L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.7
3265 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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  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CA$140.00 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 3265 People Are Saying
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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Local
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the evening was excellent. this restaurant never disappoints!

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DavidS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding def worth a visit.

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PruC
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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CDub
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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….

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Geneve
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely spot for thoughtful high caliber cuisine in an relaxed and welcoming environment. Service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal and service. Well done!

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Marilyn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service and I like the ambience.

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CRAIGT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Next level pairing dining experience. Wonderful service.

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ChristyS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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IsabelleD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience yesterday and appreciate the service team taking care of me and my guest… food was 10/10! Great job 👏

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BeeT
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food! Every mouthful a delight. Excellent service, very good wines, a small but select menu - spoiled for choice.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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colinb
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thanks Colin! We appreciate the positive review and we look foward to welcoming you back.

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KaKAC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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] info@labattoir.ca Thank you, Team L'Abattoir

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SabrinaO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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Carol
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have never had a less than a good experience at L'abattoir! Good food and fantastic service as always. Thank you!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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IvanB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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Momo
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. I would say the baked oysters are a must!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Above average price for below average food and ambiance

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Foodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Food was great and amazing service but the place is quite pretentious and overpriced. I'

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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] info@labattoir.ca Thank you, Team L'Abattoir

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SabrinaI
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience!!! Such a treat. It’s always delicious!

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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EmmaK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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McMarshal
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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?

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top shelf. Great food and exceptional service.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for the positive feedback, we look forward to having you back soon. Best regards, Team L'Abattoir

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PhilippeG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best dishes in Vancouver without a doubt and an amazing bar selection! A gem amongst many special establishments.

L'Abattoir Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2021

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

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

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.

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Jellybean
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant with great food and service.

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jeffm
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic. We have enjoyed dinner here several times and keep returning.

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Mddgarde
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dans un quartier très vivant le soir

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vipAmandaH
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Dean
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we've ever had.

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JakubM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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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.

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