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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
We came here for our anniversary dinner and were greeted with complimentary bubbles. We were given three varieties of breads to start the meal off and all were delicious. We ordered veal sweetbreads as an appetizer and the ling cod and lamb sirloin for entrées and all three dishes were amazing. We also ordered a bottle of BC wine to compliment the meal with the help of the sommelier. It is a fairly pricey restaurant with small portions but the quality and flavours were spectacular. There's a reason this restaurant is No.24 in Canada's 100 Best Restaurants 2017. I will gladly return!
I was looking forward to this meal for a Birthday. I eat out a lot and from recent reviews I was expecting a nice fine dining experience.
What I got was an expensive casual dining experience.
The staff was too casual. The food was good but not outstanding. The sommelier provided no input.
The staff needs better training and the food could use more flavour. In general there could have been more attention paid to the details.
I paid a lot of money and I feel I did not receive value for the money.
Food was pretty good and just as what I expected. Had the ling cod while my boyfriend had the pork belly, both of which were cooked very well. But I will say that the desert (maple tart I believe, was what we ordered) could have done with way less pumpkin seeds.
Food: good presentation, quickly served, delicious as always
Server: knew the menu, explained dishes, answered questions, polite, well manicured, professional
Hostess: friendly, very welcoming, polite, well groomed
Restaurant: clean, great seating
Bar: super clean and neat
The food certainly was unique, beautifully presented. We both ordered steak ... amazingly tender and flavourful . The desert... chocolate mousse et al, was mediocre. The wine was outstanding. Coffee... ho hum.... French press. The toughest issue is the noise. As all tables are really close together, you have to be really loud to hear each other.
All I can say is, AMAZING! My husband and I were visiting Vancouver from California for our anniversary & this restaurant was recommended to us from a friend. The service was outstanding, cocktails were unique & tasty, food was exceptional. Before we went, my friend said she would fly to Vancouver just to eat there... I can see why. Definitely a highlight of our trip!
I've wanted to try L'Abattoir for ages, but when selecting from 2-3 higher end restaurants it always seemed to be the odd one out. That will no longer, as the food quality, creativity, and flavour waaay outperformed the majority of restaurants rated above it. Expectations were high as we've hit a few decent restaurants the past while, but we were blown away by how amazing every single course tasted. There were surprise hits (baked oysters) and more familiar items that stood out due to the very high quality of execution (lamb sirloin!!). We were extremely impressed and will definitely be back again!
We had an excellent time overall. As pescatarians, it was a little disappointing that so many items contained meat or other animal products, but do commend the astute server who realized by our selections without us asking. For the rest of the meal, she made sure to point out which items contained ingredients from animal sources, like gelatin in the desserts, so that we could make the right choice for us. Bravo.
Great service, excellent food and really enjoyed the special drink from the drink menu. It was a last minute surprised outting with my wife and you guys made it a special night -our server was very attentive and his recommendations were great choices - thank you
When they called to confirm our reservation (for my guys birthday) I requested a table that we could sit side by side at. So pleased that they did that for us.
Service was attentive and knowledgeable
The food...i found overly complicated
Too many flavours combined
I had a wonderful evening, but think the kitchen could dial it back a bit and have more success.
Halibut with duck jus?????
Too much for my palate
Wow! From the moment we walked in we were simply amazed! Casually cool and grittily chic decor framed a menu that was unbelievable. Starting with the beef tartar...which was BEYOND fantastic and leading on to entrees of octopus, tenderloin of beef and ling cod...every bite was exquisite! And definitely don't retreat to safety when it's time for dessert; the " ice tea" was the star!
Definitely worth it!
Brunch - a family weekend in vancouver to see Ben Folds and eat and drink. Usually a great experience here. But for the money they charge you hope they get a few essentials correct. When poach eggs soft arrived over cooked and the bread is cold and dry, unfortunately it really takes away from the experience. I know they can do better!
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