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.
Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access
Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn Ratings and Reviews
Recently stopped off and ate hear during ...
Recently stopped off and ate hear during a road trip down the Pacific Highway. Food was amazing, views absolutely spectacular. Very reasonably priced and great value for money. Would highly recommend this place to anyone driving through Big Sur.
First time here, had a wonderful time. ...
First time here, had a wonderful time. We got the last reservation at 5:30 - arrived at the gate at 5:00 and were turned away told to come back at 5:20 - so went down the road to Big Sur Tavern for a happy hour drink. Would have been nice to at least go and park and sit somewhere, but understand since no real waiting area or bar to be at while they open at 5:30. Enter the "lobby" then climb stairs to the Sierra Mar - obviously wonderful view - although the fog was in, we were able to see the waves and actually some deer walked right underneath the view. We did the four course meal - wonderful waiter that had been there 18 years - great ambiance and food was great. Time went quickly and it was 8:30 by the time we looked at our watch and finished dessert. We shared every dish, passing it when we were half way done - no duplicates. The Elk was great. Sole was okay, but difficult to eat/cut simply because of the stew bowl they serve it in - that was the only comment we both made and the waiter mentioned they had heard it before - so we'll see. The night was perfect and it was fun to eat at an icon.
Very expensive for the quality of food y ...
Very expensive for the quality of food you get. Plating and presentation is good, but the taste is not that surprising. Good service, but the ambiance is somewhat boring. It's a place for adults who want to have a fancy dinner and that are not so demanding of amazing food.
Even though the meal was a 4 course meal ...
Even though the meal was a 4 course meal, we were rushed through our entire dinner. We were in and out of the restaurant within 1 hour - 1 hour, 20 min. The meal was not spaced out properly to allow my husband and I enjoy each other's company on our anniversary. The quality of food and presentation of the dishes did not merit the price charged per person. Furthermore, once the staff realized we were not staying at the hotel, they were quite rude to us about finding transportation back to our hotel, saying that was not 'part of the service.' We will not be returning to this restaurant or hotel.
High points- Excellent cheese plate and ...
High points- Excellent cheese plate and Boca Negra desserts with wine pairing. Excellent stone fruit salad. Wine pairings with first two courses were nondescript. Entrees: orzo was cold with chicken; fires with burger were cold, although they were replaced with fresh. Overall, for a place of this caliber, mixed courses and not up to price point.
One of the best meals & most amazing vie ...
One of the best meals & most amazing views of the Pacific we have ever experienced! The server couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. It was one of the stops on our honeymoon that we will never forget. Truly exceptional & unique. We will be back!
Overall,10,I didn't like the idea of hav ...
Overall,10,I didn't like the idea of have a dress code formal elegant with dress shoes and button up shirt,when we got there,I saw people with tennis shoes and shorts,and polo t-shirt ,this site not elegant,and should have been stopped by the entrance,however that's my only complaint
Delicious! One of the best meals ever. S ...
Delicious! One of the best meals ever. Sitting on a cliff overlooking Pacific at sunset. Friendly attentive service - fun talking about ingredients and wine - great suggestions. Go a bit early and have a drink on the open deck. Lovely experience from start to finish.
No words. Okay, a few words: Heaven on ...
No words. Okay, a few words: Heaven on Earth. Exceeded even our crazily high expectations. Everyone knows the food is world-class but kudos also to the service, which absolutely MAKES the experience. Trevor M and colleagues made our evening both transcendent and hilariously fun.
I have only been to Sierra Mar once befo ...
I have only been to Sierra Mar once before but the experience stayed with me for 16 years. It was not just the view that held the memory for so long and kept me wanting, but the food and service memorable as well. The taste of lavender creme burlee haunted me. This year it will be the pate. The service however was not as impressive this time. Maybe beccause it was a lunch sitting? Regardless, I will always recommend as it is an awesome and memeorabke experience.
Gorgeous setting, rather uptight and stuffy
We were there for our 10th wedding anniversary. We found the staff at the hotel and the hostess to be rather uptight (and somewhat unpleasant). Our server was great. The food was ok. We were not blown away. We had eaten across the street the night before at the Ventana Inn and was much more impressed with the food there.
All in all, gorgeous setting, but we didn't love the attitude.
This dinner experience was amazing. We ...
This dinner experience was amazing. We booked it for a birthday celebration. The food was great - we did the 4 course meal. Each course was brought out with an explanation of all the parts of the dish. We ordered a bottle of wine and they kept our glasses filled. We booked the hotel for the ocean views, but it was foggy and we ended up being above the clouds which gave us neat views.
snooty and just okay food
The restaurant is nestled up above the cliffs in Big Sur and the view is spectacular. The snootiness, not so much. When we were dropped off by our hotel shuttle (we stayed across the street at The Ventana) the attendants at the base of the property were not helpful about telling us where to go, so I climbed the hill in heels. Overall, there was just a weird attitude that made me uncomfortable. The food was just okay. We both had oysters that had local aloe vera chunks in each shell that was a bizarre combination. So bitter! I'm not sure I would come back..
Scenic but food does not match expectations
The restaurant has stunning views, but the food is lacking. First course (homemade cheese and shaved asparagus) was dry and lacking salt or acidity - very flat. Second course - fois gras, was no match to the fois gras the night before at Farmhouse Inn. Third course (Beef including a $60 supplement) was good, but not a good value. Finally, dessert was acceptable, but nothing specials. In all, nice view but food was deficient.
Sierra mar overlooks the pacific ocean a ...
Sierra mar overlooks the pacific ocean and is a perfect spot for lunch as well as less expensive. There is a prix fixe menu but you don't have to order all the courses and everything is always delicious, beautifully presented and unique. Dinner is very expensive and you can't really see the ocean so I always prefer a late lunch each year when I drive up to big sur.
Brits enjoying lunch.
We loved the position of the restaurant with the huge Windows which should have provided great views. Sadly the fog rolled in and that was all we could see. However, the friendly and helpful staff made up for that as did the superb food which was inventive and delicious. The choice of wines to accompany the dishes was excellent. We enjoyed being able to take out time and not be rushed. If ever back in the Big Sur we would certainly come again and will definitely encourage friends to visit.
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