House of Cards

4.7
3451 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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garrym
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. I would recommend this dining experience and good to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Go for the show not for the food. The food had experimental attempts like inedible pumpkin mash under fish entrees or a blue cheese dressing that tasted like it had been left uncovered in the fridge next to a open jar of pungent mustard or the chorizo sausage in the hen entree wasn’t so greasy and overly spicy etc etc it would have been awesome. The food is limited and the attempts at “fancy” ingredients is an unnecessary miss. I would rather pay extra for a ticket and not be forced to choose from questionable entrees if you choose something other than steak. There were vegan entrees that I would have likely ordered but from the looks of the menu I didn’t trust that the execution would be pleasurable. That said the card magic shows in the dining area were fun and entertaining and the main show “The Senti Mentalists” was amazing and fun. There is a nice outdoor area with a large fountain with foliage to sit around and enjoy drinks and a choice from a large array of interesting cigars can be had if you so choose. Also the decor from the money you enter feels antiquated like a speak easy with really enjoyable period posters of magicians and artifacts. I would go here regularly if the menu were simpler familiar and flavorful. I don’t mind extra cost for a burger to see a show but would be fine with a reasonably priced burgers and a show ticket. It would be a 5 out 5 if the food were on par.

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LuanaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a good time. Thank you for the great service and the food was delicious.

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Faith
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and amazing service! Had lots of fun watching the magic shows and very interactive with the audience.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for this glowing review! We appreciate your recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a bit of an odd experience upon arrival- we were seated at the bar, and while for a moment I assumed we were just waiting on our table it became apparent we were expected to dine at the bar. I have never made a reservation to be seated at a bar- normally the bar is the domain of the reservation-less. The issue was promptly addressed and we were seated. No harm no foul.

Our waiter was personable and attentive- my wife ordered the pork chop, I took the waiter’s recommendation for the “American Wagyu” (not really a thing) steak. The pork chop was beyond outstanding- the medley that was served with it brought out the flavor in new ways. My steak on the other hand was a let down. It was ok at best. Sliced far too thin to cook mid rare properly, especially with any marbleing. The end result was slightly tough, a bit overcooked, and definitely over salted.

The magic show was entertaining- the performers were well rehearsed and engaged.

Drinks are a highlight here- order some of the house cocktails and you will not be disappointed.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We will be sure to pass your review along to our management team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful environment. We has a hard time locating where to enter as there did not seem to be a sign that say House Of Cards enter here. Otherwise, it was a lot of fun.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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JoeyK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolute blast. Steaks were all amazing and cooked perfect. The show was very fun along with the magicians afterwards. We throughly enjoyed ourselves.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Hi Joey, we are so glad to hear it! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Delaney
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, presentation was outstanding. The show was absolutely incredible! Our waiter was great, clearly has been doing this for a while because he was so on top of things and had great suggestions.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Delaney! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing magic. Includes parking validation for Downtown Nashville. A great experience. Made our 10th anniversary very special.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi David, thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate your kind review and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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ShelbyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun! Our waiter was amazing and very go with the flow! He was knowledgeable of the drinks, food, and cigars. He was willing to create new drinks for us and made great suggestions.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Shelby, thank you for sharing your experience! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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JaxH
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been wanting to try this place for a couple years. Finally went last night and it was everything we were hoping for and more. Even being open for a few years I felt like the service from the door man to the magic was top notch. I mean the hostess alone was so knowledgeable and helpful. It’s absolutely stunning inside, magic from the moment you walk in until you leave and everything was delicious. Honestly, everyone had told me their food was overrated so I went in thinking it’d be just ok but not at all. Pork belly was great, the elk was very delicious and the sea bass was amazing. It is expensive but a well deserved expensive because of everything they offer. The best date we’ve had in years! Highly recommend

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jax, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your kind words and your recommendation.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was outstanding, service amazing, ambiance and entertainment top notch

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Katie, we are so glad you had a magical night! Thanks for dining with us.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are fantastic. Hosts and bartender made sure we were taken care of. We really liked the magicians, too, but thought the audience was so full of loud-mouth drunks by then, it took away from our experience. I wish the magic show had been a bigger part of our experience.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Angela, thank you for your feedback!

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KramerH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Dinner with side shows to see, it really can’t be beat in my opinion. Food was great and had unique flavors. Drinks were the same. A bit pricey, but with getting a magic show and some card magic at the tables near by it’s totally worth it and a must-do restaurant in nashville.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kramer, that's high praise! Thank you for this glowing review. We are so glad to hear that you had a magical experience.

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ChristyU
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great show and friendly service. Food was excellent, remember to bring your wallet!

House of Cards
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Christy, thank you for your recommendation!

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Bajadam
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the sixth time my wife and I have partaken of the festivities at House of Cards. We chose them to celebrate our tenth Wedding Anniversary.

We have never been disappointed by the service, the food or the entertainment.

The staff is always friendly, considerate and professional. They make us feel right at home and the food is always well prepared.

If you are looking for a fun night out with your significant other or a group of friends, I highly recommend House of Cards!

House of Cards
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and for being a regular! We are so glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us and we appreciate your kind review.

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Pepper
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was horrible everything we had was smokey. Not worth the price for what we received.
Magic was the best part.

House of Cards
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Pepper, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience. If you would like to provide more feedback, please email customerservice@iconentertainment.c om.

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HannahW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vegetarian options! The magic shows were wonderful. Will definitely be back!

House of Cards
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Hannah, thank you for your compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The waitress seemed new and wasn’t very helpful when it came to questions about the menu, and my boyfriend wasn’t thrilled about his wagu steak which he was very excited about. However the theme of the restaurant was wonderful and we had a great time. Magicians were so funny and made our entire trip. Will recommend to friends!

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and for your recommendation! We will be sure to pass this along to our management team.

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Gil12
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Filet Mignon and Sea Bass were great. The Vegan was too salty. Limoncello dessert was perfect.

House of Cards
Responded on January 11, 2022

Thank you for your feedback!

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michaelr
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The brunch food was fantastic and super fun show afterwards.

House of Cards
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Michael, we are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind feedback.

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JasonV
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience is outstanding. The service is next next. The food was outstanding. The entertainment was top notch. Totally worth it!

House of Cards
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Jason, thank you for your recommendation!

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vipdbell38401
Nashville
38 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our son for his 21st birthday. Great experience as always. Staff made our son feel very special!

House of Cards
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thanks for being a regular and for choosing to celebrate with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All ages in our family had a great time celebrating a 21st birthday! The food was wonderful and the magic was so much fun!

House of Cards
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Sara, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.

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JesseB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

FYI, not a place to stop in for appetizers and drinks, you HAVE to order an entree to get into magic show. We ordered $200+ worth of appetizers and drinks and had to get a “one time exception” to get into the show, not without multiple conversations with manager. The food is mediocre at best, so don’t expect great tasting food, also steeply overpriced. The magicians are great but I will not be a repeat customer.

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AnnR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! We had a steak, several sides and a dessert. It was all delicious! Everyone was very friendly. The magicians were very talents and entertaining to watch. It was the perfect date night celebrating the new year.

House of Cards
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi Ann, thanks for celebrating with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience.

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Sunshine
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the ultimate date night experience. We had such a lovely night. The performance was incredibly entertaining and the food and drinks were way above average! I would recommend this to anyone looking for excellent menu selections, top shelf spirits, and a unique experience.

House of Cards
Responded on January 5, 2022

That's high praise! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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SandyD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was excellent! Patio heaters worked great! Nice to have free parking and receive a free photograph! Impressive card magic!

House of Cards
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi Sandy, thanks for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another magical night.

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and shoe were impeccable! Can't wait to treat our family and friends to this delightful treat!!

House of Cards
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Brenda, thank you for your compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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444PLR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every minute we spent at The House of Cards! The food, service, ambiance and magicians were all top tier. Outstanding restaurant & entertainment made for a wonderful evening. 5 Stars!

House of Cards
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for this glowing review! We appreciate your compliments and hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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LindaC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We loved it !
So different and entertaining
Ally the hostess was wonderful
, very professional

House of Cards
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi Linda, we will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team. Thanks for joining us!

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vipBenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing double date experience. Great food and show!

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks for joining us, Ben!

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KathyV
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. From the food to the service and to the magic show. A wonderful dining and entertainment experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s much more than a dining experience!!!!

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hi Kathy, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

We are so glad to hear it!

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Luv2dine
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for my anniversary. Being after the new year it’s wasn’t that crowded. Hidden away in the Johnny Cash museum, you venture through a speakeasy vibe . Menu options are small but you’ll find something worth the while. The lamb chops one word- Devine! Dinner show after was impressive with the great Hannibal! Finished the night with a cigar on the heated patio with a perfected old fashion. Prices are for an upscale experience and worth at least one trip!

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House of Cards Nashville with our boys, 5 and 7, was a Top 5 parenting memory, easily! They’ve been asking to go for at least a year. Our oldest is a little aspiring magician and has practiced since the first quarantine. My husband and I have been many times, but this was our first time taking our kids.

Their FACES - so precious. The magic of a card changing inside their little clenched hands — or of a table floating in the air 5’ from their face. A piano who takes verbal requests without a pianist. Mind-reading a word never spoken. Foam balls turning into cubes without them ever letting go.

The cackles!! You can’t beat it. I’m not even sure Disney can beat it.

If you haven’t been, go. All ages are welcome for Sunday brunch, and as many times as we’ve visited, going with our boys beats out every other experience tenfold.

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Hi Jessica, thank you so much for this glowing review! We are so glad you and your family had a magical experience with us and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, food, and service. The magicians both on the floor and in the theatre were amazing.

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for your positive feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was mediocre and way overpriced for the quality. Saving grace was the magic show. If you are looking for a great meal in Nashville, definitely go elsewhere. For $65 I would expect a prime cut of steak. You get choice at best. Very disappointed with the food.

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food experience. If you would like to share more feedback, please email customerservice@iconentertainment.c om.

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Dani
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's very nice experiencing.... little overpriced

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vipMamaSquid
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House of Cards exceeded our expectations both is the fantastic prime steaks and in the experience. Brandon was our server and he went above and beyond to make sure we not only had a top quality meal but that we were finished in time to be front row for the show. I highly recommend as a fine dining experience and for the amazing entertainment.

House of Cards
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for this glowing review! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to our team.

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House of Cards is rated 4.7 stars by 3451 OpenTable diners.

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.