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The Abbey

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” (21 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1657 Beacon St, Washington Square, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 11 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 15 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
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 13 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
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Restaurant Details

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