Settle into The Restaurant at Ventana, a signature Big Sur dining destination. Serving unique and creative dishes made with locally sourced, sustainably grown ingredients, this Big Sur restaurant provides an array of unique options at lunch and dinner, along with an award-winning wine list and a rustic lodge-like dining room.
The culinary team has crafted menu's that blend comfortable Central Coast selections with classic American flavors. Light lunch offerings such as the Brussels Sprout Salad complement creative dinner dishes such as Butternut Squash Ravioli and Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast to create versatile menus of essential flavors.
Advance reservations are recommended at the Restaurant at Ventana. Reservations are accepted for meals between 11:30am and 4pm for lunch and 6pm and 9pm for dinner.
Ventana Property Walk
Variable distance – easy
An exploration of the gorgeous property is the best way to start any day at Ventana. Every day at 10am, a trained guide leads a one-hour walk around the property, providing historical context, interesting tidbits about the area, and information on the native wildlife.
The patio was closed off to a private party so we ended up not eating here. A shame, but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for a meal with no view! We found a beautiful path instead that was well worth its time:
Here's a view from the restaurant's patio:
And a view from inside:
Like everywhere out in Big Sur, the air is the freshest around!
Any chance to relax, we're on it. :P
Beautiful Pride of Madeira grow everywhere. Great for photography:
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