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About L'Abattoir Restaurant

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 by Restaurant Director, Lisa Haley. The French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with Haley's eclectic wine program and the bar team's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.

217 Carrall St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner 7 nights a week
Happy Hour nightly
** Bar seats only 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday + Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar Open until 12:00am every night
Brunch Saturday + Sunday from 10am-2pm

Dinner and lunch bookings are also available for groups in our private dining room.

Cross Street:
Cordova Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 568-1701

Website:
http://www.labattoir.ca/

Entertainment:
Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.

Catering:
Please inquire with the Sales and Events team. Contact Kimberly & Lainey at 604-559-3011 or events@labattoir.ca

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.

Public Transit:
Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.

Executive Chef:
Lee Cooper

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please note that we are only able to accommodate guest bookings for a maximum of 6 guests in the restaurant. Please contact us for further details regarding special event inquires at events@labattoir.ca and all larger group bookings for our Private Dining Room.

** No cakes, pastries or other outside product is to be brought into the restaurant.

L'Abattoir Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (70)
Special Occasion (62)
Fit for Foodies (55)
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Creative Cuisine (54)
Romantic (50)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Notable Wine List (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fun (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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!!!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely unreal experience all around! Service was top notch

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous! One of the very best places to eat in Vancouver.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Organic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

so delicious

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was very good but portion quite small.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great Restaurant! You can't miss it! The price is not low, but the high quality definitely worths the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food are awesome, but pricey. We could go more often if they are reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice!The food was fantastic

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brought my parents here since they visiting Vancouver from China. We caught up the last day of Dine Out.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

complacent waiters

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overall a very pleasant experience. The lemon meringue dessert was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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
heating.
Other than than we enjoyed our experience at L'Abattoir

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food & great service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good steak. Good place to take pictures!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service would have been excellent - but they forgot about our main course... so I had to drop a couple stars. Good food. Good wine,. Lovely setting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The waiter was the most arrogant, snobby, superior one I’ve ever had.

It’s never wise to judge customers by their relaxed approach and choice of wine. Michelin star restaurants don’t make that mistake...........a decent one in vancouver certainly shouldn’t.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Dine out Vancouver 2018.
Wonderful food and great service. We sat at the back and it faced the alley.
Seating is a bit tight but volume was medium.
Server was nice but the server at the other table was a bit rude imo
Food was delicious.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Ambiance and service was as expected - great. The food on the other hand, was mediocre. Presentation was wonderful but the portion size and taste of the food was underwhelming. For the price, I would not be coming back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Came for the dine out menu. The charred broccoli & crispy octopus dishes were really good. The steak was a slightly more cooked that we initially thought it would be but still good and the onion rings & brandy jus were good touches. Our favourite dish was the lemon meringue it was perfect, it had everything we wanted in a dessert. It wasn’t too sweet or sour and the earl grey & shortbread complimented the lemon well. Hope to see that addition to the regular menu! Would recommend & return. 😊

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

pls have your waiters better prepare to recommend things have a more memable experience

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing food, make sure to get the fresh baked bread and dessert is a must at this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Dine out food was premade. Each menu item came out so quickly. The temperature of the food seemed like it was under a heat lamp. The beef was super chewy for medium rare. Don't get me wrong, I've been to labbitoir numerous times ordering from the regular menu and the food was always spectacular and usually it takes a while for the food to come out because obviously they make it upon order.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was incredible. The food was really good. An overall great experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Awesome food! Awesome service! Awesome venue!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The foi gras dish is well executed. Love the fresh herbs that they put on, not as decorations but to go with the fish. Hate when a restaurant put some parsley on a steak but the flavor is not there. The la'abattoir actually put dills on the Arctic char which go so well with it. Great food to eat!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We went here for Dine Out and everything was so tasty and because it was Dine Out, pretty reasonable. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fantastic service ! By far the best dine out this year for us !

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We came for Dine-Out Vancouver and we had not eaten here before. The server was very attentive; we liked that there were a lot of people involved in the serving because it was easy to get someone's attention. Although the portions looked small, we were definitely satisfied by the end of the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Visited here during the Dine Out Vancouver 2018. The restaurant was a lot smaller than I expected. I enjoyed the atmosphere the restaurant gave. I felt our server wasn't fully attentive with my table as I overheard him offer specials and additional items that were not on the menu to other tables around us. Our appetizer and desserts were outstanding and unique. We really enjoyed the different flavors and textures of the food. Our entrees on the other hand weren't as unique. It was just the usual fish and steak. Don't get me wrong, it was cooked very well but I feel Dine Out is a time to show case what the restaurant has to offer in terms of flavors, ingredients and presentation. I would consider returning on a regular night to try their regular menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Came for Dine Out Vancouver and couldn't have had a better experience. The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere were all perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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