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#16 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Canadian, International
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
+1 613-321-3537
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our eighth visit to Atelier since 2010, which apparently establishes us as official veterans. If you've read anything about the restaurant you should already understand that this is Ottawa's first class modern gastronomy mecca serving exclusively a 12-course blind tasting menu in a small but comfortable setting you may have difficulty finding (close to Ottawa's Little Italy but... More 

Thank ottawafoodies
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional on all accounts service, food and wine experience. Brings us to big leagues of fine dinning , no need to drive to Montreal to find a great experience.

Thank WineguyOttawa41
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the only restaurant of it's like in Ottawa. 12 course tasting menu was wonderful. Went as a going away dinner with friends. Was definitely a night to remember. Amazing staff and fantastic service!

Thank MrsHampel
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is it second time we have had the pleasure of eating at Atelier. We have now sample 20 or so dishes from two 12 course menus (a couple of the dishes remained from the previous visit). What can I say about Atelier? well its not just a meal. Its a show of culinary art coupled with exception flavour combinations,... More 

2 Thank nyoung09
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Prepare for a LONG but wonderful dinner experience! This place is just amazing! We went thru an unexpected dinner and wine pairing that just tickled the palate and made you have a moment or two! What fun - truly enjoyed it. Our server and sommelier were so knowledgeable and informed... every bite/sip was simply heaven. Such fun with the desert... More 

Thank Novemberpeanut
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Atelier is a special experience that is well worth (saving up for) the experience. Each course of the twelve course meal was another wonder of creativity, art and flavor. We opted for the wine pairing as well and were not disappointed. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and it was a great celebration. Excellent service as well.

Thank wmnej
Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

12 course meal with wine pairing is as good as it gets....for art deco and display. tastes did not disappoint but not everything pleased the fine diner. staff is fabulous and well versed on ingredients and presentation. here is a sample....venison tartare, celeriac and hock, sturgeon merguez and Kimchi, duck terrarium, sesame boar and veal loin. now if you know... More 

2 Thank Brian D
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 

Thank Luke M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

1 Thank SimonGervaisBooks
Harrow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$61
Canadian, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?