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) #27 of 2,246 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ , International
540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
+1 613-321-3537
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (21 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
“mousse” (4 reviews)
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We had to wait 3 months to get into this famous eatery.The place is small and nondescript.No neon sign,just like a private club.Inside there is a sterile atmosphere almost like a surgery room.The way the 'food' is served is a shock to the system.You get...More

2  Thank richardo814
Reviewed 4 March 2016

An experience. I was greeted at the door and my coat promptly hung up. Another staff member, the sommelier I later learned, pulled my chair out from the table for me and my choice of flat or sparkling water was on my table - all...More

Thank Alli B
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We dinned on February 19th, 2016. We were most impressed by both the food and the presentation. The blending of flavors are unique and with several of the dishes you wished that you could have more, the taste was that good. With a modest bottle...More

3  Thank jonjonOttawa
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We went with a small group of friends and loved how hard it actually was to identify if we were in the right place. It felt as though we were privy to some secret spot that was hidden away in plain view. The décor was...More

Thank OttawaFoodie_9
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Your dinner experience at L'Atelier will be like no other. The twelve course meal offers one surprise after another. The dishes and paired wines are expertly explained and the staff is warm and friendly. However, be prepared to spend 3 to 4 hours at your...More

Thank coco1954
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Went on January 7 and were greeted in a prompt and warm manner. Wait staff is bilingual, supremely well trained, efficient and unobtrusive. We had not been there in 2 years and found that while the menu was less molecular, it was extremely well thought,...More

1  Thank duha159
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We had a long wait to get reservations here as my husband and I read the trip reviews most everywhere we go and didn't want to miss this one! We started with the oyster soup TO DIE FOR followed by the prime rib...AMAZING.. The waitress...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Waited so long to go to that place! Amazing 12 course supper, with wine pairing. The service was flawless. The surprise dish just kept coming! Great experience!

Thank Marie-Hélène M
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Our party of seven enjoyed a very interesting meal at Atelier Inc. on a recent Friday evening. Assuming you've checked out their website, you'll already know there is no à la carte menu here; rather, the same twelve-course meal is served to everyone. The portions...More

Thank Lovewineandfood
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Atelier is absolutely magnificent, from the service to the cuisine! My taste buds are suing me for waiting 51 yrs to entertain them with such exquisite cuisine. Their is no menu at this restaurant, other than a drink menu. The Chef prepares a 12-course tasting...More

1  Thank Curt F
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13 September 2016|
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Response from CFD1 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine.
24 November 2015|
Response from fleursdesoleil | Reviewed this property |
It's a great spot for couples or groups, but I would recommend this restaurant for adults only. The meal is 4-5 hours long and there is no choice in the menu except for dietary restrictions. That said, the restaurant has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 56 - USD 64
Canadian, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537
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