540 ROCHESTER ST. + OTTAWA + ONTARIO + K1S 4M1
Independent Restaurateur of the Year 2017
April 29, 2017
The Ontario Hostelry Institute has selected Atelier's Marc Lepine as the Top Independent Restaurateur for 2017!
Christmas 2016 closing dates
December 13, 2016
Atelier will be closed for Christmas break this year from December 18th to the 27th.
Gold Medal Plates 2015
November 10, 2015
The Atelier team just won the 2015 Ottawa Gold Medal Plates competition and are headed back to Kelowna in February to try for a repeat win of the Canadian Culinary Championships!
The Trotter Project
August 7, 2014
The Atelier team will be travelling to Chicago to cook with alumni of the legendary Charlie Trotter's restaurant at 'Savour' on Thursday, September 4th.
Roots, Rants, & Roars 2014
July 20, 2014
Chef Marc Lepine will be one of five Canadian chefs travelling to Newfoundland for this years 'Roots, Rants, and Roars' culinary festival on September 20th.
Best Sommelier in Ontario!
July 1, 2014
Our sommelier Steve Robinson is the '2014 Best Sommelier in Ontario'! Steve earned the title at the bi-annual CAPS competition in Toronto on June 22nd. He will now move on to the nationals in 2015 - a first for an Ottawa sommelier!
International Shellfish Champion!
September 22, 2012
Chef Marc Lepine was one of 10 chefs invited to compete in the International Shellfish Black Box competition this year in Charlottetown, PEI. After completing 2 separate, live one-hour black box competitions, Marc was declared champion and came home with the $10, 000 grand prize!
Top forty under 40
June 22, 2012
Atelier chef and owner Marc Lepine has been awarded a 'top forty under 40' business award for 2012 by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal.
Chef Marc Lepine is the Canadian Culinary Champion for 2012!
February 12, 2012
Chef Marc Lepine and the Atelier team earned the honour to compete in the Canadian Culinary Championships after they won 'Gold Medal Plates' in Ottawa this past fall. They competed against some of Canada's biggest culinary heavyweights in Kelowna BC on February 10th and 11th and took home the gold medal!
elBulli Tribute Dinners
August 3, 2011
On September 7th and 8th, we are partnering with Navarra restaurant to create 2 elBulli tribute dinners, where we will be reproducing actual elBulli recipes -10 courses at each restaurant! This is our way of celebrating the life of a restaurant that opened so many culinary doors, and one that has obviously had some influence on our cooking style.
Ideas in Food
January 30, 2011
'Ideas in Food' is coming to Ottawa! They will be cooking as guest chefs in the Atelier kitchen on March 28th. They will also be doing 2 classes at the Urban Element the following day: the first on sous-vide cooking and the second on transglutaminase.
#4 in Canada!
November 1, 2009
Atelier was named 4th best new restaurant in Canada by Air Canada's enRoute magazine. Congratulations also to Ottawa's Murray Street restaurant who was named #5!
Gold Medal Plates
April 15, 2009
Chef Marc Lepine was selected as one of ten Ottawa chefs to compete in this years Gold Medal Plates competition to be held October 28th, 2009.
Atelier Voted #1 in Ontario!
February 17, 2009
Thank you to our guests who have voted us "Best Overall" in Ontario on OpenTable.com. There are some very prestigious restaurants on the list and we are honored to have such wonderful feedback.
Winemaker’s Dinner with Huff Estates
February 4, 2009
We will be joined by winemaker Frederic Picard of Huff Estates on Thursday, February 19th for a 12-course wine tasting dinner, as part of Winterlude. Frederic will be bringing some rare treats otherwise not available for this special evening.
Cave Spring Dinner
January 13, 2009
We will be hosting a very special winemakers dinner as part of Winterlude on Tuesday, February 17th featuring Thomas Pennachetti, owner of Cave Spring Cellars. It will be a 12-course blind tasting menu, with Thomas introducing and discussing each wine in the pairing. Space is very limited, so call early to get a spot.
September 26, 2008
Atelier will officially open its doors on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. We are very excited to bring to Ottawa a restaurant that is forward-thinking, exciting, different, interactive, challenging, satisfying, responsible, educational, and jocular. We hope to see you all soon ... and thank you for your patience!
Feast of Fields
August 27, 2008
We will be participating in this years 'Feast of Fields' event at Vincent Massey Park on Sunday, September 14th from 12:00-4:00 pm. Atelier will be teamed up with 'Love Those Weeds Farm' to help celebrate this years harvest.
CBC Morning Radio
August 1, 2008
Chef Marc Lepine will be interviewed on CBC morning radio on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:45 am. Tune in to hear Marc talk about Atelier's solar ovens and more!
Atelier Website Launch
July 8, 2008
Welcome to our website. We are still undergoing renovations at 540 Rochester and are not open for business yet. We will keep you updated through news posts here and through the Atelier facebook group. In the meantime, we keep ourselves busy with adventures in foraging and menu testing. A bientôt!