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Temporary closure

March 16, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be closing Atelier temporarily. A decision that was not easy to make however, we believe in putting the health and safety of our staff, guests and community first.

Thank you for your understanding in this time of uncertainty and we urge everyone to stay vigilant and follow the health and safety guidelines in place to curb the spread of the virus.

We look forward to welcoming all of you back to our dining room in the future

Atelier: The Cookbook

March 2, 2018

We are beyond excited to announce that there will be an Atelier cookbook released in September 2018! It is being published by Figure 1 Publishing and will be available in stores throughout North America.

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!

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 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.

Opening Date!

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!