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L'Abattoir Restaurant

€€€€French, European,
217 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
+1 604-568-1701
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

We were there last night, the service was good. Regarding the food, the opinions were divided, but I wasn’t impressed for all the money We paid, kind of expensive.

Thank EmeraldLR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similar to many other reviews this was our best meal while visiting Vancouver and one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Saying something as we live in Portland. We had brunch and returned for dinner. The service is fantastic as well as the food....More

Thank rfurball
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable serving staff, great food superbly prepared with interesting flavours. One of the great dry martinis and an excellent and varied wine list. Hard to see how it could get better.

Thank GeorgesM115
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Hands down, the best meal we ate during a week in Vancouver. L'Abattoir is located in a converted storefront near the east end of the historic Gastown district. Be aware of your surroundings here because things can go from "edgy" to 'sketchy' to 'scary' in...More

Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

First night in town, went there for dinner as recommended by a local friend. We shared the pasta vegetable soup, scallops with broccoli risotto (was a bit salty). For main, we had the duck confit and salmon — the medium well done salmon was absolutely...More

Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We had simply a fabulous meal. The scallops and risotto, duck and baked halibut were stunning. Beautifully cooked, flavoured and seasoned - simply fine dining at its best. Home made breads and an extensive wine list added to the experience. This is not a cheap...More

Thank dave l
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The service is outstanding. We asked for a quiet table and not only did we get one but they also reduced the volume of music. Our server - Angela was so helpful. My husband had the beef tartar and the duck terrine and I had...More

1  Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We had gone to Coquille because they had told us the night before that this was their sister restaurant. The chef was there talking to the other chef and he walked us to the restaurant. We walked in without a reservation. We ordered the scallops...More

Thank kenkcarrell
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a phenomenal dinner here and cannot stop talking about how much we loved it. The attention to detail was amazing. The staff really knows what they're doing. The drinks and meal recommendations were fantastic and the pace of the meal was perfect. I...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome dinner here last night. It was my second visit. I love the vibe ( it is a busy, noisy good vibe restaurant )the menu is fresh and interesting. And changes often. We had striped Mari eyed shrimp with green gazpacho. It...More

Thank Kylie G
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
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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