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Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

462 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Organic, Californian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:15pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:15pm
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Phone number
(831) 667-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elizabeth Murray
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Parking details
We offer Valet as well as a private lot for parking.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 462 People Are Saying
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vipRickz (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

What a fabulous way to spend Valentine's Day. The food was great. The menu changes daily. The roasted winter cabbage was packed with flavors. I had the smoked trout and potato soup. The smoky flavor was just run. I also had the the pork entree which was oh so tender and wonderfully flavorful. This was also true of the rock fish entree. The sauces on both entrees were out of this world. Both desserts (pear panna cotta and a peanut butter bar with toasted meringue) were the perfect finish to a perfect meal. The service was great. Jesus was wonderful, checking with us frequently to ensure our desires were being met, keeping our wine and water glasses filled, and more. The restaurant manager Sean stopped at our table and also took the time to introduce the sommelier. The view is great and they don't rush you so there is ample time to enjoy it. We were not in a rush so spending 2 delightful hours for lunch was great.
The $75 price for lunch is reasonable for the food and service provided especially for a special occasion. BTW, there are some excellent wines on their list that are nicely priced. We definitly plan on going back for our next special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was just average for the cost. Views are spectacular, so that made up for it.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

- an uninspired menu lacking flair, authenticity and originality. The precise opposite of its predecessor in fact.
- service was rushed and attitude indifferent, even though the restaurant was barely half full
- reception (main entrance) was non existent. The sole occupant of the reception area too preoccupied to greet us, offer to valet our car or to suggest (let alone offer) escorting my wife and I to the restaurant.

In short, memorable for all of the wrong reasons especially given what it once was.

Paul (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding cuisine and service make for an unforgettable dining experience!

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018


Excellent service, delicious food and unique presentation. Beautiful setting (decor, ambiance)

Sistergal (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Just divine! Beautiful, relaxing setting out on the deck. Amazing food with wine pairing. Doesn’t get any better than this.

Lucy (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Magical location combined with delicious food and thoughtful service. Will definitely return!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome setting with a beautiful view. Lunch was very memorable.

vipjaytadagee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I returned for a special dinner here while visiting Big Sur after several years. The food was as good or better than we remembered - creative and delicious flavor combinations cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, I have to take a star off for inexplicably slow and rude service. We arrived early, when only a few other patrons were seated, and were polite and friendly to the waitstaff. Nonetheless, courses were long in coming and attitudes varied from bored to frankly cold. Kind of put us off our meal, especially when the hefty bill arrived with a 20% service charge pre-added. We'll probably give them another try someday...

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Beautiful views; great pre-fixed food. Wine was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We were hoping for the five course meal, which is more experimental and unique. Although the website mentioned this, we were told that only the three course meal was available. While delicious, it was fairly basic in concept.

tamiv (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2017

We had an amazing lunch there, although it was foggy and we couldn´t enjoy the view.

Appetizers and entrees were amazing! Also the drinks that we ordered were some of the best we had until today. Only downside were the desserts that werent so tasty as the rest.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Loved everything about it. Food was amazing

WerZ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Beautiful view and location with very good, creative food, at a commensurate price. Very kindly, they opened a nice bottle of wine for our order of wine by the glass that matched our tastes for wine. Unfortunately my wife's chicken was undercooked, and the next day that caused us trouble.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Squid salad without the squid!! Panda Cotta uncooked. A very confused restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Love this place, the view is spectacular, great food! And the wine pairing is impeccable. will go back again.

lehmkuhl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2017

Thanks for the atenttion of Cobe. I wich come back outher time.

vipTina (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Marvelous! I make it a point to dine here whenever I visit Big Sur. The food is exceptional. A marvelous view for sunset dining

RachelB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Food was lackluster but the view, ambiance, and service were stellar. Worth the drive for lunch, but I wouldn't bother with a meal after dark or the extended tasting menu.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

What a beautiful lunch with fresh fish specials and wine flights, gourmet dessert. We didn't know what to expect because we had heard that a main chef left but it is as good as ever if not better. Everything was spectacular from the food to service, they even offered a beverage to our driver while waiting for us - thank you.