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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n
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. Food was excellent. Service was great and we were very pleased.

AN
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from entry to exit was amazing. Food was outstanding as well

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good in good setting.

W
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Definitely on par with well known french cuisine. Presentation and taste of the mains are quite outstanding. Will definitely come again. Environment is very casual so not too intimating. Love the experience.

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a great time dining at your restaurant. Thank you!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

Great food and service but so loud you couldn’t carry on a conversation

L
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional server! Very knowledgeable. Food, wine and cocktail were exquisite. I’m hard to impress and was pleasantly surprised. Thank you!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was decent but it took way to long before we get our food. Approximately a 30+ mins of wait. We were there for a Sunday brunch.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for letting us know about your visit, we do apologize for the time it took to get your meals to you. There is no excuse to leave our guests waiting 30+ minutes for their food. We want to assure you that the appropriate team members have been followed up with regarding your feedback. If you would like to provide any more details about your visit, do not hesitate to do so at info@labattoir.ca. We would love the opportunity to rectify your experience. Best, Spencer

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DS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and pleased we booked a reservation. All of the locals we spoke to gave strong endorsements given we were from out of town.

S
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good tasting and uniquely prepared food. It is a bit pricy so I would only recommend if on a splurge.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening, service was great, food and drink was fantastic

OG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few perfect restaurants in the world.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

What a compliment! Thank you very much. We hope to host you again soon. Best, Spencer

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a
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Abbatoir is my favourite restaurant right now. It seems we're always thinking about their tartare! It was different than the last time we had it here, this time with crispy quinoa on top instead of crispy brussels sprouts, but still absolutely delicious! We also ordered the crab to start, along with the delicious sunchoke and raclette with pickled ramps (YUM!), and must admit, it wasn't our fave (nothing compares to that tartare, i tell ya!) but the steak diane, the duck and the venison are all delicious! also, their cocktails -- so good!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

First time writing a review on OpenTable because I am pretty upset. It was my birthday and none of the waiters acknowledged that. This is the first restaurant ever in Vancouver that I have been to on my birthday without saying happy birthday to me, not a big deal but it would have been nice to feel a little special on my birthday since I could have pick any other restaurants.

The waiter that was helping us did not seem happy to be working there at all, although he was informative and did check up on us, he never smiled nor was he energetic.

This is the third time I have been at this restaurant and the food is always pretty good. First time spending my birthday here and I would not recommend anyone to spend their birthdays here. Food is good but Vancouver has a lot of good restaurants with better services, spend your money else where.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, We are very sorry for not meeting your expectations on your birthday. These kinds of occasions are very important to us and we apologize for not delivering the high level of service that we are committed to delivering. We can assure you that our management team has followed up with the appropriate parties. We truly would love the opportunity to make it up to you, if you would be so kind as to email info@labattoir.ca, our management team will be in touch shortly. Best, Spencer

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CM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special was offered when it was a birthday celebration. A bit disappointed.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, we deeply apologize for missing the opportunity to make such a special occasion extra special. We pride ourselves in our high level of hospitality and clearly we fell short in this instance. We want to assure you that the appropriate team members have been followed up regarding your visit. If you would like to provide any more information, do not hesitate to do so at info@labattoir.ca. All the best, Spencer

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing interior, food and service! Very excellent brunch and highly recommend

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! A fabulous experience all around.

A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered the duck and the venison which were cooked to perfection. The portions were generous and the service was exactly how we like it. The only thing we did not enjoy was the noise level of the place. Some other patrons were getting wasted in the table behind us. Other than that, the restaurant is great and we will be making a return.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience - we do apologize for the sound level. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and look forward to hosting you again in the future! Best, Spencer

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g
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L’Abattoir is great. The menu offers a wide variety of good selections, the service is excellent, the food well prepared and presented, and the ambience welcoming and friendly. It can get noisy because the tables are close together and the surfaces are hard, which makes the sound bounce, but the atmosphere is convivial. The dungeness crab appetizers were outstanding and the venison was perfectly cooked. We will go back on our next visit to Vancouver.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to L'Abattoir, we appreciate your kind words! We look forward to hosting you next time you are in town. Best, Spencer

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MW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the setting. Server was awesome, drinks were good.
Menu is a bit narrow - elegant but few choices.

M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion it’s perfect, but over the years the price has been raised up quite a bit. I would revisit for special dates only.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent!

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from the moment we walked into the moment we left. Service was topnotch, and the food was outstanding. We had great input from the Sommelier, who recommended a great pairing for our meal. Definitely recommend and would re-visit again.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to L'Abattoir, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Spencer

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BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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 on October 18, 2019

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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A
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time , everything was perfect, great location.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi Adrian, Thank you for reviewing your experience at our restaurant - we hope to host you again in the future! Best, Spencer

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JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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 on October 18, 2019

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

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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OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019

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
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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 on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019

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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