Abby Lane

4.3
1188 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(617) 451-2229
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart St.
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Parking details
Parking is available at a wide-variety of parking garages located around our location.
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Public transit
We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.
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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
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

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.

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What 1188 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JC
Nashville
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great service, casual and comfortable atmosphere. Ideal spot before or after theater.

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TD
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great night with friends and theater. Abby Lane is the perfect spot to meet. Comfortable lounge area for drinks and conversation, dinner was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
We'll be back!

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ML
New England
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

We adored everything about this restaurant! The food was incredible, the drinks were great (with punny names!), and waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely be returning!

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s
New England
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

The food was delicious, best nachos ever. Service was great and accommodating. We were late for our reservation and had a show across the street. They still honored our rezy and got us out in time for the show.

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Service was excellent

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PL
San Diego
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Creative menu, delicious food, and a terrific server!

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LB
New England
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Had a wonderful time at Abby Lane. Service was FANTASTIC!!! Food was absolutely GREAT!!
Loved the decor and atmosphere. Definitely coming back!!

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P
New England
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Another pre-theater dinner with family. what a fun place to be! good food, craft cocktails and a seasonal changes to help experiment with menu items. on a nice summer night, we sat at open storefront windows. cool breeze and moderate busy tables didn't impact our conversations. our server Sam was friendly and knowledgeable. Food Was Delicious! appetizers and entrees were on point (no room for dessert but we know from past trips they're also tasty treats).

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SC
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was mediocre and expensive. Unless you’re ordering a lot of alcohol, I feel the service is fair to poor.

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JH
New England
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

As I told my friends from out of town, the only restaurant to go to in the theatre district is Abby Lane.

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b
New England
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Perfect for a bite before/after a show in the theatre district. Varied menu, excellent service and great food.

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OT
New England
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

My friend and I wanted a casual place to eat before going to the movies. With the large restaurant windows open, we could enjoy our meal and the summer weather. The only downside was the construction across the street. Overall the food was good and fairly priced.

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D
New England
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We had an excellent dinner and marvelous service.

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LC
New England
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Bustling, pre theatre date. Food good, nothing special.

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JM
New England
1.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The food here was terrible. My husband and I were here on a date prior to attending an event in the theatre district. While our waiter was great, the food was terrible and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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SB
New England
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The drinks were amazing. The food was delicious. One of our entrees had very undercooked chicken, but both the waitress and the manager were very nice and apologetic about it. They offered to replace the meal and it was removed from our tab. Everything else was fantastic. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

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B
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Our second visit to Abby Lane Both visits were wonderful looking forward to another visit soon !!

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ES
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

Went twice in one day! Had been wanting to visit (saw it on Phantom) and had the opportunity to be in town pre theater. Had a great server, excellent food and really nice bottle of wine. It was so good and we wanted to try more of the menu, we went back after the show! Much larger crowd, a little noiser, but great food and service again! Ate upstairs and downstairs, liked downstairs better, but overall a great experience. Would highly recommend and looking forward to return visit!!

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

I didn't order an entree. I got the clam chowder and it was great.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

We were seated promptly. The service and the food was good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Thank you

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Great service, great food, perfect location.

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SM
New England
5.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Quick pre-theatre supper; we were 15 minutes late but host managed to seat us anyway. Excellent clam chowder and fresh arugala salad, delivered quickly so we could get to the theatre on time. The salad arrived with dressing already on it - fine with us, but mgr offered to replace it if we hadn't wanted it that way. We hadn't specified, so it was an offer over-and-above. Right next to the Wilbur Theatre and near all the theatres in the Theatre District in Boston. Very noisy when full, but food and service made up for it. Would definitely return.

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p
New England
4.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Tasty food -we had the very good crispy calamari appetizer. I had the shrimp roll which came with yummy zucchini fries. Drinks were very good. Two drinks each, 2 apps and one meal $90! Seems s bit much, but was so convenient to the theater...Very friendly and efficient hosts and wait staff.

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BA
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Not much of a choice for food but had a burger and it was good. Calamari for appetizer good but too salty.

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SM
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

I have been there a few times. Never had anything but an amazing experience. Food was great service was spectacular. Was half hpur early for reservation and they where very accommodating

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JH
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Just a great place to grab a bite before or after the theater. GREAT VIEWS! FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!
Service was fast and very friendly

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

We were there on a very busy Thursday night before a show at the Boch Center. Service was fast, friendly, and efficient. The polenta fries are outstanding! Would go again.

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DB
5.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

Abby Lane was great! The food was not overpriced. The food was EXCELLENT; can't wait to go back to try the Clam Chowder! We even received a 15% discount on our food when we showed our tickets to BOCH Theatre! Service was excellent and friendly.

With all the choices we have and many, many are places we would never go again - TRY ABBY LANE - YOU WILL KEEP GOING BACK.

The Benders

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OT
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

It was absolutely AMAZING!!! Picked it randomly & was truly happy. From service to food & drinks!!! All were stellar!!!! Answered all our questions about the menu!!! Would definitely come back & recommended to my friends & family!!!

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T
New England
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Busy Saturday night, so plan to be there a while. Atmosphere is nice and service was very good. Got the short ribs and tomato fettuccine...flavor was delicious, short ribs cooked perfectly, however the pasta was almost raw. Little tweaking and you’d get 5 stars.

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JW
New England
3.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

We had not been here, in a while, and now I understand why. It's just an okay place, with a good location. It is in the theatre area, so it seemed natural to eat here, and the menu seemed ok. A nice greeting, when we arrived. Got seated right away. Everyone seemed to be going to the nearby shows, so there was no, we'll make sure to get you out of here in time response. Waitress was nice. Ordered appetizers, entrees, and drinks. One item was completely wrong. A little too many fried items so if you want healthy, minimal possibilities. Did not feel well during the show, but was determined to enjoy regardless. Crossing this place off our list. Too bad, because they have a good location.

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CD
New England
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was delicious!
Kobe burger, beet salad, hush puppies, pistachio avocado dip, donut dessert, all were so good we can’t wait to go back!

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b
New England
2.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

WE SAT UPSTAIRS AND THERE WAS AN EVENT GOING ON AND THE NOISE WAS SO SO LOUD THAT IT INFLUENCED HOW I FELT ABOUT DINNER! PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AND STANDING WITH THEIR BACKSIDES TO US AND WE COULDN'T HEAR OURSELVES THINK! WE'VE EATEN HERE MANY TIMES BEFORE AND THIS WAS JUST AN EXCEPTION. MY BURGER WAS DELICIOUS BUT I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE CLOSED THE UPSTAIRS TO DINERS OTHER THAN THE PARTY GOERS!

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d
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Good food but noisy. Pretty limited menu trying to be too many things at once.

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch

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LH
New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Very convenient from theater. Service was good at that time. My boys enjoyed the meal, good portion size for what they ordered. My meal came out a little cold and not enough cheese for it to be nachos. Otherwise overall experience was good.

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AG
New England
4.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

I ordered the veggie lo mein which was excellent. My daughter liked the pizza. The doughnuts were a fun twist on dessert.

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OT
Chicago
1.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Awful. The manager was rude after we were shown to a “table” that was basically a couch with a coffee table to eat at . The table came to mid shin area. When we asked for a real table the manager was very rude to myself and my husband. The food was ok but it was sooo incredibly loud our table could not talk to each.

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PH
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Fun atmosphere, food was excellent, service was great. No complaints!

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JM
1.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Sorry to say the cups still had lip marks on them and my mom and I both got sick from seafood contamination. We both have severe allergies and there must have been cross-contamination, because we both got very sick with, let’s just politely say, digestive issues.

Will be calling the restaurant and hopefully they will start safe practices for guests who have food allergies.

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