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Smoked Salmon Belly - Atelier by Matt Jackson, Sidney, BC

Atelier by Matt Jackson

4.7
4.7
275 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
Atelier by Matt Jackson | Elevated Dining In Sidney.

Marrying approachable elegance with hand-crafted cocktails, a global wine list, and an evocative dining experience, Atelier features French-inspired cuisine informed by the fresh and hyper-local ingredients of the Saanich Peninsula and surrounding areas.

We are fortunate on Vancouver Island to have some of the most incredible organic and local producers in the country and access to some of the world’s best fish and seafood. At Atelier, we draw inspiration from our local producers, fisherman, and farmers to serve you the freshest ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 818-1845
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Sidney
  • Cross Street
    Fifth and Beacon
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    B.C Transit offers stops and pick-ups throughout Sidney B.C. Please visit B.C. Transit for the most convienent locations near us.
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

275 Reviews
  1. Hawaii14

    Edmonton

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef had gave his staff time off for the long weekend. He had help for the kitchen but undertook the rest of the restaurant himself. He waited tables, prepared drinks and basically was the entire front end staff. The food was very good but the only complaint was the frites came out lukewarm warm. Other than that an excellent meal.

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  2. CarolS

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took Mom for an extra Mother’s Day dinner, her choice of restaurant - Atelier. Matt greeted us warmly at the door and we enjoyed a quiet early tapas-style dinner of devine gougeres, halibut, steak, asparagus and frites with wine, finished with a lovely lemon tart and coffee. The smooth jazz vibe and amazing service made it all the more special. Try their Smoke and Rum cocktail!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All in all our first visit was a success. Only suggestion is that for the pickier customers, perhaps filet magnon would be a better cut, and a nice vegetarian option. Otherwise, we are definitely coming back. Service was a bit slow but as only one server it was understandable in an atmosphere where you don’t want to be rushed through the meal.

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  4. JacquelineK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Matt is wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant ambiance is nice and the service and cocktails were lovely. The food though was meh.

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  6. DrSkywalker

    Vancouver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, and as usual, an absolute delight. High quality food brilliantly prepared.

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  7. ChrisS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was superb. We shared the halibut ceviche. My husband had the salmon nicoise and I, the lamb. All were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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  8. ErinD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent! The cocktails were also incredible! Great atmosphere! Will try again! Thanks

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  9. BevA

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We put in a request fir chsteabriand which was no longer on menu It was nice of him to bring it in for us and it was excellent. Meat was beyond tender The price was a shock whe we got the bill We were expecting it to be the same as when it had been on menu but it was almost double

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  10. ChrisDeBurg

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Chef for the amazing experience. We’ll be back very soon. The halibut ceviche & beef tartare was phenomenal. Thanks again for the amaro tasting. Cheers

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  11. DanielleP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food and drinks. Matt does a great job

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  12. Marsh

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little gem of a place in Sidney. We had the rack of lamb and halibut as our main course. Both were delicious. The little puffy cheese balls were great too! A really intimate place with kind and attentive staff. Look forward to returning here soon. Sidney/North Saanich is a great place for a date night!

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  13. MicheleB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night with friends at atilier. Food was amazing and the setting great. We will be back regularly.

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  14. SarahJ

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal and friendly, welcoming service. Best Clam Chowder on the Island and the Halibut and Rockfish were both beautiful plates with amazing flavours. We can't wait to work our way through the Spring/Summer menu at Atelier.

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  15. DonaldJ

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just had an exceptional meal, green salad 9/10, sea bass 10/10. Excellent attentive service and good wine list. We will be back often. Try it you won’t be disappointed. D & R

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  16. lillian

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The spring menu has new offerings like Salmon salad nicoise which was fresh, perfectly done and a nice combo - green beans, tomatoes, wee potatoes, greens, eggs and delicious vinaigrette.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service in a jewel box of a restaurant

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  18. Yelper

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, as was the service. It's a small restaurant which means it can be noisy when busy.

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  19. Robert

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience were awesome. As was our meal: which was delicious and well presented . Great cocktails and wine, too. Highly recommend Atelier.

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  20. Hawaii14

    Edmonton

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and the staff was awesome. My fish was cooked perfect and the potatoes favour was outstanding.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three friends gathered for a Sunday Roast dinner, one had food restrictions. Every effort was made to accommodate the food restrictions. The roast dinner offered a fish option which was wonderful for one guest. The meat choice was exquisite. What a lovely evening we had. All but one table was occupied and we did not find the environment loud. We had an opportunity to talk with the owner as we ate our dessert. We loved the open, friendly chat! Thank you.

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  22. LKCanada

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Sunday Roast dinner - could have been much better

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  23. Stan

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely great meal and enjoyable experience. Compliments to Atelier…

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  24. MartyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After enjoying complementary glasses of champagne to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we had a fabulous meal and the service was excellent! Will be returning in the near future.

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  25. StuartS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely. I had the lamb shank, my husband had the coq au vin….both were melt in your mouth tender. Highly recommend. Only thing that would improve it would be wider selection of wine by the glass. Service superb and catered to my gluten free requirements well. Nice atmosphere, glad to have a top quality restaurant in Sidney.

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  26. Colleen

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and our expectations were exceeded!! Everything was amazing from the intimate fine dining ambiance, exceptional service (Zoe) and outstanding food. We enjoyed the baked brie to start then the lamb shank and coq au vin and blown away with the intense flavours dancing in our mouths. There are options to add ‘sides’ to your main course, that will bring the entree price somewhat higher (you have to decide how hungry you are). ….also because was a special occasion (noted in our open table reservation)…we were surprised each with a complimentary ‘beverage’ …. WHAT a lovely touch!! There is no doubt we will be returning to this dining GEM!!!

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  27. Fleur

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleased to introduce two visiting family members to Atelier last night. From the warm reception from our server, to the quiet candlelit ambiance, to the creative and wide-ranging menu…our experience was optimal! Our entrees were creative, comforting and delicious and perfect for the drizzly evening. We were pleased to have Chef Matt deliver our meals to the table himself. Such a warm & welcoming experience! Our guests were most impressed too! We’ll be back!!

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  28. Marty

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautifully prepared, very tasty. The soup was hot, just how we like it! And the service was terrific!

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  29. JackP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner with excellent service. We definitely will come back in the near future.

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  30. Lauren

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner. My husbands steak could have been cooked a bit less. His fries were amazing! My Wellington had a bit of undercooked dough on the bottom but the beef was cooked perfectly. Cocktails were so good! Get the tequila punch! Chocolate mouse dessert was light and tasty! Our server was fantastic! Can’t wait to come back!

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  31. JenD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed our first dining experience at Atelier. We will definitely be back! The food was fantastic (salmon & pork) and the service was excellent. We found it very hot in the restaurant last night but every once in awhile, the door would open and provide some lovely cool, fresh air. We will certainly spread the word about this wonderful addition to Sidney. We will return soon with friends and family!

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  32. BarryY

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining and very much looked forward to it. We were in on Sunday Feb 18. My wife had the salmon and asked for it well done. It came almost raw and not edible. I had the beef and ordered well done. Shoe leather. Our friend ordered his beef rare and it came that way but difficult to chew. All the vegetables were burnt. Deserts were runny, unappealing and not very good. I never give reviews but couldn’t help responding to your request. I was hoping we had found a new restaurant to enjoy in Sidney but I’m afraid we won’t return. I apologize for this review but you asked. The salmon was reduced by $25 but certainly did not improve our experience

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  33. MikeC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was spectacular. Great flavours and the portions were good size. Was busy but the service was excellent and their was a great vibe there. Reminded me of the beautiful restaurants we dined in Paris!!

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  34. Rozing

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food the Chef really knows what he’s doing and delivers excellent French bistro food on every plate. Excellent value for money. We are looking forward to trying the roast dinners he makes on Sundays!

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  35. MargaretP

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had steak and frites which were hardly elevated - nice but not elevated. And lamb shank , rich , ok. A bit of green on the plate , nicer careful plating would help raise level. Tables very close together- hard to converse without being overheard both sides. If we return we would request a more private table , and choose something else for main.

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  36. Luke

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really loved the salmon! The carrot purée was one of the best “versions of a carrot” I’ve ever had👍🏼

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  37. lillian

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had DELICIOUS Steak and Frites with a side of buttered beet greens. All so excellent! Thank you!

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  38. AngelaE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and staff are super friendly and helpful.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and service despite being understaffed. Lovely date night in town.

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  40. LesC

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant experience! Great food, creative, generously portioned and perfectly prepared. Wonderful service from Zoe! Nice ambiance. And very reasonably priced!

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FAQs

Atelier by Matt Jackson is rated 4.7 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Atelier by Matt Jackson

9804 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 1X3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fifth and Beacon
  • Neighbourhood
    Sidney
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    B.C Transit offers stops and pick-ups throughout Sidney B.C. Please visit B.C. Transit for the most convienent locations near us.
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access
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