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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3363 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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2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Cooper

  • Catering

    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca

  • Private party facilities

    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.

  • Private party contact

    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2

  • Area

    Gastown

  • Cross Street

    Water Street

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.

  • Public Transit

    Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.

  • Entertainment

    Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Gaoler's Menu

    CAD 155.00 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.

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What 3,363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Notable Wine List

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for a date night, also with the intention of trying out the food as we have booked this venue for our wedding. There is no one way to describe L’Abattoir. It was a perfect evening from start to finish. The food was exceptional. All of the staff were friendly, helpful and genuinely cared about your experience being good. Can not wait to get married here!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very friendly.
  3. HM

    HaileyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food every time and wonderful, attentive service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicioso! El pato, los ostiones y la trucha son deliciosos. Prueba el vino que ellos recomiendan es el maridaje perfecto.
  5. LJ

    LeahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unreal food. Has to be close to a star! Incredible! The host was so lovely as well.
  6. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dress code is casual, not casual elegant as it says

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 27 July 2022Hi Maria, thank you for your feedback! Cheers.

  7. a

    avisitor

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous creative menu, excellent service. It was our first visit, and we'll certainly be visiting again, soon.
  8. LC

    LauraC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great ambience, AMAZING food. The gaoler's menu was SO good. An experience
  9. V

    Visitor

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was phenomenal. The bread was delicious, Freshly baked and different varieties.I got the special fish which was cooked well but really not flavorful. My husband got the pork and it was also mediocre. I thought the wine list was quite expensive with few options under $75

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 27 July 2022Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our service teams efforts on this particular evening! Your honest feedback regarding the feature Rockfish and the Pork is greatly appreciated and has been passed on to the kitchen management. Regarding the wine list, we try our best to provide competitive pricing on unique, small-lot wines which echo our food program. We take all feedback seriously and will take your notes into consideration. We hope that we get the opportunity to host you again in the future! Cheers.

  10. D

    Darren

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service Definitely will return
  11. KL

    KateL

    Surrey

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wowzers. What an amazing tasting menu! Utterly indulgent, beautifully presented, wondrous tastes and excellent service. What more could you ask for?
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good and very well presented. However, the ambiance was not as relaxed as we were hoping for.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 27 July 2022Hi there, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals on the night you joined and are sorry to hear that the dining room was not as relaxed as you had hoped. It must have a been a busy night and we can assure you that we always strive to provide our guests with a professional and comfortable dining experience. We do hope that we get the opportunity to host you again the future. Thank you again.

  13. AV

    AnaV

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best in Vancouver in my opinion. We had the Gaoler’s menu with wine pairings and it was out of this world. Service was perfect and our sommelier extremely knowledgeable. We appreciated everything in our evening! My 3rd time at this restaurant and definitely not my last.
  14. MM

    MikeM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The personal attention to service and detail by all the staff is exceptional - and the food is incredible. Strongly recommend you take advantage of the Sommelier (Andrew) who will create a cocktail or wine pairing that always hits the mark. Highly recommend.
  15. VM

    VMac

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tried the Gaoler’s Tasting Menu and it was superb. Definitely suggest going with the wine pairings. What a wonderful experience - food, service, everything. Perfect date night location.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, always a pleasure!
  17. PB

    PierreB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Thank you very much for everything Experience was impressive overall and worthy to be repeated! magnifique! Merci!
  18. M

    Mars

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love going to labattoir for dates and special occasions. The oysters and foie Gras are a MUST on every visit! Food is always delicious and playing beautiful - wine is good - service is good. Don't pass this Vancouver gem up
  19. l

    localresident

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, matched only by the food. Best dining out experience in last 10 years. The staff was a skilled team. We counted 9 individuals that assisted with some portion of our service. Each was a skilled professional. From our principle waiter, to the sommelier to the bus boy. Perfect. Sommelier has excellent knowledge and speaks with authority on both Canadian and international offerings. Waiter described each dish with skill, knowledge and a hint of humor. Perfect. Highly recommended
  20. TM

    TomM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent top notch an well thought out dishes, nice cocktails.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, wine and service! We absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend it.
  22. A

    Angelo

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, outstanding service, and the food was even better. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Baked oysters were off the charts great
  23. S

    Sylvain

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superbes assiettes, savoureux plats. Le service était aux soins et nous a fait d’excellentes suggestions de plats et de vins.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice and food was pretty good but very expensive. The server was pretentious and made us feel uncomfortable.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 14 July 2022Hi there, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding the service you received on your visit and will address this note with our management team. We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and your meal and if there is any additional/specific feedback you would like to provide, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info[at]labattoir.ca.

  25. MC

    MichaelC

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt this Restaurant is on par with any Michelin Starred French Inspired Restaurant anywhere in the World and at least in my opinion the best Canadian forward French brigade in Vancouver. Front of house are exemplary and the passionate caring is obvious.
  26. ND

    NathanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, the staff was wonderful and the food was out of the world.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Amazing service!
  28. a

    alan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the gaoler’s menu and was expecting very small portions since it was a 9 course meal. Be prepared to leave on a FULL STOMACH. The entrees were really generously portioned and everything tasted AMAZING. Really good value for everything you get too and amazing service. I enjoyed everything about this meal.
  29. YT

    YellowT

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. The food was spectacular and the drinks were really good too! We had the best time, can’t wait to go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant nice people and good service. The menu needs at some dishes attention. Beautiful dishes, the sweetbread and duck are really good, so are the desserts, but the vegan starter with beetroot is not good, far to smokey and bitter, and the main fish, the sablefish, was too salty and the crab not really fresh. We informed the waiter about the saltiness, we did not see the chef at our table nor did we get a gesture. So unfortunately, I can not recommend this restaurant.

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 7 July 2022Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience. We are sorry that we felt short on the attention to detail and quality of the food in this instance. We have taken your feedback to heart and passed it along to the appropriate teams for review. If you would be so kind as to provide us with your contact information we would love to reach out directly. All the best, L'Abattoir Team

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7 course tasting menu Pairing wines Beautiful displayed dishes Tast and matches beautiful Oysters with black truffel were a surprise Dishes in potion are abundant for tasting menu. Wines were beautiful paring but all served in standard wine glass what doesn’t do the honour to the beautiful wines. Para’s serie is amazing the biscuit with coffee was paring the floor patern strange but amazing details
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall the experience was great and the food was delicious. However we felt the price for what we had was quite steep. Also they knew it was our anniversary and we weren’t offered anything in celebration of it. Not sure if I would come back

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 7 July 2022Hi there, thank you for choosing L'Abattoir to celebrate your anniversary. We are sorry that your special day did not receive the attention it deserved - we strive to have each and every guest feel taken care of and noticed when they join us. We have passed on your feedback to our management team to ensure celebrations like this don't go unnoticed! Thank you again for notifying us. All the best, Team L'Abattoir

  33. WC

    WilliamC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extraordinary! Food, service, attitude all pitch perfect…overall, a great dinning experience…the Gaslight neighborhood in which L’Abattior is located is somewhat sketchy…think the tenderloin district in San Francisco…while walking is most times a plus, in this case, travel to and from by taxi or Uber is the better choice
  34. d

    diegom

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Family dinner. The food was fantastic. Bread is delicious.
  35. j

    jisung

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must experience this restaurant. The food is incredible and beautifully plated.
  36. T

    Tania

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience!
  37. WM

    WendiM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck was amazing! Wine selection was good and the staff very attentive. We did not order the tasting menu but it looked amazing.
  38. FG

    FredG

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience, inventive cuisine, attentive service in a wonderful environment. Great value for foodies
  39. k

    katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for accommodating to our anniversary dinner! We really enjoyed it :)
  40. FT

    FoodTime

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful and fun venue space, elected to have the tasting menu as there were too many good items to pick from. The food was creative, delicious, and memorable. The steamed halibut was the best we've ever had. The wait staff and sommelier were on point and fun to interact with, We made our reservation here the afternoon we arrived in Vancouver and it ended up being our favorite dining experience of trip. We will be returning for sure!

    L'Abattoir RestaurantResponded on 7 July 2022Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us during your stay in Vancouver! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you stop my again next time you are in town. Take care, Team L'Abattoir.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 pm


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Water Street

  • Area

    Gastown

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.

  • Public Transit

    Waterfront Station is 700 m/ 9 minute walk away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Cooper

  • Entertainment

    Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca

  • Private party facilities

    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.

  • Private party contact

    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2

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