Abe and Louie's Boston

4.7 based on 1622 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Back Bay

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About Abe and Louie's Boston

Abe & Louie's represents the ultimate in classic American steakhouses, while still maintaining local charm and appeal. Our philosophy focuses on the finest quality food and service; this emphasis on quality is showcased in our décor and atmosphere. The Abe & Louie's commitment to quality is best represented in our signature prime steaks that are selected from the finest corn-fed, local and Midwestern beef. All the steaks served are aged 6 weeks on the bone to ensure the most flavorful and juicy steaks. Guests will marvel at our menu's emphasis on our fresh seafood and produce. The Lobster Savannah and Bone-In Aged Prime Ribeye are signature dishes, outstanding in their own right, in addition to the exclusive bone-in filet mignon and other fine steaks and chops. Our high-quality cuisine is paired with an award-winning wine list featuring a selection of over 200 wines from the best regions in the world.
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  1. Dinner Menu
  2. Brunch
  3. Lunch
  4. Dessert
  5. Wine List
  6. Beverages
  7. Summer Lunch Series

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4.7
Excellent
Based on 1,622 reviews
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Moderate
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kenny our server was amazing and so was the food! Great time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For the last few years we've come for my birthday. Each year, Abe and Louie's makes the dining experience unbelievably special. The food is obviously amazing, but it's the service that makes the experience truly exceptional. Thanks for making my birthday such a wonderful occasion!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was over cooked and the manager seemed defensive about it. The server acted like he wanted to be more our friend than our server, calling us 'buddy' and 'my friend' all night. Service was unprofessional but the food was top notch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

excellent, consistent food. the steak was cooked to perfection and the lobster mac & cheese is unmatched in the city

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place never disappoints. Great steaks, wine and key lime pie.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's is a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is comfortable and the vibe is definitely good times with good friends. The food delicious, I would note that each individual side dish is enough for two people. Definitely a place for special occasions, we will be visiting again on our next trip to Boston!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service !! Great food !! John f. Provided outstanding service and great recommendations will definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a business dinner or date night. Classic steakhouse, excellent food, great atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I welcome some clients and their spouses in for a celebratory dinner...it was everything I wanted it to be for them! And, Joe was superb as a waiter!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, nice ambience, great service, overall terrific place to dine. I've already made a reservation for next Sunday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an incredible meal and our waiter took great care of us. I'm looking forward to returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our annual post-skiing trip to Abe and Louie's. Excellent food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! How's that for a review? Prime rib amazing, filet mignon fabulous! Pricey but worth it! We definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's never disappoints. The best service and the best food in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday for boyfriend

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my wife for Brunch as I have been there before. I had a version of eggs benedict with steak. The premise of it is when you cut into the egg the yolk is supposed to run over the steak. The eggs were overcooked and didn't run and the steak was almost raw, and I like my steak rare. My wife's meal was cold and not much flavor. The best part of the meal was a macaroni and cheese we split. I don't believe for the money we had the best meal and might not be returning for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a amazing time we had at your restaurant. From the pre-dinner cocktails at the bar to dinner - perfect! We had a 7:30pm Saturday night reservation, we came early for a few drinks and sat right at 7:30. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing. Super excited we were able to dine with you and will recommend to others.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have not dined at Abe & Louie for quite some time. Lunch was very good - both my friend and I had the lobster roll which was very good and I liked that it was served with a very fresh dark green salad. Our waiter was great and the space is very nice and also very clean. I'll be back for dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful warm environment. Great service. Fabulous steaks, seafood and wine list. Thoroughly enjoy the simple, yet comfortable environment here. One of our favorites!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my son to Boston to look at colleges and decided to treat him to a wonderful steakhouse dinner after a long day of touring. Everything was wonderful, he even had room for dessert.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. Busy for a wednesday evening. Probably wouldn't go back. Very surprised how many people brought their young children there! We were there for a romantic getaway and had children seated at both tables next to us. This restaurant is more of an upscale steak house for adults.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Only thing that needs to be updated on open table- this restaurant does not serve lunch until 1130am, but site allowed me to make reservation at 1100am. We splurged for an Uber so we wouldn't be late. Hostess initially offered lame excuse and barely am apology bit recognized how upset I was. She quickly found a table for us. If they hadn't taken us, we wouldn't have made it back to office for 1pm mtg.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Abe and Louie's and it's always really great. Their food is amazing, but their service was awful when they were charging us. We paid with half cash and half debit card. and they thought the $40 cash was a tip! We then left a tip at the table before we left and in total they took a $65 tip when we wanted to just tip $25. The entire $98 for our meal was charged onto the card and they are doing nothing about it, so be careful when you're paying!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was great and the food was delicious

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The appetizers were quite amazing especially combined with their home made bread \nThat together with a cup of soup was most satisfying

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had such a great time. I was in town from New York for my birthday weekend. Went to dinner with a friend of mine and had Kenny as our waiter. Loved him as a person and his service was excellent. If I go back I'll definitely will be requesting him. He explained everything to us and made great suggestions. And omg the crab cake was delicious. Steak was perfect. Had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We Celebrated my Husbands Milestone Birthday & it was Perfection! Mauricio, was our Server: his Professionalism & Coutesy was Impeccable! The Food was Incredibly Delicious, The Delightful Piece of Birthday Cake was a Wonderful Surprise!!The Atmosphere, Class All The Way! We Could not have been Happier!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was okay, main waiter disappeared for a bit. The other helpers were very prompt refilling water, cleaning table, asking if we needed anything else. Food was very good, not great. They let us take our time and didn't rush us out. Would try again but likely try other places first.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have few years going to this restaurant is one of my favorites , BEst brunch EVer !!! French toast with maple syrup is just amazing!!! And husband lovess the EGg benedict THreee ways! Is a very nice fancy place , you get treated 5 stars !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good experience overall. A little on the pricey side but well worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to Abe and Louie's a decent amount of times in my life and have always been more than satisfied. For whatever reason, this past time did not live up to my expectations. The food was average at best. The sides were fine, but the steak was not cooked correctly and was not very good to begin with. The waiter did not follow up regarding whether or not the steak was cooked to our liking. We sat on the main level and it was pretty loud and drafty/cold. Could have just been an off night but it was not the experience I've come to expect at a high end steak house.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and knowledgeable staff make for a great time

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very good. Our waiter knew the menu very well. Our food arrived on time and as ordered.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were great. Only complaint is that we had a reservation for 7pm, and weren't seated until 730.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very busy restaurant even for a Wed evening. Had to wait 15 minutes to be seated despite showing up on time with a reservation. I would have rated it 5 stars if not for the wait which was unacceptable. Food was good and portions were generous but go elsewhere if you want to have a business dinner. This place was way too noisy and busy for any business outing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time at A/L. It was a Saturday night, not yet 6pm and the place was packed. We were seated promptly. Our server was helpful and funny. We had drinks and the oysters, which were delicious. All the dishes were huge and easily shareable. We ordered two sides with our meals, one side would have easily been enough. The crab cake was delicious and my husband's filet was also. It is not a place where one can linger, as soon as one table emptied, it was reset and new diners were seated in 5 minutes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner was amazing! Best bone in ribeye ever!! Beats capital grill and flemmings for sure. The wine list is great, and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere is nice, not stuffy or reserved, more relaxed. Expensive, but worth every penny. Made reservations & our table was ready exactly on time. The staff was friendly and welcoming from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Had a drink at the bar before we sat at the table. The bar tender was pleasant and quick to serve us. Our waiter was well informed on the wines and the menu and make great suggestions. We really loved the whole dining experience. It was a perfect date night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress seemed to be a bit preoccupied, and our table did not feel like a priority...to say the least. She quickly mumbled the specials, didn't make any recommendations, then walked away. A bit too complacent for an upscale vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We happened upon this restaurant after a referral from another local place that was booked. Our waiter was so pleasant and informative. His service was spot on!!\nFood and drinks were great !!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The team was professional. -Clientele very fake. Food was good, but overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tasteful good, great portions and warm atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meal was good but have been to other steak restaurants in Boston that I prefer better and at comparable price. Was disappointed with table especially when reservation was made 2 months in advance. Table located near bar so noise level high - difficult to hold a conversation especially where other party is hearing impaired. Service excellent and food good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always, always consistent! Delicious filet and veal! Can't go wrong!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. The food was fantastic as always.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. Didn't love the table right at the top of the stairs plus a waiter hovering spot. Expensive for sure but best steakhouse in the region bar none

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

John was a nice waiter but he should have mentioned the 2 different quantities of wine pours. Only $13 pour was noted next to the Mal because. But I got the $19. Zoinks. All in all fab experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Honestly, in terms of upscale steakhouses in the Boston area, Abe + Louie's was my least favorite. Tables were too cramped together, food was OK but not memorable, and the ambiance did not scream $250 meal for two. Capital Grille, Boston Chops, and Grill 23 are all legions better.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

On a special night this place came up short...i dont know how else to describe the sequence of events other than expensive meets mediocre. Crabcake more like crab...small and overpriced. Drinks were okay. And the waiter was a tool and did not deserve the decently large tip i charitied to him.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of best steaks I've ever had

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a fantastic time with our cousins, who were young teens. They were very impressed with the place! The food was excellent, we had salads that were enormous. My husband had the filet, which was cooked perfectly. Even though the side dishes were priced ala carte, they are huge portions and very, very tasty! Loved the place and can't wait to go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was impeccable and food was on par. My steak came out medium which I ordered medium rare, which was compensated by the impeccable service who notice all little items from water filling to additional spoons etc. Overall service was great and food was good. I definitely would go back for other occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines Day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Valentines Day

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Short blonde waitress was a bit snooty and gave us an eye roll when we didnt order dessert. I left her a $50 tip on a 230 bill and didnt even get a thank you. Restaurant was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second Valentine's Day dinner at Abe & Louie's and this is now a tradition. The service, wine list and the steaks! Oh the steaks are delicious! And did I mention the steaks! Seriously, if you are in Boston and want a good meal in a somewhat old fashioned steak house - this is the place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to Abe & Louie's for my dons 22nd Birthday with a few of his friends - college students. The service, meal and overall experience was beyond exceptional. \nWouk recommend highly and certainly will dine again when in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. Although our waitress was busy, she took the time to chat with us and take a few photos of us at our request. The steaks are phenomenal. One of us had the swordfish. It was thick and juicy. The sides are ample enough for 2-3 people. We had skillet cookies for dessert and they were delicious. The place was packed so the noise level was high, but not so bad that we couldn't converse at the table. I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my husband's birthday and we wanted to try the restaurant based on reviews. It was worth the money and the food was excellent. The steaks were cooked to our liking, sides were yummy and the home made rolls were outstanding. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's never disappoints! The food is fantastic and the service is always terrific!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner. We went for our anniversary and enjoyed it for sure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had reservations for our anniversary, the girl who seated us was very rude when I asked for a different table. When we asked for our leftovers to go we realized at home that two of our sides were missing. Not impressed by the food, ambiance or service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

So loud I couldn't conduct a conversation. Tables too small for the food. Felt cramped. Food good. But expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The chopped salad is one of the best I've ever had. You can always count on a perfectly cooked piece of beef (I always order well done -its perfect but not dried out)-imagine a steakhouse that can get it right over and over again!!! I look forward to coming here frequently-and I don't mind the travel from southern Maine-its worth the trip.\n\nI ordered gift cards to give relatives at Christmas so they can be introduced to a nice restaurant that is worth the price for an enjoyable evening. I love both the Boston and Boca locations-I love knowing that this restaurant is so special- they have kept it from mass chain atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was excellent. Conrad was our waiter and he provided great recommendations

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delightful - great place to have a nice meal and enjoy each other's company - we'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love eating here. Always great food and decent service. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Extremely good food\nVery pleasant helpful wait staff \nOn high end expense side\nBut don't mind paying high when food is this good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding dining experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was very attentive. Simple brunch menu with full menu also available during brunch hours. Reservation was prompt and seated immediately upon arrival

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Horrible seating!! Service was aloof.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the best steakhouse in the city \nService is beyond excellent. \nMenue is fantastic, but bring back the swardfish chop. That's missed.\n\nSteaks are by far the best. Bone in ribeye is worth every penny. Deserts are worth saving room for

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food but don't expect to have any normal conversation. So loud at times that you cannot hear the person across from you. Seating is very tight especially the boothes. Might be ok for a loud group but definitely not for anything intimate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always AMAZING, great service and and the food/drink are impeccable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great meal! Always enjoy having an occasion to have dinner there

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service is always fabulois Jon was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, the Eggs Benedict was delicious. As was the mimosa. We didn't realize the brunches we ordered came with some wonderful roasted potatoes so we ordered some side dishes. We ended up taking a few doggie bags home with us. Our party of four had a great time. It was the first visit for everyone but me and I'm sure everyone will return when the opportunity presents itself.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought my fiancé here for his birthday. It took a while to get us seated even though we had reservations however it was super busy so I guess It was okay. On the flip side the food was awesome . They gave us so much food we were full for like two days , lol . They also brought him a complimentary cheesecake which was sooo good & also a pretty decent size. It was super noisy so if you are trying to be romantic it's probably not the place but if you just want to have good food & strong drinks I would totally recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Only had lunch, but was quite nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great meal. Our go-to place in the back bay.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of Boston's BEST! Took a party of 6 here on Sunday to celebrate our son's birthday. Atmosphere is excellent. Staff was very good. The food was 5 Star from the rolls to dessert. Moderately priced, good portions.\n\nWe would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a great meal. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great , My waiter was the best

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe's is by far the best steakhouse in Boston. I went the other night, and as always it was a fun and delicious experience. \n\nWe started with cocktails at the bar. Mike Buckley, the bartender, made insanely great drinks. I was with my brother, who is gluten-free and a picky eater to boot. He mentioned this to the dining manager, Nick Johnson, as we moved to the dining room. Nick was patient, gracious, and took it all in stride and made some solid suggestions across the menu. Kudos to him for that! Our server was a consummate professional. I am always amazed at how personalized the service is, even when the bar and dining room are packed. \n\nI see the reviews that mention the expense, but honestly, it is well-priced relative to other steakhouses in Boston, and the service, atmosphere and quality of food cannot be beat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place out performs most restaurants in the area of food and atmosphere. I have dined here several times and I have always experience great service and excellent food choices. Pricey but worth every dollar if you really want a delicious meal in a great atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant for any type of dining occasion. Excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a disappointment. I was looking forward to a luscious rare slice of Prime rib.\nI was told that medium rare was what they had. I agreed and ordered oysters as a starter. The oysters had no flavor! How did they do that?\nThe beef looked good but when I tried to cut it using their very large steak knives and I had to struggle and asked for a sharper knife. It came with the waiter. She told me I would not be charged for the beef. When she saw me struggling with the second knife. She offered several steak options. She then said she could ask for another slice of rib roast and that it would be cut from a different roast. When that came it looked better than the first and with effort could cut the beef, but so tough I could not chew it. \nTaking the charge off the bill does make up for a sad meal\n!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My halibut was dry and tasteless except for the sauce on it. Lobster Risotto ok. My husbands beef was excellent and the service wonderful but do they have to clear my plate while my husband still eating ? Very noisy by the bar we had reservations for his birthday they could have put us in a better location( we are seniors ) Dessert was fabulous and there was no coat chcker when we arrived ?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very pleasant vibe with good food. Upstairs and downstairs are both attractive, but like two different restaurants in décor. Variety is a good thing though. We had Sunday lunch upstairs with live jazz most recently, but downstairs the dark wood and clubby atmosphere is chic too. The salad with seared rare tuna is a flavor explosion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

French onion soup is fabulous! The atmosphere is very comfortable and cozy. The service is impeccable! The hand cut fries are the best! I can't wait to be back for a steak!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Luies is an incredible restaurant. For a good steak,great fish and family style side, you can't beat it, although a bit pricey.\nGreat martinis, and incredible attentive staff.\nHighly recommend for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the hostess to the server to the manager, everyone did their jobs with that little extra bit of care. The timing of the meal was perfect and everything was delish. And, ohhh, those hot buttery rolls!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is amazing. The Delmonico is out of this world. And the mac & cheese is delicious. Must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great. On time. Courteous. Large selection. Cooked as ordered

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A usual spot for me in Boston. My idea of surf and turf is a dozen oysters and then a steak chaser. Since their sister restaurant Atlantic Fish is a few doors down, I do wish they offered a wider variety of oysters than just one....but they were still pretty good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect steakhouse in Back Bay Area. Excellent bar, service, wine list and steaks. Great vibe. Always a great meal. Try the hash browns.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Couldn't have asked for more. Always a great time and great meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server and food were delightful. I've had no better steak in Boston than Abe & Louie's. A pricy treat, for sure, but worth doing from time to time. New York strip was thick and cooked perfectly. Bone-in ribeye was also cooked as requested and had the right amount of marbling with no gristle.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

What has happened to this restaurant. The host was arrogant. Sat me on first level and my guest on second level. We figured out the mix up. No one seemed to care. Waiter laughed and said this happens all the time. \nWhat used to be one of my go to restaurants is off the list!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great patio lunch on a beautiful summer day.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had brunch in this lovely room. The waiter was efficient and could not do enough to tend to our needs.\nThe eggs benedict could have used a little more sauce and I could not taste the truffle at all but the eggs were perfectly cooked. I would return for this dish.\nMy companions had a cobb salad and a steak and cheese salad. The cobb was not a pretty presentation but I was told it was good. The steak salad was pile of cheese and tomato salads with some chunks of steak. The steak was cooked as desired But the presentation of both dishes were disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I go to Abe & Louie's every chance I get but always hold my annual client dinner there. The best steaks I have had anywhere, great atmosphere and service. Mark sure to get the seafood tower to start!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

In town on vacation with my wife and two daughters (age 12, 15). Seated immediately, probably helped that Patriots had a home playoff game that night. Waitress greeted us right away and was very friendly and professional. Took drink orders and gave us some time to talk and look over menu. My youngest was interested in starting with a basic salad. I asked if they could take the wedge salad and make it a regular dinner salad and that was no problem. Then she needed to decide on dressing so waitress brought all of them out to sample (awesome!) Rest of the dinner was just fabulous. Steaks are great, get the fries, and sautéed broccoli was great. Highly recommend, even with the prices. We will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Abe & Louies it's the Best Boston has to offer

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

kenny was great. knew his menu....fun to hang with. made great recommendations.\ncocktail was good. wine sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly....wasn't a wine snob. his recommendations were great also. \nfood came out timely, hot and correct. what else can you ask for?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. They're a bit pricy but it's Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed a night with friends, and the amazing meals, superior service, and overall experience were unforgettable. I would heartily recommend Abe & Louie's as a destination for a night out with friends, a business meal, or simply a 'go-to' spot for a great steak and great time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect Service, perfect food lead to a perfect meal and evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bob Dee our server was a wonderful professional did a great job in recommending tapas and perfect selection of wine

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, great service, very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch I've ever had

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I went to Abe and Louie's for his birthday. The food is incredible. The staff is amazing. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a good meal. My only disappointment was the $9 'steamed' broccoli that was served practically raw. Since we were in a hurry for lunch we did not say anything. I'm sure they would have taken care of it had we. However at $9 they should know when vegetables are actually cooked.\nI will still return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

it was lovely and romantic , looking forward to going back and enjoying such good food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The pace of service was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious. My server Chris was very attentive and helpful. Would recommend this to everyone

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's never disappoints! We can't wait to go again no matter the occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great evening out in Boston celebrating my Daughters new Doctoral status! Classic. Food was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whethet having a cocktail at the bar, brunch with friends or dinner with my husband, Abe and Louie's has always been a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love Abe & Louie's but I was disappointed that on Open Table I said that it was Michael's birthday and it was not acknowledged.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Abe and Louis, but this visit wasn't the best as they were redoing their downstairs kitchen which resulted in a limited menu. I wish that we were made aware of this at time of reservation as we would have made another selection. Food was great as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

DELICIOUS! I went to Abe and Louie's and had a NY sirloin steak. Absolutely, the best steak I have ever had. Excellent service, delicious fresh baked bread and friendly people. I have eaten at fine establishments all over the world and for steak, this is the best. I am not going there to celebrate a promotion, birthday or on a date. I am going for the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great. My sister and I both got the filet mignon and it had a nice 'seared crust' on the outside. We also ordered a side of garlic mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts which were both good. Since it was just the two of us the waiter recommended us doing half side and we appreciated his advice because the half size was plenty (and not to mention cheaper). The skillet cookie is AMAZING highly recommend it. Overall this is a restaurant I would definitely come back to again for a special occasion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Traditional steakhouse with good ambiance. Service professional but impersonal (did not particularly feel looked at or directly talked to). Generous starter size, but not compelling in flavor (e.g. steak tartare a huge amount of good meat but plain, even with the assorted accoutrements). Seafood options, which tend to be solid alternatives at steakhouses, did not deliver here, bordering on disappointing. Meal was to some extent saved by strong flavorful sides.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food\nCould do better on service\nAmazing bread, good coffee, good steak

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best service in Boston

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amos was our server and one of the absolute best.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Decor is getting tired. Food was good but not great. Service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been here many times for business meals. Great salad. Huge shrimp cocktail. Great steaks. Best Halibut I have ever had Terrific Swordfish. Sides are big and filling. Rarely eat dessert there as main meal too filling.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent! Wonderful meal as always! You cannot go wrong with Abe & Louies!!! Consistently great food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my friend for dinner and it was excellent. Everything about the restaurant was perfect! I recommend this place for a special occasion or simply if you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat at the bar. The bartender, Bryan was spectacular! Great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious all around! Our server Bobby D. was great, along with the other staff, who you can tell, work as a team to make everything happen. The steak was worth every bite and the sole special was scrumptious. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always one of our favorite spots in Boston for lunch or dinner. This was the first time we ate at the bar on the second floor and I must say I loved it...great service and much quieter than the lower level. Can't wait to return!! Amazing steak and the bacon appetizer is a must!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always go to abe and louies when in town, the food is always top notch as is the servic. we had john F and i thought he was just amazing!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience! Everyone is so accommodating & caring. Worth every penny!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have known about Abe and Louie's for years - but since I have lived elsewhere for years, it was my first time to experience it - and I was not disappointed - in the least. I discovered that one of our favorite places, The Coast Grille in Wayland, was a sister establishment - and we love that place, so experiencing the 'Mother Ship' was a delight! Great waiter (Conrad), and great food\nand ambience. We will return on our next trip to Boston!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and food were great. There to celebrate a birthday and listed on reservation. Sever recognized birthday at outset which was a pleasant surprise. Also provided piece of chocolate birthday cake with candle at end of dinner and wished my guest a happy birthday. Second time there for dinner. Will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot. Great fare. Great service. Our go-to place in town for lunch early dinner or supper. Open all day at every hour with plenty of company.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food was delicious and on time. We also received exceptional service by Chris!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great spot for business lunch, after work drinks or nice dinner. Service is always fantastic. Food is consistently good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambience is nice and proper for a steak house. Service was good, food was hot. My disappointment was in the size and quality of the portions. At these prices, which are $50/person without drinks, I should be full upon leaving. I ordered the half chicken which came as a single piece roughly 2 by 3 inches in the center of a full plate full of whipped potatoes. Not what I was expecting. The taste was nice, all four bites of it! Capital Grill, across the street, serves a better piece of meat for about the same price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, great food just amazing night

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great night celebrating our anniversary!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for a birthday celebration and was not let down! The service was impeccable; we haven't been waited on that well in a very long time. Excellent meals, wonderful wine list, very attentive staff. Will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best in Boston , ambience , professional staff, great valet service. Just a perfect evening\nBob

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have never had a bad meal at Abe & Louie's. The definitely know how to cook a steak and the service is professional and on point. Their Steak salad is the BEST!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We wanted to try a different steakhouse we had visited Grill 23 and Capital Grill. We think this one is better. Everything was like ordered and the waiters were attentive. When we first sat down we were missing the little bread plates it honestly took a look from me to where the plate for the waiter to fix it. That is service. The prime rib is divine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been a loyal abes fan for years but have never had their brunch. Literally the best eggs bennie ever. I had the crab cake option and there was so much lump crab meat and the truffle hollandaise was amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Day Brunch with family and friends. Just delightful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was NYE, Food was good, service was ok, rushed, but we chalk it up to being New Years and it was fairly busy. After dinner, we proceeded to the bar and ordered a few cocktails, Bartenders were rude (at least the one who served us)and gave attitude when we asked them to change the channel from sports to a New Years countdown show. Shouldn't this be already on, it is NYE?!? Also, what bar doesn't give out a crappy glass of champagne on NYE...THIS ONE. We ordered a bottle and shared it with people around us. Overall, I wouldn't go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Abe & Louie's is the perfect place for a special occasion or just getting out for a delicious brunch/lunch/dinner. High quality food and service in a great environment. No wonder it's so popular!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I had an excellent New Year's Eve dinner. The steaks were great, especially my aged ribeye and the service was perfect!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, very good, but very expensive! I miss the Iggy bread basket; that made the visit worthwhile!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst service I've had in many years....anywhere. Our waiter was either having a very bad day, was completely inept or both. I love Abe & Louie's and have for years. I'll continue to dine there....just not with that waiter!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome as always. Food was great and service was impeccable. Highly recommend for any occasion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Top quality food, service and atmosphere. Great restaurant for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited the Boston Restaurant on Friday the 30th of December 2016. It was very very good, enjoyed the food and our waiter, John, was top notch and very attentive. Would definitely return and recommend

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time for brunch -- was not anything special. Definitely will stick to dinner at this restaurant but once be rushing back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is very, very good but it is pricey. Love the atmosphere! It was to celebrate the New Year with our family and we totally enjoy the dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quality of food is always great. Ambience is lively but not obnoxious. Wait staff is very experienced. Not much else to say!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a favorite dining spot! The food is impeccable and the service is outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louise is the best! Great food waiters and waitress.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impeccable service, outstanding food and a great atmosphere make this a must go to place if you're visiting Boston or even if you're local to the area. We were a party of 8 with 2 young children and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We always bring visiting guests here and it never fails to impress. Not my first time here and it certainly won't be my last!! Pricey but totally worth it!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was average. Nice location. The neighborhood is good. No valet and parking is difficult

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The porterhouse steak for 2 is sublime and the wine list is excellent. Great service and a I recommend a grappa at the end of the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten here so many times I have lost count! And I have the diminshed bank account to show for it. But despite being part of a 'collection' of several other places (Atlantic Fish, Joe's American), they do a very nice job here. Martini is excellent. Steak 90% of the time excellent. This week I had the veal chop with was another winner. Salads, especially the wedge, always reliable. Ditto for the French onion soup. My one complaint, as is the case with most steak houses, is the noise level. I'm not sure if there was a federal law passed that says that all steak houses have to be 'boisterous,' but it would seem so. That said, I still think they do a fine job.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time I have had lunch there. I was not disappointed. Although a good place for a steak they offer a wide salad selection at lunch. Can have with or without meat. Very attentive wait staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent atmosphere and service with several appetizers and entres options to choose from including unique appetizers that were delicious.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately we found an insect in our salad and were not happy with the response from\nthe manager

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great time to be had by all. The food and service were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steak of my life by far. Extremely classy, exceptional food and service. Highly recommend! Wish I could eat there everyday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delicious, always great service! One of our favorite Boston restaurants. Consistent quality whether it's beef or seafood.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas dinner and we were really looking forward to a special night out. Heart set on Prime Rib. We had our cocktails and waited to order. Our waiter came and told us the special then disappeared for quite a while. Finally....ready to order and we were only then informed they were out of prime rib. This was early in the evening. So! It started off on a sour note and the evening never got 'festive' after that. Warning! Very (extreme) size steaks. One can easily and should be shared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Everything, from our most excellent martinis, beef carpaccio appetizer, entree, and the bottle of Duckhorn Merlot was fantastic.\n\nWalter our waiter, recommended the 24 ounce, 'bone-in aged prime ribeye'. Wow! One of the best tasting cuts of meat we've enjoyed in a long time. We paired this with the sides of 'lobster mac & cheese' and sautéed broccoli. I have to say, that lobster mac & cheese was heavenly! My mouth is watering now just thinking about it. Calories? Didn't see a single one in the dish. Don't worry about it!\n\nWe wanted to try a dessert; but, we simply could not eat another bite. Next time, maybe we'll skip a side and split a dessert.\n\nWalter gave us excellent first class service, taking care of our every need. This really made our evening special. Thanks Walter! We look forward to returning soon and bringing along some friends.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

always a good meal- a bit on the pricey side but the service is excellent and they have great options for food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time at Abe and Louie's. I always look for an established steakhouse when I'm visiting from out of town and this seemed to fit the bill. I loved the ambiance when I walked in. Just a simple steakhouse with dark lighting and dark woods. The steaks are big and juicy, just the way you'd want.\n\nWe had a couple drinks at the bar before our table was ready and the bartenders and patrons were friendly. We saw one of the most peculiar scenes while sitting at the bar. There was a family patiently awaiting their table. A separate couple walks in with a fluffy dog. The staff tried to explain that there were no animals allowed in the restaurant, but the couple had paperwork saying that it was a service dog...an 'emotional' support dog, to be more specific.\n\nThe staff relented (per the law), however this kid, with the family that had been waiting, started having a severe allergic reaction to the dog. Meanwhile, the dog (which is so emotionally supportive to his owner) did not seem to care about the kid and his physical (and identifiable) objections to the dog. Amazingly, the couple did not seem to care either. I felt bad for the staff as their hands were kind of tied. They couldn't do anything to the couple or their dog for risk of legal action (as well as the potential damage to the fragile psyche of the owner), so instead the human with allergies had to remove himself from the restaurant.\n\nI understand this has no reflection on the restaurant, but I just had to tell this story because it was so bizarre.\n\nAnyhow, great restaurant. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a good steak!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Attentive service and good food. Good portion size for sides (creamed corn good). Steaks good. Lobster in lobster casserole over cooked so tough. Lobster bisque good but had large pieces slivered carrots (longer than the soup spoon) so very difficult to eat; flavor was good just need to manage carrot size. Atmosphere bad mostly due to loud table of 5 next to us (1 family member tried to get them to quiet down a bit but finally gave up) and another family that brought toddlers (in pajamas) to restaurant at time not friendly to kids; kids started to cry and then parents let kids run around so much that customer at table next to them went over to talk to kids. Larger parties seated by kitchen door so area was busy as all food for the upper floor went by these tables. Was looking forward to this reservation but left a bit sad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the food. The serving portions were huge, and our steak was excellent. The tuna was also a treat. The rolls were rather tasty. The ambiance is nice. Our only complaint was the service from the waiter. He paid more attention to the TV at the bar than our table. The other wait staff were very prompt. We'd return!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat in the upstairs bar area which typically is ok. Christmas night dinner we didn't expect they would have MMA fighting on bar televisions which felt odd. Service was a little curt, but attentive. Food was fine, over seasoned steaks but ok, cooked as ordered. Probably won't go back and stick to cap grille or grill 23 for steaks...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and attentive service. Pricey but not over the top considering quality of food and quantity of portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent dining experience, with exception of guests at a nearby table that were over the top loud. To the point of obnoxious. We certainly realize that was out of the wait staffs control. Absolutely would dine here again if ever back in Boston area. Thank you for a delicious meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love everything about Abe & Louies we have been there 4 times this year and we just keep coming back. Birthdays holidays anniversary!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The two guys that took care of us -- Drew and Lamont -- were awesome guys and provided outstanding service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a lovely family dinner. Wait staff were very attentive and informative! Everyone was pleasant. Food was amazing as were the drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always impressed with Abe and Louie's - the free bread (buttered and salted) is delicious and hot and fresh (but beware of eating too much and not having enough stomach space for the main meal!), and I always enjoy the seafood especially fish (eg. sea bass). Service always attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chris G was attentive and kind. He made our 4th Christmas Eve at A&L's special and meaningful. The Somm was knowledgeable and sensitive to our $150 price limit. Great evening as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always the best steak in Boston with exceptional service. Tried all the steakhouses and keep coming back to Abe's. The inside is typical, nothing to write home about and with all the newer steakhouses have a more interesting interior but this is still dark wood and elegant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot , fun, great staff.\nPricy but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Abe and Louie's. We always come here for special occasions and the food and atmosphere is always great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Prompt courteous well timed service. \nFood cooked to perfection.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A beautiful and warm atmosphere, best in summer near the open windows along Boyleston! Excellent lobster rolls, chows and crab cakes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent traditional restaurant with service and food \nWelcoming atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding restaurant in every respect but the prices are absolutely outrageous. One should not have to pay $55 for a steak and not even get a vegetable or potato with the meal

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been going to Abe & Louie's as long as it has been opened. We had a wonderful meal but there are a few things I remember that I miss. Their bread basket years ago was amazing. The buttered rolls now are delicious, however, they come with butter and no other choices. \n\nSteak was excellent but these steak houses continue to get more and more expensive and not great values. There is not a lot of difference between all the chains and Abe & Louie's. \n\nIt was a birthday celebration and they brought over a piece of cake and ice cream. The cake used to be a big hunk of chocolate cake. This was a sliver. We all made comments about that. After spending over $300 for 3 people, the cake could have been bigger.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our food server Paul was excellent!\nNot being able to have the valet park my car was a major disappointment on a cold night. Even though the manager picked up the costs of salads it was forgotten on the ice cold walk back to the car and the $42 to park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We live on Cape Cod and plan a day in Boston around Christmas and always eat at Abe & Louie's. It is a tradition. Friends were unable to join us this year and they're sad they missed it. We have been doing this for many years and we will keep our tradition going.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. The service was great. The food was of the best quality. It was a very busy time and they kept everything true to the quality you would expect. The whole experience was superb.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation for 12 for our annual Christmas dinner, we ended up with 13 total but the table wasn't big enough for 10!! Very disappointing. Our waiter was great and did his best to make up for this issue and luckily the table next to us emptied about a half hour after we sat down but I am still disappointed/surprised that Abes tried to put a party of 12 into that size table. I'll be going to Ruth Chris next year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Amos was excellent. Very cool and funny. Management was very accommodating to our large group! Took well care of us. Was a great Birthday dinner with my friends. Keeps my coming back every year!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's has such a great reputation, I almost feel like I don't need to leave this review, but they exceeded even our high expectations. Our waiter, Kenny, was probably the best server we've ever had. He was incredibly professional, personable, knowledgeable, and just the right amount of attentive. The food was delicious and the decor was festive and elegant. Thank you for a great dining experience!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Honestly we were disappointed. The bread was marginal at best. The bread basket in the past was exceptional. The salad was excellent, as was the sweet potato fries, but the steak left a lot to be desired. It was a NY Strip steak with bone in. It was not tender and really not very flavorful. Disappointing. We had been to Abe & Louie's a few times in the past, and thought it was better back then. The service however was exceptional. Chris was our waiter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. If you love steak you'll love it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Abe and Louie's! Was particularly boisterous on this pre-holiday Saturday night in December.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a party of 8 and sat at the window. Our waitress was Victoria and she was outstanding. We were not rushed, the food was amazing. Can't wait to return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always excellent for what it is:\na great steak and other food restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing and the service was friendly and attentive... wish there were more gluten free options, especially breads but the options available were still delicious. Can't wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and excellent service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrific experience once again. Thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were celebrating the holidays and the end of the semester for our niece in grad school. It was very crowded and we were seated right at our reservation time. Our waiter, Mohammed, was awesome. Very attentive and knowledgable about our meal and wine questions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great on every respect

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The two hostesses were awful. Clueless and rude. I was annoyed the moment we walked in. The lower level dining room is overcrowded and loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best cucumber orange martini ever!!! Bone-in filet melts in your mouth!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Dining Experience. Staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. \nChef and Floor Manager were quite equipped negotiate several food allergies, and able to offer suggestions for dining off the menu and adjusted with flexibility and ease. \nPortions are large, with sides served 'Family Style'. Meals are flavourful and well-prepared. Service is attentive without being over-bearing. \n\nExtremely enjoyable dinner. My compliments to the Chef and all the Staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Strong meat, sides and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated upstairs this year for our annual after the Holiday Pops matinee late lunch. Very busy as usual on a Sunday afternoon. Our waiter was outstanding! Very attentive and helpful! All five of us enjoyed everything, start to finish!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A friend came into Boston on business and we made a plan to meet up for brunch. I chose Abe and Louie's based on a few articles about where to brunch in Boston. The prices seemed moderate and I was able to book through open table. The service was outstanding, the atmosphere was lovely but comfortable and the food was delicious. It's probably a little pricier than I would pay for an every day meal but would definitely return for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bar service from Sonny added to the consistently great and experience. He's one of a kind!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's never disappoints. They have consistent quality, excellent service and a great location.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

A zoo. Unbelievable noise. Our table was the closest one to the door and we were blasted by cold air constantly.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our recent meal on Saturday was rated highly because of the level of service the manager (Nick) showed in a situation that could have been otherwise extremely disappointing. While we made reservations, we chose to eat at a high top table near the bar on the second floor. We were told our waiter would be over shortly. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity for anyone to acknowledge us, I was able to catch the bar tenders eye and she kindly got us some drinks while we waited for the server. When the server finally showed up, he took our order and that was the last we saw of him for almost an hour. Nick, the manager, seeing that I was visibly upset, came over to apologize and offered us compensation for a return visit. This is why we came to Abe and Louie's in the first place, and this is why I will continue to come to Abe and Louie's in the future. It's because of the level of service that is expected from patrons and 99.9% delivered by the staff. Plus, the salmon was outstanding. As a side note, brunch on Sunday is OK. Brunch on Saturday should be stopped immediately.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Obviously great food. Packed in the middle of 2 top tables roughly a foot apart is not good. Wait staff was friendly but slow and not nearly attentive enough.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was told by my best friend, this was the 'best steak in boston' Maybe this was an off night?\n\nUnfortunately everything went wrong from start to finish..\n\nReservation at 7:30, at 8 was told another half hour so was sat at bar..\n\nTrying to stay positive, exciting news that app and wine that we ordered was on them.. (Only took off the app)\n\nOrdered steak (undercooked) and swordfish (never came)\n\nOn a positive not the service was okay?\n\nCompared to any top spot: capital grill, grill 23 and Del frescos, this was not even close.\n\nWas on a date so kept it positive and professional, but please keep in mind this is my first ever negative posting on anything.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten at your Resturant before and I love the food! Today I stopped there for brunch. I loved it! I loved the rolls with brown sugar. All the food was super yummy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steak was outstanding. Service was great. Definitely worth the money.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there for my husbands surprise 50th birthday dinner, and the waiter forgot to take his order, I had to go hunt him down! then his prime rib came out incorrect and I wasn't offered anything for the mistake, just an I'm sorry. The prime rib he did get the 2nd try was very fatty. Not a good experience. Also the tables were so close that the people behind us kept bumping into us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and excellent service.\nWill definitely return and definitely recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food and service our waiter Paul was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation on Open Table, arrived on time but our table was not ready. We had to wait about 20 minutes. The food was excellent, and the steaks fork tender. The only down aide is it is very noisy. So much that we had trouble even hearing the waitress.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is excellent, you get what you pay for. \nThe dining room was way to loud this time, having a conversation was difficult.\nThe service is excellent and the waiters were so professional, a lost art being performed daily at this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent veal chop. Outstanding sides. Service was commensurate with the cost, which is not cheap. Great place to go if not on a budget.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Business dinner for out of town guests of whom are in the hospitality business and travel extensively. They could not say enough about how good the food was. Several indicated it was the best meal they have had. All had steak and the Seafood tower. Sides were also spectacular!\nlobster mac n cheese , cream corn, and mashed. Service was stellar. This is my favorite of whom is local and travel a lot as well and dine out frequently at many different high end steak houses. ABE & LOUIE is still the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner on the town. Arrived 15 minutes early and they were jam packed. Was seated 10 minutes late. Food was delicious, but really expensive. Noise level was almost too loud - could hardly hear the waitress. Desserts were delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An annual birthday treat for us. Simply a great lunch year after year.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My son treated me to Thanksgiving dinner. The food was wonderful! A very nice, traditional meal with all the trimmings. Our waiter was very personable and responsive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The only downside for me was that it was very busy, noisy, and crowded - two people couldn't pass each other in the walkways. As it was a holiday, I don't know if it's always that way.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is our 'go to' steakhouse but if you want to talk to your companion go on an off day. The noise is defining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to Abe and Louie's on a recent visit to Boston with my brother in law. I originally had reservations for 6:15, but called to request an earlier time due to changes in our sightseeing plans. I spoke to the hostess who was very polite, professional and accomadating of my request. We ended up showing up early and she seated us immediately. Our server, Amos, was very attentive and was extremely knowledgable of the menu. We had the beef Filet cuts and a side of potatoes at grautin and a baked potatoe...the meat was cooked to perfection and the sides were also outstanding as well as generous. Overall, I was very impressed with the restaurant, but probably not on my travel plans on any future vacations. Once and done is enough for me, however, I will be suggesting this tau rant to anyone who asks about a nice restaurant in Boston. When I return to Boston I'll be going to the Ruth Chris's I passed on my to A&L.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent steak!! Overall outstanding meal. Friendly and professional staff. Always go to Abe and Louie'swhen I am in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent birthday brunch at Abe and Louie's. We've been doing this for about 15 years and every year it is outstanding. Upstairs this year. We had a superb server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed our meal. Loved the rolls! It was a busy night at the restaurant yet the service was perfect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated our 37th anniversary Saturday Dec 3rd. Great food.\nOur waiter Kenny was so friendly and helpful. Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service is always top notch. Bobby D is a great waiter and always entertaining. The food never disappoints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for weekend brunch! Loads of choices ranging from breakfast, to salads to burgers, and steaks. Even Abe and Louie's yummy sides are available, which allowed me to get my favorite creamed corn with my favorite burger! Sadly, valet parking is not available and parking is nasty on the weekends, but it's still worth the venture downtown.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friendly, efficient service. Terrific!! We just had brunch but everything was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We snagged the first reservation for brunch. The well executed classic steak house ambiance (you know, rich wood panelling and nostalgic art work) set the stage for solid, friendly service and delicious food. The hot bread with cinnamon sugar was a pleasant surprise, probably the tipping factor in our overeating. The eggs benedict trio and the lobster shrimp omelet were well worth it, although a little more shrimp in the omelet would have been nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was very attentive and answered any questions we had in regards to the menu. The food was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lets take the words 'quiet conversation' out of the mix , as we had to shout the each other for the entire evening! The food was very good, the waiter was excellent, in fact he saved the entire evening from being a disaster. \nAfter waiting for close to an hour in a very noisy and crowded bar we were finally called to a table, right beside a table of 25 very noisy and drunken men, who were screaming to each other from one end of the table to the other. We asked to be seated at another and our hostess said that we would have to perhaps wait for another forty-five minutes or more for another table. That is not hospitality! \nShe found a table , only a few feet away from the very loud group, and as a result we had to shout to each other , just to be heard all evening!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A & L never disappoints. Both food and service were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we were teachers from Iceland enjoying Thanksgiving meal and it was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome as usual

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way too crowded and felt like my table was squeezed into its space

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good service, patience. Luckily it was recommended to us to share the steak ! So, we had room for dessert too, also shared😏

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous food, large portions. Service is good considering how busy it is. Extremely noisy and couldn't have a conversation with my wife sat opposite me

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Yearly Christmas experience with my best friend became a delightful experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disapppointed when dining at Abe & Louie's, whether for business or leisure. Although I've been here numerous times, this was the first time I tried the prime rib and was not disappointed. It was superb!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were late arriving from a local college graduation but the staff was very accommodating. Dinner was excellent. Service was very attentive even in a packed house. Very nice night for our special occasion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They made me wait for the table 40mins even though I had a reservation. However, Food was Amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Typical steak house menu and prices. Cooking temperatures are always an issue at any steak place, but both my wife's and my steaks were nearly raw on a medium request. The bill for one cocktail, one glass of malbec, a shared salad, and two steaks with a side of one baked potato, one sparkling water was $180, tip not included. It is hard to mess up a salad and baked potato, and for these prices, everything should be perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. Server was attentive. Great place for special occasions. I have dined here in the past and definitely a place that I would revisit again with my family for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tastiest beef you will find in Boston! Portions are huge. They will let you split though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We truly enjoyed Abe & Louies, the food, service and atmosphere was delightful. Would definitely return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice and friendly place. The food was fantastic and the price fits for everyone

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very very loud. Steak was average for the high price. Service was great

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level and sense of being crowded were disconcerting. Several times either staff or patrons made contact with the back of my chair. Disappointing for a date night but if the boys want steaks, go for it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter kept interrupting our conversation wanting to take our bread away... everytime we ordered new bread he kept coming back 'are you done with the bread??' Clearly there were still pieces of bread still remaining .... it was almost like he was collecting it for some reason...! \nRude!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Thanksgiving special consisted of dry turkey and bland gravy. The steak dinner was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simple but good quality meat at fish dishes

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at Abe and Louie's for Thanksgiving this year while on a holiday vacation get away. From the moment we arrived, the staff was professional and friendly and we were seated promptly upstairs for our reservation. Our waiter was great and everything about the meal from the drinks to dessert was perfectly paced. We all chose the Thanksgiving menu and the food was absolutely superb! We will definitely return for another holiday and/or special meal out in Boston!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always superb

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steaks were cooked to perfecton. Amos did an excellent job...helpful, friendly and efficient.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time at Abe & Louie's, although my cousin from San Francisco who hosted our lunch had been to Abe & Louie's on past trips to Boston. We had a delightful lunch. Food was wonderful, and the wait staff delightful and accommodating. Thank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's met all expectations for a high-end steakhouse where I have been disappointed in the past by many others. I can recommend the Delmonico steak for it's flavor and you can add Louie's Lobster Mac n' Cheese to get a surf and turf experience. You can split anything on the menu, so that's a great option if you don't have a big appetite (or perhaps budget).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great. We came with a bunch of girls to say goodbye to a friend and I had requested in the reservation to get her a special treat. It was forgotten and I couldn't get to a server discretely since I was sitting in a corner. But the waiter was very pleasant and the service was good despite that detail.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My guest had a sirloin steak and I had lamb chops both of which were excellent. The side dishes, particularly the cauliflower steak, were cooked to perfection. The service was prompt and attentive. I can recommend without reservation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here before for brunch and it was a MUCH better experience. Our waiter never came by to take our order, and someone finally stopped by. Except for filling our water glasses, we were attended to pretty poorly, and it was not busy. The waiter who finally took our order seemed cool but chastised us for what we wanted, telling us that our order was the strangest he'd ever taken.. We ordered steak & eggs, a single pancake, small filet and lobster & shrimp omelet to share. Anyway it was my birthday and I didn't care for his comments. But the worse part was the food. The filet mignon was not medium rare like I wanted and instead came medium, but the bone in steak that we ordered medium well came medium rare. ugh! The lobster and shrimp omelet was super salty and the potatoes were super dry and just ok. I normally would let the waiter know but since it was so clear to us that our patronage was not a priority we decided to just get through the meal and leave. My cocktail however was amazing! Anyway I won't be going back there anytime soon, at least not for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A Boston tradition. Great steaks drinks and staff. Fun time for a group of diners

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love A&L because it feels like a traditional Boston restaurant. It's not trying to be new wave or trendy with techno music playing and a frenzied bar scene. We need more restaurants in the city with this charm! Beautiful paneled walls, class A dressed servers and old world Boston charm. Did I say the food is great too!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here with co-workers for Restaurant Week lunch. I love Abe & Louies and up till now could never say I have had a bad meal. The prime rib I got was very thin and not the same Abe & Louie quality I am accustomed to. The flavor was very good and meat was tender. For the $25.00 restaurant week price, I don't believe it was a bargain.\n\nThe desert choice was a scoop of ice cream and creme brulee. Not really crowd favorites.\n\nHaving said all this - I am still a customer and will go back, but not for restaurant week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love brunch at Abe and Louie's, especially having Martha as my waitress. And this was a special occasion as my 'preferred Guest' points covered my entire bill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The husband and I came here for date night and while it was expensive, it was fantastic and totally worth it :) Had the St. Germain Cocktail, we shared a bottle of Saldo (red blend), had french onion soup (hubby), clam chowder (me), Ribeye medium rare with demi glace (hubby), Maine Lobster casserole (me), brussel sprouts, and the hash browns. All was excellent, except hash browns were just OK, probably would opt for a different side next time. Needless to say, we left stuffed and happy :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They were actually ready to seat us at the time of our reservation!!!\nThe 1st table was in a direct line from the open door so it was drafty. Luckily, they were able to move us upstairs. I was still glad to have a shawl for warmth.\nBoth areas were VERY noisy which made our enjoyment be lessened.\nThe food and service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an excellent lunch. The waitress and the servers were excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked our reservation through OpenTable but called resturant to add another seat. The resturant did not receive our reservation from OpenTable for reasons unknown but accomidated is one hour earlier than we planned. The food was good, the servers were extremely attentive. Appetizers were excellent. Desert was as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steak tartar, oysters and champions. Yum yum and yum. I leave in California know so it treat to eat their last night. Waiter was fantastic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful for a special occasion or a nice evening out. Service is stellar, food is always cooked exactly to order, extensive wine list. Warmly greeted and staff has full knowledge of the menu and can make excellent suggestions, if needed. Expensive but worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been to Abe and Louie's twice -- both on special occasions. The food is excellent as is the service. Our server was Martha and she was wonderful. Beyond the food, the ambience/atmosphere is very, very nice. You feel like you're in a special place. Not too quiet and not too loud. Valet parking is $20, which is reasonable and the valet staff was friendly and efficient. Martha asked if we had been to Abe and Louie's before and we said yes and that this was a very special occasion for us. At the end of our meal, she brought two glasses of champagne, compliments of the house. I would recommend Abe and Louie's and will be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You can always count on excellent service and superb food. A must for special occasions or a special treat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I had the rare chance to sit down to a nice meal without kids, and since we were both in Boston he made a reservation. It was a great evening from beginning to end. The hostess was friendly, the downstairs bartender was personable and made excellent drinks, the server was attentive, timely, funny and kind- perfect- and the food was impeccable. It was a lot louder and more boisterous than I expected, and it had a casual feel for such a nice restaurant (which was refreshing and perfect for my taste). It was quite expensive. But for the overall experience and quality of food, I would say that it was worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Menu selection. Had the Halibut with lobster risotto. \n Great service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you want a delicious steak and all that makes a steak meal great, this is the place!! The sides were tasty and large, steak was cooked perfectly, and the staff was kind and helpful. It is expensive though, so for me it would be for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great to be dining at such a quality restaurant; my friend took me out for my graduation tonight and it was amazing! They're food was high quality and top notch service from Matthew. The only thing is the food was lukewarm and/or cold when we received it. But I really appreciated how top of the line this place was/is!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved our dinner and although we had trouble finding a table that did not have air conditioning blowing on us, as always, the staff worked hard to make that happen. We would definitely go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe & Louis is a great place for a business lunch. Everyone from the woman who greeted us to our server was wonderful

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service from Bobby Dee was excellent along with the person upfront as you come into the restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overwhelmed by walk-ins. Disjointed all night. There are better places in Boston for $100 pp. Reservation good, service good. Manager never came by.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would say the food was not as expected. We were told that it was best steak restaurant \nin Boston. Would not agree.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great. Steaks were served cold. Waiter offered to replaced, but we declined, so waiter adjusted bill, which was great. My son left his iPad on the seat, and when we called back not 1 hour later it was gone and no one turned it in, so not sure what happened.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bone-in ribeye was every fatty. Otherwise food was delicious, as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding dinner at Abe & Louie's! The food was very good - we got the crab cakes, bacon, tuna tartare, filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, lobster mac & cheese, brussel sprouts, mushrooms. All spectacular. We also received a complimentary dessert platter, which made the whole experience that much better. Would definitely recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ended up w/filet and it was great, but whatever it is on the dish that is served w/steak, is horrible. Some pickled onions maybe?? The juice was dripping onto/into my steak it did not taste good at all, so that was very disappointing!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really high quality steak and seafood. Huge salads. The sides were well prepared. This is NOT an inexpensive restaurant. Figure at least $100 a person with a salad, entree, glass of wine and dessert. But worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Typical american style steakhouse with good food in large size. Juicy fillet mignon and creamy lobster bisque. Good restaurant for family or friends gathering during weekend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, spacious seating, staff &a management does a great job

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Selected Abe & Louie's for a business meal with a client that knows good food and wine. The restaurant was busy, which it usually is, but that did not distract from getting good service and excellent food. The wine list is fun to navigate and there are good selections for every palate at various price points with some great value wines for those that spend the time to find them. Seafood and beef was for apps and dinner and the food was excellent. Sides were spinach, mushrooms and creamed cauliflower which were good but not quite on par with with proteins of the night. Overall, another excellent experience at this restaurant. I highly recommend for a nice evening out on a weeknight in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service. Delicious bread. We were disappointed not to have our first choice of wine but other than that, great food, hearty portions and top notch flavours.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I were in town to do a little shopping for upcoming weddings this summer. We decided to treat ourselves to dinner here and we are glad we did. We both had fish, my husband the lobster casserole and I had the sole special. Both were yummy. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Lovely way to spend s random Tuesday night

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

After giving up on trying to find street parking after leaving extra time, we arrived at a nearly empty restaurant less than 30 min. early for our reservation. We were placed at what I consider now as the worst table in the restaurant. The extreme noise from the bar prevented any talking between us. The carts rolling by every minute for the patio were equally annoying. Maybe a more experienced hostess would have asked - want to come back in 30 min. or would you like our worst table to make sure your night is ruined? And no, my husband didn't want to move. We've given away the remaining balance on our gift card. We paid a total of $26 to the valet as well for our troubles. I can get an $11. baked potato elsewhere! The $50. steak was average.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impressive array of items on the menu. Lobster casserole quite serviceable, but I am surprised with the Wagyu A5 long rib. To offer such a fine cut and torch it to medium rare, it's too sad. Wagyu should melt in the mouth, not much room for error at medium rare.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have bee to A&L's before, but going back I was reminded of what a great place it is. Not just the typical steak house.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went with my daughter to celebrate her College Graduation.We had a reservation and were seated immediately at 9pm. We requested a table outside as I love people watching. We started with oysters, clam chowder and french onion soup and they were all very good. My daughter had the salmon and I had the prime rib. They were both good but not the best we have had especially at the price they charge. The drawback for the evening was the service. after we were seated no one came by for 15 minutes. When the 1st person came by he took my daughters wine order. After that no one came by to take our order for 30 minutes. Pretty disappointed in the service

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

A steak house should be able cook a steak how it's ordered the first time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent meal, service was spectacular , food was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice neiborhood, excelent service, memorable steaks, wonderfull place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a family dinner here. The phrase that comes to mind to describe Abe and Louie's is 'Old School Steakhouse'. The food overall was very good. My wife's steak was over cooked but the waiter had it refired quickly and the manager took it off our bill. The wine list is quite extensive. It was enjoyable meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had eaten at Abe and Louie's in Boca Raton but this was our first time in Boston. It was a wonderful meal. My husband loved his chop salad. We both thought the T-bone steak for two was perfect- very tender and delicious. The French fries and the hash browns were great. Regarding the wine list, it is extensive and pricey. However, we were able to find a delicious wine with some age that was more moderately priced thanks to the excellent advice of the sommelier. A wonderful meal. We will definitely return the next time we are in Boston. Also the maitre d' graciously left the restaurant and accompanied us to the street to find a taxi.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Meal ever in Boston. Waiter and Chef very accommodating with kids requests!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We gone here on a number of occasions. This last time was dinner before Red Sox game. The steaks are always fantastic. And don't forget about the seafood tower which is a must. I got the bone in strip which is always my go to steak, fantastic. Another person in our party had the seared scallops also outstanding. The service is always spot on. Thanks Abe & Louie's for another great dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Shellfish tower was incredible, perfect for a large group! I don't suggest sitting upstairs, you lose some of the classic Abe&Louie's vibe!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server didn't listen to my order but it was ok, liked my meal anyway. Ok place for lunch

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter and I had an excellent dinner at Abe and Louie's. The ribeyes were very tasty and done just as we had requested. The service we got from Kenny was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu selection and fantastic food, from appetizers to dessert. Wait staff was extremely professional and experienced. Travel for business and dine at high-end restaurants often and this was one of the best experiences we have had in a long time. It can be quite loud though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great dinner and Night Out

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never fails! The food and service are consistently pleasing. Great Lunch options :) The wait staff is attentive and accommodating. The food is wonderful anytime of the year. It's a great go to--I could easily eat here twice a week. And the bread!? I would come just for that!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time, service was excellent and we were never rushed. Food was terrific. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate here with a group of friends. \n\nThe service was good and attentive, but at the end of the day, the steak will decide whether I come back or not. Unfortunately, the steak really didn't have much flavor to it. I had the Dry Aged Delmonico. I usually go with Rib Eye, but I wanted something different this time and unfortunately I gambled incorrectly. \n\nThe bread they service is awesome though. For an appetizer I had the bacon and that serving was extremely generous. They serve you three strips of bacon for like $15. Totally worth it. Just order one and split it up with everyone. \n\nCreamed spinach was decent, but I've certainly had much better.\n\nPresentation of the meals was a little disorganized. Both for the appetizer and the main course they were putting the wrong plates in front of us. I mean, at a casual place this if fine, but when I go out to a more upscale place, I am purposely seeking that high end experience. Not a huge deal though.\n\nOverall, I wish the meat had been better so that I could give them a better rating, but it just wasn't there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this restaurant , food, service , everything is a 5 stars

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent and so was the service our server, Conrad, provided. He was very outgoing and attentive. The only drawback is how very, very loud the restaurant was, which we did expect but still felt as though we just left a concert where we sat in the front row! If you can stand the noise, it is an outstanding restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner and service were very good. Bone-in filet was so tender it could be cut with a butter knife! Always enjoy my meals at Abe & Louie's.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaraunt is very nice , menu is great , food is excellent , wine list is very extensive. I would go back in a min. Prob one of the best in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks for everyone in our party were cooked to the specifications of each, and they were delicious. The sides are large and can be shared. The wine and cocktail selection was very good. Service was absolutely terrific. Overall, a very good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were outstanding! Complimentary champagne for 4 was sent to the table after dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's is our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kenny was a great server and the food was delicious. Small family reunion in Boston and we really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was expensive, but really, really good. The portions are generous, so we had food to take home for a quick re-heat the next day. All good!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

my wife had the fillet and enjoyed it. I had NY sirloin and was very disappointed. The steak had grizzle on the outside, no problem. It also had grizzle running through the middle and the meat was very chewy and not tender even after removing the grizzle in the center. I've had better steaks for half the price. I didn't mind paying $50 for a steak but it missed the mark. The sides although a la cart, were fine. I should have sent it back but i usually try not too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing and the service of the entire staff was superb. Especially our waiter Kenny. 5 star service. Will definitely come again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Steak and Sea Bass were delicious. The restaurant fills up quickly if you don't have a reservation, so definitely get one on opentable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for sunday Brunch, food was excellent. had eggs benedict 3 ways and all was delish. The bloody Mary's were also very good. made just as we asked, strong and spicy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seating choice could've been better for a busy night like Valentine's Day it was decent. Food was B+

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was terribly noisy and the tables are so close together I couldn't hear myself thing. My steak was half well done and the other half raw. The mac and cheese tasted like cardboard. The waiter was extremely friendly though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant serves excellent quality meat but found it a little un-inspiring. The sides were boring, food is expensive and noise level so high you could barely hear the person sitting across on a 4 people table

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louie's never disappoints. As always from the moment you sit down everything is first class. The food, the service and the drink is great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful night out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The decor is eclectic. The restaurant is loud. My girlfriend and I ordered 2 courses and 3 drinks total. Our bill was $250. Not a shock in and of itself, but the food was just not very good. The steaks came out cold. The mash potatoes were amateurish; the sauces were flavorless. Service was spotty. This was not upscale steakhouse quality. There are a half dozen better steak places in Boston at that price. Why would anyone to here?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and beverages are always solid, but it seems like every time we visit the prices inch up just a bit. Dinner for three (and guest was one under 21) was $260 without the tip, and $21 for the valet, make Abe and Louie's a special occasion spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe and Louis provided the usual excellent service and tasty food, cooked perfectly. It is one of my favorite restaurants and has been for years. Would recommend Abe and Louis to anyone, including tourists visiting Boston who are looking for a memorable experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service staff is excellent. The meat, simply superb. The only minus is the somewhat high level of noise. But overall, a highly recommended steak house.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steaks, wine, lump crab...better than expected experience. Consistently

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always enjoy our meals at Abe & Louie's and this was no exception. It definitely has the 'feel' of a steakhouse with the dark wood, but it also is open enough that it doesn't feel as though you are dining at a 'Men's Club'.\n\nMy dining companions and I opted for the promotional prix fixe luncheon special, which made our meal very reasonably priced. However, we did have to ask for that menu, since it was not supplied to us with the standard menu when we were seated. Nevertheless, it was promptly supplied when we asked for it.\n\nTwo in our party had the roasted beet salad for a starter and both said they were very happy with it (although my wife would have like a few more beets). The other two of us had a cup-size portion of the French Onion soup to start. It was very delicious, but someone on the line forgot to put the focaccia crouton on top of the soup before adding and melting the cheese.\n\nFor entrees, three people had the sliced filet mignon steak club sandwich (cooked a perfect rare), which my wife said was perfect. However, the other two people in our party commented that a similar sandwich at a competing restaurant included more beef. I had the Herbed Chicken Paillard, served with a very nice side salad. While the chicken seemed huge, it was actually pounded quite thinly and was not too much food. However, the kitchen needs to add some seasoning to their bread mixture as the paillard seemed not very well seasoned. I am not the kind of diner who likes to over salt my food and they do supply a half lemon to squeeze over the chicken, but it still required some salt.\n\nFor dessert, we all had the oatmeal ice cream cookie sandwich, served with pumpkin ice cream, butterscotch sauce and some sliced strawberries. All-in-all, a very nice meal. Plus, our server Paul was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for brunch, lunch and dinner. We always dine there when we visit Boston and have enjoyed the restaurant for several years.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a great meal and great service. Who could ask for more? I love the steaks and the sides. Whenever I'm in Boston, it's on my list of places to visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food and service, we have never been disappointed at Abe & Louie's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for Friday date night, but place was to crowded and loud for my liking

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had not been to Abe & Louie's in a while but have been to Morten's and Ruth's Chris many times in many different locations as well as similar eateries in other cities equivalent to this establishment. Perhaps I caught it on an off-night. The service was sub-par as our assigned attendant was not attentive at all with plates stacking up, asking us the same questions multiple times and doing so in a very absent-minded manner, before strolling off even as we were asking her questions to the point we just had to laugh it off. The food took forever and did not come out as requested because the same attendant, well, she just did not listen nor seem that interested in being there. I had to apologize to my guest as this was their first time. The food was ok but not the best. The asparagus was overcooked and limp (steamed asparagus should not be limp) and the various sauces were lacking flavor. The filet was decent but not near the best pieces. The person with the water was very attentive and pleasant and the location and seating areas were comfortable. I might go back but not for a while when there are other options in walking distance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Despite having a reservation, we were seated at a table closest to the door and adjacent to the hostess station/bar. (There were other tables open where other 'walk-in' diners were seated.) The food was very average, service was indifferent and our overall experience was surprisingly unsatisfactory. We have dined at Abe and Louie's previously and it was always excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

as always food, atmosphere and especially the service was spot on.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambient is really nice and romantic, wall and ceiling are covered by nice dark wood and the lights are soft, impressionist paintings cover the walls and give it a retro style. The acoustic is terrible, you cannot hear what your waitress is telling you from 2 feet away. Tables tend to be small. The food is actually what left me more upset, I ordered a medium rare steak that for 50$ for 16 oz I was expecting to be cooked to perfection. But not, it was totally burned on one side and the steak juice was all over the plate and the burnt taste dominated the steak flavor. The sides, mushrooms and potatoes were nice but nothing exceptional.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My initial impression was that it was a little more expensive than I expected. But I quickly reassessed that, based on the fact that we were in Boston & a similarity in price & fare to my recollection of Capital Grille, another highly recommended place on TripAdvisor. That being said, service, choices & quality were quite appealing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal, great service. One of the best steakhouses I've been to. Also great choices for seafood. Looking forward to our next trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Of course it was great! It's Abe and Louis! I have been there many times, but never in the summer, and never again! It was a hot, humid September night, and they had the doors open. It looked beautiful, but much too hot. It was uncomfortable. Our table of four had excellent service, the drinks and food were delicious, however, we did not order another drink or even coffee at the end of our meal because it was so hot. I just don't understand why they had the a/c on (which you could not feel) and have their doors open! Crazy. There was an overweight man in the booth in front of me who was actually dripping in sweat, so much so he had a ripped towel with him so he could wipe his face periodically. Not fun for him, and definitely not fun for me to watch! Never again in the summer!!! A shame!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Old school Boston restaurant. Steaks cooked to perfection. Outstanding, attentive service. What more can you ask for?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We and my girlfriend went here for dinner this past Saturday . We Read the reviews and figured we would give it a shot. Bread was out of this world dinner and dessert were also amazing. Service was also a 10 food came out quick and were so nice. We highly recommend going here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wish I could remember our waitresses name she was outstanding

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tuna Tartare was huge and very fresh-certainly enough for 2+ people to share. Clam chowder was excellent. Steak and mashed potatoes were good but the creamed spinach was a little on the sweet side. Desserts were nothing special. Unfortunately, the establishment is so loud it's almost disconcerting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are looking for that classic steakhouse 'charm' Abe and Louie is for you. A boisterous bar scene, wood and leather everywhere and a no frills, right down to business menu is what you're in for. \n\nIf you stick to the classics you won't be disappointed but venture outside the box too far and you'll swiftly be reminded that this place is a steak place. Playing it safe with a wedge of raw bar option to start followed by a porterhouse and a few choice sides like creamed spinach is the way too go. Getting too adventurous with some of the more 'special dishes' is not recommended.\n\nOne tip on the steak, order it a temperature level down from what you want as the tendency is slightly overlooked from the desired donenss. If yours a medium rare steak lover order rare or rare plus here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Interesting menu with choices for everyone, from Crab Eggs Benedict to Burgers and Steaks. Spicy Bloody Mary's and nice wine selections. Relaxing and not hurried provides a refreshing brunch experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Abe and Louie's. great food, great service . Location is top notch as is the ambience. Not much else that I can say.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous waiter, excellent food. Festive atmosphere really busy on a Sunday night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When in Boston Back Bay Area, Abe and Louie's is a must! Good atmosphere, great service and food, a very professional and welcoming staff from the time you walk in the door.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kenny and the whole crew were great!! That cucumber blood orange cocktail is on my list of best cocktails in greater Boston. Thanks for a great night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, Great service, I always know that I will enjoy the food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tables were way too small. Had to remove items to make room for food. Too, too crowded.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abe & Louie's is a favorite of mine and my wife's. I've never had a bad experience there. The cuisine is great (I can speak first-hand to lunch and dinner; never eaten brunch there); the staff is knowledgeable, responsive and friendly; and the atmosphere is great if you're in the mood for a little bustle typical inside a steak house. It's great for both large parties and intimate meals.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat at a table for 2 that was way too small. To the point where it took away from the meal.\nMy wife and I were celebrating our 26th anniversary. A&L has been on our bucket list but I doubt we would come back and spend another $250 for dinner.\n\nThe food & service were excellent. Nothing but praises for those.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of our four steaks didn't meet our expectations but for the most part it was a great time and great service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been here two times, once for brunch and once for dinner. I must say that I enjoyed the brunch much more than the dinner. Brunch was a much more satisfying menu of options where dinner seems streamlined with limited options. The service was very good as waiters are all over the place moving around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first time and I can only say that it was so great that I'd come back to Boston just to be able to eat here again! Can you open an Abe&Louies in San Diego?

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had to send back steak twice because it was undercooked and then overcooked. Waiter and management wasn't helpful. Expected a much better experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just spent 10 days in Boston and New York City and Abe and Louie's was, by far, the best all around experience we endured for food, service, ambiance, and overall satisfaction. Great location. Lovely restaurant and impeccable service. Next time we are in Boston, Abe and Louie's will definitely be on our checklist. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food and great service. Bring a credit card... You pay for all that 'great', but it is worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always,...great! Get together of old business friends. Perfect spot. Great memories.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! What an amazing experience. The lobster savannah was beyond belief. Service impeccable. Wait staff was first class. View to City and street from upstairs was lovely. There is a reason why Abe & Louie's is a Boston icon for dining. FIVE STARS!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steak was cooked perfectly and the mac and cheese was absolutely delicious. The asparagus was a little bland. Our waiter was fantastic and his wine recommendation was spot on. It was very loud. I would definitely eat here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is always pleasant to receive your steak exactly as you ordered it. Abe and Louie's delivered on that proposition. Bring your wallet and be prepared to use it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Favorite Boston restaurant. Food, service always outstanding.can be noisy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to entertain clients. Always consistent in service and food . It's our go to place when we want a great steak !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

They have never ever disappointed us... We have frequented them for over 20 years!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steaks were fabulous, as were the steak fries and the cauliflower steaks. Not much to eat for vegans. The place is rather noisy but definitely worth going to.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food; service was good. Overall a good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ouststsnding presentation; outstanding steak tartare et. al. outstanding service. Consistent. Enough said.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is very good, and I like the ambiance, but I'm always annoyed at places who won't let you sit before your full party is there. I had a reservation for two people, and my boyfriend was running 10 minutes late. I was drenched from getting caught in the rain. My feet were sore from walking in heels. The bar was completely full, and I really just wanted to sit down. Instead they made me stand in this awkward waiting area with no chairs while my empty table was just sitting there. They were polite about it, but it just started the night off on a bad note.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a must when going to Boston! Everything from beginning to end was amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

delicious food for a birthday lunch!! impeccable service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding waitstaff. Excellent verity of upscale food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our dinner this weekend was out standing as always. It was a speeial birthday for my mom. All the staff came to wish her a wonderful evening. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! We were close to Symphony Hall, our next stop in the evening. The restaurant is charming and elegant and worth the 2. Hour drive to get there. We will be back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoy the evening at Abe and Louie's. The steaks are very good I just prefer Ruth Chris. Likely pay for the ambiance and the service but I still feel that they could accept less for their wines.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dinner. Waiter, Walter was very good and personable. The water coming through the ceiling was a bit of a surprise, but at least we stayed dry!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a great. Everyone helped make it our celebration extra special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently excellent. Easily one of the best steaks in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good place, and really good food. The best thing was the service amazing Team!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steaks were outstanding, my wife had the Filet and I had the NY Strip. The grilled cauliflower was excellent and recommended by our waiter. We ordered a bottle of wine and they brought out a different year then what was on the wine list. I questioned it and they said that they ran out of the specific year listed. I am not a wine expert, by any stretch, but i thought this wasn't acceptable at a high end steak house. Overall, the wait staff was attentive, friendly and helpful. Portions were large an overall great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was Glens birthday. We had a great time. Our server is as excellent

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Family member birthday dinner. Seated at a round table which was great for our party of 6--made for easy conversation. Served warm buttery soft pretzel like rolls pre-dinner. Nice wine list--our waiter was very knowedgeable on the food and wine. House salad and tomato salads were very good for starters. We all had different cuts of steak - all delish. The only part that didn't work out so well was that we had valet parked. We were told to give our waiter the parking stub 15 minutes prior to departming, which we did at dessert time. The car never came after nearly an hour--the valet had not gotten the stub from the waiter (or lost it). Finally, we spoke to the valet directly and the car came within 15 minutes. Dinner was on the pricey side includung the tip was nearly $800. Although we all enjoyed ourselves, cost to value was high.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, not great. Dinner atmosphere was very loud and hard to carry on a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific brunch with wonderful cinnamon bun to begin with. Eight outdoors and had the opportunity to enjoy the great weather and people walking around. Service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend to people who really enjoy a nice brunch outdoors

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were impeccable!! Noise level was horrible--- had to yell to be heard! Also way too hot to enjoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is very expensive but when the food and service are fantastic, I don't mind. However, our server didn't introduce herself and our water glasses ran out. It was loud so difficult to hear conversation across the table. Food was delicious. Everything is a la carte. Wonderful prime rib and sirloin! We loved our appetizers of shrimp cocktail and soups.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved this place! The waiter (Kenny) was exceptional. He left us alone when we wanted to be, but was right there when we needed him - a true professional. The food was delicious, the cocktails were perfectly crafted, and the atmosphere was electric but not too frenzied. It can get a bit noisy in the bar area, but we sat in the dining room adjacent to it and it was comfortable and we could hear each other talk. And it was really clean too (that's something I always look out for, even if my husband laughs at me for it).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the ambiance. The food is consistenly good, the service supurb and your wine list\nwonderful. Enjoy this restaurant every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The very best meal we had in Boston - excellent service and the steaks were perfect. Overall delicious food - from the bread, to the macaroni and cheese to the skillet cookie for dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Expensive and worth it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a reservation for 8:45, but didn't get seated until almost 9:30. Why allow reservations if this is the case? Walk ins were seated in the same amount of time. Waiter was kind and helpful with selections. Pizza was good

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant was at one time, fabulous. Our waiter was fine this time however, the rest of the staff lacked any type of service. We have noticed this lack of service in another visit within the year as our friends have too, however, it was confirmed this weekend. One person in our party ordered an 8 oz filet and received it on a hard plastic plate about 6 inches in diameter as if it was a child's portion. When we told our waiter and he told the manager, the manager walked by our table and said NOTHING and did not replace her child size plate. What happened to the plates that said Abe & Louie's on it? They all have been replaced with plain unbreakable hard-plastic like plates. The steak was good however,the sides and the desserts were average at best and after spending $600 for a night out, we will make reservations across the street at Capital Grille next time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Maybe an off day for the kitchen, but both main courses (Swordfish and Lobster Casserole) were underwhelming and the side of Brussels Sprouts copious but under-cooked. We will stick to the steaks next time...should we return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

They need to stop letting people who are waiting for tables crowd into the dining area. It was an appalling clog. On a Sunday night! Waiting people were blocking waters and practically hanging over our table waiting for us to be finished. This was not inexpensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place to go for steak in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Successfully made my reservation through Open Table. Then was contacted by the restaurant to confirm the number of my group. I was roped into a contract which there was a 5% admin fee and service charges equaling $250 additional! Not even a private space. Ridiculous! The food was fantastic and I got rave reviews from my guests. Unfortunately we were put on the second floor right next to the bar which was extremely loud. It was difficult to hold a conversation or hear the waiter without shouting. This was very frustrating. Some patrons were needing to rent a room and appears there is no dress code either. If you're looking to host an upscale business dinner, I would recommend having it downstairs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been going here for 17 years, best place in boston. Come dressy, come casual, doesn't matter. Outstanding service and food every single time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came to the restaurant at my designated rez time and was asked to go upstairs. We approached the hostess upstairs and she asked how many in my party. I responded two and she quickly said we only have high top tables. When I said I'm not eating a $50 steak on a tiny hightop table she said that's all we have right now. I stated we had a reservation and she replied OH.... We were eventually placed at a regular table but this all could have been avoided \nif she asked if we had a reservation INITIALLY ! She should know better and not assume we were walk ins !!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome meal, loved the restaurant and the atmosphere

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

My veal chop was almost raw after asking for Medium. The side creamed spinach was salty.\nThe noise level was horrific. I personally would never eat there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The good: those delicious beautiful melt in your mouth rolls & great soups.\nThe bad: the lobster roll, generous portion w/ fries, but it just wasn't very good as the lobster\ntasted & smelled 'fishy'. Also, the service started out good, but then became Parisian at the\nend, which means you get ignored when you want your bill.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've dined here many times. Although the rolls are always excellent, often the\nfood is marginal, especially for the price. But last Friday, everything we ordered\nwas great, including a beautiful slab of prime rib, lobster mac, oysters, chowder, etc.\nThe cheesecake was lovely too. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best steak in Boston. So typically American, great for guests from out of town. Appealingly excessive. Comfortable. Welcoming waitstaff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated a special birthday with our close group of 8. We all love Abe and Louie's for its energy, attentive service, and excellent steakhouse fare. It never disappoints, although one of our party had an overcooked steak...very unusual. Everything else was as expected and one of our guests was a first time diner there. She will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thanksgiving meal with my wife and two young children was a huge success. Very accommodating and amazing service. The meal was superb from start to finish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We made reservations at A&L to celebrate my husband's qualifying and his first running of the Boston Marathon.\n\nIt was a cold, windy, wet, post marathon afternoon when we arrived about 30 minutes ahead of our reservation time. We were sat quickly though, as the restaurant was empty.\n\nThe 5 star rating is for two things at A&L: Kenneth, our waiter, and our food. Both were excellent, and worth every single penny. However, before Kenneth arrived at our table, as he was out of the restaurant when they sat us, we were stranded trying desperately to figure out who our server was.\n\nKenneth walked by us briskly in his overcoat and with his umbrella. He said, 'I'm sorry for your wait, I'll be right back with you very soon.' Within two minutes, he was back at our table, and gave us the best service we've had anywhere. THIS was what I expected from our experience at this restaurant.\n\nBut the other waiters, the hostess, and the food runners who studiously ignored my questioning looks when they ran past, heads up with the 'IGNORE EVERYTHING BUT WHAT'S IN MY FIELD OF VISION' attitude? They weren't worthy of Abe & Louies, and I was disappointed that they weren't nearly as professional as I'd expect at this price point.\n\nI'd return to Abe & Louies, but only if I could assure Kenneth was our waiter again. He's fantastic at his job, a great character and entertainer, and waiter all rolled up into one. The guys in the kitchen and Kenneth performed like rock stars. The rest of the wait staff at A&L? Not so much. 5 stars here only reflects how great Kenneth and the food was, nothing else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was not that great. We even had to order dessert from another waiter as we couldn't find ours. He did eventually come.\nGood food. I really like the restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an excellent experience at Abe & Louie's. The food was absolutely fantastic. Both of us had French Onion Soup, split the bacon appetizer, and each got a phenomenal steak (NY strip and bone in filet) with a shared side of roasted broccoli, and ended the evening with a skillet cookie for dessert and coffees. We had a gorgeous table for two upstairs in the corner window. Our server was knowledgable and personable. The only concern was when we wrapped up our leftovers they disappeared for quite some time but the server ultimately found them and we went home very happy. This dinner was for a special occasion but we will happily go back for other outings.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We're going back Sat might

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ate at this restaurant twice while visiting Boston because we liked it so much. Everything was excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

At brunch, the eggs Benedict was overdone and the potatoes were dry. Poor quality for the price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food,service,environment were excellent. Would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been going here for years, just a great steak house. Very well known, make reservations for any meal, any time, and always ask for a booth! Wine list is a bit pricey, but quite good. Petit sirloin steak of choice. Their espresso's very good, too. It's served hot! Like it should be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was amazing and out waiter was very attentive and was knowledgeable. We the bread was awesome, like a pretzel. We started with the shrimp cocktail and bacon. Wow. Both were great! I had the special which was Halibut with Risotto and my boyfriend had the Rib eye. Both were fantastic. The lobster mac and cheese was great and the broccoli was..well, it's broccoli. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent steaks, beautiful interior, great service, but if you want a quiet environment, this is not the place for you. Very noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Brunch this Sunday, Bloody Marys were fantastic as well as the food. Highly recommend Abe and louis

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent steaks. Especially, Filet Mignon is great to cook at very rare. Salad is huge and you can share with 4 persons.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This a special place for us whenever we are staying in Boston. This is the first place we go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time there. Bone in ribeye was extremely good. Lobster mac and cheese was out of this world. Service was great. Staff was very accomodating. We sat outside, weather was nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Probably the most comfortable steak house in Boston. Great swordfish and the Prime Rib was just short of perfect. Love this place with consistently excellent professional service. Appreciate that podium accommodates seating preference!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time there for me. Won't be the last...food was wonderful as was the service. It goes without saying that this is one of the better steakhouses. All the details were attended to: the sidecar of my martini was served in a cute little ice bucket, ensuring it stayed cold and not watered down. The menu offers standard fare for a steak house, but food quality is anything but standard. Our salad arrived on chilled plates, large portions. Rolls were hot out of the oven as well. The steak was cooked perfectly and oh so tender. Sides were delicious, piping hot and generously sized portions. The service was perfect...attentive without being overbearing. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I love Abe and Louies. We have been there many times for Dinner. We had never gone for Brunch. The Steak Benedict was great! We highly recommend it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything is great, but the grilled bacon appetizer is awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was Kenny I believe. Paid attention to us diligently, made great food recommendations, was warm, personable and funny. My husband had a steak and I had their seafood casserole which was HUGE and very tasty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service and food were fantastic and memorable. Both our waiter and busperson were very kind, courteous and helpful. They made us feel welcomed and honored as patrons, especially coming from out of state. The steaks were seasoned and cooked perfectly. Because it was our 3rd year anniversary, Abe and Louie's gave us a complimentary dessert. 5 stars for helping to make our night in Boston memorable!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server Chris was awesome. Very accommodating to our finickiness and menu changes. Had a nice table with a view of Boylston Street, which was nice. Food was great so overall thumbs up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time eating at this restaurant. We were visiting Boston and wanted a mid to high end establishment. We also wanted one that was not decorated in modern manner nor had a cold atmosphere. Abe & Louie's was dark wood with nice bar, cozy booths and an open table area as well as an upstairs facility. We were provided a two seater booth which was great. Our server Kenny was extremely efficient, personable, very engaging, extremely helpful and humorous. His attention made the night special. The food was excellent and prepared just the way we ordered it. They had an extensive side order selection which was impressive. We had the mushrooms and asparagus. My wife had their filet mignon and I had the bone in rib eye, both absolutely scrumptious. They had a comprehensive wine list which fortuitously had a number of wines we enjoyed. Then there was dessert which we shared. A skillet Cookie, warm chocolate chip cookie, chocolate sauce, candied pecans, vanilla ice cream. Just to die for. It was a most enjoyable dining experience which we highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I liked the service and overall quality of the food. We were treated well and the \nwaiter was concerned about how our food experience was. I recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really enjoyed our first visit to Abe & Louie's Boston with a multigenerational family group - great menu options, brunch and full grill menu. Huge portions, quality beef and seafood. Exceptional service. The restaurant feels like quality and tradition. Would highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe and Louie's has excellent food and service. Our waitress was fantastic we had a great night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

yummy............I had the eggs bennie three ways (steak, lobster and crab). It was great. My son loved the strip steak and his side of mac n cheese.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic lump crab-meat. Seafood is very fresh and the steaks delicious too, especially the bone-in filet. Great seven layer chocolate cake.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have eaten the lobster eggs benedict all three times and every time it is amazing. I travel from Texas and make sure I go eat at Abe and Louie's when I travel to Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe and Louie's is always a favorite amongst my family. The service is always great, and the food is even better. The bone-in filet was phenomenal as was the rest of our meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding all around - our go-to steak place when in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The beef and seafood options were stellar. Like a typical steakhouse, the sides are ala carte and not very notable, but not bad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and atmosphere, but VERY EXPENSIVE! Nice place to go for a special occasion. Would not recommend for just a dinner out because of the price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Abe and Louie's for brunch before a Red Sox game. It was busy yet quiet enough that we could visit with a friend whom we had not seen for a while. The service was efficient and non-obtrusive. The food was very good. Even though I had an unusual order (filet benedict without the pouched eggs) they brought exactly what I wanted. You can walk to Fenway Park from Abe and Louie's - which I needed to do after my filling brunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

French onion soup, as always, was fantastic. Bread came out cold, but otherwise a fantastic evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for special occasion. Food is excellent but overpriced. Service is outstanding though sometimes you can feel rushed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was excellent! My girlfriend's food was excellent. My steak was dry, which was unfortunate to pay that much for a sub-par steak. Great wine and beer selection. But for the steak, it was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Celebrated a birthday late on a Sunday afternoon. Sitting outside was delightful. Food and service were top notch,.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always enjoy coming to Abe and Louie's . We typically like to dine at the bar but, don't have much luck getting seats there. Not a deal breaker in anyway but, a mention if there is ever a redesign of the space on the horizon, to add some more bar space. The staff is attentive and on par as always. We enjoy having Paul take care of us!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

For such an up-scale steakhouse, we expected more from a food perspective. The bone-in filet special just wasn't all that special. The wine list was pretty extensive, so no problem finding something good at a decent price. And the raw bar items were fresh and enjoyable--that was probably the best part. Drunk guys in flip-flops and dirty t-shirts yelling about the football game in the bar took away something from the atmosphere. Someone should have told them where the nearest Outback or Lonestar was located.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was Terrible

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent as usual! Great service, a tremendously consistent product, shellfish tower just TOO decadent...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food. There is a reason this is a classic!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great spot and delicious meal. Good place to take your family for dinner before a Sox Game!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, the food was outstanding and when combined with an attentive waiter. a perfect dinner

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Party of 7. 5 steak dinners that were great. 2 seafood (dinner special) dinners that were dried out and horrible. Service was pretty good but waiter did not return after meal was served. We later told him about the poor quality and he felt bad but that doesn't jusyify the dinner expense. We were comped on the two dinners and they did what they could to salvage what was supposed to be a special dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

very traditional steak house with excellent service. Sam was an outstanding waiter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have always loved Abe & Louie's! I would not say to go there for a romantic date night (due to the loud nature of the restaurant) but the food is GREAT!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

much too nosy, I would not go again, although the food was good and service good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a really nice time here catching up with friends. Our waiter was very attentive and super friendly. The food was so good! Came out perfect and everyone loved and enjoyed it. I would come back here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I like to go to Abe and Louie's for a good meat! The place is nice and the food always good!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A frequent visitor to the establishment and I must say, we were severely disappointed. I ordered the ribeye which had little to no flavor and wasn't tender at all. $200 for a quick lunch/dinner was a bad experience which will probably make us go to the capital grille instead next time we are in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

3rd time to this restaurant in 2 years. Consistent good food, service, and value. Generous steak portion. Oysters were fresh and delicate. Good that they allow reservations for single diners.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a great meal and Tim, our server, was outstanding. Abe and Louie's is a Boston classic being the perfect restaurant for a special occasion, business meal or just if you want to feel special. Keep up the great tradition!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I were looking for a place to celebrate our 7 year anniversary and we have always heard wonderful things about Abe & Louie's. He's a foodie and a great cook, so we are always looking to be really impressed when we go out for special dinners...Abe & Louie's did not disappoint. Not only was the ambiance wonderful, the drinks were great (we ordered a Judy Garland and later had an Espresso Martini) and the food was delicious. The highlight of the night, however, was our waiter Kenny. He has been working at the restaurant for over 14 years and he is a 'must' if you're going there. He made us laugh throughout the entire night and was great about making suggestions and even brought us out a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We cannot wait to go back and we highly recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have visited A&L's several times over the past years. Here is my take:\nBar: \nearly- not too noisy; later-noisy/small\nBartenders- they've been there a long time and don't really care to be there. You will wait until 'they' are ready to serve you; not the other way around. they are personable but at their own schedule.\nHost station: \nIf you don't wave your arms, they won't notice you standing next to them.\nWait staff:\nIf you get Paul with the chin beard; drink coffee to stay awake, he has no personality, no suggestions, is possibly the most boring waiter I have ever had, will only check to see if the dinner is good when he is in the area, doesn't know anything about wine (but will say, oh yes that's a great bottle---after he gets someone who does know). \nOther wait staff I have had- very personable and attentive and will always be there when you need them. If they don't know something they will get someone who does. Most staff I have had are excellent.\nFOOD:\nAlways excellent and brought out by several different people which feels like they are serving you (although don't really serve you). The filet, shrimp cocktail, Crab cocktail and other steaks are fantastic!!! \nSetting:\nAmbiance is very nice here and can be used as a special night out or dinner with a client. The busier it gets, the louder it gets but can be an exciting place.\n\nGood luck- I will go back but may request a different waiter......sorry Paul.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service are always top notch. Unfortunately, on this day, it was blazing hot and their AC wasn't working. \n\nI highly recommend Abe's on a regular basis.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I paid $164 for my girlfriend and I's dinner. The biggest problem was that I asked for a medium cooked steak and they returned with a steak still bleeding.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you're looking for competent service, choose another restaurant.\n\nI took a client for brunch at Abe & Louie's and was embarrassed when my she had to send her omelette back for being tepid. I was even more embarrassed afterwards when the reheated omelette was brought back to the table 2 minutes later. A fresh omelette would have been more appropriate. My client declined the reheated omelette. \n\nI would definitely avoid if this restaurant if you need to make any kind of a positive impression.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent. Waitstaff is experienced and helpful. Food choices are ample and the presentation is very nice. I would rcmd this place to anyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service and meal was excellent. I have been here before and am never disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What an absolutely spectacular brunch experience. The food was incredible, the cappuccino was delicious, and the service absolutely top-notch. Get the bloody mary too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is great. The only negative aspect of our evening dining was, despite having pre booked, we were made to wait for our table. We respected the arrival time by arriving ahead of time and therefore one expects the restaurant to be able to offer seating within a reasonable wait time. Unfortunately the wait time was excessive and made worse by the fact that the booking staff did not proactively endeavour to keep you informed as to the extent of the wait time . On the contrary, when I enquired about the table wait time the staff member hardly acknowledged my enquiry and replied with an arrogant tone. Common courtesy calls for the restaurant to seat their pre booked customers within a reasonable time and where not possible, the restaurant staff need to be proactive in constantly updating the customer on the wait time. The recommended tipping percentage is high which I respect but, likewise I expect the highest standards from all the staff and not just the waiter who was great at serving us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall experience was less then then in past visits. We arrived with a 9:00 reservation and we were told our table was getting set up. Another couple comes in and they also had a 9:00 reservation and came in 5 minutes late (I know this because i looked at my phone) and they were seated right away. Finally got seated a couple minutes thereafter. \n\nService was great....food was not at all what we have experienced in the past. My Tuna steak was not the best as it was very veiny and hard to cut for seared. My fiances bass was drenched in sauce.\n\nWine was good and they had a nice touch w a 7 layer cake for my fiances birthday.\n\nWill go back just not anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our favorite place to come when we visit Boston from NY. Love the vibe, the steaks, the drinks and overall the whole thing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had a wonderful lunch with my niece and nephew. The food was great, the service exceptional and the fantastic ambiance all made for a wonderful lunch and time together. We’ll be back soon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Stopped by for a dinner solo and found Abe & Louie's as good as it has always been. Terrific food and service. I can't wait to come back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A great steakhouse. Steaks are fabulous and some of our party had fish and were also very pleased. Service was personal and attentive. Cocktails were excellent and the wine list is very broad. An enjoyable evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere is spectacular. The food is above average but not great .... At least in comparison to the price point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first time at Abe and Louie's and it was fabulous!\nThe food, the service the place was absolutely fantastic.\nThe steak was done to perfection and the scalloped potatoes were the best I have ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great and the ambiance perfect for a group of old friends getting together after a long time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

When I was seated - it was next some ladies who \nHad a lot to drink- very loud! I asked to be moved-\nI was moved to a quieter part of the restaurant!!\nThe food was ok - I have eaten there many times-\nThe seafood casserole was ok- lots of lobster \nAnd bread runs - I wish it was more of a Casserole.\nOverall - better food at Abe's in past visits\nJeff was our server - was amazing!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, service and ambience. I will definitely return on another trip to Boston

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit to Abe & Louise but not our last. Great food, great service along with great ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Our waiter was top notch!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

After reserving for 7, they kept on telling us the table would be ready in 2 minutes, every 2 minutes. They finally gave us a table after a while, but it was for 6, and it was already cramped. We told the waitress that we were 7, not 6, and she snapped at us, saying she'd bring an extra chair now. We couldn't take it and decided to walk off, and the waitress looked at us and gave us a sarcastic 'thank you', before looking away in disgust. I've always been a huge fan of Abe & Louie's, but today's service was horrible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always enjoy Abe & Louie's whenever we are Boston. Look forward to next time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice place, very good food. Wait service was second to none. Only problem we had was other people dining out thought nothing of the people around them and figured the language they use was acceptable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really great service! Although took our waiter's recommendation and the tuna tartar was not fabulous - very under seasoned. Overall, great night, good food, pricey but will go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time at Abe & Louie's despite living in the area for over 13 years. My partner and I rarely eat beef so it was wonderful to have Heather as our wait staff. She was professional, engaging, attentive, and her explanations helped us make a great choice in our meal. She is superb!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just an all around great place to dine and drink. Great service. A+

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was not our first visit, and it certainly will not be our last. We were in sore need of comfort food, and they exceeded our expectations not just for delicious food but also amazing service. I inquired about the 'griddled blueberry coffeecake' but did not order it--it didn't sound to my liking. After we were finished and had paid, they brought a plate of blueberry coffeecake (enough for each of us) with a flourish 'on the house'. We were floored--it's just not done anymore. The coffeecake was terrific, but it also made our day just to have an unexpected show of hospitality. Mac and cheese is the best anywhere. You can eat healthy; you can eat comfort, you can drink, you can enjoy the beautiful decor. Old fashioned service without feeling like the place is dowdy. You will be glad you went there. Make a reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

too loud tables too close together some tables very small hard to get all the food on the table

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, though somewhat flavorless for the price. Sides were somewhat flat, though the service was impressive - our water glasses were filled no less than 10 times! I would come back to give it another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best steakhouses in Boston without any doubt!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A solid steakhouse experience. Good bread, salads and sides. The bone in rib eye was not impressive. The porterhouse was very good. Very good steak house desserts.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Paul was very helpful and gave good service. \nMy son and I both had steaks; the aged meat was very tender and flavorful. The steaks would have been perfect, had it not been for the excess salt with which mine was seasoned. \nBetween steak and baked potato, the salt level was way in excess of good taste, especially for one watching blood pressure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this restaurant and always visit when in Boston. But the steaks this time were not the best we have had here and my wife's filet mignon was poorly presented on a tiny plate and looked like a kiddie portion. We enjoyed our evening and the martinis were great but overall a slightly disappointing experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Menu was thoughtful and full of options. Wait staff was very professional and warm, but very sharp and efficient. The cocktails were expertly done as well. The food was very creatively done and plentiful -- Rich and elegant. Overall, outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took the kids this time, 6 and 3, and had a great brunch...again. The eggs Benedict 3 ways is heavenly. The kids split the French toast. I love Abe & Louie's, always have and always will.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My top place for anything MEAT. Old time classic steak house with all the classic sides. The best in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best resturant for lunch or dinner. Spectacular burger/ amazing filet club. Dinner it s all really,really, good.\n\nAll the personal, from hostess's ,service, make it special

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of our favorite go to places in the back bay. You could not ask for a more attentive staff,from the manager(s) to the busboys. There only concern is that you,there guest have a wonderful experience. All the food is wonderful. The steaks, double thick, pork chop. Sides. EVERYTHING.\n\nNOW FOR THE BAD!!\n\nAbsolutely the worst bread plate in the city!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and awesome service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it all but my only negative comment would be that the portion size on the lumpcrab cocktail was was far less than in previous visits. By far the best ever!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I ordered a small seafood tower for my group of 4 total. The servings were for only 3 so more attention to the customer group needs to be had. The food was tremendously good!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food quality, service and atmosphere puts Abe's on top of the Boston steakhouse list...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was wonderful and excellent service even though we were not at a great table upstairs....Noisy, crowded and very warm! I have eaten here several time while visiting Boston and now I know to request a table downstairs. Still the food was very good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I again had a wonderful dinner here

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ate here Friday night hoping for a nice meal out. The server was very nice, and his wine recommendation excellent. The main courses were good, but certainly not of a gourmet quality and did not justify the price. There are many better options in the city. The starters both had tomatoes, and they were not ripe, and were tasteless. Do not serve tomato apps if they are not in season, or you cannot obtain in season tomatoes from somewhere else. I just had a tomato salad in NYC at a great steak place, and those were ripe. Big difference. Lastly, the facility is dated. I had a bizzre experience using the restroom, which is a single. The place was crowded, and there was no place for people to wait so they were haning around the back of the restaurant near tables. To make matters worse a waitress started banging on the door while I was in the restroom, but I guess could not hear me say excuse me. She kept banging away. Yikes! Not what you expect at a nice restaurant. It reminded me of a highway hojos.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe and Louie's has always been one of our favorite Boston restaurants. The food is prepared as ordered and served in a very nice presentation. Sides are great. The steaks are very flavorable. You can't go wrong g coming here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

For an establishment to not address the noise factor when the quality of the food, the wine list, the service are all top notch is a disgrace. Abe & Louies seems to take pride in the high decibels of the din. They said they would find a table with the least surrounding noise and put our party of five right between two loud tables of eight people. Only when we had to complain did they move us to another table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

had brunch here saturday morning...loved sitting at their sidewalk cafe...food was AMAZING. Great service. Would love to return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter just loves this restaurant. We come to Boston for medical reasons and this place cheers us all up! You daughter just loves your Tuna and we your porterhouse for two. Service is great! We look forward to coming to Boston to eat here! Wish you were in New York!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Well done\nSurprisingly great food \nFish very fresh and well prepared

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sides were subpar. Steaks were good. Appetizers were good. Overall, nice meal, but wasn't overly impressed with lobster entrée.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic Bone in filet, great bottle of bordeux, Well made vesper to start, oysters were fresh, the bacon app is a meal on it's own. fantastic Brulee for dessert and a tumbler full of Napoleon to digest with. expensive, but hard to go wrong if you're looking for a serious steakhouse.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had moved our reservation 3 times due to travel delays. When we arrived on Friday at 8pm, our table was ready and preordered flowers were waiting. Service and food were both superb and was an excellent start to our Boston experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our wait staff was excellent. However, the food was disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Kenny is the best serve. We will always ask for him when dining

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waitress was attentive & knowledgeable. Steaks were just as we ordered. Good size portions. It was a birthday celebration & Abe & Louie's provided dessert. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service, at a pricey cost. A great place for a special event.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Prime rib and side dishes are phenomenal \nNoise was high because Thursday night begins the weekends there

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steaks and wine were excellent. Server was under par.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time in the restaurant. Safe to say it is one of the best overall dining experiences I have ever had. The food wss simply delicious and the service outstanding. On top of that, the location is perfect. Next time in Boston, I will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and Great service. We ate with our children ages 11 and 18. The 11 year old loved the Filet and the fish was excellent. Very large portions. Chocolate cake was out of this world! Excellent martini!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent steaks. Veal chop tough. Salads wonderful. A bit too noisy. Wine excellent. Overall a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best Steak House in New England. Great for Sunday Brunch too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

They have a delicious warm bread and a great beef carpaccio

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous service, terrific food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thank you we went for my birthday and its was amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steak was great - as expected. Hostess seated us early and the waitstaff were wonderful!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a party of 6 sat upstairs where there is a bar big screen tv and long dining room style tables. Open and nice ambiance. We've gone to Ruth Chris many times as well as Flemings and both excellent. We decided to try Abe's many friends have gone and liked it. drinks ordered blue sapphire gin and tonic. Ok were is the gin??? better drink at the Boston Garden. Several apps, beef carp and ahi tuna very good. Someone needs to explain how clam casino are prepared. Slapping a slice of bacon on top adding a ton of salt putting under broiler is not clams casino! no brine raw oysters. oysters looked very strange dry not swimming in there own juices. These should have never left the kitchen! They were old and restaurant of this caliper ($$$$) tried to push them out ! Not good \n\nThe entrees were mixed bag. The stadler chicken good, NY bone-in sirloin very good, The ahi tuna very good. bone-in fillet one very good other had gristle and veins running through it horrible and the price $60 per fillet! \n\nSides of mushrooms, carrots, smashed yellow potatoes and asparagus for sides. Carrots overlooked too sweet and swimming in butter. Mushrooms muddy, asparagus not properly trimmed tough ends and potatoes should have been smashed yellow, Came out like breakfast hash browns with much too much SALT!!! \n\nDesserts . choc cake with vanilla ice cream very good, bread pudding tasted like leftover breakfast French toast . The creme brûlée was curdled, no crunchy top. Horrible! Chefs don't know how to make these classic deserts then do not serve them! I always judge restaurant on how clean, well attended the bathrooms are. The men's room would not flush! I complained twice and nothing done. I need to walk into a bathroom smells of urine especially for a restaurant that puts themselves in the high end $$$$ Go to Ruth Chris and Flemings 100 times better, don't waste very hard earned dollars on this restaurant. It's crap. The real memory is we that we saw a new triple crown winner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous steaks , good service, a great place to eat and recommended to anybody visiting Boston (or living in Boston).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

in town for a weekend getaway and couldn't get Saturday night dinner reservations before 9pm, so tried Sunday Brunch instead. Two block walk from the hotel, pleasant, covered outdoor seating--friendly service and good food. A little odd to have potatoes served as a side with my potato and bacon omelette--but all good. Garlic and Basil infused bloody mary was delicious and oh so spicy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding service and food , best steak in Beantown !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good but not worth the price.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband had the filet which was excellent! I had a two pound lobster removed from the shell...it was a little disappointing...our server Paul was excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had reservations at 7:45, and did not get seated until 8:15. Unexpectedly, the manager sent over a lobster appetizer and personally came to our table to apologize for the wait. A class act!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My family and I have been going to A & L four or five times a year, mostly on special occasions. This was the first time we were seated upstairs. Upstairs ambiance was good but not great. Downstairs is much nicer. Upstairs was also very loud. However the service was great as always and the food was outstanding as expected. This restaurant continues to be my favorite Boston steakhouse

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still love this restaurant, but I got a tough and chewy piece of Prime Rib this time out. 1st bit of disappointment in all of my many visits to A&L. I must say that my daughter also got Prime Rib and liked hers. I still highly recommend this restaurant, great menu, great service and love the vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All eleven of us enjoyed our dinners. From steak to lobster they all came out perfect.\nWe will go back next time we are in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was excellent and every dish was absolutely delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe & Louie's was recommended dining by the staff at our hotel... What a Great Find! Great restaurant with Great Food made all the more enjoyable by our excellent and very attentive waiter Anthony.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place never disappoints. The food is top notch -- our steaks were cooked to perfection! Leave room for the Skillet Cookie, it was awesome but filling!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall, a wonderful experience!!!!!\nOur server was excellent.\nA little difficult to read the menu........too Dark.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A special place for a special day. Martha, our server, was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Their filet mignon was amazing! I went here with my family and we had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe & Louie's is one of the best spots in Boston to dine! The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious. You do not have to be a steak fan to enjoy a meal at Abe & Louie's. I went the other night with two friends and we all ordered appetizers, salads and dessert! One of the most delicious items on the menu are the Abe & Louie's french fries. They are so big and delicious- the best fries I have ever had. They are that good! The salads are big and fresh and the dressings are perfect. And of course the Abe & Louie's rolls are a can't miss! All in all a fun place to dine, reasonable prices and never a disappointing meal. Would recommend it to anyone!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Abe & Louie's Friday night for a friend's birthday. We were seated on the second floor which was nice. We had a cozy table all the way in the back. There were 4 of us. We had drinks and dinner. Everyone loved the rolls! The soup and salads were divine! The birthday girl received a complimentary dessert from the menu. She chose the chocolate cake, which I tried and it was delicious! It was a fun night out and the food was amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice balanced menu , solid service & a well healed crowd . \n\nAwesome Ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful experience celebrating a milestone birthday at Abe and Louie's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional food and service! We say at the bar and felt so taken care of! Bartenders kind, professional, very attentive and so funny! We had so much fun and it was a great birthday celebration for my husband. We will be back and mist likely in a Saturday nite in hopes of connecting with the same exceptional servers at the bar. Thank u!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food- bread was warm and delicious, ahi tuna appetizer was perfect, and the steak was as good as any I've tasted. Well done!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

GREAT fotos as always

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The bone in rib eye was not only a poor cut but it was also overcooked. $54 for that has turned me off.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had to wait a bit to be seated even though we had a reservation and once seated waited longer than usual for our server. But after that everything was fine and service was great. All meals and salads did not disappoint. Does get a little noisy on the second floor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is really good . High quality. Service is awesome. Best restaurant. Love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best steak ever! The goat cheese was simply delicious. Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good. Had the prime rib. Wine selection good but way over priced. Food was good service was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit. Other than the steaks (we had rib-eye and delmonico), which were perfectly cooked and seasoned, and of high quality, the rest was blah to bad. We had Brussels sprouts and cauliflower steak, and I can do better at home. The vegetables were steamed first, before being roasted or grilled, and although this is a time-saver, it does not do justice to flavor. Roasting and grilling intensifies flavor while steaming just makes it soft. The worst dish we had were the raw littleneck clams. We love raw clams and order them everywhere, and this rather shocked us, especially being in Boston. They were dry, probably from sitting out a long time before being served, and the meat was almost flat and 'deflated', without the fresh glisten and soft round bounciness of freshly shucked shellfish. The wine recommended was average, easy to drink but not otherwise memorable. Service was good and our server was pleasant yet professional. Since there are other good steakhouses in the area, we will not be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great steaks and superb service. New York strip was fantastic and flavorful. Side dishes are enough to share. The skillet cookie was a great finisher.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I went on Valentine's day for brunch and had a great time. We highly recommend the steak eggs benedict. Great service and ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service and food was as always great!\nOur reservation was upheld without question \nand the whole experience was exceptional!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food and service what else could you want?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food! Everything was cooked to perfection. Service was amazing. My fav was the lobster casserole. Wish we lived closer to go there often.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very unimpressed. Hadn't been since Charlie Sarkis sold. Just ate at Morton's, Capital Grille and was expecting Abe & Louie's to be so much better and it wasn't very good at all. We were celebrating a birthday, which I added to reservation, nothing was said when we walked in, waitress didn't know about birthday. Uniforms are dated and not in good shape. Waitress was 'like someone working at a Burger King in Maine' according to the birthday girl from Maine. Wouldn't get fries again. Burger was decent as was turkey club. Slow service. Waitress said she was giving us time to catch up. I told her we work together and were on our lunch hour. Disappointed they were out of prime rib sandwich.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food lover. From near and far to far and near if it's good.... We will travel! We recently moved out to metro west and found that we were longing for a classic city steak house. The ones were before children we would eat, drink, and be Merry! Fast forward to this past weekend and we were able to get a sitter and meet up with an old friend who was in town.\n\nHe said he wanted classic Boston. So Abe and Louie's it was. The decor to the smartly dressed waiters and everything in between its a good start to a great meal. However the meal comes and your just not sure what happened. \n\nThe chowder which they describe as award winning is simply not winning. It's so thick I would compare it's consistency to pudding. \n\nThe steaks were cooked well but lacked that Ruth Chris flavor. My fish (halibut) was so dry, no sauce on this planet would help get it down.\n\nThe bread rolls were as good as I remembered.\n\n For the price your money could be spent on a way better meal elsewhere. It's a shame because it use to be soooo good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a group of 8 for a birthday party. Excellent food and service. Our steaks were prepared perfectly, and the fish dishes were also excellent. Sides were great as well and the timing between courses was perfect. It is a touch noisy, but its a steakhouse!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My son picked this spot to celebrate his high school graduation. Wise choise, as we had yet another great meal with Abe and Louie. They were also most accommodating to my vegan daughter. Plenty of food, great service, perfect night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I ordered two 60 dollar bottle of wine and they brought me a 60 dollar bottle and a 140 dollar bottle. I did not even think to check the name on the bottles because I was not familiar with the names I ordered and did not take a second look at the names.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We ordered our steaks medium rare and they were delivered medium well. We had to notify the waiter wo was reluctant to take them back. The food was disappointing. Much worse than on previous visits.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Meat over cooked and tough should of gone to capital grill

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter was Anthony was awesome. Helped us with the wine and quite a few other requests. Food was delicious of course😋

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love love love Abe's! It is such a wonderful experience. The servers are incredible and the meal divine. My family and I always love dinning here and we feel like loyalty! By far my favorite steak house in Boston.\nFilet is perfection. The rib eye is huge but so tasty and the blue cheese mashed potatoes are phenomenal. It's difficult to save room for dessert, but if you do, I highly recommend the key lime pie!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I came to Abe and Louie's on a suggestion of a Boston Native. The food was excellent and the wine list was expansive. Our server seemed to be in the weeds when we first arrived, but he quickly asked a colleague to see to us until he could free himself up, and was quick to offer his apologies. \n\nWith an appetizer, mid priced bottle of wine and 2 entrees you are looking at around 100-120$ per plate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been several times and have not been disappointed yet. Great food at reasonable prices. The service is exceptional !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional service and food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We started with a soft shell crab appetizer served on sour dough. Delicate and flavorful. I had the filet 10 oz and my husband had the 16 oz bone in filet. I asked for medium rare, but my steak was really medium. It was still very good, but a tiny bit over cooked for me. My husbands steak was cook to a perfect medium rare. We shared a side of grilled asparagus. The sides are an excellent size for sharing. We then finished with butterscotch brioche bread pudding. It was very tasty. The service is excellent and our waiters recommendations were spot on.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

New to Boston and wanted an authentic, excellent Boston experience. A+ for food, environment, service, and vibe. Will return ASAP.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent experience. Food was fantastic and service was superb. Our waiter Anthony was polite and knowledgable. Highly recommend Abe & Louie's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a table for 8 and were celebrating our Marine's homecoming. The food, wine and service was outstanding. Everyone had perfectly prepared steaks and an eclectic variety of side dishes. The lobster mac&cheese is out of this world. Our waiter was quiet attentive and very thoughtful with suggestions and helpful hints. We drank several bottles of Amarone, and were comped our dessert! We were slightly disappointed with being seated upstairs in the back, but quickly got over that when the seafood tower showed-up for appetizers!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food--three of us shared a huge steak and a lobster casserole with a side of asparagus. Still had to bring some home! The Key lime pie was the best version we'd experienced! Our waiter was helpful but not always available (he seemed to be caring for too many tables).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best filet in Boston. I've been to all of them, you name it, but no one cooks it better than Abe&Louie's. And it's always consistent, so I know I'll enjoy my steak, and I'm particularly picky. For the past 5 years I've been going I always get the same thing and have never been disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

the bar is a great place to have lunch with friendly bar staff. They have the best tuna burger. I wish they would bring their old bread basket back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

get it with the sweet potato fries. Definitely beats the beef burger.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never disappoints! One of my top 10 favs in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is usually great. Broccoli and spinach were so salty I could not finish. Very disappointing for Abe & Louie

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe & Louie's seems like a fairly typical higher-end chain steakhouse, meaning the food is very good, service is attentive, and the noise level is high. On balance, similar to Capital Grille, Morton's, Ruth's Chris, etc. We enjoyed dinner, but no real differentiation from the rest. Our slight preference for Grill 23 stands. Many more Boston steakhouses to try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waiter Paul was fantastic so nice. The food was great!!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything from the bread to the steak and sides (steak fries that night) were very good BUT for the level steak house it is it would not be my first choice the next time I'm looking for a higher end meal, Capitol Grille and Emerill's are much better for the money.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Luv this cozy place! Take a table outside. Try new york steak and mashed potatoes with blue cheese! Delicious!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant was extremely hot and mange meant had excuses instead of being able to resolve.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I haven't been to Abe & Louie's in awhile. But, it was as fabulous as I recall. I will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Incredible service and great steaks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was outstanding I loved the upstairs seating

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and customer service was excellent. They paid special attention our daughters special day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family celebrated a birthday here earlier this week. Outstanding! It's a beautiful environment with wonderful food and fantastic service. We had oysters, wedge salad, filet, sirloin, prime rib, baked potato, cream corn, and lobster Mac and cheese, as well as wine. Excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time and everything was wonderful. Good food and good service. We were at a table and would have preferred a booth, but we made our reservations at the last minute. Looking forward to going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had not been to A&L for a while and wondered why I had not after this past dining experience. Food and service was very good. Our waiter was attentive nws his serving several tables. Price was in line with other restaurants with similar quality. The decor does not feel plastic like some of the newer higher priced places in the area. The only negative is that we were seated upstairs near two large groups which made it a little noisy but it did not seem to affect our service. I will definitely go back a lot sooner than before.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe & Louie's is a traditional steakhouse with lots of dark wood appointments and a nice, cozy atmosphere. Our waiter was awesome and took excellent care of us. The bread is gooey and delicious, the dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives were fantastic and the prime rib was perfect. We had sautéed mushrooms, creamed corn and creamed spinach sides to share. I would likely pass on the sautéed mushrooms (they were good but not as good as the other sides). I would also pass on the Abe & Louie's salad. It sounds great but wasn't chilled and everything fell to the bottom of the plate given the bib lettuce wasn't cut up at all. Good salad but not as good as I've had at other steakhouses like Ruth's Chris, Lawry's in Vegas or the 801 Chophouse in Omaha. The creamed corn and spinach were excellent. We had the key lime pie for dessert and it was very good. We will definitely be back! Excellent quality of food for the value too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was to die for! The prime strip and creamed spinach are excellent! Wine list is extensive. The service was impeccable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Apps were delicious. Sides were great. Steak was a bit undercooked for both orders but tasty nonetheless.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Abe and Louie's to celebrate my children and their success at college. We have some very nice steak houses here on the North Shore but thought A&L would be special. My son and I wore blazers and my daughter a Lilly dress; my wife as usual was stunning. We sat next to a foursome slugging down beers in their shorts and T shirts and I felt we could have saved our money and gone to a brew pub. This group was not the only set of slobs there. If you are going to charge grown up prices, you might want to make people dress as grownups. We will not be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is to die for!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Their service is horrible. I booked a table at 9:00 but they didn't let me in abd given me no option other than setting outside.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here for birthday dinner. Got the NY Strip and the prime rib. NY strip was fantastic, but the prime rib was also good. Mac and cheese side was great as well. The blue cheese mashed potatoes were slightly odd for our taste. They did throw in a free desert for the birthday celebration.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe & Louis is great restaurant with a great upscale atmosphere. This used to be my favorite steakhouse in Boston, and I've recommended it for years. However since the new ownership has take over I feel it has gone down hill a bit. With so many other restaurants in the city like, Strega Strip, Del Frisco's, Flemming's, Capital Grille etc. Abe & Louis isn't necessarily my number one go to any more. It's still delicious and if you've never been I would definitely recommend checking it out.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My young adult daughter and I went for a mid week dinner. The food was mostly excellent. We split the tuna tartare (interesting presentation....a little tasteless to me) and the house salad (excellent). The petite fillet and double pork chop were prepared exactly to our liking, and were moist and flavorful. We also enjoyed the cauliflower steak. We were planning on having dessert , but the meal took so long we decided to skip it. Which brings me to my one criticism of the meal - it definitely crossed the line from leisurely to slow. My daughter and I always have lots to talk about when we meet for dinner, so we were not in a rush. However it seemed like we waited a little too long on every step in the process - getting the wine list, having the chance to order the wine, getting the wine, ordering the food.....you get the picture. Neither of us had the patience to wait for dessert. I've had better experiences there in the past, so I'm sure I will return, because the food is reliably very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit to Abe &Louis and it lived up to all the reviews we had read.I had the bone in ribeye and my wife had the lobster casserole and we were both extremely satisfied ..We will be back,for sure

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Poor quality steak. Poor preparation as to doneness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good overall, people very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This may have been a function of when we were there (Tuesday night around 7), but this did not feel like a special or romantic place at all, which I was totally expecting for the price point. Our waiter was perfectly nice but the dining crowd as a whole seemed to be local business people out for drinks and dinner after work, talking (very loudly) about their latest deals and who did what in the office. It's not the restaurant's fault, and it makes sense given the location, but I wouldn't come back for a special occasion again. I do have to say that the food was phenomenal, though, so if that kind of atmosphere doesn't bother you then definitely give this place a shot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, Very pleasant ambience , first-classes steaks. Waiting for the table at the bar not really nice: no sitting , bad bar Service , cocktails not interesting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Favorite steakhouse in Boston! By far the best quality and service. Servers take great care of you, table is always cleared fully. I went with my family for my birthday and was given free deserts for the whole table! Only flaw would be the noise - it was quite loud and sometimes hard to hear across the table, but great environment and great for celebrating special occasions

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waitress was wonderful never rushed us, food was great. Great service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went in for a late lunch. The service was excellent. The cream corn was yummy. All in all, a good meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We live right around the corner and this is still one of our top two or three favorite restaurants in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I got reservations at 9:45pm on Valentine's Day and although it was late, a Sunday night and freezing cold (in the single digits outside), the restaurant was nearly packed as usual. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston and although the steak was amazing (we split the large porterhouse), we were seated at a small table in the back, right adjacent to the noisy server area. I was about to request another table but my wife suggested we move our seats around to the back which was tucked behind the wall and much better. Still, we passed several great tables on the way to this lousy one....\r\n\r\nAt any rate, the service was OK but took a while to get our drinks and was just not anywhere the level we'd expect down the street at Capital Grille (despite the fact that it is a chain). I will have to say that the steak was so good, it really made the rest of experience a good one so no major complaints. \r\n\r\nAnyway Abe and Louie's is still highly recommended, especially if you like a lively, festive atmosphere late at night, but they need to work a little on table selection and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I suggested Abe & Louie's for dinner with a friend from out of town and we both enjoyed our experience. The wait staff was attentive and friendly but not pushy, the cosmopolitans were excellent as was our food, French onion soup, caprese salad and shrimp and scallops with risotto. The only thing we had that was less than spectacular was the mac and cheese, which I found to be not very flavorful. But everything else, including our warm chocolate chip cookie sundae, was excellent and we would both definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This has always been our favorite restaurant to go to when we are in Boston. The steaks are remarkable and the service is always great! Saturday nights are very crowded, however we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. We've been for brunch, lunch and dinner and never had a bad experience. Love this restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed a Sunday lunch while watching both football games on the televisions in the bar!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

There were four of us all meals cooked to perfection is delicious . Server was extremely attentive , Will definitely go back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The waiter was unbelievable. He went above and beyond with recommendations and overall service. Good was on point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good was great. Patio was perfect. Very happy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant is GREAT but ridiculously expensive. Its too bad as the cost prevents me from making Abe & Louie's a regular go to place vs a special occasion only restaurant. If you have inherited alot of money - go to Abe & Louie's. Order the bone in filet and eat like a king!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been before, will keep going. A Boston staple, it's a great bar, a great steak, and their menu is very good. Huge wine list, maybe pricey I don't care. Lively, people come here and enjoy. Too often reservations a good idea on any given weekend. Get a booth! Waiters are very good, calm, professional, and responsive. Somebody brought us grilled asparagus, we ordered steamed, it was there in minutes. Not an issue. Go.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time I ever sent back a forty dollar steak, but I asked for medium rare and got it bloody. Never happens at Abe's. Also found out the hard way; excellent Chardonnay marked up 400%. Always knew all restaurants go 100, 200, even 300-? Percent. But four? Still love it there, tho. Great service, wonderful booths and banquets, great people serving. Sure as hell been around a lot longer than I have, and will be. Great place to go for late, long, lunch in the dead of winter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my sister here for a birthday lunch while in town. The food was delicious and the restaurant is a short walk from Prudential so it wasn't hard to find. Our waiter was very helpful and easy to talk to. Would visit again for a different event!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The wait staff was impeccable, each taking extra care to ensure you were served correctly. The food was just delicious! Our waiter was not only well versed on the food menu, but the wines as well. A definite do not miss when you come to Boston!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best steak house in Boston

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been in this place more than 10 times, and every time we go, we like it more than the last time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have always had fabulous meals here, and wonderful servers have waited on us. The only drawback is the noise level. It is difficult enough to hear between 2 people with average hearing, but if one of the people is a little hard of hearing it just becomes unpleasant for both parties.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

the lobster was dry, oysters and clams very good\n\nmeat very good a Little bit expencive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were so excited to be able to end our vacation in Boston at Abe & Louie's. We've always ended with dinner at a fine dining restaurant. This time we wanted to just stay local. No franchises. We couldn't have chosen a better place to be, as a family.\nWe were so pleased with our service. Paul and his team were clearly, true professionals. We enjoyed the entire evening, all eight of us. And the food? So wonderful. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe and Louie's is an amazing restaurant for very special occasions.\nEverything we ordered was extremely delicious.\nThe salads, vegetables, and sweet potato fries were as delicious and as perfectly prepared as the steaks and sea bass. This is a very pricey dining experience and entirely worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Abe and Louie's is a classic steak house but with excellent service, food and wine.\nThe way I look at it is: 'If you're going to have a steak you might as well go to the best place in town!'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful day there! Everything was delicious! Attentive staff excellent all the way around.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was fantastic. Food excellent with servings large enough to share \n\nExceeded our expectations\n\nRita Cuker

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a few very good steaks here. I'd say the most flavorful was the top sirloin cooked on the bone. They only reason I went 4 stars instead of 5 was that my medium rare steak was more like medium (they were more than willing to re-cook some for me... but I tasted it and it was good) and the grilled asparagus was over-grilled. They pulled that off our bill and the service was excellent. Overall, a great place for a meal and even though there were a couple of small issues, they were dealt with very well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Of all the steak restaurants in Boston, Abe & Louis continues to be my favorite. I had visitors with me from out-of-state and A&L has a great old-time Boston feel. Great service, great food and wonderful atmosphere. We all had Filet Mignon w/bearnaise sauce - cooked perfectly. Sides are ordered for the table. We had honey-glazed rainbow carrots, sautéed Broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes. Perfect gin and vodka Martina's and a Manhattan w rum soaked cherries. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great foid and Service. All the staff cared about my dinner party from biggining to end.\n\nBooking on Opentable worked great! \n\nI was flying in from another city so the OpemTable reservation was great to have as an available service.