Atelier - Ottawa

4.8
1575 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 $180 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.

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 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 1575 people are saying
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Kimberly
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible. It was an amazing experience and we will definitely be back again.

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Hammond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really cool experience with some very tasty dishes. In my opinion, the food didn't quite match up with the price and what that money can get you at some other high-end restaurants. The service and attention to detail was exceptional.

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AnnieO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good and innovative experience. Will recommend 100%

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience! The 44-course meal was truly worth it. I enjoyed my self so much !

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axeman
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Menu was unique and most of the dishes were really delicious. A few too many desserts, there should have been 1 more round of mains. Overall excellent!

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was amazing!! food was wonderful. loved that it did not feel crowded.
Was overall a wonderful experience and we are looking forward to the new menu in January 2022!!!

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HB84
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atelier was amazing, the food was impeccable and the service was top notch. Really excellent experience and I would highly recommend it.

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I went to Atelier and we love to experience adventurous but delicious food and Atelier was just the perfect choice to celebrate our engagement, it was one of the kind experience. Everyone was so professional and the right amount of friendly and fun. Dishes were all exquisite! They were kind enough to sign our list of dishes & wines that we tasted. Atelier was heart warming and elegant. Excellent choice of wines, food Art and marvelous taste! Their interactive menu it's so unique! Thank you so much Atelier staff! See you next time :)

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sylviec
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

yes it is expensive but it’s worth the experience

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PierreL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A once une a lifetime, put of this world expérience !

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ArthurT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience ! Something unique and that you will remember forever ! The quality of the food and the service are perfect, those two combined are building an unforgettable experience.
If you are a foodie or just looking for anything fun to do in Ottawa this is the place right now.
The Wine pairings with the sommelier explanations are needed in my opinion to fully enjoy the experience.
Special thanks to Nour, Devin and Bernard for the outstanding night.
As a restaurant manager I strongly recommend Atelier :)

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PierreG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Une expérience de vie autant qu'une expérience culinaire, et une belle. Le souci du détail était évident. Finalement, nous avons été servis dans notre langue, en français, par un serveur franco-manitobain qui connaissait fort bien les plats.

It's expensive but totally worth the price. The creative process is outstanding.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We’ve been to and loved so many expensive 5 star restaurants and this is by far the worst in terms of value, taste and ambiance. Service was good but the value for the 44 course is not worth the money. There were probably 2 good tasting treats. The rest was questionable. They could do so much better with the cheap / cold ambiance. The experience is all it is and it ain’t worth more than 40$ at best. Lighting way too bright at some tables. Had a couple of wines but overall I’ve never felt so robbed. 500$+ bill for 2 lol. Dessert was good though, definitely the best part. Never going back there again. If that’s what you call rich people food, then I’d rather be broke because we ate way better for less. This is a 2 star, at best Resto.

Atelier - Ottawa
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hello Edouard, your behaviour was very performative & garrulous. I'm questioning why I allowed my staff to endure the readily displayed rudeness, entitlement & abuse. As I'm sure you've experienced in your acting career, not all productions are palatable. This one certainly was not. While you will not be returning, rest assured we would not have allowed it anyway. Furthermore, we will not reimburse per your request as buyer's remorse & arrogance are non-refundable. Regards, Bernard Joseph - GM

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VanessaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always. We loved the 44 courses! We can’t wait to be back!!

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AndreS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service - Great Food - Great drinks - Great Experience

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RoulyGatineau
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous sommes des habitués de longue date mais première expérience avec le 44 services. C'est toujours un repas spectacle , une expérience et c'est ce qu'on recherche !

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SeanC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This would have been a 5 star review were it not for the fact that one course required people to watch a video on how to put it together so at random times throughout the meal we were trying to enjoy there were screeching cell phones going off constantly as people turned the volume way up to watch the minute long (or longer?) video. We just turned the volume off and read the subtitles but most people didn't. The video should have the audio stripped from it and just rely on the subtitles. We paid $500 for the meal (2 people, 2 drinks each + tip) and really would have enjoyed it a lot more if we could have just been listening to the awesome music selection the restaurant used and our conversation. It actually ruined the experience for us and we rushed out of there as soon as we paid our bill. If I'm paying that much money for an amazing meal the last thing I want is to hear videos playing on people's phones.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron, our server was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. He added significantly to our overall dining experience. At the conclusion of our Anniversary evening, I requested, if possible, a tour of the kitchen. Not only did we get a tour, but also were fortunate to have a few precious minutes with the head chef. Wow, huge bonus. Fabulous memory for my wife and I on our 30th Anniversary.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice fancy tasting. Great service. Maybe a little too many dishes : it is hard to stay alert for all the different flavours after a while. We were near the entrance door, so had a gust of freezing air coming in every now and then. Overall good experience.

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TolaO
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was definitely worth every penny. The service was fantastic and the food was super creative and delicious. There more misses that hits for the dessert round (hence the 4 stars) but my hats off to the chef!
It's a restaurant that I look forward to coming back to.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience. The only one thing I noticed was the food was Luke warm as well as the water.

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience in Ottawa! Dined for a special occasion and we felt ‘special’ throughout the entire evening. Thank you!

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Sunnygirl
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience and so incredibly unique!

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TimothyG
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

latelier is an excellent restuarant with top notch service and an amazing 44 course tasting menu.

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MattC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and great way to spend an evening with loved ones or friends. The food is exciting and the wine pairing is great as well.

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JosianeD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

C'est une belle expérience de service avec la cuisine fusion, moléculaire, mais je m'attendais à beaucoup plus au niveau du goût.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited this amazing, high-end place for our anniversary. Our server explained everything for the dishes, desserts and ingredients. and the little fun guessing game. Wonderful experience!

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Unsatisfied
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Interesting concepts for making +presenting the "gourmet food labels" to production of dishes such as "Lobster" dish and receiving as a "Lobster cracker", Mac+ Cheese dehydrated powder as a dish. I felt ripped off. After 44 courses, I had to cook when I got home.

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ShawnM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience! Incredible service and great food and drink

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Like nothing else we’ve ever done. Worth every penny.

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Gone2dinner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Invigorating, interactive evening that exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on our anniversary, and we were absolutely blown away by the experience. The craftsmanship, creativity, and taste of every single meal was unmatched. Amazing value for the money.

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Tristan
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great way to spend a night. Service was extremely attentive with great attention to detail.

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TashaK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent, but it would be nice if the wine list was more expansive for purchasing by the glass or half litre.

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Alex
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing culinary experience. Would have liked an equally exciting cocktail menu at the beginning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely an experience! The food was all spectacular - not a single item was disliked by any of our 4 diners. The pace was perfect, our waiter and sommelier were both great as well. I can’t believe I ate 44 courses!

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Yann
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!! Service was great, staff is passionate, nice, and very enthusiastic about the entire experience. 10/10 would recommend!

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Atelier to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent food and service. We got the full wine pairing which was my favourite part. The sommelier was knowledgeable giving us some interesting facts about each wine. Would highly recommend!

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ScottV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you can afford to go - GO! An experience you won't forget. Do the wine pairing, it is as good as the meal. 45 courses wow, loved it!

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Yummmy
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An exceptional food and wine tasting adventure. Will remember this for a long time.

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Atelier - Ottawa is rated 4.8 stars by 1575 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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