L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.8
3183 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$135.00 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.

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 3183 people are saying
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ScottJ
Bath
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Gaolers menu with matching wines was outstanding. Recommend highly

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Reverie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was outstanding! Thanks to the team for a beautiful meal.

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DanL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, great ambiance and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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bobJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, especially the appetizer Oysters, was all awesome. The service was quick, attentive, and perfectly non-intrusive from a well coordinated and pleasant team. A truly wonderful night.

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RickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food and overall amazing experience. Would 100% recommend for birthday celebrations!

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AlexP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Creative and interesting flavors. We were so pleasantly surprised.

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NicoleD
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Food was amazing and service outstanding.

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NateB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all really enjoyed the atmosphere and or meals. The service staff was great, we really enjoyed the descriptions of the food as it was brought out to us. We will do sir be visiting again.

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Myanga
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good ambience for a belated birthday celebration. Thank you for the special candle in the end :)

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LilaG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, impeccable service. This restaurant is truly deserving of its ranking among the best restaurants in Canada. Every bite was delicious, perfectly seasoned, and was a revelation. Some of the pairings seem odd, but every element of the dish works together in harmony to create a delicious bite. The service was impressive. Attentive but not overbearing. The drink menu is extensive. We will be trying the Gaoler's menu next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Made our engagement night special !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service between appetizer and main course took longer than usual. Noisy atmosphere. Rock fish was salty.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2021

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write, we appreciate the feedback, as always. We've followed up with the team regarding the slower service and are committed to providing the highest level of food and service moving forward!

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BenL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, small portions. The restaurant was relatively empty, but good ambience and covid measures.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Ben, Thanks for the support! We appreciate you noticing the time and effort we've put into health & safety measures and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AndreaB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING HAPPY HOUR!! If you can nab the bar seats up against the front window, you’ll have a perfect view of all the dogs of gastown. The cocktails and food are really nice, too.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thanks Andrea! We look forward to seeing you back at the bar again very soon!

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GusB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless Execution
Some of the best cooking in Vancouver

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SarahB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at this restaurant was fantastic! We felt the staff genuinely cared about us and made us feel welcome. Outstanding food served by amazing people

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the glowing review! I've passed your feedback along to the staff :) We really work hard to ensure our guests always feel welcome. Cheers!

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josel
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for an anniversary dinner and boy are we happy we chose this place... the service was 10/10.. the staff really know the menu and make you feel super welcomed. I highly recommend the baked oysters and duck breast.. we can't wait to come back! Thank you La'battoir for making our anniversary special.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Jose! We appreciate you choosing us for your special day! Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

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TeresaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were there to celebrate our birthdays, both in March, and had the scallops & sweet bread for appetizers and tandori cod and rabbit for dinner, followed by dessert, the chocolate dessert and banana. We loved the scallops, tandori cod and both desserts were great! It was a good birthday, and we recommend L'Abattoir for anyone else celebrating their special day!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review, Teresa! We're happy you were able to enjoy your birthdays with us :)

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MCanuck
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner for our mom

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CornelD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions were a bit too small.
We were accosted by several unmasked transients when we left.

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Ollie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always out of this world. Service just what the food needs. Hard not to go back every week.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipvictort
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ambience. Tasty, creative, and well presented. We ate during the pandemic and felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to L’Abattoire for our 4 year anniversary.

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DanielleM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at L'Abattoir and it was a lovely evening out. We enjoyed the different flavours offered for food and enjoyed the way all the food complimented each other. We will return.

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vipSanjayMR
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were amazing - explained all the foods as they arrived and was able to get us a glass of wine that is normally on the tasting menu (rather than on the list of wines sold by the glass). Moreover, the dishes tasted amazing. Curious - there were several appetizers - it's interesting that all the appetizers were brought out at the same time, rather than one at a time. Most Michelin star restaurants would bring the appies out one a time for the guest to experience slowly. The Tasting menu was expensive, but we have always enjoyed the food at L'Abbatoir.

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Excellent
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pairing, great taste and great service! Thank you for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dinner experience. I have not been there for awhile but will be back again soon. The service and food were top notch!

MJ
vipMJM1957
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food as always—had the Gaoler’s tasting menu and pairings. Plexiglass shields and appropriate distances between tables are in place.

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Harry
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak Diane was brilliant. Good atmosphere and experience

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ParvG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience, food and selection for wine pairing was excellent.

RH
RogerH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

most courses are perfect except the lamb. lamb with a little bit of smell.

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LoriT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious quality dishes. Appie, entrée and dessert all fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our reservation was pushed back 20 minutes later due to minor accident but other than that, staff were accommodating , food was good, great cocktails selection and fairly priced.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much for joining us and we do apologize in the delay for seating. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@labattoir.ca next time you're thinking of joining us and we'll leave you a small token of our appreciation! Regards, Team L'Abattoir

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NicoleS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I really enjoyed our first experience at L'Abattoir. We both work in the industry and have been looking forward to this dining experience. Our server and food runners were knowledgeable to help assist with the perfect wine pairings and dishes that blew our expectations! So happy we came when Chef was there which made it extra special. Can't wait to return.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2021

Hi Nicole! Thanks again for joining us the other night, we're super pleased to hear we could exceed your expectations - can't wait to have you back !

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RyanH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Valentines Day dinner and enjoyed the tasting menu. The food and service was top notch and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So far the best! Will be back for sure!

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Barb
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wow! The tandoori sablefish is incredible. Everything was excellent. The service was very good. Never disappointing, but last time it exceeded our expectations. Well done!

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Klassyfood
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent and the service was stellar. It was a special evening of being pampered in the best possible way!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We've been working hard to keep our standards high. Glad you and your husband enjoyed yourselves, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Alicel
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service is good
nice place for couple
but the dark chocolate is too sweet

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3183 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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