This Tuesday the 14th of February, Atelier is offering two seating options:
5:30 PM- 6-Course blind tasting menu priced at $100 per guest
8:00 PM - 15-Course blind tasting menu priced at $150 per guest
These prices do not included taxes nor gratuity. Wine pairing options will also be available.
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.
Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1
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.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Atelier Ratings and Reviews
Last time we went we had rather foolishl ...
Last time we went we had rather foolishly only allowed for a 2 hour window to eat before our show began, this year we scheduled the show for a different night and immersed ourselves completely in the relaxed decadence that is an evening at Ottawa's finest dining establishment
The atmosphere was great, the tables are ...
The atmosphere was great, the tables are a bit close together, but it adds to the experience. Everyone in the restaurant would watch as each course was brought to the first table, excited to try the dish themselves. The food was exceptional. The flavors , thought to be incoherent at first, danced playfully with each bite much like a symphony of flavour. The colours and textures were exquisite and each dish was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our server was amazing and the acute attention to detail shines through from everything to your greeting and first impressions at the door to the intricate arrangement and plating of the food, the wine and to the exceptional experience. We dined at Atelier on Valentines Day and can't wait to try the regular tasting menu.
While good, Atelier seemed rushed to get ...
While good, Atelier seemed rushed to get us out by 8 to set up for their second seating. While I have no objections to this there was a definite feeling of being were second class citizens. Also the sommelier was not at the first seating, there was a sommelier in training but the explanation as to why the wines were paired with each course was not provided. Seemed like a random selection. For Valentine's day, I would have expected the Sommelier to be there.
Having said this, the food was great, and the presentation outstanding.
A friend & I came to Ottawa as part of o ...
A friend & I came to Ottawa as part of our celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. We loved the entire blind 12-course tasting experience. Each course was beautifully presented & delicious. What a great culinary adventure! It's something we'd do again given the chance.
The restaurant is the definition of "don ...
The restaurant is the definition of "don't judge a book by it's cover". It is in a not great part of town and the building looks condemned when you first drive by as there are bars on the windows, low lights and no sign at all. But when you enter, this is a high end extreme gourmet experience. Highly recommend the wine pairing with the fixed menu. Really excellent.
I took my husband to Atelier for his bir ...
I took my husband to Atelier for his birthday and have to admit we were a bit disappointed. Expected more of a wow factor.
The waitress recited the menu like she was a robot and just listed EVERY single ingredient. It was exhausting listening to her non expressive voice list each ingredient and very boring. The Sommelier was more exciting and tried hard (maybe too hard ) to make the wine experience fun, but again felt that it was very robot like. They need staff with better suited personalities or that are excited about the food they are serving.
Agree with others about the music, for such an expensive dining experience once would expect that music would not be an iPod in an alarm clock.
Décor is very boring, nothing visual to please the eye and almost appears as if they are trying to save money. Over all I would not go back or recommend this experience. The food was just ok and nothing grand. Just overall not a WOW factor place. Expected to leave here with being impressed after dropping so much money for dinner out for two...but I have to say overall a non grand experience for $500 for two meals with wine pairing.
Atelier is an excellent choice for a spe ...
Atelier is an excellent choice for a special occasion. Prepare yourself for an introduction to molecular gastronomy; an extra-ordinary 12 course meal; a feast for the eyes and for the taste buds. Each course brings another surprise and attentive service.
Kudos to Atelier for offering a vegetari ...
Kudos to Atelier for offering a vegetarian tasting menu. Food was very good but some dishes were a bit on the cautious side - think subtle rather than big, bold flavours. Plating was beautiful and at times whimsical. Tables near front window are a bit cool. Service was excellent. A very lovely birthday dinner.
This restaurant revitalized my love for ...
This restaurant revitalized my love for food and crystallized my career choice. Thank you, Chef Lapine along with the rest of the staff at Atelier. I yearn to produce dishes half as good as what I enjoyed on Thursday. You gave me an experience I will not soon forget, and poverty notwithstanding I will return.
We are new to the area - and it was our ...
We are new to the area - and it was our first visit to Atelier, the first of many we hope. We had the most incredible evening. For the first time, my partner and I were able to both participate fully in a set menu - his with meat and mine without. Atelier asked for details about our preferences before our evening there and were the most accommodating restaurant I have ever experienced. The food was beautiful, the wine impeccably paired........
Thank you so very much.
Great experience, felt I was on a trip f ...
Great experience, felt I was on a trip for 4.5 hours. We had diner on or engagement night and we were blown away by the service and the food. My new favorite place. Expensive, but worth every penny. The sommelier there (Steve) is the best I've encountered. Great job guys. The paid attention to the fact this was a special occasion for us and made us feel like the most important people in the room. We are going back soon for sure.
Atelier is our favourite restaurant in O ...
Atelier is our favourite restaurant in Ottawa. We've been coming here since its opening. Chef Marc Lepine and his team continue to achieve incredible results with their creativity. Steve , the handsome sommelier, and his colleagues are attentive to their clients' needs, while being respectful but also friendly. My wife got a birthday cupcake with an edible candle made of white chocolate and slivered almond. She also had a copy of the menu of the day signed by the whole team. Thank you, team Atelier, for another wonderful evening!
The experience fully lived up to expecta ...
The experience fully lived up to expectations. Every course was good and the wine pairings were excellent. For the smaller wine pairing option, I think the servings could have been a dash more generous.
I would recommend starting no later than 7; we started at 7:30 and the it felt late by the end of the meal.
Amazing experience! This was our second ...
Amazing experience! This was our second time at Atelier and we were just as impressed (if not more) with the food, the creativity, the flavours and the service! Would highly recommend it as an incredible culinary experience.
This was my partner's and my first exper ...
This was my partner's and my first experience at Atelier. Definitely one of our best dining experiences to date. Everything was fantastic. It's absolutely worth doing the wine pairing, as each course is so different. The mini-cake at the end to acknowledge my partner's birthday was a lovely touch. We will be back!
Me and my boyfriend had the best time. W ...
Me and my boyfriend had the best time. We went for our one year anniversary and was overally pleased with everything.
We were so excited about every course we had. We requested in advance that the courses would be vegan and the chef said it would be no problem. All the dishes were so beautiful and delicious.
Thank you for such a great experience, we will be back on the next special occasion.
Very much enjoyed our celebration meal a ...
Very much enjoyed our celebration meal at Atelier. We opted for the wine pairing. All the wines were new for us and in fact we got a petit sommelier course on those wines by our server. Each dish was exquisite in presentation and taste. The labour involved and experimentation was appreciated by our eyes and taste buds. I really liked the element of surprise. For most courses we did not know what was coming.. occassionally we saw it arrive at a nearby table but that was fine! And they remembered it was a birthday meal! Over the top care for us ensuring that our food allergies were taken care of well.
Came here to propose to my girlfriend (n ...
Came here to propose to my girlfriend (now fiance!) in December 2016. Some important info first: (1) The menu is a blind tasting of approx. 11 plates with the choice of wine pairing, which we opted for, (2) the experience lasts 3-4 hours and (3) although it may seem expensive, the price is without-a-doubt well-priced for the experience you are about the receive. The outside of the building was deceptively plain-looking, leading to a very modern inside which I could only describe as "perfect for the experience". The service from beginning to end was outstanding, professional, and entertaining, and our server even helped me coordinate the special moment beforehand and allowed us to meet the chef and his kitchen staff after our meal. The food was adventurous to say the least; although there were some dishes I didn't like in terms of personal preference, I thoroughly enjoyed every plate, its presentation, and particularly the associated wine pairings. If there is one con I could say about this place, its the table lighting. For some tables, its a small uncovered bulb over the center of the table; yes, it provides enough light, but it kindof glares in one's eyes and is particularly annoying for people who are light-sensitive or prone to migraines. With that said, if you have one of these tables, you can easily ask to switch to another with different lighting. Overall, I would give this place a 9/10, and it would be a 10/10 if they upgraded the bar appearance, provided more restaurant amenities, provided more comfortable seating, and fixed the lighting as mentioned. Highly recommended and a place I will definitely be coming back to for our engagement anniversary!!!
The food, the wine pairing and the servi ...
The food, the wine pairing and the service were exceptional. Atelier should consider pairing down (no pun intended) its offerings. Twelve courses in 4 hours is a bit much. Eight courses in 3 hours would have been more enjoyable, if not perfect.
La nourriture tout à fait excellente et ...
La nourriture tout à fait excellente et vraiment à découvrir.
Le seul bémol de notre soirée à été face au service.
Nous aurions apprécié être servi en français. Nous avons remarqué que plusieurs serveurs parlaient français, mais à notre table, notre serveuse parlait seulement anglais, peut-être mettre les serveurs francophone avec les clients francophone. Elle nous a jamais demandé de commentaire sur nos repas ou comment se passaient notre soirée.. ce qui pour nous apporte beaucoup à l'ambiance du repas. Nous trouvons que la salle était très bruyante, mais nous comprenons que nous avions aussi un soir occupé.
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