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L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
+1 604-568-1701
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“steak diane” (45 reviews)
“baked oysters” (20 reviews)
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
217 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter flew up from San Francisco and went directly to the restaurant her friend from school in Singapore and now studying here joined my brother and I for dinner. We had a wonderful evening great food great service, a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked L’Abattoir in part because it is listed as #24 of the 100 best restaurants in Canada. My wife and I arrived. There was no one who greeted us and no host station. After a short period of looking lost, two women who appeared...More

Thank Leigh I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a fun place with a very cool atmosphere; unfortunately the waiter was bored to death; he was very little interested in the flavors and creation of the chef. as a waiter of this kind of resto, you need to help customers to make...More

1  Thank Jose C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was the Dine out menu? The foie gras was runny and the steak was more rare than I asked for. The saving grace was the dessert, but that does not atone for the cramped seating, and rushed service.

1  Thank enigma110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here during the Dine Out weekend.Three fixed menu choices.We had two which were excellent, the Arctic Char and the Flank Steak.The appetizers and desserts were equally great Well worth the trouble getting a reservation!

Thank william s
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Went for a brunch on a Saturday morning with my wife. Before you order, they walk around with a basket of their fresh made pastries.... jelly donuts, sticky buns, scones.... very tempting. I had the scone with clotted cream and jam. The scone was crispy...More

Thank Sean N
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Must try Gin Gimlet at dinner or brunch. Brunch menu is deliciously different as well as dinner options. Staff has been amazing every time I have been there which has been on several occasions.

Thank Karina L
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and it was one ranked as one of the top restaurants in Vancouver . It was also on the list of the top 100 restaurants in Canada so when I visited Vancouver during Christmas, I went there...More

Thank AAz910
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This spot is right in the heart of the historical gastown district of Vancouver. The food is very good, and high quality served in a casual atmosphere. Voted one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada in 2017 and it deserves it. Can't say enough...More

Thank travelledbynature
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My first time in Canada and didn't know what exactly to expect. Wife took me to this place and it's supposed to be French food. I have to say the food is actually great even though I can't find much French influence here. Located in...More

Thank Andy C
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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mason m
1 May 2017|
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Response from cena1994 | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall anyone speaking French there. The food was good. But, I don't think it's a spot to practice French.
29 March 2017|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
I am not...what is that?
Luc S
21 August 2016|
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Response from Margriet88 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dresscode, it's pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
    (Cordova Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1701
  • E-mail
L'Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler's Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant was built in the 19th century and is the site of Vancouver's first jail. 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 that combines classic French tile work with industrial fixtures, natural wood, and glass and steel finishes, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge setting, elevated dining room and plush, sun soaked atrium. Chef Lee Cooper and Owner / Operator Paul Grunberg are dedicated to highlighting the finer points of eating and drinking in L'Abattoir's informed but informal setting. French influenced West Coast fare is paired with Wine Director Lisa Haley's eclectic wine program and Bar Manager Thor Paulson's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience. L'Abattoir adds to Gastown's bustling breakfast scene with a menu mixing comforting staples with hearty, unique entrees. Thirsty brunchers can sip on creative cocktails, as well as daily feature vermouth on the rocks. Non-alcoholic options include daily bottled house made iced teas. Just adjacent to L'Abattoir's regular dining room is the restaurant's stunning new private dining facility. The 1,200 sq ft. facility features historical architectural elements complimented by a contemporary design aesthetic. While large enough for 50 people seated or 70 standing, the room retains an intimate ambiance and a noise-reducing barrier blocks out the hustle and bustle of the regular dining room.
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