L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.8
3192 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$135.00 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.

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
What 3192 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
Ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristoffD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A remarkable dining experience. Our service was outstanding with an extremely knowledgable (sommelier) server who was attentive, professional, and pleasant. The presentation on the dishes was incredible. The cocktails were unique. The wine list was awesome. The food was out of control delicious!

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Summer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Food is good but a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner and evening!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you very much! Looking forward to having you back. Regards, Team L'Abattoir

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vipOpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was something you dream about! Devine!

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VioletaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal, best service, and great wine pairings! 10/10

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 15 hours ago

Thanks Violeta! Appreciate the positive feedback, looking forward to taking care of you again soon.

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EastSideLove
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was really good; service friendly and polite; would come again

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DavidZ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at L'Abattoir and last night was no exception. Can't wait to come back.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 15 hours ago

Thanks so much for joining us, David! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday! Food and service were both great!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded 15 hours ago

We're happy you and your husband had a lovely time with us and we appreciate the positive feedback. Looking forward to celebrating with you again next time! Regards, Team L'Abattoir

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vipDocbells
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a fun atmosphere. We had the Goaler’s menu this time and every portion was delicious (the oyster was the star of the show) and we will be back again for a special occasion.

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ScottJ
Bath
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. Gaolers menu with matching wines was outstanding. Recommend highly

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Reverie
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our entire experience was outstanding! Thanks to the team for a beautiful meal.

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DanL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, great ambiance and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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bobJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, especially the appetizer Oysters, was all awesome. The service was quick, attentive, and perfectly non-intrusive from a well coordinated and pleasant team. A truly wonderful night.

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RickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food and overall amazing experience. Would 100% recommend for birthday celebrations!

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AlexP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Creative and interesting flavors. We were so pleasantly surprised.

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NicoleD
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. Food was amazing and service outstanding.

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NateB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all really enjoyed the atmosphere and or meals. The service staff was great, we really enjoyed the descriptions of the food as it was brought out to us. We will do sir be visiting again.

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Myanga
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good ambience for a belated birthday celebration. Thank you for the special candle in the end :)

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LilaG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good, impeccable service. This restaurant is truly deserving of its ranking among the best restaurants in Canada. Every bite was delicious, perfectly seasoned, and was a revelation. Some of the pairings seem odd, but every element of the dish works together in harmony to create a delicious bite. The service was impressive. Attentive but not overbearing. The drink menu is extensive. We will be trying the Gaoler's menu next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server. Made our engagement night special !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service between appetizer and main course took longer than usual. Noisy atmosphere. Rock fish was salty.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2021

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write, we appreciate the feedback, as always. We've followed up with the team regarding the slower service and are committed to providing the highest level of food and service moving forward!

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BenL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, small portions. The restaurant was relatively empty, but good ambience and covid measures.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Ben, Thanks for the support! We appreciate you noticing the time and effort we've put into health & safety measures and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AndreaB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING HAPPY HOUR!! If you can nab the bar seats up against the front window, you’ll have a perfect view of all the dogs of gastown. The cocktails and food are really nice, too.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thanks Andrea! We look forward to seeing you back at the bar again very soon!

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GusB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless Execution
Some of the best cooking in Vancouver

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SarahB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at this restaurant was fantastic! We felt the staff genuinely cared about us and made us feel welcome. Outstanding food served by amazing people

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the glowing review! I've passed your feedback along to the staff :) We really work hard to ensure our guests always feel welcome. Cheers!

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josel
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for an anniversary dinner and boy are we happy we chose this place... the service was 10/10.. the staff really know the menu and make you feel super welcomed. I highly recommend the baked oysters and duck breast.. we can't wait to come back! Thank you La'battoir for making our anniversary special.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Hi Jose! We appreciate you choosing us for your special day! Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon :)

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TeresaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were there to celebrate our birthdays, both in March, and had the scallops & sweet bread for appetizers and tandori cod and rabbit for dinner, followed by dessert, the chocolate dessert and banana. We loved the scallops, tandori cod and both desserts were great! It was a good birthday, and we recommend L'Abattoir for anyone else celebrating their special day!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review, Teresa! We're happy you were able to enjoy your birthdays with us :)

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MCanuck
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner for our mom

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CornelD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Portions were a bit too small.
We were accosted by several unmasked transients when we left.

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Ollie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always out of this world. Service just what the food needs. Hard not to go back every week.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipvictort
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and ambience. Tasty, creative, and well presented. We ate during the pandemic and felt safe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to L’Abattoire for our 4 year anniversary.

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DanielleM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time dining at L'Abattoir and it was a lovely evening out. We enjoyed the different flavours offered for food and enjoyed the way all the food complimented each other. We will return.

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vipSanjayMR
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our servers were amazing - explained all the foods as they arrived and was able to get us a glass of wine that is normally on the tasting menu (rather than on the list of wines sold by the glass). Moreover, the dishes tasted amazing. Curious - there were several appetizers - it's interesting that all the appetizers were brought out at the same time, rather than one at a time. Most Michelin star restaurants would bring the appies out one a time for the guest to experience slowly. The Tasting menu was expensive, but we have always enjoyed the food at L'Abbatoir.

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Excellent
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent pairing, great taste and great service! Thank you for the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an amazing dinner experience. I have not been there for awhile but will be back again soon. The service and food were top notch!

MJ
vipMJM1957
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful food as always—had the Gaoler’s tasting menu and pairings. Plexiglass shields and appropriate distances between tables are in place.

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Harry
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak Diane was brilliant. Good atmosphere and experience

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ParvG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good experience, food and selection for wine pairing was excellent.

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3192 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.

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