A true gem.A price fixe menu
A true gem.A price fixe menu that was remarkable,fresh,great presentation,just delightful.A don't miss when in the area,GREAT views of pacific.We could go on and on.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
They have a great lunch tasting
They have a great lunch tasting menu but you can order a la cart if you prefer. It is a beautiful place to just sit relax and have a drink. Views are amazing and you can sit indoor or outdoor. The service was great they actually went out if their way to find me a wine by the glass that I would enjoy and let me sample a few until I found one that was perfect.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything about Sierra Mar
Everything about Sierra Mar and Post Ranch Inn is remarkable - the food, the view, the service - outstanding. To paraphrase a Ferris Bueller quote, "If you have the means, I highly recommend it!" And honestly, the pre-fixe meal price was very reasonable!
3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding! Not usually a review writer but in this case I had to !! Very creative !
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reservations are highly recommended
Reservations are highly recommended!!
This is one restaurant where you can't really go wrong with any dishes (two thumbs up for Executive Chef John Cox). Chef John Cox was nice enough to take a picture with me upon request. Every dish I tasted was delicious and I found the prices to be quite reasonable. Lunch Prix Fixe is $40 and Dinner Prix Fixe is $110.
The view is fantastic!
The service is helpful and friendly.
Self parking and valet parking are available. All you need to do is tip for valet parking.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We was there for brunch and
We was there for brunch and was a great experience!! The food was very good and the view of the amazing...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Creative and delicious prix
Creative and delicious prix fixe menu, perfectly executed. Appreciated the friendly hosts and servers.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Special Place!!!
Well worth the expense. Make sure you go for sunset. One of the most amazing views you will ever experience. Very special romantic occasion. The food was phenomenal as well.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spellbinding Sierra Mar
Sierra Mar is one of the most spectacular restaurants you will find. The view at sunset is out of this world and architecturally even the walk up from the hotel is enchanting. Although the food is not cheap, the quality of ingredients and presentation is highly thought out. The service was fantastic, everyone from our main waiter to the bread waiter were extremely hospitable, friendly and helpful. The wine list is excellent particularly if opt to do the wine pairings. Words fail to capture this place and in the heart of the beautiful Big Sur this is the perfect up market choice. I just wish it was closer to my home!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing view and food
$45 3 course prix fixe lunch menu. the food was delicious and well seasoned. we had no complaints about the service as well, the staff were helpful and friendly. the view was AMAZING and we could see for miles up the big sur coast on a clear day. we would definitely come back again and stay at the hotel next time.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern Californian food with an Asian influence served in a room with floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows looking over the cliffs of Big Sur. I've never had a more dramatic view to accompany dinner.
Food was very good, though the daily menu was a bit heavier on seafood and entrails than I would have liked.
Service was subdued and competent.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
An ethereal experience
Each time we have dined and stayed at the inn we have experienced a high level of service, creative, delicious and beautiful food in a magical continuous changing setting. It is a unique and wonderful treasure to return to whenever possible.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food with a gorgeous view
Our lunch at Sierra Mar was one of the highlights of our trip. The terrace and dining room offer dramatic views over the Big Sur coast. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. They also have a great wine list.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant for a romantic meal with gorgeous views of the ocean and surrounding area, the restaurant is set in a glass box so you feel as though you are floating above the ocean. We went for lunch so we could see the views during the day especially as we were on vacation. The prix fixe lunch menu and wine pairing was good, starters and desserts were stand out however mains were not particularly outstanding.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch with a stunning view
While the fog is unpredictable, we did have a great view from this restaurant.
The fixed-price lunch menu is quite a good option - more than enough food for us. While we were not in a hurry (in fact the opposite), the timing of the courses was a bit strange - there was an initial large delay, then the courses were closely spaced in time. Perhaps the kitchen was busy when we first arrived. The waiter was knowledgeable, but did fail when asked to box our left-overs (not everything was saved, as we discovered when we got home!).
Location of this restaurant is enough to warrant a visit - the grounds are worth a walk around, so even if the sea is obscured by fog, there is plenty to see (at lunch). A great place to take visitors to the area.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner with spectacular views, hump back whales and a beautiful sunset. Their location at Big Sur is just breathtaking. Food was great and the presentation of the dishes was first class. Our waitress took her time to explain every dish, she was nice and knowledgeable. I am planning to come back hopefully soon to enjoy this amazing Restaurant.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sierra Mar was just wonderful.
Sierra Mar was just wonderful. We had an amazing view, in a beautiful location (even though we were shrouded in fog). The whole evening was really special.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular meal, wine and view
Should you be lucky enough to be in Big Sur, you must eat a meal at Sierra Mar. Because they accommodate guests at the Post Ranch Inn with preferred dining times, dinner reservations for non-guests are limited to either 5:30 or 8:45. Not a problem at all as the 5:30 reservation actually allowed us the full sunset experience throughout our meal. Dinner is a 4 course prix fixe [currently $120 per person] with a changing menu based on seasonal availability. We each had the corn soup as our 2nd course, having started with the salad and shaved speck. I went with the scorpion while my wife had the black truffle gnochi for entrees. My dessert was a bountiful cheese course. Ask to see the larger wine list-tremendous bottles-and helpful somm.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch overlooking the pacific
The post ranch inn lunch tasting menu (with pairing) is an absolute delight. If you're hiking in the area and need a little pampering, this is the most amazing spot with delicious ramifications.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the 3hr drive for lunch
The best ocean views in the state of California! Great prix fix menu and one of the best wine list around. Come for lunch and enjoy the day!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I spend a few days in big sur every year and on each trip I make sure to have lunch or dinner at sierra mar. The food and dining experience is always perfection - it just can't get any better than that.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat
To dine at the post ranch inn and enjoy the first
Class experience was indeed a special treat.
The wine pairing made everything perfect.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a late lunch with
We enjoyed a late lunch with wine pairings. We were there for over 2 hours. I really felt we'd been forgotten between courses. Location and architecture really cool.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sierra Mar has a beautiful view. The food was very good.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM