Abe and Louie's Boston

4.7
6715 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6715 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful. Our waiter, George was extra great xx

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MadisonM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was a fine experience. Went for my graduation and birthday dinner and was squished in between 7 other tables and it was majorly overcrowded. Felt super impersonal and I didn’t even love the food enough for it to save the experience.

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BeverlyK
Montana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food worth the price still thinking about it. Sonny our bartender was super!!

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BostonDiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic food, impeccable service. The perfect go-to in Boston.

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CAM1126
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeffrey was fantastic! Everyone we interacted with was great and the food was perfect

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rc123
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience3

A very disappointing evening with out of town guests.
We arrived for a 7:30pm reservation and were told that our table was not ready and we should wait at the bar. 45 minutes later there still was no table available & the wait was expected to be an additional 20+ minutes. Finally out of frustration we took a table outside on the patio. The waiter was attentive & wonderful, but with the chilly wind and imperfect heater, we were hard pressed to enjoy our dinner on such a cold evening. No apologies were offered from the management for our dispiriting experience and delays, worsened by the hotesses arrogant and lofty attitude. For this caliber restaurant and these high prices, I think the management should rethink its priorities and the importance of good hospitality. We are not likely to return.

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vipbacibuyer
New England
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday with family and had amazing time, our server was special and food fabulous. We just missed the great creamed cord they used to have.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stop in when I'm in Boston with the family. Service is impeccable and food has always been spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent staff. We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The only downside was it was very loud and hard to talk. This wouldn’t make me not come back as the food was the best I have had in a long time! Delish.

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JosephF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food. Perfect for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe. Great food and super efficient service.

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vipChrisB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Abe & Louie’s in Back Bay. The Tuna Tartare served with plantain chips was a refreshing starter, followed by entrees of Chilean Sea Bass and 8 oz. filet that were both done to perfection, accompanied by a shareable side of Brussels sprouts with brown butter. We still found room for dessert of seven layer chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream, the majority of which we took home. Victor did an amazing job of taking care of us. This was our first - but certainly not last - visit to Abe & Louie’s. It’s a special place for any occasion!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my partner for his 50th birthday. Absolutely fantastic meal. Wait staff were amazing. We had an incredible night. Thank you so much for helping to make this special day fabulous

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! We are happy you had a special evening. We look forward to serving you again.

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DavidM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in Boston!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours ago

We are honored to read your kind review! Thanks for joining us!

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EileenN
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We are never disappointed when we dine there

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours 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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vipIrishprincess327
New England
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers and food. Nice evening

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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vipPaulN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steaks none better in Boston.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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NYgirl
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. We were celebrating an event and we are so glad we chose Abe & Louie's. The food was delicious and was delivered promptly. However, there was a little time in between courses so we never felt rushed. Our waiter was attentive but never felt like he was hovering. It was simply perfect and they could not have done anything more to make our special dinner any more special.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours 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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vipMicki
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

They obviously forgot our order - I understand that happens— for we waited an inordinately long time , so much do that we had to call over our waitress to ask what happened. She should have contacted us after seeing how long we were waiting and though the Mgr did come over to apologize and took $$ off our check , it couldn’t help but leave a bad taste in our mouths. The steaks were somewhat average—but I will say the chocolate dessert and espresso martini were outstanding !
Too many good steak houses in boston to go back

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 14 hours 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Pricey but not extravagant, a good place to bring friends or visitors. Serious problems with the wine list-they did not have any of the wines listed on their wine book and charged me for a wine they didn't even list. Then advised though a listed 2015 was $249 and a listed 2016 $195 they were to charge me $249 for the 2016 I eventually got. The steaks were overcooked and dry. Sides were decent and the dessert was quite good. Several waiters were roaming the premises with masks below their chins even at the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night to pre-game & celebrate a birthday before Sox. Bobby was awesome!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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vipHappyDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food matched only by the classic ambience and Jeffrey's exceptional service. The ultimate dining experience!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours 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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TimothyR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Handled a crowded pre-Red Sox game well. Food and service unbeatable in Boston

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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JAWS
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we eat at Abe and Louis. Best meat and great seafood. Everything is fantastic.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours 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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DedeS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for great steak and more! Exceptional service, delicious food and fun elegant vibe!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

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MarkG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely wonderful Sunday Brunch. Loud and fun. The menu is just abundant. Great cocktails too.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours 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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zLin
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Porterhouse was good but not exceptional compared to similar style and rated steakhouse.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours 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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DonaldZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to come back to Abe & Louie's. With the pandemic it has been over 20 months since we have been there. The service, the staff and the food was simply amazing as always.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

We are thrilled to have you back! Thank you for sharing your kind words. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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vipLark3719
Charlotte
82 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great special occasion steakhouse. Food was terrific. Lovely service. We were seated right next to a work station which was the only downside. But it was a delightful evening and we loved it.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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NaptownDigs
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe & Louie's is a fantastic spot! We had the veal chop, filet mignon and swordfish special. All were delicious and voted 'best of' meal by all of us. It was a busy Saturday night but we didn't feel like it. We were seated right away, had a cozy booth and did not want for attention or service. We were taken care of by Victor and he treated us as if we were his only table, taking care of us at the right times.

Thank you! We'll be dining again at A&L's!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours 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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Micbet
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner here, highly recommend! Service is incredible

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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DocS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to visit when I go back to Boston.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review!

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vipAspenfoodie
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Points are NOT awarded for this restaurant if that’s important to you.
Great place, super service

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We would like to make sure you receive the proper points from your visit. Please reach out to kate.tremblay@tavistock. c o m and we can further assist you. Thank you!

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joanne
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Georgi our server, love the food. Outside hostess was a dream and so nice. Inside hostess was curt and rude and not helpful. Luckily everything else made up for it.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 15 hours ago

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Our goal is to please all of our valued guests, and we’d like to have the opportunity to discuss your experience further. If you’d like, please reach out me at Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m with the date you dined and a copy of this review. We look forward to hearing from you.

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RichardG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lobster Savannah was excellent. Bone-in Ribeye, although cooked well, was bland and poor in value.

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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vipPaigeN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless every time.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

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LuanneA
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our food delivery was staggered which is not the goal. The portions were very large and the fish was fresh and tasty. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and we were happy to sit on the terrace on a nice day.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Your comment is important to us, and we want your experience to be the best it can be. Our team members pride themselves on delivering only the highest quality in everything they do, and we hope you’ll come back to see us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review