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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 #12 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
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
120 helpful votes 120 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
339 reviews 339 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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

San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A fantastic meal for two. The food was amazing and the service second to none. The Sommelier helped us through a very good wine list and when that wine couldn't be located immediately gave us 2 free glasses of a great red while we waited, on the house. I will be making a trip back to the restaurant again. It's... More

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We dined outside and enjoyed to open air and mild temperatures. The wait staff was outstanding. The recommendations were all on target. I particularly recommend the lobster terrain as an appetizer and the lamb as an entree. A guest next to our table had the kitchen put together a great looking vegetarian meal. A great restaurant for a special occasion.

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

Dear Ansel C, Thank your for your post and commendations of Santé. We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the service and cuisine. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager More

Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was truly spectacular - the best filet mignon I've ever had, truly! The service was very good as well. Recommend sitting inside for more of an elegant dining experience. Outside seating overlooks the pool, which is nice, but can feel more casual than Sante is known for.

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Staten Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food wonderful wine list, ask Bruce for a suggestion. definitely worth the expense. Chef sends wonderful treats.

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