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L'Abattoir Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, European, Canadian, Contemporary

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Menu

COLD DISHES​
18.00
Yellowtail tartare
Pear, radish, citrus
18.00
Elk pâté
Pickled chanterelles, cauliflower, rye
23.00
Torchon of duck foie gras
Preserved​ fruit, yogurt and sour brioche
17.00
Grilled squid stuffed with pork and herbs
Crunchy potato, mint, cucumber
WARM DISHES​
17.00
Roasted mushrooms
Truffled egg, chestnut
16.00
Pan fried veal sweetbreads on toast
Sauce gribiche with veal tongue
15.00
Pasta stuffed with pumpkin
Apples, brown butter, pecorino fondue
19.00
Baked Pacific oysters
Whipped garlic butter, Burgundy truffle
MAIN DISHES​
33.00
Seared scallops and boneless chicken wings
Sunchoke, pear and parsnip
34.00
Duck breast roasted on the bone
Beetroot, quince, endive
38.00
Beef tenderloin
Roasted carrot, charred onion, marrow and rosemary sauce
32.00
Fillet of Pacific ling cod
Fried cauliflower, lentils, grapes
33.00
Assiette of suckling pig
Grilled sauerkraut, potato, mustard
36.00
Stuffed lamb loin
Potato crusted cheek, turnip, bagna cauda, mint
DESSERTS​
10.00
Chestnut cake
Whipped cream cheese, pumpkin purée, brown sugar
10.00
Spiced apple
Honey and Calvados mousse, burnt butter ice cream
9.00
Lemon meringue
Toasted marshmallow, lemon cream, lavender pastry
11.00
Chocolate ganache
Caramelized chocolate, honeycomb, raw cacao ice cream
DIGESTIF​
12.00
Santa Teresa "1796" Solera, Venezuela
12.00
Amrut Single Malt Whisky, India
19.00
Highland Park 18 Year Whisky, Orkney, Scotland
18.00
Whistle Pig "Straight Rye" Vermon, USA
15.00
Stagg J R. "Barrel proof" Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
13.00
Los Siete Misterios "Espadin" Oaxaca, Mexico
8.00
Menthe Pastille, Angers, France
22.00
Vintage Benedictine c. 1960, Fecamps, France
12.00
Distilleria Gualco "Grappa di Moscato" Piedmont, Italy
8.00
La Frenz NV Liqueur Muscat, Okanagan, BC
About
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
PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great vibe, very good bar for mixed drinks and cocktails, always a good meal. I've eaten here 6+ times and held two small corporate events here. Very satisfied every time, as have been my guests.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Colin W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Happy hour here is a treat - half price on select appetisers. Make sure you go early (i.e. if you are not there are 5:30PM on the dot or before, you might struggle to get a table).

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kleric1
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can never say enough about the quality of this place. I always thin I'm going to eat somewhere else and just can't pass it up. The food is creative, perfectly executed and unbelievably good and the staff is just as good as the food....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChefBilly22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at L'Abattoir for the first time yesterday night.The friends I was with had eaten there before and firmfast foodies, claimed it was the best dinner in Vancouver. No lie. No exaggeration. I had the cod, and it was perfection. The lamb was served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank konstantinamahlia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A chef friend of ours recommended L’Abattoir and we are so glad she did! We had the baked pacific oysters (best single thing we ate in a week of food adventuring!), the beef tartare, the lobster tail and the ling cod. The range was from...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulaD1696NV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived with no booking at L’Abattoir for some on the spur cocktails. When we arrived there was no available seating at the bar but we were soon taken care of by the friendly hosts who arranged some more bar seats to be available. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DineFining
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has two seating areas. The front of the restaurant is split-level bar and dining with crazy-loud music. Conversation is near impossible--the "mindless thumping" noted by another reviewer is not an exaggeration. But there's an area in back that's much saner--if you want a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so hip that it is formulaic and unoriginal. Unless you have never traveled or are under 30, then the room is cool and the menu unique. The menu and the food was top notch, except for the undercooked meat. The food was delivered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HomeIsT5
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

mindless thumping of the sound system destroys an otherwise great restaurant. why are restaurants so clueless when it comes to sound?.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 603coling
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The food and cocktails were amazing at L'Abbatoir. Service was a little meh. Kind of the too cool for school vibe, thus the four stars. Glad we got a table in the back along the alley (quieter) where we watched ghost tours walk back and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jcalderh
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masonm617
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.
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George7078
29 March 2017|
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I am not...what is that?
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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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