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Abacus

4511 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
214-559-3111
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  • Mon-Thu 6 pm-10 pm, Fri-Sat 6 pm-10 pm, Bar opens at 5 pm
  • $$$$
  • Full bar
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Private-group dining
  • Valet
  • Recommended, Reservations Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner
Since 1999, Abacus has represented the quintessence of creative dining injected with a good dose of common sense. Today, its neutral-beige interior feels like a time capsule from 1999; its menu, an abrupt collision between Texas steakhouse and Japanese sushi bar, is similarly dated. The good news is that the food can still be good, and occasionally great. Even better, the happy hour is one of the best deals in Dallas. Half of the menu is elegant renditions of Southwestern grilling classics — venison steaks, rib-eyes, quail, mac and cheese — and the other half is sushi. The Texas game side of the menu is the more successful. Best of all is an exceptionally well-cooked venison tenderloin, a bold red medium rare and the tender, simply grilled stuff of meat-fueled dreams. Two lamb chops are similarly divine and crusted in pecans.

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