An Amazing restaurant in Big Sur, California – Sierra Mar @ Post Ranch Inn

Restaurant Review:  Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur – California

Gorgeous Location!  The ocean views alone of the Big Sur coastline are worth coming for!  Read my review for further information…


We visit Big Sur at least once a year.  We always make it a special treat by reserving a window seat (well in advance) to have lunch at this amazing location.  This is a restaurant that must be experienced.  The ambiance and views are unique.  We are hooked and look forward to each visit!

 Location Information:

47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Reservations can be made on

When driving on Highway 1, it can be easily missed as the entrance and sign for the Inn are small.  Look for the Ventana Inn entrance on the east side.  It is on the opposite side of the highway.  The restaurant is located on the top of the hill above the Post Ranch Inn Resort.  You will park your car at the check in desk with the valet.  You enter the lobby area and there is a wooden outdoor path and stairs that you will climb to get to the restaurant.  If you have difficulty with the climb, they have golf carts that can drive you up the hill to the restaurant entrance.

The View of the Coastline from our table

The View of the Coastline from our table


The décor is done brilliantly to emphasize the views.  The sleek woods and interior design are meant to be the backdrop to the wall of windows that frame the Big Sur Coastline.  All booths and tables are situated to maximize the benefit of the scenery.

Interior Views from the Entrance to Sierra Mar

Interior Views from the Entrance to Sierra Mar


The menu was well designed and there were a number of interesting selections.  We ordered from the pre-fixe lunch menu.  It changes frequently.  We have always enjoyed our selections when we have dined here.  There is a very good selection of wines.


Innovative dishes!

Innovative dishes!




The service was very good.  We felt our waiter was very attentive.  We had a wonderful table and wanted to relax and enjoy our meal.  Our waiter never rushed any our four courses and was observant of our needs.  Excellent!


The atmosphere is casual and relaxed.  The patrons were dressed from business to casual.


The restrooms were clean and well maintained.

A birthday celebration dessert!

A birthday celebration dessert!

Final Thoughts:

The overall experience was an #Always5Star experience!  I would suggest coming during lunch or at sunset to maximize the views.

How to Always5Star enhance this experience?  Definitely make a reservation ahead of time as the restaurant is quite busy, especially on weekends.  Some suggestions of ways to do this is to reserve through: – A free website for making restaurant reservations.  Sign up with your email and provide a password

American Express Platinum credit card  call the Concierge phone number 1-800-345-2639

Citi Prestige Card call the Concierge phone number 1-877-288-2484


The best tables are right up against the glass windows.  These prime tables are usually saved for the patrons of the hotel.  However, if you time it right, there is availability during the early lunch or late lunch times.

The Post Ranch Inn rates an #Always5Star: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  Cheers!

**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  My opinions are completely my own based on my experiences which I paid entirely for myself.

Toasting an Always 5 Star Moment with Champagne. Cheers!

Toasting an Always 5 Star Moment with Champagne. Cheers!