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“A stand-out!”
Review of Abba

Ranked #21 of 61 Restaurants in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Having chosen a different town for our weekly rental this year, we went searching for new restaurants and found Abba and all its reviews of high praise. I would add my voice for exquisite food, presentation, and service.

I enjoyed grilled tuna, which came with a preserved lemon & harissa chutney that was sweetened with white raisins and shallots. It wasn't quite done to the requested "medium" in the center of the thick chunks, but the outside therefore was wonderfully tender an not dried out. It was accompanied by a zucchini & ginger-accented potato pancake ( yes, a latke, according to the menu).

There was a fine wine list of about 20 reds and as many whites, with about half a dozen of each available by the glass. I was disappointed the Australian shirazes that were on the website did not appear on tonight's menu, but I enjoyed my California Pinot Noir, while my wife had a Malbec that was tasty, too.

Our waiter brought the wrong dessert, but by time we realized it we had plunged into it so we decided to keep it.

The chef/owner came by - I think he visits all the tables - and we were able to get some insights in to the chutney. An Israeli by birth, there were several reflections of that on the menu, such as felafel in one appetizer, and fresh figs in another. Also, a dish of various olives came with the fresh bread and butter. And, of course, the name of the restaurant.

Not an inexpensive meal: about $150 for 2, but not out of character or range. I'm sure we'll return.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We just discovered this fabulous restaurant through a recommendation from A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay. This was one of our best Cape dining experiences. The menu has creative and unique selections. The tuna entree was outstanding and cooked to perfection. The decor was pleasant and relaxing. We plan to return next year.

Thank LM M
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner last night at Abba. This is one of our favorite restaurants on the cape and in fact we have been going the for 4 straight years in a row. The food has lots of great spices and combinations of taste and texture. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband and I have gone to ABBA for years and even more so now that we live full time on The Cape. It is our go to place when family and friends visit. It is our go to place for dates.

The service of our most recent visit was outstanding just like every other visit we have had. The food is consistently of top quality for fine dining at its best. We lived in NYC and have had the opportunity to travel widely and ABBA always continues to be our favorite. We have never been disappointed and have always been delighted.

We have enjoyed the entire menu with some favorites: Appetizers-Thai Tuna Salad; Falafel; Baby Back Ribs; Eggplant; Oysters; Scallops and best of all, Grilled Foie Gras WOW! For entrees we are addicted to what I call their signature dish, Lobster and Shrimp Pad Thai. The Rack of Lamb is perfect and we have found all the entrees of top quality. Their fresh fish dishes are wonderful, especially the scallops. Our favorite dessert newly added to the menu is Malabi. Don't miss this special and unique treat. The wine list is very strong and their bar makes the best, generous cocktails we have had.

The atmosphere is warm, inviting, intimate and classy with art on the walls, beautiful wood floors and comfortable seating with decorated pillows. As we understand, the dining room was designed by renowned LA architect Budd Holden. Outdoor dining is available and most pleasant.

We like every aspect of ABBA. The owner chef Erez Pinhas frequently checks on his guests and is most warm and hospitable. His son is working this summer and adds even more sophisticated, customer service to the already professional team. We also respect that ABBA is very active in the community and works hard to make our world a better place.

Make your reservations now and enjoy the sophistication and relaxation of ABBA's fine dining.

Oh, and one more comment. We respectfully disagree with a recent reviewer, Daniel R from Canada who stated the reviews are fifty-fifty. The facts are that ABBA receives 80% Excellent and Very Good Reviews. It is also common for fine dining restaurants to omit pricing on their web site. It is easy to call and talk to and/or leave a message to the responsive ABBA staff that will return your call and take your reservations and answer any of your questions. We would encourage our Canadian neighbors to give ABBA a try on their next visit.

Please don't miss this unique, wonderful, delicious and sophisticated dining experience. It will be a special treat you will long remember. Bon Appetit!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went to Abba a couple years ago and thought it was very good then. It is a bit of a drive for use so we had not returned until last night. We had another event to go to so it was a good opportunity to try Abba again.
We knew it was expensive for Cape Cod but since we had a very good experience last time why not splurge! We were not disappointed! The service (Sarah), the drinks and the food were all top notch. My wife had three different appetizers and I had an appetizer and main course. The tuna tartar, Thai lobster rolls and watermelon salad all very flavorful. The Thai Calamari was spicy and full of flavor. The Striped Bass was cooked correctly and all the accompaniments were excellent. Sarah was very attentive and we did not wait long for anything. We ate all the bread and were offered more which we declined. The olives on the table were a nice touch as we checked out the menu. Actually got finished earlier than anticipated. It is pricy with appetizers in the $10-$20 range and main courses at $30-$42. Not going to go there every week, but once in a while or for special occasions it's fine. Our dinner with two drinks each, no dessert and tip came to about $180.

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