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At Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, the spot to try is Santé Restaurant. Decorated in muted tones of charcoal and mauve with gold accents, the fine-dining restaurant embraces the original Spanish Mission-style design and offers an elegant backdrop for the French-California cuisine of chef Andrew Cain. You’ll find the menu filled with dishes such as sweet butter-poached lobster with corn, garden peppers, chanterelle mushrooms, bacon, pimento and lobster cornbread financier and lobster bordelaise.
For all-day casual fare that ranges from apple-oat pancakes with caramelized apples and crème fraîche to mac and cheese with hickory-smoked bacon, jack cheese and crispy panko bread crumbs, The Big 3 restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a bistro setting. Light menu selections are also available in the Spa Café and outdoors around the main pool at The Water Tower Bar. Just off of the lobby, 38 Degrees North features an astounding selection of 50 wines by the glass, and is a good place to gather for some vino and small bites, such as cabernet braised beef poutine. In-room dining is available from 6 a.m. 11 p.m. daily.