L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3129 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.

Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CA$140.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    The Gaoler's Menu 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. Located in the heart of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews [pronounced jai-lrs myooz] and Blood Alley in Vancouver, L'Abattoir has become a culinary institution in Canada, recognized for the impeccable dining experience they offer. 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.

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 3129 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fiveDELTA14
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend eating at L’Abattoir!!! The food was delicious and it definitely sparked conversation about some of the different flavor combinations going on in the dishes. The service was also on point and professional. The only comment would be the choice of music. Gangster rap would be fine at a lounge or nightclub bit I thought the ambiance and food combination begged for something a little more conservative.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing and made for such a great date night.

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vipSweetPea
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late - yikes! But so pleased the restaurant accomodated us with no hassle. Everything was utterly fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was perfect. Staff were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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Ingo
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was friendly. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent wine recommendation. The food was exceptional. It was also very rich, a little goes a long way. The space is very urban but the lighting warms it up nicely. Sound travels upstairs from the bar quite a bit. The music was also a bit odd and often sounded like a tv was on instead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good environment, good service, steak is wonderful, fish is just ok, noise is moderate not so quiet as I thought, foe the food value, food price is quite expensive especially for the scallop appetizer and fish. It is recommend for only special occasions not for everyday dinner.

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vipMichaelM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Abattoir consistently provides great food, friendly and excellent service and good value for dinner... always a real pleasure to go there for dinner!! Mike and Joanne

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at L'abattoir. Never disappoints. If I had to say one thing it would be the music. Music that is background not foreground and is a little loud would be preferred.

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HannahUy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were amazing, our server was charismatic, and the food was impeccable as always. 100% recommend the oysters to start!

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JodyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Will be back.

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Rdonna
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The staff were very knowledgeable. We will be back.

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Alpolowich
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food, knowledgeable and fun staff, and wine pairings on point.

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EvaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic- as always! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal, great service, always a treat. Highly recommend.

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MiloL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and she went above and beyond. The food was excellent and presentation was beautiful

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Albacorelucy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and tasty food, excellent service as always. L'abattoir never disappoints.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. The food was amazing and drinks very unique and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my birthday dinner! Excellent service and Everything we had was amazing, special mention: the baked oysters are probably the best baked oysters I’ve ever had. Highly recommend. I also had the steak Diane as my main, and the steak was perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always a amazing. Enough said.... thanks for the great service. Thanks to @malhussainiyvr for the recommendation

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Davey
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Andrew (sommelier) made the evening.

Minimum 50 chara...

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Javier
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always :-)

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vipBudL
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a welcoming experience!! Even within the current times, it was so much fun to interact with staff, as it was a compliment to the fantastic food, which was done to perfection!! (Sable fish, venison)

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RyanG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times and its never failed to be great! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My wedding anniversary.

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MichaelO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Super tasty, elegant and great service!

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MoiraR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'ab was terrific. A great team of people work there and the food is so amazingly delicious. Our server was always close by when we needed her. It is expensive so we probably won't be back soon but it certainly was memorable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! The baked oysters were my favourite. The service was ok. The server was slow and didn’t come to the table often

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, very quick service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at l’Abattoir could not have done a better job. First - it was a very safe environment, with multiple layers of social distancing and protection in place. The dinner experience itself was amazing. From the recommendations on dishes, to the execution of the food and cocktails, wine suggestions, all the way through to dessert and amaro. I would very rarely call a dinner “perfect”, but the entire team at l’Abattoir should be commended for knocking this one out of the park.

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GabrielN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service in an elegant environment. Would definitely go back.

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Amie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered seafood dishes - oysters & scallops for appetizers & sablefish & Halibut for entrees. All well done and not overcooked. The desserts were really really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great service from Andrew. Magnificent food!

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vipLuisaD
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. The way the tables are set up keeps diners safe and I hope the staff feel safer now that patrons have to wear masks when not sitting at their table. To those customers who still walked through without them - I see you and I judge you haha.

Everything from the cocktails to appetizers, entrees and wine were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Don't forget to save room for the gorgeous bread basket they bring out and dessert of course.

This is our favourite restaurant when we want to treat ourselves but even sitting at the bar for a snack and drink is a great option.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible birthday experience for my best friend and I. Amazing service from an incredibly attentive and friendly waiter along with some of the best food I’ve ever had. Will be back 10/10 thank you for helping to make such a memorable birthday during these tough times!

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ShawndaK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience! We love dry red wines, and they had an incredible cab franc! I’m gluten and dairy free, and they were able to accommodate both without sacrificing flavor. We enjoyed the raw tuna for an appetizer. My husband got the halibut. I got the venison. Both were impressive!! I’ve eaten a lot of venison. It’s a lean meat, but this venison dish was incredibly tender and melted in my mouth like a beef tenderloin. We had a spectacular experience!!

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BillL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L’Abattoir is my go to restaurant when I want have a great meal and drinks with friends. The food is consistently excellent and the service has always been wonderful, both personable and very knowledgeable. On my last visit the quality of cocktails seems to be even higher than I remember - a definite plus during these days of COVID and social isolation.

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TaylorM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food, thank you everyone at L'Abattoir!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thank you for making our Saturday night out a success.

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alexisd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and the service/food was amazing. Will definitely be back! Highly recommend the baked oysters and steak Diane.

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KirstenP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time, it's our favourite spot in Vancouver.

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 568-1701 ext. 1.

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3129 OpenTable diners.

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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