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Sierra Mar

47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dining at Sierra Mar is a transcendent experience! I've been very fortunate to have traveled the globe and dined in many phenomenal restaurants, but if I had to pick my favorite, this would be it...without a moment's hesitation. And the Post Ranch Inn, home of...More

Thank Dollyamas
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dollyamas, Thank you for the kind comments and we are very honored that you place us so high on the list. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

First, let me say that the food served is outstanding & the service is impeccable. Perhaps because the road is closed & supplies are more difficult to get, we had these strange experiences. First, their Prix fix 4-course tasting menu is $125. We were told...More

Thank Sherry S
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Sherry S, Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit with us here at Post Ranch Inn. I would like to apologize for not providing a flawless experience. In regards to your concerns and comments, we have discussed this as a team,...More

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

If you ever wanted to hang an amazing meal overlooking the Pacific Ocean (1200 feet down the very steep cliff) then you must dine at Post Ranch Inn's Sierra Mar restaurant. The glass-walls allow a stunning view up and down the coast (when the fog...More

Thank eseaberg
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

eseaberg, Thank you for the kind comments here as well. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

What can I say except the best food paired with the best wine. All the staff is excellent. Some of them have become friends after staying at the Post Ranch for over 15 years

1  Thank Vicki W
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Vicki W, Thank you for the kind comments and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Stayed at the Post Ranch Inn so had drinks here twice, dinner once, and breakfast twice. Not let down once, total 5 star experience.

1  Thank Eric Z
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Eric Z, Thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed April 6, 2017

Magical place with breathtaking views! The ocean was covered with fog, but then dissipated! There is a view from every table. The food, the home made bread and drinks were all memorable. Take a walk around the beautiful grounds!

Thank FB-Bear
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

FB-Bear, Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to providing another memorable experience.

Reviewed April 3, 2017

We ate dinner here in December so the sun was setting so early!! Dinner was good, but not so overwhelmingly excellent. We were walk-ins and were going to ear at the bar. As we sat down we saw the table right next to the fireplace...More

Thank nicole h
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

nicole h, Thank you for writing about your experience with us. I am happy to hear we were able to find you a nice table. We look forward to welcoming you back and serving you again.

Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I heard they have an amazing view but I went on a rainy day and I couldn't see a thing. It also very expensive but totally worth it. First they served some kind of spinach pesto which was delicious. Then, when ordered the three course...More

Thank BernardoLarreta
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

BernardoLarreta, Thank you for the feedback regarding your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing another stellar experience, hopefully with the sun shining.

Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times for lunch over the last year or two and each time impresses me more than the last. Sierra Mar has the most amazing view for lunch in big sur. Perched high above the ocean, we have seen dozens of whales...More

Thank yyyy11yyyy
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

yyyy11yyyy, Thank you for joining us at Sierra Mar and being a loyal patron. Your kind words are very much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed February 18, 2017

We stopped in the late afternoon. When we said we were there for a drink and appetizer, the hostess tried to seat us in the bar with no view. We had to request a table on the patio even though the restaurant was much less...More

Thank James L
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

James L, Thank you for the constructive feedback. I will address personally as we strive for our service to be seamless from start to finish. We look forward to serving you again.

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Bonnie R
June 23, 2016|
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Response from activeguy88 | Reviewed this property |
This response is a little late. I've never been to Nepenthe, but did have lunch once at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn. If you're interested in a restaurant with great views, I would consider Rocky Point Restaurant... More
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gator32016
May 15, 2016|
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Response from Mohyna | Reviewed this property |
No harm in reserving earlier. We called in March and were told it was booked till June but we were not staying there! But this was dinner. We managed to get lunch booking much more easily. Lunch prices were lower as its... More
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HSG_12
February 15, 2016|
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Response from banchewmn | Reviewed this property |
You must have a reservation. Go for lunch if you are on a budget. While expesive, the experience is well worth it. However if you want to "hang" @ a bar go to Nepenthe's for great views, food and drink. Deetjen's also... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$45 - $120
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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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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