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L'Abattoir Restaurant

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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 - 22:30
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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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L'Abattoir Restaurant was a delight to go to. The ambiance is a nice change from the other restaurants in the area. I truly enjoyed the dishes we ordered. I highly recommend this place especially if you want a change for the steakhouse or sushi restaurants in Vancouver.

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Thank R J
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice casual restaurant. Good brunch menu but wished they would add a few more choices. The currant scone was to die for. The French press coffee was hot and smooth with free complimentary refills. The food was delicious and the service was great. We would like to try their dinner.

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Thank Alice L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great, chic restaurant with sophisticated menu and good wine. It was two of us and we shared the poached humpback shrimp and the salad of beetroot, pear, and blackberry as starters. Both were fresh and flavorful with citrus punches throughout. Our favorite of the two was the shrimp- it was delicious. For dinner, we shared the lamb... More 

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Thank Tiffany C
Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place should definitely be on your list of top Vancouver restaurants. The restaurant is a bit loud, but the decor is warm and the staff is very friendly. The food was remarkable; expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Flavor combinations were unique and well thought out. It's a very small menu, but still took us 20 minutes to decide what... More 

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Thank FoodFan1966
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place while in Whistler for the week and our last night in Vancouver was spent here. Amazing! Wonderful cocktail list w fresh new ideas and interesting twists w full wine and tea list too! We had 4 appetizers - enough for a meal. Oysters w truffle and garlic butter, beet salad w a twist, quail... More 

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Thank katravler
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a gem hidden in an old brick building in Vancouver's storied Gastown district. The intimate setting and phenomenal food make it a terrific setting for a romantic dinner, but there is also a large private dining area for business dinners or events that proved serene and comfortable for our large party. The service was terrific, and the... More 

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Thank Russell P
Burnaby, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was really excited to dine at L'Abattoir, but found myself disappointed from the moment we sat down. It took ten to fifteen minutes for our drinks to come after ordering them, not only that but the person that order a glass of wine was not served wine when the drinks came she waited about another 3-4 minutes for her wine... More 

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2 Thank Abby V
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I live in Calgary, and during my travels to Vancouver I have been to L'Abbatoir 4 times over the past 3.5 years. I've recommended it to friends and family visiting Vancouver. I bring clients there for special dinners. This is why I am sad to say that I can't recommend it anymore. I brought my husband to L'Abbatoir for the... More 

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3 Thank CMLOYYC
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Was recommended by our hotel receptionist that this was a great restaurant for any meal. We ended up meeting friends for brunch and it was stunning. Quirky menu with something for everyone with excellent vegetarian options as well as full breakfasts for the carnivores. Great and bountiful coffee, beautifully cooked and presented dishes and friendly, helpful staff. What's not to... More 

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Thank Watchman834
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Originally we were planning to go for an early lunch and realized that they only serve breakfast/brunch or dinner. This was no problem as the menu is ample enough to satisfy hungrier guests and the quality of the produce is outstanding. Service? Wow! Really nice and attentive. The best part: champagne is almost half-priced than during dinner so we treated... 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
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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