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cherie Jul 30, 2012 01:12 PM

My husband and I will be spending two nights in Big Sur for the first time.

One night we plan to dine at Sierra Mar in the Post Ranch Inn.

I was somewhat set on Big Sur Bakery for our 2nd night, but I have read so many negative reviews lately, I just don't know...

Thoughts and/or suggestions?

  1. Melanie Wong Jul 31, 2012 03:46 PM

    You may find this thread on Big Sur Bakery helpful,
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716019

    Bear in mind that the best things sell out early there.

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      cherie Aug 1, 2012 12:23 PM

      Thank you, I did already read that. :) Most of the posts in that thread are a couple years old and largely involve breakfast/brunch/pastries. The one more recent post in the thread that does touch upon dinner is a year old and simply says the food was decent enough, the service was brutally slow, and that they might try again some time.

      I was hoping maybe a Chowhound or two had been there within the past year for dinner, or had any other suggestions for a great dinner in Big Sur...?

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        Melanie Wong Aug 1, 2012 12:37 PM

        This dinner report, also a year old, has some good advice on the right attitude for approaching Big Sur Bakery, e.g. don't expect big city service or creativity.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7983...

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          cherie Aug 1, 2012 02:01 PM

          Yes! Saw that too. These are (some of) the negative comments I was referring to. Yelp is full of them, mostly referring to rude and/or poor service.
          Still...was hoping for some new input or other dinner recommendations from Chowhound folks. At this point, I am thinking we will give it a try...I called and requested a reservation for 7:00 p.m. (but no one has confirmed yet). Do you think that is too late given their tendency to run out of stuff, or is that issue more pertinent to baked goods?
          Thank you for the advice, much appreciated.

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