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L'Abattoir Restaurant

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Gastown
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217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada (Cordova Street)
+1 604-568-1701
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Vancouver
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was because it was the night after Valentine's and all the bubbles had evaporated; I can't give another explanation. It's in the very top echelon of Vancouver restaurants, reputation-wise anyway, but last night it did not even come close to deserving that status. And the three star rating from me is overgenerous and only because I have had... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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289 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the foie gras terrine (quite tasty) and the sweetbreads as small plate appetizers. The sweetbreads were amazing with a complex flavor profile built layer upon layer. The scallops were delicious, and the duck outstanding. Difficult to see how anyone could be critical of any of the food here. Nice wine list, quaint and historic decor, this restaurant is now... More 

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Thank Don R
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I went for Valentine's Day. A nice spot with a solid vibe and atmosphere. I had the ling cod, and she had the duck. Food was good, but for the price paid the portions were quite small. My cod was tasty, but was gone in just a few bites. And my wife's duck had a thick layer of... More 

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France
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't tried the lunch or dinner menu at this place yet, but the brunch I had there a couple of days ago was nothing less but succulent. I had the poached eggs on a home-made muffin and crispy pork belly, with a white cheddar sabbayon. So balanced and tasty. My boyfriend had the breakfast burger, that I tried too... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for my first time this week and was overall disappointed. The service and atmosphere were great and the food was very tasty however, the portion size was laughable. I ordered the large size pasta and, for 30 dollars, received 6 tiny ravioli and one poached egg. The only way to be full would be to order your own appetizer... More 

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Thank Dana M
Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naive and particular place. Typical North American place,with a melange of French European style. Not cheap, but nice for a special evening with friends.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I along with our friends were here over the weekend for Dine Out Vancouver. The food was excellent ! We all really enjoyed it. The restaurant itself was really nicely set up and although the place was full we did not find it overly loud. The service was good.

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Seattle, Washington
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257 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the bar for drinks after dinner at another spot. I wish we had eaten here :) The staff was phenomenal . The server knew all the unique bitters and local liquors as did the bartender. The cocktail menu is nice and they were able to also freestyle craft cocktails based on your palate and desires/whims. The food... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this spot in November. The food was very good. Basic but well done menu. You pick an appetizer and a main and enjoy!! The wine selection was excellent!! The location is a bit shady, but it is the spot to be!

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Regina, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I just recently dined here, was fantastic. Drinks: Started with two bourbon sours which were made perfectly and finished with the half bottle of their chianti, which was extremely well balanced and a good wine overall. Food: We shared the poached shrimp and pork jowls as an appetizer, I wish we would've ordered two! For our mains,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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Gastown
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 Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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