Ventana features more than 12,000 square feet for meetings, including stunning outdoor spaces overlooking the rugged Pacific Coast and surrounded by towering redwoods. We also offer custom catering to keep everyone nourished and engaged. Please contact us for more information!View Private Dining Details
Unmatched view of the Pacific Coast and great ambiance. Excellent but unpretentious dining.
Absolutely favorite meal in Big Sur! The food was delicious and the experience was warm, welcoming and fun while remaining extremely elegant. We ended up coming back for lunch on their patio the next day and also doing room service one night. Everything was fresh and flavorful.
My crab salad with little gen lettuce was gritty. Seems the lettuce was not washed enough. I eat what I could, but finally gave up. I mentioned this to the server who just said he would let the kitchen know. When we got the bill, we were charged for two extra dishes we didn't have, otherwise it was correct and not another table's bill. He wisked the bill away and corrected it. Good thing we looked.
The food presentation was beautiful and tasted even better! The ambiance was perfect, though the restaurant was busy, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. We will be visiting again!!
The staff go above and beyond to bring you a great experience. We were able to try multiple wines- at their invitation- before picking which one we’d like to order. Food was vibrant and tasty and the ambiance was amazing.
The food was impeccable! From flavoring to presentation, I was completely impressed. I will definitely come back!
Great experience, food was exquisite, surroundings were phenomenal... Highly recommended!
met long time pal n treated me
Expected more from a place like this.
Outstanding views from both the terrace and dining room. Located at the Ventana Inn & Resort, our evening was special from beginning to end.
The service was impeccable, and the ambience was lovely. I had the NY strip, my husband had the pork chop, both cooked to perfection. Extensive wine list, staff can assist with perfect pairing. You will not be disappointed, and we plan to return.
Beautiful setting, excellent service, great ambience, great food, I was hoping for more variety and choices in the food.
This place is just AMAZING! We went there as we were driving down from Monterey to LA. Normally a restaurant that has a amazing views is not always the one that you are going to have amazing food, but Sur house breaks the rule by giving you amazing tasty and incredible food, with unique and amazing service, and on top of all of that the Panoramic View of the place is amazing. For me this is the kind of place that I will for sure come back.
Just an overall great experience! Love the new menu . Friendly server great food .
I love this place. But, I ate there twice in a weekend and we had the same menu. I wish we had had different selections. I felt the menu was limited.
Everything was fabulous and our waiter Richard was exceptional! We’ve been here for dinner before, but this time was over the top.
The outdoor dining deck is a "must do" for visitors to Big Sur. It's pricey, but where else (except Nepenthe) can you look 20 miles down the Big Sur coast on a clear day.
Visit this place at least once in your life...
Newly remodeled outdoor area that is perfection. Amazing food as always
Employee sitting guests refused when we asked to move to another free table which was not booked.
Server refused to change one drink which was ordered.
High price but no flexibility to arrange guests requests.
Lunch was very good, hearty general fare. Dinner was not . The food preparation was very beautiful but lacked substance. Anyone can cut a head of lettuce in half and add some dressing. The egg in a hole? Was a little piece of toast with a quail egg on a large plate. Very boring. The New York steak filled with fat and grizzle. How can you make a poached pear tasteless ?
Ventana has just finished an extensive remodel. WOW! There outdoor seating area is better than ever! The bar is awesome! The views are the same (incredible) but seem even better with the new design elements. We can't wait to go back...not only for the ambiance but for the delicious, creative food, the superb service and the wonderful feeling just being there. Great job Ventana!
We had a party of two and we both did the 4 courses for $90/each. The food was tasty but we did not feel that it lives up to the steep price. You’re definitely paying for the name.
The food experience blew us away, the chefs tasting menu was actually a great value, and definitely do not skip out on the dessert! We will come back again and again.
Food was quite delightful and the ambiance was excellent. The views would likely be very nice on a clear day or a summer night, but it was mostly dark when we were there. But, the fires were very nice outside.
I think the price was a bit high (esp the drinks) , likely because it's located in Big Sur.
The parsnip soup seemed vegetarian, but apparently it has chicken stock in it (should probably be more obvious in the menu)
Quick lunch on a rainy January Wednesday.
Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful
we split the oyster lettuce wraps - delicious - crispy, warm oyster amid the cool lettuce.
we also split the cioppino (based on recommendation from waitress) - a perfect dish for a cold wet day - more broth based than tomato based - excellent dish.
We enjoyed a special lunch on New Year's Eve. The food was delicious, the service was stellar and the location/view are unparalleled. I highly recommend this restaurant. We've been coming here for years.
The views are just incredible. Worth the drive for that. Food was fine but nothing exceptional.
The Sur House is a MUST! We had the loveliest lunch there yesterday. The setting and views cannot be beat. Beautiful outdoor patio for lounging, cocktails and dining. The food is local, original and delicious and the service is professional and attentive. If you are not staying at Ventana the restaurant is really a destination and worth the drive from Carmel/Monterey. The deviled eggs and the shrimp roll were outstanding and my husband said the hamburger is the best he ever had. It was a spectacular day but even if the weather is not cooperative, the dining room is warm and inviting.
Fabulous view. Great ambiance with good but unfussy service. Food OK. Burger was fabulous. Saw condors winging around the hillside when dining. Price commiserate with location and service. We spent 2.5 hr there at lunch with a clear view with vast enjoyment of the company and surrounding.
We always enjoy visiting the Sur House. The view is amazing and the food is generally very good. On this visit the service was not great. We had to work hard to get the servers attention every time we needed anything. They were devoting all their attention to a bigger table near us. We will go back because we love the ambiance and the view but we were not impressed by the service this time.
we Have visited Sur House twice now in Dec 2017. With a large seafood menu, I found I had less choice as we did not eat seafood. However what we had - chicken sandwich, falafel wrap, roasted Brussels sprouts, and butternut squash soup were all delicious. I would like to see some pasta dishes added. I liked the hint of spices used in all the dishes.
Absolutely beautiful and delicious lunch on Christmas Eve. We sat outside with a heater keeping us cozy and the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean in front of us. The manager, Thomas, was wonderful and made us feel so special. Our waiter, Hector, was perfect also. Excellent service, view and food!
One of the best meals I've had in a long time. The ribeye was like butter and the vegetarian chickpea panisse had so much flavor, you didn't miss the meat. Creative, colorful, and tasty. A wonderful experience and a lovely meal.
Here for a birthday lunch on a calm, brilliant December day, Sur House was a perfect choice. As many times as we've driven down the Big Sur coast, eating at various restaurants, I've never seen it as serenely beautiful as we viewed it from our table on the Sur House deck. Our meal was excellent, though not outstanding: light and delicious and original, attractively and creatively presented; the menu was small but balanced. Our waiters and waitresses were all exceptionally friendly and thoughtful, and they added to our enjoyment. We will definitely be back.
Did the tasting menu and it was amazing. The salmon was glazed to perfection and the ribeye was cooked just right. With every course, our waiter came out to explain exactly what and where the good came from. There was not a bad thing on that menu. Not to mention, anyone who can make celery and beef tongue has to be a very good chef.
Make sure you're hungry and don't fill up on bread either, it was a largest mistake but they nicely packed our desserts for us to take back with us.
The Sur House is a nice place for lunch with a view of the Pacific Ocean. It was just upgraded and reopened last month. The burgers and wine were fine, but as expected overpriced.
Amazing location coupled with a very creative menu (Chef's Tasting Menu). Waiter Jose was perfect there when we needed him disappeared when we didn't. It is rare in California to have a 2.5 hour dinner without feeling rushed. This was never the case for us.
Expensive but well worth the price!
Service was below average and meals were delivered sporadically. Management was non responsive to complaints.
Service was lovely. Tuna crudo was excellent - I wished I ordered two. Burger was good but messy and fries were not good sadly.