Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
$75 for a Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two Sunday–Friday ($150 Value)
For the first course, the prix-fixe menu includes an array of soups, salads, and small plates, such as a tuna tartare napoleon with pickled ginger and yuzu aioli. The second course features hearty meat and vegetarian entrees, including a roasted saddle of Cervena venison with Oregon huckleberry sauce. The dessert course offers diners a choice of confection or cheese.
Santé Restaurant at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Santé Restaurant’s refined menu of contemporary French and American cuisine has earned the eatery honors including a Michelin star and an AAA Four Diamond Award. The sophisticated yet simple cooking showcases the quality of the ingredients, many of which are locally sourced—on the current menu, the tasting of beef entree features a filet mignon from Niman Ranch, and dessert courses boast zinfandel-poached black mission figs. Chefs also search out of state for high-end delicacies, such as butter-poached Maine lobster, which graces a grown-up mac ‘n’ cheese dish the New York Times dubbed a “must-try” in 2010. To complement the cuisine, the menu also features more than 500 wines from throughout Napa and Sonoma, earning the restaurant an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
The dining room cultivates an elegant atmosphere, with low-lit sconces and French doors designed to fling open only for the freshest spring breezes. The sunshine-yellow hues of walls, plates, and tablecloths also help evoke a comfortably refined ambiance.