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Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/
  • Phone: (707) 939-2415
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Open Nightly: 6:00pm
    Holiday Hours and Menus will vary.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Cain
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Winemaker's Dinners

    Visit our website for event calender

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Santé 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, Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive these accolades. Condé 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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Diner Reviews
  • "i gave sante service two stars for the bus boys. our waitress was clearly less than thrilled to be serving us, or be at work, but the bus boys were great and very friendly. the food was okay, however, i would never search it out- just ate there out of convenience. sitting out next to the pool and a gorgeous evening was very nice. if you stay at the hotel and don't want to drive, you are a captive audience. in the future, i would eat at the bar and skip the restaurant. $200+ bill for 2 of us, not worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "So surprised to find this lovely, quality restaurant right here in Sonoma, not because Sonoma doesn't have several high quality restaurants, but because this one is more sophisticated than most. The Sonoma Mission Inn is a great hotel, but it is located in a mildly down market area. Not bad just not as good as you could expect. But the restaurant changes everything, the decor is beautiful, dark, sophisticated and soothing. The service was mindful, but unobtrusive and polite and very professional. The food was the big draw. Different combinations, selections that are harder to find in Sonoma. Everything from the steak sampler to the fresh halibut was delicious. It was more like a SF restaurant, and possibly unique in Sonoma."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Santé is one of those restaurants that I dream of! The food is always spectacular, the service is always very professional without being stuffy, and the atmosphere (both inside and out) is elegant. Every time I eat here, I can't wait until I return. Some of my favorites? The seasonal risotto appetizer (which this time was corn and black truffle...YUM!!), the trio of beef (so mouth-wateringly delicious, it is hard for me to try anything else), and of course, the soufflé for dessert! I also LOVE the variety of cheeses available on the cheese cart. For this particular dining experience, we had Jim as our Sommelier and Stephanie as our server. Both were so lovely! This is an amazing team and an amazing restaurant! Highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "On a whim, we decided to stop at Santé for dinner. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and wine paring. Each dish was creative and full with flavor. The service was excellent, and the staff was friendly and knowledgable. Come prepared with your check book as it is priced on the higher side."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "For my 50th birthday special occasion with my husband. Sat on the patio staff was outstanding. Too bad the group beside us was so loud and oblivious to those around them"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "you certainly feel like a special guest here at Sante where the service staff is pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. As it was a quiet mid-week night, we probably had more staff buzzing around us than was necessary, but all were very nice. dining poolside on the patio was great with the heat lamps nearby, making for a dramatic evening setting of sorts. lobster terrine app was delicious and beautiful; the scallops app less so - crispy sweetbreads were non-descript and scallops too lean in the serving. pork entree was tough tho cooked med rare - the sides were nice but didn't meld as nicely as the lamb dish which was more complex and crafted tastier."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our service couldn't get any better but sadly the food was very average (perhaps below average for two people in our party). We aren't sure whether it was the high amount of salt or preservatives in the food which kept us up all night. I believe coming from the Bay Area, we have grown accustomed to an outstanding quality therefore ones expectations grow high for a Michelin ranked restaurant. Sadly Sante didn't live up. What's heartbreaking is that the people working there couldn't be any kinder or show more etiquette. The prices of the food were Michelin prices and quality was average."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food and service!! Our server did a outstanding job recommending vegetarian dishes for my girlfriend and we had a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As usual, Sante hits every mark! Food, service, ambiance (just renovated) cannot be beat!!! Can't wait for another visit!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The service was good. Very attentive waiters. The food was not very good. I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We go to Sante for all our special occasions. Never a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and sante did not disappoint. Great food, great service, and a great overall experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really romantic setting. Service could not have been better. I was not impressed with my first course- carrot soup. The steak trio was wonderful but a very small portion. Chocolate soufflé amazing but very very expensive at $30. (Meant for 2). The wine list is extensive but very expensive . Luckily we were given commentary glades of champagne which was a lovely gesture."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I'm probably being a little harsh here as we were on vacation and had some stunning meals elsewhere and so sante did not blow me away. The food was good, the server attentive and the sommelier knowledgable and friendly. We chose to sit outside as it was a really pleasant evening, as had many others, so I can't really comment on the ambience. For a really special meal my top pick would have to be Etoile."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was very disappointing. To their credit, the restaurant removed the cost of one entre. We did not complain, but also did not eat much of the meal. According to the staff, the "chef noticed that it was not properly prepared" when the plate returned to the kitchen. We would not return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful service-food-winelist-ambiente. Thank you so much to the friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is our first time back since the renovation. It is a sophisticated, lovely interior. My husband said if he won the lottery we would be eating her alot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As vegans, we asked if the food could be veganized and the chef accommodated our requests very well! The service was brilliant! The wine selection is awesome! All in all a fantastic sensory experience!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Yes, the tab runs high, but the fare and the service is worth every penny for those who seeking a special place for a special occasion. The service is outstanding even though it borders on the fussy side at times. We did not try the tasting menu, but were extremely pleased by the fare offered on the ala carte side."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Sitting was prompt. Initial service slow, wine bread. Service from there on slow, not prompt like you would expect in a Michelin restaurant. Food was good but served cold! The server forgot our initial order for desert so we could not have it. So overall not what you would expect on a restaurant that is heavily advertised as one of the top in Sonoma. Service is as important as food quality, both were weak. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is in an elegant setting in Sonoma Wine Country, and offers a tasting menu as well as a la carte selections. The staff are efficient, polite and knowledgeable and provide an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience. The wine list is extensive (and expensive), featuring Sonoma County wines. Dishes are well-prepared and well-presented. My wife had a halibut that melted in the mouth, while I enjoyed a sampling of three different cuts of steak, each with its own accompanying garnish and sauce."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We ate out side, the ambiance was nice even romantic. Our main server was okay, but her back up staff was great they were everything she was lacking, friendly and interactive. Our appetizers were great. My husband and i weren't blown away with the entree. I had the halibut and unfortunately it was overly salted, maybe i should have sent it back but I hate being that person! Desert was Fantastic! Over all it was a pleasant Overpriced evening "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It's been a couple years since dining at Sante. I like the room makeover, though the posts in the middle of the room make dining at an adjacent table very awkward. The food was very good, though portions are on the small side. Food and wine prices are expensive. Roughly 50% more than "comparable" items at Cafe LaHaye or EDK (both restaurants are significantly better in my opinion). Service was slow and poor. 3 hours dining time for a party of four having wine, a starter, and an entree each...no dessert or coffee. We never received one appetizer. One bottle of wine took 30 minutes to deliver. My diet coke also took 30 minutes and three requests. We practically had to beg for bread and the bill."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Poor service. Slow. So-so food. Way over-priced for the actual quality. Trying hard to be 5 star with 2 star results."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My husband and I booked this restaurant for our anniversary dinner and ordered the tasting menu and one wine tasting set. The food was delicious and creative. The wine was really good and the sommelier was good at explaining the different choices. I would recommend this as something to do on a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent meal, wine, and hospitality. We enjoyed every moment and bite! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Tasting menu was exceptionally good. Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation. A much, much better value than French Laundry IMHO."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our dinner was outstanding! The service was impeccable! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. If you haven't eaten at Sante's, do yourself a favor and go."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had dinner on May 18th for our 23rd anniversary. The ribeye of lamb was excellent - perfect medium rare, with a hint of cinnamon and served with pearl couscous. Service was attentive. Minor nitpick - my husband changed wines from a gruner veltliner (white) to a pinot noir 9red) , and was not given a fresh glass."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at many of the top 100 Bay Area restaurants (The French Laundry, Gary Danko, Benu, Manresa) and our dinner at Sante' ranked right up there with the best. We had the 7+ course tasting menu with wine pairings and each was memorable. It was a Saturday evening and we were seated right on time at 7:00 and had the table for almost 4 hours. The meal was expertly served by an attentive wait staff and, although the dining room was moderately busy, there was no issue carrying on a conversation at our table with normal vocal levels. Overall we were very pleased and would definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "But they only do Holiday" Brunch. Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving. . .etc."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was really surprised to see the 20% tip already on the check as part of the total. This wasn't said up front and 20% is kind of a big tip for a buffet lunch. Our bill for two turned out to be $275 and that was much higher than expected. We only had 2 mimosas so it wasn't like we were ordering off the wine list."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a wonderful romantic and quaint restaurant Very accommodating and aims to please it s customers We loved it Look forward to returning "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is an elegant restaurant befitting its location. You are welcomed with a smile, all the staff are extraordinarily courteous and knowledgeable about the dishes they are serving. Your water glass never gets more than the half-full mark without refilling. The staff seems to have a sixth sense to know when you are done with a plate because you never have to ask to have it removed. Outstanding in all departments."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Sante is in a wonderful setting, and it is a beautiful venue for outdoor dining. The menu is not expansive, but the dish I ordered (Niman Ranch beef) was delicious. However, the choices are limited, particularly the wine list. In the heart of wine country, this is inexplicable. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "staff were great and knowledgeable. great menu selection, farm to table choices"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "An outstanding experience -the food was superb from start to finish. The service was impeccable. The staff were very knowledgeable. Highly recommend - one of the best fine dining experienced enjoyed in past several years."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We splurged for our anniversary and enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was well prepared and presented, we particularly liked the main courses of Ricotta Gnudi pasta, poached lobster and Wagyu beef. The wine pairings seemed like a bargain and I would strongly recommend them if you go with the tasting menu. They served seven different wines from sparkling wine through port, each an interesting lesser known choice that went great with the food. Service was excellent, efficient and not stuffy. By the end of the meal we were thinking of upcoming occasions that we could use to rationalize a return visit."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We've eaten at Sante 3 times, and all 3 times it was one of the best meals we've ever had. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014