SIERRA MAR RESERVATIONS: (831) 667-2800

Indoor Dining Redefined

Sierra Mar is Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce that indoor dining is now available at Sierra Mar! While it’s certainly great news, at Post Ranch, it’s been anything but business as usual. Over the past year, we’ve taken unprecedented steps, working with two of the country’s foremost experts, Dr. Mark Hernandez, PhD, PE, a professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado and one of the country’s leading experts on the indoor environment and how it relates to COVID-19 exposure, as well as healthy building consultant Bill Hayward of Hayward Score, to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests while dining indoors. Below are some of the steps we’ve taken.


State-of-the-Art Ventilation System


One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy environment is to supply an area with as much outdoor air as possible. To that end, a new, state-of-the-art ventilation system has been installed in the restaurant. The system completely replenishes the air in the dining room with fresh, Big Sur air up to six times per hour, resulting in near hospital-grade level air quality.


HEPA Air Purifiers

Throughout The Dining Room

Several ultra-efficient, high-performance Mila HEPA air purifiers have been placed throughout Sierra Mar offering additional hospital-grade air filtration. For added safety, a small Wynd Smart Personal Air Purifier sits on each table, providing an extra layer of protection.

Real-Time Air Quality Monitoring


We have installed a real-time air quality monitoring system from Senseware – which has verified that dining indoors offers a comparable level of risk to dining outdoors, while also allowing us to adjust and optimize air quality as needed.

To check the current air quality at Sierra Mar any time of day, click here.


View Real-Time Air Quality


Reduced Capacity, Plexiglass Partitions & Other Steps


The dining room capacity has been significantly reduced and responsible social distancing protocols are in place. Indoor and outdoor tables have been placed a minimum of six feet apart and unobtrusive plexiglass partitions or steel have been installed to provide for added protection and privacy. All servers and staff adhere to masking protocols and single-use, recycled paper menus are in use at all times. In addition, Sierra Mar is open exclusively to Post Ranch guests only.



Outdoor Dining Options


As an alternative to dining inside the restaurant, the deck at Sierra Mar offers open-air dining along with cozy heaters, allowing guests to dine outdoors comfortably and safely. Guests may enjoy their meals in the comfort of the guestroom either inside next to the fireplace or outdoors on the private patio or deck.



We look forward to seeing you in our dining room once again. Please contact our Reservations team with any questions at reservations@postranchinn.com or (831) 667-2200.



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