Ordinary has its place, just not here
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, after 18 years is still a perennial name on the most renowned “Top 10” and “Most Popular” lists. You can have an ordinary dining experience anywhere, just not here.
Chef Patrick will be serving a Special Valentine’s Dinner on Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th. (Menu) The a la carte menu will not be available but will be back again on Saturday evening. Be sure to make your reservation in advance! Reservations.
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At Abacus, drinks are an art form, never an afterthought. Just look at our extensive menu of premium craft cocktails created by mixologist Jordan Gantenbein. Whatever your spirit of choice, we’ve found a uniquely delicious way to prepare it. Why settle for a margarita when you can treat yourself to the simultaneously warm and cool flavors of our Smoke on the Water, made with shishito pepper-infused tequila, Yellow Chartreuse, Aperol and lime? As with everything you’ll find on the Abacus menu, this signature cocktail doesn’t just create a medley of world cuisines. It brings out the harmonies only possible when they work in concert with one another.
Our casual full front bar opens at 5 p.m. We’re also proud to offer the best happy hour deals in Dallas. Stop in before 7:30 p.m. on weekdays for $6 cocktails and half-price wine by the glass.
As part of our holistic approach to fine dining, we take special pride in creating the perfect drink pairings. Try our wine by the glass and ask your server to recommend something new.
Dinner at Abacus is more than just a meal. It’s a lifestyle. It’s about valuing sustainably-grown foods sourced from local farmers and ranchers. It’s about being serious about great taste without taking ourselves too seriously. It’s about investing in the North Texas business community and never cutting corners on quality.
When you choose to dine at Abacus, you can expect to fall in love with a surprising appetizer or to discover the previously unexplored possibilities of a favorite entree. We’re always seeking out hidden gems and going beyond the expected to ensure that our guests are nothing less than delighted by the Abacus dining experience. To that end, we’ve also created a space that celebrates beauty — a sophisticated, contemporary environment with an open kitchen and relaxed ambiance.
Most importantly, from the moment you walk through our doors, Abacus is about you. We’re an upscale establishment with a down-to-earth team. Our service is incomparable because we love what we do. We’re passionate about our food and excited to share our culinary creations with you.
4511 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
Executive Chef: Chris Patrick
General Manager: Erin Moss
General Manager: Robert Foltz
Private Dining Sales Manager: Shannon Tinsley
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thanksgiving Eve: Close at 9:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: Dinner 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Our menu is a true work of imagination — a unique fusion of flavors inspired by the Mediterranean, the American Southwest and the Pacific Rim. Are you jonesing for some wild game? Try a small plate of Roasted Bandera Texas Quail, paired with Warm Blue Cheese Potato Salad and Tamarind BBQ Sauce. And you can never go wrong with our Hardwood Grilled Cervena Venison, whose mouthwatering sides include Street Style Elotes and Cotija cheese.
If you prefer seafood, our signature Lobster-Scallion “Shooters” (complete with Red Chile-Coconut Sake) are an enduring favorite. We also offer delicious specialty sushi rolls. Our most popular, the Picasso Roll, is a mouthwatering combination of tuna, salmon, avocado and roasted pineapple.
And be sure to save room for a sweet plate if you’re feeling indulgent. You might choose the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Mango Sorbet, or our swoon-worthy Passion Fruit Creme Brulee sampler.
Reservations are accepted, but not required — you’re always welcome at Abacus. However, as a popular, high-end destination for diners from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond, we do fill up. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to guarantee your seat at the table online. Start planning your visit to Abacus Dallas today. We promise you an unforgettable culinary encounter.
Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, and Cooking Classes
At Abacus Restaurant, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting wine events for some of the world’s most innovative and acclaimed winemakers. These winemakers offer plenty to surprise and delight your palate so please join us for an upcoming event.
2019 Wine Schedule
- January 16 – Meiomi Wine Tasting – 5:00 – 7:00 pm (More info)
- January 30 – Meadowlark Wine Dinner with Owner Dr. Ramon Guerrero – 6:30 pm (More info)
- February 7 – Spanish Wine Tasting ( details to follow )
- February 14th and February 15th- Valentine’s Dinner – Special Menu (Menu Here )
- March 7 – Amador Wine Tasting 6:00 – 7:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- March 21 – Wonderment Wine Dinner 6:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- April 11 – Kim Crawford Wine Tasting 6:00 – 7:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- April – Arista Wine Dinner 6:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- April 25 – Miner Wine Dinner 6:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- May 2- Deep Ellum Beer Tasting 6:00-7:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- May 16 – Nick Goldschmidt Wine Dinner 6:30 (tentative – details to follow )
- June 6 – BBQ & Zin Tasting 6:00 – 7:30 (tentative -details to follow )
- June 20 – Sokol Blosser Dinner 6:30 (tentative – details to follow )
The “Dirty Dozen” has been one of the most popular events in town for Dallas foodies for 19 years. The tradition continues under the direction of Executive Chef Chris Patrick along with Chad Bowden, Executive Sous Chef, and Craig Shinn, Sous Chef.