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Abacus

4.7
2501 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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Located in the Knox-Henderson area of Uptown Dallas, Executive Chef Chris Patrick's cuisine will not disappoint. Don't miss our signature dish Lobster Shooters. You will also find prime beef, sushi, fresh fish flown in daily and much more on the ever changing, innovative menu perfect for romantic or business dinners. Monday through Thursday you can order the 5 or 8 course Chef's Tasting Menu, which can also be paired with wines from our award wining wine list.



For parties of 8 to 11, you can dine at the Chef's Table. Come early and enjoy The Bar at Abacus. See you soon!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Monday- Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar opens at 5:00pm

Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 5:00pm - 7:30pm in the Abacus Lounge
Ask about private lunches or private events on Sundays
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Phone number
(214) 559-3111
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Patrick
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Catering
Enjoy fine dining in your own home or other venue! Let Kent Rathbun Catering cook up the goods at your next event, large or small; we can accommodate. Contact Kent Rathbun Catering at 214-619-3555.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Armstrong
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Abacus offers complimentary valet service.
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Special events & promotions
If you are interested in wine maker dinners, interactive cooking classes, culinary tours and other special events. Visit http://kentrathbun.com/signup.html to sign up for our newsletter.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Abacus offers private dining for groups in a state-of-the-art private dining room. Equipped with wireless internet, a plasma screen, and access to other AV needs, Abacus allows guests to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and five-star service, while socializing with business colleagues or friends.

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What 2501 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Even after all this time Abacus never disappoints us. It is consistently excellent in service and food. We love that more sushi items have been added to the menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Abacus consistently provides an excellent meal with very attentive service in a pleasant atmosphere. One of my favorite places for a business meal as it is easy to have a conversation which isn’t a given these days.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

For special occasions, we try to find a upscale restaurant to try. This place was one of the restaurants on my list. The service took so long. My husband ordered lamb, all we were able to taste was ginger. I made a comment about it, but was not acknowledged. They brought me the wrong entrée. Overall, it was average or below tasting food with slow service. We were disappointed. I don’t recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Server (Candace) was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive. Food, as always, was too-notch.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We went for ladies night. Great drink and food specials. It was a lot of fun.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great evening. Couldn’t have been better

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Celebration Dinner

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great date night. Must try venison and buffalo.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Have been to Abacus many times, however this was the 1st since Kent Rathbun left. The food is good, however it was better when Kent was there. They may be trying to continue from past results

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great but service took forever to start then picked uo

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

You can never go wrong with Abacus. Everything is always perfect and they change the menu frequently. It's truly a treat to go there. I highly recommend either the tasting menu paired with wines(T-Th) or just go family style with as many small/large plates and sides as you can eat. The only way you can screw up Abacus is to take the traditional individual appetizer/entrée/dessert approach. There are just too many amazing dishes to limit yourself that way.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Austi was a wonderful server!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Our last night in Texas was finished off perfectly with the 8 course tasting menu. Beautiful fish dishes so good my wife (who doesn’t like fish ) said the seared tuna was her favourite. Being English we found the meat dishes a little too salty, but that’s a personal taste issue more than negative feedback. We finished of the evening with a divine passionfriut creme brûlée. We enjoyed our visit so much, we have already reccommended Abacus to our Texan friends as we had a wonderful evening of great food, great service and great ambience. Thank you

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great time and the food was to die for, I ate my most hated vegetable, spinach, it was just that delightful!
The manager, Dennis, was super nice to me and my family. I really appreciated his kindness. There was a Hispanic guy who was helping to clean off the tables. He was just great and very personable as well. Just a great Mother Day's dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day. Set Menu. Lots of tastes and flavors set up for everyone to share. How can it go wrong when you start out with a lobster shooter?

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day. Highly rated place- very expensive. Got there and the decor was dated- the chairs were actually torn and grimy. The food was mediocre. A fixed menu- the prime rib was served without them asking what temp. Everything else was salty, over seasoned or fried.
We are new to Dallas so we didn’t have any recommendations. We took a chance based on your rating. I wouldn’t recommend anyone going here.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We walked in and were seated and the server approached us and said hello took our drink order and didn’t come back for around 10 minutes with our wine and left us without menus during that time. We ordered sushi and the snow crab to start and for dinner the ribeye with salmon. We both work in fine dining establishments and I was anticipating that the appetizers would be coursed but arrived 20-30 minutes later at the same time, then when dinner arrived it was just placed in front of me and that’s it, plate was pretty hot when I went to move it which I wasn’t anticipating because the person that dropped the plate did not say hot plate. The steak was good and cooked wonderfully having said that I wasn’t really sure what some of the ingredients on top were because it wasn’t explained. We may not have dressed the part as the table next to us who had a decanted bottle of opus one on the table and our servers full attention but we tip the same if not better. Neither of us had heard of abacus and stumbled upon it online, for those wanting to dine in I would highly recommend our busser to wait on them who was very nice and personable.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Nothing special

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was outstanding and service staff paid attention to every detail! Awesome meal, can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Tasting menu with wine pairings. Great bar, with engaging bar tenders and good house special old fashioneds. Lobster Shooter’s were unique. Food was good. Mid tier wine pairings started out great with the whites, the reds were marginal if not poor. For the money, you are better off to try Fearings, better all around value and quality, this place has potential, but needs some TLC to get up to standard in the competitive market in Dallas. Was a good experience, just not a great one. Our server Vincent did a great job and tried to fill in the gaps, even bringing a new cab when the first was undrinkable. If they would modify the selection of red wines in the mid tier - there are so many better choices at the same prices as the ones selected, this would be a better review.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Had a great experience at Abacus for my birthday dinner. Great service, all staffs we met were so nice, they even printed a personalized menu card for me that has my name and birthday words on it. Foods were good too, pretty presentation and tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent service.The staff was very friendly. Nice touches included a card from the restaurant acknowledging our anniversary. Special thank you to the General Manager.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food and service at Abacus were absolutely outstanding. Our expectations were exceeded tenfold. I would highly recommend Abacus to anyone who enjoys incredible food with a pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Love this place. While it has been here for 20 years, it continues to serve outstanding food. I had the Hawaiian poke appetizer, lamb tenderloin and of course the lobster shooters. All were delicious.

Was really impressed with the pricing of at least some of the wine. This particular bottle we selected had a mark-up of less than 2x, which is admirable.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This place was fulfilling the expectations based on other reviews and pictures. We wanted to have a special dinner in a nice fine dining place, and this truly was such. Not too huge floor, but not too tightly put together, not fully packed with people, made nice background chatter, from time to time perhaps bit loud for quiet conversation being muffled in our table, but pretty much exactly what you could expect from a rather quiet dining.
As a romantic place, definitely yes, much more romantic than a more traditional steakhouse for sure. Service was excellent, and wine recommendations were well paired with the food we had. What it comes to food itself. Very well made, fish not over cooked and meat actually cooked to medium rare, as you could expect with this level of dining.
Pricing is bit steep compared to some more every day diners, but you're not paying only for the food, the service was really good and made us feel welcomed as well treated as guests instead of just another paying customer - if that makes sense. Good example of this generic good service is their staff being helpful and noticing you even considering looking for the restroom, and the staff person next to you quietly and discreetly pointing to the direction once you stood up.
I hope everyone gets to have as good experience as we did.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The wagyu filet was tender, delicious and amazing! The salmon with risotto and the rotisserie chicken were equally enjoyable though the peach butter cake and red velvet fairytale cake underwhelmed significantly. Stick with the entrees and skip dessert!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My husband and I took three guests to dinner, and we had high expectations. Disappointed. Both my husband and my entrees (filets) were lukewarm and lacked the flavor and seasoning one would expect from this sort of establishment. The lobster shooters were very good, and I would recommend these. Garlic soup was adequate - nothing special. Red velvet cake was good, but the lime ice cream literally tasted like you would expect Pine-Sol to taste - inedible.

It is unfortunate that the food does not live up to expectations, as the service is outstanding. Unfortunately, we will be in no hurry to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The restaurant is beautifully done and the staff was wonderful. Food was a disappointment, thought it would be memorable, sorry to say I wouldn’t go back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Serbhe wasn’t good.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were dropped off at our seats and then ignored. We had to ask for drink menus, and then food menus. Waitstaff came by and were loud, unpleasant, and made crude comments. Our silverware was taken away and not replaced; we needed to find staff to get us more. Food was forgettable. Basically the front of the house didn’t know what they were doing, and the food didn’t back it up.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We've gone to Abacus many times and are never disappointed. Everyone there is friendly yet professional. The waitstaff is great and the food? Presentation is exceptional and very tasty. Will go back as soon as our schedule allows.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My fiancé and I had an incredible experience at Abacus. Food was perfect, service was top notch, and our waitress was very knowledgeable. The rest of the staff were aware it was our 6th anniversary together and went out of their way to ensure a memorable time. We were first timers, but we’ll definitely be back! Kudos to Abacus!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I splurged for my husbands birthday. Well worth it for a special evening. Waiter was great. We kind of let him suggest our dinner. It was just a wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Abacus decided to try a concept by serving Easter Brunch this past Sunday (the restaurant is ordinarily closed Sundays).

Rather than go through their menu and make the typical selections one may be accustomed to, you simply decided on the proteins that would be served at your table choosing between roasted chicken, prime rib, and salmon.

Choosing the latter two, we were each served lobster shooters to start (an Abacus signature item), followed by a wonderful selection of breads and muffins. Cocktails and Shirley Temples for the younger ones were followed by generous portions of prime rib and salmon for each, a wonderful mac and cheese dish, rich buttery mashed potatoes, quiche for each table member, home made sausage, and pancakes.

Ice cream and berry cobbler to finish...

The food was delicious and filling, with to-go boxes packed for later snacking.

Very glad to be a part of this concept and look forward to the next Sunday brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch, family-style and everything on the plate was excellent. Top notch service. Reliable excellence in a town full of fads and passing fancies.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter lunch and it was outstanding! Fabulous meal loved the options and the family style. Cannot wait to return soon. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter lunch, fixed menu, but everything was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic! Couldn’t have asked for better service or food!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food and service were both very good. Received the table we requested.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Try the tasing menu. Everything was wonderful.

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