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L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall Street | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
+1 604-568-1701
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Ranked #14 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cordova Street
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 Barman Sean Layton's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience. Originally offering an evenings-only menu, L'Abattoir is now open for lunch during the week. From Monday to Friday between 11:30am-2:00pm a simple and elegant menu has been crafted to please afternoon appetites, featuring classic and clean flavours that characterize L'Abattoir's nightly fare. Behind the bar, Shaun Layton has designed new cocktail creations to compliment lunchtime dining. Lunch aside, L'Abattoir is also pleased to announce the debut of their private dining room. The 1,200 sq ft. Facility features historical architectural elements complimented by a contemporary design aesthetic. While large enough for 50 people seated or 80 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I went to this lovely place for a $38 Dine Out Vancouver dinner. The interior décor is very intimate and simple, but it would be much better with a small bud vase and a candle on each table. The service is quick, friendly and professional. The food - oh, the food! - is where this place really... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Small place, very hip, and there's a reason to wait for a chance to eat here. The cocktails are good but the food is a unique experience. I was lucky enough to get a table during the Vancouver restaurant week, or whatever they call it, and had one of the best meals of my life. Not only was the food... More 

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been wanting to go to L' Abattoir for some time, but finally got an opportunity this year for Dine-Out. Everything was fantastic. Between my boyfriend and I, we had baked oysters, duck ravioli, tuna tartar, lamb and ling cod. By far the best item was the smoked ling cod with cauliflower risotto (a great way to get your... More 

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This restaurant was on my list of places to eat at when I first visited Vancouver, but with so many dining options, I never made it here. I made a point to eat here while in town on a recent business trip. Since I was traveling alone, I elected to eat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and... More 

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Westmount, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The staff is very attentive and friendly. the French Quebecer man who waited on us was of great assistance in choosing wine and helping us make a choice for our dinner from the entire menu we wanted to devour ! The BBQ octopus was a favorite, as was the cod and the duck. We will be back ! Oops and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In the Gas Town section of Vancouver (not far from BC Place) is the only reason you will ever need to visit Vancouver. L'Abattoir has three really fantastic reasons for having dinner there. GREAT food, GREAT wine and GREAT service. There were three of us for dinner and the moment we sat down we knew we were in for a... More 

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courtenay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My first time to L'Abattoir and our dinner group was very impressed by both the food and service. We attended the private dinner event which was actually held in a detached location beside the restaurant. I cannot say enough about the whole experience. Service was outstanding! We had booked a late seating and were surprised that most of the people... More 

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North Vancouver
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My first visit to L'Abbatoir site of Vancouver's first jail. It's come a long way. . .the food, service and surroundings. . all are good. The restaurant though is very noisy. . .no carpeting, all hard surfaces which reflect the sound. We started with the Steelhead trout appetizer. . .it was spectacular and for me the highlight of the meal.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have to start off by saying that it really was mostly great. One of my fellow diners thinks this restaurant could be Michelin starred in the future. What was really good: -the bread basket - all three breads were heavenly -the appetizer - buttered carrots - really good -the entree - sesame crusted cod - amazing and highly recommended... More 

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Osoyoos, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went with three other people, was my 3rd time there. All had 3 courses, and a cocktail to start. We brought in a bottle from our own collection. Cocktails are amazing, some of the best in Vancouver. Inventive, tasty and all a little different. A+ Service was attentive, no mistakes and generally available. My only complaint would be a lack... 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  10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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