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The Abbey

1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bison” (25 reviews)
“bolognese” (26 reviews)
“truffle fries” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Arrived in Boston and the first night we found The Abbey. It was busy but we found a table by the window. The service was very good, a drink arrived within no time, a lovely pint of wheat beer. The food was excellent, a good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pegers
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The Abbey has an excellent kitchen with much higher quality dishes than you would expect from a pub, good beer selection too. Really recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theeggert
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Really like the ambiance of this place, but it is so small and the service was slow. My drink + dinner was delicious, though. And I recommend the cod fritters appetizer - although small, it was tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
10  Thank cbrogs
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is my third year going to The Abbey for my birthday dinner and, as always, I wasn't disappointed. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, and it was an overall delight. It's also a great place to bring your assistance dog. I've never...More

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank simplykaterinarose
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Food was very surprising noting the bar ambience with poor lighting. Looked a bit of a dive when entering. Staff were great. Music in the background (Clash and that genre) perfect. Did I say the food was excellent. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TourMD
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Try the bison bolognese. We shared twice during our three-day stay just down the road. Easy to get to from the "T."

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I had a very nice meal there with a relative. All the food was delicious. I had the gin lemonade which was not too sweet. It was strong and very refreshing. When I got back to my hotel I realized I left my credit card...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P J
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice place with a great menu. Good service. Have enjoyed our stay here. It’s an area with a lot of good restaurants. We also enjoyed Barcelona which is on the opposite side of the road.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jos H
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

What a find! Small but perfectly formed, this nicely lit, friendly bar and restaurant is a gem. Named aaafter The Abbey Theatre in qWqaaDublin, they take pride in their Guinness which is very good indeed. Rotating seasonal brews and great cocktails include a fabulous Rhubarb...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 803heleng
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place truly is the Cheers of Washington Square. Friendly customers, knowledgable staff, and high quality food make this a perfect neighborhood local. It's cozy searing and warm lighting also makes this the perfect place for date night. Because the food is so spot on,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Allie D
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Pauline P
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Response from 803heleng | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take reservations at all. Be prepared to put your name down for a table as soon as you walk in the door, and have a drink at the bar while you wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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: 1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-730-8040
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