Permanently Closed - Abacus

4.7
2686 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the Knox-Henderson area of Uptown Dallas, Abacus' cuisine will not disappoint. Don't miss our signature dish Lobster Shooters. You will also find prime beef, sushi, fresh fish are flown in daily and much more on the ever-changing, innovative menu perfect for romantic or business dinners. Twice a month you can order the 5-course Chefs' Tasting Menu for $50 per person, which can also be paired with wines from our award-winning wine list. Tuesday nights are Wine Night with 1/2 price bottles of wine, Wednesdays are Ladies Night with a special menu & special drink prices. Enjoy great Happiest Hour menus on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
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AlanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience overall. Food was delicious, service excellent, ambience beautiful, and it was quiet!

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crdf
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was the best I have had in years! I have been to many fine dining restaurants and less and less of them have nice service any more. I hope the staff all comes to the new place after the remodel

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UncleRyan
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We said goodbye to our favorite restaurant. Looking forward to the new concept.

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vipSRLDALLAS
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad you are leaving us!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodbye, Abacus! We will miss you...

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JordanN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to celebrate and have a nice dinner. Food is always exceeding expectations.

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HamN
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit within a month. Food was below par the first time. Better the second time.
Lobster rolls were fishy both times.
Venison was tough-not what waiter promised.
Sushi was delish. Caesar salad ok-too much dressing both times.
Guests enjoyed the salmon.
Nice atmosphere.
Water glasses kept full and dishes cleared immediately.
It’s not the Abacus from yesteryear.

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CodyP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, calming and delicious. The valet was very pleasent as well.

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vipSuzi
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful meal at Abacus! We were celebrating our daughter being in town, so we made it a family affair. The meal was outstanding. From sushi to soup/salad to entrees and dessert... everything was exceptional. And, if you go on Tuesday, you can score some great wines at 1/2 price! Nick provided excellent service from start to finish. We always enjoy seeing the general manager, Erin. We will be back!

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vipJaslove
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual excellent overall experience. Randy our sever and Erin the manager made an excellent wine selection and made the evening one to remember

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vipMichaelK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipTexan
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mother’s Day lunch we have been to BY FAR in the past few years. The food was amazing, did not feel like it was a typical prix fixe lunch. Service was flawless and everyone was just so wonderful and welcoming. Thank you for a great day!!

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kpdallas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It used to be a big deal to go to Abacus, in my opinion. I still think it is a great restaurant, but not spectacular. For the price, I think it is not worth it overall. There are many dining options in Dallas. I believe I've been to Abacus about 10 times over the years, and I think this will be my last.

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HeatherL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Lunch, set menu which was all delicious.

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vipJavierM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Amazing food!

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vipJus10Will
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to go to Abacus back about 10 years ago (all the time). After a while, the service started slipping and, while the food was still wonderful, the prices seemed just too much to pay for sub-par service. I stopped going - crossed it off my list. I decided to try it again and it was a 5-star experience. I did not partake in wine this time as I am on the Keto diet. I don't know how their wine list stacks up against the competition with prices and options. Also, having said that, they were VERY accommodating for my Keto diet. I love that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Abacus many Timor’s and it is consistently great. The food is wonderful. The service is also great. Yes, it is a little pricey, but not bad for a restaurant of this caliber.

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Seafooddivine
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Let me begin by saying I have been coming to Abacus since it opened many years ago. I have always thought, and still do, highly of Chef Rathbun. Very creative and lots of great tastes. But the last 3 visits over the past several months I have noticed a decline in the food quality overall. The service was superb. It is somewhat loud. The main reason for low rating on food was the venison. It was tough and I could not chew all of it. Had to remove grit from mouth repeatedly. Also the venison was not very flavorful. The black truffle risotto was superb as always. But it was not enough to overcome the poor quality of the main course. Very disappointing. It bothers me because I know abacus can do better. I hope you will improve and stay in business, but this is concerning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was quite attentive. I didn’t find the menu to be very interesting and the food was just okay. Nothing wrong with the food. It simply didn’t make much of an impression. I had eaten there some time ago and remember being significantly more taken by the food.

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RICKSAHA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience, impressive wine list, great service! Lobster shooters, venison, and swordfish, all highly recommended, but you can't go wrong, really, with anything on the menu. This is our new favorite, will be back soon!

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JohnT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as was the service. The booth was very nice for 2 people and we'll be back again.

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FionaN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were so many interesting and appealing choices on the menu for the both starters and mains that we found it hard to choose. What we did choose: quail knots, mussels, pork tenderloin and duck were outstanding.

Service was attentive but not intrusive. When the kitchen got a bit backed up with a large private party they filled the gap with a tasty complimentary salad, which was most welcome.

We enjoyed some cocktails, a well priced good wine and a leisurely meal in the back room part of the restaurant which was a little quieter than the front.

We are looking forward to returning on a Tuesday which is half price bottle of wine night to try something more pricey.

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TIMO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter was a little slow at the start, but everything went well afterwards - Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service band atmosphere was wonderful. This is one of the best restaurants in Dallas

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vipAvianK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent variety of menue items!

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JamesP
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam was great. Food over the top delicious. Venison, steak, mussels all perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abacus had great food and the service was amazing.

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TexasCY
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abacus is an excellent restaurant, and the fact that they have been so consistently rated for so long shows that they are a cut above the rest of the morass that is the Dallas dining scene.

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MarkR
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been coming to Abacus for years and love to celebrate special events there. This trip was a little less than we expected but still good. Service is always good and our waitress was wonderful and attentive. Our reservation was at 7:30 so the restaurant was hopping but we were seated immediately and had a drink in hand in 5 minutes. What we had on our minds to order (the Redfish) was sold out so we opted for the steak and the venison. The steak was well prepared but pared with veggies that were not so tasty. The venison was excellent! We opted for mac and cheese side (nothing special) and brussel sprouts (perfection). Dessert was chocolate cream brulee and something else - can't remember.... but they were good, just not anything special. We will come back but I hope next time it will be as good as I remember from times past. All in all, a great place to eat and have a good, pleasant meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Cliff's service was even better!

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Briannaw
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience really made you rethink food as a consumer. The lobster shooters were really good and so neat to eat/drink! Definitely a great choice for fine dinning!

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viphappydiner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went to Abacus nearly twenty years ago and as usual on Saturday we had an excellent meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto was amazing

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vipTheoriginalCookie
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Eclectic menu, wonderful flavors, and delightfully attentive service.

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LuisA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great quality of food, and the service measures up to its reputation. Wine prices are a little high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Pretty mediocre, nowhere near as good as it used to be

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vipRoclady
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit....don’t know why it took us so long. Couldn’t have been a more satisfying experience. Exemplary service and food to die for from sushi through four different entrees and desserts as artistic as delicious. Plus a polished bar for after dinner drinks. A neighborhood gem with big city ingenuity.

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vipPatG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early dinner to catch a musical. I thought the food was OK? We had the Lobster Rolls--tasty! I had the duck and it was not "gamey" at all. I thought everything was OK not spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for ladies night!

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