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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 256
    Excellent
  • 82
    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
Superb

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Bajantravel
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Henderson, Nevada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Henderson, Nevada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Prescott, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed two nights and had dinner here the first night and went across the street to Ventena the second night. Offered here is a four course menu or a degustation menu. Unfortunately, the degustation menu did not allow any substitutions which I find troublesome. There are certain things I don't eat such as venison carpaccio, but I couldn't request... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I honestly don't see why all the great reviews. Being from New York I am used to these magician inspired tasting menus where they tell you a good story and make everything look pretty but taste ..... TOTALLY MISSING. I was so looking forward to this place for my husbands birthday. Firstly, if you want to see the ocean when... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Perched on cliff's edge, floor to ceiling windows giving a full view of the ocean, really brings in the feeling of gratitude and amazement, and the food is fresh, upscale, new. Well worth the visit.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great 4 course set meal and unbelievable wine selection. Sommelier then recommended a great Pinot off the wine list that matched perfectly what we had for dinner.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

from start to finish this was an exceptional meal. Of course, the view is one of the highlights. We were lucky enough to dine there last weekend on a really clear day watching the sunset and the fog roll in. One of the best views I have ever had while dining. Service was also great! everyone was very nice and... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had lunch at Sierra Mar last week. The restaurant is stunning, situated on a cliff overlooking a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The decor, food, and service all parallel the view -- outstanding. Contrary to what one reviewer just posted, the food is excellent -- original, fresh, interesting, delicious. While the portions are not large, the three course... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sierra Mar offers tiny portions of uninspired extremely bland food, Beautifully arranged on the plate. In Big Sur We've enjoyed Nepenthe, Ventana, Deetjen's and Big Sur bakery several times but will not return to Sierra Mar.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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