The food was delicious and service was great. However, I think the waiting time for the food was a bit too long...(about half an hour somehow)
This place was amazing! The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful, the exposed brick and entrance tiles were features I really liked. But none of that compares to the food! Beautifully presented and delicious. I will definitely be going back for the chicken confit and riz au lait again. Let's not forget about the cocktail; the little sparrow was very well balanced and just sweet enough for the tequila. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you for an amazing experience.
Always a great ambiance and exceptional food!
overall it was a good evening - however the portions were very small, except the duck dish which was excellent and portion good; 3 people each had something different - each mentioned the small portions;
Food tasted great and dishes looked amazing. I would recommend it for special occasions. The cocktails were also very nicely made.
Sat at the bar. Loved the ambiance.
baked oysters yum
wine list... a bit pricey : (
Bread basket yum
My friend and I wanted to enjoy a fine dinning dinner to celebrate her birthday, so we choose to check out l’abattoir. We where greeted and where asked for our coats to be hung. Further we where seated in the back room side by side tables with other guests shoulder length apart. We could hear every conversation that was going on, which felt a little impersonal and uncomfortable. We seem to look pass the ambulance and where excited to taste the food. We started with the oyster in a white hollandaise sauce with truffle on top, and we loved them delicious. Then comes out mains I order the duck with red cabbage and my friend ordered the scallops. So my duck came out raw and I was concerned about eating raw poultry, so I politelay asked my server if that was how its suppose to be and she reassured me thats how its cooked. I asked if I would get sick and she mentioned that duck an another type of bird can be severe raw. Anyways I pursued to trust her and finished my meal. I’ve never heard of eating raw duck and made me very worrisome, because the lady beside me also had a very rare steak which was completely bloody and I over heard her ask the server as well if it was suppose to be that way. She advise that it was how the kitchen cooks their meals. Now to my friends meal she receives her scallops that where beautiful presented but unfortunately only cooked on one side and the other side was slimy and raw!! Again raw!! Embarrassed as it is with my meal she asks the server and she reassured us that they only cook it on one side. After many minutes of telling our server that she wasn’t happy with her slimy scallops my friend ask for he kitchen to refry then to be cook on both sides. Our server replaced her scallops with a new dish, which was nice to get them done properly. We ended with the yogurt and beet dessert and we where thrilled to taste something delicious and at the fine dinning level. Overall our experience was no what we expected and wouldn’t pay 40$ for a main!
Went to L'Abattoir after some great wine tasting activities at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, and it didn't disappoint. Excellent food, very interesting wine list, inventive cocktails, attentive service. My only comment is that it's a bit expensive - three cocktails, two appetizers, two entrees, a half bottle of wine and one shared dessert came in at a shade of $300 for the two of us - and in my book, that's a little steep. But I'm glad we went - it was a very pleasurable evening.
Service is terrible here: the worst I can remember of any restaurant in 20 years. Brunch options are standard fare, nothing extraordinary. Food, when it eventually came (90 minutes after arriving) was fine. However the miserable experience created by our generally incompetent waiter eclipsed any interest in the food. Would never return.
Food was great. Service was awful. This is the first time submitting a review.
One of the weirdest dining experience ever...one guest waited 1/2 an hour for her coffee, nevermind refills. Different staff coming to our table yet we couldn't identify who actually was our server. Long wait for food.
Thanks to the staff who ran across the street to get mustard for us.
amazing staff and great food
Went here for brunch on a weekend. Great food, great ambiance and decor. My fiancé ordered coffee but it took a long time to arrive, all the other guests who came after us were served coffee first and we had to ask for it. Other than that, the donut with raspberry jam was to die for and the drinks are strong!
I mentioned it was our anniversary and we were surprised with a free glass of champagne at the table. Everything just got better from there. The cocktails were phenomenal, especially the avocado gimlet. The food was incredible as well. We shared the pork jowl for an appetizer and tried the steak and duck as our main courses. We are very excited for our next outing!
Excellent food and service
It was wonderful from gullet to gizzard and all washed down with great cocktails and wine.
A must visit, once in a lifetime, amazing, extraordinary, and thoughtful restaurant.
From service, drinks, to food, one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
Will try to come again when returning to Vancouver!!!
A must for all foodies!!!
Absolutely unreal experience all around! Service was top notch
What a great find! We love Cafe Medina but hate the wait and L'Abattoir was as wonderful in a different way. The pastries were delicious and the coffee perfectly paired. My husband doesn't like anything too "fussy" and was nervous when we sat down but left raving as much as I was! Both our breakfasts were delicious (nothing left but the plate!) and we can't wait to go back.
Innovative food was also delicious. Not rushed service but great service. Every staff member was a pro and knew what we needed and when with minimal questions or interruptions. Room was very comfortable and intimate, it felt like dining in Manhattan.
Fabulous! One of the very best places to eat in Vancouver.
My husband & were blown away by the entire experience. Exceeded our expectations! The bread, meals, desserts were prepared with perfection! We enjoyed ourselves immensely! The only thing I would recommend & appreciation, is adding which foods are ethically and/or humanely sourced. This is important to me. Thanks for having us! See you next time - Tania & Kaz
Overall, an exceptional dining experience. Food, service and price were all in alignment. If I had to point out something that wasn't exceptional it would be the noise level of the restaurant, particularly the in-house music. That is probably based on my own preference, so it may be the kind of energy and vibe you are seeking. Definitely recommend this place.
Food was very good but portion quite small.
Great Restaurant! You can't miss it! The price is not low, but the high quality definitely worths the price.
Overall it was a satisfactory dining experience. Very nice servers and decoration. The wine collection was impressive. We made a reservation and had a wait for about 10-15 minutes, not bad for a super busy restaurant. We were offered a glass of champagne each on the house, not quite sure why though lol, possibly due to the wait or the occasion?! The champagne was really good.
The appetizer baked oysters with garlic butte were amazing. I’m not a big fan of oysters myself, but the oysters were very fresh and the sauce was awesome; very creamy and tasty. Scallops and duck for mains; both well made and looked nice. I found the duck a little similar to Cantonese style roasted duck though. The side veggie was a little too much on the salty side for me. The portion of all dishes didn’t seem big at the first glance, but we were both too full for dessert lol.
Didn’t get to try the coffee as we were so full, but the one the table next to us ordered surely smelled good :)
The house made bread was delicious and the service was great. Waitresses were all polite and always came in a timely manner to check on how we like the food and clean up the used utensils, plates and table.
Parking can be a little bit of a challenge in the area, but there’s a pay parking lot about 1.5 block away (roughly 5 minute walk).
It was an enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Food are awesome, but pricey. We could go more often if they are reasonable.
Overall one of the best restaurant experiences, if not the best, we have ever had. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and welcoming, the atmosphere was fun and not pretentious. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great night out.
Heard great things, this was my first visit I took a seat at the bar. The service was fantastic. A small menu made it easy to choose, although all the options seemed like I couldn’t make a bad choice. The pace of food was perfect and not rushed. The presentation was thoughtful and creative. The cocktails were meticulously crafted and well balanced. Having dined all around Vancouver, this was probably one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.
Nice！The food was fantastic
Brought my parents here since they visiting Vancouver from China. We caught up the last day of Dine Out.
Overall a very pleasant experience. The lemon meringue dessert was fantastic.
It was really good even though it's dine out menu but the outside has a sense of cannabis which my family didn't like
We both enjoyed our meal. It was good tasty and beautifully presented.
The service was excellent and very pleasant.
We were cold in the Atrium would not choose to sit there in winter.. There needs to be better
Other than than we enjoyed our experience at L'Abattoir
The Waiter at the entrance was not polite when we came into 9 minutes earlier than the reserved time and did not tell us if possible there might be a vacant table or totally full at that time and just let us go outside to wait.
1st time tried this restaurant during dine out, our server very nice and friendly, food ok, not noisy, sitting not very comfort compared to some other restaurant located in hotel, but still good.
Great food & great service