Abe and Louie's Boston
Fathers Day DinnerNot only was the service good, the food and drinks were just as good.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWould returnExcellent dining experience, great menu selection. Service was exceptional and would definitely return to Abe & Louie's.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingOne of the best steaks I've ever had. I recommend the bone in ribeye. Great bartender making the cocktails - the Old Fashioned is excellent. Great presentation on the martini's.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality foodCrab cakes with real crab and delicious salsa, a roast beef sandwich that is a meal, we are not talking size but rather quality and taste. Delicious real food without the pretentious names. Nice service.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and good foodThe service was top notch and the food was great. A bit disappointed on the grilled asparagus, but that was the only concern and it that is minor.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AManniversary dinner a delight!I made it clear that I would be there with my wife for our anniversary. The waiter was made aware and provided excellent service, treatment and conversation. Amazing chocolate cake was complementary. The food was a 10 as expected (for the price and reviews) and the reservation was prompt, but certainly a necessity.
Definitely recommended.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner w- the ParentsFiancé's parents were in town for the weekend & we had the best time!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM50th birthday celebration!Everything was amazing from the setting to the food and the service the evening was worth every penny!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot in Back BayThe food and service at Abe and Louie's was very good. Our reservation was at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night. Upon our arrival (group of 4) at 7:25, we were immediately seated in what appeared to be a full restaurant. The waiter took our drink orders promptly and came back at the appropriate time to take our food orders. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was very good and we were not rushed.
We will definitely go back. We sat inside, but sitting outside at the Boylston Street sidewalk tables would be very nice. You can expect around $85 - $110 / person with food and a couple of cocktails/wine.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for celebratingI took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. He is a steak lover and the food did not disappoint. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive and made great recommendations. It is the kind of restaurant you go for a true dining experience, so make sure you are not in a rush to eat or you will miss out on the atmosphere of the place.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good steakhouse in BostonIt was my first time in Boston and after reading a lot of reviews (Trip Advisor, UrbanSpoon), I decided to reserve for me and my wife. The location is very easy to find (near the big shopping malls) on a main street. The service is absolutely 5 stars, the ambience is pretty good and the noise is pretty low.
The food is very good too, the steak was tender, very well cooked (as ordered) and the servers were fun and courteous. They are really fast but not pushy, very good.
I would recommend that to every one that wants a good steak in Boston. Top Notch!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHands-down the best steak around!I don't think there is much more to say beyond the title of my review. Yes, they have good fish dishes too, and good side dishes, but who cares? The steaks are amazing! Take the Porterhouse for two, the fillet, or the t-bone, and you will not regret it!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth it!We have never had a bad meal or time here...def recommend it! The service is wonderful and the food is delicious. Will def go back!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak place to go for BostonI went with 3 friends and we decided to give A&L a try as it was recommended to us for a good dining experience. The service was quick, efficient and respectful with great knowledge of the menu. Our wait time was less than 10 minutes to get our dinners (A+) and the steaks were wonderful. All members of our party had blissful expressions when they tried their entrees. Very well staffed and expertly run. The prices arent for the faint of heart as these are prime cuts of beef so be prepared. Topping off the meal with a nice cup of cappuccino for dessert along with 7 layer chocolate cake made the experience one to remember.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed emotionsWell, the food was very good and the wine selection was too. Everything came on time and was as it should be. BUT... we were seated at a table too close to the bar, which was extremely loud due to a few obnoxious patrons. It was so distracting that I had to take off stars for ambiance, which maybe would be okay in other parts of the restaurant. I'm used to noise in a steakhouse but this sounded more like a school lunchroom than a happening bar scene. If you go, and make reservations, I suggest requesting more specifically the table location you prefer.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAbe and Louie'sThis restaurant was very good. Great service and great food combined with a fabulous atmosphere resulted in a perfect pre-Pops experience. The steak was delicious and the osso bucco was bursting with flavor. They say the latter will be coming off the menu soon: it's not to be missed for pork lovers, so I hope it makes a return in the winter months. Hearty dishes and great drinks: the bar menu was the most notable and was the reason why we went. Go and enjoy!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!It's always on our to do list whenever we are in Boston. Perfect location in the midst of all the Shopping.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service!Our server Bobby was excellent. We arrived 30 mins early and we were seated right away. When our meat came we realized we forgot to order sauces. It was brought out right away! I was even given a complimentary piece of chocolate cake with a candle because it was my birthday. It was my first time but I will go again. The meat was cooked perfectly and the potato gratin side is perfect!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy reviewA bit noisy but food and service were excellent xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great timeOf course the food was outstanding..........it's Abe & Louie's! The crabmeat cocktail had a beautiful presentation and tasted delicious. The lobster casserole contained a ton of lucious lobster meat and the ribeye with the bone-in was very tastey. The sweet potato with brown sugar was not only yummy, it was huge......took some of it home even though we split it for dinner! Even though they don't have a martini menu they made us our own unique "tropical" martini which left us wanting more. Our waiter, Samuel, was amazing - very attentive, funny and his suggestions for dinner were right on the money. We will request him again. Abe & Louie's has become our favorite restaurant for a special occasion or romantic dinner.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeAs usual, Abe & Louie's was perfect. The only fault, I find, is it is noisy.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome!always see some famous athletes when i'm there. very cool5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great foodThe food was great. Highly recommend. It's not a quiet restaurant. Energetic atmosphere.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHey,
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The place was very good as expected. What stood out was the funny guy who waited on us. He was a riot and handled every curve with ease. Sadly I forget his name but he was upstairs in the front. That guy was great5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent.everything was rightexcellent.everything was right on the money.my only complaint-and it really isn't a complaint is the 40 oz. steak for two-i really don 't think it was 40oz.-i easily ate it all by myself.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Welcome To BostonCame to Boston on vacation and went to Abe and Louie's on our first night based on a reccomendation from a friend. We were seated immidately at the time of our reservation and server took drink order right away. Service was good throughout the meal, and the food was great. One negative would be that our appetizers and soups/ salads were brought out at the same time and not seperate.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMoverallYou cannot go wrong at Abe & Louie's!! We dined there for our recent 15 yr anniversary! Our waiter was BEYOND OUTSTANDING!!! Our experience is always one we talk about for days! The food is exceptional, service is unbelievable and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant! We have suggested this restaurant to all our friends!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAcommendatingDue to heavy traffic, half of our party were delayed 45 minutes after our reservation time. Those who where there were seated and had drinks at a great table by the window. Our waiter and staff did not make us feel uncomfortable and never rushed us. Once the rest of the party arrived we were treated to a great meal. Everyone was thrilled with their choices even my 11 year niece for who we were celebrating a Scholar Award. Dessert was great, too.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special occasionThis was a special occasion and we all enjoyed the food and ambience. Service was excellent and timely never obtrusive,5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe filet was superb, theThe filet was superb, the oysters on the half shell were sweet and delicious and the side orders very tasty. The waiter recommended the sangria and it was the best I have jtasted.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebration timeBrought our family after long day post commencement. Perfect end to our special celebration5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Service, food and ambiance is exceptional. True flavor of Boston!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with too much noiseThe food was excellent. Our waiter had an error in our order which he tried to blame on one of us. The waitress was very sharp and it seemed that it wasn't the first time this waiter got an order wrong. The order was corrected.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood steak, meh serviceMy wife and I had reservations on a Sunday night. We were seated promptly, and though we ordered our drinks soon thereafter, it took about ten minutes to get them. All in all, it took well over a half hour for us to actually be served our appetizer, which was shrimp cocktail (very good).
The creamed corn with bacon was a great side, and my filet mignon was good. My wife enjoyed her "Lobster Savannah" a lot. Our waiter was classy and got all of our orders exactly right, but we saw him pretty rarely. The water-fillers are on point though -- my water glass was never empty, but my Heineken certainly was for quite some time.
Morton's meat is slightly better, and Smith & Wollensky's service embarrasses this place, so I probably won't be back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful anniversaryWe had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The meal was terrific, the service was outstanding and the valet parking was perfect since we were running a few minutes late.
We were very impressed.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbe and Louie's always great!One of the best restaurants in Boston! The crab cake is to die for.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time weThis was the second time we have been at Abe & Louie's and it certainly won't be our last. Our server was great and she recommended an excellent wine to go with our meal.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe asked for a table upstairsWe asked for a table upstairs at 9:15pm. We arrived on time and the hostess had to reread the reservation before agreeing we had asked for a table upstairs. She said they didn't reserve that for us, but we could wait 30 minutes for upstairs. We decided to just get seated right away, but they still made us wait 30 minutes because there were no tables and they seated us downstairs. The orders were wrong, as well. Food was great.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous restaurantEverything about Abe and Louie's was top notch. Food was delicious and service was great. Would rate this the best restaurant that we went to during out three-day trip to Boston.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLuncheonHad a great business lunch here last week 5/16/13. The food was excellent, service good and the atmosphere ideal. Will definitely come back again.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outMy wife and I had a wonderful time with some friends visiting from DC. They gave us a great table which allowed for views of the restaurant and the sidewalk scene. A terrific wine list. And the food was excellent. It has been too long since we went to Abe & Louis and we will have to go back again soon.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Special PlaceGreat food and atmosphere. Exceptional attention by wait staff, manager and wine steward.
Is there such a thing as "too fast" service? Hardly had we ordered and just beginning to converse and enjoy our cocktails, when our salads arrived! Perhaps a little breathing room between cocktail delivery and salad?5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbe & Louie's Still OutstandingYet another dinner at A & L's in Boston. I can't share enough positives at this point. Arrived early to have a drink in the bar before dinner. I could have stayed there all night, but I had bigger plans and wanted room to spread out a bit with a steak and a bottle of Cabernet. Service was excellent. Great table, terrific waiters, and the service was attentive and not hovering. A question about the wine selection didn't merely produce an answer, it produced the sommelier who explained the different wine specials that night and the values to be had. I chose a small vineyard Cab that went perfectly with the steaks and sides we ordered. A great night overall. Can't wait to return.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wait staff areThe food and wait staff are always outstanding. I have never had a bad meal there. I love the Bar scene and the Bar tenders are very friendly, they make an awesome Expresso Martini.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant & Wonderful FoodWe've been here before and love the food and the decor. The restaurant was a bit noisy for our taste. We sat across from each other at a rather small table and it was a bit difficult to hear each other. Not the best for a romantic dinner but would be absolutely perfect for going out with a group or with a few friends.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Trip to Abe & Louie'sIt was a great experience from the moment my wife and I walked in. I'd make another reservation in a heartbeat for any special occasion; this time it was a "gift for Mother's Day" from our 2 pets, Lucky and Molly, but I couldn't surprise her as she needed to know why we were going to Boston in the first place. It's not often we spend the day in town, but this day was special, and Abe and Louie's was the perfect ending to a perfect day.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Boston SteakhouseConsistently one of the best. Food is well prepared and the sides are plentiful and delicious. Service spot on- With a city full of choices if you are looking for outstanding food and service every time you need to make a reservation.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteakWe decided to split a Porterhouse and the woodfired shrimp. The steak was excellent, the shrimp very average. Sad really.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but hate the a la carteWe went to Abe & Louie's for a business lunch the other day to offer post-marathon bombing support to this Boylston Street business. The ambience, service and quality of the food was all very good, but I hate the a la carte system of ordering. At the prices they charge, you should at least get a vegetable with your fish. Also, I don't like the way they say "Market Price" but don't tell you the price when taking your order. Pretty basic but high quality food. The tuna nicoise salad was delicious.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeFood was outstanding (fillet mignon); service was really wonderful. Waiter attentive - great sense of humor. Place was buzzing. Very expensive but worth the price.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM