Abby Lane
Abby Lane

Abby Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.abbylaneboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 451-2229
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday &Tuesday, 11:30AM-12AM
    Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30AM-1AM
    Friday & Saturday, 11:30AM-2AM
    Sunday, 11:30AM-12AM

    Kitchen Hours:
    Sunday-Thursday, 11:30am-10pm
    Friday & Saturday, 11:30am - Midnight

    Late Night Menu:
    Friday & Saturday, 11PM-Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday night in our upstairs lounge we have live music with music sensation Louie Bello! From 8-10PM, enjoy Pop, R&B, and so much more.

    For more information: http://www.abbylaneboston.com/flyers/Louie.jpg
  • Special Events: Abby Lane is perfect for:
    Cocktail Receptions
    Large Banquets
    Business Meetings
    Private Dining
    Corporate Functions
    Special Events
    Rehearsal Dinners
    Birthday Parties
    Retirement Parties
    Fundraisers
    Holiday Parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart St.
  • Public Transit: We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at a wide-variety of parking garages located around our location.
A word from Abby Lane
Conveniently located in Boston’s Theater District, Abby Lane Food & Spirits sits directly across from the Wang Theater/Citi Performing Arts Center. We are open daily for both lunch and dinner service.

We're a neighborhood restaurant with a focus on approachability, affordability and excellent service and cater to both guests visiting the Theater District as well as residents of the local community. Our promise is to provide our guests with a restaurant that consistently produces delicious handcrafted food and spirits at reasonable prices. Our guests will experience great service and hospitality in a fun and family-friendly environment.
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Abby Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (67)good for groups (52)vibrant bar scene (44)neighborhood gem (43)hot spot (40)great for lunch (36)late-night find (27)special occasion (27)kid-friendly (18)romantic (13)great for brunch (10)scenic view (8)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food, good price for lunch!
    JR1316
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I went there for lunch with some friends - the restaurant was empty (i.e., no need for reservations), but we all enjoyed the quality of food, the timeliness, and the overall price of the meal. We all ordered one of the variety of burgers - and I ordered the onion rings instead of the fries - excellent choice! The seating arrangement was comfortable, but tight - a little too close for a casual lunch, especially when there was plenty of seating available. Otherwise, it was all good and would go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went as a family on Monday night and had a lovely experience; food, drink, atmosphere, service. Great kids menu and "small" plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience.
    nh2014diners
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I saw the chef on CBS This Morning, the restaurant was in Boston we were going to a play so it was a perfect fit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger
    Yestodiningout
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The burger was cooked perfectly to my request and was quality beef!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - great location
    TravelGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Abby Lane. The only weird thing was the chef/owner was there and the restaurant was empty but he was "too busy" to come and say hello to us - even though he was sitting at the bar. It seemed so rude. Food was excellent though with the lobster mac & cheese being our favorite. So rich and hearty - lobster cooked perfectly. Clam chowder was excellent; bacon burger was cooked as ordered and came with loads of pickles as requested. Fried clams on clam roll were cooked so they were not dry - they were still juicy and moist. Cocktails were good - a nice beer selection to choose from. Our server did what was necessary and was efficient but not particularly welcoming or friendly. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-concert meals
    Cfw1VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Abby Lane provides well-executed pub fare with friendly service. Although they were disorganized the last time we went there and it took 15 minutes to get a server, they did great after that. Apparently there was confusion among the staff. They are fast and it is a great location for Wang or Wilbur Theatre events. Good value, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch
    Dinerout1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Abby lane is a great place for brunch. One complaint, I had a soda and just wanted some ice to finish it up. It was hot on saturday and I had stopped along the way to get a drink. Our server said that according to the Board of health, no outside drinks so she refused to give me a glass with ice. Seriously, I used to waitress and some customers brought in food from other places. I could see if I had a bottle of vodka but really a diet pepsi. So the soda I would have bought for 2 bucks would have really made a difference in their profits. SMH
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go here asap
    Craig
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My second time here and it never disappoints!! Wings nachos bacon lobster mac and cheese and burgers are ridiculous I'm going back in a week
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE
    Celts15
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Can't find anything I didn't love about Abby Lane. Food was amazing. Service was perfect. Menu had more adventurous options (for me), classic stuff (for my wife) and a solid kids menu (for my daughter.) Manager came over to table to check on us--such a little notion that means a lot. It's DIRECTLY across the street from the Wang Center so you really feel like Abby Lane is part of the whole theatre experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine all around
    Yummer
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were placed upstairs- and were the only ones there although there were tables downstairs. Bathroom was two floors below so that wasn't ideal. Server was great. Food was decent but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for A Bite before a Show
    PhantomFan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This spot was exactly what I was looking for to take my 13 year old daughter and her friend for a bite before the theater. It was trendy and fun without being inappropriate for the girls. Yet, I did not feel like I was in a family-style restaurant at all - very hip and trendy. Food and desserts were great - service awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pre-show spot
    Dutchg
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Abby lane is a great spot, favorite of mine before events in the area. The staff is a little snooty at times and it's a bit pricey for the quality, but it's consistent enough to make going something to look forward to dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AVOID!!
    hilderfieldVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was just reaching the average level. Service was sub-par, our server obviously was more interested in her phone than her job. Just a fail across the board!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonne expérience
    sandra1318
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Bien situé, restaurant agréable, bonne carte des vins, cuisine bonne mais pas exceptionnelle. Trop de friture. Nombreux plats épicés. J'y retournerai plutôt pour boire un verre que pour y manger.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BettyLou2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We chose this for its proximity to theatres, and it was a very good choice. Great drinks, delicious food, and we sat at the open area streetside. Very friendly staff also. Would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Sopranojoy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Meat and cheese board was completely disjunct. Shrimp and grits were mediocre and not southern, burger ordered medium was not only well done but charred. Alerted server to sticky blob on menu, she thanked us walked away, closed the menu and put it back with the other menus. Cocktails are creative but not well executed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Theater District Gem
    jshoopVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The patrons ranged from couples in their 60's to kids with their parents after a matinee but everyone seemed to be enjoying their meals. Not a broad menu but enough diversity to please. Nice selection of wines. Try the doughnuts for dessert!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bad....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I had high expectations for this place as it was probably the best place to grab a bite before our show at the Wilbur. The menu looked promising and the prices were really reasonable. The food was ok...good but not great. Our waiter never asked us if we wanted anything to drink. We had to ask. You would think that's the first thing they'd ask when we got seated. He was a bit off his game....even though we had two hours before the show, we really didn't expect him to take the full two hours to serve us. We had to ask for the check because he let our dessert sit on the line for about 7-8 minutes. He was hanging out at the bar, chatting it up while we were staring at our dishes. We could have had a perfect night if it wasn't for him.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for theater-goers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Abby Lane has a terrific location in the theater district - right across from the Wang and next to the Shubert. I ordered the monkfish, which really wasn't very good. My friends had sandwiches, which seemed to be better. Overall I'd rate this as convenient for going to the theater, but not a place to go out of your way for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth it
    Moba
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've been 4 times. It's great. But if you're going on a weekday, don't go late cause you feel rushed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    TwistedJer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The menu didn't have a lot of options, but it did have a nice variety. From sandwiches to steaks, there should be something to please everyone. I had the New York Strip Steak, and it was cooked perfectly. I'm rather particular about my steak, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not impressed
    webuildstuff
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    a tad overpriced and over hyped...server vanished after taking order,had to physically search restaurant to find her to order additional items and again to find her to get the check...going to show at wang center,she was aware but as it turns out, unaware.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    irew
    Dined on 5/8/2014
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    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was okay, but NOT worth the $
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We ordered the lobster mac & cheese and asian shrimp for apps. They were both good, however even the waiter stated "the salad under the shrimp is pretty pointless." For our mains we ordered the cajun steak and rhode island-style fried clam boat. The cajun steak, which was $32 due to the morel mushrooms, was ok. There were two very small crisped mushrooms on top and no cajun flavoring could be tasted at all. When ordering the clam boat, I asked if they were strips or whole and the waiter said "Im pretty sure they are strips." THEY WERE NOT! It had great flavor and was cooked incredibly, but when I took the second to last bite and there was a fully belly in there I nearly threw up. The drinks were decent but also too pricey at $13 a pop.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally! A place near the theaters
    travelexpert
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Our group goes to Opera and dance performances often. Abbey Lane is a godsend. They have super salads and burgers for quick pre and post theater events. Our group of five all found things they liked a lot and te service was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great pre- theatre food
    blueeyesVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Service was very good and food prepared well. We split an asparagus salad and chicken sandwich. Both were very tasty. Would recommend this for a quick bite pre- theatre.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We dine out quite a bit and my husband is tough to please. Our waiter was one of the best we have ever had. The food was also very good (Kobe Sliders are fantastic). We had a wonderful pre-show meal. We called to say we would be late due to traffic and they were very accommodating. I work in the area and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Typical menu categories with awesome, unique, fresh ingredients! Definitely would go back!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot to go before/after a show
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Went here before a show the other night, great drinks list, only tried a couple of apps so can't really say too much about the food, would go back though!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I though the food was flavorless. Compared to Blue Ink, I thought the menu was boring. I had the 1/2 chicken and was moist but just bland. The quinoa and avocado salad was the same. I always enjoy eating at Blue Ink and I used to enjoy his food at Gargoyles. Very surprised and very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We ate here after a play so it was late. There was only 2 other tables with guests and a handful of people at the bar. We had the steak and the monkfish. Both were very good. The flavors with the fish were wonderful. The steak was perfect. Our server was very inattentive which basically ruined the experience. It took to take our order and how unhelpful she was with questions on the menu. However, the part that ruins your meal is when you are only half way thru your meal and out of wine with no one in sight to order another so you can enjoy your fish with wine. While the food was worth coming back for the service makes it not worth the trip.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After Blue Man Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went for a quick dinner after 4:30 Blue Man Group. Server was very friendly and attentive. Ordered a burger, mushroom polenta and gf bbq chix pizza. Took 40 minutes to get meal from time we were seated. Kitchen VERY slow. Food was okay, not great. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice pre show
    CarolEVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Staff are friendly and efficient. Will get you out so you don't miss your show. Food is fine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect brunch
    dc14
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The donuts were to die for, then the nutella croissants were outstanding and I tried my friend's goat cheese and spinach omelet which was fabulous. The drinks were also great, and everything was reasonably priced. All around amazing and I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great
    DanielleVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food, great service, great upstairs lounge space. Good for large groups!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place to bring the family
    cheftrish
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We loved everything about this place. The food was good. Fun eclectic menu. Reasonably priced, Great service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant
    theyoungfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Abby Lane is my favorite restaurant in all of Boston, I have dined there many times and each time, I leave even happier. The nachos are the best I've tasted, along with all their really unique dishes. The desserts are always savory as well. The executive chef of the restaurant was the runner up in Hell's Kitchen so this man can definitely run an amazing restaurant. Overall, if you don't eat here, your missing out. It's that simple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I found the restaurant very average with nothing special to note. Certainly not bad just kind of run of the mill. I wouldn't avoid it but I won't hurry back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • thoroughly enjoyable
    YakDriver
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have eaten here twice once for brunch and once for pre-theater dinner. No disappointments either time. The service outstanding and the donuts! You must have the donuts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner before the theater.
    Lovey
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was a great option for dinner before a show. Our waiter was quite attentive and enthusiastic. The food was very good. Try the meat and cheese plate. We were too full to try the donuts. Next time we will need to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic