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The Abbey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
11:00 - 02:00
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each dish was great and the service was prompt. We enjoyed the fried spice chicken/mushroom dumplings and the mussels most of all.

Thank whsy82seattle
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has a great mix of cocktails and wine. The food is delicious too. I love the tuna melt, the flat breads, bolognese, really everything has been great.

Thank christinawiggles2016
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting little restaurant with funky decor. Seems mostly to appeal to a young adult crowd. Service was very pleasant. This is not a family restaurant but rather for smaller parties. The menu is quite limited which surprised me and the steak we ordered was tough and did not seem to be the softest best quality beef. Priced higher than I... More 

Thank Lindy L
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! The food was great! We had a Reuben sandwich, tomato soup, and cheese sandwich....winning! If you are in this area do not pass this place up! The drinks were good also!

Thank Tammybs
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I eat here regularly for lunch, and it's great for a burger, fish taco, soup, and special sandwiches. Nice ambience, lively, good service, great french fries.

Thank Richard J
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A good choice for an informal dining experience. Menu not too large but has enough variety to make it interesting.Food is well prepared (try the mussels). A good place for lunch or dinner at a reasonable price. They have a good selection of beers and ales. The Abbey is not very large so getting immediate seating on weekends or during... More 

2 Thank Jerema W
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Abbey is a small cozy neighborhood gem. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Nicole was probably the best server I've had in a long time. She was bright and cheerful and took care of our drink needs and more. It literally felt like you were at her house and she cared about everyone. She was... More 

1 Thank Martha811
Torrance, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Four of us were greeted by a rude hostess. She was doing you a favor to talk to us. The other couple wanted to leave, not a great impression. We eventually got a place to sit indoors. The menu was varied and all of us tried a different main course. I was impressed with the generous portion of mushroom enchiladas,... More 

Thank 912Karen
Boston, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I go here often and sit at the bar with a friend or two. Great knowledgeable bar-persons. Food is good, changes often, many interesting items. I live close by and I've been here for lunch and dinner many times. It can get crowded and very noisy after 5 pm. If you sit in the dining area service just depends on... More 

Thank ParisGirlTravel
Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's a one mile walk down to the Abbey which we do often because we love the friendly atmosphere and the excellent food. We are always warmly greeted and have a drink while we wait for a table. Everything on the menu is very good but the main dishes we order are the spicy Bison Bolognese, Steak Frites, and Roasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-730-8040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?