Atelier - Ottawa

4.9
1564 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
NOTE: As of September 22, 2021, all guests will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID

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 $150 per guest. Wine pairing options are also available: Full Pairing for $150 per guest and Half Pairing for $100 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.

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

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
What 1564 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to go to to l’Atelier. The ambiance, the service and the attention to detail with every course is always outstanding. We have been going to l’Atelier for all of our special events and we are never disappointed. The interactive menu was wonderful and every bite was delicious. A must for us in terms of celebrating at a special venue. Thank you for making our 30th date anniversary so special!

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Litsa
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing like this restaurant exists in Canada. 44 courses of pure art paired with wine that is beyond any expectations.

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JulienC
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible culinary experience! Highly recommended.

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MyriamB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really appreciated the thoughtfulness of serving us in French! Thank you!

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SuzieQ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall good experience…beautiful presentation! A fun thing to do for a special occasion.

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Andrew
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! So many flavours, it can be overwhelming, but it was all so tasty. Lots of good wine on the pairing too. I'll always consider Atelier for any special occasions worth celebrating.

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the 44 course tasting menu. The overall experience is fun and food was tasty. Marc Lepine is known for his molecular cooking style, so if you are more of a traditional burger and fries type person this is probably not your style of restaurant.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The service and food was just absolutely outstanding!

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Foodie1965
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Une expérience à vivre. Le souper pour 2 le plus dispendieux de notre vie (avec le "wine pairing" (814$ après pourboire) mais une aventure qui en a valu le coût et dont on se souviendra toute notre vie. Peu de bouchées wow pendant ces 3,5 heures sauf dans la séquence des desserts mais presque toutes des bouchées intrigantes. Ça fait 2 jours maintenant et je suis encore sous le choc de cette aventure culinaire. Il y un ou plusieurs génies "pas peureux" dans cette cuisine là. Bonnes découvertes !

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CoryC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service, top to bottom and the food is so inventive and delicious. I can't say enough good things about this place -- truly made my mother's visit special. Thanks again!

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BhaunaP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best food experience of my life! Every single course I had was delicious! Highly recommend!!!

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LCfoodComma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Loved the interactive dining experience and the flavours. I will definitely return.

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MicahG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect combination of innovation and wow but also incredibly delicious

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EliD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful culinary experience. Chef Lepine and his team have put together an adventure for their guests that cannot be matched. Bernard attended to us with perfection, making our celebration one to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible !!!!! The most amazing experience. Chef Lepine and his staff are masters of this art form.

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Robbie
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my partner and I's birthday, the food and service were amazing, the presentation was fun and engaging and it was overall a really lovely night!

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JonathanL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the food was exciting and the staff was really engaging. Highly recommend!

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BobJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a must to go
And share this experience with friends and loved ones!

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Delph
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever, worth every penny, this is not only dinner but an activity you’ll remember for a long time

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JulieP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience was beyond words. Atelier never ceases to reinvent itself and to surprise its clients. The 44-course meal was both innovative and delicious. Definitely one of Canada’s best restaurants!

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vipNakeeshaM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great and unique dining experience. Our food was just as delicious as it was pleasing to the eye. Our waiter was AMAZING! He was knowledgeable on the food and was great to chat with. He truly made our dining experience that much more elevated. The sommelier was also very knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to. If you’re in the Ottawa area it is definitely a great restaurant to check out.

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jacklar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was next level. We went with the full wine pairing and it was worth every penny!

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KimB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was absolutely mind blowing. The level of creativity and quality in both the food and wine pairings but also in the presentation was extraordinary. You are being invited to ‘play’ and ‘explore’ the food and wines in a way that we have never experienced.

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LazerReuben
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An Atelier dinner is a large (44 items) tasting menu of very small bites (lots of molecular gastronomy). The meal lasts about 3 hours, but the chairs are very comfortable. The presentation is excellent, many of the tastes are sublime, and the restaurant has added some charming and silly (not a bad thing) interactive elements, such as an edible helium balloon. Well worth the high price.

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LGMPS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our server’s first night and she was excellent. We had a series of appetizers and everything was fresh and thoughtfully prepared. Baklava was excellent - not too
sweet.

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GenevieveB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

J’ai adoré mon expérience culinaire ! Mes papilles gustatives sont encore surexcitées ! Je recommande fortement ! Pour les vrais foodies!

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Lily
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service. Highly knowledgeable staff. Totally unique experience. Wild flavour combinations. Amazing wine pairings. Everything was incredibly tasty.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delightfully different experience of foods I've never had before, in an experience like no other! Great fun, lovely wine and wonder service.

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BrysonL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very unique and interesting dining experience! Highly recommended for those who have 4-5 hours to spare and a few extra bucks to spend.

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As far as a culinary experience goes it is one of the best. My wife and I have been there several times and never been disappointed. It is worth every penny period. Keep up the good work!

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Waddy
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience! Creative dishes and we all had our own personal favourites. Went with my family and we enjoyed the surprise courses and interactive dishes. Be ready to spend 4-5 hours.

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WinnicentZ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atelier is definitely a great place for finding a fantastic dinner. The service there was absolutely wonderful and they will explain everything patiently. They have 44 different types of foods with innovations and creativities that would exceed your imagination. Recommend to everyone!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, this 44 mini sampling course dinner (for each of us) was mind boggling. I love Atelier and have been going every 5 years for many many years now and honestly have to say this new 44 sampling menu per person with wine pairing is the most amazing dining experience I have ever had anywhere. All the samplings made by Marc Lepine and his staff is so creative and tasteful. Each plate truly indulge our palates. The creation of using the QR codes on the table using communication devices to get more information on each serving was genius. Servers also took the time to describe each plate if you didn't use the QR codes or just wanted more details. This whole new dining experience incorporating technology in the mix is wonderful and really fun. It took us 5 hours to get through the entire dining experience and the entire 5 hours was a blast. Was totally worth the total cost paid out. I tip my hat to all the staff at Atelier.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the most flavouful and amazingly tasteful dinner I had in years. The service is impeccable. The whole experience is unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atelier was above and beyond what I expected. Each dish I had absolutely no idea what flavours to expect and each dish was better than the last. The staff were kind and very knowledgeable about the food and accompanying wines. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience if you have the chance to go!

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GabrieleC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very creative 44 course made up of small bites with some mystery food items to guess.

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MelissaR
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at atelier for their 44 course experience. It took us 5 hrs but we did take our time, others around us were there for less time. The food is elaborate and you get to taste a bit of every kind of food. Would highly recommend for celebrations, as it is quite an experience. We did the full wine pairing and it is about 10-1 ounce glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely first time experience, a large assortment of flavours.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only negative feedbakc is we were at the table from 7pm to 11:30pm. That was unexpected and felt out of our control. But amazing experience

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vipnycdiner66
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous eating experience on all levels.

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Atelier - Ottawa is rated 4.9 stars by 1564 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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