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4511 McKinney Ave. (Knox St.) Send to Phone
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Sleek, well-mellowed monument to contemporary global cuisine.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 5 reviews
Abacus, Dallas, TX

Abacus Restaurant Review

: Chef de cuisine Christopher Patrick now helms the kitchen at Abacus (Kent Rathbun continues to work with Kent Rathbun Concepts, but is wearing a different hat). Patrick's menu will change seasonally, with standout dishes including the seared diver scallops and Nueske's bacon-wrapped heritage Berkshire long-bone pork chop with hummingbird bread. Menu favorites remain, like lobster shooters served in a chili-and-coconut-spiked saké. Chef Patrick still offers the global cuisine that ranges from a wide selection of sushi to a chef’s tasting menu. On the latter is beef tenderloin on a creamy black truffle risotto with red wine butter. Pastries are a mix of old favorites and new choices: strawberries and cream, black sesame granola, crème fraîche crémeux and angel food cake. The once slow-paced bar with its designer cocktails currently boasts a nightlife vibe while maintaining class and charm.

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Average rating    2
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Disappointed special anniversary dinner at Abacus, Dallas
by Eugenie on Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:44 pm
My husband and I decided to dine at Abacus for a truly special dinner, our 30th wedding anniversary... Sadly the French Room closed for renovations on 6/11 a few days before our anniversary. In retrospect, I sincerely wish we dined there even if it would have been before the actual anniversary... I decided on Abacus (against The Mansion and The Fearing) based on most reviews being positive but now I feel it is important for everybody to provide their input so other potential guests can make a more informed decision. I am NOT giving 2 stars because I am a disgruntled client! I am simply expressing my personal opinion and feelings and those are of great disappointment for choosing this place for such a momentous celebration... that is all...

I did not go for freebies, I want to make this clear, but the service and the way you are treated, especially knowing what an important milestone you are celebrating, I think that IS very important... at least to me it is. Before leaving we were handed a piece of paper, which upon reading at home I did not understand since it had a menu having nothing to do with what we had for dinner... if it was meant as a memento for us, it should have had our menu on it...

:( There was nothing special about the table, nothing like a congratulatory wish, a visit from the chef or a complimentary dessert... While none of those were the reasons we went to dinner, it would have been nice since many reviews mentioned them... After all we were celebrating something remarkable!

Out of curiosity, I called today to find out the meaning for the piece of paper we were given only to encounter a rather dismissive attitude from the person answering the phone. It actually sort of held us responsible for not being treated in a special way… She said that we should have ordered flowers, a cake, etc, but that would have cost more!!!

I found that to be quite offensive as there was NO mentioning of anything like that when I made reservations even if I told them it was a special anniversary. Additionally, it should be clear, in my mind at least, that deciding for this place implies that you are not pinching pennies to begin with so I found that comment really inappropriate! I honestly expected that upon finding out that we were disappointed, we were getting some apologies as opposed to demeaning comments like those…

I never knew that a guest is responsible for setting a special table at a restaurant when there is a notable event being celebrated... At every other restaurant, so far, we were impressed by their thoughtfulness from the considerate table setting to the extremely attentive and quality service… Frankly speaking, a restaurant of this caliber SHOULD at the very least have a nice vase and some flowers at every table…

Food wise we were NOT impressed, especially one of the main courses and the dessert. We have dined at better and nicer restaurants in the luxury category and were certainly treated much nicer for events that were nowhere near as extraordinary as this one… We will definitely not returning, especially after the insulting reaction and attitude I received today …
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