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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
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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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Solid food, great wines, good service. Just short of the five star rating (partially due to the $125 prix fixe, maybe a tad high for Big Sur ;-)

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Recife, PE
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Have lunch/dinner on the top of a hill, with an amazing view! The walls are glass made so you can enjoy the view while eating

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I note that the glowing reviews from other writers usually refer to their glorious lunch. I sampled the dinner on a Monday night, perhaps the chef's night off? The food was edible, but not fantastic. Three small slabs of overdone abalone dore in butter with tomatoes, a small mixed green salad with Speck, rosemary roast chicken breast and lentils, chocolate... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean accompanied by a meal that was one of the best I've had in Northern California. The service was friendly perfect and our waiter was well versed about what was on the menu and the drinks we had were tasty and a break from your every day light beer or rum and coke. The... More 

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Toluca Lake, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sierra Mar could easily rely just on its ambiance, as it is beautifully cantilevered over the cliffs of Big Sur with nothing but Pacific Ocean and the horizon visible for about 180 degrees. However, they have instead brought in an amazing chef who serves a four-course dinner which is outstanding. Locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired ingredients and combinations. Exceptional flavors. The 4... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were lucky enough to be traveling south on Hwy 1 through Big Sur on a glorious December day last month. We made reservations at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn based sole on reviews. The five of us were seated at a window with a small balcony overhanging the cliff for lunch. We all had the Prie-fixe lunch... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

very romantic experience. we were staying at Post Ranch Inn so we had dinner there twice. The first night the food was delicious, but the 2nd night the food was just perfect. wonderful flavours, beautifully presented, interesting menu, incredible wait staff, unmatched view, romantic atmosphere and an overall memorable experience. Compliments to the chef for incredible creativity and perfect execution.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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155 reviews 155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants you are going to have a meal at! The view of the Pacific is breathtaking, and the fodd is quite good too, we had lunch and breakfast since we were staying at the hotel, for the dinner we ordered room service. Great place!

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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Dinner at Sierra Mar on New Year's Day was the perfect way to start the new year. Stunning views with a perfect sunset. Phenomenal food and restaurant team. I grew up with the southern tradition of having black eye peas on New Year's Day. They say you do the greens for money, and the black eyed peas for luck,. The... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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218 reviews 218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been fortunate to dine in many of the best restaurants in the world. However, if I had to pick my favorite restaurant, Sierra Mar would be my choice. The food is perfect, the wine list is wonderful, but the real highlight is the view! The restaurants unrivaled view of the rugged Big Sir coast is beyond amazing. Plan... More 

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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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