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The Abbey

Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Washington Square, Brookline
  • Todd P.
    "The truffle French fries are the best I've had."(12 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "Bison bolognese and the arancini are both excellent."(5 Tips)
    Sofia U.
    "Good on tap beer selection, delicious food"(4 Tips)
    Jenny R.
    "Smoked cod fritters and a Palm...mmmmmm."(2 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
  • truffle fries
  • bison bolognese
  • seafood
  • good for a late night
  • mussels
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  • Amy I.
    friendly staff! They let me sit outside with my laptop and drink a beer before it got busy with dinner service! Great selection of beers: green flash double ipa, grapefruit sculpin, and Beer 4.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 28, 2013
    A small place that gets a long line quickly, but the food is some of the best in the neighborhood: bison bolognese, truffle fries, among the favorites here. Good beer list, too.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelApril 14, 2013
    Bison bolognese and the arancini are both excellent. The beer menu is shorter than the Publick House across the street but has all my favorites
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Abbey serves amazing food until 1:30am and they have both Guinness & Allagash White on draft - the top two food groups on the food pyramid. When you go say hi to Damian behind the bar.
  • Justin S.
    Justin StickelsMarch 2, 2014
    Truffle fries are always a good pick , the St. Louis style BBQ ribs special was delicious and a good portion
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 13, 2014
    Excellent menu, maybe the best in the Washington Square area. Bison bolognese is a personal favorite.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 1, 2015
    Great spot in Washington square, cozy. Good on tap beer selection, delicious food
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixMay 12, 2011
    It's worth waiting in line at this neighborhood jewel for their peppery codfish cakes, fine statler chicken breast, or their excellent roast cod Read more
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KaufmanJuly 20, 2013
    their is nothing as good as the white wine sauce on these mussels. I want a mug of it, poured over everything I eat
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin ChanOctober 16, 2010
    It can get cramped and obnoxiously loud, but the food is great with a nice selection of craft brews. The mussels topped with fries is excellent!
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 1, 2010
    A late-night kitchen, a respectable Scotch collection & a big wooden bar are the ingredients we need to keep out of the dives. Check it out.
  • Rinaldo D.
    Rinaldo DormanApril 30, 2013
    Really great food; you can't go wrong ordering a few plates or apps.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DeMasterMay 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tables outside on the patio aren't "dog friendly", but you can tie up the pooch across the sidewalk
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ColleranFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The truffle fries are amazing! Dean behind the bar is top notch, friendly, knowledgable and always welcoming.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SeifiFebruary 25, 2015
    Get the arctic char! The celery purée is divine.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WheatonJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    This is my favorite bar on the planet. End of story.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MaynardJuly 8, 2013
    Insanely good bar snacks. Try anything, won't be disappointed.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah COctober 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle fries and good drink selection. Small, so expect to wait.
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal ReitmeirMarch 21, 2011
    The house-made hummus is delish!! Yummy food overall, good service, nice!!
  • Todd P.
    Todd PNovember 4, 2014
    The truffle French fries are the best I've had.
  • Ace
    AceAugust 18, 2015
    Surprisingly good food, late food (1:30a)!!!.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BrownJanuary 10, 2015
    great food, and the kitchen is open till after midnight
  • Diana I.
    Diana IbrahimNovember 2, 2013
    Everything is delicious. Best lamb ever
  • Sebastián P.
    Impeccable. Stunning food. Good service.
  • Stephania
    StephaniaJanuary 14, 2012
    Shredded brussel sprouts. Truffle fries. Bison bolognese. You could not pay me to enjoy this place more!!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HorowitzAugust 8, 2013
    Unpretentious, excellent food, great service!
  • El P.
    El PelonFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat the salad like a porn star
  • Joe H.
    Joe HbrtJune 26, 2014
    Great vibes, great beer and great people.
  • Eric
    EricAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers are outstanding.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 22, 2015
    Surprisingly great bar food.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PulverNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The cauliflower bisque is amazing! Amust try!
  • Guy B.
    Guy Ben-AharonSeptember 4, 2011
    The mussels and truffle fries are great!
  • Tricia G.
    Tricia GonzalesJuly 16, 2013
    Make sure Dean makes your drink
  • Lizzie E.
    Lizzie EricksonMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is where I go to drink alone.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy StewartJune 3, 2012
    Get here early on a Saturday night for food!
  • Vladimir S.
    Vladimir ShurskyDecember 4, 2014
    Risotto is awesome!
  • Virginia S.
    Virginia StantonJanuary 21, 2012
    Get the truffle fries. Amazing!!!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BudMarch 19, 2013
    The truffle fries are great.
  • Tanya L.
    Tanya LeisDecember 31, 2012
    Window seat at the kitchen is pretty cool
  • Shivesalive
    ShivesaliveApril 3, 2015
    Best Caesar salad!
  • Maggie
    MaggieMarch 5, 2013
    The truffle fries are aaammmaaazingggg.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BisicciaJuly 28, 2013
    Best Bloody Mary in town
  • Annaliza a.
    Annaliza aka Elle EcritNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Two words: Bison Bolognese.
  • Jenny R.
    Jenny R.September 16, 2011
    Smoked cod fritters and a Palm...mmmmmm.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ColleranJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Burger and fries are amazing and the staff is great!!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJune 28, 2012
    truffle fries with roasted-garlic mayo
  • Jess P.
    Jess PascSeptember 26, 2012
    Get the truffle fries!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DosseyFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
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  • Matt P.
    Matt PropstOctober 1, 2011
    They call it deviled eggs, but two halves make a whole. You are served a single egg cut in half. Not worth the money.
  • El P.
    El PelonMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Open and friendly food late
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