More than a mouthful at Abe & Louie’s

Try an eye-full! What is the one thing you don’t want to see at a fine dining establishment? Two people getting it on, out in the open, about 5 feet from the restroom doors! Yes, that’s right… my girlfriend and I came out of the ladies room, made a wrong turn and, instead of seeing Sirloins, Filet Mignons and T-bones, we got a look at a good old-fashioned Rump-roast!

Standing there, tucked away in what appeared to be a busboy station, was a women facing the wall, pants around her knees and a guy standing behind her (CLOSE behind her), zipper undone. We looked at them, they looked at us, we started cracking up and got the hell out of there as quickly as we could! Later regretting that I didn’t whip out my iPhone to snap a quick shot. Oh well!

So the next question is… was this girl just really drunk, or did she just not care??? I am not exaggerating when I say this was just steps away from the bathroom door. What I’m calling a “busboy station” was not a room, but simply a nook — at best — that was maybe 2 to 3 feet deep. Not something you expect to see at this type of restaurant. The Pour House, maybe… which is where we started our evening (at the 2007 Blogtoberfest), but not Abe & Louie’s.

Anyhow… this was my first dining experience at Abe & Louie’s and my-my will it be a memorable one! Too bad it won’t be because of the food. We did eat last night, but just appetizers –it was more of a drinking night. I was there with 3 other girls and we shared 4 appetizers (and no beef, which is what this place is known for).

We had the Iced Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (for $15) — a little pricey for FOUR shrimp. They were definitely jumbo, but by far not worth $3.75 each!!! Next came the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (also $15), served with some type of tartar sauce and a fruit salsa. Again, tasty, but it was one medium-sized crab cake. In other words, also overpriced. We also got the Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Cocktail (I guess they like to emphasize the word jumbo… indicating you’ll be paying a lot) this one went for $16. Now granted, it was a fair serving… and it was jumbo chunks, but it was served with cocktail sauce and horseradish. Whoop-dee-doo. Lastly, we shared the Boca Chopped Salad – minus the bacon ($9). This was actually quite good and a nice-sized portion for the cost. To see their full menu, click here.

Typical steakhouse fare, typical steakhouse decor and typical steakhouse prices. I will need to visit again to determine the quality and taste of the dinner entrees… but my first impression is that it’s a bit overpriced for what it is. Definitely a good ‘ol boys kind of place (but aren’t most steak houses?).

Overall, a fun night out with the girls — with a few surprises thrown in and a bit of a hangover this morning!

Abe & Louie's in Boston

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