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Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476-1447
(707) 938-9000
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Ranked #9 of 107 restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Sante Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Recipient of a prestigious Michelin Star as well as the AAA Four Diamond Award, Sante is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive these accolades. Conde Nast Traveler said 'it's worth a special trip just to eat here' and Gourmet Magazine calls the food 'the best of the new Wine Country style.' Only the freshest local produce, meats, poultry and seafood are used to create elegantly simple dishes that let the natural flavors of the food speak for themselves. A wine list, honored with Wine Spectator's 'Award of Excellence' features over 500 Sonoma and Napa wines. *Sante' will offer Grand Buffet's only for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please call restaurant for further details.
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DC
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here based on recommendations seen on TA and other websites. Thinking we were in for an exceptional meal, we were really disappointed. The service was very attentive and good, but the food was SO disappointing... especially at the price. Even if it were half the menu price we still would have been disappointed. The one redeeming thing was... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Food and service is excellent. I'm lactose intolerant and the kitchen was able to accommodate that without sacrificing quality. My only quibble is the pricing. It's overpriced but that's not uncommon among hotel restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Definitely one of the nicest meals I've had in a while. The presentation of the food was beautiful and my main course (fish) was cooked to perfection. As other reviewers have mentioned, the restaurant showcases local produce and the overall quality is excellent. As you might expect, being in a wine producing area, Sante has a great selection of local... More

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Cypress
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

not like the "fairmount experience" we are used to. Restaurnant Sante was way overated- serice was non-existent. We had to ask for the Presidents Club check in packet, and got a very curious look from the clerk,.

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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ralph C, Thank you for your post. I am sorry for your disappointment with Santé. Generally we get rave reviews for service and cuisine there; I apologize that this was not your experience and that we failed to provide your President Club packet. We very much value your loyalty to Fairmont and we are following up with the team... More

Caracas, Venezuela
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were a group of 22 tired bike riding dudes (heat was over 100ºF that day!) and all of us were surprised and delighted with this experience: service, food, drink. For drinks I had the jalapeño caipirinha (that's a crazy good cocktail -cocktails are around $16 and upwards). Food showcases local ingredients, the best California has to offer, which is... More

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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kayuga, Thank you for your review and “high praise”. You certainly earned every wonderful bite and the chocolate souffle as well after that bike ride. I am glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More

Delft, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Sophisticated without being strait-laced. We had a great dining experience at Santé. I would recommend the tasting menu. If you feel adventurous and are ready to pay a substantial amount of money, take the wine pairing. I enjoyed everything they served. The poached Maine lobster was to die for. A weaker point would be the desserts though.m Still very good... More

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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear Herve L, Happy Belated birthday! Thank you for choosing Santé for your special event and for taking the time to post your review. We hope to welcome you back for many birthdays to come. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Celebrated a very special Birthday here and everything was excellent! Wonderful service by Andrea-we were able to take our time and really enjoy the great food. Lovely hotel, however some guests did not get the memo that shorts and t shirts are never appropriate at a fine dining establishment.

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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear WhyteWind, Thank you for your post and commendations of Andrea at Santé. We are delighted you had a very special birthday visit at our resort and we hope to welcome you back for many birthdays to come. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While the restaurant has recently lost its Michelin star, the food is still excellent. If you are a guest at the hotel it is definitely worth making a reservation for one of your nights. While the food wasn't the most innovative, it was very good and the price wasn't crazy for the location and quality. The dessert wasn't the highlight,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights, of which one we decided to eat in. Most of the time when you eat at a hotel restaurant you get a mediocre experience. This was not that. The food was absolutely incredible...it was as good a LeCirque, NY. The chef did some amazing things and the waiter paired our wine perfectly,... More

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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear kbishop522, Thank you for your “incredible” review and terrific compliments to our chefs and Santé Team. We are thrilled that you had such an amazing visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Guest Service Manager More

Dover, Delaware
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The menu is ala-carte for the most part. Portions are small and prices are a bit steep. The wine prices were outrageous. It's a nice restaurant for a special occasion, but not one for families.

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