DINE

Sierra Mar

Culinary Excellence In The Sky

High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, sits Sierra Mar, where guests are treated to a farm-driven dining experience that is perfectly complemented by an award-winning wine list, exceptional design and architecture and unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dining at Sierra Mar

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.

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Breakfast

  • EXCLUSIVELY FOR POST RANCH GUESTS
  • EVERYDAY 7.30AM – 10.30AM

Each morning hotel guests are invited to enjoy a sumptuous complimentary breakfast offering an assortment of Californian staples from our own Chef’s Garden and the surrounding farms and terroir.

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Lunch

  • EVERYDAY 12.00PM – 2.00PM

Hotel guests and the general public are invited to join us each afternoon at Sierra Mar. The garden-centric, prix-fixe menu is 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.

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Reservations

HOTEL GUESTS* GENERAL PUBLIC

For larger parties of seven (7) or more, please submit a larger party request form.

* Hotel Guests, please contact our Reservations office directly at (831) 667-2200 or send an email.

Dinner

  • EVERYDAY 5.30PM – 9.00PM

Savor the season’s finest flavors through a thoughtfully curated prix fixe menu. Each dish showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients meticulously sourced from both our on-site Chef’s Garden and local purveyors along the central coast. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tastes of the season that offer a true reflection of our Big Sur surroundings. It is our pleasure to accommodate most dietary preferences or restrictions. Simply let us know in advance so that we are able to better serve you. In addition, a special Vegan menu is available for your enjoyment. Advance reservations are recommended. There is no dress code, but guests often arrive dressed in California business casual.

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Reservations

HOTEL GUESTS* GENERAL PUBLIC

For larger parties of seven (7) or more, please submit a larger party request form.

* Hotel Guests, please contact our Reservations office directly at (831) 667-2200 or send an email.

In-Room Dining

  • EVERYDAY 12.00PM – 9.00PM

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are available in our in-room dining menu. Breakfast offers a full, cooked-to-order menu while lunch and snacks are available all day until 9pm. Dinner can be ordered from the Expanded Ranch Dinner menu or the in-room dining menu.

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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.

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Breakfast with ocean view at Post Ranch Inn near Monterey, California
Prix-fixe lunch menu at Sierra Mar restaurant near Carmel, California
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In-room dining menu at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
Specialty cocktails menu at Sierra Mar in Big Sur, California
Sierra Mar Wine Cellar at Post Ranch Inn near Carmel, California

Our Wine Cellar

Sierra Mar is dedicated to offering rare and exceptional fine wines, proudly earning Wine Spectator’s prestigious Grand Award annually since 2012.

Sierra Mar currently offers more than 3200 wine selections, focusing on the region we call home, the Santa Lucia Highlands, along with our neighbors, the Santa Cruz Mountains and Paso Robles. We also have a deep cellar of Burgundy and Bordeaux from other championed wine regions to keep palates engaged.

We are pleased to offer both our entire, award-winning wine list as well as our Sommelier Selection list, featuring a curated list of some of our favorites that are available both by the bottle and by the glass. We invite you to reach out with any questions by sending us an email.

 

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Corkage Policy

We allow two 750 mL bottles per reservation. The service is $55 per 750mL equivalent.

Wine Team

Our talented wine team is always available to offer curated suggestions and help guide you through our expansive wine list to find just the perfect complement throughout your meal. For questions about our wine program, we invite you to to reach by sending us an email.

Todd Brinkman, Wine Director
Erik Latshaw, Sommelier
Beccy Breeze, Sommelier
Germaine Esquivel, Sommelier

AMENITIES

Special Amenities For All Occasions

Treat yourself or a loved one to a special amenity during an upcoming stay. Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Champagne or wine along with chocolate-covered strawberries or indulge in caviar or an artisanal cheese and salumi board. Whether for yourself in advance of your stay or a surprising treat for a loved one who is staying with us, our array of thoughtfully curated food and beverage amenities are prepared by the culinary team at Sierra Mar. We invite you to browse our menu and pre-order your selection to ensure a seamless and delightful experience during your time at Post Ranch Inn.

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Chef Reylon Agustin, Culinary Director of Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
Il Hoon Kang, Executive Chef, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Culinary Team

Meet Sierra Mar’s incredible culinary team, working together to indulge, surprise and delight your palette during your stay.

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Chef Reylon Agustin

Chef Reylon Agustin is the Director of Culinary for Post Ranch Inn and Sierra Mar. Chef Reylon comes to Big Sur from Madera in Menlo Park, California where, as the Executive Chef, he and his team earned and maintained a one-star rating from the Michelin Guide. A California native, Chef Reylon’s career has taken him around the world, spending time in San Francisco studying under Chef and Restauranteur Traci Des Jardins and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London to name a few. Along with Executive Chef, Il Hoon Kang, the culinary program at Post Ranch will be in excellent hands for years to come.

Chef Il Hoon Kang

Chef Il Hoon Kang is the Executive Chef of Post Ranch Inn and Sierra Mar. Chef Hoon’s culinary approach is driven by pragmatism as well as curiosity, presenting ingredients simply with thoughtful and often surprising combinations. Having joined Post Ranch Inn from Michelin-starred Madera in Menlo Park, California, Chef Hoon worked as the Executive Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine alongside current Director of Culinary, Chef Reylon Agustin. He’s held top positions at other notable restaurants, including Commis in Oakland (one Michelin star), The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena (three Michelin stars), and Auberge Resort’s Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga. Treat yourself to some of his delicious dishes during your next visit.

CHEF’S GARDEN & EDIBLE TOUR

From Our Farm To Your Table

Discover our exquisite Chef’s Garden, located down in the meadow, where you’ll find an array of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers in bloom. Many of these foraged delights find their way onto your plate in Sierra Mar, while several of the medicinal plants and flowers are used in our signature spa products.

Throughout the week, guests are invited to join us for a complimentary Edible Tour of the Chef’s Garden. Our master gardener leads you through the garden to learn more about our unique specialty crops and growing techniques, providing tastes along the way.

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LOCAL PURVEYORS

A Little Help From Our Friends

Our valued partnerships with the following local purveyors along the central coast help provide our kitchen with the finest expressions of local bounty allowing us to offer dishes that are a true reflection of our Big Sur surroundings.

Andante Dairy, Petaluma
Bakers Bacon, Marina
Big Sur Sea Salts, Big Sur
Blue Heron, Corralitos
Borba Farms, Aromas
Brokaw Farms, Soledad
Cheese Shop, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Corto Olive Oil, Lodi
Fogline Farms, Santa Cruz
Kashiwase Farms, Winton
Monterey Abalone Co., Monterey
Monterey Ad Astra, Monterey
Monterey Bay Seaweed, Moss Landing
Minazzoli Farms, Stockton
New Natives, Corralitos
Ocean 2 Table, Santa Cruz
Prevedelli Farms, Corralitos
Rancho Gordo, Napa
Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, Wilton
Wieland Organics, Big Sur

Dining Safety

These past few years we’ve worked with leading global experts to ensure that our dining room sets the standard for safety. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

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State-of-the-Art Ventilation

A new state-of-the-art, medical-grade ventilation system completely replenishes the dining room with fresh, Big Sur air up to six times per hour.

HEPA Air Purifiers

Several ultra-efficient Mila HEPA air purifiers have been placed throughout Sierra Mar. Table-top air purifiers from Wynd create a bubble of purified air at each table.

Outdoor Dining

We have heated, outdoor seating on the Sierra Mar patio for those that prefer to dine outside. Enjoy refreshing drinks or a delicious meal next to the warmth of the firepit and the fresh Big Sur breeze.

Recent Accolades

The efforts made in Sierra Mar to reduce the risks associated with indoor dining have set the standard in the restaurant industry. The Washington Post published an extensive interactive article about our efforts, which you can read about below. In addition, Sierra Mar was featured on CleanRestaurantAir.com as a case study for clean restaurant air along with an engaging video detailing our efforts.

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