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Abby Lane Food & Spirits

#111 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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255 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5607 (Stuart St.)
+1 617-451-2229
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We just landed in Boston, drop or bags at Park Plaza hotel and went in search of dinner... and drinks! Used trip adviser to find this little gem - food great and atmosphere even better!! Really had a great dinner here. We only had a burger each (which was great) but the table beside us had LOTS of starters- which... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Courtyard and after traveling into town, wanted someplace close. After reading the reviews here, gave it a try. We both had clam chowder and burgers and were not disappointed. Chowder alone was worth the trip. Hints of bacon and a nice texture. My favorite of the three chowders I had on this trip.... More 

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Thank Christopher C
Reykjavik, Iceland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Went to the theater and stopped by afterwards. Not really a very exciting place. We were hoping to hang around, have some bites and maybe a couple of drinks. Ended up just eating the food and getting out. Waiter was nice, food was ok, but overall the experience just felt meeeh...

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Thank Thorbjorg S
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Great location in the Theater District. The Seared Mahi appetizer was incredible. I was slightly disappointed with the filet tips, the gravy overwhelmed the dish and the meat was tough. Fresh hot donuts with 3 dipping sauces for desert was decadent.

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Thank Rob L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews in TripAdvisor we wanted to have a meal prior to the theater. While the table was very nice, the food was almost cold and the fries appeared and smelled to be cooked in old oil. The quality of the burger and french fries was far below standard. Would never ever go again.

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Thank Harry W
wilmington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Close to W hotel. Had Ahi tuna BLT, and Greek salad. Food was terrific. Best pickles we have ever had. Sat at the bar. Service was excellent!

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Thank Gary N
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Two out of four of us were happy with meals. My spinach salad was very good. I couldn't eat my ahi tuna. None of us liked it. Instead of sliced thinly accompanied with some type of soy sauce, it came in big chunks with a weird tasting sauce that didn't complement the tuna. My husband's burger and fries were excellent.... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing waitstaff and great mixed drink menu! We choose to come for digestif's in Abbey Lane bar after dinner nearby: me, a whiskey drinker & my husband, a rum afficianado ... BOTH found craft cocktails we enjoyed. Thank you!

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Went in prior to a show at the Wang. I won't do that (no res) again because the place was packed. The hostess directed us to the upstairs bar and then came up a few minutes later to check on us and see if she could find a spot, which she did in a little sitting area in front of... More 

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Thank Phil C
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

From the moment we walked in the staff was so welcoming. We had made a reservation but had made it for the following night :( they said "no problem" we will figure it out. The waitress Ellie was absolutely awesome so friendly and helpful. The food was sooo delicious. One of the best meals I have ever had in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5607
    (Stuart St.)
  • Public Transportation: We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-2229
Description
Conveniently located in Boston’s Theater District, Abby Lane Food & Spirits sits directly across from the Wang Theater/Citi Performing Arts Center. We are open daily for both lunch and dinner service. We're a neighborhood restaurant with a focus on approachability, affordability and excellent service and cater to both guests visiting the Theater District as well as residents of the local community. Our promise is to provide our guests with a restaurant that consistently produces delicious handcrafted food and spirits at reasonable prices. Our guests will experience great service and hospitality in a fun and family-friendly environment.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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