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Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

4.4
1128 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
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.

Celebrate Mother's Day with a spectacular brunch Mom will not forget!
10am - 2pm
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

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What 1128 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent in every way. The food & service were way above par. We compared it to the French Laundry. It was every bit as good and a much better value.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always amazing! Easily THE best restaurant in Sonoma!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great looking dishes sometimes don't taste all that great.
The food looked great, AND tasted great.

The wait staff were attentive and treated us with courtesy and respect that is rarely seen anywhere else.

Had a memorable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have eaten at the some of the best fine dining spots in the world, and are happy to pay for wonderful food and a great experience. This does not come close. The first time we ate here was on my birthday, over a year ago. While the food and atmosphere, AND price, merit a special occasion, the service is their big weak point. During that first visit, our server was just going through the motions with a sing-song, phony voice, and the men in suits were snooty and pretentious. It was my birthday & I was the only person they continually ignored. They would look at and address the others, ignoring me. Could it be because I was the only non-Caucasian? We were all dressed for a fine dining experience, and so it wasn’t as if we came in t-shirts and jeans. This time, I hoped would be better. We were greeted warmly and had a good, personable, non-pretentious waiter. We did ask for bread several times, before they brought it. It was not warm, so baking it wasn’t the delay. The actual dishes were very good, but didn’t make anyone swoon (Central Market in Petaluma, beats the pants off of Sante when it comes to the food). We were told that they charge $25 corkage for the first two bottles you bring, and $50 if you have your own third bottle. But if you buy one of their super high priced bottles, they will remove one corkage fee. It seems that the men in suits here never tell you who they are, which happened during both our visits. I watched the man in the suit, who poured our wine this time, go around the table and top off everyone’s wine. He skipped me and topped off the next person’s glass. When I asked him why he did that, he sputtered a bit before pouring me a bit more. The bill arrived without a word. My husband thought it was a bit high, but didn’t say anything. The next day, we saw they had automatically added a 20% service charge, but didn’t tell us at any point, and the men had tipped another 20% on top of that. Still pretentious & money grubbing.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a lovely date night at Santé! The food was remarkable and the service was superb! We really enjoyed Zachary and all of his specific explanations of all the dishes.

Santé deserves their star back!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very disappointing. I had high expectations. Food was not the greatest. We had the lamb and duck. Lamb was good, but the duck and foie gras combo was disappointing. The flavor was just not there. In addition, the duck had a gamey taste than the lamb.

Overall, I would not go back.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Disappointing service, ended up walking out
We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and our table wasn't quite ready - no big deal. We had hoped to grab a drink at the bar while we waited, but after 10 minutes of waiting for the bartender to acknowledge us, we gave up. A minute or two later we were seated. Upon seating, one of the chairs was directly underneath a halogen down light, making it hard for my friend to look at the rest of us. She had to squint to look up at the waitress when she visited our table. We asked if it was possible to turn down the lighting we were told it wasn't possible. We asked if we could slightly rotate the table so that one seat wasn't directly in the path, they said that wasn't possible. We asked for a different table, there were multiple four tops open, they said they were booked. After reviewing the wine list, we realized prices were 3-4x that of other notable restaurants in town. We realized that if we were going to spend $500+ on dinner for four, we should enjoy the service, ambience, and the food. So for that night, we decided to pass on staying and left for another restaurant and we didn't regret our decision. We did let the maitre'd know on our way out how our experience went.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Sante delivers great food with wonderful wine and attentive service. It's not a cheap experience, but if you want that special occasion... Sante delivers.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic food, attentive staff, nice wine list, but took them almost 2 hours to get main course after salad/soup

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.)

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My birthday Dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food with great service. Wonderful experience.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Very mediocre. Not impressed. Pretty stuffy, not a very good menu.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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