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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12:15pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet as well as a private lot for parking.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access
Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn Ratings and Reviews
Such an elegant and beautiful evening. ...
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.
All the food was quite good, but you do ...
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.
We have dined here for lunch many times ...
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.
A quite stunning experience even with so ...
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!
We went to the Restaurant at Ventana the ...
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
Beautiful location with breathtaking vie ...
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.
A good meal is not just about the food.. ...
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...
Delicious beyond belief...both the food ...
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!!
Had the lunch 3-course tasting menu with ...
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.
The food was fantastic, however if I'd k ...
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.
Quite simply, the best restaurant in Big ...
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!
Perfection from beginning to end. It sta ...
Perfection from beginning to end. It started a little hot at the window, but as the sun dipped and we sipped our "el ninos" the view was spectacular. We opted for the chefs tasting menu worth every penny and calorie. From the quail egg in a small nest, the abalone shell presentation, the mouthwatering black cod, the succulent and crispy pork belly and the beautiful honey inspired dessert, all nine courses were delicious, creative and beautiful to view. We then had coffee on the outdoor deck over the pacific without a coat. Nights like it are rare with the moon, the stars and no wind. The one disappointment was my husband did the wine pairing menu and was unimpressed as they were mostly whites and light reds. However everything else was so perfect, he just shared my delicious cocktails and cote du rhone when he wanted.
It is very expensive so know what you're getting yourself into. But for our special night, it lived up to and exceeded expectations. The chef and our server Hanna were fabulous.
We had a lovely time at Sierra Mar. We c ...
We had a lovely time at Sierra Mar. We chose a perfect day -- sunny and clear. Our waitperson, Sach, was warm & appropriately attentive, encouraging us to relax & enjoy. There were menu options that supported both an omnivore and vegan. We started with fruit & herb spritzers -- one blackberry & thyme, which was light and not overly sweet, the other was lime & cilantro, which was mostly lime with just a hint of cilantro from the sprig garnish. For our meal, he omnivore really enjoyed the artfully presented Monterey calamari appetizer and Mount Lassen trout entree that was prepared to perfection -- golden & crisp exterior and moist succulent interior. The vegan had a delicious meal with the pear salad and Lebanese squash and quinoa entree.
Then there were the desserts. The chocolate pot de creme exceeded expectations with rich, creamy layers of chocolate as a base that was studded with bittersweet ultra thin chocolate wafers. The vegan was presented with lime Hawaiian shaved ice contrasted with perfectly ripened local mission figs.
We both were pleased with the acorn and pine nut bread -- it looked like it would be dense & chewy, but was surprisingly soft & light.
Overall a lovely experience and one we'll consider repeating .
Service was poor with numerous mistakes ...
Service was poor with numerous mistakes by our server. We noticed that he made mistakes on the orders of the people next to us as well. Food was good, not extraordinary. Definitely overpriced for what you get. if you like the view, pack a lunch and sit on a nearby cliff!
This review is for lunch. In short, a d ...
This review is for lunch. In short, a disappointment. So much so that we canceled the dinner rez we had pending for a few days later.
Read the reviews for this place and people think it's amazing. It's not. First, the view is great, but if you pull off on the side of the road anywhere in Big Sur you can see the same thing for free. Next, the food. What a mess. I had started with the Monterey Squid appetizer that looked like the chef just threw 185 tiny ingredients on the plate and was like hey maybe one of them will taste good. Next I ordered the burger, medium-rare. Seems easy right? Came out well done, I mean like the cook put it on the grill, checked his email, went out to do some shopping, contemplated life on a hilltop, four seasons went by and then he took it off the grill. Horrible.
The dessert was good though.
I am recovering from hip surgery, so thi ...
I am recovering from hip surgery, so this was an exciting special trip. When we arrived, one of the staff noticed that I had trouble walking and drove me up he hill from reception to Sierra Mar. The service inside continued being attentive,but not overwhelming . The portions were generous--I had trouble finishing my chicken. My wife and I both enjoyed the opening course of seafood salad. My chicken was a bit bland, but the accompanying vegetables and sauces were quite tasty. The deserts, my panna cotto and my wife's chocolate were excellent. The views were, as expected, excellent. We were afraid that we would be submerged in smoke from the fires, but fortunately this did not occur. One could smell smoke driving south from Carmel.
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