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.
French, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
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.
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.
Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.
Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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