L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3098 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 3098 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great service from Andrew. Magnificent food!

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vipLuisaD
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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DanG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favourite place in Vancouver. Great food, service and a relaxed ambiance

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HoagyG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best meals we have enjoyed in Vancouver. Delicious food, excellent professional service.

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VinPrincess
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so worth a trip.

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BobSmith
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wagyu steak and wine suggestion from our server. The atmosphere was perfect.
We'll definitely go back.

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DaveA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Meal!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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BrendonL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roasted venison and the duck breast were both fantastic

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Kennywithak
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that there could be a bit more food on the plate. Would be nice to not still be hungry after spending $150+ for 2 people. Everything else is top notch.

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MichaelM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience, not too loud,

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Erika
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vraiment une expérience incroyable... nourriture 5 * et un super bon service. On était là pour notre anniversaire de mariage et ils nous ont offert 2 verres de champagne! Tre beau détail :)

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

Spectacular evening. Thanks!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Loved the food, the ambience, everything about it!

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vipBistroJ
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spectacular find I’m so glad I finally was able to dine here. Spectacular folks worth the wait.

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GailO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal and service was a perfect date night

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HannahM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. Knowledgeable staff- great wine and fun cocktails

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Tinny
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, bold and complex flavours!

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PeterO
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in Vancouver

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ElyseF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was not only delicious but also beautiful.

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AnaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked oysters are delicious. The pan seared scallops needed more searing. Steak Diane also pretty delicious. Great service.

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vipGman
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. The Steak Diane was so good I'm hungry again just thinking about it. Cocktails were excellent as well!

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vipJMace
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here! Food was delicious and service was on point, will come back again :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wine, service and ambience! Thanks again for another stellar evening!:)

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NathalieS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should be ranked a lot higher on the 100 tops best restaurant in Canada. Excellent!!!

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Beamer
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food... great wines... excellent service.
Felt very safe with lots of plexiglass dividers between tables.
Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and drinks and food were absolutely delicious. Although it is by design, there were no accompanying side dishes or a list of side dishes to add on for extra $$ so didn’t feel full at the end. Service was fantastic.

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SatwinderB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent place to have an intimate dinner, great service and good food and drinks!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome bartender! Delicious signature cocktails! Great atmosphere! We will definitely go back!

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vinesanddesigns
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Abattoir once again did not disappoint. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was fabulous - it was a delicious evening!

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vipMWandco
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a friendly greeting to wonderful service and excellent, imaginative quality food, our dining experience at L-Abattoir was perfect. We got the best seat in the house (front corner upstairs overlooking the bar) and the covid barriers and protocols made us comfortable. Our server recommended a good wine that went with our meal. We each had a starter (scallops - delicious!, and sweetbreads on sourdough - pretty tasty) and a main (sable fish and halibut - both excellent, fresh and perfectly prepared). Shared the apple cake for dessert. Perfect degree of delicate sweetness. Thank you for a lovely dinner!

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MarieClaire2016
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was superb. Great restaurant!

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StyimetheSockMonkey
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was 1st class start to finish. Our waiter, Edgar, was the best I've encountered in a very long time. Very knowledgeable on wine pairings. As well he seemed to anticipate our needs but not be always "there".

Would recommend this restaurant unreservedly.

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Terron
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner... from the drinks, apps, mains and the service. I hope to be back again soon.

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 3098 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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