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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
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Good food and service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Deborah S
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thunder Bay, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
222 reviews 222 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
510 helpful votes 510 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
1 review
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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Ottawa
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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 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
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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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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?