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Abacus

Abacus

New American Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Dallas
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  • Willie C.
    "Lobster shooters are a must have for appetizer!"(5 Tips)
    James F.
    "This is one of the top restaurants in Dallas!"(2 Tips)
    Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    "Chef Kent Rathbun will be joining his brother Chef Kevin..."(2 Tips)
    Laura C.
    "Ever DrankMelissa D'Arabian / Lobster Scallion ShootersDallas"(2 Tips)
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  • Robyn F.
    Robyn FDecember 13, 2011
    What can you say about this long-time hot spot for Dallas? Fantastic food, swank atmosphere & great service. Hard to beat if you want to impress. Something for everyone. Never had a so-so meal.
  • Juicy Couture
    Juicy CoutureSeptember 28, 2010
    The chef of this restaurant just beat Bobby Flay on Iron Chef, and after tasting his soft-shell crab BLT, you’ll declare him victor, too (Note: not always in season, but everything is really good).
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 11, 2011
    Chef Kent Rathbun has been nominated for JBF Awards on multiple occasions. Though he hasn't secured a win just yet, at least he can still brag about beating Bobby Flay on 'Iron Chef.' Order the lobste Read more
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Chef Kent Rathbun will be joining his brother Chef Kevin Rathbun at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. You'll have a hard decision choosing whose dishes you like best! Tickets available now! Read more
  • Vince P.
    Vince PoscenteAugust 3, 2011
    I've lived in Dallas for over 17 years. Abacus consistently delivers an extraordinary menu and wine list. The service is always personable and professional.
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Kent Rathbun is an excellent creative and generous Chef! Love how he opens his home to serve groups. Wonderful art - the place, the food, the delivery. Read more
  • Erin F.
    Erin FinegoldDecember 12, 2014
    Best restaurant in Dallas. Chef Rathbun creates the most amazing dishes. German chocolate cake is to die for. Also order some lobster shooters.
  • 30AEATS.com
    30AEATS.comOctober 26, 2012
    Had terrific service, great food, and the lobster shooters were amazing! A recipe Rathbun made for Julia Child!
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MisslerApril 22, 2013
    The food is amazing; you really can't go wrong. The bartenders are knowledgable and their service is top notch! You won't be disappointed!
  • Atlanta Food & W.
    The Brothers Grill: Part IV! Back by popular demand... the Brothers Rathbun! The two brothers who can grill like no other will be at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 - June 1! Read more
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Fennel Pollen Dusted Scallop, Purple Hull Peas, House Made Lamb Bacon, Orange-Rosemary Citronette
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Wood Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Red Wine Butter, Black Truffle Potato Puree, Brussels Sprouts
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 4, 2014
    Since 1999, Abacus has represented the quintessence of creative dining injected with a good dose of common sense. Read more
  • Sheila A.
    Sheila AbbottFebruary 9, 2014
    Abacus excels at desserts, especially those made with chocolate. Try one or six.
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Try the Halibut - Wirh arugala. Very unique and unusual in a good way.
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Try the Peach Sorbet - With paper thin slices of fruit ..including peaches and cherrys.
  • Keli R.
    Keli RodgersAugust 22, 2012
    Wonderful atmosphere. Incredible food. The head chef and Kevin made a meal that was so special for my birthday!!
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HagerJanuary 17, 2014
    Anything you have here will be amazing! Save room for dessert.
  • Chelsie S.
    Chelsie SewellFebruary 3, 2010
    I absolutely LOVE Abacus. Try the LOBSTER-SCALLION “SHOOTERS” RED CHILE-COCONUT SAKE. Very good!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SelbyOctober 27, 2010
    Try the Spicy Margarita with Milagro and Solerno - GREAT Cocktail!!!
  • Shan B.
    Shan BatesAugust 21, 2010
    Way to go, Abacus. Our waiter stiffed us on the cash bill and made a big deal about it when we asked. Really? Is that professional?
  • Eric H.
    Eric HutchinsAugust 17, 2014
    The wine, pretty much every pallet is covered many times over.
  • James F.
    James FieroFebruary 15, 2011
    This is one of the top restaurants in Dallas! Enjoy a night with your lovely, amazing atmosphere!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Dean Fearing, chef of Fearing's, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Huckleberry-hoisin braised wagyu short rib. Read more
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChinMarch 25, 2012
    Lobster shooters are a must have for appetizer!
  • itsgood2Btheking
    itsgood2BthekingOctober 23, 2013
    The service was friendly and the food was delicious
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChinMarch 21, 2012
    Sharecropper Pinot Noir from Oregon by the glass makes a nice start!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 8, 2012
    AbacusEpisode: Best I Ever DrankMelissa D'Arabian / Lobster Scallion ShootersDallas, TX
  • alexis c.
    alexis claireAugust 18, 2013
    The lobster shooters are amazing
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    It's all art, but tastes good. Kent Rathbun always hits a home run.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimApril 6, 2012
    Lobster Scallion Shooters were on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • George K.
    George KozakSeptember 24, 2011
    Best creme brûlée I ever had.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Abacus as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Traci S.
    Traci SchuhDecember 27, 2011
    Lobster Shooters, all I need to say!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SipMarch 17, 2012
    Truffle risotto. Do it.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Truffle Frites
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Lobster-Scallion "Shooters"
  • Nick A.
    Nick ArthurSeptember 8, 2015
    Great food and a vibrant atmosphere
  • Loan H.
    Loan HyMay 18, 2012
    Try the Pommes Frites
  • Mysti S.
    Mysti Sneed5 days ago
    Very nice and spacious.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Blueberry-Lemonade Slushy
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChastainAugust 9, 2012
    Five Star valet service.
  • eduardo w.
    eduardo werneckMay 8, 2013
    Nice place !!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaigleAugust 28, 2013
    Great meal.
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