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Date
Fri, 2/23
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9:30 PM
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Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

4.7
464 reviews
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$50 and over
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Organic
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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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Cuisines
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.
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
What 464 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.8
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3.9
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

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

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vipMESfood (New York Area)
5.0  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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4seer (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

We have dined here for lunch many times over the years. We were seated at a very nice table as requested by my reservation and we were appreciative for that. The waiter was Ok, however it would have been nice to have bread presented on time and a table cleaned when obvious. The food is lacking considerably from our experiences in the past. In the past the food was exceptional and a delight to explore...this time the food selection as an experiment by the new chef and the ingredients did not play well together. The facility has a rundown feel/tone and look to it with accumulated items laying around when they should have been removed or cleaned. On top of that, they appear to be over-staffed. We stop here every year on our visit to Big Sur. We will skip it on our next visit to the area. The view is Spectacular -there is nothing like it...yet the present (October 2016) experience has not keep pace with the delightful experiences of the past.

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Michael (London)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

A quite stunning experience even with some fog
Beautiful ,tasty and original food in an extraordinary space
The service was perfect and you showed great sensitivity to my disabled husband
All in all fab!
Chrissy Sharp
Sydney
Australia

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

We went to the Restaurant at Ventana the night before and were blown away, so note this is a comparison to that. Food at Sierra Mar was good, but no OMG taste this it's amazing. Our service also wasn't top notch. We had to request water refills twice for example. Views were absolutely amazing

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vipIvano (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Beautiful location with breathtaking view of the Big Sur but after spending $660 for two on a tasting menu with a nice bottle of wine and knowing what quality, service and overall experience get you for that amount I gave a 2 stars. We don't have any issues spending this type of money and even more but it requires much better quality, service, attention to details and overall experience caring. You pay dearly for the view. The staff was very courteous but no attention to detail and comparison on what you get at French Laundry, Le Bernardin or Per Se at the same spend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

A good meal is not just about the food...this restaurant was very dark inside and while the meal was nice it was not exceptional. I felt a little like an outsider as we were staying elsewhere...not worth the price in my opinion as have eaten just as well in other locations for way less cost...the views are probably exceptional but at this time of year pitch dark. Was not made to feel special...

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PaulD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2016

Amazing food and views! Try to book during a sunset.

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vipCAtoNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

We split our time between California (Carmel) and New York City. When we are in Carmel we always bring our guests to Sierra Mar - it is truly a spectacular setting with outstanding food. The drive to the Big Sur area alone is worth the trek. Walking up the outdoor stairs through the redwoods is beautiful and upon entering the restaurant you know you are in for something special. The servers are outstanding and the food is excellent . We have also spent the night at the resort, which is also quite special. If you are ever in the area don't miss this spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

The view is extraordinary. The food is not remarkable, it's good but almost ordinary. Service is also good but not incredible.

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viplovesreservations (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2016

Delicious beyond belief...both the food and the views. We had high expectations and every one was met. The service was genuine and attentive, personal without being cloying. The FOOD was a delight to look at and to enjoy. We arrived early to savor the sunset and cant think of a more special place to toast to another day!!

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Grammy (Monterrey)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

My husband and I went here for our 30th wedding anniversary. This was our third time here and every time it just keeps getting better. Fantastic. Can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

Had the lunch 3-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. The main course was excellent but others not so much, perhaps we made the wrong choices. Cheese plate especially disappointing - just a mountain of thin-sliced cheese piled on a piece of toasted bread with a few pieces of thin-sliced pink apple. I'd recommend against the wine pairing for the 3-course option - I think a well-chosen glass might have been more satisfying. Breath-taking view, especially from outside patio.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

The food was delicious and the view was amazing

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FoodE2 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

Unfortunately, we were there on a rainy day, so we were unable to enjoy the view, which, I believe, is the main attraction. The food was mediocre and certainly not good value.

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Slr1 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

fIRST TIME LIKED THE WOMEN AT THE GATE LOVELY CURB APPEAL. bEAUTIFUL FOOD NICE SERVICE WILL BE BACK AGAIN FOR ROOM AND FOOD. CAN'T WAIT
Thank you,
Susan L

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vipMountainValley (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

Lunch was a very pleasant surprise and much, much better value than dinner. Only fault is the wine pour: very skimpy. A wonderful lunch in a wonderful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

The food was fantastic, however if I'd known that we wouldn't be able to see anything in terms of view, we wouldn't have indulged in a meal there. We had an 8:45 reservation and I was really excited to see the Post Ranch Inn and the views they spoke of, but there is no lighting outside whatsoever after sunset, so we couldn't see anything. If you don't mind about seeing the views and are there for the food - it's a great place. But if you want the views, don't book a table after sunset.

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vipthesfkid (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

Quite simply, the best restaurant in Big Sur. The handcrafted cocktails (in particular the Foie-bidden, what an absolutely divine and sinful libation, I wish I can drink it everyday) are some of the best I've had anywhere in the state. The 4-course tasting menu is the way to go, although the a la carte options are arguably just as good. Specifically the wagyu hanger steak and the grilled duck breast were standouts. And of course, how can I forget the view! Stunning and breathtaking, feels like you're dining in the heavens. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, cannot wait to be back in Big Sur just to dine here!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

We drove three hours out here just to eat lunch. Definitely worth the drive. Such a beautiful place. The view was gorgeous, the food was amazing, and the service was great. I love that the bar tender brought his cart to make my husband's drink. He was very easy to talk to and he made the experience even better. The only thing I didn't like is that they didn't let us park inside the place until 15 minutes before our reservations. After driving three hours and getting there an hr early, it felt extra long and we just parked the car in the dirt off to the side of the road.

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