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runner bob
What a view!

After a scenic Big Sur drive, it was nice to continue the views during our meal. We enjoyed the famous ambrosia burger (yum!) along with a nice glass of California wine. The place was packed so we did have to wait for a table to open, but it was worth the wait. It's definitely a must to sit outside (weather permitting).

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to drive up the PCH and end up at this place..was like an oasis. Food was excellent and the view was incredible. Quite a pictuesque evening. Something you have to do in life. Trust me as i could talk about this place all day but you just have to go.

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excellent food. and california...

excellent food. and california lifestyle atmosphere. great wine list. overlooking the ocean!!

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I've been to Nepenthe once before & should have listened to my gut instinct & never visited this sham of an establishment again. Instead, I decided to stop here for dinner on my way down to the Lucia Lodge w/ my boyfriend. I would've been better off stopping by the side of the road with a cooler of sandwiches. \r \r #1 - we went to the bar to get a drink as the result of our hour wait (expected). The bartenders wer... view more

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Good View....that's about it.

This place definitely had an awesome view, but the food was not all that great and was very over priced! But there's not too much to choose from in Big Sur, so I guess it's worth a try.

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You can't get much more beautiful than this

When we go camping in Big Sur, we normally take one day to cleanup and head over to Nepenth for lunch! What a fantastic place....

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Fantastic View, Overpriced and so-so food

Designed by a former Frank Lloyd Wright student, the building is amazing and fits really well in its environment with sweeping views of the Big Sur coastline. We sat outside, on the entranceway patio, but we should have sat on the patio on the other side of the dining room. I point this out, because you come here for the view. My boyfriend and I ordered the veggie-burger, which had the consistency and taste of an ove... view more

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ga carter
Overpriced view

Good place for cocktails and a view. Skip the meal it is overpriced and not good.

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View is the only saving grace

The service was slow, and when it finally did come it was wrong. There is a good view but it is not worth eating there for it. Grab a cocktail and watch the sun set and leave.

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Who said the sixties is over?

Climb the stairs to Nepenthe, and you've entered a time warp. Other than a few concessions to today's diets, there is something still comfortingly retro about their menu. But do we really come to Nepenthe because of the food? Not really. We come because of the view. We come because of the ambience. We come because some of us miss an era when restaurants yearned to be what Nepenthe has automatically always be... view more

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