SIERRA MAR – Post Ranch
Okay if you’re looking for a very special meal and night then this is a MUST! It’s in the POST RANCH INN (one of the best hotels in the WORLD!) and the food and ambiance is a perfect match….Well worth the drive and/or make a night of it and stay at the INN…. Hmmmm….that would be a very special night indeed!! (Both the restaurant and the hotel need RESERVATIONS) Experience it — if only once…..Very cool and very expensive.
HWY 1 27 MILES SOUTH OF CARMEL
Deetjens — Big Sur
If you want to go to a totally unique restaurant and a VERY ROMANTIC one — and one with really great food— then Deetjens is a MUST!! It is about a 20 minute drive from Carmel and worth every minute of it!! So charming you’ll think you’re — well, you really don’t have to imagine being anywhere except where you are! Big Sur doesn’t need to be compared to anywhere in the world I don’t think. So Deetjens is this Super charming little place with 7 foot ceilings and candles at each table under 150 foot redwoods…it’s just perfect. You can even call and make reservations to stay in one of their quaint little cabins just steps from the restaurant. It’s a sensory overload — Beautiful as it is charming. If it’s not tonight or this week you go — put it at the top of the list to go sometime soon. I really like the more simple fare on the menu like the filet or the fish of the day. They do a really outstanding job with these. The wine list is exceptional. It’s open for lunch and breakfast too. Haven’t been to either yet, but I’ve heard nothing but great comments on both….Enjoy!!! It’s a landmark and you ain’t been to Big Sur till you’ve eaten at Deetjens! Price: 4 out of 5 (Average meal without wine: $30)Value: Overall: Outstanding!
48865 Highway 1 (South end of Big Sur)