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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

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Authentic (10)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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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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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful table service with appropriate noise level for good cross-table 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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 (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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really enjoyed it. The experience felt like a dream. The service was very nice and hospitable. The food was amazing and different from anything I have had before. The noise level was medium and the only negative thing I could even say is that it was a little bit too dark in the room.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best restaurant experience we've had in Dallas in years. bravo.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Absolutely outstanding- as a long time Dallas restaurant frequenter I was blown away and could not believe I had never been. I already have my next outing planned - Traci Miller

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A big shout out to the waite

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

There seems to be a disconnect between the bar and the dinning area. Drinks take a long time to arrive after you order them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been a fan of Abacus for many years. I thought the food and ambiance was outstanding. My husband and I celebrated many occasions there. I was disappointed on this visit. I didn't think the food was up to par. We were a party of six and only a few of us liked the meal. I hope they improve and reach the former to level of excellence.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This Four Star Reataurant is simply amazing in every way. I took my daughter there for her birthday and she lived it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a wonderful evening at the Abacus. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and looking for something special. They certainly delivered a memorable meal and evening. First, the service was fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable without being intrusive. Our server helped with the wine selections and I was so pleased with his suggestions. The food was in a class of its own. I would say it's what most high-end chefs hope to achieve, but rarely do. Of course we had to start with the lobster shooters. It's been about 10-years since I last tried them and they were as delicious as I remembered. I loved the Caesar salad with the salty bits of anchovies filets. I thought the addition of small ringlets of butternut squash was genius as it added a complementary sweet contrast to the salty fish. My hubby had the citrus salmon and said it was the best salmon he had ever tasted. I had the lamb loin and it was simply delicious. It was served on a bed of cauliflower purée that was deliciously velvety and smooth. Unfortunately, we were too full to try desserts, but the offerings on the menu sounded amazing. I am so often disappointed with the hype about some new restaurant or chef, but this place delivers. No wonder they have been in business almost 20-years and still pack the house. If you can't tell, I loved this place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Audrey was extremely pleasant upon greeting us .
Julia and Jason were awesome at the bar lounge .
The evening was memorable... Thank you !!!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Seasonal, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wow! That’s all I can say! 2nd time this month and going back soon! What an amazing experience! All the food was incredible! Took a large group ! Everyone was blown away by service and food! Thanks Abacus! We will be back soon!

Don’t miss this place if you in Dallas and want a incredible dining experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very fresh and creative menu. Server was warm and fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday, as well as our neighbor's birthday.
The food & service was outstanding. Our server Steve made sure everything was top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was fabulous.
The service was awesome .
the atmosphere was excellent.
The only thing we felt was not priced
correctly was the drinks. $16.50 for a Martini
is a little high. Other then that it was an excellent
evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic evening
All four at table had the 8 course tasting menu
Very creative, interesting and plenty to eat
Good wine, service and attention to detail
Really enjoyable

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved the ambiance and decor of Abacus. Upscale, cool vibe but not stuffy. Bacon flight came recommended but was not really worth it. Bacon was average and nothing special, but calling it a flight made it more enticing. Waiter was great, treated us to a lobster shooter and anniversary dessert on the house. The buffalo tenderloin was very good and the laughing bird shrimp dish had interesting flavors but was a bit chintsy since the shrimp was chopped into little pieces like popcorn shrimp. Breads were delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

There are so many fabulous restaurants in Dallas, I would not recommend Abacus. However, if you go, then I highly recommend the lobster shooters and the bacon wrap pork. Both we're excellent! Service was slow and the opah was way over cooked and over seasoned.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was great! Our table, the service, the drinks, the wine list, the creative and delicious entrees—especially my Buffalo-all scrumptious!
We celebrated two birthdays and received the signed menus—I feel a very nice touch!!
We’ll be back for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Abacus remains one of the better dining options in Dallas. The food is creatively prepared and is very good. Sushi is very good; choices between fish, steaks, buffalo and other choices. Wine list is outstanding, but very very pricey. Great for a special night out, celebrating a special event or business dinner.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2017

With Ken, our waiter, providing the service, and Chris Patrick in the kitchen, the celebratory evening was superb. Started with the signature shooters and a cocktail. Being less ravenous tonight we shared a Caesar salad and succulent venison over greens and celeriac. The Pomerol wine from SaintAnne was a delightful fragrant Bordeaux accompanying the coffee basted venison. Not to be missed, we enjoyed a blood orange ice and Thai Tea ice cream

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very disappointing ! Meat undercooked. Dessert terrible. Used to be our favorite

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic Food & Service! Every course served with the most perfect timing. The wait staff paid special attention to every detail and the food was exquisite. Highly recommend for foodies who don't mind paying for top notch service!!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This restaurant is nothing of what it used to be. Gone are the days of chic/elegant ambiance and clientele. Now the highland park old farts in their kakis bring their entitled smu grandkids and let them drink underage. Nothing inventive on the menu and certainly nothing of interest on the wine list. This place is really on good for a fairly well made cocktail at the bar before or after having dined somewhere worth-while.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was an incredible evening. We went to celebrate a Birthday and the evening started from the moment we stepped in the front door. The environment is warm and inviting and made for a very comfortable dinner. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely personable and the entire evening was a great conversation about the food and drinks and the wine. I had not been back to Abacus since the late 90's and I'm so happy to say that it is still as incredible as it was then. Bravo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food and ambiance. I would highly recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was awesome and service equally great. But, it took 3 hours to eat and server apologize over and over about the wait. Don't think it is normal.

Will return

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Not been here in a while! WOW, food was over the top! SERVICE was equally as good! Will be back real soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was a palet sensory experience to be shared with others. Ambiance was good, service excellent, a little loud (couldn't hear dinner music) mushroom soup and lobster shooters were exceptional. Sashimi with pineapple was excellent, rolls lacked balance (jalepeno a little overpowering, basil in lobster roll was excellent but lobster was lost a bit in flavor) , overall experience was excellent!!! Coming back and saving room for desert!! The breads filled us up too fast but were divine, couldn't stop eating! Next time will take bites and a Togo box!*would like to buy the breads for dinner parties 👍

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

All my expectations were met and exceeded.
- Greeted immediately and offered beverages while preparing to be seated
- Upon being seated, immediately greeted by the service staff.
- Impeccable timing on meal service, plate & flatware changes, drinks replenished at the right time, etc.
- Menu options were well explained.
- We cook very well at home and our family is often disappointed when going out. Not at all tonight:
- - Appetizers were exceptional. 3 types cured bacon, lobster shooters and porcini mushroom soup. Nice quantity on everything. Soup was actually larger that I expected and exceptional. 6 shooter. Just right.
- - Entrees were a complete hit - Duck Breast, Lamb Loin, Scottish Salmon and Jalapeno Sushi Roll. Plates were the perfect amount of protein with the complements on the plates. Sauces were just the right balance for each dish. Wouldn't have thought of a Pipian sauce with duck - but the perfect combo.
- - Dessert was very good. My only non 4 star item. All very good flavors but not something to write home about. The brown butter peach cake - cake was a touch too dense but flavorful, Bloody Chocolate - chocolate ganache was just a ganache of nice chocolate, the sides of blood orange segments and sorbet were nice though the ganache needed something more to stand up to these flavors. Our kids said the ice creams were the best they have tasted.

A must visit restaurant and worth every dollar.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall the food was very good. The roasted duck arrived at the table a bit cool, but definitely start with the lobster shooters, they're excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Overall the experience was fantastic. The food, service, and ambiance were all great. The only disappointment was that there was no acknowledgment of the birthday we were there to celebrate....after noting this on the reservation and confirming with the hostess the previous day.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had the 8 course tasting menu, and the Chef did not disappoint. The food was marvelous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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