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The Abbey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Boston, MA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here often and sit at the bar with a friend or two. Great knowledgeable bar-persons. Food is good, changes often, many interesting items. I live close by and I've been here for lunch and dinner many times. It can get crowded and very noisy after 5 pm. If you sit in the dining area service just depends on... More 

Thank ParisGirlTravel
Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a one mile walk down to the Abbey which we do often because we love the friendly atmosphere and the excellent food. We are always warmly greeted and have a drink while we wait for a table. Everything on the menu is very good but the main dishes we order are the spicy Bison Bolognese, Steak Frites, and Roasted... More 

Thank Rich M
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time, can do service. Excellent palate balance. Ample portion size. Magners on tap which is great. Eclectic mix of foods comes together well. Everyone ate everything

Thank arthaliontir
Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious american food and great choice of drinks. Bar is on first come-first served basis. Pretty dark inside with real candles that create cosy and intimate atmosphere. Great guinnes and amazing Margarita.

Thank Елена Х
Pasadena, ca
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Brookline for work and tried a few restaurants in the area. We liked the vibe, food and drinks at the Abbey so much we came back twice. It was hard to get an actual table, but sitting at the bar we enjoyed the full menu and prompt service.

Thank Mattcobleigh
Pittsburgh, PA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Small restaurant with a few outside tables and fantastic food!

Thank ahebs
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly staff. Busy little place. Great flatbread pizza. Good Cuban sandwiches. Cold beer. Would return when in the area again.

Thank sneff506
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Food and service was very good. Little loud, but it was manageable. Menu was creative. Would definitely go back.

Thank foodiesouthcoast
Brookline, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We love this place. And we especially like to sit at the counter in front of the cooks, so we can watch how they prepare the food. This place caters to people of all ages, and the bar is fun. The food is FANTASTIC and we always have a problem deciding what to order. We love the cod dish, the... More 

Thank ScoutMolly
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Had the pleasure of visiting this place a few times during our Boston trip and it did not disappoint. Lovely staff, JC was about the friendliest Bostonion we met and Damien the friendliest Irishman so a good mix. Great drinks, fantastic food. An all round great vibe. Get a seat outside and enjoy the sun and cocktails. Will definitely return.

Thank jamanapa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-730-8040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?