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Sierra Mar

47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $45 - $120
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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Estero, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We made our reservations via the internet in advance and thought, well, this is highly recommended and, ok, we' ll try this place. And you know what? This is one of the nicest lunch experiences in the world. We ordered the 3 item fixed price and the wine pairing. The young lady who described the item of each course in... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We came down to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. So glad we did! After reading all of the reviews on trip advisor I chose Sierra Mar for our special dinner. I was a little apprehensive from a few of the negative reviews but so glad we chose this restaurant. I would say we had an excellent experience. We ordered the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We came from KY to get married in the woods in Big Sur, just the 2 of us, and had dinner at Sierra Mar after our ceremony. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. The view, the service, the food--all wonderful. We both ordered the 9 course Taste of Big Sur and both enjoyed it immensely. However, if/when... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I and another couple had lunch at Sierra Mar. It was excellent, the food is what I would have expected and the service by Sam was outstanding. I give it a 5 star rating for the atmosphere, the service, the taste and the overall presentation of the food. Now, could the food had been better? Yes, but... More

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Atascadero, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A friend took me here for my birthday. Wow, amazing view and amazing lunch. I got the WAGYU BURGER. I would get it again!

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Toronto, Ontario
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

View was better than the food. It can't be described but we found the menu at lunch was limited. Worth a stop for sure!!!

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overlooking the Pacific, Sierra Mar provides a peaceful place to relax, take in the view and enjoy a great dining experience. The lunch prix fixe is a good deal for the setting and quality of the ingredients. Every time we are in the area we try and make an effort to share a meal here. If you are lucky, you... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Used to be the best now- don't bother. You can get a better view in your own all along the coast and way better food at Nepenthe at less than half the cost. Terrible food and the a Recife is mediocre at best. This once gem is long gone. Save your $.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Can not fault service nor food. We took the wine suggestion also and was fantastic. Location is incredible with an uninterrupted outlook across the Pacific. Not easy to find but for good reason and be sure to book. I hope to be lucky enough to visit again!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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159 reviews 159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Sierra Mar restaurant at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California is pretty much the best restaurant I have eaten at in a very long time. Sierra Mar is located of the ocean side of Highway One overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You must make reservations or they won't let you have access to the Post Ranch. Forget Open Table... More

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