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Sierra Mar

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47900 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
+1 831-667-2800
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 open. We ended up with the best table in the place!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 meal with wine pairing (good wines!). Mushrooms bruschetta and the squid were great but the... More 

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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 and dolphins, hawks, and a bobcat. Also, beautiful design throughout. Lunch is price fixe and... More 

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 than 50% full and had many view tables open. Even though the hostess was aloof,... More 

Thank James L
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

I've had the pleasure at eating at a few pretty amazing places. But this place? Wow. This is unbelievable. We did the Chef's amazing 6 course meal. It was all mushroom based. And that was pure, undeniable heaven with each course. All locally sourced, all a wonderful delight to the senses. Think you'd be full? No - it was perfect... More 

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

thiad, We appreciate the review and are very to happy that you enjoyed the Forager's tasting menu. Post Ranch produces some amazing wild mushrooms underneath the redwoods. Its a great time of the year. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Atherton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Simply the best view in Big Sur. Gorgeous little cafe/restaurant with a talented Chef. Walk around the grounds to see the garden and the art sculptures. Plan on spending a good couple hours here. We had the 3 course pre fixe menu. The chocolate bread pudding with the caramel sauce and toffee crumble was the BEST I've ever had. I... More 

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

Shannon O, Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your return......the bread pudding awaits. More 

Torrance, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Five of us (adults) drove 21/2 hours from Monterey (and 21/2 hours back) to this restaurant for lunch at the spectacular Post Ranch Inn. You reach the restaurant by climbing up several flights of wooden steps, and I imagine there is a handicapped access too. The restaurant is on the top of a ridge overlooking the wide blue Pacific and... More 

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

vanzanten, Thank you for making the trip to dine with us at Sierra Mar. I only wish your experience had been better. Thank you for providing the feedback and we hope if you are in Big Sur next time that you give Sierra Mar another try. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

This review is a bit contrarian, because dining at Sierra Mar was an excellent experience and I'm glad we did and I'd do it again, but it wasn't quite perfect. The first thing that caught my attention after parking the car were the gardens and hives of bees in the distance - all beautiful and perfect. The second thing that... More 

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

Randy B, We appreciate the kind words and we will take the constructive comments into consideration. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Pacific Grove, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The setting and architecture are absolutely spectacular, well worth climbing the 65 steps to reach the restaurant. The two amuse-bouches were superb: ultrathin pumpkin seed crackers with an amazing, scrumptious pesto and we were offered seconds, which we did not refuse. The other one was mysterious (I could understand little of the server's accented speech) but also interesting and delicious.... More 

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

Vicki P, Thank you for being our guest and for the feedback regarding your dining experience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $120
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9576
  • 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?