Abby Lane
Abby Lane

Abby Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.abbylaneboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174512229x
  • 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
132 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (32)great for lunch (31)late-night find (26)special occasion (24)great for brunch (12)romantic (12)scenic view (11)kid-friendly (10)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Excellent 2nd time
    Chris
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great place for catching a creative meal in advance of a performance....
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    jpp1VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have been here a few times and the more you come the worst the service is. Our food order came out wrong, the drink was horrible and had to be sent back. We made reservations and requested upstairs but they were unable to accommodate us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food,service,&interior design
    Snips
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner here. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Cocktail prices were a little high, but wine bottle and beer prices were very reasonable. The interior design was contemporary and comfortable. It was a little loud as the dining and bar areas were completely filled. You can't beat is location as it's in the theater district and so close to a number of hotels and Boston Common.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Early for Pre-Theater Meal
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The location is perfect if you are going to the theater. The food was much better than expected. The service not bad, busy & as timing was an issue we had to keep an eye on things. We arrived at 5PMon on a weekday so it was relatively quiet. It is a hard surface energetic bar-scene type of place, by the time we left at 6:30 the place was packed and noise level above comfort. Our entries were delicious, the salad was just some rather wilted greens, the dessert was good, & we were glad that we shared as it was huge! For it's location & food quality I'll go again, but the earlier the better if you don't like crowds & high level noise. Also a Plus is that with theater tickets you receive a 15% discount on food, not wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for after movie dinner
    njgalinwtVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is right near the theater so great for after a show. The staff was super friendly. We loved our appetizer (nachos!). The steak tips were good. Menu is pretty extensive so something for everyone and portions are big. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall experience very nice. I was attending the opera that evening, I felt a bit over dressed for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll have another of those.
    Reddirtrising
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent mixology happening here. Attention to detail on liquor, mixers, even the garnish (really used more like another ingredient) makes for a cocktail I raved about the rest of my trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just eh
    Skyscape
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food good way way too loud. Could not hear myself think, much less converse with my table are.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of Space, Few Tables
    WilWolfTour2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were surprised when seated that upstairs has few real tables. Our table was our lap! Upstairs is a huge area, surely they can work in a few tables for larger, older parties. Being so close to The Wang, this can't be the first they heard of this comment. Food was good, the French fries amazing and service was wonderful, the servers obviously used to being asked for real tables. As good as the food was, I would only recommend this restaurant to young people.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great location for theater district. Server was great, was busy, but food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to complain about!
    YUMisgood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Made 6:45 reservations for pre show dining--8 PM at Wang Theater directly across street. Arrived a bit early but no problem, seated immed. in upstairs dining area, which was great as it was a bit noisy downstairs. Lovely space w/many seating options incldng small couches & chairs--fire place wall adds to atmosphere though not needed on a mild eve as it was. Service was prompt & attentive although 1 entree of 4 was a few min. later than others--no biggie. Shared BBQ shrimp apps. that came w/crostini to sop up sauce. Not your typical BBQ either--a smokey, grilled flavor that was delicious. 2 burgers, 1 wing order, & my shrimp pita (open face Greek salad on pita w/grilled shrimp, YUM!) All around great dining exp. to come back to again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Nacho’s w/chicken and the burger were both very good. One surprise: Since were attending a show at the wang theater and received a 15% discount on food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great setting
    willy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    loved the service and open kitchen. chef very involved
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Good food great service, but once again, we were given a substandard table! This is common with Opentable reservations where you often get the worst tables!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner before a show
    CherylB
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was delicious. Roasted garlic hummus appetizer and swordfish with squash and broccolini were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my first choice
    Beantownfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Kobe sliders were reccomended and did not disappoint! Amazing! The butternut squash purée also amazing! Otherwise food was not that special. Menu was more of a lung menu than dinner with lots of sandwiches and pizza. Would be a good place for apps and drinks after a show but not for a romantic dinner. Apps range in price from 6-12 dollars. Sandwiches were12-15 dollars. Entrees were very limited! This is where I say that this restaurant caters to the after show drinks and appetizers. Service was extremely slow (and it wasn't busy). We never got our appetizer before our meal. Waitress was friendly though. Overall, not the best Boston has to offer and I left feeling disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    ang1699
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was my first time at Abby Lane and I really enjoyed it. We had a party of 6 that didn't all arrive at the same time but there was no problem with half of us sitting down to have drinks and apps while we waited for the rest of our group. The fried pickles were delicious as well as the complimentary chips they gave us. Everything we ordered for dinner was also very good, and just a little bit different than the usual. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HummingbirdFly
    HummingbirdFly
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband took me here for my second date on my 25th Anniversary. I loved it so much, saw people I already knew and the band was my speed. New- Jack, R &B, with lots of Soul. We met a couple of people from out of State they were great and the atmosphere encouraged happiness. I then came back several weeks later which was this 10/1 dae to see if I would get the same vibe and, I did. What a great place. This is a hot spot, and a place that I plan on bringing some more friends...and the name is cool too...ABBY LANE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent drinks and good food.
    Basketc8s
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Maple daquari was excellent as was the chips and dip. Group had a mixture of sandwiches and everyone enjoyed their choices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Familyniteout
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went to see a show next door at the Royale so decided to grab a bite before. Service was great and food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innacurrate menu, cold food
    Willnotg0back
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The kitchen was very slow, we were at the restaurant early and not many patrons were there. My spaghetti&meatballs(especially the meatballs) were cold. My wife ordered a flat bread pizza w/ goat cheese and when she began to eat a slice there was regular cheese under the other toppings (onions, arugula). My wife has a cheese allergy and fortunately she only ate a partial slice before she realized other cheese besides goat cheese was in the pizza. We have been to many restaurants and my wife has ordered goat cheese flat breads before and NEVER has it been combined with other cheeses. This would be helpful to cite on the menu for people who have allergies. One positive note our waiter (Sky) was excellent & our bill was adjusted.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sueh
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    great place to eat prior to a show in the theater district
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theater dinner
    didi
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A friend and I were looking for a restaurant in the theater district. We were going to see the Lion King at the Opera House. Your menu selection had the type of food we were looking for pre theater dinner. Having made the reservation was the best thing that we did. The wait time was at 45 minutes but with reservation we were seated within minutes. The food was delicious and the portion was plentiful. The wait staff pleasant and asked if we needed anything more, and would check in with us periodically. We found the restaurant within a 5 minute walk to and from the Opera House. The restaurant was clean and the staff was attentive, with the food delicious. We plan on going back the next time we are in Boston for a play.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent first experience
    invitingVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We would highly recommend this. It's also perfect if you are going to a show in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place before a Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We went before a show at the Wilbur. It's right across the street, so very convenient. The prices were as expected in that area of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average, but not outstanding
    stevenflorio
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Overall Abby Lane was good, but I found it to be VERY loud and unorganized when we arrived. The menu is average, but again nothing outstanding. We had the Fried Chicken and Spaghetti and Meatballs, both meals had decent taste and flavor I liked how the Spaghetti had a EVOO and Pesto drizzled over the red sauce. The drinks are good an service was good, they did seem a little overwhelmed most of the time we were there. It could of been an off night so I would try it again and maybe ask if they had some where to sit that wasn't so loud and the tables on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner and a show
    ElpesoteVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    location, location, location. when looking for a fun hot spot for dinner before or after a show look no further than Abby Lane. Located in the heart of the Boston theater district, it was a perfect choice for our before show dinner. Located directly across the street from our venue made for a comfortable meal. Dining area is located downstairs with a vibrant and comfortable bar/lounge upstrairs. Service is friendly and efficient. Menu has a little bit of everything, appetizers and small plates, salads, sandwiches, burgers and a nice listing of entrees. Our group tried the boneless country fried chicken with mashed potatoes and doughnuts, Chilean Sea Bass on a bed of spinach and swordfish. Delicious food, nice wine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Imaginative and delicious cuisine
    MahnaA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Abby Lane had been recommended to us, and we were delighted with our experience. It has a modern vibe with attentive service. Out waitress gave us good guidance on what to order - a wonderful salad, fig and mozarella flatbread pizza with no room for dessert after enjoying the homemade chips with house made dip before our meal. We enjoyed being able to view the busy kitchen, too! We hope to return on our next trip to the Theater District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't waste your money
    Andrea
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was lacking in taste & salt, definitely not worth the price! We had a bacon & spinach salad that was severely underdressed w/ little flavor & bacon tasted like it had been stale/reheated. French onion soup was nothing special plus lacked substance. The buttermilk boneless fried chicken with "potato purée" that was basically dry mashed potatoes (NOT a purée, dry & no flavor), overcooked chicken which lacked salt & was so fatty in spots it was unedible (boneless meat should be trimmed properly!) & spinach that was not seasoned well. For $14, the signature drinks were so weak & not worth the price. And it was difficult to get the waitresses attention to refill our waters when she was texting openly in the dining room! Poor service!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Energetic...That's One Word For It
    mbgris
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    First time at this restaurant in the theater district. My overall impression is somewhat unfavorable, since it was so very LOUD inside, with voices shouting, bar noise, and serving noise. Perhaps the type of location/clients had something to do with it. Great location on Tremont Street, across from the Wang Center/Citi Arts. The food was good, not great, with adequate portions. I ordered the Kobe Sliders and my friend ordered a salad with steak tips added. Both of the meats were greasy-tasting, not juicy. Restrooms down a long flight of stairs, a little difficult to find.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Tremmurph45
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything was great, attentive wait staff and food was yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive menu
    MWitthaus
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great cocktails, fun menu, donuts are a special treat. Perfect choice for a pre-concert dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    Masielove
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was very good, the wait staff very professional and overall, and very nice place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Good Meal
    JohndVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I brought a friend from out of town to Abby Lane recently for dinner. I was looking for a place where the food is exciting and even traditional favorites are reinvented. after several oysters from the James River in Virginia my friend had the shrimp and grits and I had the New York steak. Both meals were made just as we asked. My friend who spent many years living down south was pleased at the quality of the meal. I also enjoyed preparation of my steak, mashed potatoes and asparagus. The service was perfect, our waiter named Skyler was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skip it...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a great place for dinner on our one night in boston, great reviews and a recommendation bout us to Abby lane. I have to say it was an utter dissapointment. The kids meals were ok but our dinners were terrible. Do not order the lemon soaked chicken unless you are a fan of overcooked, soggy skinned chicken....yuck. I won't even go into the story about trying to get seated even though we had a reservation...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I went for restaurant week. The food was amazing. loved the sticky buns,, the swordfish and the homemade doughnuts... awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were surprised by the wonderful Food and Excellent service-- we chose it for its location , but will go back for the Food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a pre-theater dinner
    SF2Cape
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Before seeing Human Nature at the Wilbur across the street, we had a delicious dinner. Portions are generous and well seasoned. Service was very good. We ate at 5:30 and by 7 the place was starting to hop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food before Blue Man
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My mother and I ventured to Abby Lane by chance before Blue Man Group and we were pleasantly surprised. We received lovely service, fantastic food, and a nice atmosphere. They allowed me to put a veggie burger into their chicken sandwich, which was a great meal for vegetarians. We would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    courtd512
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love this place! We went here before we went to the movies so it was really great, food was amazing - truffle burger - dont need to say anything more! And our waiter was great, very attentive, would def come here again! The have a great upstairs and downstairs; good cocktail list!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet