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Atelier

#15 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
+1 613-321-3537
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We booked at L’ Atelier to celebrate our 17th year wedding anniversary on November 28 and I have to be honest and say that I was a bit apprehensive to go a second time. I was worried that the magic would not be present…oh well, I was wrong. The dining experience was amazing. The service, the wine pairing everything was... More 

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1 Thank Alexandrasks
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Wow, this was certainly an experience! I would recommend for a special occasion. This is an experience for sure. The foods was fabulous and the presentation well that was outstanding! Also the wait staff and the somelier was great !

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Thank Julie C
Buckhorn, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We decided to try Atlier restaurant for our 20th anniversary dinner. In a nutshell....What an experience!! 12 courses and 10 wines. The dishes are made of so many ingredients and combinations that are so delicious! Each dish is unique in flavor and presentation and we kept wondering what would come out next. We weren't disappointed when the edible helium balloons... More 

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ottawa canada
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342 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Been trying to go here for quite some time. The wait list is usually over a week, so it has been tough to plan that in. The building is very discrete, no name, does not look like anything really in a pretty dark area. We got there for 6 and there was no cars, barely a light. Went ahead in... More 

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1 Thank Barry H
toronto
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99 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Suffice to say that Chef Marc Lepine was declared winner of Ottawa's Gold Medal Plates competition for the second time on Monday, Novemer 9, 2015. He preiously won in 2011. We ate in the Kitchen and enjoyed Acadian Sturgeon Caviar; Pop Corn truffle-scented; Edible Chopin Waltz (Opus 69 number 2) red beet music, chicken liver mousse rocks; Shrimp Ring Oregon... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Over the past 6 years we have been to Atelier 6 times. My palate has evolved in that time but so has Atelier. The second last occasion, July 2014, was somewhat underwhelming and I thought that this was it. But, on return visit in December 2014, the Atelier team outdid itself once again and won us back. Wine pairing is... More 

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1 Thank ms-behaving
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We had reserved a table at l'Atelier well in advance and had been really forward to it for weeks. We had heard so many wonderful things about this place and let me tell you they didn't disappoint. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and were extremely helpful. The wine pairings were spot on, as well. Thank you for a wonderful (albeit... More 

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1 Thank Ron M
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The 12 service meal with matching wines is unparalleled anywhere in Ottawa. It is called 'cuisine moléculaire'; sophisticated, delightful and innovative presentation, blends of different tastes that burst on the tongue. The edible balloon was a show-stopper! The wine pairing is superb. The experience is expensive, but well worth it. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. They provide details... More 

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1 Thank Louise0xtra
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I had heard so much about this restaurant that I was looking forward to it with great excitement. We planned a special evening and 6 of us made a reservation at Atelier. Unfortunately we all were extremely disappointed. The servers were very knowledgeable, the food was tasty, but quantities were microscopic. And the cost was ridiculous given the teeny tiny... More 

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Ottawa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

My first time dining at this restaurant. Food was absolutely incredible, creative and delicious. Would definitely return for any special occasion. Superb service as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 53 - US$ 60
Cuisine
International, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
    (Carling)
  • 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?