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Sierra Mar

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American, Californian
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47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: High atop the cliffs, offering breathtaking views is Sierra Mar, winner of...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 249
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First Class

Have been wanting to eat here for years and it was worth the wait. The view is just incredible. Staff will gladly bring you binoculas to whale watch. We visited for lunch and I had warned my teenagers of the prix fix menu and to just pick something and try it. We all enjoyed our meal and tried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
TCM327
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Sierra Mar offers tiny portions of uninspired extremely bland food, Beautifully arranged on the plate. In Big Sur We've enjoyed Nepenthe, Ventana, Deetjen's and Big Sur bakery several times but will not return to Sierra Mar.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Have been wanting to eat here for years and it was worth the wait. The view is just incredible. Staff will gladly bring you binoculas to whale watch. We visited for lunch and I had warned my teenagers of the prix fix menu and to just pick something and try it. We all enjoyed our meal and tried new things!!!... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We returned to Sierra Mar today after having stayed at the Post Ranch Inn several years ago. Our lunch was excellent. The staff was friendly and very cheerful. Our meal was delicious - truly a gourmet lunch. The tuna entree was wonderful. We enjoyed the magnificent view of the coastline and the tranquility of the surroundings. The Post Ranch Inn... More 

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sierra Mar is the restaurant at the pricey Post Ranch Inn. It is perched atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific. The view alone is enough reason to visit the restaurant. In fact, it is the only reason. The menu is a confusing amalgam of obscure ingredients and weird combinations. Menu fatigue sets in as you try and navigate this culinary... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We loved our dinner here. Firstly, we appreciated that one of us could have the 4-course meal and the other did not have to. This made for the perfect amount of food. Starting with the variety of breads and butters it was a delicious meal. The monk fish was excellent and i would order it again if given the chance.... More 

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San Jose, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We tried to go there for the dinner on 2015 New Year day but failed to secure a table. We finally went there recently. It was spectacular view of Pacific Ocean and spectacular Sunset I will never forget. The food is great, the service is great, the environment is great, everything is great and perfect. This is very best place... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

There is nothing like having a breathtaking view of the ocean for lunch. You are up high on a cliff overlooking the ocean. If you are staying in Big Sur, this restaurant is a must stop. My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch here. We did the three course meal. It was all very delicious. The service was great... More 

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marin county
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Overall, a special and almost perfect experience. Watching the sunset with a delicious glass of wine and dinner, not sure how ilife could get better.

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Ojai, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We liked what we recognized and were fascinated by what we didn't. The notion of a 3 hour prix fixe menu is interesting; perhaps it's an outgrowth of the absence of television

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I visited Sierra Mar in September of 2014 and found both the service and the food to be impeccable. The views from the restaurant are wonderful, if you can book for an early evening dinner to watch the sun set over the pacific then do it! (ask the staff if there is a table be a window free). Also, considering... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 120
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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.
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

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