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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
Quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Amazing!! And first class service.
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.
the evening was excellent. this restaurant never disappoints!
Delicious food, as always.
Creative menu and friendly professional service.
Very delicious food. Loved the baked oysters! Excellent service.
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.
Food was outstanding def worth a visit.
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!
After a gruelling search for parking and after dodging the film crew outside the entrance, we entered a delightful space, well set up to make us feel safe re COVID. The cocktail was delicious (can’t recall the name), as were the baked oysters we shared and enjoyed with a basket of interesting and tasty bread and crackers. I was a bit surprised and disappointed that the sable fish I ordered came with no vegetables, just a slab of nicely prepared “tandoori “ style fish. My partner’s halibut had some veg in the sauce, but seemed a bit unadorned. The prices were higher than we’d expect for that meal; the above m-noted plus two glasses of wine and a tip came to close to $200. Maybe that’s a consequence of COVID…. Or maybe we just get around much any more….
A lovely spot for thoughtful high caliber cuisine in an relaxed and welcoming environment. Service was wonderful!
Absolutely outstanding meal and service. Well done!
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] email@example.com 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] firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3265 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.