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L'Abattoir Restaurant

) #30 of 3,048 Restaurants in Vancouver ££££ French, European,
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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Assembly line fine dining downtown. All the new high end places are the same, sigh... good looking people sit you, serve you, try to upsell you, sit you too close together, serve you excellent food with the latest sauces. Glowbal, chambar etc etc. These new...More

Thank stever88ca
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Superb restaurant in the hear of downtown. Get there for 5.30 pm for happy hour at the bar. Very nice food, though portions are quite small.

Thank silly_sausage_3000
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great place for our gathering. Food was top notch, staff was very helpful and prompt with service. I would return again if I ever return to Vancouver!

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I was surprised that we were able to get a reservation so easily at L'Abattoir. It's a cool place with an interesting atmosphere. The service was excellent. I tried a yummy cocktail from their interesting list. For the rest of the meal, I asked the...More

1  Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We had a lovely evening at L'Abbatoir. Creative, well presented and tasty dishes. We shared pate and awesome bread selections with cocktail/wine. My husband had halibut, I had rockfish, which was perfectly done in a light sauce. Chocolate mousse dessert. Service was very attentive and...More

Thank Clive35
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We went because we wanted to try something new and didn't quite realize they only do brunch on the weekends. SO - to be fair - brunch wasn't what we were looking for. Now - the good: very good service, our waitress was knowledgeable, happy...More

Thank ASASG_7
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Good food in a Bistro type environment, service not as good. This restaurant in Gastown is in a nice brick and glass setting. Quite casual upstairs eating area and a bar and back eating area downstairs. Limited, but interesting menu, but be warned they will...More

Thank Katya W
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Had a couple of amazing cocktails here before heading to dinner elsewhere. The Clover Club Refashioned (gin, vermouth, fresh raspberries, egg white, mint, lemon) was excellent - great flavor and just the right amount of tart. The bar has a nice airy feel to it...More

Thank Brock H
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This was by far one of the most delicious and unique meals we have ever had. The nightly features were delicious, the appetizers outstanding, and desserts were heavenly. The service was impeccable and made for such a special evening!! Please keep in mind that there...More

Thank MariK888
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is a very nice and funky restaurant in the heart of Gastown. The menu is limited but the food is excellent. My wife and daughter loved the drinks. They have a limited beer menu. If you are a picky eater you might not like...More

1  Thank TheFarkman
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
Can you practice your french at this restaurant? it's a bit of a silly question, but do many of the staff speak French. I have been studying french for four years and always look for the opportunity to use it with native speakers :) thank you!
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.
I sure hope that you are an OCEANISE member. Are you? Very important to me and ten others we want to include.
29 March 2017|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
I am not...what is that?
Luc S
Is there a dress code ?
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, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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