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Sierra Mar Restaurant

Celebrating the coastal bounty of Big Sur and our neighboring communities, Sierra Mar offers dishes centered around the dialogue of balance: on the plate, between land and sea, with sustainability always in mind. We are able to accommodate most dietary preferences or restrictions. Simply let us know in advance so that we are able to better serve you.

For your relaxation and that of our other guests, we kindly ask that you please refrain from using your mobile phone while in the dining room, out on the patio or around pools. Thank you for your understanding.

Breakfast with an ocean view at Sierra Mar restaurant in Big Sur, California

Complimentary Breakfast

  • EVERYDAY 7.30AM – 10.30AM

Each morning you’re invited to enjoy a sumptuous complimentary breakfast offering an assortment of Californian staples from our own Chef’s Garden and surrounding farms.

Enjoy many breakfast options including our Vegan menu. In addition, an array of delicious treats hand-made in-house including bagels, pastries, breads, granola, jams, and preserves are available for your delight.

A selection of fresh juices, a full espresso bar and our Specialty Breakfast Cocktail Menu (fee) are also available for your enjoyment.

Leaving early? Dial Ext. 453 the night before your departure and it would be our pleasure to prepare an Early Departure Breakfast for you to take with you.


Prix-fixe lunch menu at Sierra Mar restaurant near Carmel, California


  • EVERYDAY 12.00PM – 2.00PM

Lunch at Sierra Mar features a garden-centric, prix-fixe menu, highlighted by the Chef’s Garden Harvest, featuring a shared platter of seasonal small bites presented on a custom-carved wood board, followed by a Farmers’ Market Salad for the table and a selection of a hearty main course.


California cuisine at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur


  • EVERYDAY 5.30PM – 9.00PM

Savor the season’s finest flavors each evening at Sierra Mar through a thoughtfully curated prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Hoon Kang and Culinary Director Reylon Agustin. The menu changes daily and showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients meticulously sourced from both our on-site Chef’s Garden and local purveyors along the central coast.

It is our pleasure to accommodate most dietary preferences or restrictions and a special Vegan menu is available for your enjoyment. Simply let us know in advance so that we are able to better serve you. There is no dress code, but guests often arrive dressed in California business casual.

We strongly encourage you to make advanced reservations to best accommodate your preferred dining time. Please call us at Ext. 453.

In-room dining menu at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Ranch Dinner Menu


Inspired by the warmth and hospitality of the Post family’s original Rancho Sierra Mar restaurant, our Ranch Dinner menu offers a family-style experience for two.

Available for dining in both Sierra Mar as well as in your guestroom, these family-style ranch dinners come with a hearty entrée for two along with a garden salad, house-baked bread, market vegetables and warm bread pudding.

For reservations or more information, please call us at Ext. 302.


Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine cellar at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Wine Cellar

Our highly acclaimed, Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar features over 3,200 selections from which to choose. Each member of our wine team will be more than happy to assist you in discovering that perfect pairing.

Our corkage policy allows two 750 mL bottles per reservation. The service is $55 per 750mL equivalent.


Creative artisan cocktails at Post Ranch Inn near Monterey, California

Cocktails & Beverages

Enjoy a tantalizing array of cocktails and beverages that embrace the essence of each season. Drawing inspiration from the bountiful flavors of the coast and fresh ingredients that define the time of year, the seasonal menu offers a myriad of refreshing and unique libations, along with an array of beers and non-alcoholic selections.


Rancho Sierra Mar in Big Sur, California circa 1945

The History of Sierra Mar

In 1945, the Post family opened a small restaurant named Rancho Sierra Mar. Mary Post Fleenor ran the restaurant until it closed in 1972. During that time, it was known around the Big Sur community as a friendly meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

On the Inn’s opening night back in 1992, our very first guests were local residents and the descendants of Big Sur pioneers, all of whom gathered in Sierra Mar to dedicate it to Mary, in whose honor the restaurant was named. It’s our way of carrying on the Post family’s generous spirit of hospitality.

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