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L'Abattoir Restaurant

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217 Carrall Street | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada (Cordova Street)
+1 604-568-1701
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: L'Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler's...
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 General Manager 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 Sommelier Robert Herman's eclectic wine program and an 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
fantastic place for special occasion

We had dinner here last week on my husbands birthday. The oysters were the best he'd ever had! Every course was surprising and different and totally delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jan M
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here last week on my husbands birthday. The oysters were the best he'd ever had! Every course was surprising and different and totally delicious.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am so disappointed that I let a couple of people at my hotel sway me to go to L'Aboritore for great French Food. I only did so because I was running late for my reservation at another French Restaurant. The only thing French about the food was the fact that there was a dish that included escargot. Unfortunately, it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We made a dinner reservation for four.We tried their cocktails and they tasted great.Try the Clover Club Refashioned! Nothing special about the bread.The dishes ordered by us; rock fish,duck ,ling cod and oysters were however superb ! For dessert, we had vanilla cheesecake,panna cotta and chocolate mousse.Dessert was really good! Service was good and staff helpful and know the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food and service in a fantastic dining space makes for a great experience. I will definitely be returning!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 fangled restos feel all the same. $30+ entrees. This resto is right on the edge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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.

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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 waiter to pair my wine to my course and he chose perfectly. The menu is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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 helpful with menu as well as wine and cocktail selections. Atmosphere was understated but elegant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 to discuss things at length, give suggestions. The drink were all excellent and strong so... More 

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Additional Information about L'Abattoir Restaurant

Address: 217 Carrall Street | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-568-1701
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Carrall Street | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
    (Cordova Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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 General Manager 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 Sommelier Robert Herman's eclectic wine program and an 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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