Abby Lane

4.2
1747 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.0
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPapayitaFrita
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The sriracha wings were PHENOMENAL and so were the drinks. My girlfriend and I enjoyed them, and we picked them solely off of their names. Like, mom jeans, I thought that was highkey funny. The brie was also good, def needed more toast than was provided for it. It was really dead in there though, it was a Monday night so it's understandable.

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TiffanyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Yummy food and great cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The apps and drinks were great. The service was fantastic and more than accommodating. But the entrees were a little disappointing. I’ll definitely be back for the roasted Brie and tartare.

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sheiladrakeley
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to favorite restaurants in Boston. Always meets expectations.

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Brazuca
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a Holiday and early for lunch. We were the only table occupied.

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vipNickie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their drinks are bomb.

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vipMikeF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was exceptional, well prepared and delivered piping hot! We both had the Fillet Tips and they were on point. I had the Tuna Tartare for an appetizer and found it to be a bit unique with the addition of the grilled jalapeno and very tasty. My only concern was the service was a little slow. As with most restaurants during this pandemic, they appeared to be under staffed. That being said, the effort of the wait staff was significant, they were doing the best they could under the circumstance. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to Boston!

KM
vipKateM
New England
88 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends fir a reunion.
Staff, service, food and drinks all good.
Glad to see following safety protocols

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Visited Boston with the girlfriend. Had a lovely and quiet dinner at Abby lane as we were staying at the nearby hotel.

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PeterB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue with solid food options and an exciting drink menu. Service was on point, we had a reservation and were quickly seated. Never had to wait on drinks. Steak tips were melt in your mouth and our server was knowledgeable and helpful with gluten free options.

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larissad
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We were there on Saturday the 19th. We asked the server what was the sweetest drink on the menu and she recommended one but was not sweet at all.
We asked for an appetizer and waited almost 20 minutes then she came back to ask again what was the appetizer that we wanted.
We asked for 2 burgers but when we got them they were cold.
We left really disappointed.

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Miles47
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing notable.

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AmberT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always good. Wish there were more vegetarian/vegan options. The Abby is hands down my favorite and it keeps me coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I like abbey lane but the server and more significantly, the manager, was obnoxious and rude. Last time I’m going and I’ve been a loyal customer

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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Fab4
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved eating outside on Tremont St but motor bikes were very loud & many went by but it was great evening

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff! Thanks so much

JB
vipJillB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks, delicious turkey sandwich/fries/crabcake and lentil salad. Good service. We sat outside due to Covid and it was very quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience4

Birthday dinner.
Server tipped herself extra 60 bucks without consent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cocktails were amazing! I went for dinner with my boyfriend and it seemed like the menu was more fitting for lunch then dinner.

KM
vipKateM
New England
88 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague and I really enjoyed our visit to Abby Lane. This was our first visit since the re-open. We were impressed with the safe set up. The food was great as always, been here many times. Excellent service our waiter and bartender Ran was pleasant and didn’t miss a beat.
There is something for everyone and we were really happy to see the menu hasn’t been limited as in other restaurants. The QR code app was quick and accurate on the first try. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipDBrown
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall experience. Very nice outdoor seating. Food was excellent. Tuna tartare incredible with a kick to it. Also enjoyed the crab cake. Service was top notch. Super attentive but not rushed. Will return.

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canyodl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The first restaurant we have eaten at since the shutdown so it was a very enjoyable experience. The restaurant opens up to the outside and there are a number of tables outside so we felt very comfortable. The menu is diverse and the food was good. Great drink selection as well. Highly recommended!

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ErikaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside, food very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and support staff were all amazing. They were very attentive, did a great job with cleaning and the food/drinks were delicious.

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KathleenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice for a pre-theater dinner, especially if you're going to the Shubert. But once the place began to fill up, it was very hard to hear my friend talking...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was super nice and accommodating, food was great, liked the vibe. Will be back.

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FLC99
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Extremely tight table spacing making it tough to het in and out of seating. No private conversations here..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always good. Our server was very patient as my niece arrived late so he let me take up the table and kept checking on me. Order the warm doughnuts!! So yummy!!!

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EricC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service and food was very good. Drinks were EXCELLENT. I know "loud" is preferred these days, but how about putting in some fixtures/decorative elements to tone down the noise.

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vipBennettS
New England
133 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and atmosphere. Good for groups and pre-theater dinner.

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Dorine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great appetizers with tuna tartare and the fig and burrata dish. Duck was very good, plentiful and moist. Cinnamon donuts with three dips (marscapone, strawberry and chocolate sauce) were very good. Nice cocktail and wine selection.

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SuziL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time to Abby Lane. Food and service was good. Definately adding it to my post theatre plans.

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carylf
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abby Lane is in a great spot if you are going to a show! The food was creative and delicious. Staff was cheery and aware fo show times!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater dinner experience was fantastic. The timing of the service was excellent. We never had to wait for anything and were never rushed. With easy parking nearby and a quick walk to everywhere in the Theater District, we will dine here again and recommend Abby Lane to friends heading into Boston to see a show.

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BarbaraM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were amazing and service was spectacular

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Winthroptraveler
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The quality of food has gone way down. The food is very bland, even the fries were not good. Raised to our server who apologized and brought it to the manager, which we witnessed. He did not care....had the server to run the card and went back to his phone. Explains a lot...

There are much better restaurants in the area, will not return.

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LeiaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance for an after work dinner but few to no vegetarian options.

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LauraW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 7 of us enjoyed our sandwiches. Portion sizes are very good making it a great value. Sangria is delicious- had a cinnamon flavor which was very nice. I would definitely visit again!

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viplsss
New England
74 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was a disappointing visit - the service was pleasant albeit pretty absent - the food wasn’t hot and two of us ordered that same thing and the portions were vastly different. We’ll try it again someday, but not in the near future, so that we have enough time to forget this night.

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Abby Lane is rated 4.2 stars by 1747 OpenTable diners.

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