Abe and Louie's Boston

4.8
6471 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 6471 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Summer
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great service, atmosphere was pleasant. Food was excellent as well. Bar service was outstanding.

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DMC1979
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good. Unfortunately the restaurant does not enforce their dress code. When your paying $250 for a dinner for two u don’t want to be seated next to people wearing baseball caps, girls walking through restaurant in cut off jean shorts and tank tops and guys wearing flip flops and tshirts. You would expect the experience to match the cost and unfortunately this place doesn’t. If your mom raised you well, you may feel the same way I did 🤔

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vipdebygerv
New England
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was wonderful

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vipJaneG
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary dinner. Wait staff - excellent! Steak, sides are outstanding. Very pricey but worth it for special occasions. Nice touch to give us an anniversary card and no charge desert to share! Very loud atmosphere. Seems to be much more casual post COVID! People in shorts and t shirts. Best steaks around.

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vipKnocknaha
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Shane, made our evening very memorable! The food was amazing and we were not rushed. My steak was not cooked the way I asked and they went overboard to make sure the second one was perfect - and it was - great service recovery!

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MaryG
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was stellar! The cocktails were terrific.

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Alan
New England
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration, it was great as always good food, drinks and service.
They presented us with a tray of desserts with candles for the birthdays, compliments of Abe & Louis

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ElizS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Abe and Louie’s for the first time last night for our anniversary. When making the reservation online I was able to put in the occasion for our anniversary. When we walked in the door the staff welcomed us and wished us a happy anniversary. Our server brought us a handmade card specialized to my husband and I. The service was absolutely amazing. The food was spectacular!
We were served a free anniversary dessert, the 5 layer chocolate cake. It was hands down the best cake we have ever eaten, and neither of us like cake very much. If you are in the area, I highly recommend trying this place!

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Allie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The steak was amazing. We were disappointed with the lobster casserole… it’s basically lobster mac & cheese for $60. Buyers beware. Other than that it was lovely. The grapefruit martini was delicious!!!!

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vipRick
Naples
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Our server, Michael, was a pro. Food excellent and a great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good, solid. Server could be more attentive. Sommelier was helpful, but could do better.

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DavidI
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding as well as the service! Love the old steakhouse feel!

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StephenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was terrific, but the service was slow, forgetful, and otherwise challenging. Filet was delightful but clearly sat for a while waiting to be picked up and was overdone by the time it arrived. The noise level was very high, approaching 80 dB at times. Difficult to have a conversation. They also seem to have abandoned their dress code. There are just as good meals out there with less hassle and probably for less.

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vipJulesg
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and wait staff was amazing.

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MichaelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is always good in that the food never disappoints and the follow through on service is always good.

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JudyB
New England
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine and service! Excellent sommelier and waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ehvan, our waiter, was wonderful. The food was delicious and the presentation was impeccable. Top notch service and the best place to have my end of trip dinner in Boston.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We’re pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and exceptional guest service. It’s guests like you that make our job fun. Hope to see you again soon.

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Cttravler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom daughter trip

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for joining us! We hope to see you again on your next trip!

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vipWNDK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service …Excellent Food
Excellent Old School Wonderful

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

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

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scottl
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Staff very friendly, food and drinks were tremendous

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 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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AnalissaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was ok. I'd been there before on April 2017 and have to say, the food was better the first time around.

Not that it was bad this time, but have to say it wasn't outstanding like the first time.

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JoelC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 6pm , but we got there quite early and we asked if they could take us early. After a short time the hostess guide us to our table that was near the bar. Food was good so as the service but the noise was very very noisy it sound like we were in a sports bar watching a super bowl . Not for those prices . We usually go once a year but I think this is it for us . For food yes for the ambience no

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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BillG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at the upstairs bar. Lively atmosphere. Servers were very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was excellent.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 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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Mishredd
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

No comment.

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MaryB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for a special occasion

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

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

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vipJohnM
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've been dining at Abe and Louie's for a long time, and it's always a great place to eat. We try to sit at the bar downstairs, but the service is great regardless of whether you're at the bar or at a table.

The food is excellent, personally I think the steaks are the best in the city.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to have you back again soon.

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe and Lois’ never lets me down!! Always perfect! Thank You!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your great review! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience super polite staff

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 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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DanaH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner. The steak was outstanding and service impeccable.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days 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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vipNellie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Amazing food, stellar service.

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MichaelI
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic and the service was great too. We really enjoyed the experience.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 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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vipEmbg
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food was delicious, steak and lobster. Wonderful wine!
Excellent service. Highly recommend

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded 5 days ago

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

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RobC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5