About Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn
Big Sur, CA 93920
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
What a beautiful lunch with fresh fish s ...
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.
We very much enjoyed our lunch at Sierra ...
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
Big Sur is a magical place and Sierra Ma ...
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!
In the past our meals have been fantasti ...
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.
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...
We split our time between California (Ca ...
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.
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.
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