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For 2
Fri, 2/23
10:30 PM
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Booked 11 times today


1286 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Canadian
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Atelier is a tasting menu restaurant in Ottawa serving 'New Canadian' food based on hypermodern culinary technique and technology.

Atelier serves exclusively a 12-course tasting menu offered at $125 CAD per person. We offer a wine pairing to complement the menu for $75 CAD per person.

When reserving please make note of any dietary restrictions or allergies so our chefs may best prepare your experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary Canadian
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Hours of operation
Reservations for Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Reservations for tables of 5 or more must be made by phone.
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Phone number
(613) 321-3537
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marc Lepine
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Parking details
Parking is available for 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.
Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 1286 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very good service and plate presentation. In General the taste of the food was delicious. But for some dishes, I think the focus was too much on the presentation rather than on the flavours. Great overall experience just sometimes missed flavours

Mathais (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Atelier is fantastic. It is more an art exhibit than a meal, with each dish a masterpiece to enjoy.

ClauG (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had the best evening for my partner birthday. Carey was one of the best waiter we ever had in Ottawa. He was caring, attentive and knew every little details of each dish.
This isn’t a cheap restaurant but the value is great, we truly feel
Like it was a very fair price for the quality, the design of the dishes and using local products (which we know isn’t cheap).
The wine pairing is also worth it and is almost a no brainer due to the fact that every wine served and selected were of high quality.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had been wanting to come here for over a year and finally made it for a birthday. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the experience was divine. Would love to visit again!

LucilleO (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This was a true fine dining experience worthy of a special event. Unfortunately, i was expecting more from the food. It was without question very good, varied and very creatively presented in the most meticulous way but the tastes and flavours did not excite me or blow me away as I expected from this type of experience and for the cost.

HomIE (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It was great food and excellent service from the staff. The staff were all super friendly and knew the food well! I wished that the restaurant had more lights. I could hardly see my food, although it was delicious to the last bite. The lack of lights does make it a bit awkward at times. and the tables looked like they were bought at ikea and didn’t have any table cloths and the chairs were kind of hard to sit on. The lack of some decent furniture and lights is why I’m rating it 4/5.

vipMorticiab (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I have been able to check off a bucket list item. Went on a whim; thankfully there was a table available. The service was very good (server spoke a bit quiet but I figured it out) and the menu was beautifully presented, creative and a lot of fun. Both my friend and I love a good food 'experience', and this did not disappoint! I highly recommend an evening - there is no need to do anything else. The pairing were very well chosen, and not limited to only wine, nor are the wines standard. I was impressed to see a BC wine in the pairing.

If you have the opportunity to have an evening here; be prepared to enjoy yourself. I will most Definately be back the next time I am in Ottawa; especially becasue the menu is always evolving.


Steph (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good food and amazing service !! I would definitely recommended to friends and I will come again!

sachit (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Atelier on New Years is an absolute experience. We were treated to a massive 25 course meal, lasting 6 hours - right into the New Year. The food was unreal and every dish came out looking like art. Highlights included the carrot soup, the amazingly glazed ham slices, a helium-filled sugar balloon and the styrofoam cubes.

The service (Alisson and others) was impeccable and every dish was explained in great detail. We were even treated with complimentary champagne at midnight. We went with the wine-pairing which was thoroughly detailed out by Devon. While I can never tell the quality of the matchings, there were a few that became 10x better once taken with the matched food.

This was the perfect way to cap off a year of milestones for us and we couldn't haven't chosen a better place. This place is HIGHLY recommended for foodies. It's food and so much more of an experience.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was interesting and unusual. 13 small courses. We did the wine pairing as well which was very good. Service was fantastic and the waiter did a great job of introducing each course and the wine paired with it. Overall a nice meal for a special occasion but it was very very expensive ($450 for 2 all in). It was a unique experience and if thats what you are looking for I would recommend it. But the portions are small and if you are a big eater you wont be satisfied.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a very unique restaurant. The food were so creative, and the wine perfectly match with each dish. I had a great experience.

PatWood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

It was amazing, such a great night. All the twelve course were awesome, pairing with good drinks.

vipOpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

The menu is an experience to live once in your life. All the 12 services are very well presented, nice plates, lots of thinking in every dish. The problem that we found is that, beside 2 plates, it is not very tasty. The fodd is fade, not enough spices or herbs.. it doen't taste much. Squid without spices is rubber. there wa two excnelent plates (soft shell crab and pigeon).. the rest where not very good.

It is worth the try, it is like a laboratory of cuisine... but it is a $230/person testing night!!

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been wanting to go to Atelier for while and finally just went with my boyfriend and it was such a great experience and I will go again. The food was amazing and flavorful, very friendly staff (sorry I cant remeber their names, but we had two servers, a young women and young tall man) and great wine. I loved the extra touch that I had said I was going for our anniversary and they placed it on the menu for us at the end of the night and all the staff signed it. I thought it was such a thoughtful and unique way for us to finish the night. Thank you for a great evening.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Great experience!