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“As good as the rating suggest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Abattoir Restaurant

L'Abattoir Restaurant
217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
604-568-1701
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Ranked #21 of 2,795 restaurants in Vancouver
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
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“As good as the rating suggest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Party of 4 had dinner here. Had several cocktails, all were very good. Ordered 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 deserts to share. Food portions were on the large side and thus was plenty of food for us. Had wines by the glass, nothing really spectacular. Wines by the bottle had very high mark ups. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Exeter
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, but service a bit hit and miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant, serving high quality food. Our main courses were excellent - interesting, beautifully presented, expertly cooked. However, our starters were delayed, spoiling the overall experience. Servers were helpful and friendly, and knowledgeable about the food and wine. It's got a great atmosphere, and a real buzz. Maybe we were just unlucky with the starters. I'd definitely go again.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Food, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My Boyfriend booked this restaurant as a surprise for our anniversary. It did not disappoint. We were greeted by a lovely hostess who showed us to our table (one in an alcove as we had asked for somewhere slightly quieter). We were introduced to our waiter and given menus. We were then given complementary glasses of champagne as they were aware it was our anniversary. Very nice of them!

We had starters, mains and dessert each, and all of them were delicious. The chickpea and pea samosa was great, scallops and pork belly and the lemon tart were all divine. There was a great atmosphere here.

This place isnt too fancy, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the menu is very reasonably priced (we have spent more in other places and not enjoyed it half as much as here). There is also a bar if you dont want to eat (although you'd be missing out). It was ranked at #2 in Vancouver on Trip advisor when it was booked, but but by the time we arrived it was at #1, and I totally understand why.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Delicious unique dishes, trendy location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of my favourite restaurants in the world. The setting is great, right in Gastown - very trendy. It caters to the younger crowd, but the atmosphere of the place is relaxed and it just has a good vibe overall.
The food and drinks and top notch. The cocktails are very good, a must try, and the wine list was good as well.
There is a lot of meat, so this is a great place for meat lovers who are adventurous and not afraid to try unique foods, which are cooked to perfection. I had the veal sweetbreads with tongue for the appetizer and the pork shoulder cooked in milk for the entree. Both were absolutely divine.
The bread basket was also delicious!!!!

The service was very good, the waiters were attentive, knowledgeable and super friendly - probably the best service we have had in a long time.

The wait for the food was not long at all, and the price was better tahn expected.

Will visit again for sure!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good wine selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Nice food, excellent service and good wine selection. I think the wine selection speaks a lot of the quality of the place and in this case I had an outstanding rosé from liban and an excellent côtes du rhône that suited perfectly with my dishes. Thank you!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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