Restaurants/Nightlife

L'Abattoir Restaurant

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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 General Manager 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 Sommelier Robert Herman’s eclectic wine program and Barman Sean Layton’s innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.

Originally offering an evenings-only menu, L’Abattoir is now open for lunch during the week. From Monday to Friday between 11:30am-2:30pm a simple and elegant menu has been crafted to please afternoon appetites, featuring classic and clean flavours that characterize L’Abattoir’s nightly fare. Behind the bar, Shaun Layton has designed new cocktail creations to compliment lunchtime dining.

Lunch aside, L’Abattoir is also pleased to announce the debut of their private dining room. The 1,200 sq ft. facility features historical architectural elements complimented by a contemporary design aesthetic. While large enough for 50 people seated or 80 standing, the room retains an intimate ambiance and a noise-reducing barrier blocks out the hustle and bustle of the regular dining room.


Serving seven nights a week. Join us.

Open: 7 nights a week, Monday to Thursday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Fridays & Saturdays from 5:30pm to 10:30pm (bar open until 12:00am). Weekday lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Dining Style: Casual, Fine, Fun

Special Features: Patio/Enclosed Solarium, Wheelchair Access, Bar/Mixologist, Lounge, Private Parties, Wine Cellar, Sommelier

Entertainment: Sports TV

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