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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
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Canadian, International
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just had the most amazing evening. We heard about Atelier through friends and wanted to experience it firsthand. The 12 course meal takes about 3.5 hours to complete but your taste buds will thank you for the event. The service is outstanding, as each course...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not the most sophisticated in terms of cuisine so as excited as we were to try the blind tasting menu I was a bit worried the food would be a bit too fancy for me. However every course was fascinating - beautifully presented...More

Thank Angelaugh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A first foray with friends into the fantasy culinary world of l'Atelier. A four hours plus, 12 courses affair in a private room. Small dishes where every morcel of meat or fish, every vegetable, every spice has been reinvented. Difficult to say which dish is...More

Thank danielg57473
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a 12 course tasting menu. It was like going to the theatre and enjoying a three hour performance, only we were a part of the drama. The food was truly "Mannas from Above". Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Very positive experience.

Thank Dhun K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visited the Atelier on our anniversary, and were very pleased with the exceptional service and the 12 course meal. The food was creative, fun and delicious. Atelier offers so much more than a meal it is a true dining experience. It is costly however...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Beautifully crafted dishes like little pieces of art. Playful desserts that are delightful surprises. The staff were very professional. Some of the sauces had unusual ingredient combinations that were surprising on the tongue. All the meat dishes were juicy and savory with each bite.

Thank circe006
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We found the courses delightful, delicious, and intriguing. The 12 courses left us so full we couldn't finish dessert! Service was impeccable. It's the perfect place for a celebratory meal, and they are vegan-friendly.

Thank petstylist101
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Being a huge fan of molecular gastronomy, I had to come to Atelier when I was in Ottawa. My chef friend warned me, but said that his visit was a couple years ago, and so things might have improved since then. The dishes are wonderfully...More

Thank GroovieGurlie
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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
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12 September 2016|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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