Dinner: Cliffside at Sierra Mar (Big Sur)

Dinner: Cliffside at Sierra Mar (Big Sur)

*Photo from Post Ranch Inn website.

If you’ve read my post on California’s most beautiful coastal city, Big Sur, and are so inclined to visit…you’ll definitely want to consider making reservations at Sierra Mar. The fine-dining restaurant rests cliffside at the Post Ranch Inn Hotel. It would be my dream to stay the night here one day, but for $1,000 per night, it’s currently a little out of my budget!

My fiancé and I headed here for their lunch menu which features a three-course pre-fixed menu OR a five-course tasting menu. The staff was extremely friendly and explained the menu selections to us very thoroughly. I would describe the cuisine as fresh California fusion. There’s everything from fancier meals like lamb to a good hardy kobe beef burger and of course seafood. You also have the option to order à la carte from the prefix menu selections. The portion sizes were very good for such a nice dining experience. We both were more than full and had food leftover to take home. Although lunchtime wasn’t busy, the restaurant website recommends you make reservations. To see a sample of their dining menu and check out the Post Ranch Inn Hotel, visit their website here.

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*Names of the menu items below are not exact. I just wanted to give you a glimpse of how the food is delicately prepared and served.

Pickled artichoke heart (tasting sample)IMG_4640

Onion soup with almond biscottiIMG_4642

Pork croquette with quail egg over radicchio with mustard seeds and yuccaIMG_4645

Seared Ahi tuna over spaghetti squash with clams in a citrus sauceIMG_4647 IMG_4649 Roasted lamb shank over polentaIMG_4651Citrus meringueIMG_4661 IMG_4662 IMG_4672 IMG_4673 IMG_4677

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