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1657 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445
617-730-8040
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

We had a fabulous lunch at the Abbey last week. We each had one of the draft beers, and split a pizza (amazing ricotta with salami) and mussels + frites (more amazing than the pizza with an incredible sauce). The service was efficient and polite, and we hope to go back again soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
laurenpk
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NC
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NC
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149 reviews 149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a fabulous lunch at the Abbey last week. We each had one of the draft beers, and split a pizza (amazing ricotta with salami) and mussels + frites (more amazing than the pizza with an incredible sauce). The service was efficient and polite, and we hope to go back again soon.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went on Friday night, SUPER_BUSY !! However, left our names. I like that they let you leave & try to get a better reservation (shorter wait time) and trust that you will call to cancel if you do. We did not get a better one & the table was ready immediately when we returned. We informed them that we/they had... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I recently came to the abbey while on holiday in boston was very impressed liked its laid back atmosphere amd the sausage spring roll and the ham hock croquesttes were to die for cannot wait to visit on my next trip to the states.

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boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Abbey is a local favorite in Broookline, MA. In a neighborhood crowded with foodie restaurants, it holds its own and then some. We come to this cozy and welcoming spot for its well designed menu of excellent dishes, including my favorite, a spicy bison Bolognese. Thet always includes local and craft brew selections. The appetizer list includes a modules... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small, but great menu. Reasonable prices, fine service and well-prepared food. No desserts, which is fine, because more food would be way too much. I hesitate to recommend The Abbey, because they don't take reservations, and it's already really hard to get into it during normal dinner hours.

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Abbey is a quaint, local restaurant/bar. The waitstaff was knowledgable and timely, the cod was cooked beautifully and served warm in a cast-iron pan and the chicken was one of the best I have had! HIGHLY recommend going here..

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Provincetown
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Going in for hip replacement surgery the next day, so a last meal was in order. Ihad appetizer of codfish cakes - 3 small, round balls, full of fish with an excellent remodoule sauce of some type. Followed that with mushroom and asparagus rissott - flavorful throughout. Wife had 3 large meatballs of some type, very hearty and the red... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A great Brookline restaurant and bar. Always busy in the evenings which is a great sign. The beer selection is great and the food is tasty. The staff is also very friendly. A great cozy neighborhood find!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The noise level was high, but it was possible to talk on a Saturday night. The food was very good, and was a good choice of beers.

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Bogota, Colombia
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arrived here on a Monday night and they gave us a great table by the window. Great beer and wine selections with local and brand names (something I love vice just local which you might not be in the mood for). Appetizers of skillet warmed brie on a torn white bread was fantastic, as was the cod fritter which reminded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1657 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-730-8040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?