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About 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.

47900 State Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Organic, Californian, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:15pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:15pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 667-2800

Website:
http://postranchinn.com/

Parking Details:
We offer Valet as well as a private lot for parking.

Executive Chef:
Elizabeth Murray

Additional:
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

Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

3.9

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding cuisine and service make for an unforgettable dining experience!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Birthday

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

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 (Central Coast)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·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...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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 (Central Coast)·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.

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 (Cheshire)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Loved everything about it. Food was amazing

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·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

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We very much enjoyed our lunch at Sierra Mar. Our wait staff Rachel was knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious - stay away from the chocolate brad pudding is you are making any resolutions.
Good wine pairings.
Only hitch - we were turned away from the gate and told to return at our reservation time. This could have put a damper on the occasion.
Karen and Rod

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Great Atmosphere and views

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

The food was okay, but didn't reach the restaurant's ambience level, class, or price.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Big Sur is a magical place and Sierra Mar captures the magic with a perfect blend of amazing food, polished service and a comfortable - while still elegant - atmosphere. The dinner menu offers two "prix-fixe" options - a 4 course dinner or a 9-course chef's tasting. We opted for the 4 course option because I like feeling as though I have had a real meal - not just little bites, although I am sure the 9-course option is delicious too. The portion sizes are perfect in the 4-course dinner option. You select 2 "appetizers" - but these are amazing options. Rich and light Dungeness crab; sublime soup, a simple cauliflower floret in brown butter that was - in a word - divine ... these are some of the incredible creations offered. The seasoning is perfect too - no salt and pepper on the table, but you truly do not need either one. The entrees are lovely - rich bites of Wagyu beef, tempting tastes of rockfish, angelic paparadelle pasta ... all perfectly cooked and seasoned. This was truly one of the most satisfying meals of my life and I have eaten all over the world and in many top rated restaurants. The prices are very much in line with the quality and caliber of the offerings. The same meal in New York city would be twice as much - and it's probably more expensive and more difficult to consistently deliver this kind of quality in Big Sur. Sourcing these amazing ingredients in this wilderness has to be a challenge - I am delighted that Post Ranch has delivered on true gourmet food in the wilderness of Northern California. It's phenomenal. I truly enjoyed it and you will too!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

In the past our meals have been fantastic however this time we were not impressed. The presentation was perfect but the taste was lacking especially regarding the main course and the crab. This was such a disappointment for a well regarded high end restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

This is a very beautiful place to eat. Unfortunately it was foggy and rainy and I did not get to see view. The food was fantastic and the service was even better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Fantastic sunset followed by a memorable meal and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Although expensive it was a special night. Matt did a great job and the chef was exceptional

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Absolutely excellent. Three or five course lunch was great and very well presented. Beautiful view of Pacific and grounds are lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Gorgeous, world class views, impeccable service, and sumptuous food selections!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Probably the most amazing view I've ever had dinner looking at... AMAZING!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Such an elegant and beautiful evening. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. We loved everything about our meal, but I have to say that the amuse-bouche was my favorite! What a special taste to start the meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Great! Memorable experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2016

All the food was quite good, but you do pay a premium for the view. Would definitely be worth it in the late spring-early fall with sunset occurring later in the day, but with a 5pm sunset, most of the dinner was spent unable to appreciate the amazing view. That said, the stars after dinner were breathtaking. Otherwise, the food was all solid, that night's pumpkin risotto, sunchokes and rabbit dishes were especially outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Amazing experience. Food is perfect for food lovers

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Amazing view and good food!
Make sure to book ahead. Lunch is affordable (set menu for $55).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great scenic view, beautiful décor, attentive service, excellent food. A very special and romantic moment going down Highway 1. I definitely recommend the menu + wine pairing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Amazing food, fantastic views, and great service. I would recommend this place for a special occasion or fancy dinner :)

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

After 8:30pm, the restaurant becomes a ghost town. Go early and enjoy the view.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Amazing view and the food matched the view. Great experience
Meet the chef and congratulated her on her great pairing of flavors.
A very memorable experience. I will remember the pork tenderloin always

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