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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 Lee Cooper and owner/operator Paul Grunberg are 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 General Manager Ricardo Ferreira. The French influenced West Coast fare is paired wIth Wine Director Lisa 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Not sure of it was because of the DOV but the food was mediocre, beef came almost cold. Service could be improved quite a bit... Host said they were fully booked although there were a number of open space on Open table. We had two reso for twos and were told unable to combine into one group of 4, but we could be seated next to each other with movable tables (but could not put the tables together)... (?) Just something we thought was kind of funny.
We waited for an hour between appetizers and our entrees. We got so fed up that we asked for our bill and to cancel our order but then our food magically appeared but it was barely warm. The food was also on the salty side. I had a great experience the first time I went, not sure what happened yesterday.
L'Abbatoir never disappoints. The modern space is cozy and inviting. The menu is French influenced with local ingredients. My crispy Octopus appetizer was incredible, and the duck entree was the best duck I've ever had...an absolute 10/10. We brought a special bottle of wine which was no problem, paid a modest corkage and ordered more wine from the well-thought-out wine list. I will be back as soon as I can arrange it!
The back room is fantastic, beautiful big windows, few tables, it's much more intimate. Very cozy and picture perfect. The decor was very French.
The staff wasn't very friendly, quite rushed. We were seated before most, but they didn't take our orders right away, they took care of other tables before ours.
The food was delicious, looks quite small but is filling. The one thing they should make clear is that when they present those delicious pastries as a starter, it is not free. It does cost $5 or $7 depending on your choice.
Overall it was a very good experience, one thing they can really improve on is service and friendlier staff... people are coming there to eat and enjoy themselves, look like you want to be there too.
Food was beautiful - creative, fresh, well presented and great balance of satisfying flavours.
Our table was excessively noisy, upstairs from the bar. Conversation was impossible without shouting at each other.
The service was terrible. Our server was ill-I formed and completely uninterested. We did notice other servers around us seems much more interested in their work, so presumably we were just unlucky.
Our bill was almost $600 and we would have happily spent the money for our special occasion dinner, and often do for special events, but this experience was a real disappointment. Could not recommend it, given some of the other restaurants on offer in Vancouver.
I thought the food was well prepared and looked wonderful. But there was this reoccurring pickle/vinegar flavor in almost every dish (we tried 6). It's obvious it's a flavour the chef loves, but maybe not in every dish.. that said, great looking place, good service.
We had a great time right from the start the staff was amazing. We felt very welcomed and we're treated with the utmost respect and kindness. We found that all the staff were pleasant and attentive. It was an important date for me the lady I brought is very important to me. It had a very warm atmosphere and very much suited what I was looking for that evening. My thanks to the staff for helping me make my date a success if you know what I mean... ;-)
Brunch here was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Of particular note was sort of a riff on lox and bagels, using a potato flatbread instead. Probably one of the better breakfast dishes I have ever had. If it is on the menu the next time I am in Vancouver, I will order it.
It was a perfect brunch day and we were not disappointed with our choice. We were met warmly at the door and quickly escorted to our table where we were treated to a glass of sparkling wine because it was our anniversary. Our server was knowledgeable and accommodating. We appreciated the extra insight as well as the gracious service. Highly recommend!
We had an amazing time for our anniversary. Service was excellent. The wine list was stellar. The food was unreal - the new octopus dish is to die for and we are still talking about it. Being from Whistler we recommend so many Vancouver restaurants to our colleagues and friends (clients & guests too!) and yours is now at the top of the list. Keep up the amazing work and thank you so much for a memorable evening!
Went here for my bestie's birthday dinner. Overall, I find the food outstanding...you have to try their veal tartare. It's fantastic!! However, I find food came out a little too slow for such a quiet Sunday night. We waited for a substantial amount of time (around 30 mins) before the appetiser was served. Waited for another 20 minutes or so for the main course to be served. We were excited that our mains were here. But nope...the server brought the wrong food out. Apparently there was a little confusion about the main course. We ordered the lamb sausage to share but the server brought ling cod instead. The kitchen refired the main course and the lamb sausage was out in about 5 mins. Would I be back? Yes, to try the ling cod.
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