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L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
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Ranked #28 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cordova Street
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266 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went here for a romantic honeymoon dinner after reading some reviews and the food exceeded every expectation I had of the place. Every course was divine, full of flavour and everything on the plate worked perfectly together. Only downer was the noise, was a hit hard to hear my husband but the quality of the food outweighs this negative. Huge... More

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146 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love this place, yes it is expensive and yes parking is terrible but once you are inside especially in the back room you enter heaven. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. I ordered the halibut and french fries and have never had fish cooked so deliciously! The grapes they put in was a real special treat.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dropped in for supper at 6pm with our two children ages 4 yrs and 9 months (!). Weren't sure how we would be received, but the service was just outstanding. Immediately we felt welcome - our waitress suggested a nice plain gnocci and cheese dish for our 4 year old, and various staff members appeared genuinely pleased to pick up... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went for dinner based on strong reviews online, but found food disappointing. The flavour combinations were adventurous and sounded okay on paper, but didn't quite deliver on the plate. Pork belly with salsa verde and turnips was just unpleasant. Asked for a wine recommendation, but staff was clueless. My cocktail tasted like sweet fruit juice and nothing else. Not worth... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Let me state up front that there was nothing about this meal that wasn't very good. The space is lovely, the food was delicious, the drinks were great and the service was attentive but not cloying. All that being said the vibe was just flat. We were there on a Sunday evening. It was well attended but not super busy.... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a Canadian we met on our flight from UK. What a great recommendation. Restaurant is in Gastown which seems like a trendy area, although our cab drove us in past the druggie area, which for us was interesting as most of Vancouver is so clean and tidy. We went to a bar for predinner cocktails... More

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Vancouver, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were a party of four, sitting upstairs and could not hear each other without straining our voices. We were here on a Wednesday night. The waitress had to stand right beside each of us to place our orders. This ruined our experience. Conversely, the food and service was great...halibut, duck and Steal Diane were delicious and beautifully presented. We... More

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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Carrall Street is located in Gastown which has been trendy, tacky and now heading back to trendy once again. The street was closed for a bit of a block party when we arrived, so we had to walk a block through young people, beautiful people and street people, all enjoying themselves together. L'Abbatoir is located in a beautiful historic old... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My partner Brett and I visit Vancouver each summer, and have come to enjoy the incredible range of innovative and creative fine dining that the city offers -- even more so than cities like New York, in some ways. On this trip, we tried a relatively new place, and it is a new jewel in that crown. We went to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Trendy decor and yummy food, service was good too! No complaints! Their "Dungeness crab and chickpea toast" and "Steak Diane" are memorable, cocktails are nice too :)

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