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Sierra Mar

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American, Pacific Rim
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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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orlando
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this restaurant then cancelled because we decided to eat at the Ventana Inn. (Which was fantastic) well we ended up calling the Sierra Mar the day prior (there is a cancellation fee) and we were able to get a table. I'm so so happy we went. This restaurant had the most beautiful view I saw while at Big... More 

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Thank lindaOrlando
Boston, MA
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We dined at Sierra Mar recently after a 20 year absence (we don't often get to the Central Coast). It was as lovely as we remembered it - with stunning views, delicious food, and excellent service. We ordered the 3 course tasting menu which was inventive and varied and offered us (as vegetarians) more than one option to choose from.... More 

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Thank lizlubee
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at Ventana Inn & Spa across the road from the Post Ranch Inn and had dinner here one night. This had to be one of our most memorable dinners on our trip. Very good, innovative place. It is perched right on the cliff and has an amazing view of the ocean and coastline, so get there early... More 

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times. The time we stayed on the property all meals were great, but breakfast and dinner were outstanding. Because of this I planned a surprised gathering for my husband's birthday here. It was such a disappointment! The service was awful (forgot to bring water, flatware, bread for one of our guests after being asked multiple... More 

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Danbury
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to celebrate a birthday in a heavenly location with food to match. Absolute treat with exquisite tasting menu offering something different to normal. Not cheap but not the point. Great occasion.

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Thank 623hughh
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch, so stating my one-time lunch experience here. Nice place, but slightly overpriced and overrated. It's good, but it tries to be something it's not. It's great for the view, but the food is not outstanding, it's still good though.

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Thank Bjoern G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, just do it. I won't hash out all the details of the meal since 1) it will likely be a different menu when you go 2) all the other reviews talk about the way the lunch and dinner menu are set up. The views are amazing. You'd think an ocean view is just an ocean view, but I imagine... More 

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Thank Jenny W
NYC
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so we went to Sierra Mar the restaurant in the Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur. The first disclaimer I have is that I stayed at the resort a few years ago and I can assure you that this is the place that God goes when it's time for vacation. So I am clearly biased. That said you... More 

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Thank Ngtravel102
Kevin_Geanides, General Manager at Sierra Mar, responded to this review

Ngtravel102, Thank you for joining us again and for sharing your experience at Post Ranch and Sierra Mar. We look forward to welcoming you back to your favorite heavenly place. More 

Oslo, Norway
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519 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impression is the stunning airplane view over the sea. It is indeed located on the top of a cliff. Food is gastronomic style, ie elaborate with small portions but very tasty. 3 course menu for 55 usd with fresh products sourced locally. I think booking is necessary. And you get to have a glance on the Post Ranch Inn... More 

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

Tanmouss, Love the description of the airplane view over the ocean. We are very happy to serve our guests in such a special setting. Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Jason P, Thank you for being our guest in Sierra Mar. Great choices by the way. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 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
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
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?