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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://postranchinn.com/
  • Phone: (831) 667-2800
  • 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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Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
  • best restaurant in mid coast
    dla911VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    best restaurant in mid coast california..never disappoints
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • A great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    A great dining experience all around. A self proclaimed foodie and fine dining regular this restaurant had everything I look for. The views are spectacular. We couldn't get a pre-sunset reservation but came early to have a drink and see sunset from the outside patio. Absolutely stunning. The service was excellent, formal, but not snooty. The food - spectacular. The roast squab was breath taking as was the mushroom soup. Chocolate cake dessert was stunning. Artfully composed food. Their in house Pinot noir was excellent. Beats many Michelin star experiences I've had in San Franscisco. Also a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificent setting, 1,200
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Magnificent setting, 1,200 ft above the Pacific Ocean, sun shining off the water, whale spouts and far-off ships on the horizon, viewed from ceiling to floor glass walls inside a contemporary setting. We went for a 2 hour lazy lunch on a Tuesday in January. Only 4-5 tables occupied so service was excellent and staff very friendly. We were given fixed price 3-course menu but I understand if one asks you can order a la carte; might check. Food is California nouvelle, delicious, out of the normal fare, very constructed which goes with a special occasion. Located 26 or so miles down the Big Sur from Carmel, it makes for a great afternoon activity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food as great as the view
    Clark
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Went for lunch on Christmas Eve, service was a tad slow because the restaurant was understaffed that day. However, it allowed for more time to enjoy the view. Food was just as good as the view. Only regret was not choosing to do wine pairing with my meal after I watched other tables partake. Can't wait to go back for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It took 2 hours to eat 3 course
    Prju
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    It took 2 hours to eat 3 course prefix menu. Plus it took forever to get our drinks
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    An amazing dining experience that was perfect to celebrate my girl friends birthday. Will be back next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner: have been going here
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Dinner: have been going here since year 2. Understand there's a new chef on board. Great tasting menu and wine pairings. Fresh ingredients, interesting preparation and presentation. Also liked how each dish had a specific wine pairing for it. Probably the most spectacular view on the West Coast, so go in daylight hours. Hostess could use a little more training in greeting guests and offering options in seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine pairing was a bit disappointin
    FoodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Wine pairing was a bit disappointing, not so much for the quality of the wine but for the size of the servings
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful experience. Great
    Jtstao
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    A wonderful experience. Great food served by a knowledgeable servicer with who went out of his way to make our meal experience a great one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In the past the lunch menu
    tarlaVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    In the past the lunch menu was more interesting with more little dishes to choose from. Now it seems to be a prix fixe menu for $40 which was very expensive I felt
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing view. Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    Amazing view. Great service and food. Best lunch ever!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A truly incredible restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    A truly incredible restaurant - spectacular facility, views, menu, staff, etc. An outstanding experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb, amazing view and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    Superb, amazing view and the food was exquisite! Sublime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The food was superb!!! However,
    gardenloverVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    The food was superb!!! However, if you do not stay at the hotel, you will NOT get a prime dinner time OR a window seat, even when I called the restaurant directly!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was truly great. Only one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Was truly great. Only one Chardonnay by the glass was the only disappointment. Portions are extremely small which us fine for me but not all. 3 course menu for lunch also not always good for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful patio area overlooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    Beautiful patio area overlooking pacific. 3course prix fixe is reasonable for excellent quality and breathtaking view. Go on a clear day for best views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Outstanding ...as it should be. Does not disappoint!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ice you can afford $110 prix
    t4twoVIP
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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!!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet