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Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

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100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476-1447
(707) 938-9000
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sante Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a...
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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    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Melt in your mouth luxury

This was the featured dinner for a five day vacation with good friends and it lived up to our expectations. The food was exquisite from the amuse to the soufflé and the staff were all well trained and attentive. The timing was off on the wine and coffee, but neither were a deal breaker. We have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Bob T
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Arden Hills, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to this place after my fiancé told me it was ranked one of the top 50 or something restaurants to eat at. Needless to say, we are pretty excited since he is a total "foodie" and it was a date night we had looked forward to for a while. Our excitement slowly started turning when they placed us at... More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food is ok, not as good as it may look. Service is ok, but not what you would expect for a usd 50 entree. If you sit outside, they easily forget you asked to turn on the heater. The wine prices by the glass are obscure and selection is modest which is odd given the proximity of the hotels... More 

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

Dear Joro68, Thank you for your post. I am sorry that you did not have a better experience this stay. We are traditionally known for exceptional cuisine and service and I was disappointed to read that we missed the mark for you this visit. I do hope we will have another chance to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards,... More 

Arden Hills, Minnesota
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was the featured dinner for a five day vacation with good friends and it lived up to our expectations. The food was exquisite from the amuse to the soufflé and the staff were all well trained and attentive. The timing was off on the wine and coffee, but neither were a deal breaker. We have stayed at the hotel... More 

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San Gabriel
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a superb experience! The food was exquisitely delicious. I had scallops. They were milky, expertly glazed on the outside, tender and milky inside. My honey had chicken breast with s crispy chicken leg served with the most delightful mushroom sauce. As a side, we had risotto and let me tell you, it melted in our mouth. As if the... More 

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London
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had heard great things from the Tripadvisor community about Sante, and we were excited to go. Appetisers arrived reasonably promptly . A salad was fridge cold, dull. The sweetbreads and snails were just nasty . Snails without garlic butter ? What is the point ?! We then faced an hours wait for our main course, and left most of... More 

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

Dear David98, Thank you for your post. I am so sorry that you did not better enjoy your experience at Santé. The chef and managers have also reviewed your comments, so they can work with their teams to improve the experience. The escargot appetizer is served with a parsley and garlic butter sauce, so we will look into why it... More 

Danville, California
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not sure why this place doesn't have a 6 month waiting list for a reservation? The Chef came from the French Laundry to open Sante & the food is exquisite! The place is BEAUTIFUL, the setting sublime and the Service - absolutely excellent. The attention to detail - is truly impressive. The food is VERY sophisticated - you will have... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent outdoor dining. The sommelier was very helpful in our wine selection and finding exactly what we wanted. I even splurged on dessert!

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

Dear honeymj, Thank you for your post. I was delighted to read about your excellent outdoor dining experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food is wonderful, but you can drop $200 per couple without trying for dinner. The wine service is great. Make sure you make reservations for Friday and Saturday nights, or you will be outside in the cold. They do have heaters outside that help.

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Sarasota
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing: what a dinner! Our only "complaint" was that each course was a little too big so by the end we were groaning, but the food was absolutely delicious, as was the wine, all from California. Later in the week we had an a la carte dinner which was also terrific.

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

Dear BillKn, Thank you for choosing Sante for your dining experience. We are thrilled you so enjoyed (except that it was a little too much of a good thing) and we appreciate you taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

West Menlo Park, California
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Sante. First, the bread and butter (from Normandy!) with salt was divine. I rarely eat butter but it was so good that we did. We each had a wonderful spring risotto with truffle foam that was delicious. We shared a scallop dish that was also cooked perfectly. We brought in our... More 

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Additional Information about Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Address: 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476-1447
Phone Number: (707) 938-9000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476-1447
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: (707) 938-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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