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“Consistently great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sierra Mar

Sierra Mar
47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $120
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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.
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Consistently great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The food is spectacular, the new chef John Cox is amazing (and humble), the wine selection (and wine director Dominique DaCruz) are fantastic. The view is second to none. The servers are amazing--every last one. Are you sold yet?

Visited December 2012
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the View, but you don't have to dine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I knew this place was going to be an arm & leg to eat at, so my friend and I just went during lunch for a glass of wine. SOO Worth that. This place has amazing rooms that start at $700 (plus tax) a night, so I stayed at another resort, but Sierra Mar was well worh the visit. The views of the oceanside gives the impression that one is actually hovering over the water. I really wanted to stay here and I see how the 1% lives. If you're in Big Sur, check this place out. The food looked great too!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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241 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Amazing location....but bit of ripoff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner for two, really amazing location, but at over 400 bucks ...we both walked away thinking the same thing, could be missed. Food and service were good but not amazing....not nearly special enough to warrant price. (Breakfast was superb, and views are sublime.).

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

great design!! allows for private spaces for views of coast. open, airy, with full windows. food is excellent!! ate breakfast and dinner. A must visit!

Visited November 2012
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Recommended by family, and definitely not disappointed. Stunning location, staff very attentive, 3 course meal currently $40 well worth it, food well prepared, presented and tasty. Not your usual big American plate, but cuisine size. Other comments have said pricy, this may be by American standards but certainly not by British. Amazing walk up to restaurant (but less able are offered a drive up) it is part of a great looking cabin accomadation area with great views of ocean and surrounding mountains. Paths to beautiful working kitchen garden, with dear watching you walk by. Great stop on the way from SF to LA highway 1

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