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Sambuca - Dallas Uptown
Sambuca - Dallas Uptown

Sambuca - Dallas Uptown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sambucarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (214) 744-0820
  • 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
Located in the heart of the very trendy Uptown, Sambuca is a rockin' dinner club that features live music nightly. Choose an intimate private booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Dallas comes to see and be seen. Enjoy live music seven nights a week that is as diverse as the American menu; from classic rock, pop and top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands every weekend. Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, business luncheon, pharmaceutical seminar or networking happy hour? From 20-200 we cater to any size group. Contact our catering department to book one of our private areas for your next party.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Ive been here on a handful of occassiins. always excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Waiter was very good & music was fair. Food was a disappointment. Would select another place next time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Every time I come back from out of town on work trips, Sambuca is my first choice!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great dining experience - as expected. Clients enjoyed the experience as well."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We loved the live music. The restaurant was fancy but affordable. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sambuca never disappoints!! The food is delicious, the service is great, and the live entertainment is worth it. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food , service , band was good . Way too loud ! Impossible to hold a conversation . Average sound system . "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great job, food was good, band was good, overall just a good job. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had fried clam appetizer, pizza (meat lovers-to die for!) and listened to best band in DFW-Moving Colors! What's not to like?"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I did not enjoy the service I had. They were not nice did not try to meet my needs. I will not be spending top dollar for poor service again!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Sambucca has a great balance of quality food, good wine list, and great music. We enjoy dancing the night away."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We've been coming here for years, and Sambuca has definitely gone downhill in our opinion. At these prices, I expect more than laminated placemat-style menus and wait staff dressed like they were going to the neighborhood supermarket. And where are the nice cloth tablecloths? The Bruschetta was lacking in cheese and basil. Fettuccine with shrimp was good but had too much pepper and onions and shrimp tasted fishy. Flat iron steak was good. We've always been able to count on Sambuca for a nice dining experience, but the experience no longer matches the prices, unfortunately."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We were able to sit in the courtyard which was pleasant but the food was average and our waiter appeared high."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were married at Sambuca Uptown and we truly love and adore this place. I always get the porkchop (best in the world!!) and wife ate the champagne chicken. Food was great.. Our server was very attentive and always checked on us. The General Manager and the events coordinator came to our table to wish us the best. Awesome place to enjoy a meal and listen to live music. If it were up to me I'd give this place 10 stars because of the food and employees."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Sambuca is a lovely place right in the heart of Dallas. My past visit on 05/03/14 was a bit disappointing. Our server could have checked up on us a lot more. We were done with our meal for 20 minutes which means we waited about 20 minutes for our check. There wasn't barely any people there as it was 6 pm. Could have been a better experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great time tonight. The band was awesome and they sat us promptly. The food was just okay - more seasoning could have been given to the dishes. Overall it was great"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food is priced too high for entrées not bad for appetizers. Loved the live music. Why have vallet service every night (maybe do it on weekends on week days there is plenty of room to park myself)..... should also be for tips not a mandatory $5. Also was a little too dark in the restaurant for me. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "the layout of the restaurant is very nice. I love the dimmed lights and live band very romantic! on the opposing end my service was horrible. it took quit some time for the food to come out. The food was good but not good enough for the what was being charged. me and my date paid over $130 for appetizer, dinner, dessert and a glass of wine. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had a fabulous, relaxing meal and with plenty of time to made it to the musicals."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The area outside is wonderful, once they turned down the speaker. Our waitress was a bit unattentive. Food was brought a bit soon after we received our wine. The food looked wonderful, and tasted even better. Both of our meals were great. Had to ask two other wait people for silverware. When leaving had to walk through the main area. The place was crowded and blasting live band. People were having a great time, just not my thing. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "While the food at Sambuca was good, the evening was ruined because the band (extra, extra loud Beatles cover band) was so loud you could not carry on a conversation with the person next to you at the table. It was very disappointing. I was expecting jazz in the background."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We can have fun just about any place we go, but I felt like I was at a wedding ... young kids (ages 8 thru teens) were there through the second band set, past 10p, dominating the dance floor, watching any/all intimacy we might have shared, even at our table (adjacent to 3 families of kids). Ridiculous, and it held our evening back, not to mention the $10 drinks and just average food. For a beautiful Saturday in April, you'd think the place would be packed, but it wasn't even close, not much energy. Swagger was a good band, but the evening was not worth the $200 food/drinks price tag for 2 people. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have been to Sambucas's in the past. The energy has changed. The food was marginal at best. However; the waiter was good and the energy of the other guest was fun. I was so surprised it was not that crowded. Not certain if I would return. Not bad, just not great!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The inner courtyard is an amazing place to have a romantic dinner. The live music is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Sambucus restaurant all around service was terrible. The management & waitress staff was none accommodating; We arrive and waited in the bar area for 30 mins or more. The host was unsure where we where suppose to be seated; so they sat us down about 3 different time. Eventually some of the guest left with out a glass of water. My food was cold and drinks was added to our ticket that we did not order. I ask the hostess for the managers none of them was available. As ask for the manager the 2nd time the hostess pointed out one of the male managers I approached him but he acted like he didn't had a clue what to do. TERRIBLE Service"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went there for my wedding anniversary and the band was so awesome they saved the night. Our waitress was awesome she saved the night. The drinks were good they saved the night, but oh my god the food was terrible. I understand you want to be upscale and over price the food but at least serve good food. We could have went to chilis and spent $50 instead of $149 and way better food. The food is the reason this will be the last place we choose to go when hungry, but the first place we go for good live music and drinks"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are middle aged. Went with friends for dinner and music evening. Calamari steak appetizer and beef/ chicken satay appetizer 5 star. Filets very good, rib eyes not as good. Music okay. Group very energetic and fun, just not terrific. A fun evening for groups of adults any age. Service very good. Run eye over cooked and waiter brought another back quickly. We probably would go back with a group for a fun evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The wait staff was friendly and attentive. However, I was disappointed in the food - it was extremely overpriced for the quality."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "the waiter brought the wrong dish out, then we had to walk up to the wait stand and ask for a drink, then the waiter brougt four drinks when we asked for two (only two people), and he really wanted us to take all of them, he took them back, then I had to ask for the extra drinks to be removed from our check, sense we didn't order them or drink them."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went with my mom and sister at about 6:30 on a Monday night and it was absolutely fabulous. We sat in the courtroom, highly recommended, and it was beautiful. There was live music inside and speakers playing it outside where we could hear. My sister is a vegetarian and they had great options for her. The apetizers were fabulous!! I definitely recommend the bruchetta and veggie lasagna. The total tab was $110 with one main dish, three apetizers (we split) and 5 total drinks. Oh and the drinks were to die for!!! Pretty strong and well made! I'd absolutely recommend this place and look forward to going again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "It was our first time at Sambuca and we loved it. The atmosphere was very energetic and vibrant. My husband loved the food didn't leave anything on his plate. The drinks were good and the music was fun and entertaining."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was a special birthday celebration & it was great!! The band is my favorite! Thanks InVersion!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014