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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:
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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (25)
Romantic (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated our anniversary at Abacus. We had dined there many times thru the years but had missed returning.
We are so sorry that we missed a couple of years because our dinner tonight was superb as in the past. Everything from the bartender Jason to our waiter Nick could not have been better. Our food was perfect from the lobster shooters to the scallops appetizer. We loved our Cornish hens and venison entrees. Dessert was perfect with champagne.
5 Stars across the board. We won’t wait to revisit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was decent. Unfortunately it took 45 minutes for our meals to arrive once we ordered.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Abacus many times throughout the years with sensational experiences and when my last minute birthday dinner could not be had at Pappas, Double Eagle, or Nick & Sam's last Saturday I was thrilled to see that they had a reservation left. We made a plan for 4 and they were courteous to increase it to 5 last minute while still providing us a great table. Our service was great from our waiter as he was attentive, courteous, and kept our Champagne filled (and then later our Cabernets via the magnum he found room for on our table). The opening food was excellent as we had the lobster shooters, bacon flight, and the Picasso roll to start - all of which are some of their staples. Also of note, they ran out of bread that night which was insult to injury as they also had lost their pastry chef and didn't have their typical assorted bread basket that I raved to everyone about prior to dinner. However, the steaks were a colossal let down. For the first time in my life I sent back a steak (I eat a lot of them - had 11 out at restaurants in November alone); the aged strip I ordered was over cooked at medium and was also room temperature. The waiter was aghast, he took it back and replaced it quickly while comping some truffle fries to keep me eating but even the repeat steak was now rare instead of medium rate (albeit warm). I was further flabbergasted to hear that it wasn't just my steak; the entirety of the table had a room temperature steak that was cold within 1-2 bites that night. All of the steaks were presented with flare but I'm guessing the kitchen was behind as there was approximately a 70 minute wait between apps and dinner. The waiter and ancillary staff did a great job of conducting an audible throughout the night but I am not sure I can any longer think of Abacus as fine dining in Dallas any longer messing up one steak is ok but a table of 5 all having poorly prepared dishes is an embarrassment.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Impeccable cuisine, attentive service and beautiful atmosphere! A joy!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Service is impeccable. Food is high end and plentiful. Ambience is perfect for a romantic night for two or having fun with a few friends. We have been a few times for date night but also together with friends. Great place if your looking for a fun & fancy (but not uptight) night out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great! Exciting! Felt like a queen. I really did my best to choose a place that gave me a 5 Star experience. I am excited to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

See private note below......

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

I rarely write reviews, even though I should more often. However, I was so underwhelmed by my final Abacus experience that I am compelled to say something.

The lobster shooters were amazing as always. Bread is great as well. Beyond that the entire meal was simply disappointing. Wanting to eat light before a local concert, we opted to choose from the sushi and small plate section of the menu.

I ordered the Picasso roll. I eat sushi at least twice weekly and have never had it served with diced onions. The roll was absolutely covered in them. I tried to brush them off, however at that point the roll was saturated with the flavor of onions. What a shameful waste of fresh fish.

My date chose the Cheese Tray . It came with 3 tiny pieces of cheese and a small dollop of soft cheese along with 4 crackers that looked and tasted to be made of some peculiar mix with the consistency of a composite material. Then sprinkled on the plate were a few apricot bites and nuts that literally looked and tasted like trail mix from Costco. Not only was the quality very poor, the $28 price was out of line. For comparison, I’d refer to cheese tray at Rise as an excellent value and tasty choice.

Although the staff were welcoming and are always gracious, I would save your hard earned money. Instead spend it at one of the many other amazing culinary treasures we have here in Dallas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I loved Abacus. We went for my husband's birthday and had a lovely time. The wait staff is friendly and very professional. They kept the water and wine glasses full all evening. The food is amazing. I had the lobster shooters - excellent. The sushi is fresh and flavorful. Main course was prepared perfectly and the dessert was wonderful. Bar service was quick and they know how to make a perfect martini.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Call great experience on Valentine’s Day.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day and they had a pre-purposed menu 4-course dining experience. It was perfect! Timing of the courses was spot on and the food and drinks were spot on. Great place for special occasions. Ambiance and decor was very relaxing and romantic. Pricey but worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding menu with almost every choice being highly desirable.
The execution was extremely good. Great balance of flavors, beautifully presented, and great service.
We knew we were presenting the kitchen with a challenge given the dietary restrictions, yet the server made the whole experience his problem, and it all was super easy.
They even produced a dessert that was not on the menu without us asking, simply to accommodate the dietary restrictions. It is very rare that it is ever this easy.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Brought my girlfriend for a Valentine's dinner and it was amazing. Food was great, service was attentive but not too attentive. Will keep Abacus in mind again in the future

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Just fantastic food and impeccable service. There are plenty of Dallas restaurants with great food, but the entire staff was so impressive. Valet, front desk, coat check, and especially our waiter. This is as close to perfect restaurant service I have experienced since Gary Danko's in the SFO Bay Area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best meal I have had in a number of years. My fiance and I were absolutely impressed by every facet of the experience. Can't miss this opportunity, try the Mako shark!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall experience was positive. Sleek, modern ambiance - great bar! Dinner was nice. Have the lobster shooters if you go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great experience eating here. We did bring our toddler which I would not recommend, but we had no choice and the staff was more than welcoming to us. Will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food, generous portions for a fine dining establishment, our main server was very considerate. Not sure it justifies the exponentially higher price than other great restaurants, but it was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have visited Abacus numerous times and have always been very happy that I did. The service is always most attentive but not intrusive and the food is exceptional. The Lobster shooters are a must to begin with and I have tried many other entrees and all were beautifully presented and awesome to taste. I had the buffalo this last visit and it was unbelievably tender and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The Ahi Tuna sashimi, Divers Scallops and Red Velvet cake were wonderful. The pastry chef is particularly creative. Highly recommend for a nice evening out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is my second visit to Abacus. The food is exceptional, service impeccable and a great place to eat and have quiet conversation.

Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service and excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Treated incredibly well from the moment we walked in. Every part of the experience was perfect. Told them upfront it was a special date night and they made sure it was memorable.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

seated 20 minutes after reservation time. Service was average. The ocean trout was excellent the ravioli was inventive but too heavy. Sushi and sashimi were good. Somewhat overpriced.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was great. Food was not

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service is always great here the food has always been consistent & delicious.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I have been here many times over the years and this time the food was back to being 5 star and was top knotch. The service on the other hand was just okay. When we are waiting for 15-20 minutes to get the first drinks that is way to long. The waiter would just disappear on us when we wanted more drinks. I love the food so I will be back but service needs to improve.

Just a note we had 5 business dinners this week and service was bad at 4 out of 5. I know know what was up with Dallas this trip.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 8, 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 6, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing. Great service and amazing atmosphere

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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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