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The Abbey

€€ - €€€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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“bolognese” (22 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is not great, dishes not tasty, staff is unprofessional. This was not a great experience Would not come again.

Thank elenab505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here. After a small wait- not able to book- great selection of beers and wine. Variety of fish dishes. The swordfish was delectable and would thoroughly recommend. Had a table in the front corner which was not too noisy so was a good...More

Thank Troonie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after midnight and it was fantastic. Awesome, friendly, attentive staff, full late night menu until 1.30am, and great drinks. Our new bar. Strongly recommended.

Thank DTayl0r_86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were celebrating Charlie's birthday an The Abbey. There were eight of us, some couples and some singles. Perfect place for such occasions!! The atmosphere is nice and youngish (even though we didn't exactly qualify.......). The staff were friendly and lively. The wine and beer...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live nearby and really like this restaurant for their lunches. I don't usually eat dinner here, so I don't know, but the sandwiches and esp burgers are really tasty. Service and atmosphere lovely. There are many nice restaurants right in this neighborhood, this is...More

Thank Bostonfoody
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Brookline has many good places to eat, but I always like to try somewhere I haven't gone before, and that led me to the Abbey, in the Washington Square part of Brookline. (There's also a Cambridge location.) The Brookline venue is small, but based on...More

Thank DevorahLeah
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A friend that I had not seen in 55 years joined me and hubby for dinner. We googled and found The Abbey. The weather was perfect, so the outside seating was perfect. It felt European. The food was very good. I had brisket and onion...More

Thank HoustonRI
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great brunch without having to wait. The service as friendly. The tuna melt hearty with good fresh fries.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This review is solely for the Bison Bolognese. Amazing. Perfect amount of spice and piled high with parmesan cheese. A must have when visiting!!

Thank kad1992
Reviewed 14 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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