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Sierra Mar

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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

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

New York City, New York
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 open. We ended up with the best table in the place!

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Thank nicole h
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

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. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 meal with wine pairing (good wines!). Mushrooms bruschetta and the squid were great but the... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

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. More 

California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times for lunch over the last year or two and each time impresses me more than the last. Sierra Mar has the most amazing view for lunch in big sur. Perched high above the ocean, we have seen dozens of whales and dolphins, hawks, and a bobcat. Also, beautiful design throughout. Lunch is price fixe and... More 

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Thank yyyy11yyyy
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

yyyy11yyyy, Thank you for joining us at Sierra Mar and being a loyal patron. Your kind words are very much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

San Diego, California
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped in the late afternoon. When we said we were there for a drink and appetizer, the hostess tried to seat us in the bar with no view. We had to request a table on the patio even though the restaurant was much less than 50% full and had many view tables open. Even though the hostess was aloof,... More 

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Thank James L
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

James L, Thank you for the constructive feedback. I will address personally as we strive for our service to be seamless from start to finish. We look forward to serving you again. More 

California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've had the pleasure at eating at a few pretty amazing places. But this place? Wow. This is unbelievable. We did the Chef's amazing 6 course meal. It was all mushroom based. And that was pure, undeniable heaven with each course. All locally sourced, all a wonderful delight to the senses. Think you'd be full? No - it was perfect... More 

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Thank thiad
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

thiad, We appreciate the review and are very to happy that you enjoyed the Forager's tasting menu. Post Ranch produces some amazing wild mushrooms underneath the redwoods. Its a great time of the year. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Atherton, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Simply the best view in Big Sur. Gorgeous little cafe/restaurant with a talented Chef. Walk around the grounds to see the garden and the art sculptures. Plan on spending a good couple hours here. We had the 3 course pre fixe menu. The chocolate bread pudding with the caramel sauce and toffee crumble was the BEST I've ever had. I... More 

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Thank Shannon O
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Shannon O, Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your return......the bread pudding awaits. More 

Torrance, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Five of us (adults) drove 21/2 hours from Monterey (and 21/2 hours back) to this restaurant for lunch at the spectacular Post Ranch Inn. You reach the restaurant by climbing up several flights of wooden steps, and I imagine there is a handicapped access too. The restaurant is on the top of a ridge overlooking the wide blue Pacific and... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

vanzanten, Thank you for making the trip to dine with us at Sierra Mar. I only wish your experience had been better. Thank you for providing the feedback and we hope if you are in Big Sur next time that you give Sierra Mar another try. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This review is a bit contrarian, because dining at Sierra Mar was an excellent experience and I'm glad we did and I'd do it again, but it wasn't quite perfect. The first thing that caught my attention after parking the car were the gardens and hives of bees in the distance - all beautiful and perfect. The second thing that... More 

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Thank Randy B
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Randy B, We appreciate the kind words and we will take the constructive comments into consideration. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Pacific Grove, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The setting and architecture are absolutely spectacular, well worth climbing the 65 steps to reach the restaurant. The two amuse-bouches were superb: ultrathin pumpkin seed crackers with an amazing, scrumptious pesto and we were offered seconds, which we did not refuse. The other one was mysterious (I could understand little of the server's accented speech) but also interesting and delicious.... More 

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Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Vicki P, Thank you for being our guest and for the feedback regarding your dining experience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 120
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?