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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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Under-rated gem

I was surprised by some negative or mediocre reviews for Sante. I thought it was the best restaurant we tried in Sonoma. I had the duck, which was excellent. They also have a spectacular wine list. Of course, it also helped that we got a $150 credit from the hotel (see my review) and ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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NEW YORK
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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NEW YORK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was surprised by some negative or mediocre reviews for Sante. I thought it was the best restaurant we tried in Sonoma. I had the duck, which was excellent. They also have a spectacular wine list. Of course, it also helped that we got a $150 credit from the hotel (see my review) and ordered extra drinks at the end... More 

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Ione, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The weekend ended so badly that I am not feeling very generous as I write this review. The waitstaff was very attentive but not intrusive, which I like. Our cocktails were generously-sized and well-prepared. (I was thankful not to be driving.). I ordered the lentil soup as a first course and shared it with my husband. It had a truffle... More 

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

Dear avidtraveler1946, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry you did not have a better ending to your weekend, but very glad you so enjoyed your dinner at Santé. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a treat! Michelin quality without a doubt, and our server (Josh) made our night!! The food, service, and ambiance makes this our favorite restaurant in wine country. The only downfall was that we could hear the Chef yelling at the staff from our table. Definitely give Sante a visit. 5-stars!

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had the tasting menu. Everything was good and nicely presentated. Since we were not staying at the hotel we opted out of the wine paring but chose a few 1/2 glass to go with our meal. That worked out well for us.

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Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have over the past few years very much enjoyed the tasting menus. While Sante is very expensive and certainly a special occasion experience, we think that the food and the presentation and the service all are stunning, and we love celebrating here.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Amazing dining experience! The service is second to none. Mike, our head waiter was knowledgable, professional and attentive. His recommendation of the pork was spot on for my husband and our friend. I had one of the best bass filets I've ever had. The food was served at the perfect pace and the atmosphere very enjoyable. We were very excited... More 

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

Dear PLTmom, Thank you for your commendations of Mike and your Santé dining experience. We are thrilled you had such an exceptional experience and hope to welcome you, your husband and friends back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More 

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed a relaxing day in the spa, starting with a deep tissue massage; the heated outdoor pool was a treat in late December.

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Prescott, Arizona
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at Sante Restaurant. We were seated in a corner table, the place was quiet, the wait staff was superb and very helpful. The food was incredible and tasty. Everything was just right for the dining experience. Highly recommend Sante.

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Napa, California, United States
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's been 2 years since our last visit and we could see the improvements. We had reservations for 6 and arrived early. Since Sante was not opened yet we were told to sit in the lobby and were impressed when a waiter came out at 6 and told us that our table was ready. The staff is uniformed and well... More 

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hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a review of their Thanksgiving "Grand Buffet" in 2014 only. While the service was excellent, it felt like they tried to stuff too much food variety into a room that seemed to usually be used for dining tables. They should have considered using the expansive lobby and figured out how to work crowd control. However, the fish station... 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: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

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