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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.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours of Operation:
Monday &Tuesday, 11:30AM-12AM
Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30AM-1AM
Friday & Saturday, 11:30AM-2AM
Friday & Saturday, 11:30am - Midnight
Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday, 11PM-Midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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 is available at a wide-variety of parking garages located around our location.
We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Abby Lane is perfect for:
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
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.
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.
The menu is different and there doesn't seem to be too much to choose from anymore. I remember going last year and it was much better. Hostesses weren't friendly and kind of snotty. Food was very mediocre and I left feeling disappointed and Unsatisifed. Probably won't be going back.
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!!
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?
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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