L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3283 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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Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CA$145.00 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. NO DEPOSIT OR PAYMENT IS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE. Credit Card details are taken to guarantee your reservation only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3283 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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YoonaK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The duck dish was superb. Nice service and great staff members. Such a pleasant experience! Will definitely go back with my sister.

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Manyuru
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food with generous portions.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unique food. Service was great

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Sandiiii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome and the atmosphere was great. Service was really good too! Will definitely go again!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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SusanneZ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, interesting food combinations, great service!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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CannibalCurry
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the tasting menu it was outstanding, if it's something you can afford I would definitely recommend it!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Gaoler's Menu. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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AnneMarie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere.
Will definitely return next time I visit Vancouver.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful! We are so glad that you had that experience. We'll see you next time!

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Did the tasting menu. Some dishes were great, others I felt I could do better as a never-trained sometimes home cook. Service was well-timed and cordial, although I felt the server assumed my partner would pick up the tab and directed more of his questions (how are things, etc.) at him. I would go to l’abattoir again, but just order a few items off the menu.

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3ltlpigs
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was creative and delicious.
Staff were attentive and knowledgeable on the prepared dishes.
The fusion of french cuisine with other cuisines was inventive and a slam dunk!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thanks so much for the glowing review, it's always nice to hear the positive feedback from our supportive guests. We're so glad you could share your special night with us - we look forward to having you back sometime soon!

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fashionkerr66
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were above and beyond expectations. The dessert was my favourite and brought back memories of Paris. We went to celebrate our anniversary, and the team made the celebration lovely.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

We are so happy to hear that we went beyond your expectations, we love to hear this kind of feedback! Thank you for choosing L'Abattoir to celebrate your anniversary. We hope to see you again soon.

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GarretS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, food, wine, service! Would definitely be back.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Excellent! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, see you again soon.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Not worth it for the price. Made reservations for husbands birthday and was extremely disappointed at the food. Their tasting menu had a cod dish that tasted like something you can make at home and a venison dish that looked like it was cooked perfectly rare yet was extremely chewy. The manager tried to make the experience better by offering a dessert wine when I do not drink at all… A lot of other restaurants in Vancouver to choose from - avoid this place and spend your money elsewhere. Very disappointed, will mot be coming back.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry that we fell short on your husbands birthday. We work really hard to try to provide a high quality experience for all of our guests. If there is any other feedback that you'd like to share, please reach out to us at info(at)labattoir.ca.

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HTCF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and vibe. The reason why we deducted a star is because we arrived 30 minutes early since we live a long way away, but they literally asked us to return at 5pm, so we had to stand outside in the cold and pouring rain for 30mins. Hope they could come up with a better solution to take care of those who don't like to be late, especially in the cold and rainy season.

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LizK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!!!! Highly recommend, no bad dishes and amazing service

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Bobert
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The appetizers were great, but salty. The mains were underwhelming and very salty. Overall decent food that doesn't live up to the premium price tag.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we take all feedback very seriously and have brought this to attention of the chef. If you have any additional information you would like to share with us, please email us at info(at)labattoir.ca and we would be happy to hear more about your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, wine, everything was great.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thanks for much for joining us! We look forward to having you back.

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Kellyc
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine pairing suggestions for main dishes. Battenburg cake dessert perfect for sharing

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 16, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal along with our suggested wine pairings! We hope to host you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated our recent engagement!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great wine, attentive and friendly service. A great night!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you so much! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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ChantalP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and the service stellar. Thank you!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

We appreciate your kind review, we are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to host you again soon!

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seaslo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thoughtfully made and well-presented dishes. Meal comes with a selection of breads that are made in-house.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your generous review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your meal. All the best!

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PeiyangL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent as always. The service is great!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi, thank you for much for the kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal!

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AbigailP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food, great wine list and amazing space!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for your review, we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks Melissa and Claire - you guys made my birthday and first night in Vancouver so enjoyable!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le menu dégustation était excellent tout comme l’accompagnement des vins décrits avant chaque service.

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MattM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for a birthday and had an amazing experience. Servers were great and very knowledgeable. Food and drinks were exceptional. The wine menu was one of the best I've ever seen. I would definitely recommend!

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Anisha
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Definitely recommend the Gaolers Menu!

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vipMelissaT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and I did the tasting menu and it was remarkable.

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JPzle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was great, but food was average at best. Can definitely get much better quality food at other high end restaurants in Vancouver.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, great vibe and I enjoyed it. Also, wonderful location to take a walk after dinner.

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BradO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate here for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend. Had the nine course tasting meal with wine paring. It was perfect.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi Brad, thank you for choosing L'Abattoir Restaurant to celebrate - we are so glad you both enjoyed our Gaoler's Menu experience. All the best.

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vipManuV
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a stellar experience from service to food- like coming home!

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Local
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Amazing!! And first class service.
Highly recommend!!

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LaurieS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was so delicious. We want to come back and work our way through the menu. Oysters were outstanding, as was the foie gras, sablefish, and quail. A wonderful experience overall and we weren't rushed in the least.

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bruceg
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the evening was excellent. this restaurant never disappoints!

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DavidS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, as always.
Beautifully plated.
Creative menu and friendly professional service.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food. Loved the baked oysters! Excellent service.

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the Gaoler tasting menu and it was SO good. Each dish was delicious and you get your money’s worth in food. We did the wine pairing with it and everything matched the dishes perfectly.

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vipHedleyP
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding def worth a visit.

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PruC
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is consistently of high quality. They seem to change their menu often so each month when we go back, there is something new. The desserts are a must!

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L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3283 OpenTable diners.

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