L'Abattoir Restaurant

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French
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. The French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with the eclectic wine program and the bar team's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.
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BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for wife's birthday, had mostly seafood dishes, which were underwhelming. Crab appetizer was disappointing, scallop with chicken was very disappointing. Scallops were overcooked and rubbery, chicken was greasy and unappetizing. Maybe chef was having a bad day, or maybe we should have stuck to meat dishes. My wife had been before and enjoyed it then, not this time. Overall, while the service was excellent, not worth the expense.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're happy you enjoyed the service. We're sorry to hear the food was not to your liking. We always take our guests feedback very seriously and take it into consideration as we continue to progress. We would love to hear from you about how we can better your culinary experience. Please feel free to reach out to info@labattoir.ca Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food: Decent for fine dining, nothing that will blow your mind. The deconstructed carrot cake was extremely delicious, probably the highlight of the evening.

Ambience: The room was a bit too warm. Good decor. Chair was comfortable to sit on. Spacing between the tables are good ( Can get out and in easily). Noise level can rise due to low ceiling.

Service: Really good. The waitress was interactive and informative.

Price: 2 people appetizer, main, dessert $140

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, We’re glad that you enjoyed your desserts, the ambiance, and our service style! Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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AF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

We have been so disapointed... $44 the "steak" with only 2 yellow creamer potatoes. Insane.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Angelique, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your dinner. We take our guests' experiences very seriously. We have taken the issue to our team and would like the opportunity to gather more information about your visit. If you are willing, please reach out to us at info@labattoir.ca so one of our managers can address your concern personally. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance & an amazing dining experience. Here on vacation and got the recommendation to come here. Would definitely recommend trying for a twist on French cuisine! Wonderful service & flavorful dishes.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit. Our team loves hearing feedback like this - we look forward to hosting you again next time you are in Vancouver! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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t
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous space. Food was excellent and a good value. We loved the Steak Diane and the Ling cod. Great service. Highly recommend.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at L’Abattoir. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The neighborhood is rundown, the noise level is too high and the food is good and interesting.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback - it is very important to us. We are working out different ways to have our old building absorb the noise of the restaurant - it can be a bit loud sometimes and we apologize for that. We are glad that you enjoyed your meals and hope to host you again in the future. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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A
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the fabulous, multi-course meal, gorgeous wines & epic hospitality.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Arno, Thank you for your compliments, we are very happy to hear that you had a fabulous time at L'Abattoir and hope to host you again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazingly good! My first time at L’Abbatoir and I’ve already recommended it to several friends

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Lindsay, This is great to hear! We are glad that we came recommended and that you enjoyed your visit. We will hopefully see you again soon, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very impressed with our first visit, food was 5* and some reasonably priced wines. Would love to visit their seafood equivalent one day.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we look forward to seeing you at Coquille Fine Seafood in the future! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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LG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my boyfriend and I went for Brunch at L'Abattoir on a Sunday morning. The scone was absolutely fabulous. Although slightly pricey, it was totally worth it.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Lisa, We appreciate your kind words! Thank you for sharing about your visit. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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RJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like everything we tried. The pancakes were delicious. Sides were great as well....

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great family brunch experience with our grams! All three generations found the food exceptional as well as the service!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about this restaurant!
Food was amazing and service was great. Will definitely be back.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello, Excellent! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at L'Abattoir. We will see you again in the future! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice, also accommodating for vegetarian and good wine and drinks list

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Every server was friendly and kind. The foie gras was the best I have ever had (it's a must!). The vibe in this restaurant is great. The sommelier was super helpful and sweet as well. What a great restaurant.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Alexandra, Thank you for letting us know about your visit - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our fois gras dish! It has been a favourite on our menu for a while. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice. Good cocktails. Little on the pricey side

S
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To be honest, we only booked the restaurant as it was the only one available in the area for a large group. What lucky accident! The food was beyond excellent and the service was wonderful. Thank you to that sommelier who helped us pick the perfect wine to satisfy everyone's palate.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic job , stellar food and really thoughtful, organized hospitality!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi David, We appreciate your kind words - it really makes a difference to our whole staff body to receive feedback like this. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Average restaurant - hit and miss. Vancouver has so many awesome food spots to try - don’t go to this one. For the same price you can get a way better meal.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi Penny, Thank you very much for your feedback. We would love to gather a bit more information from your experience so that we can improve on future instances. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@labattoir.ca. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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S
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The scone was Amazing !!! The best scone ever. Other dishes, hmm was ok bit pricy. Pancake was bit chewy and heavy texture. Pork belly over english muffin was a bit heavy. But over all, i was happy. Definitely visit again

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello Sue, Thank you for letting us know about your brunch! Our scone has been a favourite since the beginning of L'Abattoir - we are glad that you enjoyed it. Your notes have been passed on to the appropriate team members so that we may improve upon the service that we provide going forward. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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n
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service great food

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing about your visit! We look forward to hosting you again. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was not as great as I expected it to be.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, We are sorry that the food did not live up to your expectations. If you would be so kind as to provide more information on your experience, we would love to gather some detailed feedback so that we may improve moving forward. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Cold bubbles.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to L'Abattoir. We will hopefully see you at Buubles at Brunch again soon! Thank you, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just very clean plating and flavors were spot on!!! Great dinner

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello Jordan, We appreciate your kind words, thank you so much for reviewing your experience at L'Abattoir! We hope to host you again in the future. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server who recommended the wine made the night amazing.

AP
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The quality of the food is exceptional. The wait to place and order and for it to arrive was a little long, and the service and ambience, furniture etc was all good but not to the quality of the food. Service was ok.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your dinner. Our commitment is that each guest leaves our restaurant having received the highest level of hospitality - we do apologize as this was not the service you received. If you would be willing to share some more specific details on your experience, we would love to be able to improve upon the service we provide. All the best, Spencer info@labattoir.ca

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KS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative without weird. Surprising and delightful flavor combinations. You can tell that the chefs and staff actually taste the food before it leaves the kitchen. Well curated wine list. Delicious cocktails. We'll be back!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there Kristine, Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals, our wine list, and the selection of innovative cocktails. We pride ourselves in our staff's food & wine knowledge and are happy that it stands out! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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b
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal with beautifully presented tasty food. Too much ground pepper on my steak Diane and it wasn’t remotely a traditional steak Diane. Good tender flavoursome meat though. Crab starter was superb.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share about your visit, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meals. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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JM
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my most favourite restaurants in the city. The baked whipped cream oysters are simply delicious!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent dinner! Thank you for dining with us at L’Abattoir. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our baked Pacific oysters. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommend upstairs for dining as the bar and back lower tables are noisy and not easy to navigate. Attended for a birthday and service was impeccable. Excellent recommendations by both the server and sommelier to match our meals. Starters were a nice size and mains were filling. Great dessert, the Paris Brest with smooth hazelnut cream should not be missed. Nice to see consistency and a commitment to a quality experience.

TT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food served beautifully with a smile, adequate wine list, but menu lack meaty options, so the name does not cover the content unlike its neighbor Coquille.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there, Our team is glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our selection of wines. We have passed on your feedback to the appropriate team members and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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B
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.
In spite of drinks/appetizers/bread/salads/entrees/dessert,
we still left hungry. We are from Tennessee, where
serving portions are adequate and friends don't leave hungry.
Steak Diane was 2 bites of meat. Scallops were 3 very small scallops,
and multiple peeled white potatoes disguised as scallops. Tasty but Tricky.

KB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg the pastry’s are to die for! We also had a breakfast burger and it was amazing. I will definitely be back

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your compliments, we have passed on your feedback to our pastry team - they do a great job! We hope to see you at brunch again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food great atmosphere great service. I would definitely recommend to friends. Will return

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Ryan, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at L'Abattoir. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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GE
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Was very excited about celebrating our friend's birthday here, having heard many positive reviews about the food. Each dish was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to go this restaurant. Everything is great especially service. I will recommend to my friends or family for sure.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello, Our team thanks you for your kind words - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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MY
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was recommended to try this L’Abbattoir restaurant during my visit to Vancouver. Amazing food with great service. Would be back on my next visit.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hello Margaret, Thank you for letting us know about your visit to L'Abattoir, we appreciate your feedback! We look forward to hosting you again next time you are in town. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

My 3rd time there as I like the food , the duck is amazing , so are the sweet breads and foie gras.
I had to ask 3 times for bread and preferred to bother the other servers as my server was Super rude and even my guest I was with noticed that.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback - we appreciate you taking the time to write us about your experience. We absolutely would like to gather more information on this particular instance, so that we can better serve our guests in the future. If you wouldn't mind doing so, email us at info@labattoir.ca. We hope to host you again in the future. Best, Spencer

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s
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Felt like we were a bit rushed to get out of there.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi there, We apologize that you felt rushed during your dinner experience - that was absolutely not our intention. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you, please reach out to info@labattoir.ca for more information. We look forward to hearing from you. Best, Spencer

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AM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Restaurants should advise when a pre-booked table is not in main room and stuck in overflow conservatory area. Very poor.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dinner - we appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the misunderstanding regarding your table, we feel the Atrium gives guests an equally beautiful setting and is absolutely part of our main restaurant. We will take this opportunity to coach our team on how to better communicate to guests when dining with us in the future. We hope to see you back soon. Best, Spencer

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