Restaurants in Boston are quite abundant but
restaurants that make it to the Top 10 list are quite few. Abe and Louies is trying
to make it on that list.
When we arrived one evening,
our server quickly greeted us and offered us a glass of wine from an extensive wine list,
which included ports, chardonnay and vintage merlots.
We started our dinner out perfectly by ordering some of the
fresh appetizers. The jumbo shrimp cocktail ($12.95) were fresh and tender. The soup du
jour was vegetable beef barley but we opted for the New England clam chowder ($5.95) which
was creamy and loaded with chunks of potatoes and clams.
The Abe and Louies salad ($6.50), a combination of
bibb lettuce, apples, pistachio nuts, blue cheese and Dijon vinaigrette sounded intriguing
but we opted to share the beef steak tomato with blue cheese and vidalia onions ($7.95).
The vegetables, potatoes and sides are just as large as the menu and should be shared
between two guests.
The sautéed spinach with garlic and mushrooms ($6.95) was
not soggy but fresh and crispy. Dont miss out on the mashed potatoes with blue
cheese ($5) - it is out of this world!
I ordered the bone-in filet mignon, the signature steak
($25.95). Our server suggested I order the cut with the bone because it adds more flavor.
While I agree the steak was very flavorful, it was also somewhat tough.
My dining companion ordered the bone-in double cut prime rib
($29.95), again, at our servers recommendation but he said the cut was just as
tender and juicy off the bone as it was on.
The extra thick veal chop ($26.95) looked delicious and so
did the domestic lamb chops ($28.95).
The New York cheesecake ($6) should not be missed. Desserts
here were wonderful! Choose among fresh baked apple pie with ice cream or melted cheddar
cheese ($6), a chocolate soufflé with raspberry sauce ($7) and the house mocha
crème brulee ($7).
This restaurant just recently opened up after undergoing a
major renovation from its previous notoriety as J.C. Hillarys. Today, Abe and
Louies is a fun place to go for good food and service.
Abe and Louies
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Kellie K. Speed is
a freelance travel writer and restaurant reviewer. Her features have been
published in various publications including The Boston Globe, Cahners’
Industrial Distribution and Graphic Arts Monthly magazines and Reno Air
Kellie has reviewed numerous first-class hotels and
travel destinations, including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Bermuda and
Mexico, to name a few. She has also traveled internationally to Ireland,
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