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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3812 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Indigenous
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    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
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Experiences

  • Chef's Menu

    $160.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Multicourse seasonal menu and optional wine pairings, visit labattoir.ca to view the current Chef's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated and whole table participation is required. Prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Limited availability nightly.
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  • Avant-Première Prix Fixe

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience L'Abattoir's Avant-Première three course menu featuring a choice of two starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts. Reservations are only available before 6pm and are limited to 2 hours so that guests can enjoy an indulgent dinner before continuing on with their evening of entertainment, whether it be the theatre, a concert, a sporting event or other plans later in the evening. Visit labattoir.ca to view the current Avant-Première menu. No payment is required upon booking, the menu cost of $80 plus tax and gratuity which are due at the restaurant. We request a credit card number to confirm all reservations, a $50 charge per person will be applied in the case of a cancellation or “no-show” within 24 hours of the reservation.
    Avant-Première Prix Fixe photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    From 5pm to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday we offer happy hour at the bar. Bar seating is first come, first served and we offer a weekly feature craft cocktail along with 50% off our starters menu. We look forward to seeing you at our bar again soon!

    Happy Hour photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.,Tue - Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    From 5pm to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday we offer happy hour at our award winning bar. Bar seating is first come, first served and we offer a weekly feature craft cocktail along with 50% off our starters menu. We look forward to seeing you at our bar again soon!

    Happy Hour photo

What 3,812 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

3,812 Reviews
  1. Katrina

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had high hopes for L’Abattoir based on the menu, but was only cautiously optimistic because of some reviews on this site, and I’m glad my hopes weren’t too high. When we were seated, we were told there were two chef’s tasting menus left, so we should decide if we wanted that option or a la carte. Five minutes later, another couple was seated who immediately asked for and were given the last two remaining chef’s menus. Not a great look for the waitstaff service, but fine. We opted for a mix of mostly entrees and a main depending on how full we were. We also ordered two glasses of white wine, followed by a bottle. At least 6 other tables received their bread service before we received ours - it was about 25 minutes after we were seated and had ordered before we received any food. The bread was great, as was the “high end pizza cheese” that came with it. The wait time between our first pair of entrees and our second pair was at least another 20 minutes. In the meantime, the sommelier poured our white wine into my sparkling wine and barely apologized for the mistake. The wines we had, at the recommendation of the sommelier, paired reasonably well with our dishes. Of all the entrees we ordered, the baked oysters were the most disappointing. They were almost flavorless and just not that thrilling. The squid, hamachi, and foie were all far better. After we finally received our main, our plates were cleared, some time past, and our server finally wandered over to ask if we were ready for our bill. I asked to see the dessert menu, she said that they had booked a table right after us, and we couldn’t stay at our table to enjoy dessert. If we wanted dessert, we would need to move to the bar. Umm no, thank you, we will not be giving you any more money. Four hundred dollars for lazy service and not even dessert, because your kitchen was so slow and because you don’t have a solid understanding of your diners’ behaviors. Spend your money elsewhere, you deserve better.

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  2. SimonC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect in every way, would eat there every day if I could

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  3. MaxB

    Edmonton

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent, attentive and knowledgeable service.

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  4. TetianaShugaieva

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had an amazing dining experience at this restaurant. The service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was perfect. The Sablefish was the best I've ever had, and the Rice pudding dessert was unforgettable. We'll definitely be back!

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  5. diena5ty

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    During our baby moon, my wife and I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant, and it exceeded all expectations. From the delectable appetizers to the mouthwatering mains and unforgettable desserts, every dish was simply outstanding. The flying squid appetizer was a standout, leaving a lasting impression with its decadent flavors. My main course of pork loin, paired with clams and Morello mushrooms stuffed with chorizo, was an explosion of flavors. The dessert, a refreshing rice pudding with mango passionfruit sorbet, perfectly concluded the meal. Overall, our dining experience was nothing short of exceptional, boasting top-notch quality and highly recommended for anyone seeking a culinary delight.

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  6. Isobel

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the set menu and wine pairings on a Saturday night. The food was tasty and reasonable value for an upscale restaurant. I felt the number of unoccupied staff present likely added to the cost of dining there.

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  7. NicolaM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and ambiance were fantastic overall. However, the "sommelier" seemed a bit distant compared to the rest of the staff and not very helpful with the wines, and unfortunately, the Negroni I ordered wasn't that good. On the bright side, I had the Sablefish, and it was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this dish to anyone who visits. We ended up paying about CAD 160 per person.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time joining you guys, & it was an excellent experience! Staff was friendly & attentive. We had a lovely time! Thank-you again:)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Presentation was spectacular. The food taste was… weird. Not bad, but weird. Like the ingredients didn’t belong together. For example, the ricotta and cubed fruit in the pumpkin gnocchi didn’t pair well. Also, the weird acidity and spice from the sablefish sauce. But individually, the fish itself was good. Just bad flavor profiles.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have had over the last few years. Andrew is an excellent sommelier. We will be back as soon as we can.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, good wine, great decorations- love the vibe. Great service from the staffs

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The chef's recommended course meal was bacon. I thought it was steak.It's 160 dollars per person, and there's no bacon!Is it because I can't understand English? 160✖️4=640 plus $880 how is it?Everyone?

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  13. Peibro

    Calgary

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food with nice street view. Everything was great

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  14. ElodieD

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the Chef's menu with Premium wine pairing. The overall experience was good. Most of the dishes are very good, very tasty. Service is exceptional, A bit pricey in my opinion.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual L’Abbatoir does not disappoint! My wife and I experienced excellent food and service. Although we no longer live in close proximity to Gastown, we will always make it a point to visit this establishment at least 4 times a year.

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  16. AaronU

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners we’ve ever had. Matthew, our server was attentive to every detail. Andrew, the sommelier perfectly described all of the wines we had and the pairing with the food was outstanding. We enjoyed every one of the many dishes that we ordered. Really cannot say enough about the dinner. it simply was fantastic.

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  17. JSMA

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely nice place! Very romantic! Food tastes great! Outstanding service, especially the sommelier, who really, really knew his stuff. Would go back just for him. So, if you have a special occasion, or just want an amazing dining experience, L'Abattoir is the place to go. Definitely will go back.

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  18. MartinK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Too many peppercorns on my steak for my liking. Beetroot salad could have used some goat cheese.

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  19. MamaG

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fabulous time with the Chef Tasting menu. Cocktails were not that good thou very sour. We tried three different standard cocktails.

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  20. GuoqiangW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The LAbattoir is highly rated. The food choice is very limited. The dish we had is very disappointed. Two dishes were very salty. The service was just ok.

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  21. dkmoneymomo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and service were absolutely fantastic. Food was inspired and cooked perfectly, would recommend to anyone for that special occasion!

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  22. Vancouverfoodie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner was amazing. Service was very friendly. The only disappointment was that for such a high quality restaurant there were no gluten free options, no gluten free bread!

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  23. FabrizioG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, wonderful, amazing bartenders and sommeliers

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a really great meal! We were in from Los Angeles, and stumbled across this place. It was so good, that we booked again for later this week for the tasting menu! Highly recommend!

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  25. RonW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well put together chefs menu for Valenetine's dinner. Was a great experience.

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  26. Vic91879

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had anywhere. So refreshing to dine in a restaurant with knowledgeable, professional staff.

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  27. VictorA

    Edinburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and the food was excellent. The only little issue was that we could not have the tasting menu because not all parties could eat fish but a la carte is also a great option

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  28. Lancey

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the food. However, did feel like it was a bit over priced.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing, the service was some of the best I've experienced and the food was incredible!

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  30. JeanetteJackson

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a good night overall. Some dishes were great, others need work. The wine pairing was 50/50 but the sommelier was lovely. Great ambiance, nice staff.

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  31. KenL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's my first time to have dinner in LAbattoir. The food keeps exceeded my expectation. Excellence! The service is also great. I will be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and terrific food. I will mention that I got the chef’s menu with wine pairings, and it is a formidable amount of food, even for me, so come hungry.

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  33. AlanS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our experience. Great staff, knowledgeable. It's a bit pricey though, even for Vancouver.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Dine out 2024 set menu. Impressive by the starter and dessert but not the main. The server left before hearing our response to the dishes.

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  35. MariamT

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Abattoir is an exceptional dining experience. A lovely restaurant in beautiful Gastown neighborhood. The staff are incredibly attentive, the wine selection is superb, and the dishes are outstanding. The branzino and tuna tataki are flavorful, and the gnocchi is delicious . Don't miss out on their desserts—they're simply delightful.

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  36. Robert

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve tried most of the Michelin guide restaurants in Vancouver and L’Abattoir is consistently a head above. You’ll close your eyes after the first bite and wonder how can this be so good.

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  37. AnnaG

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we had a fantastic culinary experience except for the burnt bread, which should never have been served. However, after that, everything was perfect, the service was incredible, all other dishes were mouthwatering and we will definitely be back.

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  38. Steve

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the tasting menu. It's decent but flavours tended to be too strong (salty or sweet). I couldn't recall a favourite dish at all. I don't think it's worth the price given other similar choices in Vancouver. Service and vibe were both excellent.

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  39. twoseventeen

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, an excellent experience. Service is brilliant but the food continues to inspire and showcase the creativity of the kitchen.

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  40. Rachel

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the dine out Vancouver festival. The food was alright, we ordered the bread service off the a La carte menu and that was really a standout. The portion sizes left more to be desired considering we left hungry and we didn’t really have anything memorable off the dine out menu. As for ambiance, the tables are very close together and it’s quite loud, unfortunately not the best for a date night or special occasion setting. We were really excited to check the restaurant out as we heard great things, but we left a bit disappointed.

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L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3812 OpenTable diners.

L'Abattoir Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Water Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Canadian, 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Indigenous
  • 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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