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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sambuca - Dallas Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)good for groups (37)hot spot (34)romantic (32)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (27)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great for dates
    JasonB
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I took a date here and it was great. Great food, good music but not so loud that you can't have a conversation. I recommend it for dates and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Faith
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my husband out we both order the steak. It was cook just the way we wanted it but it barely had any seasoning on it. When I'm passing that much for food. I expect it to be perfect. Also our server seemed to only care about my husband and not me at all. I don't know if it was because I'm the girl or because I was white and my husband is black. Our server was also black. Either the only thing we really like about our experience was the band. The band was awesome! Would love to see them again
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible-Wont Be Back
    Uptowndiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No Self-parking. $5 to valet? That's cheap...not classy Waiter asked us 3 times if we wanted something from the bar? Way too pushy! Obnoxious sound checks and equipment checks from stage for live music act during dinning? really? Prices on line are cheaper than actual menu Plates on line do not reflect what you receive....also recipe changes:( Entrees over-cooked Appetizer not received until after entrees consumed Ambiance, plastic candles on tables, wait staff uniforms, plastic menus all terrible and multi-colored moving spotlights distracting to diners Obvious focus on bar/nightclub scene and could care less about dinning and food quality Had a bad hotel restaurant or singles dinner cruise feel to it Could not get out fast enough!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Urban4
    Urban4
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    LOVED this place!! Our main entree's were delicious and the side dishes were just as scrumptious! The atmosphere was wonderful and we Loved the live music. Definitely a favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is Great
    dwlambeth
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited Sambuca for an early dinner. The service was excellent. Our waiter, Justin, was very informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the unusual drinks from the bar. The food was okay, we ordered off the small plate menu. Several of our choices did not seem to resemble their description on the menu. The dining room was filling up when we left and if looked like the band was about to start up, we couldn't stay because we had an important football game to watch. C'est la vie.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dance Away the night
    XmasEveDinner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The group was really good and we danced away the night through 3 sets of them playing nothing but Beatle music. So we have now done 80's and 60's just need 70s.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    TroxellaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was mediocre at best. Wine list was lacking. We were expecting much better restaurant given the star rating. In the end, just seemed like a lackluster chain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The arrangement in seating was well designed and allowed for good conversation. The food was superb and the server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • Good, except for...
    Dorothy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was awesome until one of the diners at our table received his cup of coffee with lipstick on the cup. It was really not his shade...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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