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L'Abattoir Restaurant

) #27 of 3,046 Restaurants in Vancouver ₹₹₹₹ French, European,
217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
+1 604-568-1701
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked oysters” (16 reviews)
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French, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a business dinner at this nice French restaurant. After quite a wait our French host was getting uptight with management as he had booked ahead of time. My baked oysters were outstanding. So was the duck. Overall the food was definitely out of...More

Thank barryr934
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my mom for her 75th Birthday. Restaurant is very cool with the exposed brick. Drink special at the time was their take on a margherita; very tasty! Wine list is good. The presentation of plates was very nice. Our party had the Beef Tenderloin,...More

1  Thank slrtraveller68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this place is excellent, the service is good too, but it is so noisy, that you can hear your companion, you have to shout! This is really bad, because the food is very good, but at the end of the evening, you...More

Thank Francois V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arranged for a group of five to attend here after I saw that it was rated as the second-best restaurant in Vancouver in a particular magazine. The menu was not extensive but the food was excellent. The ambience is rustic but again I go...More

Thank nevman2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu at L'Abattoir had so many good choices that I had a hard time deciding. We would definitely recommend the smoked pate' and my wife loved the ling cod. I had the duck and wasn't disappointed. We would definitely go back.

Thank USIGambler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is presented really beautifully but the tastes was just fine for me. I tried the duck breast (I probably should have ask for it be cooked more than medium for my taste) and the financier desert (I have had better financier elsewhere) with...More

Thank Rouzbeh M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect meal beginning to end. Attentive and very helpful service. Fantastic wines by the glass and an AMAZING menu. Highlights we're the chicken leg and the sweetbreads. A really terrific experience. Quality. Quality. Quality.

Thank Vazco
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant! The room itself it beautiful. A combination of elegant and industrial with the history of the building. We had the small plates of the foie, spot prawns, tuna, and oysters. All with fantastic flavours and very fresh. We then shared the scallops with...More

Thank Shaxspear
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

A reservation is essential if you want to enjoy this trendy restaurant located in the heart of the Gastown district. Starters and entrees are tasteful and portions will please the hungriest eater as with excellence prices are set accordingly...

Thank Denis V
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Sitting at the bar has always been one of my favourite go-to spots at a restaurant. There's lots going on, you get to see the masters at work, and you get very fast drink service! If the bartenders are good, it's a pure mix of...More

Thank turkergirl
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
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mason m
Can you practice your french at this restaurant? it's a bit of a silly question, but do many of the staff speak French. I have been studying french for four years and always look for the opportunity to use it with native speakers :) thank you!
1 May 2017|
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Response from cena1994 | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall anyone speaking French there. The food was good. But, I don't think it's a spot to practice French.
I sure hope that you are an OCEANISE member. Are you? Very important to me and ten others we want to include.
29 March 2017|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
I am not...what is that?
Luc S
Is there a dress code ?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Margriet88 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dresscode, it's pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Carrall St | GASTOWN, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2J2, Canada
    (Cordova Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1701
  • E-mail
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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