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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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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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    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
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    Poor
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    Terrible
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
SANTE IS GREAT.....BUT NOT SURE COMPLETELY SANTE....;-)

Hotel restaurants don't always get the fairest ratings but this one does deserve it.....service impeccable; food excellent and imaginative (try the chocolate soufle for two for desert...awesome). atmosphere nice when one can sit on the terrace in good weather.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Andrerg1
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hotel restaurants don't always get the fairest ratings but this one does deserve it.....service impeccable; food excellent and imaginative (try the chocolate soufle for two for desert...awesome). atmosphere nice when one can sit on the terrace in good weather.

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

Dear Andrewg1, Thank you for your "great" review. We are glad you so enjoyed your Santé dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

Sonoma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As a Sonoma local, I am so lucky to have Sante in my neighborhood! This is true fine dining with Wine Country warmth and friendliness. And of course, the wine list is outstanding. I always let them know that I am vegan when I make my reservation, and I have been wowed every time by the chef's skill. The staff... More 

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

Dear Zorah M, Thank you very much for your post. We are thrilled to be a local fine-dining favorite for you. We appreciate your commendations of the teams’ talents for creating exceptional vegan meals for you as well. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

Toronto
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

After a 12 hour drive we checked into the Sonoma Fairmont and booked dinner at “our Michelin-rated restaurant!” Nice, we thought, to have a good meal after a long trip. The food was satisfactory but the service was absolutely disorganized, rude and not to a level the Fairmont Hotels would expect in the facilities finest dining. Before dinner I went... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review. I apologize for your disappointments and I hope the efforts of our manager helped to rectify the concerns. We thank you for bringing these items to our attention so we can work on re-training where needed. Thank you again for your feedback; we do read all posts and value... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was a foodies dream! We were in a special little room and enjoyed being able to talk and laugh and eat. The chefs tasting menu is worth it and each course was perfect! Yummy

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Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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 13 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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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 85 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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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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