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Atelier

#17 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££££
International, Canadian
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
+1 613-321-3537
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a special someone to Artlier on a weekend getaway, the building has an industrial look, very cool with just the number, no sign, when you enter the restaurant, it is simple, nicely decorated but not too impressive, until the food arrives, that is the true showcase of this place, it is like going to an art gallery, bare... More 

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Thank Luke M
Ottawa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like the previous reviewer, my wife and I had the chance to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world. Atelier is doing its best to compete and they are somewhat successful in their attempt to emulate some of the most sought-after dining venues. In fact, we enjoyed it enough that tonight will be our fifth evening... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong. The food here is really nice and the wine pairings offered were pleasant and appropriate, albeit with one eye firmly on the profit margin. The front of house staff are attentive and the food is interesting and varied. But... This is SERIOUS money. We paid well over 800 CAD and 2 out of 4 weren't drinking.... More 

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2 Thank DJAV
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This restaurant has become our go-to place to celebrate a special event and once, again, we are not disappointed. Not only does the food stand out but the service is always exceptional. We enjoy having a tasting menu and even though having 12 courses seems intimidating, the portions are small but filling. Every course is a delight to see and... More 

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2 Thank LNGOttawa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The tasting menu had 13 courses including dessert. Little tastes of this and that, foams, drizzles, dots, dollops.. a great place to go for a very special evening.

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Thank Erin M
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been twice and Atelier never disappoints. The food is creative and delicious, and the sommelier absolutely nails the wine pairings. Dinner at Atelier is a long, expensive affair... and absolutely worth the time and money.

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Thank Neal S
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There was a mix of everything during our 3 hour, 12 course pairing meal at Atelier last night. You could tell the focus was on presentation and the plates did not disappoint. Pieces of art displayed on your bowl / plate every course. The description of the ingredients was complex and lingually artistic to match. A wine selection attempts to... More 

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2 Thank Vetboy
Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Another memorable dinner...Chef Lepine's creativity and love for gadgets shines again. Made great use of sous vide, dehydrator, printer, ... to create amazing dishes that not only taste great, but looks fantastic with a myriad of texture to enjoy... Sommelier Steve also picked some really good wines (and some not well-known but amazing wines to discover) to compliment.

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Thank Richard L
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The service was perfect The dishes were creative and tasty… and the story that was told with each dish was very fun. Marc Lepine is one of the best chef in Canada!

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Thank 30foodies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went there this past weekend and enjoyed an amazing dinner. Great service, very interesting tasting menu, perfectly executed. Definitely up there with restaurants that are based on a similar concept in Chicago and elsewhere. It's also a good value. Will definitely go back in a few months; by then, new courses will have been rotated into the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$60
Cuisine
International, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
    (Carling)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?