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Abacus

4.6
2445 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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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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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Cross street
Armstrong
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Abacus offers complimentary valet service.
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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 2445 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBudrovilla (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding

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vipAKFH (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 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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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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FallFromGrace (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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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vipFoodSnobBlogger (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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HollyS 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipFinedinegal (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

See private note below......

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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DonnaS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Call great experience on Valentine’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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BruceP (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  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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MichaelM (Dallas)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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KilenaU (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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KeithO (Dallas)
5.0  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.

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vipyummysmiles (Dallas)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  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.

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KDCl (Louisville)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipInSearchOf (Dallas)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was great. Food was not

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great!

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Alleycat68 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  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.

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