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Atelier

#2 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
International
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540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
6133213537
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 130
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a great night

This was a perfect spot to celebrate 3 birthdays. Food was out of this world and an extremely knowledgeable and very friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
brobeson
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Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a perfect spot to celebrate 3 birthdays. Food was out of this world and an extremely knowledgeable and very friendly staff.

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Ottawa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in an unlabeled building on Rochester Street, this gem of a restaurant is for the adventurous foodie who is looking for a quiet and informative evening. The only decisions you have to make is do you want the beverage pairing (recommended) or will you try and be smarter than the sommelier. After that you sit back and enjoy... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went with another couple to this restaurant last fall for a celebration and it may have been the best dining experience any of us have experienced. The menu was imaginative and the food was superb. I would recommend splurging for the wine pairing. Note that you should plan on this dinner taking all evening - make... More 

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Buckhorn, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with wife for our anniversary. Beautiful selection of wines and amazing courses that seem endless and different each course. Favorited was the sushi and the edible ballon. Recommend that you have to try at least once.

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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Atelier and enjoyed a fun and tasty evening. I had never tried the molecular gastronomy before so was intrigued by the concept. The 12 course small plate menu (which changes daily) was innovative and used a variety of food that I would not expect to go well together. I don't want... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was treated to this meal for my birthday. I had never had a sample menu before. It was absolutely wonderful!!!! The food and the service blew me away. It was a very expensive meal, but so unique and mind blowing. The only downfall is the building itself. I am not from Ottawa so I don't even know if it... More 

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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

And a splurge it is! The set 12 course meal was $110 and the wine pairing $75 per person. We highly recommend the wine pairing, which we debated due to our red preference, but Steven, the sommelier, is outstanding and the selection worth tasting. Each course had a playful name, for instance, You're Singing Out of Tuna and had an... More 

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Toronto
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46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were expecting this meal to be mostly 'sizzle', less 'steak', and were pleasantly proven wrong. While every dish had a plethora of ingredients and components, all of the tastes and textures worked harmoniously together. Sure, some of the presentations are a bit over-the-top (helium balloon dessert), but this was to be expected and part of the experience. The intimate... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was the restaurant chosen by my husband in mid-July to celebrate my birthday. It was an inspired choice, if a pricey one! The outside gives no hint that there is a restaurant inside. From start to finish this was a food adventure. The wine pairings were wonderful and the dishes unforgettable. I don't take pictures of my food but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Make reservations well in advance. Small room, attentive service, World Class contemporary creative cuisine. The tasting menu is a must. We have returned every year since it opened. Getting better every time. A culinary experience. If you like special moments, just go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
    (Carling)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 6133213537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 53 - 60
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?