Sambuca - Plano
Sambuca - Plano

Sambuca - Plano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sambuca360.com/
  • Phone: 4694673393x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Trey Pope
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Sambuca - Plano
A word from Sambuca 360 - Plano
Located in the trendy Shops at Legacy in Plano, this rockin’ American grill features weekday casual lunches, weekend brunches, and at night we kick it up with cool cocktails and rockin’ live music as diverse as our American menu. We are the perfect place to host a business luncheon, bachelorette party, 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 - Plano reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (22)good for groups (20)late-night find (19)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (10)romantic (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)scenic view (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Had a good time
    Txtrent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were hesitant to give it a try based on the negative reviews. However my wife was set on the Sticky Toffee Pudding, so we went. We were pleasantly surprised with everything. Service was good and food was great. I can see how the service cod get slammed later in the evening when things start switching to club-mode. We went at 7:45 and everything was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Looks like a better night spot than place to eat. Ordered the scallops and received the shrimp dish instead. Server disappeared, so made the best of it. The Shrimp dish was very disappointing, lacked any depth to the flavor profile and very expensive for 6 average shrimp. My husband ordered the pork chop that came out severely undercooked. Service was poor despite ample staff.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    TheGirls
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent place to go to Happy Hour for a large group. Great prices. Waitstaff is very accomodating and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation was not honored
    Davis
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Made a reservation for dinner at 8:45PM. When I arrived, the hostess informed me that she would seat my party, but the kitchen would close in 8 minutes. I inquired as to why the reservation was allowed. I was informed that the restaurant would remain open , but the kitchen would not be open. Dinner reservations should not be allowed or scheduled if Sambuca will not be serving food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close doors in bar, please.
    katywine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful bartender, patient waitress, great food for sharing! Only one complaint--the doors in the bar were open, allowing in the 100+ degree heat as well as many different flies that were landing on the bar's condiment trays. Doors shouldn't be open in August in Texas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bands!
    Julie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The music was so good we didn't really notice the food quality-but it definitely wasn't bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • datenight disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I decided on Sambuca 360 due to the high ratings on the website. This was by far one of the worst experiences. We made a reservation for 7pm. When we arrived there was maybe 4 parties seated. The hostess processed to sit us in the back of the restaurant where one of us would have to sit facing the wall. I asked if there was another table and she proceeded with a "no" with no explanation as to why? The server was average at best. We requested to have our salads out before our main entrees and guess what everything was delivered together. The server never asked us if we would care for another beverage my husbands fish tacos were undercooked which we brought to the server attention and all she said was "sorry about that"
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food is good, but you really come for the music. Great service. Thursdays has some great specials, so it was not that expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great entrees!
    StanVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Started with the half price Bruschetta (it was Happy Hour!) and it was good but more of a crispy bread served with marinated tomatoes on the side. Blackened Fish Tacos were spicy and so good. Pork Chop with prosciutto mac n' cheese also so good and cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MandM
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went to watch the band, and dance. There is no room for dancing, because they allow everyone in to stand on the dance floor. If you want to watch live music, it was great. If you want to dance, go somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful evening.
    RICKSTER
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I had date night and chose to go here. It was a party atmosphere but yet very intimate and romantic also. We enjoyed the band that was playing this particular night (Limelight) and the food was quite tasty also. I recommend this spot to anyone who is seeking a nice place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Atmosphere
    jmachVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was my first time at Sambuca. We finally decided to try it out and we loved it. We enjoyed the food and the music. Great band. Very energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Pnb73
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    When we arrived we were seated at a very small table in the corner which was out of view from the stage. We wanted to watch the band but that wasnt gonna happen. We then waited a few minutes for a waitress to take our drink order...she never showed up to our table. The restuarant wasn't even busy yet. It was about 3/4 full. After 10 minutes of not being acknowledged we decided to just leave and go across the street to Taco Diner. Very disappointing first date for me.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a close call with my tomato food allergy last time. They compted our dinner, wine, and dessert. This time we were greeted at the door by Jack Cline, Manager. He was very nice and told us the wait staff is well aware of my tomato allergy. Thanks Jack and to your wonderful wait staff!! We had a lovely evening! Theresa & Scott Smaistrla We had a nice dining experience. Great ambience, pretty good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The service was absolutely horrible! They came to check on us every 30 minutes, were VERY rude, and our food was cold and not anything special. I would never recommend anyone going cause it is the biggest waste of money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chica
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I had dinner and it was all very good. However, there was supposed to be live music and they were having trouble with the sound system so we just kept hearing "check, check" through our dinner which was irritating. We didn't appreciate having to spend Father's Day dinner listening to that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Glamgirl81
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was my first time at Sambuca and I enjoyed every minute of it. .. if you haven't been it's definitely worth going.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great - Service Okay
    GirlsNight
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    In reviewing website, I did not think there would be a band on Monday night. I like bands, but was getting together with 6 friends from around the country, and wanted to be able to hear them. We asked to sit outside as it would be quieter. Did not have the bottle of wine we requested and the waitress would not work with us to get us the same price on a better bottle. I had the shrimp/lobster scampi, the menu did not say it had tomatoes, but I specifically told the waitress - if it comes with tomatoes I do not want them. It came with tomatoes. We asked to split the bill six ways evenly, I don't know what she did, all of our credit cards had a different amount.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rating missing price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Probably 2 stars out of 5 for price. Expensive meal and only a few choices that sounded appealing to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sambuca June 2014
    David
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I booked for friends and family not knowing it leans more towards being a club atmosphere. It looks like a great spot for an adult gathering or a place for adult fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best !!!
    Billy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food and menu selection,,, Rocks ,,,, Ambiance A+++ ,,,, Style, Class, Service, Music, FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding staff
    MissAmy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everyone who works there makes you feel special. Len has done an amazing job with his staff and everyone is having fun.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME PLACE!!!
    MSSEXYKK
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I wanted to go somewhere upbeat with my husband in the middle of the week. Only thing that came to my mind was Sambuca 360, this was my second time and hubby first. We had the best time ever, the live band was great and the food was great as well. This is the place for middle ages and it was not for the kiddies. Now, I have found a hip spot to hangout. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Sambuca - Plano reviews archive.
  • Great waitress, slow kitchen
    Fullplategirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a great waitress on Mother's Day. We arrived early and there weren't many customers there. It took over an hour to get our food and the kitchen staff that came out to help deliver the food was very ride about the situation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We went on a Thursday, and the live band was playing it was great! the food was fantastic!! Love it! A must go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Went for my mom's bday lunch and it was perfect! Went on a Saturday so it was quiet. Not many people there. Only thing is that service could of been a little faster.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat
    Dollar
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I loved the food and drinks! Having a live band added to the liveliness of the place, Reasonably good ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian
    NYCtrip13
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great vegetarian options. Can't wait to dine in again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent all
    Experienced
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service was excellent all night, both for dinner in the restaurant (Mary) and for drinks in the bar (Amanda). Hostesses and doormen need to get personalities. Food was good, but overpriced for the portions. Ambience was ok if you like being stuck in a corner by a brick column you can't see around. We didn't find out until afterwards you can reserve the better tables if you know how to specify their location. The drink prices were almost double of what you'd pay most places in the metroplex. They say they clear out tables to make a dance floor, but what they really mean is they clear out tables to pack more people in to stand around and buy drinks. It was almost just as impossible to get to the restrooms as it was to dance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good lunch spot
    StanVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Good salad and spicy tortilla soup. Quiet during the day, unlike at night. Will go back when weather is nicer and can enjoy their patio:-)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place to Dine and Dance
    RecoWilliams
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    One of the appeals of Sambuca is that is a great place to dine. And when it gets a little later they always have great live music. From the menu to the music this place is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best time ever!
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have never been one to like crowds, but this place was nothing short of amazing!!! I enjoyed the ppl, the food was to die for and the band.. omg that was the best thing! !! I would definitely visit sambuca360 again.. ive already told all of my friends. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    dancinglimey
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday! Delicious food and wine, waitservice terrific, and live music... who could want more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Bronc
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    As usual always a good time,good music with the Space Rockers. Drinks are a little pricey but overall good service and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was great, the band was awesome, and we had a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth it!
    FineDine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The menu was relatively diverse with a focus on seafood. The food was pricey but fantastic (avg cost $25-35 per entree). Drinks also expensive but lots of fun custom cocktails to choose from. More a special occasion restaurant. Great bar atmosphere later in evening and worth a visit just for the bar scene and live bands. Average age in 40s, fun crowd and lots of dancing. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This place is better suited for hanging out with friends for drinks but definitely not a place to go if you want a nice dinner with good food. The service and food were horrible. We ordered an appetizer, the buca beignets, that were delivered to our table by what looked to be kitchen staff. We didn't have plates, napkins, or silverware so asked the staff person to bring us some. We waited about 5 minutes to get our plates and silverware so the appetizer was cold by the time we ate it. The "beignet" coating was soggy and tasteless. I ordered the striped bass, which came with quinoa and kale. The fish was good but the quinoa was soggy. Our waitress was missing most of the night and I had to ask for a refill on my water twice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Didn't like music. Band performance was not fun at all, band didn't have a connections with audience. Not like "Emerald City Band"-comes and turns on everyone. Service and food was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening Out
    UTHorns90
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I chose this restaurant for our Valentine's Day Dinner the day after V-Day - Saturday, 2/15. Restaurant was nicely decorated. I wouldn't classify this as a romantic restaurant. The ambiance was more trendy/hip than romantic. This newer location is very nice. The food was good but not great (my steak was great but my wife's scallops were Good - not great). Dessert and drinks were great. Staff was very nice. Live band was great - very energetic. Bar seating is sparse once the band starts so you should make late reservations on the weekend just before the live music starts so you'll have a table. Good place for people watching. It seems to be a very happening spot for late-night fun. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    Jimmyb
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The atmosphere and crowd are great. The service was very good also. The food was actually pretty good (I had low expectations), but can't wait to go back. "China town" was the band playing when we went there, and they were awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.