Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Sierra Mar

Pacific Coast Hwy. (Rte. 1, 30 miles S. of Carmel) Send to Phone
Contemporary cuisine in a glass-walled sanctuary by the Pacific --- the daily prix-fixe lunch won't break the bank.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Sierra Mar, Big Sur, CA

Sierra Mar Restaurant Review

: Sierra Mar, Post Ranch Inn’s glass-walled sanctuary that hangs impossibly over the Pacific, is a showcase for fine dining. If you’re looking to dine with a larger party, The Library can be booked for up to a dozen guests. Chef John Cox forages for local ingredients to feature in his “micro-regional” cuisine. The menu changes quarterly, but you can be sure to find such dinnertime first courses as Morro Bay oysters on the half shell or a tasting of local fava beans. Diners might progress to local black cod or rack of lamb and, finally, a selection of artisan cheeses. A daily prix-fixe lunch menu means guests can enjoy the view and the food for $40 (plus an additional $27 if opting for wine pairings), including a starter such as house-cured goose prosciutto, an entrée --- think fennel crusted yellowtail tuna or pineapple sage braised pork cheeks --- and dessert such as butterscotch crémeux or Caramelia chocolate brownie with Bourbon ice cream. Diners don’t have to drive in the dark along the highway at the edge of the world or drop a bundle to enjoy a little luxury.

User Ratings & Reviews for Sierra Mar


Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.