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Sante

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Byward Market Area
Fusion
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45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Sussex)
Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
613-241-7113
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner and performance with Diane White

Manager was not welcoming and what was advertised as a dinner and music was not made clear that we only had 2 hours to have our dinner and leave that table for other people. Our reservation was for 5:30pm but Diane White, was scheduled to start at 8pm, which was not made clear on their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
PaaKwesiOttawa
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ottawa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
ottawa
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Manager was not welcoming and what was advertised as a dinner and music was not made clear that we only had 2 hours to have our dinner and leave that table for other people. Our reservation was for 5:30pm but Diane White, was scheduled to start at 8pm, which was not made clear on their advertisement,so we only had 30... More 

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Ottawa
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We've been going to Santé for 25 years. It's a very good to great place to dine but give New Years eve a miss. The kitchen is always superb. The potatoes and celery root soup - outstanding. The duck confit, perfect. The truffle flavoured cassoulet - so good. It's a sin to have near perfection in the kitchen and bumpkins... More 

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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
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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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Ottawa
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
111 helpful votes 111 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Rideau St (at Sussex St), Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada
    (Sussex)
  • Public Transportation: Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-241-7113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?