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Atelier

540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
6133213537
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Ranked #17 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $66 - $75
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Carling
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dinner at this restaurant lends itself to lots of time, money, and an open mind to try what you may not be familiar eating, or seeing something you can picture eating...but none of these should deter you from what will arguably be one of the most memorable dinners you will experience in Ottawa, albeit anywhere else. It's the evening's dinner... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dinner was with three friends at Atelier this past Saturday (June 28). Out of the four of us, three had eaten here before and one was a first timer. As expected, Chef Lepine and staff did not fail to impress. All servings were well timed, creative and absolutely delicious. The evenings wine paring was interesting as the first seven were... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband took me out for dinner at Atelier for my birthday and it did not disappoint. The meal was not only a feast for the eyes but for my mouth as well. Yes, it’s about $120 per person, which equates to about $10 a plate and the price will make sense once you see and taste each plate. Every... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Atelier is performance art and food in one setting. Each small course was beautifully constructed/staged and the combination of tastes and textures was finely crafted. I loved the whole experience but it's not for everyone - Some people prefer more food and fewer plates. The excellent service was all part of the experience, like delivering the applewood smoked strips of... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went to Atelier has a romantic evening with my husband. Of course, following the other posts, this does not look like a restaurant from the outside. It does not get better by entering the tiny, dark lobby. The restaurant is very minimalistic (no decor, white walls) but still feels elegant and not neglected at all. The service was very... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What a dining experience we had. We were thoroughly satisfied to say the least. Already promise myself the next time I am in Ottawa will surely return. If I must choose I do prefer the seafood over the meat dishes. When the first few amuse bouche came on we were not impressed at all but when the real dishes came,... More

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Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Twelve courses is a lot of food, and one might be leery of not being able to make the food choices but the whole night was a sensation to the taste buds. This is a place to go when you want to splurge and ensure it will be worth it. The wine pairings were perfect for the food and if... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went to Atelier recently, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The food was exquisite (my favourite being lago-unchained), creative, and beautiful. I don't think I've ever used beautiful to explain food before! The techniques the chef uses are really amazing, and we found every dish to be very tasty. It is pricey, but I think worth it experience it at least... More

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ottawa
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Its the best in Ottawa for a special occasion. The food is over the top good. Yes its expensive and way too much food but well worth it. I had the wine pairing as well. I suggesting to them that I prefer more reds than white wine - and they accommodated nicely. If your a foodie - you MUST go... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is bit late but I had to write a review for this amazing restaurant. We were 2 couples with no special occasion to celebrate. Just wanted to go for a good meal, we are all foodies, some more than others. We had the wine pairing with our meal even though we are not wine connoisseur, we could not go... More

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