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#15 of 2,198 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

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
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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 

Thank SimonGervaisBooks
Harrow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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 

2 Thank DJAV
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

2 Thank LNGOttawa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Erin M

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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$60
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?