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Abby Lane Food & Spirits

#115 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
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255 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5607 (Stuart St.)
+1 617-451-2229
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fiskdale, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Former Bostonians, now out in the burbs, our family was in town for a couple nights to show the kids Boston. Stopped by here early on a Wednesday and enjoyed a great meal in a cool setting. Great location in the theater district. Would definitely recommend, but books up early. We walked in at 4pm-ish, and they agreed to seat... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and the atmosphere are both really good. I can't give it a 5 star but a strong 4 star is definitely warranted. The clam chowder was especially good as was the Salmon Spinach salad. A couple of our friends meals were just average which is why the rating isn't higher. Abby Lane is good but not great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came here last weekend before a show. The setting was great and the food was even better. I had the flounder and fries while my husband got the grilled chicken sandwich. We both really enjoyed our meal. The flounder was tender with a great batter and the fries were delicious. To top it off we got... More 

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Riverside
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner- hamburger/salad which was good. Also tried the red blend which I enjoyed. Did not find the menu overly exciting or creative but was cooked and presented well. Service was acceptable but it seemed like everyone was on autopilot or tired. The hostess perhaps did not mean to but her behavior towards me (as a solo diner) made me... More 

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great after/pre theater restaurant. Went with my grandson to lunch after Paw Patrol kids show. He's 3 and was treated with smiles and attention. While my husband and I had adult food, while children's menu was above average. For adults, don't be afraid of kids over kill- we were in one area, I'm sure at night - no kids. Clean,... More 

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New England
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271 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We decided to try Abby Lane for drinks and appetizers before a show. We were fortunate to only have a 10 minute wait for seats at the Bar. The drinks we ordered were wonderful. I loved the Cat's Pajamas with lavender infused gin. My husband enjoyed the Barrel Aged Papa Joe. Unfortunately the food didn't live up to the service... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a trendy restaurant that was within walking distance of our hotel. We were there on a busy Friday night and the downstairs was packed so we were seated upstairs, in an overflow area that might have been forgotten about. Turned out to work for us because it was quieter so we could talk easily. The pub menu had... More 

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southcoastma
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Dined here before theatre. Food was delicious and creative. Server was very good....attentive and efficient.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Loved it here! Highly recommend the chowder! It was off the charts delicious! Burgers would fantastic, Boston lettuce salad had a great truffle dressing and for dessert the donuts were good- not the best I have ever had but the kids loved them. Pink lady drink was very good!!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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447 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Abby Lane before going to see Louis CK at the Wang. Our party ordered the sliders, the steak flatbread, the spinach salad and the Greek salad with salmon. All of us enjoyed the food very much. The drinks and the bar were also great. We were on the first floor which was lively and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5607
    (Stuart St.)
  • Public Transportation: We are located directly across the street from the Tufts Medical Center subway stop on the orange line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-2229
Description
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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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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