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Sante Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Thai, Fusion, Canadian
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45 Rideau St | 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada (Sussex)
+1 613-241-7113
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Unfortunately, Sante fell victim to the ongoing, seemingly never-ending, construction on Rideau Street, with the last straw being the infamous sink-hole collapse right at Sante's front door. After putting up with several years of Sussex Street repairs and upgrades along its western side, closures of lanes for the US Embassy, and then a major dig-up, Sante survived until the same... More 

1 Thank T-gas
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The restaurant it set up with several narrow sections, so most tables are against a wall. This makes it feel intimate. The service was great. Our food was well prepared and presented. I just found the food to be a bit bland. Nothing really stood out as great. Although it did taste healthy, which is obviously what they are going... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Service was really good, food was ok but could have been great had there been just a smig more seasoning. I am not a huge salt person at all but everything could have used a little salt to bring out their flavours. We had purchased a Groupon to try the restaurant and were quite happy as after purchasing the wine... More 

Thank gonetosnorkel
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Went to Santé on a Groupon. Food: - Food was tasty and healthy-ish. There was good selection and everything was properly cooked. Drink: - I am a beer drinker and was not amazed with the selection, only two beers on tap, but I suppose this is a swankier restaurant so that's the norm? Atmosphere: - the decor and location is... More 

Thank fratopia
Estoril, Portugal
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Tasty share plate - chefs choice had beef , trout and vegetables- excellent ! Not large portions but well presented and delicious! Service was lovely Bonus - jazz guitar and a singer . Too bad not more people! Window seat was fine .

Thank ShirleyOT
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a reservation for a Friday night at 6.30 and we were not informed that Friday night is vinyl record night starting at 8 pm. We couldn't stand the loud music, asked for our bill and it took half an hour to come. We had to get up to leave before it appeared. The food was OK but I'm... More 

Thank Gourmandm
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282 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Back to Santé after an almost two-year hiatus. Had received disappointing service a while back so I decided to take my business elsewhere. It was a private wine function but Santé provided the food and service. The food is good. This is a very good kitchen. The cherry marinated quail was outstanding, followed by black pepper-crusted venison carpaccio with kale... More 

Thank IntSommelier
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Delicious food, perfect service, and one of the most stunning views of Ottawa I have ever seen. I had the braised short rib which was cooked to fall-off-the-bone perfection and the crème brule was an excellent way to finish the meal. Our server, Liz, was also very knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful. I will absolutely be going back!

1 Thank Eric C
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had a Groupon for 4 at Sante and the 6 course meal was out standing. Starters was a fennel and duck Bacon appetizer, then Green pea soup, then I had artic char on blueberry comporte; others chose beet salad. 4 main course to choose from I had duck and others had the AAA beef Cook to their liking. Dessert... More 

1 Thank Joanne W
Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We went to this restaurant with a Groupon voucher. The atmosphere was lovely, and we had a great view from a table by the window. The service was good, and the server was very pleasant. The beet salad was very good, and the apple parsnip coconut milk soup had an interesting taste. I loved the bread with a fennel flavour.... More 

2 Thank gattara3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Thai, Fusion, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Rideau St | 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5W8, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Located just steps away from all major bus routes in the city.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-7113

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