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45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #757 of 2,162 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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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.
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60% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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
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204 reviews 204 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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.

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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

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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.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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ottawa, ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have just walked in the door, having experienced a terrific lunch time meal at Sante. From the food to the ambience to the extremely well-paced and professional service of the meal, my partner and I came away agree that we must return -- and pronto! We each had the table d'hote. For everything thing that was included, I did... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Royal Thai once held the distinction of serving the best Pad Thai in the city but I have to admit that Santé has moved into first place. Santé presents with a lot of positives. The wait staffs are polished and professional, the kitchen is excellent and the view of Sussex and Rideau, the heart of the city, is unparalleled.... More

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