Abby Lane

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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M
New England
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thia was the perfect restaurant for what we needed. Clean, fast service, good food and right next to all the theaters.

SB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I were very impressed. The food was absolutely fantastic, the drinks were great and so was the service. I had never been to this restaurant. It is very conveniently located and I will definitely return.

JD
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waiter forgot to put our food order in. It was a little stressful as we were heading to see a band across the street. He owned it though, and was quite apologetic.

SI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time visiting Abby Lane. our server was excellent, the food was great and the location to our event was perfect.

DF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abby Lane was awesome. My husband and I ate there prior to the theatre. The service was spectacular, the food was scrumptious. Reasonable priced for Boston Market. I would recommend and go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Outstanding food!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday for one of my friends..

DL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very loud, hard to talk. Zucchini fries were SO fried (hardly any zucchini but lots of fried stuff), not very good. Some dishes better than others. Not terrible, not great.

L
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks! Ordered The drink special “Seemed like a good idea at the thyme” it was delicious and had a cool presentation with sprigs of thyme in the glass. My hubby and I both order a burger and fries and they were cooked perfectly to order and very tasty. The fries were hot, crispy and delicious!! And that’s saying something since I don’t usually like French fries. Sever was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner Before a show! It’s a great option!

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Portions are smaller than expected-really small, but it was very good!

OT
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We shared a number of small plates - Hummus, cauliflower, sliders, burrata. All were delicious. We didn't love the zucchini fries so much as they were heavily breaded, but still good. Plenty of food for 4 people and great value!

k
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time

K
New England
110 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for a pre/post theatre bite or snack. The drinks are fun, the Impeachmint. My DC had the tuna which was delish. The donuts were fun and the 3 sauces were great but the vanilla cream was a standout. I could have had a whole bowl!

d
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Although we had made reservations weeks ago, and there were many empty tables when we arrived, they refused to seat us at a better table. Food was awful - over cooked mahi, a Caesar salad dressing that was tasteless, just ugh. Server was good and trying, but she had too many tables to care for at the same time. Basically a tourist trap in the theater district.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, with wonderful service. Tables for 2 were pretty close together, but food was amazing!

WD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great location for dinner as we were seeing Jim Gaffigan at The Wilbur. The food and service were very good. We expected noisy but it was LOUD, more the guests that were the issue than the restaurant. We will be back again but will likely try another place on our next night out in the area.

BH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in Boston for a night and had our college sophomore meet us for supper with a friend. We had a really nice time and the staff couldn’t of been more friendly! The food was very good, filling, well cooked and so tasty!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good spot for before a show, convenient to Wilbur. We sat at upstairs bar the vibe was fun, upbeat. Food was decent but I wouldn’t make a special

GE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I wouldn’t say I I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant. I’d recommend it if in a pinch before a show. But other than that my drink was not that great and very small. And the food was just so so. Not anything special or that great. Service was good though.

TF
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very noisy. Overall a great place. We went before Kevin James and had a great meal

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Concert at Shubert

MF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Abby Lane for dinner before a show, and the food and drinks were delicious! I highly recommend the steak tips!

PB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Terrific food and bevs and really outstanding service. First visit but definitely not the last.

m
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time pre-theatre. Excellent creative drinks and a waiter who was very good at helping us decide. This was an early show so it was not that crowded and we had wonderful people watching window seats. A very fun time. We just had appetizers but everything wad delicious.

HR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for a pre-show dinner with kids. Cocktails were sub-par and menu was lacking. Everything looked good from a menu perspective, but when it arrived we were disappointed with everything. Fries were coated in something gross. Nachos were, too! Yes, that's right. The tortilla chips tasted weird and it's because they put on a coating (gluten on top of corn). Ahi tuna was too vinegary. Caesar salad was tasteless. Glad it was near the venue but never need to visit again.

MR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff, apps were okay, dinner was awesome. The table by the window overlooking the street was nice!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality bistro style food.

J
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a pre-theater dinner at Abby Lane and were very pleased to have been seated in the second-floor dining room, which is more elegant and less noisy than the street-level dining room. Our server, Lily, was wonderful - friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The food was very good.

e
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. The nachos were great and quite large. I had the tuna entree and it was very good.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It could be a coincidence but downstairs was all white patrons but my party and two others ahead of us were all seated upstairs. This was my first time dining here and the service and food were good. But upon walking back downstairs to leave we noticed that and it made us wonder the reasoning behind that.

S
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late and 20 minutes past our reservations. No problem, they had our table ready and sat us right away. Knowing we were going to a show our waitress was right on top of things making sure that we received everything we ordered in a timely manner. The food and drinks were amazing!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good. Decent drink menu as well. Discount if your seeing a show is a plus.

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sliders’

BS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Abby Lane prior to this visit, and ended up there twice in one day: once at lunch that was catered for an event we were attending, and evening for dinner with a client. Excellent food, great people and AMAZING drinks. Def going back.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Shrimp scampi had no flavor whatsoever. Shrimp and noodles..,,very bland!!!

E
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Attentive service!! We were 15 minutes late for our reservation and we still were able to get seated

LC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took a little while to get our drinks, but once we put in our order, our drinks and food came promptly.

JS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and fast service of creative dishes that were tasty and well presented

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to dine pre-theater.

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