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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“mousse” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, International
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 12 course tasting menu that is truly an event. I won’t describe the dishes as the surprise is half the fun (the do ask about allergies and food dislikes at the outset). .. but suffice is to say, this is fine dining with a...More

1  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went for an anniversary and totally enjoyed the new way of eating. This restaurant brings 12 beautiful and artist meals that taste fabulous. These 12 courses filled us up totally even though each plate seemed small. There was a variety of tastes and they...More

1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Atelier will never be "bad". Service was impeccable, always a warm welcome by Steve, although our waitress seemed to be a bit new and couldn't answer some of the questions we had - and didn't bother to ask the kitchen. The sriracha focaccia is always...More

Thank melissahalliwell
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Twelve stunning courses of nothing short of visual artistry mixed with cuisine mastery. All dishes (~3 amuse-bouche, ~3 apps, ~4 mains (small), ~2 desserts) has so much care put into it and is almost more beautiful to the eye than the taste buds. Each dish,...More

1  Thank ZachG1994
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Atelier is an incredible dining experience. The 12 course menu is extremely satisfying and each course is well thought out; especially with the wine pairings. Wait staff was very good and efficient with good knowledge of the dishes. I enjoyed the low key exterior which...More

1  Thank boudgie1
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Having been to Alinea, we were really excited to try Atelier as we knew it would be a similar experience with many courses over several hours. It wasn't as theatrical or as grandiose but in a way that was really nice. There was also much...More

1  Thank Sheila514
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were curious about this restaurant being in the top 100 in Canada. Place has no sign, but we were told about this in a courtesy call few days before our reservation. It was a blind 12 course tasting menu. Every course was very imaginative,...More

1  Thank ylc25
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went for a birthday supper, decor 8/10, service 10/10, presentation 10/10, food 5/10, wine pairing 5/10. Was I ever disappointed, I was expecting so much more. Is it worth the price .......I don't believe it does.

1  Thank Jovelle01
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Other than the nice waitress serving us the entire experience was disappointing. It was the most ridiculous meal of my life. The lack of name on the restaurant should have been a clue. Pretentious place with food that was either utterly tasteless or just unappetizing....More

2  Thank kate662017
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were there for our anniversary and it was spectacular. The creative food choices and the unique wine pairings made for an experience we will never forget.

1  Thank AmyMcKillip
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Questions & Answers
12 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from CFD1 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine.
23 November 2015|
Response from fleursdesoleil | Reviewed this property |
It's a great spot for couples or groups, but I would recommend this restaurant for adults only. The meal is 4-5 hours long and there is no choice in the menu except for dietary restrictions. That said, the restaurant has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$54 - US$62
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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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