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The Gaoler's MenuCA$140.00 per person
Multiple dates availableThe Gaoler's Menu [pronounced jai-lrs] at L'Abattoir is the ultimate indulgent dining experience. Nine seasonal dishes and optional wine pairings from their award-winning sommelier team will make for an evening not soon to be forgotten. Visit labattoir.ca to view the current Gaoler's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated. Pricing is exclusive of taxes and gratuity. NO DEPOSIT OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE. Credit Card details are taken to guarantee your reservation only.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Broccoli, potato fondant, peppercorns, bone marrow
Baked Pacific Oysters
Burgundy truffle, whipped garlic butter
Rye blend, Esquimalt Kina Rouge, Maraschino, Laphroaig 10yr
A lovely spot for thoughtful high caliber cuisine in an relaxed and welcoming environment. Service was wonderful!
Amazing food and service and I like the ambience.
Next level pairing dining experience. Wonderful service.
Hands Down the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had in Vancouver. The staff was exceptional and genuinely cared about our experience. The food was not only delicious but the attention to detail was top notch. The ambiance was perfect and the drinks were amazing. I cannot wait to go back and even if just for more baked oysters. Thank you kindly.
Food was absolutely delicious. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing however, some of the dishes weren’t timed properly with their wine unfortunately. We sat with the wine and had to wait for food. Service was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable though.
Fantastic experience yesterday and appreciate the service team taking care of me and my guest… food was 10/10! Great job 👏
Superb food! Every mouthful a delight. Excellent service, very good wines, a small but select menu - spoiled for choice.
Hi Bee, It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us the other night. The positive feedback has been passed down to the service and kitchen team; these kind words go a long way! Best regards, Team L'Abattoir
We had such an amazing time here for our 10th Anniversary Dinner! We were blown away by the delicious food, wine pairings and staff. We will definitely be coming back!
Hi Jessica, We couldn't be happier that you were able to celebrate such a momentous occasion with us the other night. Thank you for the glowing review; we'll look forward to the next time you return. Happy anniversary! -Team L'Abattoir
Thanks Colin! We appreciate the positive review and we look foward to welcoming you back.
For the price you pay, there are some other restaurants provide better taste and value. We have chef menu with wine paring. The wine paring did not match most of the dishes we had.
Hi Kakac, We appreciate you writing us with your feedback. We always use instances of critique as growth opportunity within our business. If you would like to provide us with more details on how we could have fell short for you, don't hesitate to reach us [at] firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Team L'Abattoir
Thank you for the wonderful meals and outstanding service! I went to l’Abattoir with 4 guests for my wedding dinner. Everyone working there is distinguished, polite and welcoming. The delay for receiving our meals was perfect. We were not rushed at all but we were not wondering when will we have our meals neither. The food is astonishing! The ambiance is a great balance between urban and chic. I highly recommend this place!
Hi Sabrina, Thank you for thinking of us for your wedding dinner! We are SO happy you and your guests enjoyed yourselves and we wouldn't have it any other way. We really appreciate you leaving such a nice review. The overwhelming feedback has been passed along to the respective teams. We'll look forward to welcoming you back for the next occasion. Team L'Abattoir
I have never had a less than a good experience at L'abattoir! Good food and fantastic service as always. Thank you!
Hi Carol, Thank you for writing us the great review. We are happy that you're able to depend on us for the consistency that we work so hard to achieve. We look forward to seeing you back inside the restaurant again soon :). Regards, Team L'Abattoir
Rich, delicious food awaits!! Thoroughly enjoyed and shared everything that we had, from appetizers to dessert, as well as the wonderful selection of wines. A pricey meal to be certain, but we will definitely return for more special occasions!
Hi Ivan, Thank you for taking the time to write us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the wine selection. Please do let us know when you're thinking of returning for another special occasion. Warm regards, Team L'Abattoir
Excellent service and delicious food. I would say the baked oysters are a must!
Hi Momo, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to having you again soon. Best regards, Team L'Abattoir
Above average price for below average food and ambiance
We enjoyed the service and food there. For us, it was just right sized portion. However some folks may find the portion small. Has a lively ambient. Our server Matt was great. Very detailed oriented. Location is historic Gastown is cool. Love the vibe there as always.
Hi Foodie! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves the other night. It is always nice to hear that our team members were able to provide you with the kind of experience we are looking to deliver. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to taking care of you again soon. -Team L'Abattoir
Food was great and amazing service but the place is quite pretentious and overpriced. I'
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We take all our guests feedback very seriously. If would like to share a little bit more about your experience, please don't hesistate to contact us [at] email@example.com Thank you, Team L'Abattoir
A wonderful experience!!! Such a treat. It’s always delicious!
Hi Sabrina, So great to hear you enjoyed your experience the other night with us. Thank you for joining us, it will always be a pleasure to take care of you and yours! Best, Team L'Abattoir
This is one of my very favourite spots to have a delicious meal!
The food is always amazing, and the wine is always a perfect compliment.
Hi Emma, Thank you for joining us the other night! We've passed along your great feedback to the appropriate teams. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to the next time we can look after you. Best, Team L'Abattoir
Dined here to celebrate my wife's birthday. While our reservation had to be guaranteed with a credit card (yuck), the restaurant was gracious in helping me adjust it later at the last minute (yay).
Dinner was pleasant, just not perfect. We had snacked beforehand elsewhere, so declined to order appetizers. This resulted in chastising from our server, as the restaurant prefers the appetizer ordered for timing mains. I don't get what difference that makes, exactly, but we weren't hungry enough to order appetizers and those on offer promised to be quite rich, so we held our ground. The proffered basket of bread was delicious and helped soak up our cocktails.
Mains arrived punctually so who knows why the fuss about appies. Plates are creative and proteins generous, but you won't fill up on the rest of the ingredients -- my celeriac velouté amounted to 1.5 Tbsp at most. However, the food is delicious, and I guess you are really supposed to have ordered appetizers. ;-)
We shared a dessert (also small, but delicious) and had last drinks. The bill came to about $200, which wasn't as bad as we might have expected for 2 drinks each, a glass of wine each, mains & a shared dessert.
Service was active but almost too attentive -- arriving to refill our water constantly -- that is, until we were done eating, at which time our server disappeared for ages, leaving us to flag her down (I hate doing that!) for a bill. At least we weren't rushed!
A good experience, with minor qualms: 1. Some other diners had their phones out constantly to photograph food, and their doubled-up flashes were in adjacent tables' eyes. Obnoxious, but not the resto's fault. 2. I don't need to be chastised for not ordering appetizers. If you insist, offer salad options (not just beet carpaccio). 3. QR Codes don't work printed on clear glass! Print new ones or print menus.
Nice vibe, service, and food -- just not sure the value was there, nor that the hype is worth it. Is it ever?
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us. While it is great to hear the positives, we can absolutely use your feedback as a growth opportunity within our management of the restaurant and our service teams. We hope your wife had a happy birthday and hopefully we can see you again soon. Regards, Team L'Abattoir
Top shelf. Great food and exceptional service.
Hi there! Thank you for the positive feedback, we look forward to having you back soon. Best regards, Team L'Abattoir
Some of the best dishes in Vancouver without a doubt and an amazing bar selection! A gem amongst many special establishments.
Hi Philippe, Thank you so much for the kind words and the nice review. We hope to see you back here very soon. Warm regards, Team L'Abattoir
The food was very good, but very very rich. Obviously French cuisine is rich and what u would expect, but the lack of variety and depth of the flavours was lacking. For the price, I would expect much nicer ambience but from the plastic dividers to the cheap
Cutlery, it was a dining experience that cost a fine dining experience.
Fantastic experience. Service was exceptional, knowledge of menu and wine pairing was next level. Food was outstanding. We had scallops, sablefish and steak Diane before sharing every dessert on the menu. It was a truly memorable evening. Thank you, L'Abattor!
This is an amazing restaurant with great food and service.
Always fantastic. We have enjoyed dinner here several times and keep returning.
Excellent dans un quartier très vivant le soir
Outstanding. Every. Single. Time. From the greeting at the front door to the knowledge staff, recommendations from the Somm and every dish that was put in front of us, flawless. Always.
Best meal we've ever had.
Tasting menu and wine pairing are an experience that rivals anything that Vancouver has to offer right now (and Vancouver has a lot to offer). This together with outstanding service makes for a great evening.
We have eaten at many fine restaurants all over North America and Europe and we agree and can say without hesitation that this was the most enjoyable meal we have EVER shared! Every course was epicurian excellence. Remarkably, although we loved every dish and wine pairing, the evening was put over the top by your outstanding staff. Knowledgeable, personable and completely professional. The only thing more appreciated than the outstanding execution of the fantastic menu was the service from Mark and his colleagues.
Hi Roger, These kinds of reviews never go unnoticed to us. Thank you very much for the kind words and wonderful feedback. We have shared your note with the service and kitchen teams. Thank you again and we are thrilled you were able to have such a great experience with us. Best, Team L'Abattoir
The restaurant is beautiful with a great vibe, but the food is overpriced and the service unnecessarily formal.
Fabulous meal at L'Abattoir. My friend had the duck pate terrine which he said was excellent. I had the scallops, which were also very good. He had the sable fish which was cooked perfectly and enhanced with a tandoori influenced sauce. A unique treatment of the sable fish which was an outstandingly good compliment to the fish. I had the halibut, also delicious. We both had the Lemon Sllyabub. Fantastic flavour burst with interesting texture. Professional and pleasant, unobtrusive service. They were out of the Le Vieux Pin "Ava" but the Avrill Creek was a worthy stand-in. Terrific meal and a great way to show off Vancouver's culinary scene to my German friend.
Super fun, highly recommended!
Thanks for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back :) -Team L'Abattoir
Our server was great and the food was delicious as always.
Hi Catherine, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience the other night. Thank you for dining with us and we will see you again soon ! -Team L'Abattoir
the cuisine was original/ service very professional/the menu a good variaties/ good wine list
pretty tought to find out in Gas Town
Hi Pierre, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a nice review. We are excited to hear that you thorougly enjoyed your experience the other night, and hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, -Team L'Abattoir
Great service, great wine pairings. Good food but didn’t quite meet expectations for the price. We had a nice time overall.
Hi Chad, Thank you for joining us the other night. While we are happy you enjoyed the service and the wine, I'm sorry we fell short on your expectations on the food. We take all feedback to heart in the restaurant and we hope to grow from this. Thank you -Team L'Abattoir
L’Abattoir is a wonderful restaurant and we have missed the privilege of dining there over the past many months.The staff are the best ever, the food is always amazing and so the chef and his crew are doing a truly great job as well. We always feel very comfortable at L’Abattoir and treat it as an extension of our own dining room.
A & D
Hi Alice! Thank you so much for joining us again. The kind words have been shared with the team. We look foward to having you back again and again so we can look after you and your close ones. Best regards, Team L'Abattoir
We were not very impressed. There was hip hop music playing relatively loudly, the servers were dressed very casual, the food was good but it was quite uninteresting. Ingredients didn’t seem to have a purpose (truffle that wasn’t fresh and was overwhelmed by other flavours). I have nothing against a modern vibe but this felt almost lazy. We decided to start small with two appetizers and a main to share, hoping that it would be exceptional and we would order more but we ended up finishing dinner and drinks within the hour so we could go for a walk and grab a pizza on the way home. It’s a mediocre restaurant dressed up to seem fancy. It was still an enjoyable dinner in good company but it was not all it’s cracked up to be.
Disappointing and confusing experience. They need to decide whether they are a pub or a finer dining establishment. Food is inadequately priced, bland, boring and does not make sense. Chef needs to understand that you not only have to choose interesting and premium ingredients but also honour and celebrate their taste. Atmosphere is tiring, music is too loud and does not fit the ambiance, tables are too small, service is mediocre at best. Nothing wowed us. You will be better off spending your big bucks pretty much anywhere else.
L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3255 OpenTable diners.
L'Abattoir Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.labattoir.ca/gift-cards.
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.