My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 8th year anniversary in a special way so we decided to celebrate it at Abacus. I read all the other reviews and decided to give it a try. We like to try a variety of foods and so we chose to do the 8 course tasting menu. We made a 6 o'clock reservation and when we arrived it looked as though they weren't ready for service yet so we waited by the bar for drinks. The ambience of the restaurant is perfect and beautifully decorated. Our waiter Ken was a breath of fresh air. He made sure everthing was right and made sure we were happy. He even offered us a complimentary appetizer aka small plate of the lobster shooters and some of their best champagne. I think I would have enjoyed the shooters a little more without the sauce but other than that it was good and a different taste.
The eight course meal was something we had never done before and we were allowed to take our time and enjoy ourselves. Everything was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Even though we didn't enjoy every item on the menu, particularly the foi grais dish, we loved the experience. I have to say I don't see how anyone can eat foi grais. It was the worse thing I have ever eaten in my life. Lol But I guess now I can say I tried it.
The best dish we had was the Cobia fish dish. It was so good that we could have eaten a whole plate of it. The pan seared Salmon was really good also followed by the pork tenderloin. I really would have enjoyed the buffalo tenderloin because it looked awesome but it was just a little undercooked for my taste. I'm sure if we had just ordered it as an entree aka big plate we could have ordered it cooked the way we like which is well done or medium well. I really didn't like the dessert portion of our meal but all in all it was one of the best dining experiences we had along with Trulucks as of yet.