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

Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://postranchinn.com
  • Email: sierramar@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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Probably the nicest lunch we've had in the last decade. Food was superlative and service was excellent. Enjoyed the prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Everything about this lunch was absolutely first rate! Have been coming to Post Ranch Inn since 1992 and the Sierra Mar has always delivered the freshest food prepared with amazing attention to detail -- complex dishes with singular flavor profiles in a one-of-a-kind setting. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great execution on the 9 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Congrats Chef! Also Matt the sommelier did a nice job finding unique wines from around the world that matched up nicely with each dish, even more remarkable knowing the modest buying budget he has for the pairing option). We ended up buying a half case of our favorite from Sierra Mar."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The three courses for lunch were absolutely delightful, but I do recommend buying a bottle of wine rather than the wine pairing, since the three pairings were less than two ounces each."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The location was spectacular and the service was excellent. The food for me was just ok compared to the price. The presentation was spectacular but the portions and tastes were small. We had a great time because of the service and the view."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The special ocean tasting menu with wine pairing was superb. The staff gave great descriptions of the wine and food. The pheasant at the end of the main courses was the best I have ever eaten. Beautiful balance of sauce and flavor. We look forward to another food adventure there."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Sierra Mar is a very special place. Sitting on the cliffs above Big Sur, the view is superb. The restaurant is beautifully designed with very nice spacing between tables allowing for quiet conversations. The service was excellent because of the well-trained staff and the more than adequate ratio compared to the number of patrons. The fixed price meal was served at a very leisurely pace with nice breaks between courses. The menu provides a lot of nice choices and when asked the restaurant was willing to accommodate some changes. The carrot soup, poached pear, black cod, wagyu burger, toffee cake, and chocolate were all delicious and plated very nicely. They could not have been better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For our 3 year anniversary, my boyfriend and I dined at Sierra Mar for the 3rd time. It was, as always, a magical experience. As the sun sets over the ocean you enjoy what can only be described as food art. We ordered the 9 course tasting menu and determined that between the complementary appetizers before the 9-courses, the unique breads, the 9-courses, and delicious cocktails, we each sampled nearly 30 preparations!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The servers take time to bring all the three course meals. Gives you enough time to soak in the scenic view of the grand pacific ocean. You might spot a few whales if you are lucky! Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had lunch last week and it was amazing… the food is very good, they have a special lunch menu that's excellent but what makes it unique is the place and the setting."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "A great restaurant: food and service match and nearly overshadow the amazing location"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the world. It has plummeted in quality and is now wildly overpriced and serving mediocre, uninspired food."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We have eaten here several times. It is always a wonderful meal. But we feel over-priced. In 1993 it was $50 for the dinner, now over $100. Maybe that is the way it goes."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "A very romantic spot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Interesting Four Course Menu with a variety of unique options. For those not staying at the Post Ranch Inn, this is a must. Expensive and worth it!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Sierra Mar has a beautiful view. The food was very good."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "To dine at the post ranch inn and enjoy the first Class experience was indeed a special treat. The wine pairing made everything perfect."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2013