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Sierra Mar

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    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
GORGEOUS!!!

What a spot! Stopped on our way back to Half moon bay. What a spot. Had drinks and took photos. Would have loved to stay for dinner, however we had a late lunch and we were not hungry. Like no other place on earth! Spectacular location! Sat outside and enjoyed. We had been to Nepente for lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
downhillskier17
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Needham, MA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A group of us decided it was time to give Sierra mar a try, especially since it's had such glowing reviews. We were a group of 10 and we all opted for the 5 course tasting menu and most of us also got the wine pairing. We were seated by one of the large windows w wide water views- gorgeous!... More 

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Needham, MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a spot! Stopped on our way back to Half moon bay. What a spot. Had drinks and took photos. Would have loved to stay for dinner, however we had a late lunch and we were not hungry. Like no other place on earth! Spectacular location! Sat outside and enjoyed. We had been to Nepente for lunch, Sierra Mar is... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fixed price menu $55, for 3 courses, $95 for 5 courses at lunch. Food is superb, each course a masterpiece. Extensive wine list, knowledgeable sommelier. A truly wonderful experience. Reservations required. They accommodated our group of 9 on a few hours notice. Wonderful staff. It's quite a climb up from the parking lot to the restaurant, if you have any... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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101 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Sierre Mar restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn has the most spectacular location and views. Really tasteful and beautiful decor. The outdoor seating area is great and close by this you have a heated infinity pool. For dinner the restaurant has no a la carte menu, but only two fixed price menus. Either a four course meal where you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here for my wife's 50th birthday and it did not disappoint. The scenery was unbelievable, the services was great, the food was spectacular, the wines (oh the wine!!) use the sommelier. Pictures do not do the place justice. Expensive but worth it!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband is more of a foodie than I, but I was sold on the breathtaking views. Our server Tol was knowledgeable and really enhanced the experience for us. He explained how they have their own garden and the chef uses local food for the menu (which changes daily).

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Sydney
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162 reviews 162 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Sierra Mar just has to be one of the worlds best dining experiences.. the food is one thing (Excellent)..but the location, the decor and THAT VIEW is Sublime.. We were travelling down the PCH to LA via Santa Barbara from San Francisco, having stopped in Monterey. I'm a total fan of Post Ranch having stayed years ago and unfortunately this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were terribly disappointed with the service and menu at Sierra Mar. Though the view is picturesque, it isn't worth it. With lack luster choices on the fixed menu and no a la cart options, selections were sub par. the wine list was also limited and overpriced. No mention was made when making our reservation weeks in advance that the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It all starts with that view...all sky and sea...but then the food arrives and it's just as beautiful. As we are vegetarians, we had the meatfree dishes which were outstanding...the carrot risotto and the onion soup were stand outs. Presentation is innovative and we appreciated the French selections on the wine list. Service respectful and attentive. We will be back.

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Exceptional views, location and breakfast included, however I thought the menu for dinner was a little out there. My husband ordered the fixed, excellent presentation and service. I had just 2 courses, just ok for me. Nothing to write home about. The place is what is exceptional, a must go if you are in Big Sur and can spend $$$!!!

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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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