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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
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Fine Dining in Gastown

Excellent restaurant, requiring reservations in advance. We've eaten in some of the best restaurants on four continents and put this one towards the top of our list. Excellently thought out and executed dishes; outstanding service; lovely setting; and in a great part of town. The Sommelier offered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Gibsons
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Limited selection but well-presented brunch dishes with unusual combinations offering tasty mouthfuls. Attentive, prompt service from friendly waiting staff. Upstairs rather cramp so try and get a table downstairs at the back in the more open "garden" area. Good location to stroll Gastown afterwards.

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Jersey City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant, requiring reservations in advance. We've eaten in some of the best restaurants on four continents and put this one towards the top of our list. Excellently thought out and executed dishes; outstanding service; lovely setting; and in a great part of town. The Sommelier offered to buy our bottle of wine and take it home if we didn't... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cocktails, food, service were all excellent. We were sitting in the back in what I would call an "atrium". It was perfect. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The dishes were all superb. A must if you are in Gastown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my second visit and this restaurant once again lived up to it's reputation. Brilliant food and great service. Thanks for the enjoyable evening!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine in Vancouver took me to L'Abattoir in Vancouver during happy hour. This is an upscale restaurant and bar. My friend and I sat at the bar where we ate and drank, rather than a table. The staff was extremely nice and attentive, I didn't have any problems here. I was pretty surprized that the bar didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The catering staff (Aldea!) was terrific to work with. I booked dinner for a dozen execs and the meal and service were great!

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was not sure what to expect, given the restaurant's rather sinister name, but my daughter and I decided that we would like to take my husband there for Father's day dinner. If translated it's name literally means "slaughter-house". I also discovered that L'Abattoir is located inside what was Vancouver's first jail and what later became the meat-packing district, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went here for an early dinner with a friend and we had happy hour drinks and food. My first cocktail was a barreled cocktail that was a take on a negroni made from tequila. It was delicious and artfully presented. We had good food - octopus starter, lamb main, spot prawn ceviche. The bartenders were charming and friendly (we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One of my favorite places in Vancouver. I do miss the original steak though. After they changed the menu I have not been back. But I will try and go again soon and check out some new menu items. Drinks are amazing. best margarita in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

All plates are state of the art!!! They taste perfect!!! Don't hesitate to order the rockfish, really splendid! The best room is the one in the back with the wooden decorations, perfectly surrounded by glass. Good wine list.

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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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