Atelier - Ottawa
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.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations for tables of 5 or more must be made by phone.
A public lot is available for parking beside Atelier, cost will vary depending on time of day. $3.00 for after 6PM.
Loved our dinner! The sommelier was really great too :)
Wonderful place, lovely service, amazing food both for the eyes and the palate. It takes 3 1/2 hours! The only complaint is that the venison was too tough. The other 11 courses were perfect.
Atelier is an amazing food experience. Every course was an event. This is not a regular restaurant- it is a unique and creative food experience
I booked the restaurant after seeing it featured as one of the top 100 in Canada, which it lived up to. We where three for a little over 3 hours, and you might say - that long. While - 12 servings takes a while, and we went with wine pairing, which was great. We were not rushed, and the evening did not drag. All in all it was a great meal(s), with some very nice wine. This is definitely a place for a special evening or celebration, and for those willing to taste a variety of food served in many different ways. A great night.
Impressive meals presentation and wine pairing recommendations. We had a fabulous evening!
This was a dining experience unique to Ottawa. The service was oustanding (Alison) and I loved the way the Sommelier described the wines (Bernard). Not all the food was a hit with us but most of it was and we appreciated the creativity and the interesting flavour combinations.
Our second time there both times for special birthdays. A memorable night both times.
Very interesting concept. Really enjoyed my meals at atelier. I will definitely be back!
Overall good experience. Interesting dishes.
Few dishes were not actually prepared as finish product when served but waiter did apologize for this. Typically this would not matter but when paying north of 300$ expect more of the product.
Amazing dinner in a very elegant setting. Would recommend for special occasions.
Great experience!! I look forward to our next visit at Atelier!
Amazing food! The twelve coarse are just finominal. I can't imagine the prep that goes into this place. Always treated great here.
Exceptional service and exciting food.
My wife and I recently had an anniversary dinner at Atelier. The food was very good, but did not feel as good as our first visit a couple of years ago. A couple of the dishes underwhelmed. For example, one course was a basic salad comprised of a few cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cubes of feta cheese and some basil with olive oil. I appreciate the attempt to highlight simple ingredients that are in season, but this was not a dish one would expect from Atelier. Other dishes definitely did shine. In particular, the dish with garlic scapes was spectacular.
This restaurant is still definitely the best at elevating ingredients but we felt that this time around the dishes lacked some of the more uncommon/exotic ingredients we've seen in the past (e.g. truffle, sea urchin, bone marrow..).
We sat on the second floor on the bench along the right hand side of the room. Although the room itself is very nice, we were too close to the people beside us and we could hear their conversations and vice versa. That was a bit annoying especially given the length of the dinner. If Atelier removes only one of the tables along the bench, it would be enough to give the privacy the diners expect.
The desserts were excellent, especially the cherries based one.
As a general remark, I appreciate the concept of the restaurant is a 12 course blind tasting menu, but I feel that each course is so small, and with many components, that it's sometimes hard to appreciate the flavours in the 2 bites that is each course. I think it would be a better experience with two or three less courses, but with each course being bigger.
While the food was very creative it felt that the protein dishes were skimped on in terms of amount. We have gone to some of the best tasting menues in the country and while portions are always expected to be small. Usually the protein dishes tend to be more filling. The indoor ambience also needs a face lift.
This was my 4th time dining here, but the first time in 6 years. They haven't lost their touch! Still an incredible creative gem and outstanding value. World class in terms of food, presentation, and service. I can scarcely believe it's in Ottawa. Always worth a visit!
Very creative menu, food was visually stimulating and tastes just as good
Went for our anniversary, everything was amazing! Great experience!
Took my dad and sister out for a special dinner, had an amazing experience. Food was absolutely superb. My waiter was fantastic, provided a great description of the blind 12-course tasting menu that we had with an optional wine pairing. Very accomadable with any food allergies or strong dislikes. 3 and a 1/2 hours of pure modern fine dining. Service couldn’t of been better, everyone was friendly, accommodating and we never needed to ask for a refill. You could taste just about every ingredient in each dish, all with a different creative touch/aspect to it. My favourite was the pork shoulder- absolutely fanominal! But not so much with the crab and horseradish soup, most likely just an acquired taste. Dessert was a lovely great way to end our meal. Definitely worth the price and would come back again when new dishes are created.
This was one of the most unique experiences I’ve had. The food was beautiful, I almost didn’t want to touch it. All the dishes tasted fantastic and had fresh and different ingredients. The waitress and sommelier were amazing and so knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend this place for people who love good food and wine and people who appreciate exceptional cuisine.
Never come here. It’s a huge gimmick. The food is horrible and they try to do things to make it seem desirable like put it in a terrarium or call it “shattered broccoli”. The staff are pretentious and embarrassing. Do not recommend.
As always, it did not disappoint. The food is pure theatre with modern design and wonderful tastes. Been here half a dozen or so times in last few years and have never been dissatisfied in any way. Class act..
Fantastic experience. So much creativity in the courses. A number of foods I had never tried. The molecular gastronomy approach was a treat, had seen plenty on television but never tasted. Wine pairings were quite enjoyable. Even though I don't normally drink much white, highly recommend the paired wine option. Small, quaint dining room.
Très bonne expérience !
Nous reviendrons !
Went to celebrate a birthday, and the experience was awesome. Highly recommend getting the wine pairing because it adds a lot to the meal, and the wines that are served are not only expensive, high-quality wines, but also accompany the dishes perfectly!
Few dishes were good but some were very missed. Especially the `new` dish they brought with sablefish. It was sous vide with plankton and other that I forgot but it was too fishy and unable to be consumed so I took a bite and did not eat after.
Overall good experience, but only will visit in every 5 years to renew my gastronomy experience.
I had a nice dinner with my son who is 11 years old. He enjoys the food so much and ate everything. The only thing is the portion is a little small and he could have eaten more.
But overall, AMAZING
An expensive evening but worth it!
Great food with interesting artistic flair!
Fun concept if you like the adventure of trying combination of flavors and a nice evening with great company. However, 12 courses is a bit much and as a result the portions so small that it is hard to register when something taste good - it is all over too quickly. A range of 6 to 8 dishes would be better. The wine pairing adds a lot to the experience, almost a must do, and the service is excellent. Great somelier!
The blind menu is an experience and so much fun. Everything was delicious. Great attention to detail. Really enjoyed every single bite. The sommelier picked the perfect wine to go with the entire meal. Thanks Atelier for a wonderful birthday! The restaurant even printed a commemorative birthday menu signed by the whole team! Wonderful experience.
Food presentation was excellent, though the taste was good not amazing. Overall, not worth the price
Thw whole experience was amazing - both food and service. They made you feel like this is happening only for you.
Second visit to Atelier, cannot wait for the third visit.
It’s was great as usual
As usual the food was amazing as was the service. The special food request was accommodated without fuss. Always an amazing.culinary experience. Thank you
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
Atelier is fantastic. It is more an art exhibit than a meal, with each dish a masterpiece to enjoy.
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.