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“Amazing view!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sierra Mar

Sierra Mar
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Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $120
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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.
Toronto, Ontario
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

View was better than the food. It can't be described but we found the menu at lunch was limited.
Worth a stop for sure!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal with a view to match”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overlooking the Pacific, Sierra Mar provides a peaceful place to relax, take in the view and enjoy a great dining experience. The lunch prix fixe is a good deal for the setting and quality of the ingredients. Every time we are in the area we try and make an effort to share a meal here. If you are lucky, you will also be able to experience the neighborhood condors putting on a show.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“What happened?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Used to be the best now- don't bother. You can get a better view in your own all along the coast and way better food at Nepenthe at less than half the cost. Terrible food and the a Recife is mediocre at best. This once gem is long gone. Save your $.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Exceptional, a real treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Can not fault service nor food. We took the wine suggestion also and was fantastic.
Location is incredible with an uninterrupted outlook across the Pacific. Not easy to find but for good reason and be sure to book. I hope to be lucky enough to visit again!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Pretty Much The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Sierra Mar restaurant at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California is pretty much the best restaurant I have eaten at in a very long time. Sierra Mar is located of the ocean side of Highway One overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You must make reservations or they won't let you have access to the Post Ranch. Forget Open Table call directly at 831-667-2800, and plan on the best view of the ocean, an excellent meal, great drinks, and a wonderful wait staff. The only hard part is the small climb up the stairway, or you can wait for a car.

We arrived on time for our reservation and were promptly seated with a exquisite view of the Pacific ocean and the California coastline. The restaurant is located about 700 feet above the ocean. We had drinks and enjoyed the architecture of the restaurant and the stunning views. The menu was Lunch Prix Fixe for $50.00 each for three courses. Each of the courses was excellent, and all of us were very pleased with the offerings.

This was probably the best meal we had on the Pacific Coast on our way to San Francisco. Enjoy, but do not miss it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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