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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 286
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Worthy of a Michelin Star

Had the the nine course tasting menu and it was fantastic. The food not only tasted great but how it was served was superb. Wine pairing were enjoyable as well but the food was the star of the show. Add the beautiful setting into the mix and you have a great restaurant which should have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Djsloan
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had the the nine course tasting menu and it was fantastic. The food not only tasted great but how it was served was superb. Wine pairing were enjoyable as well but the food was the star of the show. Add the beautiful setting into the mix and you have a great restaurant which should have a Michelin star.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When we realized we were heading to San Fran in June, we actually structured our anniversary trip so that we could travel down Highway 1 to have lunch at Sierra Mar. We had heard about Sierra Mar while watching a Food Network special on the top 10 places to eat in the USA. We were entranced. I promptly went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The views are top-notch here--not a bad seat in the house. Service was outstanding. The food was very, very good. A bit pricey, but considering the setting, well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The view is amazing, and the restaurant's pricing reflects that. You are paying up for the exclusivity of the view and the ambience of the restaurant and not for the food, which is good but not great. If you are OK with that, then definitely go for it, as the view on a clear day and the setting of the... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is part of the Post Inn on the Big Sur. When I made the reservation I was told;(a)since I wasn't staying at the Inn, I could only have a 5:30 reservation, and,(b) if I did not show up timely, or failed to cancel timely, it would cost $ 125 per person, please provide a credit card now. When... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

High end restaurant where menu changes each day depending on available fresh ingredients and to keep the menu unique. Each menu dated for the day and not re-used. Expect to pay around USD125 for the 4-course tasting menu consisting of two starter courses, a mains and a dessert. Extensive wine list. Servings are more European style which was welcome relief... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant hits excellence in every way. Every single staff was kind and accomodating. The prix fix lunch menu is solid. We made sure to order different items. ALL were winners. We felt $55 was more than fair. The Chef used the finest ingredients, Some from their own garden. No details were spared in service or food. I particularly loved... More 

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boca raton, florida
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the restaurant in The Post Ranch Inn..We stayed here..so we ate here. Delicious buffet breakfast and at night they offer a 4 course tasting menu or a 9 course tasting menu. My group ordered the 4 courses. Very tasty and quite enjoyable..Delicious wine to pair.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Cambria, and wanted to visit the Post Ranch to have lunch and see the property for future reference. We could not make reservations, as we were not sure what time the 70 mile drive will get us there. Sadly, we were not even allowed through the gates... Instead, we were curtly instructed to... More 

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California, Maryland
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stunning! The food was exquisite, the view is breathtaking, and the service was attentive. We went for a pre-fix lunch, three courses for $55. To put it simply, it was one of the better meals of my life. I will go back for special occasions.

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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

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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