you’re feeding a hungry teen, you don’t need the filler. The seasonal market greens, though, were as comforting as anything you’d find simmering on a Southern stovetop. Considering the solid values on the rest of the menu, the $10 bread pudding dessert was disappointingly tiny. We’re looking forward to seeing this place again a bit further down its culinary road.