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The Abbey

1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod fritters” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice little lunch spot in Brookline. I went for comfort food and had the spicy tomato bisque with a grilled cheese panini. The soup was creamy and fresh with just the right amount of heat. The sandwich was cheesy goodness on crunchy French bread. Quick...More

Thank Kat F
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We went to The Abbey for the first time on our way into town. I had a tuna melt with a side of deviled eggs. Partner had a burger. Both were prepared well and served with a smile. Price was very acceptable. Decor was informal...More

Thank Shermyanne
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little lunch spot in Brookline. Went with friends and had a great meal. Deviled eggs, cod fritters, chicken wings, burger all delicious. Good bourbon selection as well.

Thank RunawayJames
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We had a business lunch at The Abbey in Porter Square. One man was the waiter, server, bus boy - he was really working hard going up and down the stairs. Kitchen is in the basement. We had chicken or Cuban sandwiches. All good, warm,...More

Thank w945106
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have been to The Abbey several times and we are always happy we did! For a small restaurant the menu is varied and the food is very well prepared. I can recommend the lamb lollipops, the hanger steak, and the hamburger ...which is fantastic....More

Thank lml180
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Food is not great, dishes not tasty, staff is unprofessional. This was not a great experience Would not come again.

Thank elenab505
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First time here. After a small wait- not able to book- great selection of beers and wine. Variety of fish dishes. The swordfish was delectable and would thoroughly recommend. Had a table in the front corner which was not too noisy so was a good...More

Thank Troonie1
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We came here after midnight and it was fantastic. Awesome, friendly, attentive staff, full late night menu until 1.30am, and great drinks. Our new bar. Strongly recommended.

Thank DTayl0r_86
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were celebrating Charlie's birthday an The Abbey. There were eight of us, some couples and some singles. Perfect place for such occasions!! The atmosphere is nice and youngish (even though we didn't exactly qualify.......). The staff were friendly and lively. The wine and beer...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I live nearby and really like this restaurant for their lunches. I don't usually eat dinner here, so I don't know, but the sandwiches and esp burgers are really tasty. Service and atmosphere lovely. There are many nice restaurants right in this neighborhood, this is...More

Thank Bostonfoody
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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