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“Worth the View, but you don't have to dine!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sierra Mar

Sierra Mar
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $120
Cuisines: American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth the View, but you don't have to dine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I knew this place was going to be an arm & leg to eat at, so my friend and I just went during lunch for a glass of wine. SOO Worth that. This place has amazing rooms that start at $700 (plus tax) a night, so I stayed at another resort, but Sierra Mar was well worh the visit. The views of the oceanside gives the impression that one is actually hovering over the water. I really wanted to stay here and I see how the 1% lives. If you're in Big Sur, check this place out. The food looked great too!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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361 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Amazing location....but bit of ripoff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner for two, really amazing location, but at over 400 bucks ...we both walked away thinking the same thing, could be missed. Food and service were good but not amazing....not nearly special enough to warrant price. (Breakfast was superb, and views are sublime.).

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Los Angeles
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

great design!! allows for private spaces for views of coast. open, airy, with full windows. food is excellent!! ate breakfast and dinner. A must visit!

Visited November 2012
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Recommended by family, and definitely not disappointed. Stunning location, staff very attentive, 3 course meal currently $40 well worth it, food well prepared, presented and tasty. Not your usual big American plate, but cuisine size. Other comments have said pricy, this may be by American standards but certainly not by British. Amazing walk up to restaurant (but less able are offered a drive up) it is part of a great looking cabin accomadation area with great views of ocean and surrounding mountains. Paths to beautiful working kitchen garden, with dear watching you walk by. Great stop on the way from SF to LA highway 1

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you are beeezing through Big Sur make sure you DO NOT miss this. The view is exceptional and the food is lovely. There are also ledges outside the doors next to the tables so you can take in the sunset outside and get a picture. Just gorgeous

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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