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The Abbey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
11:00 - 02:00
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Brookline, MA
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had not been back in a while, and The Abbey is still an excellent choice for a local restaurant! Active bar and great food! I had the Pulled Pork Special sandwich with shaved brussell sprouts as a side dish. Excellent beer selection on tap.My wife had the roasted romaine lettuce appetizer and the Roasted chicken-also excellent!

Thank denbro
Los Angeles
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels like a local hangout, people sitting at the bar watching the local college basketball teams, but the food is from a gourmet kitchen. Everything was so good that I believe the whole menu would be worth trying.

Thank Wart99
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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice salad with chicken for lunch today. Very cold by the window and a little dark inside. Staff were friendly and prompt in ordering and preparation of food. Scored a nice parking spot outside the restaurant. Would be great to have more gluten free options.

Thank Lovetotravelforfun
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Each dish was great and the service was prompt. We enjoyed the fried spice chicken/mushroom dumplings and the mussels most of all.

Thank whsy82seattle
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has a great mix of cocktails and wine. The food is delicious too. I love the tuna melt, the flat breads, bolognese, really everything has been great.

Thank christinawiggles2016
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting little restaurant with funky decor. Seems mostly to appeal to a young adult crowd. Service was very pleasant. This is not a family restaurant but rather for smaller parties. The menu is quite limited which surprised me and the steak we ordered was tough and did not seem to be the softest best quality beef. Priced higher than I... More 

Thank Lindy L
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! The food was great! We had a Reuben sandwich, tomato soup, and cheese sandwich....winning! If you are in this area do not pass this place up! The drinks were good also!

Thank Tammybs
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I eat here regularly for lunch, and it's great for a burger, fish taco, soup, and special sandwiches. Nice ambience, lively, good service, great french fries.

Thank Richard J
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A good choice for an informal dining experience. Menu not too large but has enough variety to make it interesting.Food is well prepared (try the mussels). A good place for lunch or dinner at a reasonable price. They have a good selection of beers and ales. The Abbey is not very large so getting immediate seating on weekends or during... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Abbey is a small cozy neighborhood gem. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Nicole was probably the best server I've had in a long time. She was bright and cheerful and took care of our drink needs and more. It literally felt like you were at her house and she cared about everyone. She was... More 

1 Thank Martha811

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?