House of Cards

4.6
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2483 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 required for dining room, walk-ins welcome at bar subject to dress code.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every possible way. The food was delicious. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The show was amazing. An absolute must-do.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!! Can’t wait to go back! Everything was perfect !

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DennisB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and we felt very safe.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time!!! I would highly recommend it ☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing. From the host seating you and showing their unique card collection to the magic show at the end, everything was purposely done. We felt special and will absolutely go back!

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VincentE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't feel like you are in Nashville once you go inside! I had a great time with my wife for our anniversary. I would definitely come again! I love the small magic tricks around the table and the main magic shows Great food and great drinks! Nice outside patio as all. Thank you for making the night worthwhile!

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JGregs
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at HoC!! Service was excellent and magic was incredible!! Weakest link is the entree, but all the rest of the food was delicious!

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TimF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and the food was amazing. Best sea bass I have had

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JobieA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience every time!! It was my girlfriend’s first time and she loved it! Thank y’all!!!

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ShawnT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. I'd recommend for any romantic occasion! Nothing I could complain about.

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JonM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, I suggest the macaroni with any entree! The magicians were amazing and we were left wanting more to come around to the table. The experience is everything they say and then some on the website!

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TedM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have eaten here. Would highly recommend. The food and service was outstanding.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! My date is deaf, and she had a wonderful time. The magician was able to include her in the magic show. The night was about her, not me, and she had a great time.

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PearceParty
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd Anniversary and House of Cards was the perfect special experience for us. The food was outstanding, the entertainers were all so good, and the ambience was perfection!

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DerekO
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! He took the time to share history and stories about the venue. Our food was AMAZING! The magicians were really fun to interact with. This place isn’t a restaurant, it’s an experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The MagicCastle of Tennessee! We loved it. Card magic tableside and an intimate magic show after dinner. The piano that plays in dining room is great. Sit next to it and request songs! We will come back when in Tennessee!!

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HoC did very well keeping their atmosphere and quality of service and time under social distancing circumstances. There was also an excellent balance between the ambiance and hearing everybody at the table.

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Jamkos
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great experience for my husband and me as we celebrated one year of marriage!

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HunterS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Wish the show was a little bit longer

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Marnie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny! Every minute was an experience. Excellent steakhouse with an impressive wine list, craft cocktails, craft beers. One could spend hours walking around just looking at the impressive magic collection. The magicians at the tables were very entertaining. All of the servers were helpful and knowledgable. The show after dinner would rival any magic/mentalist act I've seen on AGT.

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JeffL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great venue concept, fun, but a bit too pricy. Possibly because
#1, they have invested quite a bit to make this a very unique restaurant, & #2, after dinner, you go into a small theater right off the restaurant for a 20 min. Magic show, then you're done for the eve.
Menu options are very limited right now.
Also, our table was visited by 2 very talented magicians during dinner for some personal magic & a roaming photographer will take a complimentary photo of you as a couple, or of your entire table. Be sure to tip all of them. The magicians are not covered by the house.

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scottW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the feel of secrecy, the ambiance and atmosphere. Staff were amazing, helpful and knowledgeable. I wish there had more choices in entrees. More non-red meat choices. The cost to experience was worth the price. The magic was amazing and spurred conversion lasting past their show. We enjoyed our time and will definitely return.

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ChrisS
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend House of Cards! The food was good for the price and the service was excellent. We had 2 magicians come to our table and perform throughout the course of the night and ended with a great show in the theater. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing magic tricks, awesome ambiance! Great staff!!

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Sperrys
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Family went to brunch to honor our son’s recent HS graduation. Biscuits and gravy were delicious, French toast was tasty, monkey bread was raw dough, so that was a little disappointing, but not worth not coming back for. Mimosas were great. Server was exceptional. No magic at table - I think they forgot because they offered as we were leaving. Magic show in the theater was cute.
There were only us and one other table there when we went at 12:15 on a Sunday. Social distancing and masks were on point.
Ambiance was great. Cool place- can’t wait to try dinner there.
Support this creative and unique business!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, phenomenal magicians, gorgeous atmosphere, classy. A wonderful evening!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back again. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food and service were off the chart.

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vipAmberJ
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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TimH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time visiting the restaurant. We love magic and the atmosphere of this place is great. Doesn’t feel like your in downtown Nashville where the noise and people can be overwhelming. We recommend to all our friends. We’ll be back.

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TimL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having moved from Chicago to Nashville, I haven’t found many places that were exceptional. We had a party of 3, we ordered two steaks and sea bass. The food, the sides and the drinks were 5 star. I highly recommend making a dinner reservation at least 1.5 hours before the show so you are not rushed and you get to see everything. Make sure you walk outside as well. It’s the smoking area, and none of us smoked, but great picture taking opportunity as you cannot take pics inside. The main act took time to talk with everyone after the show and the General Manager Mr Martinez spent about 10 minutes talking to our group and telling us his history in this business. The bill came to $400 for three people but we ordered an appetizer, many sides and many drinks. Remember, you’re paying for a dinner and a show. I will try to revisit quarterly, and may go back within a month. It’s seriously that good!

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TaraH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I went for our birthday and it was fantastic. The table side illusions and the show were all great! We would definitely go again.

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frankp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Sunday brunch. It was great! Jill is outstanding, very attentive but not overbearing.

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JaimeB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, everything about the experience was magical. We discussed the evening several times since and felt the experience justified the price.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best dining experience I’ve ever had. Above and beyond expectations.

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AshleyB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to bring guests! The magic, the food, and the delicious drinks are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer and this place did not disappoint. I will be back! The food was great, the service was great, and the magicians were incredible. I have never seen anything like this. The only thing I’d add is bread. :)

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SecondHalfCouple
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

House of Cards is a special place. It is a one of a kind experience. The menu Choices and quality of the food Didn’t meet our expectations. Everything was quite pricy and we justified that because it included the entertainment and all would have been fine if the food quality had be better than mediocre.

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karissad
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience5

My boyfriend and myself went for our anniversary. And the whole reason we went was because he loves magic. We were told that magicians were suppose to come up to our table since they didn't want crowding. Which is fine. But not one magician came to our table. They were at the table next to us and then skipped right over us to go to a different table. So we paid $500 for a dinner I could have got from somewhere else for cheaper. Im not sure if we will ever return because it was disappointing.

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KristinC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. My only concern was being assigned a magic time 1:15 after dinner reservation. We felt extremely rushed and did not even have an option for dessert.

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JenniferC
Western KY
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the entertainment. Will definitely be back and would definitely refer a friend!

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