Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Abbey in Brookline Opening Second Location in Former Addis Red Sea Space in Cambridge

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 22 to reflect confirmation of where the restaurant will open.]

The folks behind a neighborhood restaurant and bar in Brookline are going to be opening a second location, with this one being across the river.

According to a poster on the Chowhound site (and confirmed by @BostonTweet), the owners of The Abbey on Beacon street in Washington Square will open a new spot, which looks like it will be in Cambridge. A Facebook post from the restaurant shows a picture of Addis Red Sea on Mass. Ave. (just outside of Porter Square), though we have not been able to completely confirm that this is indeed the exact location of the dining spot.

[November 22 update: Based on information from an article from Eater Boston and a post on Chowhound, it looks like we can now say for certain that The Abbey will be moving into the Addis Red Sea space. (The EB photo shows the windows at Addis being papered over, and the Chowhound poster has said that as well.)]

[May 12, 2014 update: A new article from Eater Boston states that The Abbey opens its new location in Cambridge today.]

The Abbey first opened in Brookline in September of 2010, moving into the space where Dalia's Bistro and Wine Bar had been. The restaurant focuses mainly on New American fare.

The website for The Abbey can be found at