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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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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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
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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$56 - US$64
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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