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Sante

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Byward Market Area
Fusion
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45 Rideau Street | 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Sussex)
Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
613-241-7113
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    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
A nice surprise

Went to Santé for lunch & fashion show. Unfortunately it was scheduled at the same time as the Tamarack race weekend and the Glebe Garage sale so attendance was very low. However because business was slow, I asked Chef Daniel if he could prepare a pasta dish and he came up with Carbonara Mare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not expensive but still classy and very clean. Very accomodating for bigger groups. Calm but professional service. Little heaven in the centre of Downtown Ottawa.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went to Santé for lunch & fashion show. Unfortunately it was scheduled at the same time as the Tamarack race weekend and the Glebe Garage sale so attendance was very low. However because business was slow, I asked Chef Daniel if he could prepare a pasta dish and he came up with Carbonara Mare & Monti. Both of us found... More 

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Geneva
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hidden on the second floor of Rideau St across from the mall is an eclectic restaurant. Tastefully decorated, the food was fresh, tasty and different without being painfully over weird.. I had pickeral with roasted vegetables over a parsnip puree and my husband had a beef noodle dish that was delicately spiced. The waitstaff could not have been more attentive.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I would first like to acknowledge the excellent location of this restaurant. Santé is located right in the heart of Ottawa, very close to the Chateau Laurier and Parliament buildings, making it and excellent option for people visiting the city. Not only is it in a convenient location, but the view from the restaurant is beautiful! The restaurant is very... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went to Santé for Mother's Day brunch today with our parents - it was our first time but they are return customers. The ambiance was nice, light jazz music playing in the background, lots of windows/lights...but the food was very disappointing. The brunch menu had some cold buffet items then an à-la-carte starter and main. Five items were advertised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I have attended the Wednesday Jazz Nights at Santé Restaurant several times in the last few months. The music provided by Tim Bedner and guest vocalists is always superb. We have tried many different items from the menu and our favourite is the Pad Thai. My wife likes the mild version while I prefer the medium. It's... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First time visit. The ambiance is nice and with the live jazz music it was a treat. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu is not extensive but appears to offer something for everyone. The food however was not as consistent as I would have expected given the menu prices. I tried an Asian Ceasar salad - something new... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Used to be one of our favourites,not anymore.Our drink order was only taken with our food order.The wine was poured automatically instead of having us sample it first.Asked for bread 3 times arrived only with our mains.We had a birthday coupon,no one acknowledged the birthday.There was no small talk with server or management.Sadly will not return alot of better options... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been going to Sante for years. While the quality of the food is of the utmost importance, service goes just as far. Unfortunately for Sante, they have lost a bit of the former, and most of the latter. To be seated, told someone will come over to take our drink order, not to come, to be asked if... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Bottom line: a good place for a meal if you are in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way for it or choose it for a particularly special occasion. We went here because it is right next to our hotel (the Fairmont). We'd read reviews about bad service but that wasn't our experience at all. Not being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Rideau Street | 2nd Floor, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?