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“DBP” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie

Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie
404 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-0214
+1 509-315-4613
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Ranked #28 of 698 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Breakfast & lunch every day from 9am-3pm. Social hour 3-6pm. Dinner service nightly 5pm-close. French techniques, Northwest products. Eat globally / Act locally...... A Votre Sante
Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“DBP”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

One in our party loved the duck; however roast pork was bland and tasted like a piece of ham. Prices were on the high side; tables were very close together, and the noise level made it difficult to hear the waiter describe the dishes and made conversation very difficult. Service was good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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katerose37, Owner at Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hello, thank you very much for your feedback regarding your latest experiences dining with us. We appreciate your honesty and the opportunity it gives us to improve. Your server made us aware of this circumstance before you made this review and were already in the process of calling a team meeting to brainstorm how to prevent future occurrences. We strive to provide a consistently impressive dining experience, and unfortunately you caught us at a less than favorable time. As a small business, we depend on every one of our employees to be 100% each and every day. On the particular day you were in, my husband (who is the chef) and myself (who is the operations manager) were in the emergency room with our newborn son, who had some scary health issues and is still recovering from. I am not one to make excuses for anything, however there was a ripple effect that was felt by our team, added to the surprisingly large lunch rush we had that day. We would love to invite you to give us another try, this time on us, in the hopes you will fall in love with what you once felt was an above average local small business. Please email me at KateRose@SanteSpokane.com when you would like to join us for lunch or dinner, and I will make sure you are well taken care of. Thank you for reading this reply and for taking the time to give us an honest review about your dining experience.
Sincerely, Kate Hansen
Owner / Operations Manager Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie
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English first
Washington State
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Walked out...Service is a problem and the menu has degraded.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have reviewed this restaurant & recommended it previously; however, my last two visits have been disappointing. The food was o.k. but uninteresting on my previous visit. My most recent attempt to visit resulting in one of 3 times in my life I have walked out of restuarant after being seated to dine. 30 minutes after being seated for lunch, we sat with our menus and a glass of water. No drink order had been taken, and no server had acknowledged us. As this did not bode well for a business lunch even on a lunch hour plus, after looking at the updated menu and assessing the service, we left. It did not appear there were many items left worth waiting for...
Jeremy is a good chef, but needs to travel and get some experience at other high end restaurants to appreciate and learn about front of the house service and expand his food repetoire. This can be a great place again, but it has definately slipped.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulously gourmet at unbelievable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Quiche slice was huge and to die for, yet just $6 and comes with a side salad! Service was a touch on the slow side, but in line with what I expect from a French-cuisine establishment. The unique cured meats were also flavorful, decadent and very unique. Love my lunch experience here and would come back in a heartbeat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, MN
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of our favorites in Spokane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We always stop here when we visit Spokane. We enjoy the creativity of the menu. Much like a restaurant you'd find in a bigger city.

Service is a tad slow... but good and friendly. And next to a really cool game shop and book store.

Well worth the visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“unique in it's selections”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I ate at the Sante for the second time today and again thoroughly enjoyed it. It's an upscale restaurant with a very relaxed atmosphere including the help no pressure and taking as much time as you need to answer all your questions.
The menu changes all the time according to what fresh food is available. They try and use all organic and as much local as they can find.
For people that don't just want the same old standard fare and like a bit of gourmet food give them a try. The food is well presented and you can tell they take pride in it. The restaurant is not in a new setting with all the latest stuff surrounding you and that's why to me it makes it such a comfortable place to be. You can go in a suit or jeans and feel good.
www.santespokane.com
Collie

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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