Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

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560 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, and local fare, paired with wine selections from one of the most extensive collections in North America.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Organic, Californian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm;
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 667-2200
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
P.O. Box 219
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Parking details
We offer Valet as well as a private lot for parking.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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BF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I wish I could give this restaurant a more positive review, but the bottom line is that I simply cannot recommend it to anyone. We felt extremely rushed... as soon as we finished a course, the next plate was in front of us. This was rather unsettling and as well as an enormous disappointment. In our minds, four courses shouldn’t be over and done with in 75 minutes. We wonder if this is the business model; lower the price in exchange for a quicker table turnaround. If that is the case, we would much rather pay a higher dollar amount and have the food timed so that we are allowed to actually enjoy its flavors and artistry.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was just OK for the price. The view fabulous and great service.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Wendy as well as our waiter. The food was like art when it arrived and fabulous tasting. It was really enhanced by the wine pairing and Rachel the wine steward/som was so knowledgeable. Her choices were spot on and the dialogue provided made everything superior. A plus to all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing views, food and staff. We always enjoy our time here.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is perfect

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place!

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on a lot of somewhat "negative" reviews I told myself going into this lunch that I was paying $75 for a cup of coffee with an amazing view :)
After eating there I'm not sure why anyone would say anything negative about lunch here. Honestly, for the view and service alone it was worth the $75. The food could be considered extra.
This is 110 percent worth it- you will always remember this restaurant- I would recommend this to anyone visiting the Big Sur area.
BTW- we stayed at Ventana across the street and frequented their Sur House restaurant 2 times and their pricing was on par with Post Ranch yet lacked the view and more importantly lacked the service we found at Post Ranch. We would never stay or eat at Ventana again, while their room rates are a bit lower they nickle and dime you for everything- better just to plan a stay in advance and stay at the Post Ranch where they truly seem to care about their customers.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic to go out there and enjoy the view. Not every individual of the personnel is up to the high level cuisine and scenery that is offered, but the total package is unique.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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SP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view, food and service. Worth the price for a special occasion!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience - great food excellent service- AMAZING view.
One of the very best !

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MS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a 5 course meal where you could choose from a list of options for each course. If you stay at the hotel I noticed they allowed you to order single items and from a different menu

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food. Views. Service. Everythin

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RP
Tahoe
68 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been trying to get to Sierra Mar for years! Finally made it between XMas and NYE. OUTSTANDING. Came early so we could get some of the view....you're overlooking the Pacific ocean and it's just stunning. We'll need to revisit in the spring/summer so we can get more of the view for a longer time! Food was amazing. Our server, Hannah, was great...friendly, professional, funny and well paced.

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breathtaking views, delicious food and great service.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Meat menu is poor. Lamb burger was medium and chocolate dessert was poor in flavor.

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s
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing. We will come back again next year. And the view was outstanding. People were so nice. Absolutely loved it.

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g
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately our reservation was after sunset, so no view. Otherwise, all else was excellent. Service, food, environment.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

great place for lunch

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London
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Astonishing ocean views but not worth the bill. Food disappointing and expensive bill. Fast service in order to get you out of there ASAP.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an engagement

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AO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not feel as welcomed just because we were not staying guests. We felt rushed as servers kept hovering to clear plates as soon as possible before we finished our plates.

When we arrived a guy came up and basically assumed we had no reservations at restaurant and it felt like he wanted us off the property

Lunch for 7 was $900 and it’s a lot to pay to get this type of treatment

Nice views but will not return as restaurant or hotel guest .

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All that we could ask for. Our service provider Joel made the experience even better.

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PK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

There was a disconnect because of a language barrier. Lovely setting.

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w
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Love. Love. Delicious. Great staff and incredible view. I had the cavier and it was presented beautifully and it was decadently delicious

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

SUPERB! California cuisine at it’s BEST! Delectable flavor combinations. Gorgeous presentation. All nestled in serene Big Sur. Be sure to take time to visit the Chef’s potager garden and the art gallery! A great prix fix menu.

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G
Mainz
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Einfach nur großartig. Ein tolles Zusammenspiel aus Küche, Architektur und Landschaft.

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JM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 course meal (You pick from a predefined list of options) with amazing views. Step outside to see the most stars in the sky you’ve ever seen.
If booking a dinner reservation, book it before time of sunset in order to get the views.

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s
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Definitely paying for the views. Was underwhelmed by the food. Way overpriced for what you get. I would recommend for a drink if you want to see the view but would skip the meal.

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G
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Amazing views but quite disappointing for food. Was expecting much more food wise.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view and ambiance here are unparalleled. If you're looking for a place to celebrate an engagement that is just as beautiful as the special moment, then you can't find a better restaurant than Sierra Mar. Our server was exceptional and provided perfect wine pairings for dinner. The sticker shock delivered via the bill at the end of the meal was alleviated by a romantic walk around the property in the dark mist of the Big Sur coastal night.

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GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I feel like this restaurant is dated and in desperate need of a refresh. It was built in the 90’s and it feels that way. It was also very hot at sunset which made it difficult for me to enjoy myself as I was sweating for the first part of my dinner. I also feel like the menu is overpriced and we were charged $45 for each corkage bottle which is extreme in my opinion. The view is amazing and that is what you are paying for. The food was good, but not worthy of the price they are charging quite frankly.

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable to say they least. Worth the price although I think they should offer the pizza on the prix fix :)

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was by far the best dining experience I’ve ever had. I’m a major foodie and have dined all over. This tops the French Laundry by far. An all around fabulous treat. Will be back for sure!!!

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SL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

it was great! food was just ok actually. however the atmosphere was great and the view was stunning!

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A
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Die Location ist absolut sehenswert, auch wenn man so wie in unserem Fall nur noch einen Tisch für den Lunch bekommt. Rechtzeitig reservieren, Dinner ist oft Wochen vorher ausgebucht. Zu recht - Location und Atmosphäre sind einzigartig, Essen ist auch super: schöne Auswahl und gute Zutaten. Personal professionell und freundlich. Wenn man den Pacific Coastal Highway fährt ein Stopp, denn man unbedingt machen sollte.

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DS
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is top notch! Service was amazing, the food and of course the views. When you visit Sierra Mar you are on the edge of America. It’s Spectacular and breath taking. My new happy place. The menu matched the view and we had the most pleasant lunch!

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RB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Food was terrific! The ambiance is unique. Lovely Arquitecture. Simply beautiful. The best moment for us at Big Sur

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S
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the Sierra Mar Lunch Menu while on a roadtrip in California. The food was great, the views (Big Sur) amazing and the staff very attentive. Absolute 5 Stars!

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e
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal in the most incredible setting! Watching the sunset over the Pacific as you dine on the most creative and nourishing food - well there’s nothing quite like that experience. Service was phenomenal, food was out of this world, wine and cocktails divine - we would highly recommend this experience to anyone who can indulge.

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