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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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California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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San Diego, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Austin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you are guests of the Inn you are lucky enough to be able to partake in the breakfast dining options (included with the price of the room) and take in the stunning views from the all-windows dining room. And the evening dinner service is spectacular.

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

Mel B, It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. The views from Sierra Mar are endless. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Park City, Utah
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of the top meals of my life. The food is so fresh and interesting. The flavors are very well balanced. The ambiance is casual but the service is on par with fine dining. It was foggy unfortunately so we had a limited view but the meal made up for it. Bravo!

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

ZanyZiggapus, Thank you for joining us and for the very kind comments about your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Little Silver, New Jersey
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had the tasting menu 2 nights and it was amazing. The food is not just the same items which many others places may serve as well. the breakfast buffet is delicious -- lots of fresh local fruit, veggies and other items.

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

NewJerseyTraveler5, Thank you for being our guest and for the comments regarding your experience with us at Post Ranch Inn. 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
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?