Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn
Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://postranchinn.com/
  • Phone: 8316672800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Craig Von Foerster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet as well as a private lot for parking.
A word from Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a spectacular view of the California coast, the award winning Sierra Mar Restaurant serves world-class cuisine in an awe-inspiring setting. This Big Sur restaurant features an innovative, four course, prix fixe menu, which changes daily and utilizes organic, seasonal fare. Sierra Mar offers wine selections from one of the most extensive collections in North America.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (38)romantic (34)special occasion (34)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (16)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (9)hot spot (6)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Incomparable views and a beautiful
    hard2please
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Incomparable views and a beautiful building made for an enjoyable experience even if the food was only very good. A limited set of menu choices and wines by the glass but we found some interesting ones. Service was very good but we had to request several items, including a second glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place
    lmrh
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    It was our 21st wedding anniversary and the day couldn't have been better. Then to make it even more special we came to Sierra Mar for one of the best meals we can recall having in a long time!!! Our server Rachel was the best, very responsive and very sweet. The ONLY thing she forget was a second piece of bread for my husband's soup, but that's it! We will be back very soon! =D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good alternative to have lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Good alternative to have lunch on your way up Pacific Highway. Great views...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the most enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    One of the most enjoyable and memorable meals we have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The most gorgeous scenery
    DonnaQ
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    The most gorgeous scenery in the world right out the window! Dinner was lovely...Food is great! We were there for 10th anniversary...Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with stunning views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    This is more than a 'scenic' view. This is one of the most breathtaking views on earth. The service was excellent, we arrived early for our reservation, and they seated us as soon as dinner service started. While waiting, we sat in the outdoor area by the bar and watched dolphins and whales through binoculars they provided. The restaurant seems to hang off a cliff overlooking the ocean. The food was excellent also, and very well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view is worth it. Lunch
    special
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    The view is worth it. Lunch was $116 (tax and tip) for two, one appetizer, 2 entrees, coffees and one dessert (no alcohol).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A view to die for!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    What an amazing view! Eating lunch outside overlooking the pacific ocean is a lunch I will never forget. A must for anyone driving through Highway 1 wanting to stop and take in the sights. Excellent price range and food quality. Great portion size too. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    of course the view is to die for but evrything else is as marvelous. this is one of the places that you have to see before you die!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place view & food in Big Sur!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Just lovely! Went for late lunch for my husbands 60th birthday and we could not have been more delighted with the scenic view (WOW!), the great service and the amazing food (and drinks - try the Mexitini).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view was spectacular.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    The view was spectacular. The bread and tomato soup were marvelous. The sirloin steak I ordered was overcooked and a bit tough, and the accompaniments were merely adequate. The dessert was average. All that being said, it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Outstanding ...as it should be. Does not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely amazing food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Absolutely amazing food and views of the Big Sur coastline!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    A spectacular meal in every possible way: elegant, flavorful food, beautifully plated; attentive service and perhaps the best view of any restaurant in America.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word, incredible. This
    DaveSVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    In a word, incredible. This is rated 4 stars only because they are in transition to a new chef, who hasn't quite hit his (her?) stride. The previous chef was duly famous, but has retired. But its one of the most incredible settings IN THE WORLD! Do not hesitate to go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ice you can afford $110 prix
    t4two
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    ice you can afford $110 prix fixe 4 course meal plus wine plus tax and tip, you,ll love the gorgeous scenery, excellent food and service. A less dramatic, but truly gorgeous alternative with outside seating was the Ventan Inn and Spa on the east side of Hwy 1 way up in the hills overlooking the coast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant deserves 3
    sf88
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    This restaurant deserves 3 stars Michelin rating. Awesome food. Our favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great view and location. Friendly
    geraldbythebayVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    great view and location. Friendly staff. Food slightly on the salty side.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best view in California?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    I'm not sure that there is a restaurant with a better view in all of the US. We were sat at the same table when we visited last, overlooking the Pacific several hundred feet below. The restaurant shows how you don't have to be flashy with your food to be good. Everything is relatively simple, but well cooked with fresh ingredients. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2012
    The service was very good and the food was outstanding. The wine list is excellent and they have many great wine choices by the glass. Never rushed and all our questions were answered professionally and courteously. The view is one of the best. This was my second time and the experience is one I will repeat many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great restaurant
    Chop
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    It was a great restaurant in a fabulous location. If the weather is clear you have a fantastic view down to the ocean and the mountains the other way.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at post ranch is a
    tarlaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    Dinner at post ranch is a special occasion as it is very expensive. The food is outstanding as is the service and the incredible view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite some reviews that
    jb2013
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Despite some reviews that I read online about this place, the food is very good and the staff is very hospitable. The property is amazing and the food taste and presentation is spot on. The view is amazing as well. You may not be able to afford a room at the post ranch inn (i sure can't), but sierra mar is worth the couple hundred you'll spend. We went in June with a 5:30 reservation. We were the first people seated, got our choice of table and the dinner finished exactly at sunset. The only bad thing that happened was that there was a snooty couple that made a scene because they didn't get the table they wanted. Everything else was amazing. This is the best view in Big Sur!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awsome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    Had an excelent dinner there! Views are absolutely AWSOME!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sierra Mar is an unbeatable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Sierra Mar is an unbeatable combination of great food, great staff, and great architecture and great views. Absolutely beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing space with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Amazing space with excellent food. Not to be missed if you are in Big Sur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disclaimer, we are foodies,
    Doug
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Disclaimer, we are foodies, have high expectations in all departments though food quality is number one. Basically, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch was flawless. From atop the small mountain you have to drive up followed by a series of stairs to the top. the vista through the glass walls extended for miles down the coast. Our server was exceptional and turned out to be a sommelier helping out. My wife claims her beef was the finest she has ever eaten - like butter. The cocktails, the wine, the food, the view - it will be tough to top this except by returning, hopefully. Oh, and saw Ted Turner dining nearby as we exited. Its that kind of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was an excellent experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    It was an excellent experience. Everything was perfect and made our stay in big sur a memorable event. Make sure to reserve a table while in the area. They even have an outdoor section when the weather permits.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • just a perfect place on a
    rickthauVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    just a perfect place on a sunny day overlooking the pacific at Big Sur...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What can I say...the weather
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2012
    What can I say...the weather was perfect. The setting is AMAZING!! The food, drinks, and service were first class. This was our first time to enjoy this unbelieveable place and certainly will not be our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food with a view. Can be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Food with a view. Can be blindingly bright if your chair faces the ocean and setting sun. Can not really complain about anything. The prices were fair and the portions perfect. The food was fresh and not at all heavy. There is a large wine list for those who enjoy a nice glass or bottle here and there. Really liked the casual dress code, but feel free to dress-up. I did and felt perfectly comfortable. I would return and I would recommend Sierra Mar to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been coming here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    I have been coming here for ten years and have NEVER been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best restaurants,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    One of the best restaurants, if not the best, that I have ever been.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely amazing and I rarely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    Absolutely amazing and I rarely use the word amazing because it's so overused. The Sierra Mar restaurant overlooks the pacific ocean. It's perched high on a cliff at the Post ranch Inn which waS voted best hotel in California. This resort is rustic, yet luxe perfection. The grounds are beautifully designed, with art around every corner. Food was great, atmosphere is as good as it gets. I had a curry chicken sandwich with salad and my husband had a waygu beef burger with homemade chips. We had a broccolini appetizer that came from the onsite garden. Lunch was about 50$ which was very reasonable considering the quality of the restaurant. Truly one of the highlights of our vacation. Very limited availability. You will need a reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating above the clouds is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Eating above the clouds is one of my best dining memories to date. Don't miss this spot if you are traveling through Big Sur.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dinner was amazing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    The dinner was amazing... the view was fantastic. The dinner was a surprise for my wife for our honeymoon vacation. Absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hanger steak was delicious--ver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    The hanger steak was delicious--very tender, juicy, and flavorful. The lemon & hucleberry tart had intense flavors and was painterly in presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our lunch at Sierra Mar was
    JadeVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Our lunch at Sierra Mar was excellent! Specials of fresh, locally grown asparagus and ahi tuna were great additions to the menu. The curry chicken salad sandwich had lots of flavor and was easily made for two people. Lunch time is a great way to experience the view of the Pacific Ocean and a delicious meal at a more reasonable cost. Reservations with the Post Ranch restaurant and property a "must" to ensure you can access the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Possibly the best place I've
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    Possibly the best place I've ever dined. Excellent in all respects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch in Heaven
    SylviaVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    Lunch here was a treasure. The food, the view, the service and wine were all wonderful. Yes, it IS expensive, but then so is going to Mars or somewhere magical, far, far, away and this is all of that and more. Go with it, enjoy this short life we have and hold hands and kiss your love... Look at the light playing on the water after a storm...have a lavender martini, and crab cakes...arancini and ahi tuna! It does not get any better and I do know!! Bravissimo!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet