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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
217 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of four, we all loved our drinks and dishes. Excellent service. Nice vibe for high end - not stuffy.

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L'abattoir is hands down, one of the best places to eat, let alone in Vancouver. You are greeted as though coming into someones home, as though they were expecting you. Immediately taken to your plane wooden table., where only a fork, knife and wine glass...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a brief visit to Vancouver. Everything about the food was supremely well thought out and delicious. Amazing wine list. Staff very lovely.

1  Thank brianc0326
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The food was great and the setting was very cute. Tiling in the bar is very trendy. The downstairs seating is very airy and bright vs the upstairs is darker. Just a heads up the restaurant is very small and tables are very close together....More

1  Thank Meagan H
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful variety, superb attentional to detail. I have been here several times and each visit is a revelation! Well done!

Thank portmoody911
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner recently with some friends visiting from out of town - and it didn’t disappoint! We started with some L’Abattoir original cocktails, which were creative and delicious. We then order the oysters, sweetbreads and scallops as recommended by our serve - wow! Those...More

Thank LizzyJVic
Reviewed May 3, 2018

I use to love this place and recommend to friends and guests to try - but the quality and service has taken a dive. I've been going here for 5 years, ever since I moved to the neighbourhood. I go for both for dinner and...More

Thank JaFARii
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service and delicious food! We came for our 33rd anniversary and we were amazed by our meal and the cocktails. Attentive service which was impeccable but never annoying. We had a table above overlooking the bar which was fun to watch the cocktail making...More

Thank Piper D
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Four of us (two couples) went to L'Abbatoir for dinner the other night. It was a busy evening for them and the place was packed. As we'd made a reservation there was a table waiting for us. Our server was friendly and helpful. We were...More

Thank Gord L
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

In Gastown this small restaurant is a real gem Nice people serving the tables Excellent food Take in mind to make a reservation

Thank dgrlk
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
May 1, 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.
March 28, 2017|
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I am not...what is that?
Luc S
August 20, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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