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48510 Hwy. One (Rte. 1.3 miles south of Big Sur state park) Send to Phone
831-667-2345 | Menu
“Nepenthe” means something that makes you forget your troubles --- and this restaurant exceeds expectations. Photo by Derek Wolfgram / CC BY 2.0


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Nepenthe, Big Sur, CA

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Nepenthe Restaurant Review

: A drive down scenic Highway One should include a stop at Nepenthe for its views and American cuisine. While the smoked sockeye salmon is a breakfast treat, the Ambrosia burger (ground steak and top-secret sauce highlighted by mayo and relish) never fails to delight. Dinner specials change nightly and warm specialty drinks such as the Nepenthe C & C (Chartreuse and Cognac) take the chill out of the fog. (Designate a driver, though, as the trip back to Carmel or Monterey can be daunting, even if you're sober in broad daylight.) End on a sweet note with the triple berry pie.

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