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

Atelier by Matt Jackson

4.8
4.8
252 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Sunday roast

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday roast.

What 252 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

252 Reviews
  1. MartyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. StuartS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. Colleen

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Rozing

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. lillian

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  15. 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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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  17. 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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a joy to be received and welcomed into the Atelier environment. We had a little trouble finding the entrance… very funny to watch us wandering a bit until someone guided us to the side door. Everything was perfect… but the wait for our meal. Our fault; we weren’t hungry enough to start with an appetizer. Bravo for the vision to bring a world-class establishment to Sidney👍☑️🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  19. OCDFoodee

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking to celebrate my husband's birthday and decided to give Atelier a try. For starters, we chose the pate which was very good. As a main, my husband had the lamb shank and I had the beef Wellington, Both dishes were delish! I'm normally am not able to finish my meal but this was not the case with my dinner at Atelier. It was scrumptious to the last bite. Ditto with my husband's meal. Our server Trish was very friendly. A nice touch was that we received a complimentary glass of bubbly in honor of the birthday boy. We would highly recommend this eatery and would definitely have dinner there again. Lucky to have Matt spin his culinary skills in Sidney.

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  20. Robert

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had recently had a wonderful evening at Atelier in Sidney. Service was outstanding as were the cocktails and meals. Wonderful presentation and everything was cooked to perfection. I’d heartily recommend Atelier to Foodies or to anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience.

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  21. TalkerTomT

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wxcellent, we will be back. Matt has great food industry credentials.

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  22. NitashaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service. Amazing value for the food. Interesting well rounded wine list. Had the Sunday roast experience. Food was fantastic and portions were extravagant. You could not find a bit priced dinner especially at this quality!

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  23. PaulaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous food & superb service. Great place to celebrate!

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  24. Sharshar

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has changed, so I was happy to try, my guests n I enjoyed our food and the martinis were made well. It does get loud as the night goes on so I eat early...the seating is kind close especially for the tables for 2.

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  25. travelinglady

    Jackson Hole

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu Great wine list Great service Classy neighborhood bistro vibe Great place to meet friends

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  26. CameronH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience! This is exactly what Sidney, and the whole Greater Victoria area was missing in my opinion. Upscale cuisine at great prices! Highly recommend the Director’s Cut Cab Sauv! Bravo! Cant wait to bring more friends here!

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  27. HarleyW

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious ,fine quality, good presentation, friendly servers. The delivery of our order was slow, and we could not eat and the your 1 1/2 hours as requested in the Open Table online reservations. We needed to be there for 2 hours.

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  28. SheilaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and a pleasant ambience. Would definitely go again. Great restaurant for Sidney

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  29. DianeH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu selection and excellent food. Outstanding wine list for a small intimate restaurant. You're missing out if you don't dine at Atelier by Matt Jackson.

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  30. Howard

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal - food was superb and service was friendly and excellent. It was a quiet night at the restaurant - on a previous visit we found it rather noisy, but on the recent visit it was quiet.

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  31. nickh

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and experience we will be back for sure!

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  32. LauraP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant environment, lovely food! Well worth a visit.

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  33. FionaF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious and full of flavour. Matt Jackson is a highly trained chef and it shows in the presentation and quality of the food he serves. This is a hidden gem in Sidney, BC and should not be passed up if you're looking for a top quality place to eat. The beet and goat cheese tart is amazing and the braised lamb shank was fall off the bone perfect! We will be going back and taking friends and family along.

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  34. KarenMc

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. Already planning our next visit. Service was excellent and friendly!

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  35. GeorgeW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to the restaurant. We enjoyed the food and service and will definitely be returning in the future.

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  36. PhilipD

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Atelier always hits the mark. Our New Years Eve meal was outstanding and we enjoyed all 5 courses. The staff Atelier made for an excellent way to see out 2023 and celebrate 2024.

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  37. SheilaC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch experience... with upscale food choices even at lunch - the salmon was cooked to absolute perfection sitting atop a tasty chick pea mixture - and a cozy and quiet space to enjoy it. Service was fantastic!

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  38. HorstS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OVERALL QUITE ENJOYABLE. EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE.

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  39. LyndaW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Matt. We had a excellent time at your restaurant .

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  40. LeeN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with our dining experience here. Only negatives were the cocktails and the dessert. They could have been better.

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FAQs

Atelier by Matt Jackson is rated 4.8 stars by 252 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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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