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About Abacus

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!

4511 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Armstrong

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 559-3111

Website:
http://www.abacus-restaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Abacus offers complimentary valet service.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Patrick

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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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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.

Abacus Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Notable Wine List (22)
Romantic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (8)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Lobster shooters always on point! We had scallops & buffalo filet - cooked to perfection & all flavors on point & well balanced. We usually visit here for special occasions but decided this year to make it a regular monthly standby ..... January check! Here comes February:)

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 9, 2018

In town for business and this was recommended. Staff was extremely attentive to every detail. We tried the 5 course tasting menu so that the chef could surprise us and he did not disappoint. Extensive wine list and creative cocktails - something for everyone. The entire experience was a total delight.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our 2nd dinner at Abacus. The lobster shooters are a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were disappointed when we got there to learn there was no Lobster roll on the sushi menu. Honestly that is why we came to Abacus. Kind of put a dampener on the meal. Hoping it returns to the menu in the future.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing. Great service and amazing atmosphere

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was incredible but the service was a little slow.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We generally go to Abacus to celebrate special occasions - engagements, anniversaries, etc.. This time it was New Year's Eve and it was as wonderful as usual! Dennis the GM is great and our waiter Steve was wonderful too. Always an excellent meal!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was great . The manger was so nice and understanding. The wine we picked was wonderful . This is a great restaurant. Restaurants in the city come and go. This restaurant has staying power.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Abacus and have been there many times. It is our favorite special occasion/celebration restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere are the best!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were great. Our server, Robert, recommend a great wine at the price point I wanted!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent experience as usual. The dishes are a work of art an taste just as good as they look. I had the duck breast and it was magnificent. My wife had the Cornish game hen and it had an amazing flavor. One of our favorite places to visit when we are in Dallas.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

In love with the venison!!!!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Abacus is always my favorite go to whether a date night or a special occasion. The food is always great- the lobster shooters are a must try!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My experience at Abacus was absolutely phenomenal! The ambiance & atmosphere was excellent, the food was outstanding, and the wait staff was very polite and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place for a romantic date, special occasion such as a birthday/anniversary, or for a classy and exquisite meal. I cannot recommend the red velvet dessert enough!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waiter was awkward and confused. His descriptions of the entree’s were not appealing. We could have overlooked that had the food been good. Scallops and pork belly was nothing special as our app. We made ourselves eat it because we were starving and everything on the menu was WAY overpriced for the quality and flavor! The pumpkin ravioli was terrible...and we typically love pumpkin ravioli. The fish had no flavor..the beef had no flavor...the scallops had no flavor! Seriously!...we tried to help these dishes out with salt and pepper but they were still bland! The side of risotto was okay and the side of Brussels sprouts were swimming in soy sauce. We left most of our food on the plates. The best part of the meal was the bread basket. $400 later we were very disappointed!:(

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was our Christmas dinner. The food was excellent as it always is. Unfortunately, our server was either too busy or distracted. It was obvious that the larger table took priority. Drinks, food were late. My wife didn’t get her wine until the middle of the main course.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I'm a fan of Abacus and have been for years.

Under the guidance of Chef Chris Patrick the restaurant continues to maintain a tradition of excellence.

We came to begin our holiday celebrations with a wonderful meal, and did not leave disappointed.

The tasting menu was superb, the appetizers were spot on, the desserts were just the right touch.

I look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

For nearly 20 years, Abacus has been our go to place for the perfect meal, perfect service and perfect ambiance. It is simply the best plate in the city.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had an excellent waiter, Nick. The food was beautifully presented and absolutely spectacular. Two of us had tenderloin and one had pork tenderloin, all were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The quality has gone far downhill. This was not a $400 meal. Very disappointing

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

While the dishes were eclectic and wonderful, flavors could be better. Venison way underdone

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went here for my fiancé’s birthday. The food was outstanding, but the waiter was hardly around. We wanted to order a bottle of wine and another cocktail but couldn’t ever get the waiter’s attention. He seemed to realize near the end that he neglected us and gave us a free glass of wine. However it is a shame to go to this nice of a restaurant and feel neglected due to your age. (We are 25 and 23 but probably look a little younger).

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

As always Abacus brought the best of the best for gourmet fare! We had a fantastic time, great drinks, superb dining and great staff.

We only wish the Chef's sampler menu tonight had less fish dishes. All in all we will always come back and bring friends to enjoy the experience with us

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was amazing ! We loved the food and the drinks we are definitely coming back for a dinner!
Love the dessert.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The meal was symphonic is its flow and perfect in presentation, and flavor. The service is impeccable and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great buffalo filet and polenta!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lobster shooter are a must! Service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back to Dallas.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic. Kenneth was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Food was exquisite.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I appreciate the manager admitting that our ticket was lost by the kitchen (after we waited over 40 minutes between our appetizer and dinner courses and had to cancel after dinner plans), but I wasn’t thrilled at the resolution of giving us a free dessert that we didn’t even get to select. When you are paying over $400 for dinner and your order is forgotten, you expect a slightly grander accommodation for the inconvenience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server Vincent was very informative, and gave us information that we didn't ask for but helped when we were making decisions! Great service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food. Good service. If I’m going to spend that kind of money, I’d rather go to a steakhouse or Sushi bar. Jack of all trades, master of none.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful table service with appropriate noise level for good cross-table conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic customer service and amazing food. We had a great time at Abacus and would highly recommend this restaurant. It is a foodies dream!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great for business or pleasure. Rathbun never fails to please.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time here on a busy Saturday night. The service was much slower than usual and food came out less than warm. My dish was not cooked as I had asked, and they brought it back promptly.
Not their best effort, but will still come back on less busy nights because I like the food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

i used to love this restaurant...it has been one of my favorites for years. the menu has really changed alot and there is much more focus on sushi vs the innovative entrees that i have grown to love over the years (i think i have been going for over 15 years!). the menu style now is seems to be more shock and awe...you will be shocked at what Abacus wants to charge for some things. just my 2cents on one of my former faves

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a better experience last time. The service and waiter were great, but it was too noisy and too crowded.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I chose this restaurant for our anniversary and chose the tasting menu without looking at the menu. We were very pleased with the service and most of all the food. I would recommend to anyone and we will visit again very soon. We chose the wine pairing as well which was a lot of wine so keep that in mind for driving purposes.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent experience as always! Food is delicious and service is amazing.

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