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.
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
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.
Wonderful food imaginatively prepared an ...
Wonderful food imaginatively prepared and presented with love, skill, thought and creativity. Best dining in Ottawa if you have the time for a tasting menu. Outstanding wines in sensibly small and smaller portions offered to accompany the menu or big choice of bottled wines. Great service and sommelier. All 4 of us agree!
C'est ma deuxième expérience à ce restau ...
C'est ma deuxième expérience à ce restaurant qui est unique. C'est un moment unique de dégustation et de découverte des saveurs et textures. Je le recommande à tous. Chaque details est bien pensé.
Les serveurs connaissent et décrivent bien ce qui nous est servi.
Cependant, l'ambiance est assez bruyante et je préfererais plus un milieu tranquille et privé.
Amazing evening of fine dining and super ...
Amazing evening of fine dining and superb service. Celebrated birthday and anniversary and the service team took great care with us and Chef accommodated a surprise arranged by my coworkers. Totally worth the trip to Ottawa to dine at this fine restaurant. Everyone should be going there for the tasting menu! Thank you to Chef and his amazing team!
Our second time having dinner at Atelier ...
Our second time having dinner at Atelier didn't disappoint. The food was great, thoughtful, and inventive, and the service was friendly without being pretentious.
We would definitely go back and make plans to see chef Lepine again!
Loved our dining experience at Atelier! ...
Loved our dining experience at Atelier! The food is exquisitely presented, the dishes delicious and the portion sizes appropriate for the number of courses served (12). Wine pairing worth it, with some interesting choices. We have dined at a number of Michelin starred restaurants and this one belongs in that category. Highly recommend
Service was impeccable and food was deli ...
Service was impeccable and food was delicious. It's a gastronomy experience that you can't experience anywhere else. Such a great concept. You can take your time to chat and food is brought to you - no decisions to make! Love that! Plus, the wine pairing was excellent.
Atelier is always a wonderful dining exp ...
Atelier is always a wonderful dining experience. I just wish that their ambiance would reflect the high quality of food and service. I think that tablecloths would go a long way to helping with that.
Always recommended though for any kind of special evening.
Interesting concept. Should the food no ...
Interesting concept. Should the food not appeal to you the experience and dish displays will.
Thought waiters were rehearsing a play as the explanations were given for each meal/wine at each table. Restaurant being small it bothered me.
Wow! Food was stunningly presented. Flav ...
Wow! Food was stunningly presented. Flavours were balanced and well thought through. No dishes were a miss, many were very happy surprises of colour and texture and flavour. Service was excellent, and the wine pairing was well worth it. It would be hard to find a wine that would do justice to all the unique plates in this multi-course extravaganza.
One of the best meals I have had in the ...
One of the best meals I have had in the last five years!!! I travel all over North America and get bored of restaurant food. This place mixes flavours to a point you want five of each serving. The food presentation is innovative and perfect. I would highly recommend this place to anybody!!! Just sit back and enjoy each dish. Not cheap but fantastic food costs money and the labour put into each dish is worth it.
My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedd ...
My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary at L'Atelier and we were thoroughly impressed with our overall experience of the food, the service, the knowledge and expertise of Chef Lepine in all the surprise dishes so diligently and deliciously prepared! We couldn't ask for a better anniversary gift! This is the ultimate in dining and "wine-ing"... THE BEST!
Wow, just wow. The food is just amazing, ...
Wow, just wow. The food is just amazing, like nothing I have ever tasted before. The wine pairings are just perfect. Quite expensive, but oh so worth it. Everything is above and beyond perfection, from the food to the service.
All I can say is WOW.... lived up to our ...
All I can say is WOW.... lived up to our expectations and in fact greatly exceeded them! Every course that came out was better than the one before it... not that this is easily done! the first course was so creatively prepared, with just the right spices, herbs, flowers and paired with the pink sparkling wine, it became an explosion of flavours! The servers, sommelier were personable and knowledgeable and are definitely part of the overall experience.
Another memorable dinner...Chef Lepine's ...
Another memorable dinner...Chef Lepine's creativity and love for gadgets shines again. Made great use of sous vide, dehydrator, printer, ... to create amazing dishes that not only taste great, but looks fantastic with a myriad of texture to enjoy...
Sommelier Steve also picked some really good wines (and some not well-known but amazing wines to discover) to compliment.
BTW, the whimsical naming of the dishes had been discontinued as of mid-September...
This was our second time at Atelier. The ...
This was our second time at Atelier. They are very accommodating with our dietary restrictions and every plate is a master piece in itself. If you enjoy good food it's a must. The service is great. We will be returning.
Excellent meal/wine pairing, creative co ...
Excellent meal/wine pairing, creative courses, spectacular presentation, menu/wine items fully explained/described. First class service. A very special night. Can't say enough positive about this restaurant.
Rob & Kathryn
I brought my family of foodies that have ...
I brought my family of foodies that have lived in and well explored the food scenes in Toronto, Montreal, Taipei, NYC, Chicago, LA, Nashville, and SF. We all walked away impressed, full, happy, and looking forward to our next Atelier experience!
Atelier was amazing. We celebrated my d ...
Atelier was amazing. We celebrated my daughter's 30th birthday. It is the place we go for birthday and anniversary celebrations. The menu is completely different. I loved the" tomato soup ball". The upstairs décor is beautiful. Very modern. Thank you so much for a magical evening.
More an experience than a meal. A dozen ...
More an experience than a meal. A dozen courses of creative, brautiful and delicious food, matched pefectly with superb wines from all over the world. The service was impeccable, being attentive but unintrusive.
In summary, the meal was amongst the best I have ever had. Delicious, beautiful, exciting and memorable. Very expensive, at nearly $500 all said for the meal, wines, tax and tip, but unforgettable and surely worth it, at least once.
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