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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (25 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday in March 2018. This is entirely my opinion as his may differ. Presentation resembled modern art, but the wow factor stopped there for me. All dishes I tasted were lacking in flavor and taste – almost all...More

Thank Violeta B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have eaten twice at Atelier and have not been disappointed. Very attentive staff, a pleasant atmosphere and a parade of small plates that are amazing in their creativeness, appearance, and taste. Not an inexpensive evening (allow 3 hours) but the quality and quantity of...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to Atelier many times and have always enjoyed the experience. I say "experience" because that is exactly what you should expect. Don't let the outer look of the building fool you, this is a top-notch restaurant with food to match almost any...More

Thank High_seas_drifter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm starting from the rate: the maximum rate has been gained only because we are talking about Ottawa, and it's overall poor cuisine offer. In other major cities it would have been max 4. By the way, the experience has been good, and it has...More

Thank Gigio1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to treat ourselves during our visit to Ottawa and selected Atelier as we had read the positive reviews and wanted to try it for ourselves. Let me start with the pros. The restaurant itself has interesting and modern decor, service was very professional...More

1  Thank MrG905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my absolutely favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Chef Marc Lépine is so talented. His molecular cuisine is out of this world. Everyone who can afford this place should go. You get a 12 course meal (optional wine/beer pairing at an extra cost - but...More

Thank danielle m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a special restaurant for our anniversary, so taking into consideration the top Trip Advisor rating of Atelier, we decided this was the place. We were certainly not disappointed! Atelier offers a 12-course blind tasting menu (with wine pairing if desired), and they contacted...More

Thank jenniferb360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Atelier to celebrate my birthday. The blind tasting menu - 12 courses - was delicious and very interesting! The wine pairings ( we both had half the volume of the normal one - for a bit more than half the price) were very...More

Thank Kirsten J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my grandmother here so she could experience a multi course meal with lots of different flavours. 12 courses in all plus one really amazing helium balloon. There were so many different flavours and lots of different styles of food. With a course approximately...More

Thank helena218
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like food... rather I LOVE food! If you are travelling to Ottawa with a dining experience in mind then give Atelier a try! Each piece on their menu is a vessel for a flavour excursion that is best complimented with the wine pairing made...More

Thank Zachary D
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September 12, 2016|
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Response from CFD1 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine.
November 23, 2015|
Response from fleursdesoleil | Reviewed this property |
It's a great spot for couples or groups, but I would recommend this restaurant for adults only. The meal is 4-5 hours long and there is no choice in the menu except for dietary restrictions. That said, the restaurant has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$53 - $61
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: +1 613-321-3537
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