Dinner at Brookline's The Abbey

Dinner at Brookline’s The Abbey

October 2, 2010


Every time a new restaurant or bar comes to our area, we get crazy excited. Especially when it doesn’t even require us to get on the T or hop in a car. And while there are some lovely establishments already in Washington Square in Brookline (The Fireplace! Publick House! Washington Square Tavern!), we’ve long been hoping for something more. So, we were super excited to hear that The Abbey was opening right on Beacon St.

I headed to The Abbey the other night with Chels and Katie for a little birthday celebrating. Even from the outside, we could tell it was going to be the perfect neighborhood addition. Warm and cozy… not too big, but not too small. This is the type of place we can definitely see ourselves heading for a bite to eat or just to hang out at the bar.


We were starving, so the bread was a welcome starter. It was a bit chewy, but super fresh… And the hummus it was served with was delicious.


The menu is incredibly eclectic with a wide variety of choices and prices. There was SO much I wanted to try, which means I’m going to have to go back a few times.



We started with drinks and Chels and I both got the “Skinny Gingerman.” If you put a ginger drink on a menu, rest-assured, we will be ordering it. It was AWESOME. And I totally need to re-create this.


Throughout the meal, we obviously posed for some photo opportunities. By the way. I went back to Sammi at Rock, Paper, Scissors Salon and got a pretty drastic haircut. Blonder and with bangs! Sammi was awesome (again) and spent 3.5 hours with me. I totally trust her and kind of just let her go wild. It’s still kind of a shock to look into the mirror and see myself, but I think I’m loving it!


Anyway, back to the food! We ordered the deviled bacon and eggs for an appetizer. They were absolutely delicious! Though we would have loved more than one egg 🙂 Next time we might have to order two of these!


Photo break!


For my meal, I got the Red Wine Parpadelle with Crab, Leeks, and Truffle Oil. This was way different than any pasta dish I’m used to getting in a restaurant and I thoroughly enjoyed it (almost licked the plate). I loved that the pasta was a beautiful red color (from the wine) and the crab was super fresh tasting.


Katie got the flatbread of the day, which was a Margarita Flatbread. Look at how thin and beautiful the crust is??


Chels got the Statler Chicken, Roasted Garlic and Ricotta Ravioli, and Lemon Jus. She really enjoyed it and we both liked that the portion sizes weren’t huge, but ended up being the perfect amount.


I already know I NEED to try the lamb lollipops, fried halloumi cheese, and bison bolognese, so another visit to The Abbey is in my very near future. But I’m sure I’ll be stopping in before then for another one of those Skinny Gingerbread Men! The Abbey is also known for their fabulous scotch selection.


Welcome to the neighborhood!

The Abbey
1657 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446

AND thank you SO much AGAIN for voting for us in Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog— We made it through to round 3!!! You guys are the BEST and we’re so excited to show you what we did for round 3 🙂


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18 Responses to "Dinner at Brookline’s The Abbey"

  1. Yum! That flatbread looks so good!
    And congrats on round three!

  2. Simply Life says:

    Looks like a great new place to try!

  3. Congrats on making it to Round 3! I can’t wait to see your dinner party. I know it will be lovely.

    I used to live right in Washington Sq. and there was nothing better than walking down to Washington Sq Tavern and then stumbling home. 😉 I’ll definitely check out The Abbey.

  4. Daisy says:

    The sign outdoors was not up last week!! Cool. Yes you have to try the fried halloumi 😉 all your enterees look awesome and my gf pointed out the skinny gingerman, why did I not get that?!

  5. Erica says:

    What a cool spot! I think its neat that they serve hummus with their bread (the little things really make the restaurant). And the flatbread looks very tasty. LOVE your hair Sues!! The lighter color is very fun

  6. Bridget says:

    LOVE LOVE the hair!!! If I had straight hair I would totally want to try bangs out for a while, looks awesome on you!! Halloumi cheese is incredible and everything you guys ordered looks amazing, I’ll have to remember this place!

  7. newlywed says:

    Your hair looks great! As does the restaurant.

  8. Joanne says:

    Aww this post is making me miss boston food establishments so much. Tear. I love that city.

    Your hair looks adorable! The bangs are tres chic.

  9. The Abbey looks delicious! And your hair looks so cute. I have been pondering bangs, and they look great on you! Congrats on making it to round 3 of PFB!

  10. Michelle says:

    I’ve read some great blogger reviews about the Abbey! I don’t get out to Brookline much but I’ve been loving the new places out there!

  11. Amanda L. says:

    Oh! I’ll have to check out The Abbey sometime! Looks cute!

  12. emily says:

    I would definitely get any ginger drink, too! You should definitely recreate. 🙂

    Love your hair! Looks so cute…you can really rock the bangs!

  13. i love your hair! and it’s always fun to find new local restaurants. 🙂

  14. First and foremost, your hair looks fabulous!

    The deviled eggs and bacon seemed to jump off the menu and it was great to see a pic. Sometimes menu descriptions just aren’t enough.

  15. I went to the Abbey the other weekend too. It was quite tasty and they had Cambridge Pumpkin Ale on tap – YUM!

  16. Kelly P says:

    We’re headed there next weekend–can’t wait! I’m definitely getting the Halloumi cheese.

    p.s.–Susie–love the new ‘do!

  17. glad you enjoyed it

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