Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Romantic eveningI was initially nervous whether my special request of a window table and two glasses of champagne ready at the table would be honored by the restaurant. I was very pleased that both my requests were fulfilled and we started off the evening in the designed fashion.
The evening continued to improve with the service staff being very knowledgeable on all the course items and their professional behavior during the evening.
The restaurant has some of best dishes I have had in some time and the kitchen went above and beyond in taste profile and plate presentation. I was glad to see service and cooking taken to new heights. Thank you Sante Restaurant for one very special evening.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable experienceAll staff worked like a fine tuned orchestra. From the hostess,manager, somelie,and our server plus others we had the best dining experience in many many years. The food and presentation was like artistry, the wine list of great depth and ambience wonderful.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit expensive, but delicious...Imaginative and wonderfully prepared dishes, portion sizes that won't challenge your waistline, and attentive service - - all as you'd expect at a 4 star hotel, including the price.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMsante in sonomaHad a 50th birthday celebration here with party of six. Service was great. Food was good but not relative to the pricing. Entree was barely warm and not the best duck I have had for less $$. Wine selection was superb but again really over priced. $850 and left hungry. Portions were extremely undersized. .even for foodies.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSante is a must!This restaurant was in our hotel so very convenient! The food was delicious and service was great. Try the duck and the risotto app and you won't be disappointed!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef was very accommodatingThe chef was very accommodating about food restrictions. It was our 30th anniversary and they added a very special treat at the end in a surprise for both my wife and myself. Everything was perfect5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet DiningMy wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. The dining room is quite elegant. Our reservation was handled graciously and on-time. The food was truly outstanding. The shortcoming was in the quality of service. Our waiter read us the whole menu (unnecessary). Our entries took about 45 minutes to be served. There was confusion in the order taking between the Maitr'd and our waiter. However, to the credit of the staff, they had only be open for 2 weeks since their remodel. Perhaps they had not had enough time to communicate and execute as a team.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive all aroundInitially I booked this reservation because I was staying at the Fairmont, but WOW! The food and service were both stellar and I can certainly see why they have a Michelin star. I started with the sweetbreads and scallops...possibly the most perfectly cooked scallop I've ever eaten. Then on to the stuffed rabbit loin! Words cannot describe the presentation and flavor that I enjoyed. I eat rabbit often and must say I've never had the rack of rabbit ribs on my plate...impressive. This meal was so lovely that I indulged in a rare dessert order. The chocolate purse...OMG! To die for...if you love warm chocolate inside a crisp, delicate shell of pastry. I would not only recommend this restaurant but I'm thinking of how I can get back myself.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect mealWe had the 4 course food and wine pairing. It was fantastic. Great service and the food was perfect.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb service. Great menuSuperb service. Great menu and outstanding meal - excellent flavor and presentation. Definitely a Michelin star-rated restaurant.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chef is truly an artist!The chef is truly an artist! The food was beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned. We will definitely return.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUndergoing remodel so AmbianceUndergoing remodel so Ambiance in hotel was fair. Restaurant was dark but nice.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but delicious we willPricey but delicious we will go again for a special occasion4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goodWaiter was a bit too much, but overall good experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine was good. LoveFood and wine was good. Love their Choc and GM souflle. YUM! Will go back again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe highlight of the experienceThe highlight of the experience is the special attention to service. The wait staff were very welcoming.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSante just reopened and whatSante just reopened and what a change. The food and service were outstanding. The sommelier was incredible at assisting in our wine selections. Rivals our previous experiences at La Toque in Napa. Will definitely return.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust opened after remodelingJust opened after remodeling and the food was fantastic. The remodeling isn't quite finished so the atmosphere was...not complete but they are getting there. The tasting menu is a great way to experience a wide range of flavors for a set price. The wine list was pretty good, as it should be in CA Wine Country, but the food was stand-out flavorful and artistic. This is definitely a place to go for foodies, no question. The service was superb and flawless. I never say that and it was - so kudos to Sante on their new opening!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM