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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (27 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“tongue” (4 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Finally, I made it last night to the well known Atelier Restaurant. We had a fantastic visit overall except I found the Oxtail Soup was lukewarm or even cold. The creative food choices and the unique wine pairings made the evening an amazing experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Hans-Peter2011
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My husband and I had watched Marc Lepine on the first Iron Chef Canada the week it aired. It just happened we were going to Ottawa for our Anniversary. I emailed Marc, knowing it was short notice to ask him if we came for our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laura082952
Reviewed November 5, 2018

I really wanted to like this place. It has good reviews. Good pedigree. Interesting chef. Well published. Great kudos. And I hated it -- I frankly could have happily left after the second course, but I stayed to give it more of a chance. So...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank StephenM465
MarcLepine, Chef at Atelier, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

We taste every plate multiple times, so we know first hand how delicious they are. You've convinced yourself that you are right and everybody else is wrong about that, which is insulting to our team who work hard to create the beautiful and exciting menu...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Housed in a very unobtrusive and unassuming address, one doesn't expect the surprises inside.... wait. So much fun and each course is so diverse in flavours, texture and presentation. The evening I was there, there were 10 wines paired with the accompanying 12 courses. Service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MOrfitt2014
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Good luck finding it, but once you do, prepare for a gastronomic amusement park ride. Perhaps eight dishes could also do the trick, perhaps some offerings don’t succeed every night, but the experience and tastebuds festival are in another league. Attentive wait staff, knowledgeable sommelier,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew O
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I love love love tasting menus. And this one is a huge one. 12 courses, about 5 hours at the table. The location is small and tables are close to each other, but the noise level is ok. The decode is extremely minimaliste, barely anything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank xtof44
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Everything has a tremendous amount of thought put into it. The service, the food, the delivery and timing, the textures and variety. It’s a really special experience for those that appreciate exploring high end cuisine.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank shantic2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Exceptional dishes from start to finish all delicately prepared, all small plates. Food generally outstanding! My pet peeves, too many plates not enough food especially main dishes. The entire “event spread out over 3.5 to 4 hours. Bring your Platinum credit card!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Len H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's different, it was a new experience. Fancy restaurant with great attention. I could repeat for sure, but it's expensive.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank alroca01
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Loved the experience. Very unique but very expensive. Butter in a toothpaste type tube. Nitrogen cooked desserts....lots of courses and great wine pairings.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Orleansfoodie96
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
Don’t believe so, ask your server as this is one of those things that might change, if enough patrons ask.
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
$52 - $60
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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