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Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

4.3
1110 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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"
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian
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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.
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(707) 939-2407
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Business Casual
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Andrew Cain
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
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vipBorton (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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SageM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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vipSweetsu (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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MALN (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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Dabbler (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vipMisty (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service at the Mission Sonoma Inn. Love this place

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vipAlwaysagreatmeal (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food with great service. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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vipDrjdr (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipPhoodophile (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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Happysun (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 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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vipJacx (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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Montana2 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 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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Chuck (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 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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Ebevz (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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vipfoodies2 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 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!

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vipMontecito (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Remarkable meal. Very memorable. They hit every note tonight

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 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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