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Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • French,
  • Canadian,


  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Gastown Restaurant,
  • Pacific Northwest Food,
  • Private Dining Room,
  • Chef Lee Cooper,
  • Vancouver Brunch,
  • West Coast Cuisine,
    • Local,
    • Sustainable,
    • Cocktails,
    • Happy Hour,
    • Weekend Brunch,
    • French Cuisine,
    • Bar,
    • Contemporary French,
  • more...
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Languages Spoken

  • English,
242-209 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

A storied neighbourhood with a gritty past is perhaps an unlikely spot to find one of Vancouver's most celebrated dining rooms, but L’Abattoir Co-owners Paul Grunberg and Executive Chef Lee Cooper have happily flaunted the area’s colourful history ever since they opened their elegant Gastown dining room in July 2010.

Located in the city's former meatpacking district, the restaurant's slaughterhouse-inspired name seems fitting. “We liked the mysticism of the name, and the fact that it’s an oxymoron since our food isn’t rough, it’s technically refined,” Paul notes. The fact that both Paul and Lee’s grandfathers were butchers adds another level of irony to the restaurant's name.

Known for its outstanding French-inspired Pacific Northwest fare, L’Abattoir offers an award-winning dinner menu as well as a fresh spin on weekend brunch. Crepes stuffed with ricotta and lemon zest soar to new heights, while baskets of fresh-baked pastries are curated for each table. Round the meal out with a pressed juice or an I Will Survive cocktail (a spin on the Bloody Mary made with Chartreuse), and your weekend is complete.

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    Dine Out Vancouver: Upscale restaurants for serious foodies

    Dine Out Vancouver: Upscale restaurants for serious foodies

    The somewhat gruesome name hints at the meaty delights on the menu at this much-lauded dining room. Housed in a 19th century heritage space on the site of Vancouver’s first jail, L’Abattoir is renowned for its sophisticated nose-to-tail gastronomy and handcrafted cocktails (Don Draper would approve), and is a must-try for serious foodies. Visit the industrial chic dining room during Dine Out to sample three courses of delectable French-influenced West Coast cuisine, with standout dishes like Arctic char and foie gras parfait.

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    Vancouver's best craft cocktail bars

    Vancouver's best craft cocktail bars

    Award-winning bartenders, a beautiful and airy multi-room space and innovative concoctions (both culinary and cocktail) makes this Carrall Street restaurant a much-hyped dinner destination. But come at 5:30 when the doors open and sit on Lucite stools at the bar. Always fresh, always tasty, it’s no surprise foodie magazines across North America are singing the praises of these drinks.

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    Best places in Vancouver to enjoy a film-inspired cocktail

    Best places in Vancouver to enjoy a film-inspired cocktail

    Located in Gastown, L’Abattoir’s contemporary fine dining atmosphere is situated within a historic brick building that was once the site of the city’s first jail. In honour of VIFF, try L’Abattoir’s Saturday Night Fever cocktail inspired by the 40th anniversary of the disco classic. This bright, refreshing drink is made with a mix of pisco, apricot liqueur, citrus, peach bitters and hibiscus.

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