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Sierra Mar

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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is an absolute gem and reservations are a must. We came for lunch and it managed to be one of the best high-end dining experiences with an incredible view to match. The staff was fantastic and our meals arrived in well spaced intervals. As for the food itself. Phenomenal. I tried the burgers, oysters, and a cheese-style dessert... More 

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Thank Jason P
Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've enjoyed Post Ranch and Sierra Mar for years. We received an email from them today sharing that they're open again after having to close for the fire. The email today also mentioned a new executive chef. While the space and view in late July was as wonderful as ever, the tasting menu was noticeably different and not in a... More 

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New York
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for lunch on Saturday. Liked it so much came back for dinner the next day. The view is amazing, the ambience was great and the food lives up to location. Fresh vegetables and fruit add a California influence to classic dishes and the menus also features new creative dishes. Oh, there are also novel alcoholic drinks.

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Thank GuavaMike
redwood City
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to stay at Post Ranch Inn for our anniversary and had dinner at Sierra Mar. The views are unbelievable. But when the food came it was equally exquisite. Service was attentive but not overly so. My husband had a headache and the server overheard him and offered Advil. Nice touch. Wine list was also complete and what... More 

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Thank ranous
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

ranous, From all of us here at Post Ranch and Sierra Mar, we are delighted you celebrated your anniversary with us. It is a very magical place to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for the kind comments regarding Sierra Mar. We look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were guests at the hotel and had a beautiful dinner at Sierra. The view is needless to say majestic. Our table was at the window. The restaurant had beautiful music from the boxes.

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Thank Pituttraveller
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Pituttraveller, Thank you for being a guest at Post Ranch Inn and also writing your review about Sierra Mar. Our setting, cuisine and service is defiantly majestic. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing that struck as we entered the Restuarant that the blinds were drawn obstructing the spectacular views of the ocean from the ridge-top Restuarant. Although there were tables by the window, the host showed us to a table at the back. We asked to be moved next to a window table, which she did, but because of the... More 

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Thank Ajit K
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Ajit K, Its unfortunate your experience was less that what you expected. We do our best to accommodate all guests in Sierra Mar. I can understand your comments of the tinted shades being down on what was a bright sunny day. We will take your other comments into consideration as well. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve... More 

Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend trusting the chef and going for the 9 courses, the food is simply amazing. We decided not to go with the wine pairing but the som was very helpful and we picked a great bottle of wine. Make reservation at 5 so you can see the sunset. The views are amazing. Very romantic, and very good service. Fine... More 

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Thank Joha2210
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Joha2210, Thank you for the gracious review. I have to agree the 9 course menu is very impressive and Chef is launching a new menu in early September. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch but mainly for that view. The food was ok you had the choice of a 3 course meal or 5 course. We chose the 3 course but it wasn't great honestly not the best food the desert was better but still average. The only thing worth it was that view hopefully we can come back... More 

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Thank Alexandra M
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Alexandra M, We really appreciate the comments and will discus as a team. I am happy to hear you will likely give us another opportunity, the lunch menu is ever evolving and its likely when you return different items will be available. Thank you for being our guest. More 

Greece
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and the architecture is fantastic, since the place is all glass overlooking the ocean. But the pleasant surprise is the quality of the food. Keeping their menu short and their choices limited they offer exceptional tastes and fantastic ingredients. Also there is an interesting selection of wine. Very reasonably priced for fine dining. Don't miss it if you... More 

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Thank kYazitzoglou
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

kYazitzoglou, Thank you for the vote! Chef Murray and her team change the dinner menu each night based on the best products available. The focus is just as you stated, not have a massive menu but focus on a smaller selection that is perfectly executed. The wine list shouldn't disappoint even the most discerning connoisseur. We look forward to serving... More 

london
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is. 3 course fixed price menu or a 9 course tasting menu.The food is really excellent and so is the service, lovely clientele very low key. Really recommend. But you need reservations.

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Thank sunnyislesbeach
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

sunnyislesbeach, We appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$45 - $120
Cuisine
American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2800
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?