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About 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.

255 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Stuart St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 451-2229

Website:
http://www.abbylaneboston.com/

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

Parking Details:
Parking is available at a wide-variety of parking garages located around our location.

Public Transit:
We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.

Executive Chef:
Jason Santos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, 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

Private Dining

We pride ourselves on our personalized service and attention to detail whether it be a corporate function or cocktail party. We can accommodate your needs for any occasion by offering a variety of catering packages along with entertainment options.

Abby Lane Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (55)
Good for a Date (25)
Casual (22)
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Bar Seating (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Romantic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Service and food were equally great!! Drink menu had fun and fabulous names, they tasted as delicious as their names!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was excellent - only improvement is more bathrooms :) We were upstairs when a post-show lunch rush came in and the ladies room line was 4 people deep...

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good overall experience. Server was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Great menu recommendations. Food was delicious and kitchen was able to accommodate my request.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious. And our waiter skeeter was fabulous

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good. We tried the calamari which was pure perfection. The steaks tips are fantastic and a must try. The noise level is quite loud, however it's trendy and fun. Loved the convenience to dine prior to going to the theater. We will most definitely return the next time we are in the area.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was very convenient for a pre-show lunch. There is a small kids menu and it was very nice. The front of the house hostess was rude when she sat us and the party that came in after us. The wait staff took better care of the patrons. I was disappointed by that.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time I have gone and it was great! Must start to go more often! Everything on the menu was fantastic, great food great drinks,and the dessert was delicious and memorable!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, good drinks, and friendly service. Had a great time.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Host was very polite and accommodating. Server was attentive and efficient. Cocktails were amazing. "My therapist knows about your" is my new favorite drink. Nachos were some of the best I have had in a long time, with amazing favor and lots of yummy guac. Burgers were great and all good was very hot on delivery. Steak tips had good favor but did not have the texture of filet as advertised, this being my only disappointment. No meal here is completed without the donuts AMAZING!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I'm getting a little tired of being asked to write up a review for EVERY restaurant I go to, year after year. Abby Lane was fine. The waitress was fine and so far as I can recall neither of us died from the food. It did what it claimed it would do: It prepared a couple of decent meals to a decent-looking WASPy couple and nothing terrible happened. What more can I say?

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was disappointed as it was not even close to as good as it was on my previous 2 visits. Food was below par.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We came to Boston to celebrate a birthday, and I'm glad we stumbled on this restaurant online! The atmosphere was great, cozy and hip and the same time. The food was VERY good, especially the nachos and the small plates. And we love the creative drink menu! All in all, highly recommended. Be sure to go in between showtimes!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Spicy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seeing a show at The Wilbur which is right across the Street from Abby Lane so we chose this restaurant out of convenience. What a great find. The food was great. The clam chowder was great but kind of a weak portion size. I also had the ceasar salad with steak. it was also really good. My husband tried the Kobe Sliders and the short rib croquettes, he loved them. Our server was friendly and prompt. The atmosphere was chic and open. the screens in the bar had my date a little distracted with sports but that's his fault. The abby cocktail was awesome.

Even if you aren't going to a show, its worth a visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always an interesting place with an ever changing menu, Abby Lane never gets old!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had been here twice before a show and loved it so was very disappointed to return before another show and have a bad meal. Menu had changed (which was not done online so we were expecting the same good fare when we arrived). Menu lacked anything interesting and our food was just so blah, like it would be in a chain restaurant in the suburbs. Very mediocre - which makes it not worth returning to.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Seated at a bad table near a very loud group. Asked host to move to an open table was told that wasn’t possible despite there being plenty of open tables. I frequent this restaurant and had to ask to see the manager to get the issue resolved.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

In the past I’ve had no issues however this time was far different. Sat upstairs. Very cold. Waitress did not seem to care that there was an issue with food (nachos were stuck on paper making it difficult to not eat paper) when friend complained.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I server was fantastic! I wish I could remember her name to mention in this review.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very good hamburger with a good selection of beers. Worked very well with seeing a show at the Shubert Theater right next door.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great spot to grab a bite to eat before seeing a show. Food was good, service was great and convenient to theater district can't be beat. Have already recommended to friends. Great little find.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

For the purpose, Abby Lane was passable. But, wish they had told us we would be sitting at a low table in the bar area. We had reservations and watched several tables go unfilled until near the end of our meal. We could have been told when the next reservation was so as to allow us to choose to sit at a table - not leaning over our meal or trying to balance it in our hands. Had my 9 year granddaughter with us. The sitting was very awkward and uncomfortable.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Perfect destination for pre or post theater dining. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was very good... we were not expecting a high end, fine dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place is very good but I am not happy with the reservation process. I had originally reserved a table for 2, but then I modified it to 3. I received an email from Open Table (OT) confirming the change but I got another email the day before confirming on table for 2. Sure enough, when I arrived, my table for 3 was gone. It appears to be a screw up with the restaurant.

I've been using (OT) for years now and this is the first time ever that I've had a problem. This time I was not happy. The process was awful and the restaurant had to move us upstairs to sit on couches with no backs around a low coffee table...harder to eat a meal. We ended up sitting at the bar which was better, but the service wasn't as good as it was at a table ...understandable because there were only two bartenders working the entire bar, which was huge and crowded.

I might think twice about going to Abby Lane again, especially since they used to serve their wonderful home made chips with a fabulous dip and they have discontinued that. Too bad...

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Vibrant pre/post theatre atmosphere. We were seated right away with our reservation. The place was loud but very festive feeling.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to go before going to any of the theaters. Food was good as was the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Although the menu is small, it has great choices. I had the Avocado BLT and it was very yummy, and a good size portion. I shared half the sandwich with my son. We also had the donut holes. How can you go wrong with something warm and rolled in sugar & cinnamon and 3 dipping sauces on the side! You can't!!!! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I first visited Abby Lane for a work function and the food was terrific. When I went back months later what I had before wasn't on the menu but the waitress knew exactly what I was talking about and made it for me. I love a place where the server not coming by every 10 mins asking how is everything. At Abby Lane they seem to know when you needed something and was right there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was OK, but it was the perfect place to go before our show at The Wilbur. Our waitress was also so incredibly nice and genuine!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

it is a good option if you are going to the theatres close by.
tables were too tight. table beside us had to move over so I could slide into my seat. not an extensive menu but adequate. staff was attentive.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I always have a great time here with my friend. We come before shows and it's quick and delicious! Thanks for a great experience all round!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good spot if your going to a show. It is loud and busy. Host was a bit short and rude before realizing we had a reservation. Wait staff was good and food especially apps are good.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good food. Convenient to the theater district. I was able to reserve a table the same day for a time that worked out just right to finish dinner right before the start of the show at the Wilbut.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is our go-to for pre-concert dinners so we eat here often. There are typically 6 of us, all looking for the same thing: good food, great drinks and an attentive staff. Despite the crowds, it never disappoints. Just be sure to make a reservation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food in a great atmosphere. Have been on 2 occasions now and will return in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very limited menu so we ended up sharing a salad and 3 apps. All of them were excellent. I noticed on our bill that 2 of the items were more than on the menu so I was a little irritated at that. Total of $2.50 more so I didn't make a deal of it.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

In booking the reservation I had specifically requested a regular-height dining table as I was having dinner with my mother who is short and has some mobility issues. We were seated at a high top, and told that was all that was available. The table also wobbled. Service was very polite but slow (were were there nearly a half hour before we even had a drink) and then our entrees came less than a few minutes after our entree.

The food was very good, but there's plenty of restaurants in the area I'll likely attend before coming back here.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was fantastic. Our table shared a number of small plate and apps, and enjoyed every dish. The ribs were a standout. Cauliflower hummus was unique and addictive. The house made sangria was perfect. The only mildly disappointment was my sister's cocktail which was sadly not well balanced. Service was cheerful and friendly, albeit a little frenetic, which is what you expect, really, getting dinner on a Saturday night in the window right before a show next door. Extra points to our server for asking as soon as we sat down if we had theater tickets, and if so, what time. He made sure we made it out in plenty of time for our show.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were disappointed by the new menu, missing the excellent pizzas and other favorites. Service was fractured and haphazard.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very Limited menu, mostly burgers, only donuts for dessert, $13 mixed drinks mostly ice

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great location in the theatre district. I good selection of interesting menu options - very creative. Not too expensive. Service was not great, but adequate. Tasty food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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