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#12 of 2,171 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Canadian, International
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong. The food here is really nice and the wine pairings offered were pleasant and appropriate, albeit with one eye firmly on the profit margin. The front of house staff are attentive and the food is interesting and varied. But... This is SERIOUS money. We paid well over 800 CAD and 2 out of 4 weren't drinking.... More 

Thank DJAV
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has become our go-to place to celebrate a special event and once, again, we are not disappointed. Not only does the food stand out but the service is always exceptional. We enjoy having a tasting menu and even though having 12 courses seems intimidating, the portions are small but filling. Every course is a delight to see and... More 

1 Thank LNGOttawa
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tasting menu had 13 courses including dessert. Little tastes of this and that, foams, drizzles, dots, dollops.. a great place to go for a very special evening.

Thank Erin M
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been twice and Atelier never disappoints. The food is creative and delicious, and the sommelier absolutely nails the wine pairings. Dinner at Atelier is a long, expensive affair... and absolutely worth the time and money.

Thank Neal S
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a mix of everything during our 3 hour, 12 course pairing meal at Atelier last night. You could tell the focus was on presentation and the plates did not disappoint. Pieces of art displayed on your bowl / plate every course. The description of the ingredients was complex and lingually artistic to match. A wine selection attempts to... More 

Thank Vetboy
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another memorable dinner...Chef Lepine's creativity and love for gadgets shines again. Made great use of sous vide, dehydrator, printer, ... to create amazing dishes that not only taste great, but looks fantastic with a myriad of texture to enjoy... Sommelier Steve also picked some really good wines (and some not well-known but amazing wines to discover) to compliment.

Thank Richard L
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The service was perfect The dishes were creative and tasty… and the story that was told with each dish was very fun. Marc Lepine is one of the best chef in Canada!

Thank 30foodies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went there this past weekend and enjoyed an amazing dinner. Great service, very interesting tasting menu, perfectly executed. Definitely up there with restaurants that are based on a similar concept in Chicago and elsewhere. It's also a good value. Will definitely go back in a few months; by then, new courses will have been rotated into the menu.

Thank based_in_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was a very beautiful and interesting (in a good way!) experience. We had also had the wine pairing which is recommended. The food was beautiful, delicious and very unique!

Thank KarenB0560
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The most spectacularly presented menu I have ever experienced. Fortunately, the taste of the food matched the visuals. Very nuanced combinations of flavours, which all built on each other in each tasting. It was obvious that a great deal of thought and trial and error had gone into the design and preparation of each element. A pleasure which should be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$53 - $60
Canadian, International
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?