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Sierra Mar

47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced mediocre food with terrible service! $600 for 4 for lunch & we left hungry! Waitress was inattentive, rude, loud and got an automatic 18% gratuity that was added to the bill! Food was very average, nothing memorable except the raw quinoa! Menu is 3...More

1  Thank Lauren H
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lauren H, Thank you for being our guest in Sierra Mar, especially after so many years of dreaming about the experience. We obviously do not strive to have our guests experience the restaurant in the way you did. With that said I would love to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it certainly has to be a contender for best view: 2200 feet up a cliff above the pacific. We ate here last in 1993 just after it opened, and returned 24 years later and it didn't disappoint one iota. The food and service were...More

1  Thank Richard P
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Richard P, Thank you for joining us after so many years. We are very pleased with your experience and kind words. Hopefully, we will not have to wait another 24 years to serve you again. So, until next time. Thank you for the thoughtful review...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Dining at Sierra Mar is a transcendent experience! I've been very fortunate to have traveled the globe and dined in many phenomenal restaurants, but if I had to pick my favorite, this would be it...without a moment's hesitation. And the Post Ranch Inn, home of...More

Thank Dollyamas
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dollyamas, Thank you for the kind comments and we are very honored that you place us so high on the list. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

First, let me say that the food served is outstanding & the service is impeccable. Perhaps because the road is closed & supplies are more difficult to get, we had these strange experiences. First, their Prix fix 4-course tasting menu is $125. We were told...More

Thank Sherry S
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Sherry S, Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit with us here at Post Ranch Inn. I would like to apologize for not providing a flawless experience. In regards to your concerns and comments, we have discussed this as a team,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you ever wanted to hang an amazing meal overlooking the Pacific Ocean (1200 feet down the very steep cliff) then you must dine at Post Ranch Inn's Sierra Mar restaurant. The glass-walls allow a stunning view up and down the coast (when the fog...More

Thank eseaberg
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

eseaberg, Thank you for the kind comments here as well. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

What can I say except the best food paired with the best wine. All the staff is excellent. Some of them have become friends after staying at the Post Ranch for over 15 years

1  Thank Vicki W
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Vicki W, Thank you for the kind comments and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Stayed at the Post Ranch Inn so had drinks here twice, dinner once, and breakfast twice. Not let down once, total 5 star experience.

1  Thank Eric Z
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Eric Z, Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Magical place with breathtaking views! The ocean was covered with fog, but then dissipated! There is a view from every table. The food, the home made bread and drinks were all memorable. Take a walk around the beautiful grounds!

Thank FB-Bear
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

FB-Bear, Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to providing another memorable experience.

Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate dinner here in December so the sun was setting so early!! Dinner was good, but not so overwhelmingly excellent. We were walk-ins and were going to ear at the bar. As we sat down we saw the table right next to the fireplace...More

Thank nicole h
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

nicole h, Thank you for writing about your experience with us. I am happy to hear we were able to find you a nice table. We look forward to welcoming you back and serving you again.

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I heard they have an amazing view but I went on a rainy day and I couldn't see a thing. It also very expensive but totally worth it. First they served some kind of spinach pesto which was delicious. Then, when ordered the three course...More

Thank BernardoLarreta
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

BernardoLarreta, Thank you for the feedback regarding your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing another stellar experience, hopefully with the sun shining.

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Bonnie R
24 June 2016|
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Response from activeguy88 | Reviewed this property |
This response is a little late. I've never been to Nepenthe, but did have lunch once at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn. If you're interested in a restaurant with great views, I would consider Rocky Point Restaurant... More
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gator32016
16 May 2016|
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Response from Mohyna | Reviewed this property |
No harm in reserving earlier. We called in March and were told it was booked till June but we were not staying there! But this was dinner. We managed to get lunch booking much more easily. Lunch prices were lower as its... More
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HSG_12
15 February 2016|
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Response from banchewmn | Reviewed this property |
You must have a reservation. Go for lunch if you are on a budget. While expesive, the experience is well worth it. However if you want to "hang" @ a bar go to Nepenthe's for great views, food and drink. Deetjen's also... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 120
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2800
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Description
High atop the cliffs, offering breathtaking views is Sierra Mar, winner of Wine Spectator's prestigious Grand Award. Offering an unconventional fine dining experience, Executive Chef John Cox presents inquisitive food creations featuring ingredients highlighted by a sense of place and culture. Selections from the award-winning wine cellar enhance the innovative, inspired cuisine.
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