This was our second visitThis was our second visit to L'abbattoir - The food was outstanding. We tried the Dungeness Crab and chickpea toast, the BBQ Octopus, the Pan fried veal sweetbreads on toast, the roast scallops and pork belly and the duck - two ways. All the dishes were as delicious as they sounded. Don't miss dessert. The lemon tart with creme fraiche ice cream and berries is excellent.12/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service coupledFantastic service coupled with outstanding food. Cannot wait to go back!11/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steak & Strong Cocktails!This was the first time I'd been here and it exceeded my expectations! I took a friend from out of town here for dinner. We were greeted at the door, friendly and welcoming. All staff were attentive and polite. The restaurant itself is gorgeous! We didn't have to fill up our own glasses once - true mark of good service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends, family... anyone! Great for friends catching up, for a date or just to try something new.
Oh and the food? I had the Steak Diane and it was probably the best thing I've ever eaten! YUM!
P.S. Strong cocktails. I mean really strong. Like rip the paint off the wall strong. Not a bad thing.11/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food, and the serviceLoved the food, and the service was amazing. I had one of the best cocktails of my life there! Fabulous Gastown spot!10/4/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingFrom beginning to end, one of the best dinners we've had in Vancouver. This particular night out topped Chambar and Vij's for us, and that's saying something =)7/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat room and excellent service.Great room and excellent service. Nice cocktail list. Excellent small plate entree selection and good list of larger main courses. Great produce cooked with respect. We loved it!7/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHot spot, great foodA trendy hot spot in old Gastown, L'Abbattoir lives up to its reputation for great food. The decor is industrial chic, the service is friendly and efficient and the ambiance is lively. The food is perfectly prepared and artfully presented. All of this comes at a fairly steep price, but for a wonderful evening of great food in a lively setting, it well worth it.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AML'Abattoir - wonderful eveningThe bread was definitely a surprise treat, food very delicious and service was excellent. I would highly recommend L'Abattoir.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe table was perfect, theThe table was perfect, the ambience was very nice. Loved the windows, the table setting, everything about the back part of the restaurant with all the windows looking at the back alley. The food was served on time, French portions but very rich and yummy, we savored every bite! The staff was also very thoughtful, they even went out of their way to make the dinner special for my friend who was celebrating her birthday. Would definitely recommend this to my friends and family!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTables a little close butTables a little close but I expected this given other reviews. Food was great, service excellent....attentive and helpful. Overall a very pleasurable experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary delightThe atmosphere was uplifting and we were greeted by the host who wished us for our anniversary. Very friendly and unobtrusive wait staff that were always attending to our needs even if we asked them or not. Great food, served with style. We will definitely go back again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKitchen Still Hot...BUTIt was a special occasion. Great table. The food, cocktails and service excellent. The one negative is the very expensive wine list. Very pricey. Well worth it to bring your own despite the also expensive corkage.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in town!The food was excellent. Service was first class as usual. We enjoyed their cocktails very much. This restaurant is a gem! Great job Labattoir!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, not too priceyWe had a really lovely meal here, having found the restaurant on Trip Advisor . It is on the edge of gas town, if you walk 1 block past it, things start to feel a bit less safe. It was well worth the visit though as the understated menu lead to some very well presented and delicious dishes that would not have been out of place in a Michelin Starred restaurant. The staff were attentive and knowledgable of the menu. The Scallop and Pork Belly main course was exceptional following on from 2 really interesting fish starters. We would definitely eat here on a future visit to the city and would recommend it to anyone looking for fine dining with a contemporary buzz.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food, very loudHaving never been to van before, a friend recommended this place. Also the high reviews.
We shared the food gras with rhubarb, yuzu gelly and raspberry fluid gell; she had never had foie gras and was very impressed.
For mains we had the halibut and lamb. I the roughly enjoyed both. Presentation was top notch and flavors bright but light and not heavy.
My only complaint was the sardine can like seating: where our neighbor tables were so close it made conversing difficult as you had to both focus on what was being said and fight over others volume. Also being beside a large group that had clearly spent a pretty penny on wine and reached the realms of obnoxious.
The food was delicious and service prompt and professional.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGastown GemQuaint gem in the heart of gastown!
Excellent food. Good portions too .
Great retro drinks. I recommend the "Ernest Hemmingway" best I've ever had.
The service was perfect. No one hovering over you but they were right there when you needed something.
I recommend making reservations well in advance as it took me 5 weeks to get a table for 4.
Maybe they have some standby tables in the back overlooking Blood Alley( cute back there too..5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was incredible, theThe food was incredible, the staff was relaxed and attentive. A great night out!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty Inventive Food!Everything we ordered was top notch, prepared perfectly, and showed a wonderful level of playfulness and creativity on the part of the chef.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First Time ExperienceHad an incredible first experience at L'Abattoir and would go back again and again. My date and I were taken care of exceptionally well and allowed to stay for well over 4 hours with no issues from the restaurant. We ate and drank at our own leisure and had a great time. The food was phenomenal, we both had the Steak Diane. It was incredible. The cocktails were really good too, I had the Fourth Regiment and the Donald Draper.
I'll definitely be coming back to L'Abattoir again.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRoberto's dinnerModern, eclectic interior, not posh but stylish. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. Portions are satisfactory and the plate presentation is outstanding. Desserts were scrumptuous. Somewhat pricey but very recommendable cuisine for the more refined diner. My only negative was the attempt at making a pseudo Caesar drink, which left a rather funny taste. But then again it was not a featured menu drink, so............4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and amazing foodI dined at L'Abattoir for the first time with a colleague from out of town. It was recommended to me by one of our clients. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left the experience was warm, friendly and the service outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine list and our table was attended to perfectly. The food was presented beautifully and cooked exactly as we asked - and tasted amazing. The tables are close and we struck up a conversation with our neighbours (tourists) which made the evening even more enjoyable. Definitley worth a visit.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM