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The Abbey

1657 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445
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Ranked #13 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
boston, ma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Always packed and always noisy. But the atmosphere is certainly alive. Great neighborhood gathering place with good food and active bar. Enjoyed the food and drinks and the prices are reasonable. Quality is better than average and the specials are interesting and innovative.

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New York, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had a nice dinner at the Abby on a Saturday night. Did not have a reservation but was able to get a drink at the bar and was seated before my drink was gone. The food was good - nothing amazing but definitely good. We had the hangar steak, burger, arctic char, and cod, all of them were very tasty.... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was not our first visit to this usually lovely neighborhood bar/restaurant. As a matter of fact, we have always enjoyed casual meals here. However, recently, we took our two daughters after a fun day at the beach for a last hurrah before the school year began. We were all very disappointed. The kids were starving and it took quite... More

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ate at The Abbey last week during a visit to Boston to see our daughter, and the food and service was so first-rate, we went back again the next night. Everything...and I mean EVERTHING ...that comes out of the kitchen at the Abbey is just wonderful. The first night they offered a gnocchi special appetizer with a short rib... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

With a first glance at the menu, I didn't expect anything extraordinary. I mean the menu looks good, but it doesn't try to be overly fussy or out-there creative. Yet both my husband and I were very, very satisfied with our entree choices. We skipped appetizers and just ordered entrees - the special beef cheek enchiladas for him (delicious, tender,... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I picked up a friend who lives in Boston and this was his recommendation [ actually his 2nd one, the first one was completely filled].My wife ordered the crab critters as an appetizer and they were delicious. We each had the Arctic Char for our entree and my wife ordered the brussel sprouts as a side dish.... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For a weekday romantic lunch in or near Brookline, we wanted a place with definite 'atmosphere', an out-of-the-ordinary menu with excellent food, and reasonable prices. The Abbey met all our expectations and more. We began with two of the 'little plates' -- the Smoked Cod Fritters, and the Pulled Pork Spring Roll -- both wonderful, don't miss them! Then we... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Re. The title, So that's a good thing, right, Been a couple of times and try to get there whenever I'm in town, missed out the last time, and will make room next time, there is so much good food here, eat in or out in summer and enjoy this for chillin on a summers afternoon, or an energetic evening... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our first night in Brookline, while wandering we stumbled on The Abbey. Great pizza. A little warm inside, decent service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to dinner with my friends for my buddy's b-day. We had a large group and the waiter was very accommodating since it was a slow Tuesday night. The food and drinks were good as usually.

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Additional Information about The Abbey

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

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