Santé

4.5
15 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Santé is a MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED LOCALE. 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. Fresh, global flavors of the western and eastern coastline regions meet at the table in perfect harmony to present nourishing mosaic of shareable presentations, craveable dishes and a collection of craft beer, wine and spirits. A welcoming bar, fireside lounge and spacious dining room embrace the qualities of the Mediterranean way, making Santé the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to sip in the scene and savor the moment.

Experiences

  • The Ritz-Carlton Holiday Tea Service at Santé

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 18 - Dec 30, 2021

    Join us for an exceptional Holiday Tea experience to relax, unwind and celebrate the season. Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of loose-leaf teas. Call to inquire about different Champagne options available! For our youngest tea-goers, enjoy child-friendly, bite-sized treats with their choice of tea or hot chocolate and a personally selected teddy bear to take home! Holiday Tea $65 per person for a 2-hour experience. Teddy Bear Tea (12 & under) $40 per child. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 12-3pm on Saturday, Dec. 18th to Thursday, Dec. 23rd, as well as Sunday, Dec. 26th to Thursday, Dec. 30th. Reservations are required. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.
  • 2022 New Year's Celebration Afternoon Tea at Santé

    $65.00 per person

    Jan 1 - Jan 2, 2022

    Ring in 2022 with an exceptional Afternoon Tea experience to start the new year right! Enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of luxury loose-leaf teas. Call to inquire about our Champagne options available! 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! New Year's Tea $65 per person for a 2-hour experience. Teddy Bear Tea (ages 12 & under) $40 per child. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 12-3pm, Saturday and Sunday, January 1st and 2nd only. Reservations are required. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Dinner

    $89.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Join us at Santé to Sip, Savor and celebrate your Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner. We will be offering our daily a la carte menu, as well as a four course prix fixe menu of traditional Christmas fare for diners wishing to have a more authentic experience, for $89.00 per person, or $49.00 per child 12 & under.
  • 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.
  • New Year's Eve 2021!!

    $129.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Ring in the New Year with us at Santé. Enjoy a five course dinner with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. New Year’s Eve Dinner $129 per person. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. First Seating begins at 5:30pm and Second Seating begins at 9pm. Reservations are required.

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 15 people are saying
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Foodieatheart
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KathrynN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMCallNY
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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

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DavidH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
MichelleM
Los Angeles
2 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
72 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.

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JewelT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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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.

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

Wonderful afternoon tea experience.

FAQs

Santé is rated 4.5 stars by 15 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.