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1657 Beacon Street, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445
617-730-8040
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Ranked #5 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 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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Benton, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

GREAT neighborhood restaurant! Tasty food......active bar...nice gathering place! I used to live in Brookline and now when I come back to visit I always enjoy the "Local" establishments rather than the tourist traps. This is the place!!!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Love this neighborhood restaurant. The food is always tasty, and the wine and mixed drinks are just as good. Great place for lunch or dinner (even bring the kids as they enjoy the burger)!

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boston, ma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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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