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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“steak diane” (47 reviews)
“baked oysters” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 1 week ago via mobile

So many choices in Vancouver ... so many new places to try out. But really sometime it’s great to return to somewhere that you fully enjoyed . Even better when you return and it’s as good as the first time, if not better. We can...More

Thank ReneLes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s start with the positives. L’Abattoir is conveniently located in Gastown, and one of only a handful of brunch spots in the area. The brunch offerings are pretty standard fare: you can see the menu, there isn’t anything particularly original, but probably something for everyone’s...More

Thank Anonymous416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will never go back....for sure, especially since I have been reading reviews....there is no consistency in that restaurants. Looks like things are not gonna improve. Also, you must know, now, their so called STEAK Diane...is $45. And they will tell you how they have...More

Thank chantalee c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You feel really ripped off ( and still hungry) leaving this place Very expensive, ultra small portions. I ordered the prawns as an appetizer and I received three minuscule prawns, each about 1/2 inch. I kid you not. They were mixed in with the pasta...More

Thank bostontraveller56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Gastown which is a nice area to stroll around, L'Abbatoir is casual with a laid back ambiance. We started the evening with a few cocktails, which were very nicely made. Mine was called white walker, which I quite liked given I am a...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this restaurant highly recommended booked 2 months in advance however didn’t get phone call confirming booking day before as advised when booked which should have rung alarm bells. Bar service pre meal great tables a little snug for our liking waiting staff squeezed tight to...More

1  Thank 504216Taylor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Abattoir for a Saturday night dinner and we were not disappointed! The service was great and the food was amazing. We had the oysters (If you are a truffle lover I would highly suggest it) and the prawns to begin with...More

Thank louisphilippedavid
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 13 February 2018 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 31 January 2018 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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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