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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3337 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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 32 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 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

  • 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

  • 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

Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    $155.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The 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.

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What 3,337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Notable Wine List

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Fit for Foodies

  • Vancouver

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Notable Wine List

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  1. j

    jisung

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must experience this restaurant. The food is incredible and beautifully plated.
  2. T

    Tania

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience!
  3. WM

    WendiM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was amazing! Wine selection was good and the staff very attentive. We did not order the tasting menu but it looked amazing.
  4. FG

    FredG

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience, inventive cuisine, attentive service in a wonderful environment. Great value for foodies
  5. k

    katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for accommodating to our anniversary dinner! We really enjoyed it :)
  6. FT

    FoodTime

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful and fun venue space, elected to have the tasting menu as there were too many good items to pick from. The food was creative, delicious, and memorable. The steamed halibut was the best we've ever had. The wait staff and sommelier were on point and fun to interact with, We made our reservation here the afternoon we arrived in Vancouver and it ended up being our favorite dining experience of trip. We will be returning for sure!
  7. t

    tablepour2

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 in our party. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, 4 apps, 4 fish mains (3 halibut and 1 sable) and shared 2 desserts. Everything including service, food, ambiance, timing and friendly, competent servers was fabulous.
  8. HC

    HarryC

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prableen was very attentive. She made every effort to make our experience memorable. Food was delicious and sommelier recommended wine which went well with our meal. We'll definitely go back.
  9. M

    Maritzav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely night out! Delightful food and service. Perhaps the Cinsault advice was slightly off, but still top shelf experience.
  10. PG

    PatriceG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner at l abattoir. The food was really great and the service very high level. We took the « Menu Dégustation » and it was a real pleasure to discover all these tasty courses. L abattoir deserves à Michelin star … perhaps 2 !
  11. TM

    TrinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Great ambience and recommendations from our server and the sommelier, Andrew. This is my best friend’s favourite restaurant and we always visit when she is in town. Always a fantastic experience! Thank you (:
  12. D

    Dee0873

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and service! The music doesn't seem to fit the atmosphere, but that is a small detail. Probably my favourite restaurant in Vancouver!
  13. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service excellent. Would love to come again!
  14. CM

    CarolynM

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner experience with outstanding food, excellent wine recommendations and attentive service. A very memorable evening.
  15. V

    Vaneatable

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner , oysters, terrine, scallops, sweetbreads , duck & yummy desserts!
  16. KL

    KevinL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night out with friends!
  17. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    some of the dishes are a bit salty, some are very good. Service are exceptional.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Some dishes were excellent and others were not
  19. BF

    BillF

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the tasting menu with wine pairing, One of the best meals I've had in years in Vancouver.
  20. BB

    BlakeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WAS DELISH. Baked oysters sublime. Cocktails superb. Mains outstanding. Desserts dreamy. Service impeccable. Dinner a total success. Highly recommend.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were pillows of heaven. Outstanding food, real deal service and hip vibe. Stand out spot!
  22. M

    Mido

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their servicers are perfect! Food and deserts were also amazing!
  23. C

    Chun

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I this place is amazing. Every course was so perfect!
  24. AD

    AntheaD

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we had during our recent trip to Canada. Fabulous flavours, really original combinations and glorious presentation. The staff were very attentive and it was, altogether, a wonderful evening.. Yes, it is not a cheap restaurant, but it is absolutely worth every penny! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. EE

    EvanE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the nicest meals I've ever had. Three of us and we all agreed. Food was amazing. Don't know how to give more superlatives for our evening.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Abattoir is one of my very favourite restaurants in the world. The service, the flavours, the ingredients, the skill with which it is all prepared — the overall experience meets my expectations and beyond no matter how much I talk it up beforehand. My advice: always order cocktails, use the sommelier for wine suggestions, don’t miss the baked oysters, everyone at the table must order their own appetizer and their own main and no one should order the same thing. Order at least one of each dessert because just when you think you have had a great meal, the desserts are a masterclass. Thank you to the team. Looking forward to the next time.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a awesome meal! Can’t recommend this place enough.
  28. FA

    FoodieA

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had thr Gaoler’s tasting menu. Lots of delicious
  29. PL

    PocoLoco

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively, bright venue with our table overlooking Blood Alley (fitting for a place called L'Abattoir). Courteous. Courteous, friendly serving staff attended to all our needs and misdeeds. Interesting cocktails, and succinct and versatile wine list. Ordered a'la carte but the Gaoler's menu looked very tempting. Next time! Enjoyed 3 tasty and visually-appealing courses over a leisurely 90 minute sitting.
  30. TP

    TessP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience overall. We will be back again soon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent recommendations on food and wine. Great service at all points.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience meal and great value for the price.
  33. A

    Anne

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food and drinks. All around outstanding.
  34. J

    Jamie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the happy hour makes it more accessible as it’s a pricey restaurant!! Delicious and fantastic staff!
  35. EL

    ErickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was, far and away, the best wine pairing I have ever had with a tasting menu.
  36. JA

    JohnA

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The cocktails were excellent. The duck was also delicious. I was underwhelmed with the sablefish. Overall really neat ambience and good service.
  37. EC

    EduardoC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing place and food. Only the space was a little too warm. It could be uncomfortable for some people while eating.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The main took way too long after appetizer

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on May 25, 2022Hi, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are very sorry that you were left waiting for your main courses to arrive and can assure you that this is not a regular occurrence at L'Abattoir. We do hope that you give us a second shot to make it up to you, and if you have any further feedback we would love to hear from you at info[at]labattoir.ca. Cheers.

  39. LM

    LilyM

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't believe we've never come across this restaurant before. We came here to celebrate our 30 year anniversary and had The Gaoler's menu and have to say this was probably one of the most fantastic culinary experience we've ever had. The food was so complex with so many layers of flavours that it left us speechless with each bite we had. The presentation was beautiful and to top it off, Shaun and Andrew were phenomenal servers. We highly recommend you try the Gaoler's menu, it won't disappoint.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good portion sizes!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3337 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Water Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Gastown

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, 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

  • 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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