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Sierra Mar

47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had all of our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, at Sierra Mar during our stay at Post Ranch Inn. The food was superb: delicious, inventive, and beautifully presented. The menus were completely different every day so we never repeated a dish (though we would...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

BrynMawrBK, Thank you so much for being our guest at the Post Ranch Inn. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Ranch Dinner. We can't wait to have you back! All the best,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place is perfect: food, service and ambiance. The view - obviously - the star of the show but everything else contributes to make this place an unforgettable experience

Thank CarlaEb
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

CarlaEb, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. Delighted to hear you had such an unforgettable time! We look forward to serving you again. All the best,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast each day was great plenty of selections and eggs done anyway you wanted. Four course dinner with matched wines was amazing! Food is exceptional and the wine was matched perfectly which really enhances the meal. Would I come back again, absolutely!

Thank lisaskye
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lisaskye, We are so humbled by your kind words and ecstatic that you had such a wonderful experience. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know and we eagerly anticipate your next visit! All the best,

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here. It's a three course fixed price menu. At $65 each plus drinks and automatic gratuitity it gets pretty expensive. The good- absolutely one of the most beautiful restaurants in one of the most stunningly beautiful settings that we've ever seen. A...More

Thank johnvback
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Johnvback, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that to had a good experience with us and we genuinely look forward to the opportunity to reach that fifth bobble on your next...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Excited for our lunch this past weekend, we arrived an hour early after driving down from Carmel to grab a drink at the bar. Arriving at the gate we were informed that they had a “policy” instituted that we could only be let up 15...More

3  Thank kolby c
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

kolby c, Than you so much for the thorough review. While I must say, on behalf of all of us here at Post Ranch Inn. We truly apologize for the less than warm greeting at the gate and miss communication thereafter. This has lead us...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately they open at 530 and the sun was already down so we didn’t get much of the view but it was still a gorgeous restaurant with lovely ambiance food and people, be prepared to spend a small fortune on your meal. 5 course and...More

Thank Brandis P
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Brandis P, Thank you for the kind words and I hope you will visit us again during a different time of the year. The sunsets from Sierra Mar are so spectacular. So, until then. We will have your table ready!

Reviewed 5 December 2017

In the day this restaurant is absolutely glamorous relying an incredible view for its decor. At night its a dank, wooden relic that one has to climb multiple staircases to reach and the food is simply not worth the trouble or expense. The wine list...More

Thank budfood
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

budfood, Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion about Sierra Mar. I am sorry you feel it less appealing according to some of the descriptives. Keep in mind we will always be willing to drive you up the ridge in one of...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Especially if you are staying at Post Ranch, think long and hard - as easy as it is to go across to Ventana or down the street to Deetjen's - about leaving the property. There is no better restaurant anywhere near Post Ranch. They are...More

Thank Mark J
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Mark J, We value every guest that joins us in Sierra Mar. I am very happy to hear about your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Location,location....Fantastic. Beautiful restaurant setting looking out over the Pacific with a flock of California Condors cruising overhead. Superb creations from the Chef, beautifully presented and served with panache. Wonderful deep wine list with terrific selections from France and California plus others. Easy parking,restrooms immaculate and...More

Thank seamus m
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

seamus m, Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write about your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 12 November 2017

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

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Bonnie R
23 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
15 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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