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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 260
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    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
It's worth it

I read plenty of reviews before coming here, so was prepared for the view, but really can you ever be fully prepared for that beauty? Was the one time during a meal that I wasn't looking or talking to my husband, but was gazing out the window almost the entire time. Sad we didn't see any whales, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
erinandtim2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I read plenty of reviews before coming here, so was prepared for the view, but really can you ever be fully prepared for that beauty? Was the one time during a meal that I wasn't looking or talking to my husband, but was gazing out the window almost the entire time. Sad we didn't see any whales, as the host... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been 10++ times and it never fails to disappoint. No downside, except outsiders are limited.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stunning views and delicious food. The back patio a choice spot on a sunny day..pricey but worth the setting and awesome endless views of the ocean and BIG SUR... one way to see The Post Ranch Inn. Lunch is more causal. Dinner is fixed to call ahead and see whats being served. Expensive prices for spirits and wine. Guess your... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Overall, a very good dining experience, given the location and reviews. Love the fact that the restaurant is perched on top of a cliff and overlooking the ocean. If only the sky was clear, as we were hoping for a sunset view and dinner. Location and views are a perfect pairing. Service was good, though we felt the reception could... More 

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Arlington, Virginia USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I would give a rating of 4.5 if I had the chance to. My wife and I had lunch on the outdoor terrace on a beautiful day in early January and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and professional, and the setting is memorable--as many reviewers have noted. Then why not give it a straight... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I have been coming to the Post Ranch Inn for about 10 years now and we always have at least one dinner at their signature restaurant, Sierra Mar. Their chef, is quite imaginative and his tasting menus and individual meals are exciting as well as tasty. All the ingredients are locally sourced if not actually grown in... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I can't remember ever giving a perfect score in any review I have done. This place deserves it. In conclusion perfect blend of good food, ambiance-view and service. The view is breathtaking. This is a restaurant worthy of marriage proposal site and I have only been to one other restaurant worthy of that badge... The cliffs in Barbados. If any... More 

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I like the creativity that the chef put into the different dishes. You can tell the chef put lots of thoughts into each and every one of the dish.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We've been dining here for many years, and it has never failed us. It is expensive, but both the food and view make it worth the splurge.

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Los Gatos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The restaurant at Post Ranch is simply incredible. We have eaten there several times over the years and it has always been excellent. The view is world class. We have not been to restaurant anywhere in our travels that surpasses it.

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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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