L'Abattoir Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food. Service was awesome. We will definitely be back next week!

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TABI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was done well, but each dish we tried (4) was a bit heavy on the salt. Missing out on some serious ambiance due to Covid-19. Not the restaurant's fault, but I wouldn't recommend dining here for the price.

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vipCanadianCari
Manitoba
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deliciously creative food... pleasing to the eye and the taste buds! We enjoyed it all! The desserts were perfect!

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federicob
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

lamb was not edible - we could not finish it. parts were still raw and rough. seemed like the vegetables were placed on top to hide how bad the lamb was. don't know how this restaurant made the top 100 in Canada.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Federico, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry we fell short for you on this visit. We take feedback very seriously and would love to hear more about your experience and how we can improve. If you would kindly reach out to us [at] info@labattoir.ca our management team will be in touch! Kind regards,

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FoodiePauli
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the first restaurant we went to after Covid! It was a great experience, not stressful at all!

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AJPAL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and dessert. Every single dish was perfectly executed.

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VStone
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for our first in-person restaurant experience since COVID-19. Melissa our waitress was insanely attentive and kind and had great recommendations based off of what information we gave her. She really listened to us and elevated our time. We came for our 5th anniversary and it was made so special by the staff. The food was delicious and each meal was an awesome adventure of unique flavours that paired together so well. The cocktails and drinks were also fun and very tasty. We always make any excuse to come to this special place.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Hi V! Thank you very much for the positive feedback. Melissa is a very integral part of our team and its always great to hear reviews that reinforce everything we're trying to accomplish at L'Abattoir! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards,

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Anniversary

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NigelR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Made a reservation numbers threatened with a $50 penalty per person if we did not show. WTH? Arrived promptly and were met by a man who was probably not often described as friendly. Service is reasonable food was excellent, Bread was beyond excellent, wines were expensive but overall we enjoyed ourselves without feeling overly pampered. Service seemed to be a little rushed. Would go again for sure.

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ColinH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Limited menu due to Covid-19 restrictions, but items we ordered were amazing (Chicken stuffed with summer truffles - Morel mushrooms, radishes and turnips - 40
Roast double chop of Peace Country lamb-Porcini mushrooms, fava beans, natural jus - 48)

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vipFoodieA
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy that one of our favourite restaurants is back open and in great form!

Apart from the amazing service by Nick and his team, the kitchen staff hasn't lost a step due to the coronavirus closure. We started with the spot prawn special that was delicate and ever so exquisite. The foie parfait was so beautifully plated that it was pity to eat it, almost.

As for the mains, the chicken stuffed with summer truffle was divine but also a hearty size and our slow-cooked halibut was cooked perfectly. Bravo!

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AlexK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

My wife and I were looking forward to enjoying the wide array of fine food offered on the menu; unfortunately, due to 'you know what', they limited the menu to 3 or so items per course. That's slightly disappointing. I get it, but a bummer nonetheless. Overall, considering the price, we were let down. I found the food to be of the highest quality, but, for example, the Steak Diane could have been from any fine french restaurant. I will go back if treated to a dinner out but would like to have had a bit more of a culinary adventure.

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RoyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We both had the lamb specials which were not bad overall. My veg was a little under cooked for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was to die for. The prawn appie was amazing, had the steak Diane for my main course and their pastry chef is a god!

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Morgan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, exceptional service. Felt very safe and clean. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You all did a great job making us feel safe and it was a truly great experience. Thank you.

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vipNghopgood
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a date for our first dining out experience since Covid-19 and it was a huge success! :)
The food was as amazing as always as well as the cocktails and service and the restaurant and staff took all the necessary precautions to make sure that our dining experience felt safe and normal at the same time!

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NickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Date night

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, oysters a highlight. Great date night!

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savannahn
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I was soooo pleased by the food! The manager and the server were lovely and I would highly recommend this place as a must see to anyone visiting Vancouver.

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AlishaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here last Friday to celebrate our very b- lated 18th year anniversary. We had Melissa as our sever. She provided us top notch service! All the staff were friendly and they were wearing mask and kept the place sanitized. We both felt very safe and most of all enjoyed our meals, cocktails and dessert to the 10! Thank you L’Abattoir! We already have plans to come back again! See you soon!

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j9Vancouver
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent cocktails and great service. We are so glad you are back!

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vipCuski
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very considerate staff, excellent food.

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Keith
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and innovative. Service was friendly and attentive.

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vipConciergeMAX
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for all the great work and excellent service!

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DaiichiR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Everything from the customer service, wine selection and food. We ordered the spicy lamb tartare, oysters, duck and Venison. Great flavours and everything was cooked perfectly. Venison was the highlight of the night cooked with coffee, chocolate, and berries. Very multi-dimensional and complex dish. Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful brunch experience, the duck confit and pancakes were well presented and very delicious. The service was very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend.

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vipDoug
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice in Vancouver!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good brunch and their scone with clotted cream is the best..

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L'Abattoir continues to be an outstanding destination for wine, cocktails and food. A top of the line Vancouver restaurant.

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LynB
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This brunch is one of "Vancouver's best kept secrets" as they are normally known for their fancy french dinners. Their friendly staff and bright ambiance (both upstairs and downstairs) go perfectly with their carefully curated and absolutely beautiful brunch items. They also have really great coffee (which is typically a non-negotiable for me...if I can't drink your coffee black then we have a problem!) and coat check at the door which is a nice perk. Will be back for sure!

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vipManuV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. Food is awesome. Service is next level. Philip is awesome on the bar. Cocktails are pure perfection

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good - all was as expected

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Angel
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Cute restaurant; I have been looking forward to eating here for awhile but didn’t live up to the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was pretty good. Servers were a bit cold to us and needed a bit more personality. Felt like they might have placed us in the back on purpose, but not sure. Food was excellent tho.

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TwoFoldCoVanessa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The event team staff is perhaps one of the best I’ve work with. Thanks Lainey!

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Daniel
1 review