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Your Take: Living the High Life at Sierra Mar in Big Sur

With breathtaking views of Big Sur, California eight hundred feet below, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn is a relaxing and romantic destination to get away from it all and live the high life (literally).  The drive into Big Sur sets the mood as you pass stunning vistas.  The Santa Lucia Mountains give way to …

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Affordability - 6
Romance - 10
Taste - 9

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1. The terrace on a sunny day with jazz playing in the background is one of the finest places in the world to enjoy a meal.

2. The three course prix fixe lunch at $40 a person does not miss a single beat. Everything is fresh, delicious, and satisfying.

3. With beautiful plating, keen and friendly service and views that can’t be beat, Sierra Mar is a perfect location for a first date or a special date with the one you love.

Sierra Mar Big Sur California I Feed the Monster

With breathtaking views of Big Sur, California eight hundred feet below, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn is a relaxing and romantic destination to get away from it all and live the high life (literally).  The drive into Big Sur sets the mood as you pass stunning vistas.  The Santa Lucia Mountains give way to the Pacific where sky and sea seemingly meld together.  This is gorgeous country.

Big Sur California View Pacific Ocean I Feed the Monster

California Pacific Ocean View Big Sur

Sierra Mar California Sign Restaurant Post Ranch Inn

Sierra Mar Terrace Big Sur California Restaurant

The terrace on a sunny day, with jazz playing in the background, is one of the finest places in the world to enjoy a meal.  On cooler days the misty view will be augmented by the fire pit to keep you warm and cozy.

The three course prix fixe lunch offered at $40 a person offers up a small but well curated selection of offerings. The Monster opts for the local Dungeness crab with green papaya, Thai herbs and toasted almonds and the pacific oysters with wood sorrel root and wild blooms to start.

Sierra Mar Thai Dungeness Crab California Big Sur

The amuse bouche is a cauliflower ceviche with sea salt and spicy mousse and it is lovely.  Fresh vegetables and just a hint of heat. For the main course, local sand dabs and Manila clams with fennel and tomatoes along with a scallop special in a seafood beurre blanc.

Sierra Mar Amuse Bouche Big Sur California

As for dessert, flour less chocolate cake with cocoa streusel, bittersweet chocolate sorbet, caramel popcorn powder and salted caramel sauce along with Meyer lemon and meringue, lemon curd, crispy cardamom meringue, pickled fennel, hibiscus sorbet and Greek yogurt make the grade.

Big Sur Bread Sierra Mar California Post Ranch Inn

Original Photography From: Sean Robins

There is not a miss amongst the bunch.  Everything is fresh, delicious and satisfying. This is a winner all the way around. With beautiful plating, keen and friendly service and views that can’t be beat, Sierra Mar is a perfect location for a first date or a special date with the one you love. Why go?  A view from heaven. Monster rating: 4½/5 Monsters

Authored by Sean Robins of Feed The Monster. Sean currently lives in Los Angeles and Feed The Monster is the #1 ranked food blog on Urbanspoon for the Los Angeles area.

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