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#7 of 2,172 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Canadian, International
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540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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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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!

Thank EagerBeaver_37
Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend took me there on Valentine's day. The experience was great, there's absolutely no doubt about that. The food was fantastic, creative, the presentation was amazing, great service. I couldn't find a fault if I wanted to, but... since it was Valentine's day and the demand was higher, the restaurant decided to squeeze more money out of it. Instead... More 

1 Thank Maria P
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever experienced. From the greeting at the front door to the complimentary birthday cupcake, this was a truly special evening. Gillan was the most attentive and respectful server who made every course enticing with his mouth watering descriptions. I am looking forward to returning and would highly recommend this one of a kind... More 

Thank Sherri W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The 12 course tasting menu is really an experience at Atelier. They don't tell you in advance what you're going to get so it's a fun way to be pleasantly surprised each time. Of course, the meal is mind-blowing. The flavours, presentation and innovation is top notch. The experience even starts with the reservation confirmation call a week prior asking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$53 - $61
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 Street, 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?