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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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CUISINES
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Of course it has breathtaking views and beautiful food. Outstanding service too. Definitely a blow the budget kind of night but worth it to celebrate our anniversary. Reservations are a must and if you want the best views, the earlier dinner times would be better....More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything tasted delicious even though the portions were small. You definitely leave full ! The staff works with you if you have dietary restricitons. The wait staff knew every herb, ingredient, etc. Everything is memorized. They do not fumble with notes!

1  Thank ddkpp
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello ddkpp, Thanks so much for visiting us as Sierra Mar and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon! All the best,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I ate at the restaurant last week. The food is very good and there is an extensive wine list. The situation of the restaurant is exquisite with incredible views over the cliff and the Pacific Ocean, giving you the impression you are...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Amanda M, Thank you so much for joining us at Sierra Mar last week. I am truly grateful to hear that you had a wonderful experience. It's always fun to browse our Grand Award wine list and look out over the Pacific Ocean. Please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. The staff friendly and helpful and knew what they were serving. The view from the restaurant was spectacular.

1  Thank Jack T
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jack T, Thank you so much for joining us at Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service, food, and view. We certainly hope that you visit us again soon! All the best,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room rates at the stellar Post Ranch Inn aren't part of our current reality. But we splurged on lunch here and are thrilled we did. All guests are pre-screend at the entry gate. Without a reservation for a meal or staying there, you're not allowed...More

3  Thank Gloria L
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Gloria L, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are humbled to hear that you a great experience at Sierra Mar for lunch. We certainly have a special corner of the earth that I, too, consider magical. Please do come...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018

We stayed at Post Ranch Inn and ate here every day. World class destination and the food does not dissapoint.More

1  Thank brucef12018
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello brucef12018, We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us at Post Ranch Inn. We are all excited about the food that Executive Chef Elizabeth Murray and her team is curating as well. Please come visit...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is on top five Restaurants I have ever been to! Absolutely perfect - views, quality, wine selection , service - everything!!! We will be back ! It was worth of two hours drive to get there !More

1  Thank Chataranga
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hello Chataranga, We are so humbled to hear what a wonderful time you had while visiting us at Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn. We certainly have a special corner of the earth and we love to take care of all of our guests that...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

Helen and I ate dinner here twice in March. The food is tremendous, the cocktails excellent, the view amazing, however, the stand out feature is the sublime service. Truly exceptional. If you’re in the area you really should visit.More

3  Thank Mike L
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hello Mike L, We are so humbled to receive such great feedback. Post Ranch Inn was built on family values and it is certainly part of the ethos we live continue to live by. We try to welcome each and every guest of ours in...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I recently dined at Sierra Mar and found the food exquisite, staff was delightful and very friendly!! And words can not even describe the magnificent beauty of the masterpiece laid out before you in the Pacific Ocean!! It feels the soul with humility at true...More

1  Thank dalismama1
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Hello dalismama1, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and we are so happy to hear you had a great time. We genuinely look forward to welcoming you back to our home! All the best,

Reviewed March 27, 2018

We had been to Post Ranch for dinner 20 years ago when we stayed there for our anniversary. We also visited for drinks in between the years...The view has not changed- it is as stunning as ever! The floor to ceiling glass windows, the breathtaking...More

1  Thank Judy K
Sean A, Restaurant Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Hello Judy K, First of all, we are so honored that you have come back and visited us after 20 years. We are thrilled to hear that you and your friends from Seattle had a great experience and that Rachel took great are of you....More

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local 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
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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