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L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.6
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3037 reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 3037 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FarR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The upstairs area was quite loud and noisy. The food was amazing, and the service was 5 stars. A place to go eat but not have a conversation.

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Michel
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service were amazing. The only problem was that they sat us in the back of the restaurant which doesn’t have the same ambiance. It’s a bit pricey so you expect the best at all level. We were disappointed with the ambiance. It probably would have been a different story if they would have sat us in the front with all the other customers.

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PatGilbert
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as expected. Service was great, fun atmosphere and can't wait to go back!

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Alisha
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience, as always! One of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver!

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Geordie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I go to L'Abattoir I'm always struck by how dialed everything is! Whether it's a date night or a small party this place is the perfect spot.

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PWSH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service! I had the duck breast and the portion was very generous. The pairing of the radish and greens made a delicious combination.

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JillG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine, food and ambiance. Great place for an intimate meal.

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Marlee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Huge thanks to the staff for one of the most wonderful meal experiences we've had. Our group enjoyed practically every dish on the menu, and we wouldn't have changed a thing (except maybe ordered more oysters, if our stomachs allowed!). The sommelier helped us pair each course, and the service from everyone who touched the table was spot on. Can't wait for our next trip back!

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PhilW
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An outstanding meal, nicely paced and with great service and wine recommendations. Tasty and innovative as always with Chef Lee.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food. I ordered duck for main course. It is super tender. And the smokeyness is just at the point.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined with a friend inside at L’Abattoir this week. Meal was excellent, service was great and I felt very comfortable with the precautions they are taking to manage through Covid - masks for the servers, appropriate table spacing. Restaurant is lovely and the food was very, very good. Enjoyed the scallop appetizer, the tomato appetizer, the Sablefish main and the chocolate torte for dessert. Highly recommend especially for a special evening or date.

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TheGCP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was fantastic, and our server was great and provided a great wine suggestion. The bartender or drink specialist ego delivered our after dinner drinks gave us a ton of information on them and we really appreciated it.

Overall a great experience

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MoiraO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely experience at L'Abattoir! We were given complimentary flutes of bubbly as we were calebrating an anniversary, I thought that was a kind gesture, and elevated our overall expereince. The steak and Halibut were DELICIOUS! I will definetly return again.

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Gayet
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Thought we were booked for Dine Out Outside special. Disappointed that wasn’t the case. They would have moved us outside, if they got an opening. We were already seated so chose to stay inside. But felt mislead AND couldn’t get the special menu so spent MUCH more than expected. The food was good but didn’t make me want to go back soon.

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Jules
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Food was delicious and complex. Portion of sable fish disappointing, and would have been better with something besides stuffed tomatoes to accompany it.

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Starangel70
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing! The baked oysters and sea scallops for starters were delicious. The poached halibut melted in your mouth. The lamb saddle was cooked to perfection. The Duck was cooked nicely, not dry at all...the only negative was the grilled radicchio was much too bitter. Radicchio in small amounts raw in a salad is much more preferred for my taste. We had 3 desserts plus the 4th which was their feature dessert. Our plates were left clean...that's how delicious they were. Service was attentive and impeccable by all the servers and hosts. Washrooms were very clean and sanitary. Oh and the warm variety of bread they bring you- full of goodness! Highly recommend this restaurant. We were originally wanting to go their sister restaurant Coquille just down the street but it is closed down - but we were so happy with L'Abattoir. And this review is coming from a family of 4 who are foodies!

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BrendanD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, very informed staff and great decor.

JK
vipJackyK
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we had on this Vancouver trip!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the outstanding saddle of lamb, full of flavour, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. A glass of wine from their curated list nicely complemented my meal. I felt safe dining here even though-Covid! - and will return again soon, and as often as I can.

If you want your favourite restaurants to stay open through all this - go out for dinner (or get takeout). Support your local businesses!

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vipEmmanuelleD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic restaurant where we spent a romantic diner served by the nicest waiter

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AmyShay
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best service we’ve ever had, whoever was near us no matter if they were our server or not, was always checking in on us and clearing the table and seeing if we needed anything. INCREDIBLE food. We both had the steak Diane, unbelievable melt in your mouth steak. Not to mention the pork wrapped scallops we had as an appetizer and the perfectly made cocktails. Wish we lived closer so we could come here all the time! 10/10!

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AndrewB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

L'Abattoir - what they do, they do it very, very well. Wonderful cuisine in a sublime setting with impeccable service.

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Bahar
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely place, great service and delicious food! Could touch up on their cleaning as the window stills were covered in dust and bathroom could be a lot cleaner.

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KirkeeGal
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our first visit ... The food was excellent. They had an off-menu foie gras starter that was to die for!!! Every heavenly morsel exploded with flavour in my mouth and melted down my throat in utter delight.

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AllenS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Seasonal menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the foie gras special. Staff were knowledgeable on the wine list. The daily cocktail was deliciously smokey.

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Tulip
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent wine and cocktail menu, and the food was *chefs kiss*

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LeoH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks, and amazing duck! Great service too.

WG
WilliamG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Really loved the food and general ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, amazing drinks, atmosphere, and dessert !

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Fredb
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very good !’ Super experience! The steak was excellent!!

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Mojgans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

The service was nice. However the ambiance did have lack of excitement. The cocktails were medicare. I didn't like Great Bear scallops wrapped in pork sausage and cabbage but I really liked Baked Pacific oysters.

We ordered Sable fish and Stake. Both were nice. When I reserved a table online, I mentioned, it was my boyfriend's bday and I expect it to be special for him, but the staff, didn't do anything which it was very disappointing.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the servers were knowledgeable and very friendly.

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AngieV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing food, cocktails, service, atmosphere and music. We will be back again and again. We shared oysters, sweet breads and the halibut all of which were unreal.

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RichardQ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good drinks. Incredibly pricey however.

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vipLuisaD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here. They have all the covid procedures down pat and we felt completely safe. From the cocktails, to each course we ordered and the wine that was recommended everything was top notch. We couldn’t resist dessert of course. Gorgeous presentation and flavours.

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ChrisB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing cocktails where also fantastic

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jackp
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Last minute dinner was delicious, will definitely be coming back!

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EhK8
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was exceptional, the epitome of grace and hospitality, despite us having a large and complicated party.

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TheRealBigDaddy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ask for oysters twice and your dreams will come true.

MM
vipMichaelM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back and have the same excellent food and service!

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 568-1701 ext. 1.

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3037 OpenTable diners.

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