The GOODS from The Abbey
Vancouver, BC | Seeking a spot to spend New Year’s Eve? Or maybe you’d rather not be locked in to one place for the whole night and want to play things by ear? Crosstown’s progressive tavern, The Abbey, has something for everyone.
Having opened earlier this year to stellar reviews, the restaurant is your go-to New Year’s Eve spot regardless of how you’d like to ring it in. Whether you want to make a night of it with a delectable three-course $49.50 prix-fixe dinner or you’d rather stop in for cocktails enroute to another event, The Abbey’s got you covered.
Come as you are; dress up or down. Enjoy a beautiful bottle of wine while you linger over dinner or keep things casual over a beer.
For those who’d like to savour a delicious meal, The Abbey is offering a prix-fixe dinner on December 31 at the unbeatable price of $49.50.
The choice of starters includes venison tartare with house-made salt and vinegar chips or seared scallops with bacon and peas. Among the mains are a cassoulet with duck confit, Toulouse sausage, and beans with a mandarin-orange jus; filet of branzino accompanied by roasted potatoes, artichokes, and saffron-mussels; and braised Angus beef cheeks with potato and lobster ravioli.
For desert, choose from a chocolate terrine topped with pistachio sauce and crunchy honeycomb, Greek-yogurt pannacotta with basil and passion fruit, or a Port and Stilton bread pudding.
Acclaimed chef Andrey Durbach and his business partner Chris Stewart—the duo behind celebrated restaurants La Buca, Pied a Terre, and The Sardine Can—joined forces with general manager Michel Durocher for The Abbey, a relaxed, welcoming venue that’s stylishly designed with wood accents and bold artwork.
Conveniently located, The Abbey adjacent to Chinatown, walking distance to the downtown core, Yaletown and is a short cab ride to the West End and East Vancouver. It’s blocks away from a SkyTrain station and steps to theatres and clubs.
The menu focuses on classic, tavern fare with a contemporary sensibility and is built around quality, seasonal ingredients. There’s a strong selection of craft beers, wines by the glass or bottle, and creative handmade cocktails.
Whether you wish to welcome 2015 over a leisurely, standout meal or you prefer to pop in for a martini on your way to a party, The Abbey welcomes you.
The Abbey is progressive tavern offers pedigreed food with a modern sensibility.
Open daily for dinner from 5pm, with Happy Hour daily until 6:30pm.
The People Who Make It Happen
Andrey Durbach, Executive Chef and Partner
Chris Stewart, Partner
Michel Durocher, Managing Partner
About The Abbey
Acclaimed chef Andrey Durbach and his business partner Chris Stewart—the duo behind celebrated restaurants La Buca, Pied a Terre, and Sardine Can—team up with managing partner Michel Durocher for The Abbey.
Stylishly designed with warm wood accents and colourful backlit artwork by Charles Forsberg— a playful, modern take on stained glass—The Abbey is a comfortable, welcoming venue with two rooms set apart from the main dining area for secluded group use.
The Pender Room, which faces Pender Street, is accessed by a beautiful curved staircase and can accommodate up to 16 people. The Abbott room features a television with HDMI quick input and can hold as many as 32 guests.
The rooms may be booked together, think cocktails in The Pender followed by dinner in The Abbott, or separately, day or night. The rooms are ideal for special occasions, quiet meetings, intimate celebrations, and office holiday parties. It’s private dining without the pretense.
The Abbey offers a strong selection of craft beers, wines by the glass or bottle, and creative handmade cocktails.
Conveniently located in Crosstown on the western edge of Chinatown, The Abbey is walking distance to the downtown core, Yaletown, the convention centre, and is a short cab ride to the West End and East Vancouver. It is blocks away from a SkyTrain station and steps to movie theatres and performing-arts centres as well as BC Place and Rogers Arena.
“It’s bringing modern flavour and flair to traditional British pub fare.” Gail Johnson, Straight.com
“No ordinary lamb shepherd’s pie here; the hip, clean-lined ‘progressive tavern’ … ups the ante by using duck; neither does it plump for ordinary bangers, but serves Toulouse sausages with its mash. Try the starter Welsh rarebit; it’s like diving into a succulent personalized cheese fondue melted onto bread with a perfect watercress garnish, to boot. Cheers, indeed.” Lucy Hyslop, BC Living
“One of the best Happy Hours in Vancouver.” Anya Levyk, CBC On The Coast
“We’ve got nothing but praise for this cool new culinary spot.” Danica Jeffrey, View The Vibe
“Stylishly designed in modern, Westcoast setting, this Crosstown tavern offers an elevated, yet comfy dining experience.” Carlos Gomes, Vancouver Food Tour
“A dash more modern than the average monastery, this new room is the perfect place to contemplate the deeper meaning of life over a couple of beers and Andrey Durbach’s personal take on British pub fare.” Chelsea Novak & Julia Cheung, Restaurants Vancouver