House of Cards
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.
We have been several times before with impeccable tableside service and some of the best steaks in Nashville. This is post-covid, perhaps a change in management?
My steak was about as delicious as the old Sirloin Stockade cheap steaks (at $50 for steak only -everything is a la carte, which is fine). I told the waiter. He told me I was wrong. Had me cut into it, never came back to check. It was at least 4 levels down from the rareness I requested. The steak was clearly burned on all sides in addition to being well-done rather than very rare.
He spent a lot of time flirting with two young women at the next table over and never checked back with us to see how the steak tasted.
Also, the magicians used to come to the tables and it was an absolute delight. They've done away with that. There were more than 20 people around one magician for more than 20 minutes, so we got to see the novice (but very nice guy) in the corner. But didn't see the other two sitting randomly in the restaurant.
The show at the end was amazing as always with Kevin King. But, for a $450 bill, I'd say, hire Kevin Keith for your own party if possible and skip the dinner and other magic shows.
Our waiter was absolutely amazing! We had an 8 month pregnant lady with us and he walked her to the bathroom when he hurt her ankle! The food was well worth it!
We went for brunch on a Sunday. It was awesome. Ryan - magician - was fantastic! My 10yr old daughter thought he was the bomb. (Dear manager - Ryan is great for sunday mornings) Amy - our server- was fantastic as well! Thanks for the great experience.
We had a lovely dinner with my mom and enjoyed the great atmosphere the food and service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this for a celebration dinner.
We had the best time! I hate we’ve waited so long to go. I didn’t want the night to end. We will definitely be back!
Food and service was great. Highly enjoyed the side show magic tricks. Will be coming back.
Dinner and a show with a unique speak easy style twist. Be sure to access the free parking validation for the parking deck listed on their website (literally about a 2 minute walk to the door). Walk inside Johnny Cash's museum and you'll be ushered into a secret hallway to tons of fun. Staff was great about explaining how everything works/giving food and drink pairings.
Macaroni and cheese
Other than that excellent place to visit and enjoy entertainment including
Amazing food. Absolutely the best filet I’ve ever eaten. Wished the server was mor engaged with my table. General Manager came by twice and checked on our experience. Will definitely recommend this to my friends. Very cool place.
Highly recommend this restaurant. The most incredible dining experience. Our server, Matthew, went above and beyond for us. I would definitely suggest requesting him. Overall, one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.
The staff was more than accomodating. I had one of the best meals of my life there. The ambiance was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Had a great time...Magicians were awesome! Food was great, can't wait to come back!
We were a party of 5. Everyone of us was extremely disappointed with our meal. How this restaurant gets the good reviews is beyond me. The only good consolation is that they comped our meal.
Was excited to finally get to eat out at house of cards but was felt that the food was not worth the price that we paid. The inside is very nice, the entertainment was great and the service was good but don't expect the same quality of food as other restaurants in the same price range
Wonderful experience at an interesting venue.
This is fun for a special occasion. We had Mother’s Day brunch, and my 8yr old loved the ambiance all over. He was expecting a bit more from the show, but that’s just because he’s never seen one before aside from on TV. He kept saying how cool it was there and we loved all the details down to the decor and even the hidden entrance. Food was just ok, but everything else makes up for it.
An amazing experience! The food was elegant and delicious. The drinks and cocktails were outstanding as well! Our server made it fun and was just so sweet to us. We loved the magic! We would absolutely come back in a heartbeat! Hopefully soon:) thank you!
Was a decent experience. First time going. Neat concept. Can at least say I’ve been there and done that. No need to go back.
Amazing atmosphere and experience with outstanding food! Highly recommend!
Every level of service was excellent - hostess, busboys, servers, and manager. The table magicians were so personable and fun to watch.
2nd time here and just as amazing as the first time. Exceptional value for prices paid.
Fun night, great atmosphere. Drinks were excellent and food was good.. we had the wedge salad and salmon with fries.
Great for a special occasion!
If you’re looking for an experience, this is the place! We had such a fun time while visiting the house of cards. The vibe and ambiance was supreme, and the service was wonderful. The food was so so - I wish I could say more things that are positive for the food. To be specific, the quality just wasn’t there for the prices. However, they had an excellent wine list. I would definitely return here despite the food because we truly did have a magical experience.
Absolutely amazing! Food, service, magicians made it so incredible!
Absolutely love this place! I do wish they had more private booths but I’m not a very personable person when it comes to dinner so the atmosphere drew that out of me. I had great couples to the left and right of me. We toasted to our anniversary and the magic show was awesome. I loved the patio and cigar selection as well. Next time I’ll take them up on a cigar offer but for this occasion it was worth waiting. I highly recommend this restaurant!!!!!! We will be back!!!
Amazing food. Amazing acts. Couldn’t think of a better place for a date night. Plus what girl doesn’t like dressing up!
Hi Taylor, thank you for your compliments! We appreciate your positive feedback.
We loved House of Cards!! The filet we ordered was the best we have ever eaten! The restaurant was decorated so cool and the ambiance was amazing. The magic was over the top and unbelievable! So enjoyed the whole experience!!!
Thank you for sharing your experience, Sandra! We are so glad to hear that you had a magical night.
This was my second visit, but my first time with all ages brunch! The magicians made some of the tricks a little easier for my eight year old son, but they were still fascinating! They made sure to include all of us in the tricks. Dr. Greg, the main show magician was amazing. Even in the middle of the day, you felt a world away from downtown modern day Nashville. The staff was wonderful. One of our family has celiac and they were incredibly accommodating including giving us flourless cake to celebrate her birthday!
Thank you for celebrating with us, Kelly! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
My expectations were high. Everyone had told me how cool it was. When I got off the elevator I was very impressed. While eating I expected the men to come to the table to do their magic....no one came. Very disappointed! Tried to say everyone was not at the table...wrong we all sat an ate together. I did enjoy the Magic Show in the Theater. Overall will NEVER WASTE MY TIME OR MONEY!
Our family attended Sunday brunch for a birthday celebration for our matriarch. The staff went out of their way to make her feel special on her special day and the food and ambience was wonderful as usual. We had a wonderful time and beautiful memories were made.
Hi Tonya, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a magical experience.
Experience was SUPER fun and very unique! The magic show at the end was such a great addition. Food we thought was fairly average, but I would highly recommend to others while they are in town! Fun for all ages:)
Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad to hear that you had a magical experience.
We always enjoy the entire experience! Great place!
Hi Ralph, thank you for your compliment and for being a regular!
The food and service was Great! I would very much recommend and I would go back!
Thank you for your recommendation, Frank! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Great ambiance. Good menu options. Food was delicious! The magicians were top notch!
Thank you for this glowing review!
The environment and service was outstanding!! I wish we had one in Atlanta, we would be there every Saturday night!!
We are so glad you had a magical experience! Thank you for joining us.
Friends in town
Thanks for joining us, Greig!
We are glad you enjoyed your experience!
House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 2893 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.