L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.6
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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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C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very considerate staff, excellent food.

K
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and innovative. Service was friendly and attentive.

CM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for all the great work and excellent service!

DR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Everything from the customer service, wine selection and food. We ordered the spicy lamb tartare, oysters, duck and Venison. Great flavours and everything was cooked perfectly. Venison was the highlight of the night cooked with coffee, chocolate, and berries. Very multi-dimensional and complex dish. Delicious.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful brunch experience, the duck confit and pancakes were well presented and very delicious. The service was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend.

SP
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice in Vancouver!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good brunch and their scone with clotted cream is the best..

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Abattoir continues to be an outstanding destination for wine, cocktails and food. A top of the line Vancouver restaurant.

LB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is one of "Vancouver's best kept secrets" as they are normally known for their fancy french dinners. Their friendly staff and bright ambiance (both upstairs and downstairs) go perfectly with their carefully curated and absolutely beautiful brunch items. They also have really great coffee (which is typically a non-negotiable for me...if I can't drink your coffee black then we have a problem!) and coat check at the door which is a nice perk. Will be back for sure!

MV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food is awesome. Service is next level. Philip is awesome on the bar. Cocktails are pure perfection

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good - all was as expected

A
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cute restaurant; I have been looking forward to eating here for awhile but didn’t live up to the hype.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was pretty good. Servers were a bit cold to us and needed a bit more personality. Felt like they might have placed us in the back on purpose, but not sure. Food was excellent tho.

TF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The event team staff is perhaps one of the best I’ve work with. Thanks Lainey!

D
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class service! Muoy expensive for normal working class folks!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our business dinner. Thanks! Will be back.

D
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is pricey and low-caliber. Paid $55 for a steak Diane which was the worst rendition of Snake Farms beef I have had. Wall facing chairs were uncomfortable too but perhaps that’s just me (on the tall side). Overall it’s a really big let down when the place looks nice, you spend $200 and the food isn’t amazing.

CD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Abattoir never disappoints! It is the BEST modern French restaurant in Vancouver. Everything on the plate is done with love and finesse. Chefs and cooks all strive for perfection in every element of the dishes. LOVE IT:)

M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and culinary experience! The first jail in Vancouver turned into a stylish restaurant.

g
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal and the service was suburb. We had an issue with the choice of wine and the issue was handled as well as it could have been - full marks.

H
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience from start to finish! Thank you for an incredible evening.

XY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

. Waiters attention was hard to catch.
. Food was served at a 45 mins interval....
. Waiter should have indicated that the extra oyster is $6... a piece... we thought instead of 5 standard size oysters, we would be 6 smaller ones.
. Kamkuat tuna was delicious.
. Oyster out of this world.
. Others.. duck and steak. Nothing special at all.
. Wonderful atmosphere.
. Ask building envelope to check air leakage around window frame.... too cold.

BQ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the surprises this restaurant offers. I can always count on wonderfully executed dishes with a swerve from my last visit. Modern, delicious; truly conscientious service. Did I say incredibly delicious...

E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and services are great, but the table setting is way too crowded just like sitting in a cheap Raman restaurant, the noice level is like a bar, but the food and price are at a high end level, it’s a strange feeling.

JS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely go back! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

AN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely early valentines dinner. We had the duck breast for dinner and the dark chocolate ganache for dessert. Both were very good. The only thing I would say is that the portion size of the main dish was smaller than we were expecting but it was delicious so made up for it. Overall great experience!

M
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

tasting menu with wine pairing should be considered.

C
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food tasted very average. We had the steak Diane and duck breast as well as the truffle salad. Maybe we had dinner too early and weren't hungry yet.

OT
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely. I do prefer the old Steak Diane though. Ha

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we loved the homemade bread, baked oyster and duck breast. The duck breast is definitely the best in town!

D
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Incredible food! Our sever needed to be a little bit more friendly and attentive. He didn’t seem like he wanted to help us. But other than that incredible

d
Las Vegas
55 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and menu. Steak Diane was over the top

NM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch at L'Abbatoir never disappoints. The menu is pared back, yet exact and their in-house pastries are always a real treat.

PG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, walked away pretty happy and would definitely go back!

GC
Perth / WA
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly presented food with great service. Wine list extensive but without reasonably priced choices.

L
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a spectacular place with delicious food and cocktails. The service is incredible. You won’t be disappointed!

JK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, better than many more expensive meals elsewhere!

c
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Normal L'Abattoir is always good but this visit was really strange. We were in the middle of the meal when they came to ask us to move to the next table and we were not even 1:30 hours into our meal. They said for that they will give us free drinks and when we decided to pack the food and pay they insisted on paying for the entire meal. We didn't opt for this offer but they took out our main dishes anyways from the bill. If they had planned better in the seating this would not have happened. We would have been happy to move over if the person who approached us just asked us and not say that they will give us free drinks. It was most awkward and totally unnecessary. I am surprise for a restaurant like this issues are handled so poorly.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venison, attentive service and beautiful ambiance.

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was no so good.

The food was brought to our table almost one hour after the appetizers and the Restaurant was empty

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