L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3290 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.
  • Dine-Out Vancouver 20th Anniversary Tasting Menu

    CA$145.00 per person

    Jan 18 - Jan 29, 2022

    L'Abattoir will be celebrating Dine-Out Vancouver's 20th Anniversary by offering an elevated multi-course prix-fixe tasting menu with optional VQA wine pairings. Partial proceeds from every menu sold will go towards the BC Hospitality Foundation. 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 3290 People Are Saying
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4.6
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Mark
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant. We had the 20th anniversary Dine out experience and it L'Abattoir served amazing food. The wine pairing was also great. The sommelier did an amazing job of curating wines that pair exceptionally well with the food. Great service, great food, great wine!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded an hour ago

Thank you for your kind words - we will pass on your review to our sommelier and I am sure he will appreciate the feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Dine Out Tasting Menu. Take care!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service and food…the seven course tasting menu. Highly recommend!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded an hour ago

Fantastic! We are happy to hear that. Thank you for the kind feedback!

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SarahR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We found l'Abbatoir to be fabulous. We had the set dinner menu. I would have rated it a 5/5 in all areas if not for the noise (too noisy) and the price (expensive). Despite that, the food was extraordinary.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded an hour ago

Hi! We are are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and also appreciate your feedback regarding the noise level! We do hope to host you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great service and food. Requested and was given a wonderful table to celebrate a special occasion with family.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded an hour ago

That is excellent to hear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit.

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Isobel
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

There were not a lot of veggie items on the menu. I came away hungry after having had a starter, main and half a dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Food was excellent, drinks were great, and staff was very nice! Highly recommended!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on our first day back from the holidays! We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Marlee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely incredible. Make sure you save room for dessert, it’s always worth it.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Take care!

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CarolineJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I looked on the comment section for reviews on this restaurant and they were spot on ! We loved every aspect of the restaurant , from the food, drinks, atmosphere but especially the staff were so friendly !!! Highly recommend !

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We really appreciate feedback like this and are so glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Kaithlyn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak Diane was divine! My husband always talked about this dish for years and I never had the chance to experience it until last night. It is delicious!
We also had the scallops, all the desserts on the menu and some yummy drinks.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Wonderful! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to host you again in the near future.

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Maddec
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Our servers were attentive, engaging, and on top of every little request and detail. Made for a fantastic evening of celebration, and left feeling spoiled. Thanks to all of the staff!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We love feedback like this! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience - we will pass your kind words on to our team.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best cuisine in Vancouver and excellent service.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review!

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Roman
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. Good attention to detail all around. One of the better and more consistent venues - easily a top 10 for the city. Personally it’s better than a lot of other upscale places in this category but I’m biased for French style cuisine.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time write such a kind review. We will pass this on to our team! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Happy New Year!

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Sulala
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way. Don’t miss the beetroot carpaccio or the sablefish.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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MB17
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the ascension of warmth in the dishes in the meal. Great service and cocktails. The elk was a bit of a letdown with the blue cheese pairing but still a good dish. Just wish it wasn’t the main and end of the savoury course. I think you guys are doing a fantastic job overall and I’d return to dine.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass this on to the team! We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner overall and look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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Steaklover
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply put... wonderful! Excellent food, beautifully presented. Knowledgeable staff and an overall great experience.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Fantastic! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon, we hope!

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Dec8
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb cocktail menu, knowledgable and attentive service without ever seeming to hover, great vibe and aesthetics, excellent meal.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about your visit! We aim to provide a seamless service every time and will certainly pass your kind words on to our team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my girlfriend’s birthday and had a great time. Food was excellent the waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we hope to host you again soon!

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Elissa
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 stars, totally recommend! We were a table of vegetarians but were able to enjoy an adapted menu- including both a starter and entree. Cocktails were delightful and our desserts- some sort of lemon-earl grey concoction- were exquisite. Our server, Claire, was the sweetest and very knowledgeable. The host was friendly and polite. We felt all the staff truly wanted us to have a good experience, which we very much did. Regarding the ambience, both my friend and I wanted to live there indefinitely. Had an upscale, sexy vibe we loved. Yes, our bill was more than we usually pay for a meal but it was worth every penny. Overall, it was a night to remember and we will definitely be back!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind and detailed review of your visit! We are so happy to hear that we met, and exceeded, your expectations for the evening. We will pass on your lovely words to our team, it really makes a difference to get feedback like this! We so look forward to hosting you again soon.

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JackT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, the Gaoler’s tasting course was definitely an experience with the wine pairing. Couldn’t think of anything to critique about for our evening. Recommend to anyone who is thinking about it.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipPhoenix
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite and exceptional

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you very much!

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DarrenM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the tasting menu was incredible, everything was delivered to the table beautifully presented - can not recommend L'Abattoir enough!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to host you again soon.

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YoonaK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for your kind words. See you soon!

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Ordered the Gaoler’s menu for my friends birthday. Not worth of the price. The food was not good. The waiters were not friendly. It’s loud and noisy. Couldn’t think of any positive feedback.

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Manyuru
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food with generous portions.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on November 25, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unique food. Service was great

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience.

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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 on November 23, 2021

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 on November 25, 2021

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

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CannibalCurry
Vancouver
5 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 on November 23, 2021

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 on November 23, 2021

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.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2021

Hi Anna, We appreciate you letting us know about your experience, and we're sorry to hear that we fell short. We aim to learn from our guest feedback so we will pass this along to the team. In addition, we would really appreciate it if we could gather more information about the specifics of your visit, if you could reach out to us at info[at]labattoir.ca that would great. Thank you kindly, L'Abattoir Team

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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
6 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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L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3290 OpenTable diners.

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