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All 20 Big Sur Restaurants

Sierra Mar

47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
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Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $120
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A breakfast or lunch at Sierra Mar are second fiddle to the view. However, the view and setting are so outstanding that it wouldn't matter what you choose to eat. After dark, the firepit on the deck, stargzaing and quiet music enhance an oustanding menu. The wine list includes many boutique wineries; choose something new!

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San Carlos, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We ate here twice while staying at Post Ranch Inn. The food was absolutely incredible. Truly. The menu changes each night and was innovative, interesting and so very delicious. The view, ambiance, wine selection, and staff were also top-notch. This is a must for anyone who loves to dine.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed lunch at Sierra Mar, had read great reviews, and were not disappointed. You literally feel like you are dining in the sky! The setting is spectacular and the food is perfectly prepared, creative and incredibly delicious. This is a special occasion, memorable experience. Perfect setting and excellent cuisine!

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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food was just ok! It was not great and it was not bad. The wine list is very average and does not contain anything that I could not locate at my local liquor store at a much cheaper price! So if a view is what you want, go.........

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Cambria, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food at Sierra Mar can't be criticized - perhaps only that it's pricey, but it's worth it for a special time. We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a delicious meal and had an unbeatable view of the always-stunning Big Sur coast. We brought wine, they opened it without being snobby, even though it wasn't an expensive bottle. I love... More 

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We did not know if we were able to get in as they have a strict children policy but when we arrived at the gate and ask if we could have lunch, we were welcomed with our baby. The grounds of Post Ranch Inn are beautiful, and the architecture very interesting. The view is magnificent, breathtaking. Unlike the reviews I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They are situated on the property of Post Ranch Inn which is a beautiful reserve that compliments beautiful nature. A very pricey hotel anyone would want to sleep in or dream about sleeping in. The drive up to the restaurant was very beautiful as well. With game roaming around the property is also a nice touch. The restaurant is located... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Don't waste your time. Go to to the Ventana for a meal instead. This place is bleak and unfriendly. Prices are ridiculous for the atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Overall, we enjoyed our meal here. Staff was attentive. My salad was scrumptious--pomegranates, kale, quinoa, goat cheese--original and delicious. My duck confit was one of, if not the best I have ever had--the vegetable medley of brussel sprouts and squash around it was absolutely delicious, and portion size was good. My wife's abalone starter was ok, very small--3 tiny morcels.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Very pricey but food and service are satisfactory about what you would expect. Architecture, decor and views are splendid. Worth a single trip.

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Additional Information about Sierra Mar

Address: 47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 45 - 120
Cuisine: American, Californian

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