Abe and Louie's Boston

4.8
6251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Abe & Louie’s, located in Boston’s Back Bay, is the epitome of a classic steakhouse. The iconic establishment sets the standard for elegant dining with superior service, charm, and appeal in a timeless sophisticated atmosphere. Abe & Louie’s, known for premium steaks, serves classic dishes, fresh seafood, shareable sides, and an award-winning wine list. Abe & Louie’s offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Nightly chef-prepared dinners, cocktails, and wine to-go gives guests a chance to experience Abe & Louie’s at home. Delivery and take-out available.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6251 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service
Perfect for a Saturday business lunch
I can’t wait to dine there again

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DAvidM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food is absolutely outstanding, always consistent from visit to vist

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Norse expensive than perceived

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ErinC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe's has the best service anywhere! (And the best lemon drops, espresso martinis, steak, etc.) Yum!

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ShawnW
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Abe & Louie’s!

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vipDanJ
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience with great service. Our steaks were done to perfection and all our appetizers and sides were top shelf. Wine selections are great and very reasonable on pricing compared to similar venues. Thanks for a great evening!

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vipJanlou1
New England
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

STEAK WAS NOT JUICY, SEEMED DRY. NOT WORTH THE PRICE

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vipMonicaK
New England
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 37th anniversary. The waiter was awesome and the food was outstanding!!
Cant wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I have been here many times, and usually love it. The steak was small and overcooked. We needed more water and were never asked. The wedge salad was not properly dressed. Mostly though it was the steak. The steak was so disappointing that it killed everything else.

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vipMatthewC
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience.

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EbonyM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Seating was preferential, and the ambiance moderate, my server was missing on se real occasions and very negligent. I asked another person to find him 2x...and he was not attentive at all...this made me feel just terrible. I dont know if it was my color or personality but was a complete disservice to this location for me. This lo ation is neurodivergent friendly for adults and teens, child with disabilities or adversity under 7 may be uncomfortable here or difficult to manage.

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vipbhockey
New England
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our first time at Abe and Louie's was a great experience. The service was great, though I can't remember the name of our server (he told us that he has been working there for 22 years). Food was just good. Though our filets were cooked perfectly for medium rare, there was too much salt, which a really good steak shouldn't need. Each had a glass of an excellent Cabernet. We will definately go back when we can.

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vipSusanL
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and our server went above and beyond. We had requested a window table through Open Table and were brought to a table in the back and then the middle. When voicing our displeasure they went out of their way to make sure we got a table that made everyone happy. The food and service, as always, was exceptional. It is our go to for family celebrations. Thank you, Abe & Louie's for making this a special evening.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my davorite place to eat in Boston

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vipSMMTDM
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Seafood Tower was delectable and the Wine list was incredible!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit!

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vipsvdddddd
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the star. We sat upstairs and it was perfect for a special occasion. I hope to go back someday.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Having you and your group dine with us was a pleasure! We really value the fact that you took the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun for the whole family. Yummy food, great service. Took a long time but we enjoyed it. Thanks!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us with your family!

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vipannd
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and waiter Markos, was absolutely excellent. Also, it was Mother's Day and they delivered the foot hot and fresh with a smile. The pandemic social distancing was well done and I felt very safe. I look forward to returning soon.! Great job Abe and Louies, thank you!

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VictorD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe and Louis hands down is the best place for steak in all of Massachusetts Great service and food.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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BarbaraC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day lunch. Nice to be back celebrating at such a lovely restaurant.
Food was fantastic..

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

dined for mother’s day. the server was very inattentive and did not seem to care about our table. typically every time we dine, the service is great, unfortunately let down.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for pointing out this situation and area of opportunity for our team. We are committed to making the guest experience the best it can possibly be, and your insights help us achieve that. We apologize for your disappointment and hope you will give us another chance in the future. If you’d like to contact us directly, please feel free to email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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1BigDaddy
New England
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. The food was delicious.We love Abe&Louie’s.Can’t wait to go back again soon..!!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us! We are honored by your kind review. Looking forward to having you back!

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TVJer
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife and two young boys there for Mother’s Day. I felt it a bit risky as I wasn’t sure if it was “too nice” of a place for kids. It was perfect. They had a high chair ready for us at our table. There were a few other tables with young children too. So we didn’t feel too disruptive when our toddler threw his waffle and yelped in excitement. Though they don’t offer a kids menu, the server was quick to offer items and dishes that were kid friendly. Chicken tenders and waffles. Perfect. I had the aged sirloin. It was amazing. My wife had the soft shell crab benny (on special). Everything was amazing. Servers even went out of their way to move the patio umbrella just enough to shade our 2 year old. Classy move. We are going to return for dinner, a parents night out. Awesome place.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Thank you, once again, for your kind words.

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LisonB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to dine there in spite of the steep price tag.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your experience.

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NicoleC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic, including the valet. Food was fresh and creative. Just an all around perfect experience!

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vipNYCexpat
New England
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great. Continues and maintaining high quality

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DanielA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. A great place to with your date or family. Can't wait go back again.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you and your family had a great time. See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was good but not more impressive than other steakhouses.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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Jcorazones
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice dinner. The only downfall is that due to covid the tables were set up a bit weird.
They had huge round tables basically in the hallway and when people walked behind you they hit your chair.
they should change these to square tables

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments. Your honesty is important to us, as we always strive to do the best we can, and your feedback serves to help us get better. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the future.

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KathleenW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal!! Can’t wait to go back. Great place to go with your family to celebrate!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us with your family. We look forward to having you back!

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vipNelseK
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday, everything was perfect! Can’t wait to go back.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! We look forward to your return.

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vipLindaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Congrats on graduating!

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vipMaria
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Boston!! Our waiter was so nice and helpful. We were celebrating our kids graduation from college and they tried to make it special for us! Food is delicious! I hope they bring back the roasted cauliflower to the menu, it is a must!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! Guest comments like yours are important to us for a number of reasons. They help us stay focused on our goal of serving only the best we can. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you’ll come back and dine with us sometime soon.

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SandyBlazin
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Anthony was an amazing waiter especially with having to deal with my 1 and 2 years old. Great guy

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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MarieS
New England
1 review