Abe and Louie's Boston

4.7
6941 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 6941 people are saying
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TravisK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. My father and I were a bit crammed in the 2 person booth but that didn’t affect our outstanding experience!

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vipKenL
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific brunch menu and every item we ordered was delicious. Eddie, our waiter was professional, energetic and attentive. Look forward to trying the lunch and dinner menus!

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is AMAZING. We came here for my birthday and everyone was so lovely and attentive, but not over the top. If it weren’t so expensive, I would be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Abe and Louies was a great sinning experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The best part of the dinner was our server Tim. He was professional and friendly. He timed everything just right, gave us space, but checked in with us appropriately. The food was good but I’ve had better and expected better for the price. The atmosphere was nice but really loud, like really loud, and the tables were very close together.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - we’ll definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time

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vipJayne
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Abe and Louie’s. Martini to start was excellent! Appetizers of oysters and clam casino were also a great beginning to our meal. The caesar salad was ok.. dressing was a bit uninspired.
We love our steak and can be a bit hard to please. Our steak entrees were very good but for the price, might have expected something a bit more flavorful.
Sides were very good.
Our so erver, Kenny was engaging and very personable. He takes good care of his tables. The ambience was lovely and it is always a treat to go to Abe and Louie’s to dine.

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WayneH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We’ve been going to A&L for 15 years. They’ve gone downhill over the past few years. They remodeled the interior and I guess the customers have to pay for it by exorbitant prices and poor food quality. I had to send my 72.00 steak back because it was tasteless and chewy. You gotta’ be kidding me. Yup, they’ve gone downhill. We are so sorry, but we won’t be back…sad.

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vipVianka
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible!

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SaraLutz
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was wonderful! I enjoyed everything about it! Will def be back.

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DonnaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful night! Our server was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We were seated 25 mins after our reservation time. 2 people walked in without reservation after us were seated at the same time and served food before us because they knew the hostess.
The bread was stale and almost broke my teeth. Steak was completely overcooked and under seasoned. We would’ve sent the steak back but we were so hungry with the long wait we couldn’t wait any longer to eat! Side dishes were bland and greasy. I had a horrible stomachache afterwards. The only good thing about our dinner was that the drink was stiff. We’ve been to all the top restaurants in Boston and this place was by far the most underwhelming and expensive. Not worth the time or the $300 we spent for 2. For this much we should’ve have been blown away but nothing measured up to our expectations. Will never go back. There are so many other places nearby way better than this overhyped steakhouse.

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MargotR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak was not cooked correctly and way overpriced. Salad didn’t taste fresh. Risotto was way too salty. Shrimp was super over cooked. Meal for two took an hour to arrive at table. Not good.

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michaels
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So disappointed! For the price it was not worth it! The rib eye was priced at 64.00, and was less than half inch thick. We continuously had to ask for bread and water. The clams casino, priced at a whopping 20.00 were very dry and over cooked! Our total bill was 270.00 without wine, and without the gratuity. Very pricey evening that was wasted! Beware before you dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at the bar. Food and drinks were fantastic and bartenders were friendly and helpful. Great dinner and great conversations.

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BelgicaR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, costly but worth it!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for providing your 5-star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and Sonny took great care of us! From his witty personality and banter to his great food recommendations…everything was amazing! Had the shellfish tower, porterhouse, ribeye, au gratin potatoes, Mac n cheese, skillet cookie…everything was delicious! Thanks again Sonny!

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kevinr
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience1

So much has changed!

The cocktails were mediocre, at best! The bathroom was dirty! The service was middle of the road and not what you’d expect at a high end steak house - I understand the pandemic has significantly impacted the service industry, and I understand with existing staffing levels they simply cannot meet the standards - absolutely, not their fault, and they were all certainly doing their best. However, with that being said, it is hard to justify the drastically increased pricing alongside drastically reduced levels of service, ambiance and overall experience.

Abe’s used to be a favorite, but not sure I will return any time soon.

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fbrubber
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Tom the maître d’ was excellent the food is always perfect. We can’t wait to go again.

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vipArle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had great expectations given reviews.
The food was not seasoned well. Garlic mashed potatoes did not have much taste.
Steak was very salty but the meat was tender.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipCHRISTOPHER
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be one of our favorite spots. The atmosphere is fantastic, the service is excellent and the food is tremendous! We've literally been every week for the past month or so.

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BIld
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. We were there for our anniversary. The staff was so friendly and accommodating ! Even had a complimentary desert and made sure we had roses at the table for a surprise. Definitely recommend and we will go back!

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Marty
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food, ams service!
Great place!!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

For the price I would recommend going somewhere else. The steaks were disappointing and cooked poorly.

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MuiBouffant
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable! Our waiter was most helpful while still being unobtrusive. The steaks and sides were delicious, as was my lemon drop martini ~ best I ever had. The only downside was that it was quite pricey, but worth it for a special occasion

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 12, 2022

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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vipDiningDuo
New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening! The restaurant is always so clean and well maintained. Seating is comfortable and well spaced. We are also always greeted and cared for by kind, knowledgeable staff members who are willing to go the extra mile to consistently exceed our expectations for the best possible overall dining experience from start to finish. Our food, cocktails, and wine were spectacular. We especially enjoyed the octopus special appetizer & the porterhouse, which were both delicious and cooked to perfection. We can’t wait to go back!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 12, 2022

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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BillS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 2, 2022

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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vipSandman
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our delicious and well prepared meals. My favorite the double cut pork chop was fantastic. That is my go to number one menu item at Abe & Louie’s. The lamb chop special was excellent and cooked perfectly. Michael our server was a true professional, he did an excellent job during our visit. We are looking forward to returning in the future but depending on the city of Boston Covid-19 Passport Mandate the Mayor plans on putting into effect on January 15 we may unfortunately not be visiting Boston and dining elsewhere.

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kp65
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Dinner arrived late and undercooked. Two tables that were seated after us were served before us. The waiter was not attentive. Overall it was a very disappointing but very expensive dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch, the food was fantastic the service was great our server was wonderful!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thanks for joining us for brunch! We can't wait to have you back.

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PeterB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great professional staff and very good service! First Brunch and was very impressed with the entire experience!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on January 2, 2022

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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