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#12 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
International, Canadian
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On par with the best in NYC! More of jovial relaxed environment then your typical for the same quality and service. - not a person who writes reviews.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional doesn't even begin to describe this restaurant. While the wine pairings are innovative and the service is excellent, the food really takes center stage at this phenomenal restaurant. It is a gastronomic experience that you will not soon forget. Mark Lepine is a culinary genius. My husband and I are vegetarian and the restaurant accommodated us beautifully. It is... More 

Thank Nancy Y
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have thought that the mere taste of food could have goose bumps rippling over flesh, bring tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine? Moaning optional. Every course was an explosion of textures in my mouth, a brilliant mélange of complementary and contrasting flavors that hint at the culinary genius behind the creator of such dishes. The... More 

Thank su34nn313v
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a one of a kind dining experience and has to be done with the wine pairing to get the optimal experience. I gave it a lower rating due to the acoustics upstairs as it was very loud most of the time as it seemed like guests were trying to speak over the waiter and sommelier that were explaining... More 

Thank Michelle P
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you’ve never been to a restaurant that specializes in molecular gastronomy, it’ll be an experience that you’ve never had before. I can’t even describe it as “good” because the food was so interesting, creative, and foreign to my palette that my taste buds couldn’t even explain what was going on. Food is delicious, flavor combination is perfect, and courses... More 

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Surprisingly refined multi-course haut cuisine, outstanding service, at a reasonable price. Similar quality restaurants in New York or San Francisco would have Michelin stars and much higher prices. Worth a detour. I never thought I would like Molecular Cuisine – and the 3 young chefs at Atelier serve an innovative version of it. The seven course menu is too long... More 

Thank 621VladC
Edmonton, Canada
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197 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I came to the same restaurant almost exactly 1 year ago. At that time I raved about it, and was very excited to go back and visit again. However, overall, our meal was much less positive this time - there were several of us so below is the consensus viewpoint of each dish. They still look ravishing, but the focus... More 

Thank Peter S
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went here with my spouse to celebrate my birthday and WOW! Amazing service and food quality without the pretension. Really nice people who know their stuff and pay attention to detail! Loved the surprise courses with wine pairings :) We were there for almost 4 hours and it felt like 2. We just got so absorbed into the experience. FYI:... More 

Thank gypsyrose81
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the privilege of dining at "Atelier" yesterday evening. As soon as we arrived we knew we were in for a very special night.....and we weren't disappointed, the whole experience was truly magical. The unassuming small building with a metal door and bars on the windows, disguises the true nature of what's inside!! The 12 course... More 

Thank CFD1
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A dining experience for a special occasion. It was one of our most memorable meals in top restaurants around the world. I am lacking words to describe it Unique and truly inventive cooking-art and presentation. Interesting wine pairings. A 12 course mind-blowing tasting-menu marathon, What a dinner!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$54 - $62
International, Canadian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 6133213537

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