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The Abbey

) #4 of 119 Restaurants in Brookline $$ - $$$ American,
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
+1 617-730-8040
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With onion rings and mashed potatoes. Great wine list, great service, exciting ambiance. Nice neighborhood, right on Beacon Street Green line. Excellent ice cream/ smoothies shop close-by .

Thank TedBaileyV4
Reviewed 14 May 2017

First visit to this great little restaurant with a pub-like neighborhood feel. Enjoyed two fish entrees - well-prepared with interesting sides. Great value for the food quality! Tables are rather cheek to jowl, but the general lively din helps to mask the detail of conversation...More

1  Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Had not been back in a while, and The Abbey is still an excellent choice for a local restaurant! Active bar and great food! I had the Pulled Pork Special sandwich with shaved brussell sprouts as a side dish. Excellent beer selection on tap.My wife...More

Thank denbro
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It feels like a local hangout, people sitting at the bar watching the local college basketball teams, but the food is from a gourmet kitchen. Everything was so good that I believe the whole menu would be worth trying.

Thank Wart99
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Nice salad with chicken for lunch today. Very cold by the window and a little dark inside. Staff were friendly and prompt in ordering and preparation of food. Scored a nice parking spot outside the restaurant. Would be great to have more gluten free options.

Thank Lovetotravelforfun
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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
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
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...More

Thank Lindy L
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 8 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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