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The Abbey

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American, Bar, Pub
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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
Thomaston, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston when we visit. The food is very good and a fine variety. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank Peter T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Delicious! Loved this place. The food the service, the atmosphere. As I look back on my week, it was the best meal!

Thank Jason H
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Expected more. Great bar scene, but food was mediocre. Service was attentive but not friendly. Very average overall.

Thank neilsF2311HL
Brookline, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Maybe it's just that there are so many top shelf restaurants in the greater Boston area, but I found the Abbey to have perfectly fine food and good service but just not to the level that I can't wait to go back. I most likely will try another new restaurant. The best things we had was the appetizer oven baked... More 

Thank glasslover
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a small bar/restaurant with an extremely friendly staff and great food. It could easily be overlooked because it is not flashy or very noticeable on the busy Beacon Street; we only noticed it when we sat outside at the adjacent Starbuck's. We could not pick our favorite dish because they were all so delicious! We had: truffle fries,... More 

Thank PATraveler579
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I liked the variety of the small plates and appetizers, but I wasn't blown away by the entree selection. We shared 2 plates, and rather than order an entree I wasn't wowed by, I went with two small plates of my own. All of it was fine, but I was hoping for more based on the soaring reputation. Try it... More 

Thank Gamberioni
Castle Rock, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Good service. Good food. Nice to walk around a safe feeling neighborhood. Pub atmosphere. Fun. Dark and cozy.

Thank BitsyLee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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?