Atelier - Ottawa
Service was very good. Atmosphere was lacking, no music, other patron noise very loud. Food was overall pretty good. Extended wine pairing was mediocre.
It's in a strange location but I couldn't have been more pleased. The food was out of this world and the service excellent. Such wonderful combinations of flavours and textures. I couldn't gave enjoyed it more.
The extended wine paring is a must, once in a life time experience
Incredible dining experience. Worth every penny. Food was delicious. Service was wonderful. Wine pairings were perfect. I would go again.
High end restaurant, high end dishes and service!
It was an amazing culinary experience. The pace of the service was perfect, not too fast, not too slow. Every dish was spectacular and absolutely delicious. The restaurant looks like a house from the outside but it is nice and cozy inside.
One of the best restaurant in Canada! Service is always excellent
This was a fantastic experience. Excellent service
Would not recommend. There was no 'Wow" factor what so ever.....The outside and interior lack uniqueness, nothing to the ambiance, the food although nicely presented was not too tasteful and there is a feeling of emptiness in the place.
Amazing service and amazing food. I was very excited to eat here and although it’s expensive it was well worth it. The wine pairing was spot on! I can’t wait to go back.
Amazing experience. We will come back again once we have saved up some more pennies!
Honestly the best dining experience I've ever had. The food was delicious and inventive and the wine pairings were perfect.
Our server Melissa was so attentive, describing every item with great excitement and detail, and really made the experience that much better. The sommelier Kieran was also a great source of information, and really captured the spirit of what was being served. Food presentation was on point, with so many excellent flavours and textures. While the price of the fare may turn some away, for those with a passion for food this is a fantastic experience that leaves a lasting impression.
Friendly staff, exquisite food/wine experience. One of the best restaurant ever tasted!
We had been to l’Atelier almost a decade ago and we were looking forward to our experience. It is with regret however, that I must say we won’t be going back. What made l’Atelier a distinctive experience was the textures of the dishes. True, each course was elaborate and thoughtful, but for the 6 or 7 distinctives aromas that comprised each dish, only two stood out. What was originally an explosion of rarified textures and incomparable delicate fine dining, has now made way to an expanded lounge where more people means more noise and disruption. The rarity was put aside in order to accept a broader audience and in the process, the soul of the « experimental dining » is no more. It is with a sad heart that I say this.
We had a great night!
Food: Excellent, not challenging but presented in modern elegant combinations and presentations.
Service: Just right. Warm and friendly without being overwhelming or intrusive. We were the last table in the restaurant, but didn't feel rushed or pressured to leave. Offered coffee/tea or aperitifs following the meal with no hint that they were eager for service to finish.
Wine pairing: The sommelier was informative and happy to share insights about the pairings. Great wines that complimented the food nicely.
Ambiance: The restaurant was lively and enthusiastic. A bit loud if you wanted a quiet dinner but we didn't feel like conversation was difficult.
We'll be back for the next season's menu.
Amazing experience! Food and presentation are next-level. Noise level was high, but all it takes is one loud table and everyone else speaks louder. Not the restaurant’s fault.
One of the best food experiences ever! Every dish was impeccably presented, along with a superb description of every morsel! The addition of the wine pairing made for a truly scrumptious experience. The somalier was highly knowledgeable and welcomed all our questions. The ambiance was lovely and the staff discreet and efficient. The lamb roulade was delicious and served under a nitrogen infused dome! I must say I enjoyed all 12 courses and I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite!
Amazing. Would definitely recommend this to anyone
Originally hailing from Montreal we have very little expectations from the Ottawa food scene but we were pleasantly surprised! This restaurant lives up to it’s reputation which is hard to find in Ottawa. This quaint little place is every foodies dream. We loved all the meticulously prepared dishes. Thanks to the chef and the server, we will be coming back again.
A good variety of courses and discoveries. Presentation of each course was impressive. Very good service and detail oriented. The food itself was not particularly amazing with few that stood out.
Ambiance is proper for a business gathering but not as much for dates or anniversaries.
La nourriture et le service sont hors de commun et même excellents. Nous avons été très dérangés par les clients qui parlaient fort, facetimaient avec des enfants, riaient fort. Cet ambiance a eu un impact sur notre appréciation générale du repas et de la soirée. Nous aurions de grandes hésitations à y retourner ou à recommander ce resto qui pourrait être une si belle expérience culinaire.
Quelle belles surprises toute la soirée. L'accord mets-vin est aussi très intéressant.
The 12 course meal is amazing. There are one or two courses might be a little too creative and tasted very "interesting", but i still enjoyed it. Service is great, very professional and friendly staff.
Fabulous!.. The food was delicious, they were able to accommodate my dietary requirements with no issues.
The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, were able to answer any questions we had.
We can’t wait to go back again.
We had a great time. The service was very fine. The food was fun, tasty, interesting and the wine pairings were good. I loved the fact that there was no music, just the ambient noise of the restuarant, people in conversation and enjoying themselves.
It is a bit expensive, however for 3 full hours of good food, wine with a good friends or family the experience is well worth it. Go try.
Amazing experience! Beautiful presentation of food. Delicious. Creative. Great service.
Food is Inventive, surprising. It was our 4th visit
Attentes culinaires élevées aucunement rencontrées lors de notre première visite. Malheureusement, nous ne pourrons pas recommander ce restaurant. Prix global très élevé par rapport à la qualité culinaire. Very blend, ordinary but yet very expensive dinner. Very disappointed by this culinary adventure. Left us on our appetite.
Extremely interesting food and presentations.
Not terrible but pretty mediocre - the ambiance was presumably deliberate but bad (bright, no music, sparse decor). I had the vegetarian tasting menu and didn't really like any of the items. My boyfriend had the normal menu and thought the last couple of dishes (salmon, duck) were good but the rest were miss-able. Despite the 12 courses, I was far from full and asked for extra bread after the last savoury dish came out - it's smaller than most 5-7 course tasting menus I've done in Toronto (e.g. George, Richmond Station) for the same price.
Great experience. Beautiful presentation and delicious food. Wonderful melody of tastes. Very attentive service. Would highly recommend.
Great food, great staff and service. A great spot for that special dinner.
there were several truly outstanding dishes and wines and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.
Amazing service overall! Wine and food pairing was incredible!
It’s a meal experience like no other.
Nothing compares to it.
Birthday & Anniversary
Unbelievable experience. My girlfriend and I went for her birthday and I believe everyone should go at least once in their life. Service was great, food was even better. Our only complaint was that the woman next to us kept answering FaceTime calls but that’s got nothing to do with the restaurant itself. I would highly recommend it.
Imaginative and tasty food. Attentive service. Pricey...but you get what you pay for.
Food was incredible as you would expect but the service was by far the best I have ever seen. Allison was exceptional. Truly a wonderful evening.