Santé

4.4
31 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.

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.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at Santé

    $56.00 per person

    Nov 27, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022

    Join us for an exceptional Afternoon Tea experience to relax and unwind. Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of luxury loose-leaf teas. For our youngest tea-goers, enjoy child-friendly, bite-sized treats with your choice of tea or hot chocolate and pick out a teddy bear to take home! Afternoon Tea $56 per person for a 2-hour experience. Teddy Bear Tea (ages 12 & under) $35 per person. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 12-3pm, Saturdays & Sundays, excluding holidays. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.
  • Valentine's Weekend

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Love is in the Air! Celebrate with a special multi-course tasting menu this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a romantic dinner with the option to add a wine pairing experience, a treat from our pastry chefs, and a special offer of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for $100 per bottle from February 12th-14th. Valentine’s Dinner $125 per person. Wine Pairing $65 per person additional. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 5:30-10:30pm. Reservations are required. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 31 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was wonderful. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding and my daughter loved the teddy bear that came with her tea. Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy our date night out . Foods was very good and service and drink are so good . Will be back soon .

JG
JosephG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall very nice experience.. food, service and ambiance was excellent

EM
vipElizabethM
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not a great Holiday tea. Windowless grey room, with little decor, doors shut, no air circulation. We could not get into our usual Ritz Carlton at Tysons. The staff at Pentagon City was very nice and lovely, the room was kind of awful.. $65 each.

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Joej
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Nice and cute experience, tea set up for sandwiches were great!

AK
vipAlanK
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great for Mediterranean cuisine. Too much tomato base stuff not my thing in sauces. Their black truffle garlic aioli is really good as was the shrimp itself and the Santé burger

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Susy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Christmas dinner was terrible ! Not for the price

BH
vipBurtH
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a new restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City. The food is excellent and certainly well priced for a Ritz restaurant. Entrees range from a low in the $20s to mid-$40s. The wine list is short and hovers around $15 a glass. Standard cocktails are a deal at only $10 a piece. Service is excellent and there is a nice gas fireplace to lend ambiance.

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Stephaniel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Afternoon Tea was nice great variety of food. Great service and valet parking.

We enjoyed it but due to cost probably won’t go again

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Annie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This rating is for the Christmas Afternoon Tea. The food and the service were very good. The staff cheerfully accommodated substitution requests. We were a little disappointed there was no music as there has been at Christmas teas in the past.

That said, my friend and I agreed this would be our last time at the Ritz PC for tea. While it is a lovely experience, the $65++/pp cost is near-impossible to justify.

KP
KateP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed all of the food and cocktails! The mule was my favorite!

RO
ROTIMII
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Sante and we were very pleased with the friendly and courteous service. The food was delicious and well made. We will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were impeccable. Located inside of the Ritz Carlton for a cute upscale feel. Perfect for date nights or any occasion. Service was also pretty good. Although some of the guest acted like they had never seen a black person before. That part was uncomfortable.

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Foodieatheart
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service; very good food. Intimate setting with luxury vibe. Loved it!!!

KN
KathrynN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was amazing! Great atmosphere for a lovely dinner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food is great, but everything else is bad

MC
vipMCallNY
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was too, service however needs aid. While they sat us promptly at our reservation time, they took forever (after initially handing us our menus) to return to our table to receive our order (half of which was charcuterie and cheeses), then even longer to get food to our table. Perhaps they were understaffed, but it's been better.

MJ
MatthewJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Slow kitchen with over cooked steaks. Very pleasant staff who work hard to make up the the foods short comings.

DH
DavidH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks much. Glad to be back at the Ritz under a renovated place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Perfect setting for a bridal shower!

TL
TriciaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We came for tea. I generally have loved to coziness and intimacy of the bar there but the restaurant was too light, too loud, and had very little ambiance. It felt like we were in an overflow event space rather than a five-star hotel restaurant. Such a bummer to spend over $500 for tea like that. It was to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday and the kitchen did a nice birthday dessert for her. The staff was awesome. The actual tea was also very good. Wish they served it in the lounge instead.

MM
MichelleM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time! It was loud at first, but then a huge party taking up over half the tables left and it was much more intimate (they were super loud). The food was amazing and the tea was so great. It was really nice. A little pricey for tea and small bites, but I would do it again.

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figsdineout
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of conflicting schedules, we're doing our family Thanksgiving on Saturday. So, my wife and I decided to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. What a wonderful meal! We were happy to find that the Thanksgiving menu included prime rib and scallops in addition to turkey. Both were beautifully done. We had a choice of butternut squash soup or fig salad to start. Dessert was a plate of four items, apple pie, pumpkin pie, banana rum cake, and something else I can't remember right now. And the service was just superior. Everyone we encountered was warm and pleasant and our server, Sahzudin, was a joy to be taken care of by! Yes, it was expensive, but our overall experience at this restaurant was tremendous. We are absolutely going to go back and partake of their regular menu in the very near future.

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vipMLFN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sante had everything we wanted for Thanksgiving. Welcomed as if it were our parents receiving us. Waited on like queens and kings. And cooked for by the best. We learned Omar is still in the kitchen even though Fyve, where we’d been for three previous Thanksgivings, was bought! Nephew’s prime rib was fantastic and my turkey was so moist and the gravy delicious. Even the cauliflower that I substituted was roasted to make it more than delicious. Creamed spinach yummy. Can’t say enough about the relaxing, elegant experience.

DH
vipDebbieH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was below average. Service took forever and there was hardly anyone in the place. One and done. Won’t go back.

ND
vipNancyD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had an excellent waiter, but he couldn't make up for the lack of ambiance. We were looking forward to dining in the remodeled, new restaurant, but the Ritz has put so little design thought into the restaurant, we felt like we were eating in an overflow breakfast room from the bar. Paying Ritz prices in such a place just doesn't work. Some of the food was excellent, especially the oysters and grilled octopus. My husband's steak frite was very good, but my Persian chicken was just average. Cocktails weren't special at all (and we tried quite a few different ones amongst the 4 of us).

The bar tv's are visible to some of the tables - not usually a problem, except Fox News was on one of them. You'd think Ritz management would understand that In these times, a dinner out with some neutrality is welcome. The bar tender told me someone asked for it, so he was compensating by having basketball on the other tv. The fact that a table of diners asked for it to be switched, didn't matter.

With so many great restaurants in beautiful settings and interesting food in Arlington and Alexandria, this local won't be back at the Ritz - don't waste your time.

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vipcfuller
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small room with lots of noise from the bar detracts from the dining experience. But the food was good and the variety as well. The wine list is only by the glass so you have to ask how much the bottle would cost: eg., Malbec Decero was $13 a glass but $60 a bottle or about the same for 4 1/2 glasses. Octopus preparation was unusual but delicious as was the eggplant which included a number of vegetables. The osso buco was fairly tender but not unusual.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Chef Kevin and his team made our birthday celebration absolutely special!

JT
vipJewelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was decent but the food selections and overall ambiance were subpar.

DW
DWrit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Decent food but highly overpriced. It’s a hotel restaurant, which we didn’t realize before showing up, so that was disappointing too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon tea experience.

FAQs

Santé is rated 4.4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.