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165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-845-1899
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, NC
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203 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sante with friends during restaurant week. We have passed it many times but never eaten there. Was an excellent experience and will return soon. I mussels for the appetizer. A large portion cooked perfectly in a broth. For the main course I had the scallops, which were recommended by the waitress. They were large and very good. For... More 

Thank rfenton231
Charlotte, North Carolina
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced undervalued food. Service was absent. Food lacked and full of disappointment. Skip it. Not worth it

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Sante is an inviting place in an old storefront with an exposed brick interior and contemporary art work adorning its walls. We had high expectations given its generally positive reviews. Unfortunately, we found the experience disappointing. To start with, we stared at a small plate of olive oil for over half an hour waiting for the bread to be served.... More 

Thank Jeff P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was my third time at Sante and it was simply okay. We had the fish special and it was edible but nothing to rave about. Service was good, however, we will probably not be back since it is relatively expensive and don't want to risk not liking again.

Thank Cindy66166
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful but cozy setting. Love the exposed brick and variety of paintings. I had a delicious onion tart for an appetizer while my husband had she-crab soup. The soup was very light, it might be good to add some sherry. We worth had a delicious braised red cabbage salad. I had the Osso Bucco with risotto for my entree-heaven. My... More 

Thank Beth T
Hoover, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner was overpriced. Poor to average main meal. Salad was great. It was a very quaint place with excellent service by Hope.

Thank DLB1832
North Carolina
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233 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Have to call early for reservation to get a place. Small place so tables are very close together...that detracts from dining experience. So does having wait staff with little knowledge of menu or process. Generally, food was good and presentation above average. When we went, they had to process the check through foursquare. Not very professional business impression.

Thank MrPickwick
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Group if 10 people went and you would have thought there were a 100 of us. Food and service was slow coming. Drinks were slow to arrive. Food was decent but a little steep for quality.

Thank Eb42
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I really wanted to love this dining experience. It was not bad at all. It just didn’t live up to my expectations enough to return. The service was friendly. The food was good but average. I was excited to dine at a place where the food is locally purchased. I was particularly curious to try the appetizer called Squash Blossoms.... More 

Thank TrvlNDuo
Matthews, North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice meal with good staff, sat outside on patio, enjoyed the quiet and good cheese/meat appitizer with our wine.

Thank Carol J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-845-1899

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?