Dining at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

4.5
1451 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Patio dining at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is best described as “California fusion with a Sonoma passion.” We are blessed to call Sonoma Valley home, the Golden State’s premier Wine Country destination boasting stunning landscapes, fertile land and an enviable number of regional artisans and producers. With a reverence to fresh, simple preparation and the use of local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, the culinary team presents an approachable menu that includes flavors, techniques and recipes from several cultures. Seasonal ingredients from regional producers (which include wineries, breweries, ranches, fisheries and farmers) are always center stage. Join us at the table. Relax, share a thoughtfully prepared meal accompanied with a locally-sourced glass of wine or cocktail.
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KevinM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here to celebrate our engagement. The food at this place was truly stunning. The portion sizes were not overwhelming, while the flavors and presentation were a treat. Our server not only recommended some amazing drinks, but also took good care of us and made excellent recommendations for the dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I rate the ambience four out of five stars because the restaurant itself was nicely appointed, but not otherwise particularly memorable. Still, I'd love to back some day and highly recommend it for a celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Decor, ambience, service were pleasant enough. The food was meh at best. My salmon sashimi was drenched in sauce and hence too salty and could t taste the salmon much, and the scallops were perfectly cooked however weren’t prepped properly and had grit(sand?). It was nice to see people out and enjoying themselves again though.

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DianeG
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forrest, our server, was excellent. He was attentive but not hovering.. The menu had ample selections and the food was delicious. The portions left you satisfied without feeling overly full. Very good wine list. I would highly recommend Santè.

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vipLaurieS
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing to compare to their wonderful 'Neighborhood Lunch" menu.
You can choose two course for two people for $59.00 or three courses for two people for $69.00. It includes a glass of wine. The menu is varied; in fact, it is hard to choose, the portions are generous and the service was outstanding. My go to for lunch!!!!!!

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SeanH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A beautiful and serene location for dinner. It's just that the menu items were not our favorites so we ended up just having iced tea and going someplace else.

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Cameron
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely poolside dining! The food and staff was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

El lugar está bonito, la comida bien. Un poco caro para lo que es.

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SonomaJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful - except for the pesky flies that kept landing on our table.

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AngWillEat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The service was great. The problem was the food. ALL of my food came out burnt and at room temperature. It was awful. The filet mignon was way overdone and the gnocchi was BURNED. Also who over cooks scallops!!? Come on Fairmont you can do bette than this. Ruined my anniversary

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Nickd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner outside near the pool , but far enough away from the last swimming guests. Food was excellent and reasonably priced . Extensive wine list that has a good mix of California, and international wines . Inside is a nice formal dining experience but I preferred the nice patio .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, excellent. Beautiful resort, wonderful, relaxed vibe. Service was outstanding, appetizers and main courses were inspired. Dessert (strawberry shortcake) was a bit too sweet for my taste, I think the addition of white chocolate on an already sweet dish was a mistake. We particularly loved the dog friendly atmosphere. One negative, we sat outside and the chairs were spectacularly uncomfortable. We got towels from the pool to support our backs, which made it tolerable.

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vipBirthdaycelebrant
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Plus minus experience. Difficulty finding the restaurant as Open Table calls this restaurant Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn but the name of the restaurant is “Sente.” Service was a little slow and my second alcoholic average was forgotten. It felt like there were not enough waiters. One dessert comped. Good food.

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vipjuliew
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please do yourself a favor and stop at the bar first. Holly is amazing bartender that can brighten. Your experience by her personality alone but she’s the best drink maker I know. I hope I got her name right she deserves credit. She took excellent care of my date and I. We went to dinner right next door and she checked us in. We sat down at a cute corner table and enjoyed barratta with peaches on sour dough slices and the filet and duck both ordered was delicious. I only wish there were green veggies on the duck along with the corn and mushrooms but that’s me being greedy. Had strawberry shortcake which was so delicious. The portions were perfect and staff was so accommodating and high level service team that really adds to the experience. Go here I recommend it! ##nom#nom#

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Crispy Brussels sprouts were soft, lamb was overcooked, but wine selection was nice and service was great.

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CaseyCalifornia
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal at Sante. The burrata appetizer was memorable. I ate every bit of my gnocchi. And the creme caramel for dessert was masterful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were inside. The tables outside looked much nicer. Either way, food was so so and not really up to par with the prices or the area. Our server was great however!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! The waiter was very accommodating to our toddler. The scallops were a bit salty but otherwise tasty. The duck was tender and the wild rice that came with it was quite amazing. Overall ambiance nice and relaxing. Would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at Sante was very enjoyable. Food was delicious and ambiance was nice sitting on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Meh. Nice spot but average poolside food and clueless service.

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whitetableclothlady
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We were looking forward to having a Sunday brunch outside at a lovely old hotel. What we ended up with was a poolside lunch in the pool cafe listening to children having a blast in the pool while screaming and yelling at the top of their lungs, as children are known to do. The food was good and the service was excellent but the setting was not acceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
67 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Portuguese food. Extremely well flavored.

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MctasneyJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband John (Jack) and I enjoy cooking. Both of us thought your dishes wonderful. French toast so tasty, different consistency for me, I liked it. Veggies colorful as were a few flowers I consumed.
Cod for dinner perfect, with and without skin. Your chefs are very good.

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vipLaurieS
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fairmont was offering a neighborhood lunch - 2 for $59.00
Including a glass of wine. It was a two course lunch . You could have three courses for another $10. The menu was extensive, the portions generous,
the service outstanding and the venue just perfect. I absolutely loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect table next to the pool. Our server, Jonathan, was knowledgeable and delivered first class service. Highly recommend the burrata and the filets.

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BuffaloRun
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect night. Wanted to relax and have a nice dinner. Great? Great food. Fabulous wine suggestions. Easy to indulge!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What happened? Do they have a new chef? Our steak was flavorless and overcooked, the halibut was over cooked with accoutrements I could make better. Also snarky service on top (even though we never directly complained about the food).
Sad, as we had a lovely meal here a few months ago.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dinned her because we were guests at the resort and it was convenient.
The atmosphere was nice and the staff friendly and attentive.

My husband enjoyed his beef filet and it was cooked perfectly.

I had the halibut which they were substituting for the cod. The fish was overcooked and dry and the vegetables and sauce were not complimentary to the fish.

I would probably return because the service was good and my husband enjoyed his meal and there were items on the menu I would like to try.

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Itsme
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wish they had told us it would be at poolside, where hotel guests were basking in the sun and splashing water. And we dressed up for the occasion!

It was too hot outside so by the time dessert came around, we asked to be moved inside. What a relief! Weren't sure this was an option b/c no one was sitting inside when we arrived and we had made the reservation for outside. But as we gradually melted in the heat, no one offered us this option until we asked for it! Otherwise, food was fine (but turned out to be a poolside menu for the lunch special). Love the place, but not sure I'll do lunch here again and certainly would not drive in from out of town for the same experience.

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vipJazz
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis my waiter of 2 nites was fabulous , and Annabelle too . Wish I could dine here DAILY!

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WayneC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the patio at Sante, which was roomy and relaxed. We started with margaritas, which proved to be really excellent. For our entrees I had seared sea scallops and my wife had rack of lamb. Both came with several inventive and delicious sides, and everything was perfectly done and very nicely presented, as we expected at a Fairmont property. As our entrees were quite generously proportioned, we shared a scoop of house-made sorbet for dessert. The last time I had an ice cream or relative anywhere near as good was many years ago at a place that is long gone. The staff was as good as the food, and considering the quality of both, the meal was a total success. Also very kid and dog friendly, but not in a way that was at all disturbing. If you prefer neither, the inside dining room is very nice too.

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SFdiner49
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Unwelcoming, unfriendly, mediocre food

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HertaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had the roasted peach burrata (excellent), green salad (nice), steak (small but good) and aged duck (average), cheese plater (average), and creme brulee (excellent). Wine selection excellent. The table next to the squeaky pool door took away from the ~$300 dinner experience. We love the resort and restaurant. Hopefully a better table next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was incredibly sweet and the food was amazing! Would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous with great food, service and surroundings.

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sloopdiner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great at sunset by the pool.

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Fritxotica
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 28th anniversary here. The drinks, wine and dinner was superb. We loved our waitress. We had dinner out side on the patio, and enjoyed it very much!

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cindy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for 34th wedding anniversary and we’ve always loved Fairmont and had not been to Sonoma the experience was great we know that the staff was a little short because of Covid but every single person there was kind and helpful and we had a great experience

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vipDavidM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing

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MeganJ
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and service. The manager had opened a bottle of amazing wine that was not on the wine list and offered us glasses for the same price as the glasses we had ordered. This was above and beyond, such a great experience, we will be back. The hotel looks great too.

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JimmyP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Scallops and the Filet dinner plates and were very happy with both. Service was very good. The prices were good for a hotel restaurant.

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Dining at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.