[VIDEO] Table 42: How Kent Rathbun's 17-Year-Old Abacus Stays Relevant Today

In this “Table 42” vignette, the four-time James Beard Award-nominated Rathbun brings us into his kitchen and shows us how he whips up a few of his favorite things: mustard-crusted lamb and leek hashbrowns.

Watch as the world-renowned chef tells us what inspired him to get into the biz, and what he hopes diners take away from the Dallas dining scene and, more specifically, Abacus.

How Kent Rathbun’s 17-Year-Old Abacus Stays Relevant Today

With restaurants shuttering every month, it’s amazing to find gems that have stayed on top of the game for more than a decade. In Dallas, Kent Rathbun’s Abacus, a Foodable Top 25 Restaurant, has been open for 17 years. Count it.

“I knew that we could create the food and the ambiance, it was whether Dallas was ready for a restaurant like this,” he says.

In this “Table 42” vignette, the four-time James Beard Award-nominated Rathbun brings us into his kitchen and shows us how he whips up a few of his favorite things: mustard-crusted lamb and leek hashbrowns. Watch as the world-renowned chef tells us what inspired him to get into the biz, and what he hopes diners take away from the Dallas dining scene and, more specifically, Abacus.

Chef Kent Rathbun to Open 3 New Concepts at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Local Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun announced he will open not one but three new concepts within Dallas Fort Worth Airport. The chef was awarded a contract to open three new restaurants inside DFW's Terminal D: The Lounge at Abacus, KR's Whitetail Bistro and Kent Rathbun's Aviator Bar.

The Lounge at Abacus will feature an eclectic small plate menu, while the Whitetail Bistro will focus on classic French cuisine. The Aviator Bar is set to feature a curated craft beer and wine list alongside some small bites. The concepts are set to open in the airport sometime in 2016 Read More

Kent Rathbun’s Hickory: A Modern Texas Roadhouse Makes Its Debut

Kent Rathbun’s Hickory: A Modern Texas Roadhouse Makes Its Debut

By Bev Garvin, Foodable Contributor

There are few things that can delight the senses quite like food. Whether it’s fancy tweezer food or just good old down-home cooking, nothing beats enjoying a thoughtfully prepared meal with family and friends.

James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur Kent Rathbun has been serving up savory delights for more than three decades. His latest concept, Hickory, opened this week in Plano, joining the ranks of his other long-standing successful concepts — Abacus, a fine dining restaurant in Dallas since 1997, Jasper’s gourmet backyard cuisine with locations in Plano, Houston and Austin, and Kent Rathbun Catering.

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