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165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-845-1899
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good10%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in unannounced on a Saturday, driven indoors by the weather. The bread/olive oil wass delicious as was the fresh house salad. I got the grouper which was superb, and my wife had the shrimp tagliatelle. Charming atmosphere. Service as a little slow, but...More

Thank BlueMonsoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great - food options were fancy but not too fancy. The cheese plate was decent, wine options were respectable, and the entrees we ordered were great. This place is small but has a cozy feel.

Thank robin d
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This restaurant has great curb appeal being in a historic property in the center of Matthews, but is a real disappointment. Dishes were bland. Ingredients were not fresh. Sauces for plating seemed store bought. Candidly, this restaurant was the OPPOSITE of the descriptions we've read...More

3  Thank edwinpeacockiii
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We don't go here nearly often enough. Adam is a very creative chef and uses locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes based on what is available. It is the feel of a small French restaurant. Reservations are strongly recommended.

3  Thank Becky T
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went to Sante with friends during restaurant week. We have passed it many times but never eaten there. Was an excellent experience and will return soon. I mussels for the appetizer. A large portion cooked perfectly in a broth. For the main course I had...More

3  Thank rfenton231
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Overpriced undervalued food. Service was absent. Food lacked and full of disappointment. Skip it. Not worth it

2  Thank JohnT01Traveler
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Sante is an inviting place in an old storefront with an exposed brick interior and contemporary art work adorning its walls. We had high expectations given its generally positive reviews. Unfortunately, we found the experience disappointing. To start with, we stared at a small plate...More

2  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was my third time at Sante and it was simply okay. We had the fish special and it was edible but nothing to rave about. Service was good, however, we will probably not be back since it is relatively expensive and don't want to...More

1  Thank Cindy66166
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful but cozy setting. Love the exposed brick and variety of paintings. I had a delicious onion tart for an appetizer while my husband had she-crab soup. The soup was very light, it might be good to add some sherry. We worth had a delicious...More

2  Thank Beth T
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner was overpriced. Poor to average main meal. Salad was great. It was a very quaint place with excellent service by Hope.

1  Thank DLB1832
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-845-1899
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