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45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #910 of 2,223 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Fusion
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sussex
Transit: Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is a dated restaurant that serves average food. The walls were dirty, the bathroom had nailpolish stains all over, the menu was interesting but the flavours of the dishes did not shine through. I could do just a well at home, on a speedy week night dinner. Ottawa has alot more to offer these days...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with a nice jazz performance. The staff were super friendly. Food and service were great. Will definitely be back.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went there as a party of 4 on Friday, Nov.7th, 2014. The food was good (beef vermicelli, pad thai and green curry), and 2 of us asked to share 2 plates, and the kitchen accomodated them by serving them 2 half plates each, which was nice. A pad thai was way spicer than the mild that was ordered, and was... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Four friends went to Santé to celebrate one`s birthday. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. The salads (three Greek and one Beet) were tasty but the catch of the day was very bland and the vegetables almost raw -- we do like al dente but this was not even close. The crème brulée was also tasty. We did mention the... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

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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...

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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 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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orleans, on, ca
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

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Additional Information about Sante

Address: 45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-7113
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Fusion

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