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Santé, Arlington, VA

Santé

4.3
4.3
261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Santé is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located in Pentagon City.

Meet at Santé for fresh, global flavors of the western and eastern coastline regions. Enjoy bites, shareables, mains, and a curated drink menu of craft beer, wine, and cocktails.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, sip in the scene and savor the moment at our welcoming bar, fireside lounge, or spacious dining room. Gather all day and experience delectable Mediterranean-influenced dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or join us for Afternoon Tea or Brunch on weekends.

Named for an expression often used to toast health and happiness amongst company, Santé represents this sentiment and effortlessly transports the ease and elegance of the Mediterranean to the vibrant National Landing neighborhood, minutes from Washington, DC in Arlington, VA.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 412-2762
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Phil Skerman
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    S. Hayes Street
  • Parking details
    Valet is located in The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City for a fee. Garage parking is located a short walk away in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Garage. Minimal Street Parking is also available along S. Hayes Street.
  • Public transit
    Pentagon City Metro Stop is directly in front of the restaurant. Blue and Yellow lines.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

261 Reviews
  1. Mishy

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and holiday tea experience was outstanding, absolutely delightful!

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  2. BruceW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had afternoon Tea to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. From the time we made our reservations to when we had completed our fine dining, the staff were superb. The Teas offered were exquisite, and the tea cakes were wonderful. The wait staff were attentive, but not intrusive and the entire atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful. It gave my wife and I an opportunity to relax and wind down from the lead up to Dec. 25. Our thanks to the entire staff.

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  3. ReneeP

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was painfully slow. The cost versus food ratio was not a good value.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday celebration

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  5. GreatFinds

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! The bites were perfect for tea

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  6. PattyW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice. We have been going for tea during the Christmas holiday for several years now. My only suggestion would be to make the dining room more festive. Add some red and green to the decor. The all gold christmas tree was kind of boring and didn't stand out in the room since it was basically the same color as everything else in there.

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  7. Windmill

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Came for the holiday tea. Service was excellent. Room and table were drab, and there was very little festivity. Would look elsewhere and not return.

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  8. KristenB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was extremely warm. And then they lit the fireplace. Love the fireplace but have to do a better job of keeping a more comfortable temperature first.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at this restaurant are simply outstanding.

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  10. NancyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the food and tea.

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  11. yvonneP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for celebrating a birthday or a Sunday Funday outing! Everything from the staff to the ambiance was wonderful. Thank you to Danjela and Saba for creating a fantastic day for my moms birthday!!

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  12. christines

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely tea with an old friend who just moved to area. All was well but would have liked to know that 20 noisy middle schoolers had scheduled a birthday party at the same time. We would have made our reservation for perhaps a quieter time. But everyone at Sante was lovely!

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  13. treviews

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    crazy overpriced drinks and food, that was particularly not good, almost non existent service

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  14. GopherPress

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been vegetarian since 1999 and I can’t remember the last time I tried a new dish at a restaurant that really knocked my socks off. The eggplant was a 10-10. Totally recommend!!

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  15. Chinenye

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Though valet parking was available, it was difficult finding the hotel from the main street.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Found a large piece of plastic in my scallops that the manager confirmed was plastic. Individual that served our food was not our server and mixed up several fish dishes that could not be distinguished. Manager said she would speak to us after meal, but was no where to be found! Highly disappointed!!!

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  17. PhillyC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food with really complex flavors in every dish. Cocktails were great as well. Service was top notch. Best things on the menu were the grilled octopus and the baklava sundae. Ambiance is so comfortable too - having a great meal in very comfortable seats is great.

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  18. EdwardB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic. Food is great; atmosphere is great.

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  19. FlorentinaT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, and the place clean and comfortable. Great place to celebrate special occasions.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This by far has been my worst dining experience. I arrived for my reservations and was seated promptly. After ordering water my mother and I sat for 20 minutes with numerous servers walking past us none of which offered to assist it place our order after countless attempts to get their attention. I went to the host to ask if anyone was coming to assist us and to their surprise they asked “no one has come to help you”. What appears to have been the manager finally came from the back to take our order after an additional 10 minutes of waiting. We order our entire meal, no apologies, no offer to comp any portion of the meal nothing. The food was underwhelming, lacked flavor or finesse. I order the whole Bronzino , which the menu states the bones had been removed only to fight through numerous bones in my fish which made the fish inedible. The highlight was the octopus and artisan bread. Avoid this place if you want quality service, flavorful food and a pleasant dining experience. I expect more for a restaurant inside of the Ritz Carlton, and I will not be back.

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  21. Laurarob

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Loved every part of it!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a terrific meal. Service was attentive but unobtrusive and the experience was wonderful overall.

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  23. RobinE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love Santee. We had the tea service, and the vibes and customer service were immaculate. Everything about Santee exudes class. Can't wait to return.

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  24. AnaF

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined at Sante several times and it never disappoints. Food and service is top notch. Would recommend to anyone looking for a superb dinner experience.

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  25. SamB

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious. Our server was wonderful. Unfortunately, the host sat us at a tiny table in the middle of the walk way that barely fit our plates. There were multiple other tables in the restaurant that were open all evening. We had even made a reservation two weeks prior. Being consistently bumped into kind of ruined the whole date night vibe with my husband. Not what I would expect when paying for upscale dining.

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  26. ViktoriaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and delight, we celebrated my friends birthday and she was stunned. Food so delicious, service is very professional and atmosphere is outstanding. Definitely would recommend trying and will be back again!

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  27. Ringley

    Kansas City

    431 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    431 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meals Everything was prepared served as ordered What a beautiful setting by the pool

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  28. Bonimochi

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the afternoon tea here. Love the quiet ambiance and great service.

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  29. AmaleaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went fir my birthday dinner, it was marvelous. Will recommend!!

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  30. BOUFFISTA

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't wait to dine here again. Food, service, and staff were outstanding!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of the food was great. grilled oysters were a little off - flat. Octopus was excellent

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  32. CarmenW

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Ghirland was wonderful and attentive I ordered the French toast & chicken sausage it was delicious

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  33. CarmenW

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Location The host Daniella was excellent in making us feel welcome. She made sure we had everything we needed before our waitress attended to us. Excellent meal

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  34. BeatriceG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Service was exceptional. Valet parking is validated.

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  35. RobinE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sooo good! Great ambiance, terrific food and our waitress went above and beyond.

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  36. Romi

    Salt Lake City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Beautiful restaurant Delicious food

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  37. EileenZ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for afternoon tea. It was wonderful.Attentive service, delicious food and delicious tea. Had a great time!

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  38. JulieC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ingredients were very fresh and good; what we had was good tasting. But it wasn't consistent with the menu. A sandwich that was supposed to include hummus didn't have any hummus. The grain bowl was a salad with a few grains. The kitchen staff/chef doesn't know the menu or isn't following it.

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  39. AthenaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and delicious food. Not romantic.

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  40. CherieG

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience for kids & service was excellent, but taste & afternoon tea food/dessert selection could be better. Tea selection was excellent.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Santé is rated 4.3 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Santé

1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202-5000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Hayes Street
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is located in The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City for a fee. Garage parking is located a short walk away in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Garage. Minimal Street Parking is also available along S. Hayes Street.
  • Public transit
    Pentagon City Metro Stop is directly in front of the restaurant. Blue and Yellow lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Phil Skerman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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