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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (61)
Good for a Date (28)
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Fun (24)
Comfort Food (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
People Watching (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Live Sports (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Offers 15% off if you have show tickets! Great value even without that. Very accommodating to reservations. May have been slightly understaffed because our server was very pressed for time, but very polite. Would go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good. I asked for a medium burger, got rare, ate anyway because I had a show to catch. The waiter never came back to us to refill water or ask us how are food was. Had to flag him down for a second beer and then again for the check. This place will do well because if location and vibe. Some more training for waiters and because they turn around orders so quickly they have to slow it up when grilling beef.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We went here for a Valentine's dinner/pre show drinks. My wife couldn't eat her clam chowder because she was battling a stomach bug. Our server, Erin noticed and made her a magic concoction of soda water and bitters and it saved the night, and she was able to see blue man group instead if having to go home sick.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service. Christine was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was delicious! Great spot for before a show too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Stopped in for a quick bite with my wife before going to a show. Waiter was attentive and helpful with suggestions. She checked up on how we were doing at just the right times. Ordered your basic pub fare, nachos and cheeseburgers which were both well above pub average including well done fries. Their version of an Old Fashioned was delicious, and to top it off they played 80s music for a bit of high school nostalgia! Will definitely keep in mind when I find myself near the theater district.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Went there before seeing a show at the Wilbur Theater.

My only complaint is that they have high tables near the front, and the spacing between the tables is REALLY narrow. You need to be a size 0 to get inbetween the tables.

They have great drinks and I really enjoyed the cacciatore chicken over creamy polenta.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

i am a BIG fan of jason santos - so this was especially disappointing. the service was really just OK by the server. the 3 hosts were disinterested - they would minimally engage if you initiated contact. my dinner was a terrible disappointment - lousy salad dressing - just a bunch of lettuce leaves coated with a creamy dressing (not my preferred or expected dressing for a caesar) - a few streak tips thrown along the side of the dish bb the lettuce (although they were cooked well) and a small serving of the advertised roasted brussels sprouts. very unappealing presentation....not great taste. our server never once asked how things were. this is our 2nd poor experience there - i tried it again bc i am such a jason santos fan. now i am done and will not ever recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was a perfect place for seven of us to have dinner before a dance performance next door at the Shubert Theatre. Six of us are over 75 and one a high school senior. We all enjoyed our meals. The noise level was a bit of a problem for the older diners in our party, but overall the service was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our second time there and loved it all over again! We will return😍

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Delicious food. Great prices. Loved the calamari. Very clean. Staff was wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant before going to the theater.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, drinks and service!

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 (New England)·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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food2
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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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 9, 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 9, 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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