L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3227 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CA$140.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Gaoler's Menu [pronounced jai-lrs] at L'Abattoir is the ultimate indulgent dining experience. Nine seasonal dishes and optional wine pairings from their award-winning sommelier team will make for an evening not soon to be forgotten. Visit labattoir.ca to view the current Gaoler's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated. Pricing is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. NO DEPOSIT OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE. Credit Card details are taken to guarantee your reservation only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3227 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Note. We have ordered a degustation experience. Awesome food and service. However forget the wine pairing option. Worthless. Better to order wine by the glass.

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YoshiG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around, but some more air flow with outdoor air exchange upstairs would be nice. Was sweating by the end of the meal.

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Jbny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! The downstairs back section is quietest.

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KarenHo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wished the air conditioning was working, it was too hot inside. Everyone was sweating....haha!

Also we requested patio, but we were not contacted by anyone that the patio was closed. Would have just been nice if someone notified us before the reservation.

Otherwise, everything was fantastic. Thank you.

AD
AlexiaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The service was great

RH
vipRandallH
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 9 course supper with our family, together in a restaurant for the first time in 18 months. Delicious food with innovative wine pairings. Highly recommend.

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Bruno
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked my moment there.
The wine and the food were good.
But it was a bit overpriced for the overall content.
Lastly, 1 of the dessert, the chocolate / mint pie, was a bit too sugary...
3.5/5

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CamG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service every time. Highly recommend.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Cam! Thanks so much for joining us last night, we look foward to having you back soon :)

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RyanD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went here for dessert and cocktails drinks and food was amazing how ever staff seemed unimpressed by our choice to not order actual food at 930pm. Overall would still go here again best desserts we’ve ever had (Dark chocolate tart and the Palova) the Avocado Gimlet was also amazing

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PeterC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Vancouver we were looking for a dining experience and found it here at L'Abattoir. The 9 course meal was excellent.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave the positive review, Peter! Looking forward to seeing you back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service that actually rectified any issue before we noticed it (not that there was any to write about). 10/10

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JohannaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some of the dishes were fantastic; some were meh. Heavy reliance on brioche which was unoriginal and overpowered the appetizers. Presentation was very good. Not enough vegetables on the menu (I know it's a meat-focused restaurant, but they were used as a garnish, if at all). The server seemed too busy. Location and atmosphere were lovely. Fairly expensive.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, it's disappointing for us to know we didn't come through for you. It's also valuable for us and I really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. If you would like to follow up with us directly, please reach out at info@labattoir.ca

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KevinO
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to L'Abattoir and it was amazing! Andy took amazing care of us and made the experience memorable. Food and cocktails were out this world!

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HunterL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice ambiance!

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vipFoodiePauli
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gaoler’s Menu was divine, as were the cocktails. Thanks for a great evening!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thanks Pauli! Looking forward to having you back. -L'Abattoir

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Was really excited to come here , very cute little restaurant , cocktails were really nice . We had the scallops as an appetizer, they looked boiled and definitely were cut in half to make “6” , my main dish (quail) was okay , but my boyfriend got the pork chop (cut up in pieces so you couldn’t see it wasn’t even a full one), and half of it was fat and way overdone. No options to add sides and the portions were so small. Luckily we had two complimentary plates of bread because we would of had to eat after . The oysters came with 5 and the waiter asked if we wanted to add a 6th and we said no, they gave us one more anyways and charged us for it . Overall was alright but probably wouldn’t come back.. more of a nice place to stop in for a drink then have dinner . Value for money was quite poor .

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JokerXX
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Overall good dinning experience, but nearby gas town area is messy and dirty, unsafe area, difficult to find parking. I smell weed during dinning, as the main entrance door remained open.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très belle découverte : très beau décor, excellent service et bouffe exquise. Une note parfaite!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2021

Merci beaucoup, toujours agreable de savoir que nos invites ont passe une excellente soiree a l abattoir. Au plaisirs de vous revoir bientot!

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RoxanneT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious, outstanding! We've never been disappointed.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thanks for the review, Roxanne!

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Spinds
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food. Perfect for a special occasion. Adventurous and interesting cocktails, too.

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AllanaD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and great service. Will absolutely be returning

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Blondie88
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable, professional and delicious! Looking forward to going back soon.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing, sadly the service was lacking. We had a great recommendation from some local chefs and the food didn’t disappoint. Sadly the service side fell flat.

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themeanfoody
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was so good!

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ABrams
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious and the cocktails were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good with quick food delivery and delicious meals

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It all starts with the kitchen brigade which is exemplary

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vipSatisfiedClient
Saskatoon
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dining experience with the most attentive service, drinks were beautifully done and the food was delicious. Went with several of the recommended dishes the waitress made and honestly we could not have chosen better. Thank you for such great service, ambiance and beautifully prepared meals and drinks!

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MonicaP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing.. and service just as much! We will be back over and over again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve ever shared. Our server and sommelier, Andrew, provided an absolutely outstanding dining experience. He was personal, down-to-earth, and energetic.
We are not from Vancouver but will absolutely travel back to dine here again. 100% recommend to anyone looking for a meal and dining environment that does above-and-beyond.

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CristinaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our experience. Service was amazing and food really remarckable.

It made our Birthday celebration very special!

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mikem
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

No air conditioning, it was nice uncomfortably hot while dinning.

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Kyle
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. Service was knowledgeable and quick, with great wine recommendations and a great sense of humour. In addition, the food was amazing. We especially loved the braised octopus, it was excellent!

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RobB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner June 26, 2021 - excellent all around - great appy (scalllops), great cocktails, excellent mains, great service.

Would highly recommend for a special dinner out!

Rob

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vipDaniel
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tried for tasting menu with wine pairing for the full fine dining experience....

Requested for air conditioning but it was not operated property!

Pleasant temperature would been appreciated for dine dining especially during these unusual hot season we are having...

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to this establishment. The experience was very memorable. From the time you walk into the door you feel welcome. The staff was very knowledgeable, fun, friendly and love to inform you about the wine and food. The seating felt like old school French style crossed with a New York high end restaurant.

The food was absolutely delightful, the different tastes I indulged in blew my mind. From this day forward I am now a foodie. I even ate pigeon… who would have tonight that annoying bird would taste so good. It was a cross between lamb taste, Med-rare steak texture and the look of cooked pork.

I highly recommend trying out the tasting menu paired with wine.

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AvidEater
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dining experience! The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. We had Andrew as our server and he was amazing, attentive, and so knowledgeable about wine pairings.

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KristoffD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A remarkable dining experience. Our service was outstanding with an extremely knowledgable (sommelier) server who was attentive, professional, and pleasant. The presentation on the dishes was incredible. The cocktails were unique. The wine list was awesome. The food was out of control delicious!

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Summer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is good but a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and evening!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you very much! Looking forward to having you back. Regards, Team L'Abattoir

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L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3227 OpenTable diners.

L'Abattoir Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.labattoir.ca/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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