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L'Abattoir Restaurant

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European, Canadian, French, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada (Cordova Street)
+1 604-568-1701
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trendy restaurant which you need to book in advence or - in our case - be lucky if there is a place at the bar. Nice cocktails to start with a fine menu: limited choice but great flavours. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Heren41
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food at L'abbatoir was amazing and it was the highlight of our trip to Vancouver in early September. The menu is fairly limited, and with a party of 6, we ordered the entire menu. However, although choices were few, the quality of the food served was amazing. My favorites from this restaurant include the mushroom risotto (so good that... More 

Thank JasmineLcm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner in L'Abattoir was an amazing evening! Great food, great service, great wine in a nice setting!

Thank bertv714
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very busy week in Vancouver, when we decided to brunch here. Pride week. Last night of Celebration of Lights with the USA courtesy of Disney competing. So we were relieved to find L'Abbatoir not all too crazy busy for brunch. I opted for the full breakfast. My husband, the breakfast burger and our daughter settled for a... More 

Thank MommyonJune10th
Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a French restaurant for our last dinner in Vancouver and the concierge at our (lovely) hotel recommended L'Abattoir. It was absolutely packed on a weekday night -- principally with 30-somethings - and with the tables so packed together and many guests on their phones, it was VERY noisy. In addition, while I consider us fairly sophisticated diners, there... More 

Thank Pianolady609
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was top of our place to visit because my friend who lives in Vancouver told us this is the best restaurant in town. Unfortunately we didn't make it for dinner, but we did make it for Happy Hour which runs daily from 5.30-6.30 daily. There's $6 house wine, $5 beer and a daily cocktails special for $7 and... More 

Thank pddownunder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I browse the Tripadvisor ranking of restaurants in Vancouver, I see it is full of tourist traps and chain restaurants that many visitors may end up in during their trip to Vancouver. I really hope that instead you will try l'abattoir, which really is the real deal when it comes to modern, beautiful food. Situated in the bustling centre... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver's Gastown area. One definitely requires a reservation unless you show up after 9pm. Be prepared to enjoy adequate portions (not monstrosities) that will make you salivate with delight. This is the type of place where I totally indulge by having a starter, a main and then dessert. An example is:... More 

Thank Christopher V
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our "must go to" restaurants when we are visiting Vancouver! Everything here is done exceptionally well, service is on point, food is incredible and the ambiance of the room is great! I would put it in my top 10 restaurants in the Canada!

Thank Marywhiteswan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third favorite restaurant after meals at Royal Dinette and Wildebeest and Forage. Good was quite good but I found the service impersonal. I must say that all Vancouver food however is very tasty. Very impressed by this city.

Thank danielswiss64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
European, Canadian, French, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
    (Cordova Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1701
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 Owner / Operator 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 Wine Director Lisa Haley's eclectic wine program and Bar Manager Thor Paulson's 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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Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.