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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.
Cambridge, MA 02142
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub
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 offers Karaoke on Friday nights from 10pm until last call.
Come join us at the bar and have a great time!
Abigail's also offers full service catering. Everything from breakfast meetings, weddings, pig 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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Abigail's Ratings and Reviews
Our first trip to Abigail's was a total success. Excellent waitstaff that answered all questions with obvious knowledge of the menu and drinks. The food is good and the options will satisfy all people in your party. It was a quiet evening when we dined, and the design of the space suggests that conversation would still be easy even when crowded. The casual atmosphere is great, and we'll return to order different, great-sounding menu items.
The burger was delicious, but it was rather small. Doesn't need to be huge, but I felt like I needed two of them. My colleague's salad was also on the small side. Portioning is not nearly as bad as the now-defunct Ames Deli (where you had to get lunch after lunch) but a slight adjustment would improve the value proposition. The place was also a little dark, but on the balance lunch was very nice.
Pros: food was very good, wine list was extensive, reservations accepted, special diet restriction options available and notated in menu, most waitstaff was very nice
Cons: waitress was pushy--pulled menu right out of our dining guest's hands stating "just order the ____, you'll love it" and he wasn't decided on what he wanted yet. Also she kept trying to remove plates of food that we all hadn't finished the food from yet. Mashed potatoes tasted like "instant".
The steak I ordered was the worst piece of meat I've ever had. The whole piece had bristle/white cartilage in it and I could not chew it, never mind even cut it with my knife. My friend ordered the steak as well and hers came out the same. I can't speak about the drinks because we didn't order any but I definitely would not come back to Abigail's again for food.
Food was good. I got the Brunch Skillet, which was more watery than I expected. I ordered a cup of tea but received a tea pot and was charged the tea pot price, which was confusing. The waitress was nice to correct it but the menu only says tea pot and not tea cup, which is confusing. Service was alright - I feel we waited about 20 minutes for someone to just pick up the check when we were ready to pay. Otherwise it was a nice ambiance and spacious environment.
Made a same day reservation on open table. When we arrived there were a few small tables filled but overall the place was pretty empty. I informed the host/waiter that we were here for our scheduled reservation. We then stood around for 10-15 minutes without any clear direction or notification of when we would be seated. This was pretty bizarre since the restaurant was nearly empty and we were a large group and the entry way isn't that big. When I finally asked if we could sit down...the host brought us to the table which had been ready from the beginning. The service was slow and disjointed (instead of everyone getting their drinks and food at the same time...things seemed to come out at random times).
All that said, when the food and drinks did eventually appear it was very good. The gouda fries were my personal favorite. The restaurant was sorely understaffed (1 host/waiter and 1 bartender for the entire place) and made dining with a large group less than relaxing. I suspect this place is better for a workday lunch rather than weekend dinner.
First time dining at Abigail's and I would definitely dine here again. Great location and they were happy to accommodate our group of 8 which then grew to 16. Wings were awesome and brisket sandwich was killer. Fun beer selection and service was stellar. Definitely look forward to returning soon.
On the way to/from the Kendall Cinema, Abigail's is a fine spot for a plate of raw oysters (Island Creek or Spearpoint). They paired well with a bottle of Tohu sauvignon blanc. A green salad with steak was tasty and left me completely satisfied.
The noise level with the place only half full was moderate, so we could easily converse without raising our voices.
First time here, recommended by a friend. Waitress was a little pushy at first (but attentive & friendly!), but in hindsight I think she wanted to get our orders in ahead of a surge. The entrees tasted great when they arrived, but were slow in coming out. We had to send one plate back as the fish on the plate was almost raw. Neighboring table also had a kitchen/plate problem, so something was up with the kitchen that evening. Will definitely try Ester again, as they may have had an off night. But can see that it is a great local place.
The hostess greeted and seated us promptly and she was very friendly. Our server also greeted us promptly and was helpful with explanations for some menu items. Food was delivered quickly and we were not rushed by the server. The food (3 types of salads and one flatbread) were all delicious and presented in an appealing manner. I would highly recommend Abigails.
If you want to grab a sandwich and a beer in as part of a causal dining experience then this is a good place to eat. The portions are normal -- not over-sized, and the wait staff are friendly, making this is a good place to meet with a friend for lunch. Bu not a place to take a client or a hot date. American fare, just fine, sums it all up.
I dined here with a group of 11 people for Sunday brunch. The service was fine up until we put in our orders. Our waitress was always quick to refill our waters and our coffees but we waited a very long time for our orders to come in. The restaurant was not busy so I am not sure what the hold up was about. The food was over salted and not as good as I'd hope. My friends who ordered their steaks enjoyed their meals so I guess it just depends on what you order. I would give the restaurant another try maybe for dinner.
This is my second time here - last time was quite a while ago (as I'm not in Boston very much). Terrific dinner - this place is a gem. Got there at 6 on a Saturday night, thought it was very quiet, but by 7:30 it was full and hopping. Had a great linguini w/ clams - though my friends both ordered scallops&risotto which was the winner.
Great desserts. But no espresso!? Never even heard of that before!
Lunch was delicious but probably enough calories for two days. I wish more places would indicate calories or offer half portions with soup/salad. Would be good for a large man but too much for an average woman.....yet that didn't stop me from eating the entire thing and then being unable to move for the rest of the day from my 'food coma.' So really it's my own lack of self control!!!
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