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L'Abattoir Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

L'Abattoir Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3794 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary French
Located in historic Gastown between Gaoler's Mews and Blood Alley, built in the 19th century on the site of Vancouver's first jail and 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 combining classic French tile work with industrial fixtures and natural wood, the restaurant offers a bar and lounge, elevated dining room and a plush, light soaked atrium as well as private dining rooms. Chef/Owner Lee Cooper is dedicated to highlighting the finer points of eating & drinking in L'Abattoir's informed but informal setting. Service is expertly orchestrated to be unpretentious yet refined. The French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with the eclectic wine program and the bar team's innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:45 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Native/Indigenous
  • Executive Chef
    Lee Cooper
  • Catering
    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca
  • Private party facilities
    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.
  • Private party contact
    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Water Street
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.
  • Public Transit
    Waterfront Station is 700 m / 9 minute walk away.
  • Entertainment
    Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Chef's Menu

    CA$160.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Multicourse seasonal menu and optional wine pairings, visit labattoir.ca to view the current Chef's Menu. Due to the nature of this menu, dietary restrictions or menu modifications are unable to be accommodated and whole table participation is required. Prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Limited availability nightly.
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  • Avant-Première Prix Fixe

    CA$75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience L'Abattoir's Avant-Première three course menu featuring a choice of two starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts. Reservations are only available before 6pm and are limited to 2 hours so that guests can enjoy an indulgent dinner before continuing on with their evening of entertainment, whether it be the theatre, a concert, a sporting event or other plans later in the evening. Visit labattoir.ca to view the current Avant-Première menu. No payment is required upon booking, the menu cost of $75 plus tax and gratuity which are due at the restaurant. We request a credit card number to confirm all reservations, a $50 charge per person will be applied in the case of a cancellation or “no-show” within 24 hours of the reservation.
    Avant-Première Prix Fixe photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 17:00 - 21:30
    From 5pm to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday we offer happy hour at the bar. Bar seating is first come, first served and we offer a weekly feature craft cocktail along with 50% off our starters menu. We look forward to seeing you at our bar again soon!

    Happy Hour photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 17:00 - 18:00,Tue - Thu - 17:00 - 18:00
    From 5pm to 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday we offer happy hour at our award winning bar. Bar seating is first come, first served and we offer a weekly feature craft cocktail along with 50% off our starters menu. We look forward to seeing you at our bar again soon!

    Happy Hour photo

What 3,794 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver

    Romantic

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

3,794 Reviews
  1. MamaG

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fabulous time with the Chef Tasting menu. Cocktails were not that good thou very sour. We tried three different standard cocktails.

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  2. GuoqiangW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The LAbattoir is highly rated. The food choice is very limited. The dish we had is very disappointed. Two dishes were very salty. The service was just ok.

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  3. dkmoneymomo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and service were absolutely fantastic. Food was inspired and cooked perfectly, would recommend to anyone for that special occasion!

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  4. Vancouverfoodie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner was amazing. Service was very friendly. The only disappointment was that for such a high quality restaurant there were no gluten free options, no gluten free bread!

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  5. FabrizioG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, wonderful, amazing bartenders and sommeliers

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a really great meal! We were in from Los Angeles, and stumbled across this place. It was so good, that we booked again for later this week for the tasting menu! Highly recommend!

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  7. RonW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very well put together chefs menu for Valenetine's dinner. Was a great experience.

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  8. Vic91879

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had anywhere. So refreshing to dine in a restaurant with knowledgeable, professional staff.

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  9. VictorA

    Edinburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and the food was excellent. The only little issue was that we could not have the tasting menu because not all parties could eat fish but a la carte is also a great option

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  10. Lancey

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the food. However, did feel like it was a bit over priced.

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  11. JeanetteJackson

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a good night overall. Some dishes were great, others need work. The wine pairing was 50/50 but the sommelier was lovely. Great ambiance, nice staff.

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  12. KenL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's my first time to have dinner in LAbattoir. The food keeps exceeded my expectation. Excellence! The service is also great. I will be back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and terrific food. I will mention that I got the chef’s menu with wine pairings, and it is a formidable amount of food, even for me, so come hungry.

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  14. AlanS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our experience. Great staff, knowledgeable. It's a bit pricey though, even for Vancouver.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Dine out 2024 set menu. Impressive by the starter and dessert but not the main. The server left before hearing our response to the dishes.

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  16. MariamT

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Abattoir is an exceptional dining experience. A lovely restaurant in beautiful Gastown neighborhood. The staff are incredibly attentive, the wine selection is superb, and the dishes are outstanding. The branzino and tuna tataki are flavorful, and the gnocchi is delicious . Don't miss out on their desserts—they're simply delightful.

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  17. Robert

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve tried most of the Michelin guide restaurants in Vancouver and L’Abattoir is consistently a head above. You’ll close your eyes after the first bite and wonder how can this be so good.

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  18. AnnaG

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we had a fantastic culinary experience except for the burnt bread, which should never have been served. However, after that, everything was perfect, the service was incredible, all other dishes were mouthwatering and we will definitely be back.

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  19. Steve

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the tasting menu. It's decent but flavours tended to be too strong (salty or sweet). I couldn't recall a favourite dish at all. I don't think it's worth the price given other similar choices in Vancouver. Service and vibe were both excellent.

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  20. twoseventeen

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, an excellent experience. Service is brilliant but the food continues to inspire and showcase the creativity of the kitchen.

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  21. Rachel

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the dine out Vancouver festival. The food was alright, we ordered the bread service off the a La carte menu and that was really a standout. The portion sizes left more to be desired considering we left hungry and we didn’t really have anything memorable off the dine out menu. As for ambiance, the tables are very close together and it’s quite loud, unfortunately not the best for a date night or special occasion setting. We were really excited to check the restaurant out as we heard great things, but we left a bit disappointed.

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  22. GeorgeV

    Las Vegas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chefs menu was excellent. My only criticism is that it was a little bit chilly in the back room of the restaurant.

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  23. ROSEV

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were late for our reservation. We went early 4:45pm but they weren't open. So, we went around. They were so nice to remind us of the duration of our visit. Food was excellent, service efficient . Ambience was very good. Except for some noises coming from another table insensitive of the other guests. Will definitely comeback

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  24. LuisaV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! The service is excellent throughout your visit to the restaurant, from the moment you walk in to when you leave.

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  25. divineinvancouver

    Vancouver

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As someone with a severe gluten allergy I appreciated the attention paid to ensuring my meal was safe for me. I have dined here many times & love the food, the ambience & the care & attention to service. Thank you. The tuna tataki was excellent & the chocolate with raspberry sorbet , well I died & went to heaven. The sea bass was too fishy for my taste but the calamari & roasted peppers perfect. I think I prefer sablefish, so my confusion. I can’t remember the name of my server but she was lovely. Her dad was in army / service? Anyone, my special thank you to her.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic all round experience- food, wine and atmosphere..Dine out menu offered a great first time experience..we’ll be back:)

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  27. Emeralds

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & Service AMAZING! Found the noise level too high (my ears actually hurt a bit but could be that, being dine-out, the restaurant was unusually full) ... sound dampening needed.

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  28. Veronika

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose L'Abbatoir because we have never been there before and always heard the best. The food was amazing! We added the bread starter which was delicious. I wish I could rate 5*, but service wasn't very attentive. Nobody offered another drink even though my glass was empty while being half way through main course, nobody offered a coffee or another beverage before or during dessert course. We were totally on time for 2hrs dining time as well. We haven't been asked if we needed anything else, just bill was presented. Coming in for a DineOut menu doesn't automatically mean that a guest will not order anything else and it definitely felt like we were treated as low spenders. It definitely affected the overall experience.

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  29. SctooHans

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    overall good, but the service girl at lower back is too cool.

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  30. JustinW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the experience was really good. I found the staff pleasant, attentive and friendly. The food and wines were delicious. The only negative was that after a 3-course meal, I still left a little hungry. Portions were a little small.

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  31. MikeB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and I loved it. Will be finding special occasions to make a guilt free evening again ASAP.

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  32. RitaA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful. I had the sunchoke gratin then Chicken and pork pithivier with fennel slaw (like a beef Wellington), followed by dark chocolate ganache with earl grey gel. My mother had tuna tataki, sea bass and sticky toffee pudding with mascarpone cream. We both ordered the fantail rolls. It was a treat!

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  33. Sarah

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding, unobtrusive, perfectly timed and to a "T". The whole team came together to give an intimate feeling to our experience without interrupting the flow of conversation while being attentive. The music wasn't so loud that you had to shout across the table and other patrons' conversations just melded into a comfortable background buzz. Great place for auditory sensitive folks to enjoy a great meal without being assailed by the din when you first step in or being overstimulated by the overall noise level. The food was excellent and the dishes were perfectly balanced. The sommelier has a great nose and the wine pairings were divine!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant in every way!! Had a great time.

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  35. Natty

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tuna tataki and trout appetizers were both good, particularly the trout. The sea bass main was very good and I highly recommend it. The pork/chicken main though was just so-so. The chocolate/earl grey dessert is a solid, safe choice, but I couldn’t really taste much earl grey flavour. I quite liked the rice pudding dessert; it’s light and has a nice citrus taste.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good is amazing ,will come back definitely to try the chef’s menu.

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  37. Jeff

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid execution. Service that made us feel well-cared for - very friendly while maintaining professionalism. Really delicious food and wines. Assistant Som and waitstaff were outstanding. Back of house were flawless. The assistant Som was the highlight - wine profile explanations and passion really came through.

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  38. SherylK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the fixed menu and there was something delicious for everyone’s tastes, including my gluten-free requirements. Also took the wine pairing option and our Som, Andrew, was very informative telling us about each wine and why it was chosen for each dish. Two of us were from out of town so sadly it will be awhile before we can get back, but the two locals are already planning a return evening.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Chef’s table with the premium wine pairing. The wait staff and sommelier did a wonderful job of presenting our food and drink items.

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  40. CodyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday. The food was good, the staff was so gracious and repeatedly told me happy birthday, and the wine pairings were outstanding. I have nothing bad to say about L'Abbatoir

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

L'Abattoir Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3794 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Abattoir Restaurant

217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Water Street
  • Area
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:45 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered street parking is available nearby on Cordova Street and Alexander Street. Alternatively, a parkade is available directly down the block, at 160 Water Street.
  • Public Transit
    Waterfront Station is 700 m / 9 minute walk away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Native/Indigenous
  • Executive Chef
    Lee Cooper
  • Entertainment
    Music is lively and eclectic, ranging from hip-hop and r&b to new wave and soul.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 568-1701 ext. 1
  • Catering
    Please inquire with the Sales and Events team at 604-559-3011 or events{at}labattoir.ca
  • Private party facilities
    L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. The private dining facilities are separate from the main restaurant dining room but the décor is an extension of our celebrated brick and beam style, with sleek, industrial glass and steel accents.
  • Private party contact
    Lainey Cuff: (604) 568-1701 ext. 2
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