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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%
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5:30 pm - 10:00 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 3 weeks ago

This is a very good choice for an interesting experience in dining. The architecture of the space is a series of rooms and buildings drawn together with stairs, windows and balconies. It is creatively decorated to provide a sense of privacy while there are numerous...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to couple of French restaurants in Vancouver mostly classic style and they were very good. However, L'Abattoir is different. Ambiance is young and dynamic. The food is wonderfully creative. Service is very friendly and efficient. Their choices of wine is...More

Thank Kitty S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great dishes, a bit expensive but you get your moneys worth. A very small modern restaurante that is really worth while. Food is great, and the quality of ingredients is amazing. I had a duck brest that was juicy and crisp. Great playing. My only...More

Thank michtrn
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is absolutely one of the better restaurants in Vancouver. It’s somewhat a crossover between a high end fine dining and more traditional two/three course dining. It is a warm atmosphere and absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Frode M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We came late to the restaurant and our waitress was nothing but amazing. Great suggestions for both the food and pairing a wine with the food.

Thank MSydney07
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a great meal at L'Abbatoir. The roast lamb, accompanied by lamb sausage and squash puree was as satisfying to look at as it was to eat. It is a perfect place to eat in Gastown.

Thank SalinaTraveler
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Wow, the food here was amazing. For appetizers we had the duck foie gras, which was so smooth like butter. I ordered the Halibut and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck, which was delectable. The wine menu was extensive. Since it was...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A very hip spot in Gastown. Exquisite inventive food. Bar is quite capable. Service is attentive but restrained (which is good). Portions are a wee bit on the small side, so keep that in mind when ordering. Reservations are a must.

Thank Pressingluck
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Truly delicious food! If you're looking for french food, this is the place in Vancouver! Awesome service! attentive but no snobby as one sometimes gets in the higher end places.

Thank KLRfashion
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of Vancouver's better places to dine. Situated in the always interesting Gastown, L'Abattoir offers a great dining experience for all ages and types. Nice ambience, great cocktails and wine list. Young but very professional service and good music. The food is very...More

1  Thank Derek N
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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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