Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Update: Abby Lane in Boston's Theater District to Reopen in the Fall After Being in Hibernation Since Last Fall

[Ed note: This article was updated on July 28, 2021 to reflect the fact that the restaurant plans to open later this year.]

A restaurant in downtown Boston that has a celebrity chef behind it is one of the latest dining spots to go into hibernation.

Based on information from a couple of sources, Abby Lane in Boston's Theater District has shut down for the time being as of November of 2020, with owner Jason Santos confirming this to us and indicating that the Tremont Street spot plans to be closed for the winter of 2020/2021 "at most." (Santos also indicates that the lack of a patio along with no theatergoers in the area both played a role in the decision.) It appears that his other dining spots, including Buttermilk & Bourbon and Citrus & Salt in the Back Bay and the new B&B Fish in Marblehead, remain in operation for now.

Jason Santos, who is known in part for his TV appearances (including on Hell's Kitchen), first opened Abby Lane in 2012, with the restaurant offering a mix of New American and classic American fare along with craft cocktails.

[July 28, 2021 update: A message sent to us indicates that Abby Lane is looking to reopen in the fall of 2021 when Boston theaters start to return.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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