Abe and Louie's Boston

4.7
6828 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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Maleborn1977
New England
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very loud Sunday brunch crowd. NY Strip Steak was OK but not noteworthy. Service was the usual 'excellent'. Skip the noisy weekend daytime service and go at night when the tourists are usually home.

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vipFrequentdiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place and great service- need to up the food quality

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vipGood
New England
119 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have our family holiday dinner here nearly every year. Food and service were superb. A bit of a small table for a party of 6 but the place was crowded and I understand that are trying to accommodate everyone.

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JonP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was good, though the steaks were a bit overdone. Three ordered medium rare, including a wagyu filet ordered medium rare in the rare side. All came out medium well. A bit disappointing for a $700 dinner. Chocolate cake was very good, as was the “melting pot” drink. All the plates were large. Probably gonna go to smith and wollenskys or grill 23 next time.

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Allison
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. The bar area was super fun.

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vipAnneMarieH
New England
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here and it never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Both me and my date did not have our streaks prepared correctly. Everybody is a critic surely- but after working in a steakhouse for two years in Philadelphia I have some scope on it. My girlfriend ordered medium well which is a thin line of pink in the middle, hers came out charred and was tough to eat. She was being polite as I apologize and didn’t want to send hers back because she was hungry. My steak was ordered medium but when I cut into it, it was rare with a thick line of uncooked meat. The waiter took mine back because he agreed, it looked very rare. Then I had to wait an additional ten minutes with my girlfriend on our anniversary for it to come back.

I understand preparing steaks is “difficult” but $60 a steak and it’s not done right was very underwhelming and disappointing. And since you are a popular city steakhouse, this comment will likely not go anywhere.

Never coming back here, wanted to do something nice in Boston because we are from Philadelphia and this was recommended but it looks like we chose wrong and overpaid for an average piece of meat that was cooked wrong.

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Birthday
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere! Really enjoyed our birthday dinner

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Scott
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great meal and superb service. Always a wonderful experience at Abe and Louie’s.

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RobertoE
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Never disappoints.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service great food!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

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

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Worldtraveler
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abe & Louie’s is our favorite Boston restaurant. The ambiance and the friendly but professional service complement wonderful food and wine. Highly recommended.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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vipCatherine
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We often eat here when in town because it is in walking distance from our hotel. Our server Jaddy was outstanding and they make a great Manhattan. However I ordered a filet well done and it was almost inedible. A steakhouse should be able to cook a steak well done and still leave some life in it especially for $60. Sides are huge and entrees generous. Next time we will order one entree and split 2 sides. Mac and cheese there is especially good. Bill for 2 entrees, 2 sides, and 2 cocktails with tip was $234.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Going back for my daughter’s Harvard graduation dinner!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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JAWS
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The same as always. Great service. Great Food. Wonderful wine. Awesome chocolate layer cake.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super attentive and fast and knew the menu really well, enough to make great recommendations after just a question or two. Bus boy was great as well so our small table was never cluttered. And I honestly can’t describe how good the food was. Can’t ask for more than that. 10 out of 5 stars.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for your 5-star review. We love to hear when our valued guests have an incredible experience at our restaurant, and we really appreciate your thoughtful comments. Come back and see us again!

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vip2funny
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Ordered filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. Service was good.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome good food and great service!! Kevin did a wonderful job. Highly recommended for a perfect date night!!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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Gris
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Menu of beef surprisingly limited . Two glasses of white wine was $56. Should have it aid better attention! My fault. NY strip was great. Bone in rib eye a bit stringy. I did it once.

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Marsh
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat & enjoy a birthday dinner. Unfortunately, the steak came out closer to medium than medium rare.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and even better service. My go to steakhouse!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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PaigeL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating our engagement at Abe and Louie’s! Our waiter was so kind and the food was outstanding!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Come here all the time , food was amazing as always !!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks for always dining with us! We look forward to serving you again.

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vipronc
New England
62 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear food and service

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vipOgunquit
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Chris, made our family celebration even more special. He was amazing and so very professional at job job.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks for celebrating with us. We will be sure to share your kind words with our team.

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Manoli
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Waiter was very friendly and very helpful offering meal suggestions. Very good vibe. Definitely will go back again.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary!
Chris was absolutely amazing and made us feel like we were only people in the Restaurant!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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Katya82
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our night. Our Server was amazing and the food was amazing as well. Thank You so much

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thanks for joining us! Come back and see us again soon :)

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Marrie
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ambiance and menu at Abe and Louie's is great. However, the whole party thought that the food was lacking a bit considering the price point of nearly $100 a plate. We had the ribeye and filet mignon - we felt that both were lacking in seasoning and overall they weren't amazing, someone in the party ordered the swordfish and loved it. The sides and soups were good. We were disappointed that our meat wasn't out of this world considering the price point and reputation of the restaurant.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your story. Delivering the best food and service is our top priority, and your thoughts are valuable to us as we continuously strive to meet that goal. We hope you’ll come back and try us again.

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vipAnon
London
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent: there when needed but not at all pushy. Portions substantial but not over-sized. Shrimp and scallop risotto had perfect scallops but slightly over cooked shrimp. Apple pie wonderful. Pricing what you would expect at a high-end restaurant on Thanksgiving.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

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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vipLeeAnnC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. Our server Michelle was great!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

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

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ECD12
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Been going here a long time, liked our waitress. Things seemed lacking: got bread but no plates, steak knife was dirty, salt shaker broke and salt spilled all over out table. The food was excellent though and I’ve always love the atmosphere!

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

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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vipMary
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for thanksgiving lunch and had a wonderful experience. It was very busy yet our service was impeccable, pleasant and relaxed in a way that allowed us to relax and enjoy the holiday. Will definitely go again.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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YomaryM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I waited more than 15 minutes, but I understood, there were many visitors from other states. The food was delicious, the attention was perfect, no complaints.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded a day 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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PaulC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and dinner and birthday cake couldn’t have been better! Abe & Louie’s continues to be our favorite restaurant.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

Happy Birthday! Thanks for joining us. We hope to see you both again soon!

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GregoryD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrogant server, condescending to me and my guests. I didn’t even touch the food I ordered that evening and drove back to they city to return what I took home. Wow-what a horrible experience and management making excuses snd treating an obviously irate customer as if he were the one to manage.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We waited 20 minutes after our reservation slot. Service very slow. Very good food. Good ambiance but very noisy.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Our appetizers came out after our entrees. Sides were cold. Check was wrong. This is a high end, expensive restaurant and you would expect better.

Abe and Louie's Boston
Responded on November 26, 2021

We appreciate hearing from you. It is our top priority to ensure our guests are 100% satisfied with their dining experience. Your review provides insight and constructive feedback to help us improve. We will address your concern, and we welcome any additional suggestions you’d like to share. Thank you for your comments.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4