May 11, 2018
When they boast food, drink and service as resplendent as the décor, you know you’re somewhere special. The head-spinning design at Abacus is an eclectic mix of metal and glass offset by cherry wood chairs with mustard and eggplant colours on walls, floors and fittings. Lighting is low and intimate as a dive bar, although the gorgeous couples and model-type singles in here are as far from dive bar as Dallas is from Dartmouth. There are two main rooms, the front one for dining on modern cuisine; the back for cocktails from martinis to negronis, best sipped while listening to hip, up-tempo sounds.