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The Abbey

1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
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  • 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
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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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
July 14, 2018|
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
  • Value
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
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: +1 617-730-8040
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