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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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Sante Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national...
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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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
A little on the stuffy side

Great food, presentation was exceptional, good for a romantic dinner, a little on the stuffy side and quite expensive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Granny61
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Montara, California
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Montara, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, presentation was exceptional, good for a romantic dinner, a little on the stuffy side and quite expensive.

Helpful?
Thank Granny61
Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. I am so sorry you did not experience the exceptional value and warm, engaging service we are traditionally known for. We value your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never experienced such racism in my entire life. I am half white and half Chinese, born in San Francisco and raised there my entire life. My girlfriend is Chinese AMERICAN (born in San Francisco) and my mom and aunt are both Chinese AMERICAN as well. We had a great experience up until dinner time. We made a reservation... More 

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Thank Nicholas K
Fairmont S, Public Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thanks again for sharing your feedback Mr. King- As per our telephone conversations, on behalf of the entire management team at the resort we are terribly sorry that you left with this impression. We take great pride in providing the very best of California Wine Country and we are truly disheartened that you, your mother, aunt and girlfriend left dissatisfied.... More 

San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An elegant, cozy setting overlooking the pool. We started our meal with an Amuse-Bouche from the chef. We also had a delightful, light egg custard with caviar served in the shell. For appetizers we had the Arugula Risotto and the sautéed Foie Gras (which was some of the best we have had outside of France. For dinner we opted for... More 

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Thank 180michaelm
Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed post. We are thrilled to read how you so enjoyed your Santé dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Palos Verdes, California
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is a French-trained chef, and she raved about our wonderful (and very expensive) dinner, with just one or two quibbles which most people probably wouldn't notice. The waiter at the next table was superbly well informed; but our waitress was merely perfunctory. (This might be a Fairmont issue, since we have experienced uneven restaurant service at other Fairmont... More 

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Thank LLBean314
Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your "excellent" review. We truly value your feedback and patronage. We read all reviews and use the feedback to create and even more exceptional experience for our guests. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your wife back again soon. More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1)Sante restaurant is excellent: the quality of the food and service are top rate so I felt the the price we payed was fair. Portions generally were very generous: I has as an appetizer CHILLED TERRINE OFMAINE LOBSTER which surprised me by the size (it was very big and could serve also as an entree) and also was very tasty.... More 

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

Thank you for your "top rate" review. We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to read what a great visit you had. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the high end one around Sonoma, in a hotel setting, the room lacks some nice/light atmosphere,but the food and service are really good, very good accommodating chef for diets, nice breads.

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

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your patronage and feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Sante for our anniversary. They were offering a pre fixe multi course dinner with wine pairing. Each course was fantastics with lots of small bits of flavor to enhance each one. Excellent wine pairings too. One of the best meals I've experienced.

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

Thank you for choosing Santé for your anniversary celebration and for your "perfect" review. We are so thrilled to have been a part of your special day and we hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

San Jose, California
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46 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Tasting menu and wine pairing was excellent. Not the best meal I've ever had overall, but probably in the top 10. This being said, possibly the best lobster and steak I have had, along with an excellent chocolate desert. Did not enjoy the amuse Bouche of salmon or the caviar cauliflower, but I don't like any of those things, so... More 

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Thank happysun16
Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this review

Dear happysun16, Thank you for choosing Santé for your dining experience and for posting your review. I am glad you so enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. Thank you for your commendations of Marc. I am so sorry about your experiences with the hostess though. I thank you for bringing this to our attention so that we may ensure... More 

Bronxville, New York
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very good, if not excellent food. The setting, dining al fresco in the lovely night air, was marvelous. I do think the tables were a bit too close to each other and my wife and I had to endure a slightly older couple's conversation for half our meal. Still a great place.

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

Dear John, Thank you for your “beautiful” review and valuable feedback about your santé experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Reno
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I feel really in quandary about how to write this review. There were some Excellent parts to the experience, and some that were just average. Some of the the things I really liked about Sante were the overall atmosphere and ambiance. The space is beautiful, upscale, and comfortable.The service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding and the sommelier was... More 

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

Dear Nancy V, Thank you for your detailed post. We appreciate your feedback and use it to improve upon our guest’s experience even more. Thank you for your willingness to return with a bigger appetite and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Guest Service Manager 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: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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