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“Small Portion, Big Price”

Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
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Ranked #19 of 125 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Sante Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned a national reputation for its outstanding food. Michelin rated as well as the AAA Four Diamond Award, Sante is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive these accolades. Conde 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, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day. Please call restaurant for further details.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

The menu is ala-carte for the most part. Portions are small and prices are a bit steep. The wine prices were outrageous. It's a nice restaurant for a special occasion, but not one for families.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We had not dined here in awhile and were absolutely amazed at the food quality of this restaurant now. I knew it had been remodeled but had not really heard too much about how the food was these days. Expecting an average meal, we were totally wowed by our experience here fom start to finish. It really reminded us of Cyrus on all levels.

We were seated by the window with a pretty view of the pool, an advance reservation was made on opentable. The ambiance is very contemporary and sheek. Beautiful colors and lovely, ritzy decor. We were given an Amuse Bouche to start, this was my first impression that this place was going to be GOOD! Our server offered several different kinds of breads and two different butters, imported from France with sea salts.

My entree was the Spring Pea Risotto which was rich and wonderful. My husband ordered the steak plate for $48 which consisted of 3 different meats with small sides. Our Spring Salad we had was also unique and very fresh. For dessert we shared a Chocolate Caramel dessert which was delicious. Service was impeccable and we were given a treat in a small box for the road, just like Cyrus did! Well, we were totally thrilled with our time at Sante. We also ordered a white wine to go with our salad and a glass of Pinot Noir to go with dinner. Very impressed with the glassware for the wine also.

I give Sante a perfect 10 on all levels! I hope the quality continues to be this good for a long time. We really missed Cyrus and now have a new fine dining love in the wine country when we want some real pampering and true gourmet food. :)

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Thank syrahgirl
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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Dear syrahgirl, Thank you very much for your “perfect 10” review. We are thrilled that you found a “new fine dining love” and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The restaurant was only a quarter filled, and many of those delivering the dishes to the table had trouble communicating the name and/or content of the food, but our dinner was delicious. Our waiter, Richard, was knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Suenglish
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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Dear Suenglish, We are delighted to read about your delicious dinner and knowledgeable waiter. Thank you for your post; we will use your feedback to further train the rest of the staff regarding communication of the food details. Best regards, Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had a group of 16 for a business/couples dinner. They were able to accommodate us well with excellent food and service. We had some special dietary needs that they handled well also. We were offered Grown Up Mac & Cheese (w/Lobster!), Filet Mignon, Pork Tenderloin & Fish, along with plenty of sides. All was prepared well, and very tasty.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We were staying at the Fairmont for my husband's birthday. The hotel was great, but found Sante to just be ok. If you want a fancy dinner - then this is the place for it in Sonoma. From an overall taste and experience perspective, there are better restaurants in Sonoma.

Thank Finnylynne
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Fairmont S, Guest Relations Manager at Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Dear Finnylynne, Thank you for choosing the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa for your husband’s special celebration and for posting your review. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel, but disappointed to read that you only found Santé to be o.k. Santé is our Michelin rated fine-dining restaurant that has traditionally been wonderfully memorable for our guests so I am so sorry you did not have a better experience. I do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again for another special occasion or no occasion at all. Warm regards, Guest Service Manager

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