Current Time



View As:
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

L'Abattoir, Vancouver, British Columbia

See the Vancouver Guide ›
217 Carrall Street
Vancouver , British Columbia
Canada V6B 2J2
Tel: 604 568 1701
view web site ›'s insider take:

Manhattan has its Meatpacking District, Vancouver's Gastown has Blood Alley. It's named for the buckets of blood spilled on cobblestones by butchers who ran businesses around the turn of the century, when payday muggings and robberies were commonplace. Today it attracts club-kid hip restaurants, bars, and boutiques that cozy up to decaying brick and restored post-and-beam timber ceilings. L'Abattoir plays on the butcher theme in name only—the food here is contemporary and not as meat-centric as one might think. The downstairs bar is small and cold even though it nuzzles up to the kitchen, but it warms up quickly when people waiting for tables begin to gather. Upstairs, the main dining room mixes modern with rustic-chic—a glassed-in courtyard with a chandelier of sinewy driftwood and whitewashed brickwork that plays off ornate tiling. Lee Cooper's imaginative menu is chock-full of creative pairings and intriguing preparations, like the steelhead trout ravioli, raw Pacific oysters with asparagus strudels, rabbit cannelloni, scallop and oxtail dumplings, or roasted flank steak with rich sweetbreads and charred onion.

Open nightly 5:30 to 10 pm, bar open to midnight.

User Reviews

write a review ›

Be the first to write a review of L'Abattoir and share your tips with the community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.