Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1
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
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.
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.
This continues to rank as my favorite re ...
This continues to rank as my favorite restaurant in Canada. It's a true hidden gem and I'm happy to have it stay that way, between you and me. The food is exquisite and creative with many more hits than misses (which are themselves merely a byproduct of working at the culinary cutting edge). Bravo to Marc and his team!
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!
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