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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good ambiance and service, a little pricey for the food quality

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Caroline C
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Gatineau, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gatineau, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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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Ottawa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I go to Santé regularly but had not gone for a few months. They have a new manager, a new cook and a new menu. The lunch entrée menu is now very very limited, one steak, one salmon, 2 noodle dishes and I forget the other one. Pretty high prices. I had the Polynesian Beef and it was very good,... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was my wife's birthday and we looked for a restaurant near the National Arts Centre, where we had tickets for an 8 p.m. concert. Having enjoyed Sante's food and ambiance in the past, we decided to try it once again. It surpassed our already high expectations - the food, wine, service and setting. We both had Thai seafood, done... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
521 helpful votes 521 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sante restaurant is hidden away on the first floor of a large building right in the heart of Ottawa. The food, at least when a business colleague and I visited today, had a very Thai flavour to it. I started with a good spicy crab salad and then a really excellent fresh green curry with prawns while my companion had... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Santé Restaurant is a gem of a restaurant here in Ottawa! Classy atmosphere with amazing cuisine and on Wednesday evenings they have live jazz with some of the best musicians around!

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My family and I recently dined at Santé Restaurant, and we had an absolutely lovely time. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and delicious (especially the Pad Thai), the service was friendly and prompt, and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing. We had a wonderful time, and we cannot wait to eat there again!

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ottawa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?