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All 106 Sonoma Restaurants

Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476-1447
(707) 938-9000
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Ranked #9 of 106 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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Orlando
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant was excellent!!! However the prices were INSANE!!! I couldn't believe that for one scallop, ordered as an appetizer, it is $12.00!! Can you believe that. There is also a glass of wine that is $750.00. You read that right, that is for a GLASS, not for a bottle!!! The following items were ordered at our table and my... More

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

Dear circlearoundthew, Thank you for choosing Santé for your dining experience and for taking the time to post your review. We are thrilled to read that it was one of the “BEST Restaurants” you have ever eaten at and for your details about the particulars of your meal. The glass of wine you are referring to is the specialty Screaming... More

St. John's, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Last night in Sonoma and we were a group of two couples. The food here is absolutely phenominal. We had the scallops, filet three ways, and the sea bass. The table sampled all plates and every one was a perfect dish. The sommelier was knowledgable and paired a few bottles perfectly for us. This is a world class restaurant. Service... More

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

Dear keithnewhook, Thank you for your “amazing” review of Sante. We are thrilled that you had such a remarkable experience with your friends and we hope to welcome you all back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have written reviews about your restaurants before, but never have I been more enthusiastic about doing so as now since we have enjoyed an experience divine. Let it be noted that I never would have entertained eating at Sante if it weren't for Amy, your extraordinary front desk agent. In my opinion she epitomizes what a first class hotel... More

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

Dear Antonia M, Thank you for choosing Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience and thank you for your commendations of Amy as well. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort very soon. Kind regards, Guest Service... More

Northumberland, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We ate here on a Travelzoo offer that included a 4 course prix fixe dinner for two with sparkling wine and coffee for $135. It turned out to be quite brilliant value, with interesting and varied menu choices. The individual portions were not huge, but as we were having four of them our appetites were very well sated. Given the... More

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Chengdu, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Dinner in the Sante restaurant was one of the hightlights of our stay. The food was good and the service was excellent. We were actually seated inbetween two tables of locals coming to enjoy the restaurant. For a hotel restaurant with mostly local guests is a sure fire sign of quality.

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Ossining, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a classic French restaurant, something very hard to find in California, or for that matter in the USA. And it is a spectacular one at that, its "poularde en cocotte" being the most exquisite chicken dish I've ever had in the USA, almost on a par with Paul Bocuse and Sophie Bise. For dessert a millefeuille of fraises... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were tired after spending the entire day in Napa tasting wines so we decided to eat at the restaurant in our hotel. Our expectations were not too high so we were absolutely surprised with the level of service and the exceptional food. We fell in love with restaurant that evening as everything was perfect. We chose... More

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seattle
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was really looking forward to an amazing dinner after reading the reviews. Food was a complete disappointment. It was just lacking flavor. Very bland and nothing special. The service was good, but was really hoping for a good meal.

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

Dear sassasfraz, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We do read all review and appreciate the feedback. If there are any areas that are not meeting our high standards for excellence, we will work to improve those areas. I sincerely apologize that you did not have greater enjoyment of the cuisine at Santé. I have shared... More

Los Altos, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

California cuisine type of place. Nice ambiance and very friendly service. Good and fancy food, french-like. Excellent choice of wines. On the expensive side.

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Miami, Florida
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342 reviews 342 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Four of us visited Sante for our final dinner in Sonoma, hoping to share the outstanding dining experience of most TripAdvisor reviewers. We were seated promptly at the hour of our 8:30 reservation. Drinks, orders, and lagniappe arrived in a timely fashion.Then the clock froze. Our dinner arrived one-and-a-half hours after orders were taken. During the wait we became aware... More

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

Dear D N, Thank you for choosing Santé for your dinner event and for taking the time to post your review. I am so sorry that your meal was delayed. Please know that every one of our Guests is extremely important to us and we aim to provide extraordinary service to everyone. Again I apologize that we did not succeed... More

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