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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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Little Silver, New Jersey
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank NewJerseyTraveler5
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 

Santa Barbara, California
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253 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is exceptional. Complicated, beautiful, unequaled. Service is perfect. Every detail perfect. The room inside and out is beautifully designed and executed. The view is perhaps the most spectacular in the world. Expensive, but once in a lifetime

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Thank expectquality1942
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

expectquality1942, Thank you for the gracious comments and we hope to serve you again. More 

houston
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always heard that the coastal drive is breathtaking. As I was driving through Big Sur and Carmel and other places, I could not believe how amazing its natural beauty is. When I felt it can't get better than this drive, I came across Post Ranch Inn Resort and its restaurant (Sierra Mar). The place is mesmerizing. The food... More 

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Thank zeemak1
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

zeemak1, We are very happy you found Post Ranch Inn and Sierra Mar. It is a stunning drive that has to be experienced first hand. We are fortunate to have such a nice view from the ridge 1300' above the sea. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you pull up the drive and deer are idly passing by, as if not a care in the world, you are drawn in! Don't let the gate attendant rebuff your need to see this best view no matter what! Stop for a drink if the $50 lunch isn't for you. Once at the bar, you have the... More 

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

kspelman, We appreciate your comments and hope to serve you again soon. Thank you for recognizing Jesus and his talent in making the perfect cocktail. More 

Leuven, Belgium
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a definite must do for everybody who is in the neighbourhood. The view from the restaurant is unbelievable, both outside and inside. Friendly staff, good food. The combination of the scenery and the quality of the food makes this a into an extremely good value for money experience!

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

JvLLeuven, Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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174 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great service with food prices to match the view. loved the hike up the hill after leaving the car with the valet, and walking around the property one gets to enjoy and hills and valleys that the property is hidden within. The coastline view is unbeatable, but perhaps because of that, the food has a very high standard to live... More 

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

Enjoys_Relaxing, Thank you for joining us and for the comments regarding your experience. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing piece of Big Sur and strive to produce a level of service and cuisine to match. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here because my parents stayed at Post Ranch and said this was the best meal in their life. So this was a very special meal for us. It definetly lived up to our expectations. It was delicious and the most beautiful view from any restaurant we have ever been to. The ocean was gorgeous and we felt like... More 

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

Amy R, Thank you for joining us and we are grateful that it was a great experience for you and your parents. You have very valid comments and we will take them into consideration. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Westport, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed at and eaten at Post Ranch on several occasions but this past time we stayed at Ventana Inn and it was far more relaxing and zen. Dinner at Sierra Mar in Post Ranch was a disappointment and very overpriced. The pre fix menu was average. For oysters, they gave me three that were nearly invisible and the... More 

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

ascanlan, Thank you for joining us and I apologize the experience was less than you had expected. We will review your comments and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Marina del Rey, California
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183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a very exclusive dining experience. We made reservation knowing we were staying at the Post Ranch Inn and wanting to dine there at least one night. Of course the views are astounding and it is well known for them. Our waiter Talman explained all the menu items well. The Gazpacho was excellent and there was plenty of food... More 

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Thank dwalker43
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

dwalker43, Thank you for joining us at Sierra Mar. I can fully understand the discomfort due to the temperature challenges we had that evening. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you again. More 

Paris, France
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There is not too many place to eat in Big Sur, but this one is a must. The dishes are beautiful and delicious, the wine list is great, the cocktails are good.... All of this in front of an amazing view of the coast. The service is helpful (not very fast this time because they were crowded)

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

itsnoway, We appreciate you joining us and look forward to your next visit. 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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