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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3501 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lee Cooper

  • Catering

    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca

  • Private party facilities

    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.

  • Private party contact

    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    Gastown

  • Cross street

    Water Street

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Chef's Menu

    CA$155.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Nine seasonal dishes and optional wine pairings, visit labattoir.ca to view the current Chef's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated and whole table participation is required. Prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Limited availability nightly.
  • Valentine's Day

    CA$181.25 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    This experience is sold out, log into OpenTable and set an alert to receive a notification should a table come available. Join us on Valentine's Day with your loved one for an indulgent 5 course prix-fixe dinner by Chef Lee Cooper with optional wine pairings. Visit our website for menu details. Menu modifications will be politely declined. Tickets are inclusive of taxes and gratuity and are non-refundable.

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What 3,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

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  1. RD

    RayD

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We found it a little noisy, but we are older... Food and wine were great.
  2. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We had the chefs menu paired with the premium wine tasting. Every member of staff we interacted with was professional and friendly. The sommelier was lovely, as was our server. The wine was good, paired nicely with each dish; although for $155/person for the wine alone you’d expect to get more than just a singular glass at most. The food was good, but largely overpriced for the quality and quantity. Most of the dishes came out Luke warm. +$700 for 2 people for the premium wine pairing and chefs menu is incredibly overpriced. We left quite disappointed in the overall value.
  3. AC

    AdrianC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing Service lovely Was a bit loud
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Opened on time, very courteous, prompt door reception. Coat closet which is fantastic. Had the Chefs tasting menu with Paired drinks which also was fantastic. Some of the dishes were out of this world particularly the cod and lamb mains. Overall a great experience. Only downside we had was the noise level made it extremely difficult to hear the servers complimentary explanations of each pairing, or just conversation in general. Other than that an exceptional meal and we will return.
  5. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The staffs are so friendly and the food? I have no words !!! 10/10
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. We took the tasting menu. Ling cod and the beef tartare were the best thing on there. Andy the sommelier was awesome and made some terrific wine recommendations for the meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was soooooo good!!
  8. HS

    HyunkiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy, especially sommelier Andrew, His accommodation makes experience to the next level. I will definitely come back again.
  9. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at L'Abattoir. This venue is where the Irish Heather used to be on Carrall St. We originally had reservation for 6:45, but were in Vancouver early. Upon entering the restaurant at 5:30, we were greeted right away, and the very accommodating maitre de, was able to seat us right away, in a very nice table overlooking the bar. Our waiter was very attentive without being overly intrusive. He described most of the dishes and made great recommendations. We had the baked oysters and wild smoked salmon; both were absolutely delicious. Next up were the mains of Steak Diane and the Grilled Venison. Again, spot on and cooked medium rare. The service was nicely timed. The menu items are on the higher priced side, but for a once in a while occasion, well worth it. The only thing that kind of bugged me was the credit card reader had gratuity increments of 19%, 22%, and 25%. Tip what you want, but that starting point is a little excessive in my opinion. However, that did not cut into a great dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing testing menus, Especially the Oyster super good must try dish.
  11. h

    hungry

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reminder why L’Abattoir is a mainstay. Came for a special night out and had the chef’s menu with wine pairing because we couldn’t decide what to order. Every dish was worth writing home about - from the trio of starters to the fish with a caviar and Brussels sprouts sauce. Sorry for the terrible photo! A meal I won’t soon forget. The sommelier was thorough and friendly in describing all the delicious wines. Can’t wait to come back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Great food and service. However was there for romantic meal and soon after we sat a work party was put beside us and were just doing there thing loud convos and laughter. We were at the back of the restaurant right beside them, it was to much we couldn't talk normally w out raising our voices and being interrupted with loudness. So no intimate romantic meal but again food and service on Point.
  13. W

    Wowser

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There were surprisingly few gluten free options on the menu. This is a big change from the last time we were there. It was fixed after we insisted the server speak to the kitchen. Otherwise pleasant and busy as usual. Food was perfectly cooked and the baked oysters were divine.
  14. m

    mrkpenny

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable staff, great ambiance, wasn’t rushed, food was outstanding and great pairings from the Sommelier. A repeat next time in town
  15. AA

    AdeolaA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner and we were not allowed to bring a birthday cake and there was no cake to order on the menu

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on January 17, 2023Hi Adeola, thank you for your kind review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We are sorry that we could not serve the cake you wanted, since we have staff with severe nut allergies we have a strict "no outside food" policy... we try to keep this policy from impacting a good celebration but sometimes we miss the mark. We would love the opportunity to host you again and appreciate you choosing L'Abattoir to dine!

  16. SK

    SylviaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening with excellent service and incredibly delicious food. A special thank you to Matt and Andrew.
  17. a

    anthonyd

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with amazing staff. First time visiting, won’t be my last.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was absolutely wonderful and the suggested wine pairing were wonderful.
  19. MG

    MamaG

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem and people know it. It was fully booked. The chef tasting menu is amazing and a great value for dollar. Wine pairings were perfect. Just wish I didn't get full so early.
  20. M

    Matt

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Restaurant is not comfortable. Very loud. Service was good and they tried hard to please. But for my taste anyway, poor ambiance, uncomfortable seating and a very high noise level was a deal killer for future meals.
  21. S

    Sociable

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! Highly recommend the oysters! Great atmosphere. Reservation a must.
  22. P

    Princess7

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond lovely. Beyond delicious. Thank you!
  23. KJ

    KandJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This is not our first time dining at L'Abattoir, but it may be our last. The room, ambience and service is always comfortable and fun. The hostess was kind, the server was cheerful and personable, the sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful -- however the tasting menu left a lot to be desired. We had the $155 chefs tasting menu, 8 "courses". The first 3 were canapés, of which the steak tartar was tasty. The raclette croquant was bland and the foie gras and ok. The pacific oyster was also nice, but nothing special. Our ling cod was bland, and lukewarm. The veal sweetbreads were the best part of the entire menu, very delicious -- also the only dish that arrived even close to hot/warm. The squab was also quite bland and lukewarm, only the black currants were flavourful. Both desserts were also just ok. We had a good time, but would not recommend the tasting menu. It really missed the mark. Very disappointing, "ok" at best.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We are sorry that the meal fell short for you on your visit. We take all guest feedback to heart and have passed on your notes to our management team to address. We would love the opportunity to make this right, please do reach out to me directly at spencer[at]labattoir.ca. Kind regards, Spencer

  24. k

    kelowna4397

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Not so great definitely not worth the price!

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on January 5, 2023Hi there, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience on New Year's Eve. We are sorry that the evening lacked value for you, we would appreciate some specific feedback so that we can improve our set menus and ambiance going forward. Please do email me directly at spencer[at]labattoir.ca, I would love to connect. Thank you! Spencer, Head of Reception

  25. LH

    LukeH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service by super professional staff. Amazing food served in perfect proportions. We loved everything about this restaurant!
  26. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most tender chicken I’ve ever tasted, very creative mocktails, and incredible staff. Will definitely be dining here again.
  27. M

    Michael

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best Birthday Dinner ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  28. JG

    JohnG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good tasting food to go along with a great selection and quality of booze. As a tourist, I'd come back.
  29. JH

    JackieH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was delicious but during the busy dinner rush service was average. Our waiter while friendly was distracted by something falling at another table left us in the middle of describing an entree and never returned. Gluten free options were also a bit challenging to place requests for.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on January 5, 2023Dear Jackie, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. We are very sorry that we fell short when you joined us for dinner, we acknowledge that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have forwarded your notes on to our management team to add training to our team regarding this circumstance. Thank you again and take care!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the 9 course menu right before their New Year’s special, and was thoroughly impressed with every dish that arrived! My server (can’t remember his name unfortunately) was outstanding, providing me guidance through drink choices, was very pleasant and provided me great service! Would recommend L’Abbatoir for a lovely night out.
  31. K

    Kathy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful!
  32. CD

    CamD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Great food and ambience, but service was a bit impersonal and prices were high compared to other local fine dining restaurants

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on January 5, 2023Dear Cam, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We are very sorry that we fell short when you joined us for dinner. We have passed your feedback on to our management team so that we may approve going forward. Kind regards, Spencer.

  33. RM

    RyanM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baked Oysters were fantastic!
  34. VZ

    VivianZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are great overall! But for vegetarians, the options are too limited and the portion of dishes is too small compared to non-vegetarian dishes. The dessert could still be improved.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Vivian, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and have passed it on to our management team. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  35. U

    Ugen78

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality of food. Had a good time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined solo and enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food, cocktails and wine
  37. AS

    AllenS

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Chefs tasting menu and wine pairings. Great vibe and knowledgeable staff made for a wonderful experience.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Allen, thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  38. R

    Rose

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food wise, this is a great resturant. The sommelier is very thoughtful with his pairings.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience overall, been there several times. Sommelier recommended a Pinot noir to pair all our meals. Even though it was not bad, it was very mild and had nothing particular for the high price point.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. We appreciate you returning and we will pass on your feedback to our management team to address. We hope to host you again soon and take care.

  40. NW

    NateW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It's like that old Woody Allen joke. Terrible food and tiny portions. Try the fish bread (yeck).

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on December 23, 2022Dear Nate, thank you for telling us about your recent experience. We are sorry that the meal fell short for you on your visit. We take all guest feedback to heart and will pass on your notes to our management team to address. We would love to gather some more detailed feedback so that we can further understand how to improve, you can reach us at info[at]labattoir.ca.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3501 OpenTable diners.

L'Abattoir Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Water Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gastown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lee Cooper

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca

  • Private party facilities

    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.

  • Private party contact

    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2

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