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Santé, Arlington, VA

Santé

4.5
4.5
82 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.

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at Santé

    $58.00 per person

    Apr 23 - Dec 31, 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 $58 per person for a 2-hour experience. Teddy Bear Tea (ages 12 & under) $38 per person. Prices exclude tax & gratuity. Seating from 12-3pm, Saturdays & Sundays, excluding holidays. Dietary restrictions must be noted at time of booking.

Menu

Breakfast

  • Seasonal Fruit Plate$20.00

    cinnamon-kefir, bee pollen

    • Belgian Waffles$19.00

      raspberry purée, whipped cream, maple syrup

      • Avocado Toast$23.00

        avocado, herb salad, six-minute egg, shaved feta, dukkah

        • Farmers Market Breakfast$20.00

          two eggs, breakfast meat, potatoes

          • Farmers Egg Frittata$19.00

            egg, mushroom, feta cheese, peewee potatoes

            • Pancakes$19.00

              orange mascarpone, maple syrup

              • Eggs Benedict$19.00

                poached egg, Canadian bacon, hollandaise

                • Cinnamon Brioche French Toast$17.00

                  maple syrup

                  • Steel Cut Oatmeal$12.00

                    brown sugar, honey, chopped dates

                    • Charcuterie & Fromageries$25.00

                      honeycomb, grain mustard, Marcona almonds, grilled bread

                      Santé Specialties

                      • Menemen$19.00

                        sunny side up eggs, tomato & pepper stew, grilled sourdough, fresh herbs

                        • Omelette$19.00

                          caramelized onion, swiss chard, goat cheese, harissa, potatoes

                          • Greek Yogurt Parfait$13.00

                            fresh berries, dates, lavender honey, roasted pistachio

                            Additions

                            • Applewood Smoked Bacon$8.00

                              • Pork Sausage$8.00

                                • Chicken Apple Sausage$8.00

                                  • Fresh Fruit & Berries$12.00

                                    • Greek Yogurt$8.00

                                      • Breakfast Potatoes$8.00

                                        • Toasted Bagel$8.00

                                          • Toast or English Muffin$5.00

                                            • House Baked Pastries$9.00

                                              Beverages

                                              • La Colombe Coffee$6.00

                                                • Cappuccino$7.00

                                                  • Espresso$6.00

                                                    • Café Latté$7.00

                                                      • Double Espresso$7.00

                                                        • Selection of Tea$6.00

                                                          Last updated: May 20, 2022

                                                          What 82 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          Loved For

                                                          • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                          1. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                            overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                            This is my third time at Sante, and third time service is poor. Especially poor given the expectation for this hotel.

                                                          2. A

                                                            Aras

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                            The food was wonderful. Tasted great and looked amazing. Service started good and then slowly dwindled. There appeared to be only one server for the whole restaurant.

                                                          3. A

                                                            Anthony

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Outstanding service and food. Strong vegetarian options as well.

                                                          4. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Mother day dinner

                                                          5. RH

                                                            RoblynH

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I enjoyed Sante’s Mother’s Day Tea with my mom, daughters, sister and mother-in-law. We received such excellent service. We were given tasty foods on a pretty display. What a treat to receive a $50 off coupon to return as well as champagne. We will be back!

                                                          6. JC

                                                            JacquelineC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The Santa was more than what I had expected. the food w as absolutely delicious and the service was top notch!!!

                                                          7. r

                                                            rysox

                                                            Chicago

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Quiet restaurant with good food and drinks

                                                          8. SG

                                                            ShariG

                                                            Detroit

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            29 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Celebrating my daughter’s birthday with High Tea. It was a lovely experience. Tea was great and the sandwiches and sweets were amazing. A lovely way to celebrate a daughter’s birthday.

                                                          9. CW

                                                            CraigW

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                            Never wanna go back. Food is very small and not impressive and the price is outrageously high.

                                                          10. o

                                                            olena

                                                            Miami

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                            overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                            Nothing special. Would not recommend it. No champagne included. Less food than other similar experiences.

                                                          11. SS

                                                            StevenS

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            What a delightful setting with amazing food. The staff is highly engaged and made for a genuinely wonderful experience.

                                                          12. AM

                                                            AshM

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                            Went for Easter brunch

                                                          13. W

                                                            Waldorf1

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            88 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Elizabeth was an incredible server, simply amazing.

                                                          14. t

                                                            tmac

                                                            Denver

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Went for Easter Brunch. They opened 15 minutes late for the first seating. People lined up around the door were getting antsy and yelling Hello as we could hear them inside. Once seated I was informed it was a 2 hour seating and we had to vacate the table promptly so they could clean and have it ready - even though we were seated 20 minutes late due to the late opening and would need to vacate 10 minutes early to leave them time to clean before the second seating????? Food flavors were good but many dishes were dry (talking to you lamb, and what was the brown gravy seemingly from an envelope being substituted for the mint jelly sauce??) or stone cold (mushrooms and sides). I know it is hard to keep items warm on a buffet without them drying out but this was a real miss. If you stayed with the charcuterie board, salad, and shrimp on ice, it was a good meal but not worth the steep price of admission. Apparently in the haste to open, butter, salt, and pepper were all forgotten and needed to be begged for but the server who attended our table was truly game for trying to please.

                                                          15. m

                                                            melbertson

                                                            San Francisco

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Took my Mom for the Cherry Blossom Tea experience. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding!

                                                          16. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Had a lovely time at Cherry Blossom tea. Everything was delightful! Really appreciate the kid friendly option. My child loved the teddy bear (and hot chocolate!).

                                                          17. P

                                                            Putzee

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            25 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Three adults and one child came for the Teddy Bear tea and absolutely loved it! Our server Elizabeth was fantastic, very attentive and caring throughout. Commented to the hostess about our praise and gratitude to Elizabeth. The sweet and savory delectable bites were each divine - every morsel was a tasty delight and the teas were also quite refreshing. Our request to be a socially distanced as possible was met with grace and caring - we were seated in 4 exceptionally comfortable chairs in front of the beautiful fire place, nicely distant from other tables. Truly very much appreciated. Also loved the valet parking. Definitely will return for tea again in future!

                                                          18. G

                                                            Gallium

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                            Room has no windows so feels enclosed. Service was wonderful. Food was ok. Tea was fabulous

                                                          19. E

                                                            Emily

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delightful experience at the cherry blossom tea. My young girls loved the teddy bears that came with their "tea."

                                                          20. DK

                                                            DKErmer

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            31 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                            Pros: the service (host and our waiter) excellent the food was Devine! We had the Bronzino and the salmon. Con: the sitting was uncomfortable (we sat against the bench and the chair on the other side, my husband who is 6,2’ used the back pillow as a booster. Terrible! Terrible!!! Worst seating ! (The table sitting looked to be okay) The odd thing I did notice was we valet parked which was nice, but received no confirmation ticket. Well it is the Ritz! Will go again but will request a different sitting!

                                                          21. B

                                                            Bella

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Our waiter was very pleasant and the food was wonderful.

                                                          22. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            We went for afternoon tea. Adult menu was delicious, while the children’s was not great. They were very kind to send out additional strawberries for my son.

                                                          23. PW

                                                            PortiaW

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            Elizabeth is amazing! We will be back and hope that she is our server.

                                                          24. P

                                                            Pummy

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome! Had a great time with girls and the afternoon Tea was simply the best!

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Austin

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                            Wife and I were looking for something different from the usual steak house. We decided on Sante. We got “dressed up” for dinner (sports coat and slacks/wife wore a nice dress.) We noticed people wearing gym clothes and casual wear inside the restaurant. Felt overdressed. NOTE-yes, Sante is in the Ritz, but it’s also attached to a shopping mall. Food was good, but mediocre. Steak tartare was the highlight of the evening. Ribeye was covered in sauce. Good steak should not be smothered in sauce. Service was good. Wife had salmon. Best part of the salmon was the risotto. Overall, we expected a little more creativity from the chefs. Everything was over priced compared to the usual fine dining. Paying for the name “Ritz.”

                                                          26. M

                                                            Mila

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Anniversary

                                                          27. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Miami

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            The food was good/ok. I was super excited about the experience but I was slightly underwhelmed. The drinks were good and our service was very nice. The ambiance was very chill.

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Savannah

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service and food.

                                                          29. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love the place

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Cincinnati

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The service, food, and tea pairings were all spectacular! Everything was amazing.

                                                          31. S

                                                            Suz67

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great service. We had the afternoon tea. Everything was exquisite.

                                                          32. H

                                                            karenH

                                                            Dublin

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wanted something really nice for special granddaughters 6th birthday. It was excellent. Staff made a lovley fuss over her. Food was so good. Even for the children. And not expensive.

                                                          33. E

                                                            Eddie

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food and excellent ambiance! There was a group of loud guests, but it seemed to be more quite on a usual day.

                                                          34. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                            I took my 6 year old daughter for a Teddy Bear Tea and we had a great time. The servers took great care and attention to make it special. The food and tea for both myself and my daughter was delicious. She even got a teddy bear as a gift. My only disappointment that for some reason we were not seated in the tea room but rather in the front area with the rest of the restaurant.

                                                          35. a

                                                            annpeter

                                                            New York Area

                                                            67 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            67 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Lovely restaurant in The Ritz Hotel. It offers a very good menu with good choices, excellent and friendly service and a modern ambiance.

                                                          36. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                            Service was good but setting, seating, and food was not worth the price.

                                                          37. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Love this place.

                                                          38. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Sister’s bday, it’s so beautiful! Will definitely be coming again

                                                          39. LD

                                                            LettyD

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great atmosphere and even better food. Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Great time.

                                                          40. LS

                                                            LisaS

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Fit for foodies! Great food, amazing cocktails and good wine list. Although it’s located in that Ritz Carlton, expect a more relaxed feel and excellent choice after a day of shopping. The roasted whole branzino was the best I’ve ever had!

                                                          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

                                                          FAQs

                                                          Santé is rated 4.5 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 4 times today
                                                          Experiences are available.
                                                          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

                                                          • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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