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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!"(7 Tips)
    James F.
    "This is one of the top restaurants in Dallas!"(2 Tips)
    The Feast
    "Chef Kent Rathbun has been nominated for JBF Awards"(2 Tips)
    Juicy Couture
    "chef of this restaurant just beat Bobby Flay on Iron Chef"(2 Tips)
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  • Armand C.
    I probably ate the best steak ever! Awesome waiter, the chef came to greet us. Deserts are amazing too. A great place to have a romantic dinner.
  • 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.
  • B P.
    B PJuly 29, 2016
    The avocado shooter was amazing. Been told the lobster shooter is a must although I had the veggie substitute
  • 30AEATS.com
    30AEATS.comOctober 26, 2012
    Had terrific service, great food, and the lobster shooters were amazing! A recipe Rathbun made for Julia Child!
  • Erin F.
    Erin FinegoldDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best restaurant in Dallas. Chef Rathbun creates the most amazing dishes. German chocolate cake is to die for. Also order some lobster shooters.
  • 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!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad Al-kSeptember 13, 2016
    Very nice restaurant!! I loved the sushi selection they had!! Lobster shooter is very tasty and fresh!! Very good service!!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Try the Halibut - Wirh arugala. Very unique and unusual in a good way.
  • 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 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.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HutchinsAugust 17, 2014
    The wine, pretty much every pallet is covered many times over.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 8, 2012
    AbacusEpisode: Best I Ever DrankMelissa D'Arabian / Lobster Scallion ShootersDallas, TX
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChinMarch 25, 2012
    Lobster shooters are a must have for appetizer!
  • alexis c.
    alexis claireAugust 18, 2013
    The lobster shooters are amazing
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChinMarch 21, 2012
    Sharecropper Pinot Noir from Oregon by the glass makes a nice start!
  • 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
  • itsgood2Btheking
    itsgood2BthekingOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The service was friendly and the food was delicious
  • James F.
    James FieroFebruary 15, 2011
    This is one of the top restaurants in Dallas! Enjoy a night with your lovely, amazing atmosphere!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SelbyOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spicy Margarita with Milagro and Solerno - GREAT Cocktail!!!
  • Traci S.
    Traci SchuhDecember 27, 2011
    Lobster Shooters, all I need to say!
  • George K.
    George KozakSeptember 24, 2011
    Best creme brûlée I ever had.
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    It's all art, but tastes good. Kent Rathbun always hits a home run.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SipMarch 17, 2012
    Truffle risotto. Do it.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Truffle Frites
  • Nick A.
    Nick ArthurSeptember 8, 2015
    Great food and a vibrant atmosphere
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Abacus as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Lobster-Scallion "Shooters"
  • Chelsie S.
    Chelsie SewellFebruary 3, 2010
    I absolutely LOVE Abacus. Try the LOBSTER-SCALLION “SHOOTERS” RED CHILE-COCONUT SAKE. Very good!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimApril 6, 2012
    Lobster Scallion Shooters were on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Mysti S.
    Mysti SneedJune 24, 2016
    Very nice and spacious.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Blueberry-Lemonade Slushy
  • Loan H.
    Loan HyMay 18, 2012
    Try the Pommes Frites
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChastainAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Five Star valet service.
  • eduardo w.
    eduardo werneckMay 8, 2013
    Nice place !!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaigleAugust 28, 2013
    Great meal.
  • 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?
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