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L'Abattoir Restaurant

) #25 of 3,070 Restaurants in Vancouver €€€€ French, ,
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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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“steak diane” (42 reviews)
“baked oysters” (17 reviews)
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French, 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

It was a nice short walk from our downtown hotel to Gastown. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor tables. We sat inside. Décor is lively and environment was merry and casual. Service was efficient. We had oysters, mussels, steak and dessert. All well prepared...More

Thank CY W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best of the best French cooking around downtown ,it remind me I was in Lyon ! I ate a lot of french foods from Northwest to Northeast in France , ,with girlfriend # 1 in town for two weeks ,she is very fussy what...More

4  Thank TONY L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and efficient. The fois gras appetizer was very disappointing. The rhubarb pairing just didn't work with the sweet bread offered and the fois gras. I had the steak Diane which was tasty but not substantial. My wife had the pork which she...More

Thank wapickle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surroundings enhance the fine food and service. Our best meal in Vancouver except for the desserts.

Thank girasole9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have tried to get reservations at this restaurant on previous trips to Vancouver without success. I was a little worried that I'd built up the restaurant in my mind based on reviews and anticipation, but we were not disappointed. Everything was great from the...More

Thank thecottagekid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our table couldn't believe how beautiful the flavours blended together in all of our dishes. I've always believed food is an expression of art and L'Abattoir is a masterpiece. My total bill came out to be pretty hefty, but I have no regrets.

Thank Brendasaurus R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been too long since my last visit.... L'Abattoir was still great, maybe even better. Food is amazing (best Duck I have ever had), service is perfect and well timed, professional and friendly staff. A bit pricey but well worth it!

Thank NorthVanDude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Held a firm spring lunch here. Great service and very good food. We were in the back glassed in area. Can be hot in the sun. Otherwise great.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had dinner there which started with shared baked Pacific oysters with garlic and light truffle. Absolutely original and delicious. My wife chose Halibut which came with tiny mussels and carrots and gnocchi. The blend was perfect complimentary flavours. My Canadian eye fillet was perfectly...More

Thank JohnR63
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great food. That was it. Service for a restaurant of this alleged calibre was less than satisfactory. Menu was too limited. Comfort level was below satisfactory. Plastic see-through chairs, really? Been waiting for a couple of years to go and so disappointed. One and only...More

1  Thank BluenoseBlonde10
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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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
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
French, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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