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Atelier - Ottawa

4.8
4.8
1561 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Atelier is a tasting menu restaurant in Ottawa serving 'New Canadian' cuisine based on hypermodern culinary techniques and technology.

We exclusively offer a 44-course interactive tasting menu experience at a cost of $225 per guest. Pairing options are also available: Full Wine Pairing - $175, Half Wine Pairing - $125, Bespoke Wine Pairing - $300, Cocktail Pairing - $150 & Placebo Pairing - $100. *Pricing quoted is per guest

Please budget for a dining time of around 4 hours (approx. 10 courses per hour). Smartphones highly encouraged to take full advantage of our unique concept.

It is imperative when reserving to make note of any and all allergies, sensitivities, dislikes and/or preferences. Please be as detailed as possible so our kitchen may best prepare your experience.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 321-3537

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Marc Lepine

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Carling

  • Parking Details

    Parking free on local streets after 5:30 PM Monday - Friday. Free street parking Saturday and Sunday. A public lot is available for parking beside Atelier, cost will vary depending on time of day.

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom

What 1,561 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Restaurant in Ottawa!!
  2. AH

    AnnickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Une expérience culinaire hors du commun, des produits originaux, des présentations à couper le souffle, un concept bien pensé et un serveur sympathique et francophone! Une belle attention de se faire accueillir dans la langue de notre choix à l'arrivée. Chapeaux bas au chef, à Cameron qui connaissait ses produits sur le bout de ses doigts et qui semblait s'amuser a nous émerveiller. Une soirée parfaite! Merci!!
  3. AG

    AlexandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellente expérience! Autant au niveau nourriture que le service. Merci à Nick pour le service impeccable et merci à toute l'équipe de l'Atelier pour cette belle aventure culinaire!
  4. LR

    LauraR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second experience at Atelier in 10 years. It truly is outstanding. Beautifully presented. Exceptionally delicious morsels. Treat yourself or someone you love to Marc Lépine and his chefs’ culinary wizardry. A four hour dining experience that seems to sail by and also feels like time has stood still all at the same time What a treat!!
  5. FC

    FoodieCat

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This unique dining experience is expensive, but the creativity of the chefs makes this culinary adventure worth it. To be honest, 44 dishes over 4 hours was a bit too much for my table of quiet introverts, but it’s an occasion we will remember and still be talking about years from now. It was a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday.
  6. M

    Massdefchef

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been wanting to visit Atelier for years and so glad I was able to attend their incredible and entertaining food and drink experience. One of the best experiences I have ever enjoyed.
  7. MG

    MichelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best culinary and gastronomic experience in my life. We truly enjoyed the discovery and exploration of tastes, textures, flavours, spices of every single of the 44-servings. The wine pairing was excellent The service was outstanding with a very high attention to details. all the staff was extremely friendly and always open to provide explanations and answering any question we had. We will definitely come back for further discoveries and culinary adventures
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent! Great experience as usual
  9. NO

    NewtoOttawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well done on a truly exceptional experience the food, service and atmosphere were memorable.
  10. SC

    SarinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, incredible food, unforgettable experience!
  11. KD

    KatherineD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience! The food was incredible from presentation to taste and the wines paired also spectacular! We had so much fun and the staff were kind and patient and really made the experience a success. The chef and his team made special plates with phenomenal flavors and surprises. 100% recommended for a special night!
  12. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have the funds, the full tasting course with the wine and cocktail pairing makes for an incredible experience. What a wonderful night out.
  13. SJ

    SarahJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a lot of fun at Atelier. The food was awesome and so was the service. We were delighted that the kitchen accommodated our allergies and food preferences. We also enjoyed the music playlist. This is the only restaurant in Ottawa where you can have this unique dining experience. Everyone should go at least once. The only reason we won't go back often is the length of time (4 hours). We now work from home and sit all day and have young kids at home, so sitting at a restaurant for another 4 hours is just too long for us. Would love two seating options (4 hours or 2.5 hours). The other thing we didn't care for was the plastic tables with QR codes to scan. We didn't find that it enhanced the experience and actually cheapened it. Ottawa has some really great restaurants now with great interior design. This restaurant is black and white with very little visual interest and not very 'cool' or romantic. I guess that's on purpose to focus on the food and experience? However, we did have a great time and it was very unique and fun.
  14. R

    Remi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time tasting various dishes and wines.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience!
  16. BS

    BenS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal experience. Had the bespoke pairing with my friend and we were both blown away. Out of the 44 dishes there was only one where the flavour wasn't uo my alley but I could appreciate it for what it was. Highly recommend if you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellente expérience!
  18. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very well thought out 44 course menu…though, I honestly have nothing similar to this experience to compare with. The only thing I’m reminded of is when I dined at the in-house restaurant at the Four Seasons in Tokyo (Marunouchi) almost 20 years ago, which I would consider to be the finest meal I’ve ever eaten. Atelier is what I hope every restaurant would aspire to be. In Ottawa for haute cuisine, Atelier is unmatched. Worthy of a visit by the Michelin folks, and can easily go head to head with the best in Toronto who are first up for the award. Atelier shouldn’t exist in Ottawa, but somehow…it does. Highly recommended.
  19. EV

    EmilyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time. Amazing experience! Food and entertainment was magical! Thank you!!
  20. ZD

    ZenD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we were at the table for a little over five hours, it certainly didn't feel like that much time had gone by. Part of the reason was the staff: perfectly attentive without being over-present. Of course, the food itself was exceptional - the Chef clearly operates at a level very few establishments achieve. What was surprising though - and contributed enormously to our enjoyment of the evening, was how the Chef, the Sommelier, and indeed the staff crafted a meal that was truly interactive in every sense of the word. From the scanning to discover more about the various dishes, to the detective work involved in some of the dishes, and of course any opportunity to play with liquid nitrogen is something not to be missed. Simply put, Atelier is one of the best restaurants in the country because they get it all perfectly right: the food, the wine, the staff, the team in the kitchen, and of course the fun!
  21. Z

    Zadir

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful experience that entices many senses and tickles your curiosity! Fantastic outing to celebrate a special event!
  22. A

    Alau

    Toronto

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Atelier was one of the restaurants that my husband and I wanted to come. Since we were coming to Ottawa with some friends for a vacation, we definitely had to come. Even better was that Atelier had recently changed their menu style to a 44 course blind tasting menu. The menu was very interesting and thought out. Nick our waiter was very impressed. He definitely gave us all a pleasant evening. My favorites were the pork belly, soft shell crab, elk, tuna. Too many to name, but definitely will recommend whoever will come to Ottawa!
  23. NG

    NGas

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience1
    The restaurant is outdated and run down. It was extremely expensive for the meal and wine pairing. About $1000 for my partner and I. The food was mediocre. It was fun to try lots of different things and they were beautifully presented. But the wine pairing did not match the food well and there was no palette cleanser in between. They have not enforced their dress code. People dressed in casual clothes. The atmosphere of the place was pathetic. Really took away from the 4 hour dining experience. The menu is chaotic with no plan to the sequence of eating. The QR code table concept is weird and not robust. It did not add to the experience. The staff and service was excellent though. That is not in need of improvement. But the food is very mediocre and the price is outrageous. I would never recommend this place to anyone. And I will never revisit this establishment.
  24. L

    Lily

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    A magical, unforgettable and luxurious experience. Our server and our drink connoisseur were both very knowledgable and friendly.
  25. E

    Eternity

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious. The restaurant accommodated our “no spicy” request. I liked the QR codes interactive experience.
  26. S

    Sooshi88

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Came with three friends for an extraordinary culinary experience and we were not disappointed. The food and service was excellent and the only area we could see for improvement is the ambiance of the room that we were seated which was somewhat sterile and cold.
  27. NW

    NadiaW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an awesome experience. The food was outstanding. The staff made the experience so enjoyable, our server was just amazing. I would highly recommend atelier to all my friends
  28. KW

    KrisW

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Such a great experience
  29. DM

    DanielM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Our server was great! We had an amazing evening.
  30. CG

    CindyG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience! Every dish was like a work of art and tastes that were truly mind blowing. A truly interactive culinary evening.
  31. CG

    CarolG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very memorable meal. All the dishes were amazing and delicious.
  32. NI

    NoIsaiah

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Only go to on special occasions. Unique dinning experience.
  33. AC

    ACRC

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great culinary experience including cocktails and wine tasting!!!!!! Must try
  34. JS

    JenS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Delicious food, very interactive, and amazing server. Highly recommend.
  35. 1

    1234

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, waitress answered all our questions and vast very knowledgeable. Sommelier was great. Food was outstanding. Only downfall was we were the first table sat and started but finished the same time as many tables sat after us as there was some lags in between course. Definitely found some new favorites.
  36. IA

    IfedayoA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what a wonderful experience. The staff were extremely accommodating, I had requested a rose to be put on the table to surprise my partner for her birthday and they did (free of charge)! Absolutely amazing, Norine was our server and she brought a brilliant energy to our experience. There was a small hiccup with one of our dishes and the staff promptly replaced it AND covered our drinks for the evening. This place is a once in a lifetime experience and we will be sure to tell all our friends and family what a wonderful time we had. 10/10!!
  37. KR

    KyleR

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were incredible they definitely work hard and know their stuff. Best dining experience we've ever had!
  38. GE

    GuntaE

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best culinary experience ever! Unique, creative dishes that everyone at our table loved. Service was exceptional and we had a nice quiet table on the main level. Thank you for sharing the exceptional molecular gastronomic experience yesterday evening. Our table of 4 were blown away with your culinary imagination and presentation.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Atelier was an amazing experience — the courses were reasonably spread out over 5 flights, with enough time to enjoy each course without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. Some courses really wow’d us (the soft-shell crab, the elk, and puff pastry come to mind), while others were good but nothing special (the pasta and 2066 dishes were pretty underwhelming). Luckily, there were way more of the wow dishes in the 44-courses we got, especially in the 12-course dessert flight at the end. The 2 interactive courses midway through with the nitro noodles and the balloon were amazing additions too. If Atelier is looking to perfect their experience, I’d recommend cutting it down to 20-30 more developed courses — the idea they’re working with here is amazing, I think it could just be further refined for a 10/10 dining experience. Aside from the food, the service here might be the best I’ve ever seen, everyone is friendly and knowledgeable, making the overall space really welcoming and even more fun. Overall a 9/10 experience for me, I’ll make sure to come again for the next menu they put out.
  40. JH

    JonathanH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Loved the atmosphere. Great staff! Wonderful food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Atelier - Ottawa is rated 4.8 stars by 1561 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 9 times today
Google Map for Atelier - Ottawa

540 Rochester Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Carling

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking free on local streets after 5:30 PM Monday - Friday. Free street parking Saturday and Sunday. A public lot is available for parking beside Atelier, cost will vary depending on time of day.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Marc Lepine

  • Additional

    Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom

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