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Abacus

#87 of 2,958 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Oak Lawn
American, International, Contemporary
As featured in One Day in Dallas and 1 other guide
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4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-4213 (Armstrong)
+1 214-559-3111
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18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting the reservation was easy. Parking was plentiful. The attendees were welcoming. Staff was very knowledgeable on the various plates. We tried the lobster shooters as an appetizer and dear God, they were amazing-must try! Everything on the table was just heavenly! We also had the farms duck - not gamey at all and was very tender, VIP roll -... More 

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Thank losdelgad05
Los Angeles, CA
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My companion and I dined here. He'd made a reservation and we were promptly shown to a table, a quiet booth. The waiter was attentive but not annoying. We first tried their famous cocktails, then two appetizers, an entree and dessert. The pace was absolutely perfect. Each selection arrived at the perfect time, so we never felt rushed. the atmosphere... More 

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Thank ip_diva
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this restaurant for over 10 years. It's always excellent. The lobster shooters are the best.

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Thank Charlie A
McKinney, Texas
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Celebration of my birthday I was surprised when we drove up to Abacus. My last dining experience there left me puzzled that on their website nothing alerted me to the fact that a tasting menu could only be obtained Mon – Thurs. I see that now the website has been updated to include this information. But I have digressed,... More 

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Thank Car0l27
Massachusetts
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended with co-workers to celebrate a work anniversary milestone. Arrived early and went to the bar first. Waiters were very friendly and knowledgeable about their offerings. Even brought over a wine for one of our party to taste just based on our discussion. Main dining experience was great. Bread basket was cool. Had the lobster shooters, steak and the Brussel... More 

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Thank ToneSavvy
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were here in a business dinner and enjoyed it quite a bit. The menu is quite creative and unique and all food was excellent. The gnocchi was fantastic, others in our group had the duck, salmon and fillet. Wine list expansive and cocktails were well done Give Abacus a try!

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Thank Silverhamma
Richardson, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We tried the "Chef's tasting menu" which is a 5 course meal for $65. The salmon and cheesy focaccia bread was excellent. Also, the Kale/Spinach side was quite good. But after that, the Tuna was a bit chewy as well as the lamb. The beef tenderloin was more chewy, close to rubbery. The sauces were meh... and desert was ok.... More 

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Thank TexExp
KentRathbunConcepts, Manager at Abacus, responded to this review

Dear TexExp, Thank you for your review, it gives us the opportunity to look at our operation, food and service from a guests perception. We are sorry the this trip made you feel that the quality has degraded and the prices have increased. Please contact us at 214.559.3111, we would like to hear more about your experience and make amends.... More 

Dallas, Texas
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132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The room and lighting were perfect as was our table.Waiter tried hard but he was difficult to understand. He seemed to mumble rather than project. But food was outstanding! The duck (roasted maple leaf farms, venison (hickory grilled pine nut crusted entree) and lobster (chilled butter poached appetizer) were all delicious and beautifully plated. Our Saldo zinfandel was a fitting... More 

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Thank Jerri G
Briarcliff Manor, New York
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I am down here on business, decided to spend the entire weekend here since I flew down from NY. My new client was gracious enough to spend his Saturday evening entertaining me and brought me to this heavenly restaurant which I really did appreciate. True in saying "Ordinary has it's place, Just not here" Far from ordinary in every respect,!!!!... More 

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Thank Paulette K
Wellington, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

So how can a fine restaurant with a great environment and great food kill an experience? Deliver the wrong expensive meal to 1 of 4 people in our party. It all falls apart. The 3 of us ate slowly while the new meal was cooked, so our food turns cold. The 4th guest is left to munch on breadsticks, then... More 

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Thank Anquka
KentRathbunConcepts, Manager at Abacus, responded to this review

Anquka, We are so glad you sent a review to let us know about your experience. It is disappointing to hear you were not satisfied with your dining experience and we would like to make amends. Abacus prides itself to provide excellent service and hospitality, you are an important guest. Call 214.559.3111 and I would like to hear more about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-4213
    (Armstrong)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-559-3111
Description
From the moment you step through the door to the time you leave. Every lunch, dinner, special occasion, and cocktail is a chance for an extraordinary experience. Our signature dishes and 5-star status are why Abacus is a perennial name on the most renowned "Top 10" and "Most Popular" lists. You can have an ordinary dining experience anywhere, just not here. Treat yourself with the creative culinary wonders of Executive Chef Christopher Patrick.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?