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Abby Lane
Abby Lane

Abby Lane Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.abbylaneboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 451-2229
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00am

    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
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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..."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We were surprised by the wonderful Food and Excellent service-- we chose it for its location , but will go back for the Food"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The location directly across from the Wang Center is very convenient. The drinks and food were OK but not special, and the prices were somewhat high for the type of food. It's good to see burrata on the menu. The French fries were surprisingly good. The service was pleasant, but one side dish never arrived. Given the location and the availability of drinks, this could be part of a nice evening if you know what to expect."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went here cause we wanted to support MA restaurant plus we saw Jason Santos on Beat Bobby Flay. We want to try out chef Santos cooking and was very disappointed due to the lack of salt and pepper the very basic seasoning. Thus is why we know and understand Chef Santos lost on the show. There is on salt and pepper plus no layer of flavors in the dish. The Chinese BBQ Ribs and Roasted 1/2 Chicken was cooking perfectly where it's moist again lack of flavors."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I found Abby Lane recommended through the Blue Mans Group website. After reviewing their menu I knew it would be suitable for both my Wife and I. Plus it proximity to theater and parking was a plus. The atmosphere was great for adults going to the theater or meeting up after work. They had the front doors/windows open which was great. There menu was familiar food with a fresh twist. We had the Root Beer chicken wing, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Buffalo shrimp sandwich and Truffle cheeseburger. The food was delicious and the service was great our reservation was for 515 we had issues with traffic they were very accomadating . Matt was great, attentive and friendly. We would drive to Boston again just to eat there."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had stopped into Abby Lane a few months ago without a reservation and had to sit at a table I would describe as a cocktail table. This time we had reservations and were seated at the same type table. I feel that we should have been seated at a normal dinner table as there were several that appeared empty or told when we made our reservations that all the normal tables were booked."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were staying nearby and popped in for a quick salad and glass of wine. The salads were exceptionally done. Some of the best we ever had. Thanks to the owners for a nice evening out."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food, excellent price point offerings, friendly, time-sensitive service in the restaurant. We checked out the scene in the lounge upstairs, but didn't use it because we had a 15 year old with us."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had requested we get a window seat with a view in my reservation and they definitely delivered. Due to Boston traffic, we were running a couple minutes behind but I called and they were very polite in letting me know it would be ok. Food was awesome and our server was fun. The upstairs bar setting was relaxing and had a great modern feel with a view looking out onto Tremont street. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Loved it, food and service was great!!!!! Drinks were awesome. Would definitely recommend it and will go again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We went as a family on Monday night and had a lovely experience; food, drink, atmosphere, service. Great kids menu and "small" plates."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The burger was cooked perfectly to my request and was quality beef!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I've been 4 times. It's great. But if you're going on a weekday, don't go late cause you feel rushed"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
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    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. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014