Sambuca - Dallas Uptown
Sambuca - Dallas Uptown

Sambuca - Dallas Uptown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sambucarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2147440820x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm-Midnight, Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Mario Dominguez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brunch, lunch or dinner - we've got you catered! Can accommodate events from 10 to 500 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: On site private parties from 10 to 500 people and seated dinners for up to 325 people.
  • Entertainment: Sambuca offers live music seven nights a week. The music format spans the many facets of jazz, soft rock, sultry vocalists, Latin and even country with a spice. Branford Marsalis, Steve Tyrell, Norah Jones and Larry Carlton have all graced the stage during national act tours.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Street
  • Public Transit: DART & McKinney Trolley
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking during lunch; $3 during dinner.
A word from Sambuca - Dallas Uptown
A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Dallas Uptown
Located in the heart of the trendy Uptown section of Dallas, Sambuca is a rockin’ dinner club featuring nightly live music as diverse as our American menu, from classic rock, pop, & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands. Choose an intimate booth for your dinning experience or sip a martini in our bar, where Dallas comes to see and be seen. Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, business luncheon, or networking happy hour? We cater to any size group, from 20 to 200. Contact our catering department to book one of our private spaces for your next party.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Sambuca - Dallas Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (36)romantic (35)hot spot (34)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (29)fit for foodies (18)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dinner
    Dallas4321
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I hadn't been to Sambuca in many, many years and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sambuca Lunch Review
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was a good choice for a meeting with a client downtown. It was quiet enough that we could conduct a private business conversation, and service was attentive and responsive. The menu had lots of good choices so all 3 of could order something that fit our tastes. We liked the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night dancing & enjoying friend
    kfscott
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The band played fairly long and pretty diverse sets giving lots of options for dancing. The food was very good, all 4 of us enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. The wine list is a little limited, but overall a great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Updated menu w larger-sized apps
    TheRealDJ
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Was at Sambucas on a last-minute reservation with a group of friends on Friday and was seated in 5 min. Service was amicable but you could tell there was a trainer involved (not a problem for us). Their menu has changed since the old Sambucas in Deep Ellum and this latest version was alot smaller, condensed and more expensive items, it seemed. Several heavy apps including the lobster beignets and fried oysters stood out. Heavy-sized but only 3 per plate made you want to repeat several of them. With a band playing, expect a fairly noisy night too (also not a problem for us). Worth going? Sure, if you want a good night to dance and enjoy some music along with your meal. For dinner or drinks with a group? There are better options now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Diner75230
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent retaurant week dinner! The heath bar dessert was amazingly chocolate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun spot for drink and dancing
    Stavmar
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    While I was not a huge fan of the food, I did enjoy the live music and the beverage options... I would go back for specialty drinks and dancing for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Ruth
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My two cousins and I went there for dinner before we went to a show at the Winspear. We had early reservations and were promptly seated, mainly because we were the only 3 in the dining room. As soon as we were seated, the music was turned up much louder. We would have preferred softer music because we're older, but I think this restaurant is geared towards the younger crowd. Our waiter asked if he could give suggestions, and we said yes, but his suggestions didn't suit any of us. The food was very good, and just the right amount - not too much. This restaurant probably does have a vibrant bar scene, but we weren't there late enough to experience it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    JguemesVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    great food with nice live music in the background couldn't be better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to Sambuca's several times. Frisco and Dallas locations. Always great food and entertainment. Took a new couple with us this time and they loved it.. The Lobster Enchilada's were amazing. Great night out..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leiavan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our service and ambiance was great. The last time I had been to Sambuca's was 5 years ago. The menu has changed it used to be very classy including the menu, I was a little disappointed at how casual the restaurant has become. Our tables close together and the table was wobbly and the chairs were to low for the table. My husband's filet and the waiter were definitely the highlights. We will return, but will be prepared for the changes the restaurant has made.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Other than the fact that the manager needs to learn how to ingratiate himself with his clientele, it is perfect. I have been visiting Sambuca's for years and have gotten to know each of the managers and the staff. There is a comfort in visiting and being surrounded by people you know.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Surprise
    Ronnie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner at Sambuca in celebration of my birthday. It was great! The food was tastily prepared, the drinks very good and the service strong. We look forward to going back some Saturday night to enjoy the late night music and a drink.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner & Dance
    XmasEveDinner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was good, music was great, had a really good time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone downhill
    ValCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been going here for years. We love to listen to live music while we eat. This time we sat outside (very nice), and there was only one waiter. It took him FOREVER to serve us throughout the meal. The specialty drinks also weren't very good (had the mai tai, which was way too sweet, and the cucumber martini, which tasted more like lavender). The shrimp cocktail, which we hated (not enough shrimp and oddly served with stale crackers), fried calamari (decent), and the pizza. We'd had the pizza before, but this time it tasted like cardboard. It was much more like a flatbread. And not a good flatbread, hard and cold. We really should have taken it back, but we knew that it would add another hour to the evening. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere (+) Food (-)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My Red Snapper was very bland almost tasteless. We still enjoyed the experience and will return and try other things.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Venue Food and Music!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Enjoyed good food, then great entertainment! Wish there were more venues like this! The oven made pizza is fresh,and to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    paulinnola
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is romantic, however because of the noise level, I recommend requesting a table in the back if it's a first date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drag Brunch
    DragBrunchSunday
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Drag Brunch entertainment was amazing!! Price was very high (more then most drag brunches around town) so don't know if I'll return. But the entertainers were fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not The Worst...
    Meh2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our experience here was just...okay. The food was tasty, but overpriced and we were never served our appetizers. The drag show that was the real draw for us was mediocre, at best. The MC's outfit was so unflattering that it was a distraction. She also struggled through the entire show, having no real funny or interesting material ready for us at all. There was way too much lame talking and not enough entertainment. Each performer did only one song! It felt like they served up C-List queens who weren't being booked anywhere else, honestly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was very good. The waiter was great. And the atmosphere was the perfect date night. Not to crowded and the band was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yep...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Outstanding.., menu selection was wide, background was nice, drinks were outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not impressed
    ohwell
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We rarely splurge but this was a special occasion. I had never been and I guess my expectations were to high. The waiter asked if we wanted salt ,we said yes, he never brought it. I order my steak medium, it was well. When a place charges you $34 for a steak you assume they will hire someone who knows how to cook it. I rarely send my food back because I don't want to be eating when everyone is done. I did tell my waiter about my overdone steak and did get a free dessert. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't an awful experiance,but I did expect better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Night Fun
    EatnGood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had a great time and great service at Sambuca. This was my first time to this location in Uptown, same for my date. We both had a great time. Food was very good for a night spot. Service was excellent. Our waitress allowed us to migrate back and forth inside and out to the patio, where we had a cigar after dinner. We went back inside after the cigar, had another drink and desert. Unfortunately, we had to leave before the music started. Next time we'll time it better inorder to see the show and do some dancing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a good visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Not sure If we are going back. There are many places to visit and this did not really capture me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Place
    Mechie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Overall I had a great experience. My girlfriends and I normally go for birthday celebrations and we've always had a wonderful time. The music was ok the night I went but it was still lively. The food was excellent. I can't recall what I normally get but the shrimp pasta was to die for, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about that. Oh and the mango mai tai was just perfect for the evening. Awesome awesome time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We enjoyed our anniversary at Sambuca. The food was great, the ambiance was mood setting, and the live music was just right for the occasion. I am familiar with Sambuca of Atlanta which was just as nice. I will definitely return to Sambuca in Dallas and recommend it to everyone I know. Thanks Sambuca for the lovely evening. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Virgin visit
    KitKatVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Expected more intimate seating and atmosphere...was comparing to Atlanta Sambuca. It was fun, but noisy. Not meant for "get to know you meal". Great music. Ok food. Great waitstaff
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best way to spend a Friday
    Smartone587
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Sambuca from start to finish was one of my favorite dining experiences I have had in Dallas to date. The food was spectacular, the service was superb, and the atmosphere was on spot. My only regret is not making the reservation a little later so that we could have enjoyed the live music. Really looking forward to returning...especially for that lobster/crab dip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if only i could live here.
    foodievirgo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ive been here on a handful of occassiins. always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, exceptional food!
    Gilley
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Every time I come back from out of town on work trips, Sambuca is my first choice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair but not great!
    Hilton
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Waiter was very good & music was fair. Food was a disappointment. Would select another place next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    KipD
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great dining experience - as expected. Clients enjoyed the experience as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    aMAZing
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We loved the live music. The restaurant was fancy but affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising. ..in a bad way
    shameful
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    After church, men dressed like women w foul language at an upscale restaurant like Sambuca was a shame bc the website didn't mention the event or the price for brunch. A $75 meal and we couldn't use our groupon? Nvr again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Edward
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food , service , band was good . Way too loud ! Impossible to hold a conversation . Average sound system .
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girls night out
    turndownforwhat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had an amazing time at Sambuca. We were promptly greeted and seated upon our arrival. Our waiter, Eric was very helpful in selecting the best drink and food selections. The Special Edition band performed and the crowd going from the second set until we left. Valet was a little busy but the music was playing outside as well so u were still being entertained. We will definitely return to this venue. Thanks for making my birthday dinner a special one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    TluvsG
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Sambuca never disappoints!! The food is delicious, the service is great, and the live entertainment is worth it. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst band ever and mediocre food.
    Blah
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Horrible loud band that sounded worse than bad karaoke. Margarita pizza was awful and when we told the server they took it off the table (70% still on the plate, but did not take it off of our bill). The music was horribly loud and glaring from every speaker. Surf & turf was just ok, but portions were small.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great job, food was good, band was good, overall just a good job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware what you are expecting...
    AtlantaDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were visiting from out of town & were looking for a venue with great dining/food & live music. We passed by/found Sambuca with the sign "Fine Dining and Dancing" on the building. Bad experience all around: fine dining is white table cloth, not concrete floors and bar type tables. We had one dish, a shrimp & crab dish that tasted like cardboard. But the crushing blow was the sound system. Terrible, with both feedback & distortion: plus playing very loud for a small crowd. Being a Sunday evening, the entertainment was one guitarist and percussionist not suitable for dancing. Listening maybe, without the distortion, but definitely not for dancing. If you are a 20-30 something & want a bar scene, this place MAY be for you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic