At one time the Abbey Hotel's lobby must have been a graceful space for guests to dawdle in, but not anymore. It's stripped to bare essentials (desk, stairway, elevator), all relegated to the left side of the dapper, Deco, 52-seat Abbey Dining Room. The restaurant resembles a swank supper club: eggshell-color walls contrasted by dark brown trim, tables set crisply in white, large picture windows on the right side of the room facing a patio with additional tables. A cozy bar tucked in the far end of the dining area attracted a capacity crowd on the nights we visited, but the rest of the place was practically empty. That's too bad, because Chef Phillippe Baguette has smoothly transferred his Moroccan-inspired Mediterranean cuisine from Café Tabac to the Abbey, where he's come up with a concise, enticing, and... More >>>