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About 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 rated 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 two glass 'Best of 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.
"New Years Eve Reservations Please call Restaurant"
~Special Menu & Entertainment~

100 Boyes Blvd.
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Open Nightly: 6:00pm
Holiday Hours and Menus will vary.

Santé will be observing seasonal hours of operation closing Monday’s and Tuesday’s throughout January and February. We will also be closed for dinner service Jan 2 - Jan 11 inclusively.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 939-2407

Website:
http://santediningroom.com/

Executive Chef:
Andrew Cain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Ratings and Reviews

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75% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The wagyu was to die for. The service impeccable. Will go again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Organic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

From the Fairmont Website, I booked my dinner on New Year's Eve. There was no mention of a special event or dinner. Just normal reservations. I called to change the time, no mention of anything special, received an email with the incorrect time, called to confirm time again, no mention of anything special. Prior to dinner, I went to the website to look a the menu (again no mention of anything special). Once we sat down to dinner, there were no prices on the menu and when I asked the waitress, she said I was billed at the time the reservation was made. It was the next day that I checked my credit card and found a charge of $600! I was not expecting to spend that much and would have never booked the reservation had I known. I don't know if Open Table had my credit card on file or if Sonoma Mission Inn had my credit card on file. The chef did an amazing job and it was a one time experience however would have never spent that much money for dinner. I do feel there needs to be some time of compensation because it should have been very clear what I was booking and the cost. I can honestly say, I will never forget this New Year's Eve.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was there for New Years Eve dinner and one of the best meals we have had. Exceeded my expectations! We also went for breakfast twice during our stay and everything was great. I highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sante is one of the few Michelin star restaurants in Sonoma County and it consistently delivers. We opted for the New Years Eve Special event. It was a chef's tasting menu of 6 courses. The presentation, creativity and cuisine were outstanding. And, as always, the service was impeccable. We brought our own wines and they ended up pairing beautifully with the courses. We are local and live very close by, so this is our special occasion go to. The price for this NYE special was $299 / person and included the tax and gratuity, so it was indeed a pricey evening, yet we thought it worth it for the experience. The one critiques would be that it described the event to include a DJ and dancing until midnight. Turns out this was relegated to a small area in the main lobby, open to anyone in the hotel. So, it was not that exclusive compared to how it could be interpreted by the description. We didn't stay till the ball dropped. Still, we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service from our waiter. Meal was outstanding, we had the wagu beef, risotto, tuna tartare, souffle for desert. Sommelier was unfriendly and snoooty, I’m guessung because we only ordered a 85.00 bottle of wine, otherwise would give 5 stars.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2017

food was well prepared and nicely presented...flavor was handicapped by some odd spicing in both appetizers and main dishes

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We are 2 friends who ate separately at Sonoma Mission Inn over 15 years ago so we were excited to return. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. A once lovely room, with lovely table settings and excellent service is no more. The room was remodeled to resemble the breakfast room at an airport hotel. There were Formica tables, no tablecloths, table tops deeply stained with the rings of wine glasses past. There was a wall of lights that were visually unavoidable which could trigger a seizure. The waiter seemed either untrained or stoned or both. The sommelier treated us like 2 old ladies, not describing wines but basically telling us which wine to order. We sent it back. The food was disappointing as well, especially since were told The chef was previously at the French Laundry. The clientele wore very casual attire, as one might see in a coffee shop after a round of golf or a day of window shopping. And it is expensive, adding insult to injury. So no ambiance. A sommelier with attitude. A waiter from the twilight zone who also looked slovenly. High prices. Mediocre food. Save your money and eat well in Sonoma and go to Girl and the Fig, Oso, EK Lounge, Sonoma Grille, etc. I owned a successful restaurant in San Francisco (116 seats) so I feel qualified to write this review.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Day dinner - vry outstanding buffet. Huge number of choices - all extremely well-prepared and presented. Very festive. Highly recommended, but expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Third year indulging in the Christmas Day Feast. Excellent as always.

Although only minor flaws, service was not as spotless as prior years. We repeatedly needed to ask for cutlery, water, etc.

Greeting at check in was a little odd... we were early, and instead of taking our name and informing us of wait time.... we were told to report back to host at reservation time.

They upgraded the seafood selection, adding oysters and mussels to what has annually been a fantastic seafood selection. The appetizers were also great, with an unusual but incredible little mason jar of squash mousse being a real surprise. Second year running, the goose was so dry and tough it was un-chewable. Replacing prior years big roast beefs for prime rib made for an excellent change. Overall everything was great.

The Christmas Feast at Sante has become a tradition for us, and we plan to return next year.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Thanksgiving and Christmas meal meals are awesome and we always come back every year.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointing Christmas dinner.
2.5 hours yet restaurant was not full.
Very cold room.
Wait staff polite but mechanical in their execution.
Food interesting but took way too long

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been dining at Sante Christmas Eve for many years. This year the experience was horrible. It started with our table which was right next to the kitchen and the hostess refused to move us. The tables did not have any tablecloths. The restaurant looked like an upscale Denny's. Next came the menus. For whatever reason the usual a la carte menu was missing. I asked the waiter why and he sent over the manager who explained that the restaurant decided not offer the a la carte menu but rather offer only a tasting menu and or a price fix menu, neither which was appealing to us. Bottom line we chose the price fixed menu for three and our bill came to $517.00. Our bill for the Christmas Eve dinner in 2016 for three came to $217.00. That is a big difference. We will certainly end our tradition and never step foot in Sante again.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Michelin star. A couple of friends who had been there years ago and loved it. My expectations were high; perhaps too high. Where do I begin. The hostess was nice. The busboy was nice. The waitress was stiff and her voice was jarring. The bread came late after we had to ask for it, but when it came it was the best part of the whole meal. Not a good thing. We ordered the special butternut squash soap as a starter. The presentation was cute. They put the creme fraiche at the bottom of the bowl and then poured the soap from a carafe over it. Nice touch, except the soup was weak, lukewarm, and flavorless. And this was a Special of the evening. Rather than order the tasting menu, which is wasted on two folks with small stomachs like us, we ordered entrees a la carte. My wife ordered the salmon with lentils. It looked terrible on the plate and tasted terrible on the palate. Worse salmon I ever had. Having reviewed the menu online prior to this evening, I had planned to order the filet mignon. I was told that tonight it would be three ounces of filet and three ounces of braised short rib for $48.00. Oh well. False advertising? Bait and switch? The presentation was nice, the meat tasted good. The steak had been prepared as ordered. Perfect! The potato and vegetables were invisible, but hey this is haute cuisine, not Applebees! Interestingly, after finishing that short rib I had had enough anyway. Now for dessert. Probably should have gone for the chocolate souffle, but was more in the mood for apple crisp-type of creation. It was the size of a small croquette and awful. I needed a microscope to find any apple. Once again though, this dish left me strangely full. I am not a novice to fine dining in general and Michelin star restaurants in particular, so I can make comparisons. Perhaps this was an off-night, but I was really disappointed. BTW, overall the experience at Sonoma Mission Inn was wonderful!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We wanted to take our friends out for a special Thanksgiving dinner. We thought we could count on Santé to be the perfect spot. I made the reservation months in advance, never expecting a buffet.

The food was mediocre at best and was extremely cold. (As an example, tamales were on the buffet table, and the husks felt like they were straight out of the refrigerator.)

The service was quite poor (dishes from the various courses were left to collect on the table), the food was quite poor, and the tab for four (including a $115 bottle of wine) was a whopping $930!!

Will we ever go back to Santé? Never.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was outstanding. They remembered us from our visits for Easter. Food was varied and delicious as we have come to expect. Price with wine was well within what we would expect for the overall experience. We will be back for Easter and Thanksgiving again next year.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food, great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at Santé. The service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. Cristal paired lovely with chefs seasonal tasting menu. Thank you for everything Ted, Marc, Dennis and Jesse!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Remarkable meal. Very memorable. They hit every note tonight

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

What a delicious restaurant. Attentive staff and chef come out to talk to us. The food was amazing and delicious.Wine somellier was very knowlagable.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The tasting menu was amazing. The chef cooked everything from the scallops to the wagyu perfectly. The ingredients were fresh and so thoughtfully picked out. The timing through the courses were perfect. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I'm so happy with the service we received and the food.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Filet was out of this world as was the risotto! We had the absolute best service. It was a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and the service was outstanding. Enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Menu was classic, well executed. Wine list was fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was amazing as was the service. They took special care for my dietary restrictions and all the wait staff was very well informed. Compliments to the chef!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

absolutely enjoyed my 70th birthday dinner - extremely enjoyable from the valet through to the bus folks!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Creative menu whether a large carte or "tasting"; well-trained, attentive, friendly professional waite staff; good wine selection. Decor is simple and in better shape than this tired old hotel where the restaurant is arguably ly its strongest feature

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Waitor was always rushing or rushed, poor service
Risotto wasn't cooked all the way
Pork belly was bland

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We are "foodies" and wine explorers who are "locals" & live just down the street from this fabulous Sonoma restaurant. Yet, it took us two years to find our way here.

Already provided details in our food blog: #efficientchef. But first kudos go to Exec Chef Andrew Cain- super precise and still inventive with fresh twists on what you thought might be familiar, but each dish shows some very creative touches on favorite profiles.

Then, our Sommelier Mark was a sheer delight in his knowledge and presentation. We brought our own: 20-year old 1997 Stags Leap, not knowing how well it would show. Mark knew exactly how to handle it so we could enjoy it over the three courses of dinner. The corkage fee was a great value thanks to Mark's service!

The service by Whitney was equally a delight along with the unique bread service of Della Fattoria (Petaluma's best) made for a superb 2-hour journey.

THE BEST OF SONOMA * for fine dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had the multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was exceptional in every respect. My favorite dishes were the amuse-bouche of creamy custard and caviar and the incredibly tender and flavorful wagyu beef and its accompaniments. My husband's favorite dish was the black truffle risotto with white truffle foam. The wines paired with each course enhanced and were enhanced by the chef's creations. Service was superb and the entire experience was memorable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

My entree, filet mignon, was very well prepared. The chocolate souffle was one of the best I've had. I also thought their Fairmont Old Fashioned cocktail was excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We chose to do the Chef's choice/pairing - which was 8 courses (small plates). It was the most expensive meal my wife and I have ever purchased, however the chance to try things that we normally wouldn't, paired with great local wines was worth the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

excellent service , good food, need a menu change. needs table cloth and more variety in the menu, too few choices

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

After having a sub-par meal at the bar the night prior (service was fantastic but the food not so much) I was doubting the other great reviews of Sante. But it was a beautiful meal. Service is attentive and quick to respond. The wine list is great and possibly entirely Sonoma/Napa. The bread service is an elegant touch and my filet was the best piece of meat I've ever had.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service is some of the industry best! With high standards to the food they serve, and a wonderful ambiance, I would dine again in a heartbeat. Just make sure you save room for the desserts as they were the highlight of our meals!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was average. Some of the servers and sommelier were very good but our main waiter was a dud. Not worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This was a fabulous dining experience. The quality of the food and the service were exceptional and memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and an overall wonderful experience. Would recommend for anyone looking for creative cuisine in a comfortable and quiet environment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent creative tasting menu accompanied by a great array of California wines

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was good, but didn't really live up to the hype. It was very expensive for what it was. It's also very casual for a fine dining restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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