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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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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 days ago

L'Abattoir is always a solid restaurant. Steak tartar with the harissa is brilliant. Sweetbreads were a very nice comfort food dish. Decent sidecar. New wine list is extensive, definitely a somm created menu.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful bar (very knowledgeable staff) and very good cuisine and wine, service was slow and irregular and the ambience was extremely loud. All and all most enjoyable, we have dined here before and will return.

Thank 863glenng
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at this very nice restaurant when visiting Vancouver recently. The ambiance is great as is the food. Although the dishes that were presented to our table of four seemed typical of nice restaurants, the flavours were very nice and surprising to the palate....More

Thank greentree33
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have enjoyed L'Abattoir a couple of times for dinner, but on this trip we tried it for brunch. Our experience was just as enjoyable and the food was every bit as delicious as ever. Fresh baked pastries brought out in a basket, perfectly poached...More

Thank PhelpsRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L’Abbatoir is located in Gastown, one of the funkier parts of Vancouver. But, it’s relatively close to our hotel. Since we have a reservation we’re shown past the open kitchen to a sun terrace in the back. Unfortunately, it faces a small street (alley?). But...More

Thank joeyeatsout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not been to L'Abbatoir for couple of years. Glad to report that it is as great as always. Need to visit more often!

Thank NVladybug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, I found the staff snooty. I had dinner there with my best friend and neither of us looked as polished as the other guests; we had just done a 10km hike and were tired. I...More

Thank gennieb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a lovely dinner, on a Friday evening, date night! Room is very different, small with several different rooms, lovely. Cocktails were fantastic, and food amazing... Attention to detail and the service outstanding. Prices were on par with the level. Would for sure...More

Thank Mfetter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to say it was the best I've had here, but I can't as there are two or three better places. But...having said that... The scene is busy and noisy on the inside, a little chiller on the covered, glass patio outside. Service was...More

Thank floydtrane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diner with my family at the last minute. Great young lady served us with great aplomb. Service was very effective with high attentiveness. Food was good and hot - pricing a little but high for value. Great place for dinner!!

Thank Alan M
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.
28 March 2017|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
I am not...what is that?
Luc S
20 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
US$20 - US$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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
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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