S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford

4.3
258 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steak
S+L Kitchen & Bar is brought to you by The Joseph Richard Group and offers a casual upscale environment focused on bringing unique locally inspired dishes to our guests. Featuring craft cocktails, beer, an impressive wine list along with a host of signature dishes. More than just a restaurant, we give our guests an atmosphere of casual sophistication. A good steak is a rite of passage and our Knife Club is a cut above. We don’t settle for average. We offer an elevated experience in appreciation of our most loyal guests, offering them their very own personalized steak knife.

Signature offerings include Wagyu Beef, Tuna Niçoise Salad, and the Master Chicken inspired and developed by MasterChef Canada Winner Chef David Jorge. If you’re in on the weekend, one of our mobile bartenders operating a Sozzle Cart will shake up your beverage, tableside … or choose from one of our unique craft cocktails, beers or extensive wine list.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my Birthday. When we made the reservation we noted that on Open Table. They had a signed birthday card for me and brought the special dessert spontaneously. The service was great. The steak was perfect. Everything would get top marks except the Lobster mashed potatoes lacked lobster or flavor of lobster and were cold. Of course this didn’t ruin the evening with the beautiful setting and my husbands meal being cooked perfectly and hot. Our first time to the Abbotsford location and we had a great night.

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DesireeK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Menu has changed two days prior so none of us 3 were able to order what we had wanted. There was no heads up online;website, open table,Instagram, Facebook of said menu change.
Prawn cocktail was ordered as pay per prawn, one of the prawns did not have a tail and was much smaller than the other 6. Food was not hot, room temperature for Brussels & muscles. Overall, not sure if we will be back soon due to the food menu

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TabithaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Booth was dirty and had food and napkin wrappers on it when we sat down
Everything else was fine, but that just left a bad taste in my mouth
Drinks and food were delicious.

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LewisH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was all that we expected...which was awesome. The service was awesome, the food was awesome! Definitely the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Every time I eat food here I become ill. Doesn’t matter what I order.

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RodneyB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

$89 a steak that is not charbroiled and then cut into bite sized pieces.....seriously if I pay $89 for a piece of meat I reckon I can cut it myself.
Food was mediocre at best.
Recommend the bar but a definite 1 on the restaurant.

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sheralj
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a nice night with great food They made our Anniversary dinner special.

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vipAidanp
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great our server gave us space but seemed to always know when we needed something. Hats off to the cooking staff our steaks were cooked to perfection and all the food came out hot and fresh.

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DeeI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend S&L to friends and feel they are doing everything possible to lower the risk of eating out. I did find the service slightly slower than usual but noticed how busy it was so didn't find it too objectionable and it didn't make me feel like I was being ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Outside heater was broken.

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SteveS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Brussels seemed lesser in portion and different in taste from previous experiences. The beef dip was a little salty. Service and atmosphere was (as always) outstanding.

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Joyce1966
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service!

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Sanja
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at S+L Abbotsford! Food was super tasty and light .
Our server Jee was so friendly, his timing was great, and he was very knowledgable about menu items
Will come back for sure !

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Henri
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Nice place, but very noisy. Between ambient noise (music) and other customers laughing/yelling/talking, it was difficult to hear the people at our own table once the restaurant had more than a few people in it.

At first we had to just talk loudly with each other, which then created more noise since other tables have to do the same thing... and the cycle continues until everyone has to yell at each other. (And somewhere in there, the music was turned up, which just made the problem worse since now we have to yell louder to be heard over the music, too.)

It's a very nice place, good food, service is excellent, prices aren't too high... but not the place to go if you want to have easy-going conversation with your table. (Unless you like leaning forward to hear and yelling.)

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Dinefun
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch and great guests our server was very good food wonderful the mushroom and goat cheese omelette yummy.

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Bubba
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went perfectly. Great service, the food was prepared well, everything came quickly, paid the bill on my cell phone app.

Very smooth dinner out.

S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and comments about our app being so user friendly! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my son's girlfriends completion of law school with a girls' weekend in Abbotsford. Covid -19 policies were visible and completely in place. We felt comfortable and safe. Our hostess and server were friendly and their service exceptional. The food was absolutely outstanding not only in taste but also presentation. Atmosphere was cozy and it was easy to talk. It was our first time visiting Abbotsford. We will be back again. Thank you for making our celebration perfect!!!!

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kristyh
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I had made an outdoor dining request as indicated on the app. Once we arrived we were told our request could not be accommodated as they didn’t know why the option to book their outdoor space was even permitted?!? And, that it is a first come, first serve availability only. We asked how long of a wait (we have 2 young kids and were there for my birthday dinner) We stayed despite the inconvenience however the service was neither great or memorable. No effort to engage in conversation or make us feel welcome or that we were even being served. Food was ok but I will not be going back to S+L as this has been the experience at the Abbotsford location each time we have gone 5x at least before this visit.

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Clint
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The steak was on the chewy side. Sides tasted awesome but was not enough to fill a Child. Service was great. Nice place to visit with friends. Had a ceaser and it came in a oversized shot glass. I don't mind paying a premium but when I leave the restaurant .. i should be full.

S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review and comments about your experience. We strive to have all guest enjoy their visit and have a memorable experience. Always feel free to email at slabbotsford@jrg.ca with any comments or feedback as to where we fell short. We always encourage our guests to continue the conversation. Thank you again!

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FriendlyDiner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food and drinks was terrific. Service was brutal- slow and snotty.

S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review. We would love to be able to follow up about your service experience. Please email us at slabbotsford@jrg.ca with the feedback about your visit so that we can follow up accordingly. Thank you again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for happy hour and had drinks and appies. Food was delicious, and the patio was perfect.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (can’t remember his name!!) was phenomenal. Kept checking back but was unobtrusive. Continued to refill our water even after we had paid and continued to stay at the table.

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Emoe
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Restaurant staff were very friendly and efficient while working within COVID guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kind of weird with Covid… But it was a nice dinner with a nice server and nice company. I’ll go back

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EileenG
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there since Covid. Love the deck.

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TianaA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best truffle fries! We love going back to see Cheryl. She’s friendly and amazing service! Also our favourite patio in town!

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BruB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated very quick. Waiter was polite, well versed on the menu. Servings were timely & good size portions. Waiter made us feel comfortable, never any pressure to eat & go.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were amazing. Food was delicious. Service was great!

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DeeI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the staff members are very considerate to their customers apprehensions of eating out during this time. Food was excellent and service efficient so it made for a pleasant night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Made the reservation and requested a booth on the patio. Upon arrival, they had no idea of the reservation and did not save a booth on the patio. As a result, we had to sit inside. We were the only table inside the entire restaurant. Every other table was empty. Approximately 15 minutes into our visit, the hostess phoned me to see if I was coming from my reservation despite the fact that I’d already been there for 20 minutes and was already having appetizers. Was quite disappointed at the level of organization and readiness considering we made the reservation days in advance. Thank you.

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ashleyn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Ambiance on the patio wasn’t great, needs to be updated. The food was very overpriced for the quality. We won’t be returning

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drfd
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening to dine on patio. quality of food was good.

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Elle
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour! Great drinks! Definitely a good place for date night.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service and for the four of us there was something interesting on the menu for all. The waiter was polite, prompt, friendly and wearing a mask, which is important. We hope to dine again with you on our next visit to Abbotsford.

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Char
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great staff, and amazing food. Worth the $$spent 110% !

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Chels
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be! Patio has excellent views and server was awesome.

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LesleyN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was all good except the menu. Once I finally got the menu downloaded I could not enlarge it. The waitress brought me a meal menu but they did not have a paper drink menu. Might I suggest a laminated copy of the drink menu that could be cleaned after each use.

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Dinefun
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening food was wonderful the Chicken kale caesar was perfect and the stake bites were very tasty. Service was perfect too. Thanks so much.

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S+L Kitchen & Bar - Abbotsford is rated 4.3 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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