The Ritz-Carlton Holiday Tea Service at Santé$65.00 per person
Dec 18 - Dec 30, 2021Join 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, 2022Ring 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, 2021Join 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, 2022Join 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was below average. Service took forever and there was hardly anyone in the place. One and done. Won’t go back.
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.
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.
The service was decent but the food selections and overall ambiance were subpar.
Decent food but highly overpriced. It’s a hotel restaurant, which we didn’t realize before showing up, so that was disappointing too.
Wonderful afternoon tea experience.
Santé is rated 4.4 stars by 10 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.