Show Mom how much she means to you and treat her to Chef Andrew Cain's wonderful Easter Day Brunch from 10 am - 2 pm. Seasonal favorites such as our smoked fish station, Brioche french toast, carved Wagyu Beef and Chef Pastry Dave's famous dessert display
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Join use for Chef Andrew Cain's wonderful Easter Day Brunch from 10 am - 2 pm. Seasonal favorites such as Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, our stunning cheese board, California caviar, Traditional Eggs Benedict and Chef Pastry Dave's showstopping dessert display. $105 per person plus 20% service charge.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Fantastic food, attentive staff, nice wine list, but took them almost 2 hours to get main course after salad/soup
Everything was outstanding. You should get your star! Only comment: Some portions were a little small, even for a tasting menu (i.e., steak course.)
Exquisite experience provided by an overly gracious and friendly staff. The meal propelled the Sante into the top three dining experiences I have ever encountered. I have long had the Sante on my list of must try restaurants but kept coming up with the excuse that it is 40 miles away. I will now drive it regularly. Daan got us seated and offered excellent insight into our evening to come. Kimberley and Whitney performed service flawlessly...I especially enjoyed Whitney "introducing" us to the butter during the bread course. It is hard to be in the Napa/Sonoma area and not run into countless wine "experts", complete with attitude, but Brian, the sommelier, was indeed an expert but without the bad attitude or "his" opinion. Great job. Lastly, we finished off the evening in the bar with Walter. Usually if you say you had fun, there is the sense that professionalism must have eroded. Walter...we had fun. I can hardly wait till the next trip.
My birthday Dinner.
Very mixed. Off to a great start. Good food; great service. Then it all fell apart once the main courses came. 6 of us ordered applies and main courses. Applies were stellar. Main courses – 5 of 6 had problems. Kobie beef for two was chewy. Filet mignonette that came with the beef duo, all 3 ordered medium-rare and came out well done.
Manager apologized and replaced. Ok. Acceptable. At 9:30 we ordered dessert. We were also looking to order after dinner drinks. From 9:30 to 9:50, not a soul came to our table. No server; no somm; no manager. Finally, walked into the kitchen, told them to keep the desserts and just bring a check. So odd.
We stayed at the Fairmont and had dinner reservations for our Anniversary. Food was so delicious and the presentation was even better. Cocktails were made to perfection. Our server was very attentive. Overall we had a wonderful dinner and we are definitely coming back and doing the chefs tasting menu.
We had such an amazing meal at Sante! I can't have gluten or dairy and they took such excellent care of my food needs. They had some of the best gluten free bread I've ever had. We had the tasting menu and it was incredible! My favorite was the risotto with the truffles and yummy mushrooms. Can't wait to go back for another special occasion!
The food was very good. We were disappointed that it took almost 90 minutes for us to get our entrees. It was like the kitchen or server had forgotten our order, which was made more apparent by serving our lamb chops medium well, which was overdone. We ordered our soufflé at the beginning of the meal, as they said it took a little longer. After being there almost 2 hours, we were ready to cancel that order. They made it right by having it delivered to our hotel room, but the kitchen and servers seemed much more interested in serving tables doing their elaborate tasting menu.
Restaurant lost it's Michelin star in 2013 and is in no danger of earning it back. Mediocre service, with very long wait between courses. Much of the food, including the bread service was bland and unseasoned. Vegetarian tempeh entree was inedible. Wine selection and service, and dessert were good. But for this price, should have been excellent.
From start to finish, every person and every dish was wonderful. Since I dined alone, I had the pleasure of talking to Jesse, Brian, Marc, and the manager (Daan, I believe). They were delightful and informative. I loved the food and wine pairings!
We had anticipated an excellent meal and were not disappointed. The bonus was the fabulous service. We always enjoy the Fairmont Hotels as they are efficient and polite but manage to maintain a welcoming level of friendliness. (Some nice hotels look down their noses at guests!)
We will hope to come back to Santé
The atmosphere was dark and cozy, not noisy. Bread course included 4 different kinds and two butters. The service was extremely good, our wait staff very attentive. The food was good, with unique and creative preparations, but worth it.
We had the chefs Pre Fixe. A world class experience. The staff was attentive, professional and very caring. The food was exceptional in every way. Wonderful night out for our 17th wedding anniversary. Could not have been more impressed with service and food at any other restaurant.
Sante was awesome! We did the tasting menu and it was creative, well-balanced, and delicious. Several Michelin starred restaurants have not been as good as this place, so we would happily return.
Great food and service at the Mission Sonoma Inn. Love this place
Delicious food with great service. Wonderful experience.
A very gourmet experience but quite expensive. Food heaven. Food was beautiful. If you can afford it pay the extra $99 each for the wine matching.. wines here are very expensive, averaging $30 per glass. Don't forget to add the tax and the tip. If you are willing to pay the price do so. I found the whole experience a little intimidating and hard to enjoy given the cost. Quite easy to spend $400USD plus tip and tax.
The wagyu was to die for. The service impeccable. Will go again!
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.
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!
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.
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.
food was well prepared and nicely presented...flavor was handicapped by some odd spicing in both appetizers and main dishes
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.
Christmas Day dinner - vry outstanding buffet. Huge number of choices - all extremely well-prepared and presented. Very festive. Highly recommended, but expensive.
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.
Thanksgiving and Christmas meal meals are awesome and we always come back every year.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Amazing food, great service!
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!
Remarkable meal. Very memorable. They hit every note tonight
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.
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.
Filet was out of this world as was the risotto! We had the absolute best service. It was a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Great food and the service was outstanding. Enjoyed the experience.