We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,170 Ottawa Restaurants


45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #792 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Cross street: Sussex
Transit: Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We tried this restaurant using a Groupon. Upon arrival we were given a menu ( a piece of paper inserted in a plastic folder, that can easily be changed). We sat at our table with the menu and mentioned to our server that we had a Groupon, he then proceeded to take our menu away and presented us with an... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Looks amazing! An art gallery and restaurant above Chapters. Menu looked wonderful. For next time...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One word: wow! Sante is one of the great hidden gems of this city! Saw their delicious food pictures on instagram and I thought I would go with a good friend of mine. We were so pleased with the service and the food, the atmosphere was warm too. The waitress knew a lot about the menu and she was so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Top marks for the staff at Sante in knowing how to seat your customers. Almost no restaurant gets this one right. Instead of doing what far too many restaurants do (pack people all together), they ensured that as the room filled, guests were spaced apart as much as possible. I really appreciate this. Guests deserve space and privacy during their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My Husband and I decided to eat here, as there was a Groupon (yes I am a Groupon lover), and the menu seemed to be delicious. Amuse - was a Scallop tomato and Pork Belly with a pesto sauce, a Play on BLT. The pesto sauce was spot on! The Scallop and Pork belly, however had the same texture and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
orleans, on, ca
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Revisited the Sante six weeks ago, alone. Very quiet, very nice, elegant surroundings, mature competent staff, excellent Thai Pad. Excellent single experience - just what I was looking for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I am glad that I tried this restaurant after reading the view just below mine. I did not know what happened to that person... But the food is great, I give 4 is because I weighted the food by the price on the regular manual. I bought a deal thought Goupon. Based on that price of 89 for two with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

While the ambiance of the room is quiet and pleasant, the food was horrible. Lamb was inedible, Pad Thai noodles chalky dry, shrimp rubbery, chicken tough....just unacceptable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

For my birthday, we went to our favourite restaurant in town, Santé. We had been there numerous times, starting in 2010, when we did not yet live in Ottawa, were only visiting. Philip the manager was most charming. So later on, when we set up camp in Ottawa, we went back to declare to Philip he had been part of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Coming back from a business trip earlier in the day, headed to Sante for dinner. I am a sucker for Thai soups so had the Thai Tom. Wonderful broth, very vibrant flavors. Like a party in your mouth. My partner I was dining with, she ordered the Thai crab salad. The lime dressing was great. For our entrée, I ordered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sante also viewed

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario

Been to Sante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Sante?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing