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540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Ranked #18 of 2,169 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $62 - $71
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Ottawa, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A fabulous dining experience. The dishes in the 12-course (which sometimes stretches to 13 or 14 courses) tasting menu are always changing with the seasons and the availability of ingredients. The creativity on the plate is astounding. But it's not pretentious - matter of fact, if you don't laugh out loud at at least one of the names of the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First of all there is no name on the outside so it is difficult to find. You need to have the actual address, which I did, but the taxi still dropped me off at the wrong spot and I had to walk over a block with presents and high heels. Next, I was with somebody with a walker and the... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Atelier is inspired by Alinea in Chicago. This molecular gastronomy restaurant features dishes with creative names such as "Soup! There it Is!" and "Curd Your Enthusiasm", all a part of a 12 course tasting menu. This is probably both the most creative and most expensive meal in Ottawa. If you are looking to have the most creative and expensive meal... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Superlative presentation taste & service. My second visit to Atelier - won't be my last. A great place for a special & intimate meal. Limited seating well worth the wait for a reservation. Food was tasty, imaginative & satisfying. Not for those on a budget. You get what you pay for...

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First tried Atelier when I saw it in the Enroute list of best restaurants back in 2008. I've been once or twice a year ever since. It's amazing - creative, local, fresh, and always delicious. I always get the wine pairing with the meal and the pairings never disappoint! If you are looking for impressive and tasty food that you... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The bottom line up front is that this is Ottawa's only molecular gastronomy restaurant, but it is also the best overall restaurant in the city, featuring a very creative and talented chef in Marc Lepine and an excellent service manager in Steve Robinson. Be prepared to spend at least three hours here, and upwards of $450 (with tax and tip)... More

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Ottawa, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Atelier

Address: 540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
Phone Number: 6133213537
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
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
Average Prices: USD 62 - 71
Cuisine: Eclectic

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