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Sierra Mar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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47900 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2800
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Without doubt one of the best meals I have ever had, and certainly an indescribable view at dinner as the sun sets over the water. Dinner is a fixed price so choices are limited, but they are without exception creative, superbly prepared and presented. This is a place where people take pictures of the course before trying it. The platings... More 

Thank RickT101
Los Angeles
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant served amazing foods and wines that we enjoyed every single time. Its impeccable design and view worth every dollar you spend.

Singapore, Singapore
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a beautiful view at sunset - amazing scenery. The appetizer courses were delicious - the curry soup and crushed carrot were exceptional. Mains were very good, and homemade sourdough was perfect. Desserts and service were fine, but not quite as good as he rest of the meal. Overall, a lovely experience.

Thank Traveler123020
Bethesda, MD
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated a wedding anniversary with a trip to, and lunch at, Sierra Mar. As Michelin puts it, the meal warranted the voyage along twisty roads, for many miles. Each dish before us was a harmonious blend of tasty, unusual ingredients, a delight to the palate. The location, perched far above the ocean and the hawks, was an additional delight... More 

Thank roadtrekker
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the views of Big Sur. We had lunch there and were immediately seated at a window table. We were given a two sided menu with an option to chose a five course or a three course lunch. We opted for the three course. The first course I chose was a turmeric and carrot soup. It was small, and... More 

Thank Picarello
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been there multiple times in the past, but this was my first opportunity to visit. Gorgeous setting and food was done well, tasted great with nice presentation. But...service seemed incredibly slow, even for a fine dining experience. After an hour and a half, we had only had bread and appetizers. With no updates as to the delay,... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few meals there, each exquisite. I will also pass over the extensive breakfast that comes with staying there (awesome btw) The smart folks there lined us up for reservations that matched the sunset, so we founds ourselves gazing at the changing colors of the clouds of the pacific. Cocktails--light, refreshing. Wine choices: incredible, deep, well-curated. But the... More 

Thank John T
San Francisco
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous property in general with incredible views of the ocean. We were sitting above the clouds, looking out. The craft cocktails and curated wine selections were terrific and the food was equally amazing prepared by a celebrated chef. Farm to table and locally sourced, on property in many cases. This place will not disappoint. Ever. A visit here should be... More 

Thank SueKSanFrancisco
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of the restaurant is spectacular and very in-keeping with the Big Sur surroundings. It has a rustic, yet contemporary feel to it, and uses a lot of wood and metal in its construction. Built into the side of the hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean - it has some of the most dramatic views we've ever seen. I don't... More 

Thank CHW808
Campinas, SP
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me and my hunband loves a great meal, with wine pairing... and this was superb! And we were delightful with the astoning view of the restaurant! It worth going! Just make sure you book in advance!

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

ju_espinola, Thank you for visiting us at Sierra Mar. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $120
American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?