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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

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (68)
Casual (29)
Good for a Date (29)
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Fun (25)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Late-night Find (16)
People Watching (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Sports (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for late night dinner following show at the Schubert. Very pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and somewhat creative for a gastro pub type restaurant. Excellent cocktails and good selection of wine and beer. Vibrant vibe. Will definitely go again next time we're in the theater district.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Casual, good for a bite prior to a show. Loud and crowded. Good bacon avocado sandwich. Some vegetarian options.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The cauliflower hummus was outstanding! Great for pre-theater dinner. Very noisy and like most Boston restaurants, you’ll be sitting on top of the table next to you.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, from the welcoming at the door to the end of the night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Reservation on time. Nice variety of choices on the menu. Waiter very personable. Food was delicious. Timely service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was a struggle. We went here prior to Blue Man Group Show and let our server know immediately that we going to show. It was a 7:30 show and we arrived at 5:30. There was a big crowd and not enough servers on staff. Food took a while to come out (over an hour) and we had trouble getting our server back so we could cash out.

Food was very good but do not go here if you have to be somewhere timely.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

The menu is way to small. Not nearly enough entrees. We ended up loading up on sides and apps. Turned out to be very costly. And so as not to be totally negative, the staff was very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was delicious. Lots of great options on apps made it hard to choose! Could use an extra entree option, but they all looked delicious as well. Fun and rustic atmosphere. Food was delivered quickly - almost too quickly as mains came out literally within minutes of getting our apps.
We will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

If you’re looking for good food, this is not the place. However, if you’re looking for convenience for a pre or post theater outing then this is perfect. Food is overpriced and simply just average.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing cauliflower hummus. Food delicious. Wish the fireplace was bigger and room felt a little warmer with lights at tables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although my meal was initially undercooked, the staff at Abby Lane handled the situation flawlessly. They cooked me an entirely new meal and gave me a basket of fries while I waited. The server was very attentive and everyone in the restaurant was friendly. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Attending a show with my daughter. Dinner at Abby Lane beforehand. Busy night because of the holiday weekend but food was served promptly. Sushi appetizer was good. Pasta dish and burger for main courses. Both were good. Fries there are the best.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, drinks and service!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

restaurant in the theatre district should be prepared for pre-theatre rush - they were not. made a reservation in advance for special lunch with mom - tried to seat us right at door on frigid day. not sure what happened to reservation request. mom's flatbread was burnt. took forever to get drinks. my avocado BLT was just ok. will try another place in theatre district next time!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved it! My Boyfriend and I went for a dinner date, I heard good things about this place, well they were right. The service was great and the food was great. I ordered a mixed drink which also Great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waited 10 minutes for waitress to come over, she never arrived until I went to the hostess desk to ask. Didn’t start the experience out well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The wife and I had dinner and a show. It was 5:45 so it’s crowded on a Friday night. The waitress was busy which wasn’t a problem. The only 2 things I didn’t care for was the the Entree came before the appetizers. We both had burgers for the main dish. I wanted well done and the wife medium well. They came out medium rare. As soon as you took a bite you knew it. I ate it anyway. I’d go back only if I’m at the theatre. Won’t go out of my way.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Reservation made for pre-theater dinner.
Arrived early but was offered a table right away next to the door- a cold windy evening made it less than desirable- was offered a table opposite the door/ not much different. I noticed a table 20 feet further away and asked for that. Was told in a very clipped voice that it was reserved. I thought I had a reservation too but accepted the table opposite the door.
The food(flatbreads) was very good as was the table service. After eating, I noticed the “reserved” table was still unoccupied. I guess I didn’t offer an incentive to the host who left his personality somewhere else.
Oh Yes, we passed on the only desert offering. DONUTS!
Great location for theater but little more to offer unless you like 18” wide tables.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The kind folks at Abby Lane went out of their way to find a great table for our expanding group. We had awesome appetizers - loved the nachos - and a wonderful table overlooking Tremont Street. This is a perfect spot when going to a show. Abby Lane our new go-to spot when heading to the theater district.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was terrible. Got seated right away then promptly forgot about. Asked a server after being there for 20 minutes if she could help and she kind of laughed it off. Food was ok, bordering on fair. Doubtful that any of us will go back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wen't here pre-show and the timing worked out great--also got a 15% discount for mentioning our tickets. Our server was very nice and the food and drinks were excellent. Get the Kobe sliders, you won't be disappointed! Will be back.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and drink. Sangria is to die for.
Service top notch

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Limited menu but very good for a quick pretheatre meal. Fantastic location in the theatre district. Would definitely go again. Service excellent New server Jared on last day of training did a great job getting us out in time to go to show!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

Everything was delicious. And our waiter skeeter was fabulous

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (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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