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L'Abattoir Restaurant

2272 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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  • Fit for Foodies
Located in historic Gastown between Gaoler's Mews and Blood Alley, built in the 19th century on the site of Vancouver's first jail and originally buttressed to the city's main butchery and meat packing district, the name L'Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood's colourful past.
Set in a refurbished brick and beam building combining classic French tile work with industrial fixtures and natural wood, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge, elevated dining room and a plush, light soaked atrium as well as private dining rooms.
Chef/Owner Lee Cooper is dedicated to highlighting the finer points of eating & drinking in L'Abattoir's informed but informal setting. Service is expertly orchestrated to be unpretentious yet refined by Restaurant Director, Lisa Haley. The French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with Haley's eclectic wine program and the bar team's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner 7 nights a week
Happy Hour nightly
** Bar seats only 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday + Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar Open until 12:00am every night
Brunch Saturday + Sunday from 10am-2pm

Dinner and lunch bookings are also available for groups in our private dining room.
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Phone number
(604) 568-1701
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lee Cooper
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Please inquire with the Sales and Events team. Contact Kimberly & Lainey at 604-559-3011 or
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Cross street
Cordova Street
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.
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Public transit
Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.
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Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.
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Special events & promotions
Please note that we are only able to accommodate guest bookings for a maximum of 6 guests in the restaurant. Please contact us for further details regarding special event inquires at and all larger group bookings for our Private Dining Room.

** No cakes, pastries or other outside product is to be brought into the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2272 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was wonderful from gullet to gizzard and all washed down with great cocktails and wine.

vipDudelar (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A must visit, once in a lifetime, amazing, extraordinary, and thoughtful restaurant.
From service, drinks, to food, one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
Will try to come again when returning to Vancouver!!!
A must for all foodies!!!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely unreal experience all around! Service was top notch

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

What a great find! We love Cafe Medina but hate the wait and L'Abattoir was as wonderful in a different way. The pastries were delicious and the coffee perfectly paired. My husband doesn't like anything too "fussy" and was nervous when we sat down but left raving as much as I was! Both our breakfasts were delicious (nothing left but the plate!) and we can't wait to go back.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Innovative food was also delicious. Not rushed service but great service. Every staff member was a pro and knew what we needed and when with minimal questions or interruptions. Room was very comfortable and intimate, it felt like dining in Manhattan.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous! One of the very best places to eat in Vancouver.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My husband & were blown away by the entire experience. Exceeded our expectations! The bread, meals, desserts were prepared with perfection! We enjoyed ourselves immensely! The only thing I would recommend & appreciation, is adding which foods are ethically and/or humanely sourced. This is important to me. Thanks for having us! See you next time - Tania & Kaz

Roback (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall, an exceptional dining experience. Food, service and price were all in alignment. If I had to point out something that wasn't exceptional it would be the noise level of the restaurant, particularly the in-house music. That is probably based on my own preference, so it may be the kind of energy and vibe you are seeking. Definitely recommend this place.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

so delicious

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was very good but portion quite small.