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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.
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
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.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.
Please inquire with the Sales and Events team. Contact Kimberly & Lainey at 604-559-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. 😊
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.
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!
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.
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.
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