The Sur House, high above the Pacific where the forest, mountains, and sea converge, now features a more spacious seating plan with fewer tables—along with greater exclusivity, as the restaurant is reserved for Ventana overnight guests during breakfast and dinner periods. Our new inclusive model enhances the experience even further; meals are included with your stay, and upgraded options such as alcoholic beverages are available for separate purchase. We have implemented additional measures for your safety and comfort (see our Guest Information page to learn more), but rest assured that the ocean views from the terrace are as breathtaking as ever. And so is the Big Sur-inspired cuisine, which features fresh ingredients from our expansive organic garden. View our Sample Menus.
Here, the culinary team takes their inspiration from this rich and fertile region, showcasing Big Sur's seasonal bounty through modern American cuisine. It’s deeply rooted in the unique styles and flavors of California's Central Coast—the perfect blend of classic preparations and contemporary flair.
inspired by the sustainable ingredients of California’s Central Coast
A 10,000-bottle cellar of small-production Central Coast wines has been carefully assembled by a team of local vintners and The Sur House sommelier. Craft cocktails and a curated selection of beer, along with a specialty bar menu, also are offered.
The elegant, rustic setting, highlighted by natural wood interiors and furnishings, is every bit as awe-inspiring as the cuisine. And the expanded ocean-view patio and windows all overlook Mother Nature’s own melting pot of Big Sur—on one side, the infinite ocean and rugged coast beckon; on the other are mountains, sprawling redwoods and wildlife.
With 160 acres of pristine Big Sur wilderness, Ventana is one of the most inviting places in the world to dine outdoors—and as part of our inclusive offering, pre-prepared gourmet picnics are available with every stay. Use the map of our favorite hidden locations among the redwoods and high above the Pacific, or satisfy your taste for adventure and discover your own!