Abe and Louie's Boston

4.7
6636 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. Delivery and take-out available.
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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6636 people are saying
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vipBostonphotobill
New England
200 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Most restaurants are having a hard time getting new staff.This was our first not-so-good experience here. The server was new and didn’t know the menu very well. I know he will do better.

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4UGW
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Abe and Louie's this year, and once again, it exceeded all expectations. Service, food and drink all stellar! Highly recommend!

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vipoilslya
Denver
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s was good.

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vipPaulN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

5 of us celebrated my birthday at Abe & Louis last night. We are outside which was nice, but at times quite noisy. The bread was amazing! I ordered a filet, as fid my don. Mine was cooked medium well, which I wanted, but was a bit flavorless. My son ordered medium rare and his steak was well done. Black on the outside, gray inside. No pink at all. He ate it rather than complain. The rest of the food was fine, but nothing really to write home about. My chocolate cake was wonderful. Overall, I’d say it was fair. The waiter was cute and very attentive. No issues with service at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe & Louie’s in Boston is the best! Our server Jeff was fantastic and made the evening amazing!

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vipAnonymous
New England
225 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome lunch at Abe & Louie’s on the books.:) I am pretty sure our server was Victoria, and she was so welcoming and took great care of us. We loved chatting with her! The food and wine were excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining in Boston.

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GustavoL
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are second to none, consistently. Worth every penny.

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vip1BigDaddy
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend and my daughter birthday celebration. We always having such a delicious food here and the dessert was Amazing .Can’t wait to be back again soon..Thank you

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Javaqueen
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely place to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was awesome and so was the service. We had a pleasant experience and will return again. Thank you.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! We look forward to having you back.

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RayD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. Took a bit for our waiter to come to us, we found out they were In a shift meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very lively place and the ambiance was very nice we thought . Drinks were very good and bartenders are famous for the locals . Come there 3 times and they will know your name and remember what you had . After drinks at the bar we had dinner . My steak was cooked perfect and very flavorful. We didn’t try enough of the sides to review but we did have the Brussel sprouts … they were just okay . The crab cake appetizer was excellent.

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JorgeG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Got the porterhouse steak. It was seared greatly but the steak wasn't as good as i thought a $120 steak would taste. I needed to add salt. It was very bland For a porterhouse, better off going to Boston Chops.

The ambiance is nice.

The Service was okay. Very busy to quality of service was okay. Would wait for plates and for food to be cleaned up.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

We appreciate your review and will address your concerns. We’re sorry to hear about your disappointment, and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Our top priority is to ensure our guests enjoy exceptional dining, and your feedback will help us continue to provide and improve our high-quality food and high-level service. Thank you for reaching out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Boston!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 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. Thanks again for your kind words!

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vipAnonymous
New England
225 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Abe & Louie’s is truly a neighborhood restaurant that treats its regulars like family. We really enjoyed seeing the wonderful people who work there. The wine list is great, and they have so many options on the lunch menu. Love it!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 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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CamCatWeb
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Steak was overcooked and salmon was dry as ever and quite a small piece. We had reservations for a party of 2 and were still waiting for about 15 min when we arrived. The place was much more casual than a typical steakhouse. One college-aged kid had on a jersey and flip flops and brought in his red solo cup he had been drinking, and asked the hostess to throw it away for him before he sat down. We had received the info that it was business casual from the reservation and made a point to change before coming. The place is fine, but not great.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your comments are important to us, and they serve to help us continually enhance the way we work. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional dining for our guests, and we’ll do our best to address and rectify your concerns. We do hope you’ll give us another chance and will dine with us again.

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vipLoveRC
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! Crab appetizer was Devine !!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

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

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Livie210
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to visit our daughter at Northeastern University and chose Abe and Louies to celebrate my husband’s birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The environment was a bit loud for a party of 8 to converse and hear each other. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived. The servers were pleasant but time spent to dine was a little too long. Prep of food was longer than desired; it was more than a leisurely dinner. And dessert really too took long; my coffee was served and finished by the time the dessert treats arrived. The food was tasty but not such that we will go back anytime soon. It was a nice time; not spectacular.

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vipKyleP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch with my kids, thank you Abe’s!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

We couldn’t be more pleased about your experience. Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Thanks

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review and rating! I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, outstanding meal. In the top five beat meals I have ever had. Our waiter, John, provided impeccable service. ​We arrived early and had a drink at the bar.
Sonny, the bartender, made us a fantastic Expresso martini. He was fun to talk to We asked for meal recommendations and we ordered just that. Wonderful dinner.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly and prompt. Honestly it was just one of the worst pieces of steak I’ve had. A Tomahawk well over $100 should have been more than 70% edible. I would definitely go back, French onion soup was amazing. The sides were all good. Just never getting that steak again.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your honest words. We are always looking for ways to improve, and your comments will help us achieve our Number 1 goal: Exceptional guest service. We appreciate hearing from you and hope you’ll consider coming back and giving us another try.

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vipCaptainMike
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Vladimir, was outstanding. The food - perfection. Just LOVE Abe & Louie’s.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

We love to hear from our guests, and we really appreciate your kind words and great review. It’s our top priority to provide exceptional service and menu items—and we’re so pleased we exceeded your expectations. Thanks so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe & Louie’s is a staple . Service and food is always worthy and quality. Thumbs way up for our severs. Handled a family of five with ease and attention 👍🏽

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback, thank you for sharing. Come back and see us again soon!

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vipTommy
New England
131 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Landmark restaurant in Boston. Glad we made reservations for lunch, it filled up quickly behind us on a Sat mid-September. Appreciate restaurants having to mark up wines but paying 72 for same bottle at the Stat Market for 18 hurts. But it's a good wine! Excellent service, really nice booth in the 'pit', good time.

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Pbbunny80
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for celebrating with us :)

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu filet was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and our waiter was very nice. Great experience

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 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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JimO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and were treated like king and queen for our anniversary. We were thrilled to have Kevin serving us once again - he’s the best!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for celebrating with us :)

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vipVince
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first class steakhouse. Both the food and service were excellent

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating! We look forward to serving you again.

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vipBeaconHillmom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Seated quickly and waiter comes over and tells us he can get us out pretty quickly. I'm not sure why that was said, as we did not indicate we were in a hurry. It was my teenage son's birthday and this is where he chose to go for his birthday. My order was not right at all. Wrong steak delivered to me, see it back and 10 minutes later it shows up and then the side dishes that are meant to be shared showed up another 10 minutes later. My husband and son were almost done with their food by the time mine finally all arrives. The green beans were not cooked, and the fries were sitting under a heat lamp. The waiter took the cost of beans off the check. Unfortunately, not a good experience for us as a family for a special occasion. Restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday evening but no excuse for poor service for the crazy prices that are charged. Will not be back any time soon.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We take all suggestions for areas of improvement seriously and will address your concern. We can assure this is not our standard way of handling things of this nature and we apologize. I’d like to connect further with you. Please reach out to us directly at kate.tremblay@tavistock.c o m with a copy of your review and the date you dined with us. Thank you for your time.

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Blackbird
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

30 Minuten nach Ankunft noch nicht bedient. Service später mittelmässig.

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Patsy
New England
7 reviews