Abigail's is a full service neighborhood restaurant, serving ingredient inspired cuisine, craft beer and cocktails. Located in Kendall Sq , Abigail's is the realization of a long held dream, a labor of love named for our first love, Abigail.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Athenaeum St & Third St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Abigail's also offers full service catering. Everything from breakfast meetings, weddings, whole animal roasts, BBQ and much more. No matter the party size or occasion we have the services and friendly staff to make your event most memorable.
Discounted Parking, with Validation
**Kendall Square South Garage
350 Kendall Street (Located underneath the Watermark Apartment Building)
A large amount of metered street parking is also available around the restaurant.
Redline- Kendall/MIT station
Green Line- Lechmere station
Bus 68, 85, CT2
Bus 69, 80, 87, 88
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Abigail's Ratings and Reviews
Had a great meal with my wife and daught ...
Had a great meal with my wife and daughter. Mussels appetizer and flatbread were great. Fish entree was also excellent as were the desserts.
Party of 10 all loved it!
Party of 10 all loved it!
I took my mom there for Mothers Day Brunch and it was fantastic. They had a Harp player, who does that anymore in restaurants? The food was amazing, the service was kind and very helpful, and at the end they gave us an unbelievable cheesecake that blew my mind. I would come here again, granted they are on the more expensive side, but the bar looked really nice and the atmosphere was very vibrant.
This is the third or fourth time we have been here and we have had mixed results. We have had some really great specials here in the past, but this trip's food was only good. Which isn't bad, but not great. The full bar does have some nice selections, as they made a nice martini had a good selection of beer and ciders. The curved walls along one side of the restaurant make sounds vibrate like crazy, so it is a loud space and difficult to have conversations. Our service was really spotty on this trip. Our waitress was at first very attentive, but then disappeared for a long time. When she did return, she cleared our plates and took one of our items to be boxed up. She came back several minutes later with the check and said that the staff had accidentally thrown away the leftovers, so a new piece of meat was being prepared, which she brought out a few minutes later. She had already brought over the check, but we really wanted dessert, so it was an awkward moment when I had to ask if they had dessert - we were never asked if we wanted anything else. When asked, she simply said, "Absolutely" and went to retrieve dessert menus. It was an add exchange that left us wondering if she wanted to get rid of us, even though the restaurant was only about half full. Overall the food didn't merit any complaints, but also didn't warrant any wows. On a warmer day, we have enjoyed the outdoor patio.
An ok place
The restaurant was pretty busy for a Wednesday evening. While we were immediately seated, it took a while for the server to arrive. The server was very nonchalant. He only checked on us once after the food arrived and a bluetooth ear piece in his ear all along. I've been to many restaurants, very basic to very expensive, and I've never ever encountered a server like that. Apart from that, our appetizer was brought out with our meal. The taste of the food was ok. Nothing to write home about. The only silver lining were the cocktails. So, if anything, I might go back for those.
Very good lunch, but long wait
We go to Abigail's about once a month and really like it, but lately it takes at least 45 minutes to get our food. It's worth it for the taste and value- but I've had to skip going here a few times when we know we're short on time. Table service is sometimes awesome and sometimes lacking... host is always great and helpful. Food is consistently fantastic!! Great spot for large groups and last minute reservations.
I wish It were better
We started off waiting 6 minutes to even be acknowledged at the front door, that should have been the indicator right away. We were sat & then 20 minutes to even get water, we ordered drinks & 20 more minutes STILL NOTHING... Had to cancel one of the drinks, then I received my sangria & it was clear that they through it RIGHT together because it was disgusting & had to be sent back. 25 more minutes for food, Items were forgotten, things were received incorrectly, the staff was just taking their time with no hustle, I mean I get that times get busy, but this wasn't crazy busy & it was soo long for everything, I mean all tables were not being fed for insane lengths of time. THe food was SOO Good, which makes it so disappointing that the service was soo bad because I want to come back but don't often have 3 hours for a quick lunch, AND IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY!!! How depressing!
If 10 is great, the food was 4 and the coffee was 1. Why bother, except for pleasant decor and great location? Will not return and will definitely not recommend it to anyone. Too bad.
Noisy and no privacy but the food was go ...
Noisy and no privacy but the food was good. The waiter was forgetful - had to remind him of our drinks that we ordered.
Kendall spot limited to after work drinks
Been to Abigail's several times but mostly for after work drinks and a few snacks with them. Went to dinner there this week and was largely disappointed. Our server seemed mildly interested but did nothing to make us feel welcome or interested in the menu. Limited to the "what can I get you" attitude of middling restaurants. Only came back well into the meal. My friend ordered the Frisee salad and oysters and they both seemed adequate. I ordered what was described as a lamb ragu over papperdelle but instead I got a soupy broth over limp noodles that seemed to come out of a bag from the supermarket. Think I'll stick to their low cost burgers off the grill in the summertime.
Took business friend there for a favor h ...
Took business friend there for a favor he had done for me. 2 meals of past & lamb were both very good. Ordered toasted bread for $4. Was nearly burnt, hard & small. Chick pot pie was beautiful but bland & boring. Hamburger was a disgrace. Although it was only $10 it was flat & tiny. Like a Burger King. They should charge more & make it a real hamburger. Ambiance was nice. However with a half empty room they sat us next to a window that you could feel the wind blow thru. Not a great nite.
We ate lunch at Abigail's twice this month and both times we had a nice experience. As noted before, it offers a nice lively ambiance and friendly staff. The menu is pretty typical for lunch, we tried different things and were not disappointed. I would recommend this place for lunch, it adds diversity within Kendall Square area.
Super friendly staff, amazing food, grea ...
Super friendly staff, amazing food, great drinks. Right by the train station so super convenient too. I celebrated my birthday here, I had about 30-35 people come in and out throughout the night on a Friday night and everybody had a blast. I went to Abigail's for a Sunday brunch also. Food was phenomenal. Their biscuit is out of this world. Strongly recommended.
Friendly service, tasty food
Our server was friendly, accurate and provided good service. The food was cooked well and very fresh. It was a nice lunch outing.
Great restaurant thoroughly enjoyed it.
Great restaurant thoroughly enjoyed it.
VERY NICE EARLY DINNER
WE HAD AN EARLY dinner WITH FRIENDS AND GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE- VERY PLEASANT AND CALM- GOOD FOOD TO ORDER. GREAT COCKTAILS
Service was really bad, it was a Birthd ...
Service was really bad, it was a Birthday celebration, we got there by 7:50pm and server took our food order at 8:20. He was not attentive, made our experience really bad. We regret to choose this Restaurant for a special occasion. Food was brought atvthw same time except one dish, we had to wait for it, also one drink was never brought until we asked for it for a second time. Would not recommend nor will go there again
Good dinner after movie!
Enjoyed a nice dinner on Valentine's Day after seeing a movie at Kendall Square. They had delicious lamb tagliatelle and a nice selection of starters that the three of us shared. Pleasant space and a very attentive waiter (but never rushing us) made for a pleasant meal. Parking can be a challenge, but there are garages and the Red Line T.
I'm a generally easy restaurant goer to please.
I genuinely did not like the food. It was too salty and other wise flavorless. Also, it was too noisy for me.
As 50-year old somethings, we immediatel ...
As 50-year old somethings, we immediately noticed that Abigail's has a nice lively ambiance favored by the 20- and 30-something crowd. Our waiter was excellent: he was informative, friendly and attentive to our needs throughout the meal. The kitchen comes up with some reasonably creative dishes, although I must say that the prices far outstripped the novelty and tastiness of our meals.
Abigail's is delightful.
Myself, my other half, and another couple enjoyed our first visit to Abigail's on Saturday night. We had reserved a table and were seated immediately upon our somewhat early arrival. The location is a convenient walk from the Kendall Square Landmark theater, which was the initial draw after our movie viewing. Our eclectic group of food tastes all found something to enjoy on the menu. Oysters were fantastically fresh and offered in sufficient variety. Dinner entrees from salmon to lamb were expertly prepared. The ambiance is quite nice if the service seemed slightly inexperienced but, enthusiastic. All in all, it was a delightful dinner experience that we all thoroughly enjoyed.
The food was not well made. Good kids menu, tho.
Our food was not well made. Our server, when we hesitated in giving him our order for a moment, left immediately and began taking the order at another table. Although there were only 2 groups seated, they were slow getting our food out. It was not timed well. They forgot my tea at the end, which capped off a disappointing trip to dinner.
Nice find for lunch!
We had the 2 lunch specials - mushroom pizza and pulled pork tacos. Not a bit of food left on our plates.
Great spot in Cambridge!
healthy up to date menu with some classic comfort foods too! Great spot to hang out on a cold Boston day or have a business lunch!
Outrageously expensive for very vacuous ...
Outrageously expensive for very vacuous atmosphere and frugal presentation of food (small portion of pasta, no bread, nothing but very basic aesthetic).
Oysters were amazing. Risotto was overcooked. I expected more from this restaurant. Menu is very limited. Wait staff is very good, especially Malik. Drinks are excellent.
Great food, but tone down the music
Food was excellent, as was the top-notch service. My only complaint is that we went for lunch and the music was blaring like it was a night club, making it hard to have a conversation at normal tones.
Food not great
Service very good, food too salty and not saw taste
Food was ok, not great. I was a bit surprised by the price point of the meal and expected a bit more value. The Pasta entree was lacking for the prices.
Great service! Food was delicious. Wo ...
Great service! Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and come back again
We ate at Abigail's on a recent Saturday night and had a very nice meal. I had the steak special, which was excellent and my wife had the salmon, which she proclaimed one of the best salmon dishes she has ever had...
Abigail's is fine, but a bit frayed at the edges. I was surprised that our booth upholstery was slightly torn, and the whole place just looked worn. It's located in a spiffy area of Cambridge with all kinds of new restaurants--including Tatte's right across the street. We tried the banana bread appetizer (with whipped cream with brandy in it) which was novel and pretty good. The service was attentive, except when someone cleared our forks and no one brought new ones until requested (at which point they promptly brought them). The eggs benedict on biscuits made for a slightly interesting twist. I would say that they might need just a bit of a refreshment on the menu, the service, and the interior.
Superb food and cocktails
The service and quality of food and cocktails at Abigail's is
Too loud for lunch
Had lunch at Abigail's and was interviewing a candidate. It was too loud to have any type of conversation - which may be ok for after work, but considerations should be made to decrease the noise level during lunch. The food was good, but not spectacular.
Great dinner near MIT campus
We were pressed for time and Abigail's service was up to the task. Had to try "One Really Good Cheese" for our appetizer and it was! Loved the presentation and accompaniments with it too. Our daughter ordered the chicken sandwich just so she could try the bleu cheese fries which were terrific. The cod cheeks special and pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe were also good. We will be back on our next visit to Cambridge!
Excellent food and attentive staff.
Excellent food and attentive staff.
Nice place with great food, but long serve times
Went here with my family for dinner. Overall, 4/5 experience. The food and drink were very good. I had my young daughter with me and the waitress offered to make a custom, kids, flatbread pizza for her off the menu, which was very nice. It was very busy and energetic, with a nice ambiance. We had no wait for our table once we arrived, which was great. The negative was that the service was extremely slow. It probably took 20 minutes for our drink orders to arrive and we had probably been there for 1.5 hours before we started eating dinner. Admittedly, it was a very busy Friday night, but I still thought that the wait was excessive. Still would recommend to a friend though, good food.
Very under-staffed, so service incredibly slow. Food overpriced for the quality. Surprisingly noisy. Okay overall--one of the few things open around Kendall at night.
Stuck in an office building
Thought for some reason Abigails would be a homey bistro neighborhood spot. Arrived at 8 pm on a Saturday night and no one was there. It probably has a much more energetic feeling during the work week but if you are looking for a fun spot on the weekend this isn't it. Also the food was mediocre..
Friendly and fun
The staff here are wonderful! This was my 3rd lunch visit. MUST try the steak salad. Every waiter has been warm and welcoming, even decorating the platter of the cake we brought for our group. Food is well prepared and the menu varies seasonally so there's always a new item to try. Cost is reasonable for the area. There's an outdoor patio for good weather dining. Great place in a demanding area. I'll be back!
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