Abby Lane

4.4
1461 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Conveniently located in Boston’s Theater District, Abby Lane Food & Spirits sits directly across from the Wang Theater/Citi Performing Arts Center. We are open daily for both lunch and dinner service.

We're a neighborhood restaurant with a focus on approachability, affordability and excellent service and cater to both guests visiting the Theater District as well as residents of the local community. Our promise is to provide our guests with a restaurant that consistently produces delicious handcrafted food and spirits at reasonable prices. Our guests will experience great service and hospitality in a fun and family-friendly environment.
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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing! Perfect pre-show spot!

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LA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent, however it was our friend’s birthday and we had marked that in open table but it wasn’t acknowledged by our server.

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MC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to grab a bite pre theater show.

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DG
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very happy with Abby Lane. My daughter and I had dinner before show, service was pleasant and prompt. Our server, Dave, was attentive, but not intrusive, food was delicious and properly cooked, the fried chicken was amazing, wine list had several lovely selections, and the cocktails sounded wonderfully refreshing, making it hard to choose just one. I cant remember the drinks name, but it was something with gin and pineapple, and it was amazing. Definitely recomend, and we will be back!

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JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre-show dining prior to Les Mis. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. Food was excellent, service was prompt and pleasant. Kids loved their food and so did we. Nice job!

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GM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table by the windows, delicious food, prompt cordial service, clean bathrooms, across from and around the corner from the play houses... we had a GREAT experience and would strongly recommend it to friends and family

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everyone had something different . The cocktails were excellent and creative. The filet mignon was ordered med/ rare and was too rare and very chewy especially for a $30 meal . Other meals like the Mac and cheese and chicken were very good however.

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BA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed the meal. Our waiter was very nice and made great suggestions. The boneless fried chicken is 💣💣

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sliders were amazing: highly recommended! a LOT of children for Sunday brunch, if you're looking for a family-friendly location

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch before Boston ballet

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with quality food at reasonable prices! Our waitress was very friendly, and accommodating! The food was amazing, classics with a twist!

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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theater lunch with my husband and 2-year-old nephew who we were taking to see Paw Patrol Live! They even had a Paw Patrol color page for him to work on and a great kids' menu. The restaurant was filled with other theater-goers and it was the perfect touch to our nephew date day!

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ME
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was hot, fresh and great flavor.
Server was pkeassnt

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great cocktails. Friendly staff.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress, Fiji, was top notch --- the hostess upon arrival was quite abrupt and not very welcoming at all. Despite the coldness of our first few minutes of being shown to our table, Fiji, the food, and the atmosphere more than made up for it and we will be back. Perhaps we just caught the hostess in a bad moment...

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caught a bite to eat before heading to a show. The food was good, staff friendly and efficient and great location.

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CR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for a meal before a show at the Wilbur. Love the sizeable glasses of Cava they pour.

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BG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you go early, it is not noisy.
Terrific food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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SR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very close to Emerson Cutler theater - which was just what we were looking for. Booking recommended My roasted avocado salad was heavy on the crispy topping and the bacon would have been better in smaller pieces but generally tasted good. My partner's burger was good. Great coffee and service. We will go again

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated upstairs. It was so noisy that people were actually shouting to one another to be heard.

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d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect spot for pre-theater bite, as they have small plates as well as larger entrees. Casual and not too pricey.
Very friendly and helpful waiter - she made a few trips to the bar just to get us the right information.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for pre-theatre dinner. Food was good and family friendly. Glad we made reservation. Got a great table!

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for pre-theater lunch if you keep to the sandwich and salad offerings. Otherwise, an expensive lunch.

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p
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great before show dinner location. We arrived late but were promptly seated at a table near the kitchen. Our waiter was suburb, recommending dishes, drinks, etc. One of us couldn't decide between a draft beer or cider, so he encouraged her to try the beer and if she didn't like it, then go to the cider instead. He brought her a draft beer that wasn't to her liking, so he took it off the bill and brought the cider. I will be returning here next time I've got a show in the neighborhood!

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A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place to go before or after a show. We just had appetizers and drinks, the sangria was good, my drink was too strong to taste like much else but rum. The baked Brie was good but the nachos were lame. Our server was great.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped here for dinner prior to a show. Food was great, convenient and service was excellent.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere, very good food and friendly service

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LE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located across the street from the Wilbur theater , which was where we were attending a show, it was
the perfect spot for a bite. Great atmosphere and menu. Would highly recommend for anytime ... but especially if you are attending a show. Easy parking in the Tremont St. garage and short walk to restaurant and several theaters right there !

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LB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

-Great server- perfect for pre- theater-everything we ate was very good- very busy- pretty noisy-we would definitely go back

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LR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot to have dinner before going to the theater!

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G
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent drinks and amazing burgers...juicy and cooked perfectly! The donuts are a must for dessert!

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SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Abby Lane was an ideal destination post a Boch Center show. The Host/Hostess were terrific in accommodating a delayed arrival due to our show running late. Nachos app was phenomenal. Burgers, fried chicken and onion soup were all superb.

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EH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Abbey Lane. We had the nachos, iron skillet roasted brea, salad, and grilled salmon. It was all delicious! I especially loved the pickles. Not sure if they are homemade in house but I'd buy a barrel full if I could! The cocktails were wonderful, apply martini and the expresso martini black were made to perfection. Our water was amazing too.

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d
New England
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Pictures deceive....This is essentially a bar that serves food to a loud crowd. The drinks were strong and well priced but the food not good at all. Our burgers were overcooked and tasteless. Pork dish eh. The only standout was the falafel appetizer. Quite disappointing but for its very convenient location in the theatre district.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loud but overall good atmosphere and great food. Something for ever in our group.

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food, service and promptness were outstanding. We stuck to burgers and sandwiches and gluten free and everything was delicious. A bit more of a sports bar vibe than I expected but that was okay too, for us. Convenient to a number of theatres. Would definitely come again and try other dishes.

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LH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great. Super fresh and delicious. Wait staff is also very helpful and attentive.

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HD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my favorite place to meet for a bite and cocktail before a show. The jalapeno burger was perfect - the fries were crunchy and the Malbec was lovely. So was our server.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and we were not disappointed .Great service and the food was excellent

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased with our choice to eat at Abby Lane prior to the Dean Lewis show at the Royale. We had never been to your restaurant before and were VERY happy with the food, the wine and especially the service. We sat near the fireplace which was just awesome. Thank you for making our night even more special!!!

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