House of Cards

4.8
2961 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
House of Cards, named by OpenTable as one of America’s 100 Best Restaurants, is Nashville’s newest and most unique dining and entertainment experience. Located underground in a 10,000 sq. ft space, the venue offers an evening for guests unlike any other in the history of the South.
​House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails under one roof. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians who are stationed throughout the venue to provide mind boggling illusions and tricks all evening long. Complimentary tickets to magic performances in the showroom are included with purchase of a dinner entrée. Please, no outside bottles.

Dress code strictly enforced. For dress code details, visit HOCNashville.com/reservations. No photography inside the restaurant. Reservations encouraged. Walk-ins welcome subject to availability and dress code.

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AddisonRice
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our dad for Father's Day and had the most marvelous time at this enchanting restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We arrived at about 1220pm for a 1215pm reservation. The waitress was awesome. However, there were potatoes that arrived ice cold. We had three orders. I returned all three of them just to receive reheated potatoes the second time. The manager came over to bring a drink I ordered and said he was having the kitchen make me another set of potatoes. By this time, we had 15 minutes before the show started. I told him
that we were not interested in a third set of potatoes. In addition, the service was slow…so my kids could not tour the restaurant or see the magicians sprinkled throughout the restaurant. I was so disappointed in this visit. I was robbed of a good meal and also an opportunity to share this experience with my kids. By the way, I was charged for every meal despite the fact that they were giving us OLD potatoes. My husband wouldnt let me complain…so I just want to save you the time and money!!! $260.00 for 2 adults and 2 kids…and nasty meals.

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MKinnison
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Father’s Day brunch!

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Tricked
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience5

If you really wanted to know, I would get more cha

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Travelmom
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neat, different experience! Such a fun night, delicious meal , wonderful service & awesome magicians!!! Ryan P. was our server & did an excellent job! Can’t wait to get dressed up & go again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Speakeasy in Nashville. Service was impeccable, and the food is of the gods!

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CSH4
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

H was an amazing server. Very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. The ambiance is amazing. The food was to die for. Delicious! We really enjoyed Scott and his card tricks. The magic show was so fun! This is a MUST when in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the atmosphere and magicians were great. First time for us here and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a 21st birthday celebration. Very cool venue and concept; swanky. Magic show was not long but an appropriate amount of time. Be prepared for a large bill but we did order wagyu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The environment is so cool, felt like I was in Vegas. The secret entrance makes it so unique. Our waitress was awesome and the magician was great

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VaniaP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the entertainment was excellent!

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Judith
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time at the House of Cards. The whole family enjoyed. My only suggestion would be to maybe have a kids meal and some more variety of food for people with food allergies such as - dairy.

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and we still think this place is AMAZING!

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MichaelAmy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food came out cold and they got our table mixed up with the one next to us twice..both time setting our appitizer and food in front of them. Was supposed to be a birthday pastry..they forgot. Great card tricks and magician but a good show for a hundred bucks is better value. It is a great venue.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so incredibly nice - from the host, to the bartender, the magicians, and the photographer! Everyone we came across was top notch! We absolutely loved the vibe and every penny we spent was well worth it! We can’t wait to go back!!

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StellaC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband and choosing the House of Cards was the right choice. The ambiance is one of a kind taking you back in time once you enter the building . Even though we sat at the bar, our bartender was extremely friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. We had the special appetizer of the night which was calamari and it was delicious. My husband also loved the pork belly appetizer. It was very flavorful indeed.
For our next course we had the Cobb salad which was delicious but definitely not the highlight of our meal. Our entrees came out excellent. Both the pork chop and the New York strip were cooked just how we wanted them and they were absolutely delicious. Even though we were completely full we chose to indulge with two desserts , the creme brûlée, and the New York cheesecake. Both were fresh, delicious and they were very enjoyed. By the time we finished our meal it was time for our assigned show time at the theater. I thought that the time we had between our meal and the show was great and we didn’t have to wait around. Every magician was great and very memorable!!
We will be coming back !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LauraW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to House of Cards to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary and it was an amazing experience!! It was so fun to walk into a museum and have someone personally lead us to the “secret” door.
The food was amazing and everyone was attentive to anything we needed. After dinner we walked around and enjoyed the side shows. There were two magicians that were incredible at slight of hand and there was a mentalist that blew our minds! I loved the 30 minute show. It was small and felt intimate and he got the entire crowd involved. No photography is allowed which I kind of liked. It was nice to not have people filming and taking pictures the whole time. House of cards has a photographer and they give you a complimentary photo. I attached ours below. Overall it was a great atmosphere and a wonderful night! I would definitely recommend it and go back again!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most mesmerizing and magical places that we have been. The service was great, the food was outstanding. The drinks were not weak and were great. While you were waiting on your table they had three magicians at separate tables you can walk up to and they do tricks right in front of you while you participate it great. The food is outstanding and large portions. At the end of your dinner you receive tickets to a half hour magic show by another professional magician again outstanding. I would very highly recommend this magical place, you will not be disappointed.

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TriceA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed the food, service, and show. I'll definitely be returning. I ordered the 8 oz filet mignon, macaroni, and brussel sprouts. The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and magic!

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apricottadventures
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

DEFINATELY GO TO HOUSE OF CARDS!! IT IS WORTH THE EXPERIECE -
The magicians in the bar area - Scott Cantrell and Joseph Thomas made the entire night worth it!!! Our server was a blast and the entire staff was very attentive & professional during dinner.
The food & drinks were a little overpriced and a little lack luster to be completely honest but the ambiance was STELLAR as were the side shows. I would have liked to get more magic out of the evening considering we were told to stay away from the tables until after our show. Once our show was over it was after 10:30pm and the table nearest the door was empty with no one entertaining. Joseph stepped in for us and did a couple of tricks which were incredible but over all I think the night was a little ill planned since our dinner was so late and the staff was ready to go home.
Dress up, go with friends, plan to be impressed, and just have fun with it. Our childlike sense of wonder was certainly entertained. We will certainly be back with an earlier dinner time next time!

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at House of Cards in Nashville.

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vipCathy
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends in Nashville. Our waiter “H” was very attentive. Meal was excellent. Don’t fret about the dress code. Just do it. Had a blast

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you, Cathy! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT WXPERIENCE totally recommend

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your recommendation!

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MikeBravo
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Such a cool experience. A restaurant that really stands out above the others. I loved the Twin Peaks "waiting room" feel!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us, Mike! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.

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BenC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly entertaining experience!! great food / shows / people / eccentric environment

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Ben, thank you for this glowing review!

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CorinaH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and the service! We just felt a little rushed because of the show after dinner.

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Corina, we appreciate your feedback!

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Addie
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, loved the ambiance of a secret society. Open your wallet for fine dining prices, if you love magic & cigars this is the spot for you. Made our 20 yr anniversary magical!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Addie, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a magical experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our entrees we lackluster to say the least. The Mac n Cheese had almost no flavor...

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

My friend and I went to HOC on Sunday and everything started out fine. We sat at the bar and our bartender was very nice and recommended some great food and drinks. Things took a turn when I asked for a another drink recommendation from a lady who came over to us. She replied with, “I think you should drink some water” ... I was taking back and surprised by that response. Another bartender (not ours) told me to drink water as well. He said I was “looking down, and my eyes were moving weird, and he didn’t want my blood pressure dropping” or something along the lines of that. I feel very offended and uncomfortable. I am an adult and can make my decisions for myself. If I was stumbling around and being belligerent I could understand. As for my eyes looking down, I was enjoying my dinner and eating. Not sure why he is paying that much attention to me to watch my every move. It’s a little uncomfortable. It was my last night in Nashville and I wanted to treat myself and have a few drinks. For the amount of money I spent I thought that was really rude/unprofessional. I have never in my life been treated like that in a restaurant. Food is my passion and so is having an amazing dining experience. I’m just really bummed out to be honest. I think your bartender should mind his own if it isn’t affecting him personally. He wasn’t even serving me, so the fact that he had the audacity to tell me how to enjoy my time was beyond me.

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SamanthaJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food... waiter was so so

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MaryP
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!!!!!!!! The magic is Awesome too!!!!!!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us, Mary! We appreciate your positive feedback.

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Theron
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've visited the HoC on three occasions now for both work and with my family. In all cases, the service was exceptional, the food excellent, and the entertainment was fun when I brought my kids for brunch and when I've hosted clients for dinner. Having the PINNACLE Parking Garage so close makes it super easy to get to, even when it's busy downtown. HIGHLY recommend! :)

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for being a regular and for sharing your experience, Theron! We are so glad you have enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing time. I wish I had remembered the name of our waiter, because he really took it the extra mile.

Regardless this place was amazing. Next time maybe wife and I come into Nashville. We will be doing this place again, but earlier in the evening to help combat the traffic and crowds on the street.

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thanks for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Cait
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!!! Nashville's best kept secret. Cannot wait to return when we come back!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Cait, thank you for celebrating with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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FoodieMagicQueen
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best entertainment and dining experience to be found in Nashville. With all the stress of this past year, this creates a “getaway space” to forget your troubles and be treated like royalty. Treat yourself and check it out. You’ll be glad you did!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

That's high praise! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

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StanleyC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so awesome im going to tell all my friends about this

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Stanley, thank you for your recommendation! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind experience with fantastic service, wonderful food and truly unique ambience. We loved it!

House of Cards
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The ambiance and history are such a cool part of the experience. The food was delicious and the magic kept you guessing. Loved House of Cards and will be back again!

House of Cards
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for this glowing review! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 2961 OpenTable diners.

House of Cards does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://houseofcards.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.