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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3408 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

11:00 PM


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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

Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CA$155.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Gaoler's Menu [pronounced jai-lrs] at L'Abattoir is the ultimate indulgent dining experience. Nine seasonal dishes and optional wine pairings from their award-winning sommelier team will make for an evening not soon to be forgotten. Visit labattoir.ca to view the current Gaoler's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated. Pricing is exclusive of taxes and gratuity.

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What 3,408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. T

    Tommy

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table did the Gaoler's menu and it was absolutely incredible. 10/10 would recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply AMAZING
  3. GB

    GabrielaB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary and everything was fantastic! Amazing food and impeccable service. Our server was super friendly and very polite, over the top on the food descriptions and always on time to check our table.
  4. T

    Travelerswife

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming from a foodie - we all devoured our food:)
  5. DD

    DwayneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and willingness to prepare vegetarian dish. Sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable. Wow.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and the service and ambiance where fantastic and on point.
  7. J

    James17

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Menu tries to be clever and fails. Flavours do not match. Had the cod dish and wish I had not. Disappointing considering it is a nice restaurant.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded 4 days agoDear James17, thank you for letting us know 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 will be passing on your notes to our management team to address. If you wish to, we would love to get some more detail on your dinner so that we may improve going forward. You can reach us at info[at]labattoir.ca.

  8. MC

    MissCheckers

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal, cocktailsandservice. 11/10 recommended. Pricey but well worth it!
  9. FA

    FilipA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat! As an European realy surprised of the quality and finesse of the food. The wine pairing with Canadian wines was excellent. A must visit when in Vancouver!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good food but way too expensive for what was served.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around.
  12. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food. I have never had oysters that tasted that delicious. I wanted to take the shell with me and frame it at home to remember that moment.
  13. JW

    JennyW

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was amazing. The sommelier was really helpful and made a great suggestion for their tasting menu. One of the best restaurants in Vancouver.
  14. SM

    SeanM

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The baked oysters and foie terrine are two of my favourite dishes in the city. Ling cod dish was also amazing.
  15. SR

    SRPM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. The tasting menu was absolutely amazing. Drinks were perfectly paired as well. I would have this for dinner several nights in a row if we could.
  16. L

    Lamess

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love coming here, this is our second visit and everything was incredible. We loved to baked oysters and veal sweetbreads for starters, and the steak Dianne and quail for our mains were great too. We loved the service by the sommelier Andrew, he’s very knowledgeable and recommends great pairings!
  17. MM

    MarM

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we had a lovely evening, delicious meal and felt very well taken care of.
  18. JW

    JasW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    very loud, impossible to hear waiter or husband. Food was ok but closer to cold than hot.
  19. SC

    ScubaCat

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Gaoler’s menu (tasting menu). Everything was fantastic. Timing of courses was perfect, waiter was knowledgeable and attentive (without being too much). Cocktails, mock tails and wine were on point. If Michelin came to Vancouver, I’d say these guys would have a star for sure!
  20. MD

    MarkDempster

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, super friendly staff… a real chill feel Michelin needs to book a table when it arrives this autumn
  21. JW

    JonW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal nor experience...tasting menu was superb... always enjoy a meal at L'Abattoir.
  22. R

    Ralf

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Beautiful room. Exceptional service. Delicious food and wine.
  23. CL

    ChrisL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. Probably one of the best services provided in a restaurant. Knowledgable and friendly staff.
  24. A

    Andrew

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful overall experience. Best steak I’ve had in a long time. Our server was VERY helpful and attentive. 10/10 would recommend
  25. JP

    JodyP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Some of the wait staff were dressed a little too casually.
  26. V

    j9Vancouver

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, innovative drinks. Presentation of the dishes were creative without being over the top. Like that local suppliers of alcohol are promoted.
  27. E

    Elliott

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere, amazing food, amazing staff! We’ll be back for sure!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time here and I must say it was a worthwhile experience. We had the à la carte menu for 2 of us. The shrimp and tomato starter was like a refreshing salad. The steak Diane was melt in your mouth soft. The quail was tender and the apricot and foie gras made it special. The Mille feuile was a deconstructed one (I am not a fan of sesame tuille) and the chocolate torte was small but rich. Other than the cocktails ( I had the Kitsilano beach), all the dishes were superb. Our server Catherine was attentive and gave us great recommendations.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We really appreciate your find feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  29. SB

    SkyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our dinner experience. Compliments to the chef.
  30. MM

    MichaelM

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service never disappoint… always a pleasure dining at L’Abbitoir and the wine list is very good! Sommelier really knowledgable, thanks as always
  31. AJ

    AJY88

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Just go and enjoy.
  32. PB

    PaigeB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious experience. Definitely a must try while in Vancouver.
  33. DD

    DebraD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from entry to exit. Sommelier Andrew recommend a very nice BC wine which was reasonable. Excellent description of menu items. Everything we had wasn’t just good it was outstanding!

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on September 1, 2022Dear DebraD, thank you for telling us about your recent visit to L'Abattoir Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again in the future!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good meal and makes you full for sure!
  35. A

    Angelatoronto

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place came as a recommendation from a local friend. We are from out of town and were looking for somewhere nice to get some amazing food. This place was in an amazing fun energetic location ( gastown) surrounded by lovely shops, boutiques and other fun places! I especially loved how the staff did not take away our plates until the last party was done eating… ( she was a slow eater). Great food, excellent informative staff and will definitely be back! Thank you!

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on September 1, 2022Dear Angelatoronto, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  36. HC

    HopeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent taste. On the pricey side (for the experience dinner)
  37. RM

    RitaM

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Our server is very knowledgeable about wine. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.
  38. m

    missjmgreen

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was good.. Wish the halibut was pan fried instead of poached.. Pricing is high for complexity of dishes.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on September 1, 2022Dear missjmgreen, thank 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 will be passing on your notes to our management team to address. If you wish to, we would love to get some more detail on your dinner so that we may improve going forward. You can reach us at info[at]labattoir.ca. Thank you for dining with us!

  39. ET

    EmmaT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great set menu for value and a wicked wine pairing as well! Incredible service and informative staff, highly recommend!

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on September 1, 2022Dear EmmaT, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at L'Abattoir Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  40. k

    kk821

    Vancouver

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday and loved the entire experience! The server was so kind; he offered my friend a new drink when he noticed that my friend wasn’t really touching his drink. The other servers would stop by periodically to sweep off any crumbs from the table. They had great attention to detail and we felt very well taken care of. The food was phenomenal! Every dish tasted so delicious — from the appetizers, the entrees and the dessert. They knew it was my birthday so they added a candle to the dessert which was really sweet. I’ve been wanting to come here for years as I’ve heard the great reviews and I’m really glad I finally got to experience it for myself. It is at a higher price, but I thought it was worth it and I’m sure we’ll be back for another special occasion.

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 4.8 stars by 3408 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


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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