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

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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, amazing drinks, atmosphere, and dessert !

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Mojgans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AngieV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good drinks. Incredibly pricey however.

LD
vipLuisaD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

EK
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!

CM
CarolM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to the L'abbatoir many times over the years and I have to say I've never had a bad meal nor a less than amazing experience! My favorite restaurant in town.

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DanielG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and great ambiance. Strongly recommend

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vipTerry
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The foods still amazing like usual.
Good service, high standard service .
But maybe a little noisy.otherwise the top restaurant in the town.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We were looking for a great evening to celebrate our Anniversary, the restaurant delivered on all points

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food as usual very good

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Markus
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I was let down by the service and how small the portion sizes were, I can make a better steak at home. The best thing was the baked oysters and bread that’s about it

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JorgeH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing. One person live music would be outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service was amazing!!

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ShyL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time celebrating a wedding anniversary! The food was amazing, very creative in its components and beautifully presented. The staff was very attentive to our needs and all wore masks at all times and were very diligent in keeping surfaces and items clean. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

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OliviaO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wanted to try this restaurant and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was outstanding!

JM
JonM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great setting, delicious food, incredible cocktails, great night out, thanks to our server Melissa and the whole team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TABI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
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 on June 30, 2020
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 on July 2, 2020

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!

AJ
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 on July 2, 2020

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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OT
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
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
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!

NB
NickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Date night

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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 3007 OpenTable diners.

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