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Atelier - Ottawa

4.7
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Canadian
Atelier is a tasting menu restaurant in Ottawa serving 'New Canadian' cuisine based on hypermodern culinary technique and technology.

Atelier exclusively offers a 12-course tasting menu at the cost of $135 CAD per person with optional wine pairing at a cost of $100 CAD and half pairing for $65. A non-alcoholic pairing option is also available for $75 CAD

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 season of the Outdoor Garden Experience is now closed.

When reserving please make note of any dietary restrictions or allergies so our chefs may best prepare your experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1574 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience in Ottawa! Incredible food, service and unique atmosphere! Cocktails were also amazing! Matching wines is a must - such a great compliment to the meal.

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Nicole
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible experience. I will be back. We had a really quiet evening our servers were all so wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about this experience.

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MatthewC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, special and sophisticated. Delighted by the food and wine pairings. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience something special. Many thanks to Bernard and Eric for taking amazing care of us. We will definitely come back next time we’re in Ottawa

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KristenM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing 12 course dinner with wine pairing⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LaraD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Atelier - the food was incredible and our server, Winona, went out of her way to make our engagement dinner really special. We chose the outdoor (7-course) seating because of COVID, but can’t wait until we can go back to do the full 12-course experience. We also loved the local partnerships/sourcing of ingredients and really appreciated the way my life-threatening allergies were handled. A perfect evening!

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LindsayC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing, an experience and celebration of beautiful food!

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BrunoL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The best in Ottawa area. The service was excellent. Highly recommanded

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sophieC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food, the service, the place. It always is a great adventure for your papils.

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godbojo
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Apprécier d'avoir été servie dans ma langue. Bonne diversité dans les assiettes

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AlainO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for all of you foodie lovers! 12 course tasting menu with wine paiting reasonably priced and high quality!

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TanyaG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a unique experience. Love the exploration and flavour explosion of all the plates and paired wine

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JoeyW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is pricey but it is also an amazing memorable experience. Had the pairings with the meal (one wine the other has non alcoholic) and both were fantastic. Each plate was a piece of art and flavors were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Unreal. One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Every dish is a piece of art.

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Livinpink
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The 12-course service is a miss for me. It forces the meal to be expensive, which brings along expectations of being impressed by the food. 1 dish out of 12 was outstanding, about 3 were great and the others were good or okay. Nothing was bad, but it felt disappointing for the cost. I expected more. Plating & service are great. Decor is kind of bad, doesn’t fit with the cuisine and is not good looking (such as the heavy curtains and accent wall). Wish they would do a 6-course meal for half the price!

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AnniversaryDinner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We had a bug in our food. I did not appreciate the server trying to justify why it was on the food. Overall experience was ruined with the bug and how the server handled it. Certain dishes were excellent and many were just ok.

Atelier - Ottawa
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner and for your feedback. We try to keep our garden as insect-free as possible, however with some dinner tables set right in the garden, it was unfortunately beyond our control that a small insect landed on a plate. We would always be happy to immediately re-do a new plate in the event this happens. Please accept our deep regrets that this ruined your evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous avons passé un excellent moment à l’Atelier. Nous avions choisi le menu 12 plats. Tout était excellent, les goûts braiments délicats et surprenants. Pour notre appétit, les quantités étaient largement suffisantes. Vraiment un endroit où aller absolument pour vivre une vraie expérience gastronomique.
Le cadre reste très sobre et moderne, en noir et blanc. Peut-être que cela mériterait un peu plus de deco pour une ambiance plus chaleureuse ?

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DanH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Atelier and I had no idea what to expect. In fact I was slightly daunted about the set menu not knowing what the food would be. from the outside the building looks very nondescript, like a loft and is a little out of the way. Once we were seated on the rooftop terrace I was completely impressed. Every dish was outstanding and the wine pairings blew me away. You will

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CatherineG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the food and the service is excellent. The setting in the garden is really simple, expect a close contact with nature.

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JElly
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for my anniversary with my husband. It was a wonderful experience - I highly recommend to anyone who is curious and has a sense of adventure. The food and service were impeccable.

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JoeyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best tasting menus in Canada. Nondescript location, very quiet so you can enjoy conversation. High price but worth it for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom for a special dinner experience.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atelier was a true dining experience. We loved the stories behind the food and the wine pairings. The service was incredible - organized and lovely. The sommelier is knowledgeable and fun and the pairings were fantastic. We stayed for 4 hours and didn’t want to leave. Although 12 courses seems like a lot the portion sizes and the time in between the courses made it so that you weren’t over full and we left comfortable. For the experience, the price is reasonable. We just loved this amazing culinary experience and cannot wait to come again.

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NicoleC
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our chef, server, and sommelier! We had such a wonderful evening that was the highlight of our vacation.

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AndrewA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

the different courses were good ,plates were nicely designed.
servers explained every dish clearly.
wine pairing was delightful.
the ambience was disappointing ,it could have been more exciting and elegant.

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MimiD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most amazing dining experience I have ever had. Every bite was a party in my mouth and the wine pairing was right on point! Highly recommend! I had the vegetarian option which I found to be wonderful. Did not disappoint.

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PhilS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was amazing as usual and in particular accommodating my eldest who is a vegetarian and the rest of us who are lactose intolerant. Only complaint is that having invited my daughters (12 and 14) for their mom's bday, the fact the dinner took from 6:00 pm. until well after 11 pm was suboptimal. I actually said something when by 9 pm we had only received 4 courses - so as good as the food was - getting the 10th course considered the main at 10:30 made it less than appealing cause it had simply taken too long - even for the adults.

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LorraineM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful gastronomical experience. So many flavours and items I have never eaten. Beautiful to look at, and the artwork of the plating explains why there is no art on the walls. It is all on the plate in front of you!

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PhilipH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic taster experience, second time we have been and 2 totally different menus. Amazing

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vipJohnW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. They called ahead in the afternoon to confirm the appointment. Our server is good. Because it is a tasting menu, the service is expected to be slower than usual which was the case. We had booked for outdoor seating but it is really the backyard of a cute little house next to a parking lot, so don't expect a fancy patio. Over we did not go with the wine pairing so cannot comment. Overall, a great experience with decent value.

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MicheMac
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every aspect of our experience at Atelier was amazing! The service was exceptional, and the food was perfect. They took our preferences into account and substituted those items that we were not able to eat or that we simply didn't want to eat. We'll definitely go back for our next special occasion!

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Bree
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, wine, all around experience!

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Brigittemm
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 12 course tasting menu. It was a special treat, and yes, it was expensive. But we enjoyed every course. After 9 courses, I was reaching my limit (not my husband), but the last 2 sweet courses got me back on board. 3 full hours of dining: one exciting dish after another plated in a stunning way with very attentive service - certainly something we will not forget any time soon.

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AmandaN
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words cannot describe how incredibly amazing this dining experience was. Do not hesitate to take yourself and a loved one to Atelier.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Très belle soirée que nous avons passé. Surtout ne vous fier pas aux apparences.😃

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YuenJ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the most innovative, best restaurant in Canada.
Each dish was constructed with local flavours and extreme attention to detail and respect for products.
An exceptional table.

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NicolasD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with excellent service. Will return for sure

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fabiennel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best dining experience in Ottawa. food was amazing (best lamb I've ever had) and alcohol free pairing was interesting.

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Gegeflo
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service par Nicolas , et par Bernardo sommelier. Sur la terrasse, très privé!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great place to celebrate birthdays. Food was amazing. Service was great. Definitely a must try for anyone who is a foodie

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is excellent. The waiter, sommelier and even the other waiter who kind of just served us water were super nice. The wine pairings were very good. Only one of the twelve were not to our tastes, which is amazing given the variety. As for the food, I would say 3 / 12 courses were great, 6/12 were good and 3 /12 fell flat. Not that anything was bad, but it is worth checking the menu ahead of time to make sure there aren’t several courses that are either bland to your tastes or something you know few places can get really good, like a course with cherry tomatoes as the focus, which we found bland. The chocolate dish had a really good variety or flavours and the soft shell crab was perfect in our opinion. You can see the effort that is put in to making these dishes and the presentation was very good. For two with wine, the total was over $500, so make sure you know that going in, which we did so not an issue. We look forward to seeing how the menu changes and maybe having another go in a few months or maybe early next year. Again, superb service, really good wines and the food is overall very good, just remember to go through the menu before going.

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Atelier - Ottawa is rated 4.7 stars by 1574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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