Cambridge, MA 02142
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.
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
First time here, recommended by a friend ...
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 prompt ...
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.
We were very well cared for at this brig ...
We were very well cared for at this bright spot in the rapidly changing neighborhood near Kendall Square. Excellent cocktails followed by solid appetizers and a very good entrees. Didn't have room for dessert but we will definitely be back.
If you want to grab a sandwich and a bee ...
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 f ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!!!
Hair in the salad and lemonade. Lemonad ...
Hair in the salad and lemonade. Lemonade was replaced with another glass that had hair. No apology. Service seemed rude. May have been a bad day with multiple things going wrong, either way an apology goes a long way. It's probably a good restaurant, but was very disappointing for my CEO.
Abigail's is a great place to go to for ...
Abigail's is a great place to go to for a relaxing brunch. Went there both Mother's and Father's Day. Quite a different vibe . Ate outside on Father's Day. Quiet and very good food. Just really like the atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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