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Sierra Mar

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47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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Atherton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Shannon O
Torrance, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank vanzanten
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Vicki P
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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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.

Thank Mel B
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!

Thank ZanyZiggapus
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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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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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279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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

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 

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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

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 15 November 2016

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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$120
American, Gluten Free Options
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, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2800
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?