Ocean-view dining doesn't get much better than this. At cliff's edge 1,200 feet above the Pacific at the ultra-chic Post Ranch Inn, Sierra Mar serves cutting-edge American food made from mostly organic, seasonal ingredients, some from the on-site chef's garden. The four-course prix-fixe option always shines. The nine-course Taste of Big Sur menu centers around ingredients grown and foraged on the property or sourced locally. The restaurant's wine list is among the nation's most extensive.