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House of Cards, Nashville, TN

House of Cards

4.7
4.7
4513 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (615) 730-8326

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is available in the Blackstone Room. For more information please contact our Director of Events, Jessica Mrozinski, by emailing jessica@iconentertainment.com or calling 615-631-8006.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Validated self-parking available at Premier Parking Pinnacle Garage. Garage located at 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201. Must have receipt of purchase at House of Cards for validation. Parking validation at host stand. Vehicle clearance for parking is 6 ft., 8 inches.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. DW

    DeniseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing is so many ways! The food the service and the people are what made this place majestic! Jamie was out server and he was wonderful from start to finish! The gentleman that came by the table after dinner was so kind.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is as amazing. Our service was outstanding Jamie did an amazing job! Can’t wait to go back on our next trip to Nashville.
  3. AL

    AmyL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were spectacular, food amazing and the magic was so much fun. Was a special evening and I am so glad I found House of Cards. If you are looking for something and different this is the place.
  4. JM

    JMT25

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food. Service was great. The magic was great! It was a wonderful night!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Beautiful place. Great entertainment. Top quality food and cocktails. Love the Kobe A5 beef; melts in your mouth. Seafood tower was amazing with enough delicious items to fill four of us up. We shall be back!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it, will be back
  7. RP

    RPTW

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Magic is great! Went for Sunday Brunch. Very family friendly and laid back. Staff was overall nice and attentive. Magicians very friendly. Getting into the building at 12:15 was a little confusing. Parking was validated as promised. We (5 of us) paid $272 for buffet and tickets to show. Drinks (coffee, tea, soda) were not included. Buffet was ok. Needed more than one man on the build your own omelette bar, but was very good. Shrimp cocktail was too soft/mushy (likely frozen then unfroze). French Toast was over cooked. The variety of syrups were good as well as the biscuits and gravy. I’d prefer to have paid for made to order quality for the price paid vs buffet. Overall a good time. There is room to give a better dining experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jamie our server was superb!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the Sunday brunch buffet. Food was amazing and our server, Jamie, gave us excellent service!
  10. AR

    AReine

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!
  11. AH

    AndyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was outstanding; it was so nice to have somebody enthusiastic and invested into the business that really seemed to care. Everyone there made sure that our experience was as outstanding and enjoyable as possible, and the atmosphere is incomparable. The food was delicious and the drinks were even better. Definitely a place to experience at least once when you get an opportunity.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It’s a great experience ! Magicians are awesome ! It’s definitely a must do when you’re in Nashville !
  13. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner and experience at House of Cards! Jamie, our waiter, was very helpful and provided fabulous service. A night to remember!
  14. LS

    LinSt

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    This place is fine. It's not worth the value and they bake in extra costs to cover the costs of the magicians who do not actually roam around the restaurant. The magicians are stationary and require you to go to them. The service is excellent and the food is good, but I'm not sure it's worth the cost. All in all, it was a fine experience, but had I known what I know after going, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have gone
  15. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The main magic show was very week. We have seen much better Our waitresses and waiters were great!
  16. S

    Southern1107

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect date night spot! The food is amazing, and the incredible service, ambience, and magic show creates a very memorable experience. The professional photo is a sweet addition to the night! We loved it!!!
  17. H

    Hipabilly

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service and atmosphere were great. In fact, I've rarely had better service, anywhere. The main show didn't feel like a feature show. And overall, we missed the theatricality we were expecting from a "magic show" in general (it was all mentalists and card tricks). But well worth the price, even without the included entertainment.
  18. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night for our anniversary. Servers were wonderful. Our server wasn’t Super busy so he personally showed us around the room. So we got a lot of backstory etc. show was great as well! Thanks so much for a fun, memorable night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience here! Kids had a ball!! Our waiter, Jamie, was excellent and very attentive. Food was delicious and there were many options on the buffet for everyone.
  20. KH

    KathyH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    While the. Brunch variety looked amazing….and my omelet looked great too. The ingredients added to the omelet brought the temp of the eggs down as the ingredients were cold The French toast looked amazing and the variety of condiments for the French toast was great. Unfortunately the French toast was over cooked and very hard. The prime rib was very good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Such a fun and cool experience. Food is mediocre but the drinks from the bar and experience and magic shows are incredible! Can’t wait to go back.
  22. JL

    JackL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food. Friendly service. Unique experience. Decent value for the meal & a show. Would recommend & we will return.
  23. CC

    CaitlinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emma was our server and made my boyfriends 21st birthday the best experience I could have imagined. She was so helpful explained stuff to us, helped us choose items off the menu, and overall was just very friendly and made us feel special. We were actually sad to leave her after we paid. The girls at the host stand and the girl taking coats were also so nice and helpful.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House of Cards is truly a magical date night. The food and drinks were amazing. The inside of the building is beautiful. The service we received from start to finish was superb. I definitely recommend everyone to try this experience out. Did I mention how good the food and service were. Top notch!!
  25. GG

    GreatGazoo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Steaks we ordered you needed a chainsaw to cut through. Everything overpriced. Do not go here to eat. The ambiance is very nice. You go for the magic. We caught the last show and the magician looked tired. The magic overall was fair. It's a gimmicky place. Its unique. After one visit no need to go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t have picked a better spot for a business/social dinner. The cuisine is spectacular, service spot on, Magic is mind-boggling! One of the most beautifully appointed restaurants I’ve ever seen. Definitely with a return trip.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. Definitely will be back.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023We look forward to welcoming you back!

  28. BJ

    BillJ

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing, fun interactive with the people and magical things!!!!

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you, Bill!

  29. EF

    ElizaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I booked the reservation at house of cards to celebrate my partners military promotion. He is a big fan of up close magic and was overall very excited about the opportunity to enjoy a magical night. We both enjoyed the service that was provided which was very friendly and informed about the history of the restaurant. We only wish we had a little more time to check out the secret outdoor space. The mentalist was a blast with lots of energy and worked well with the crowd.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for dining with us!

  30. KG

    KayG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Crab legs were waaaay too salty! 😖 And no drawn butter to go with them. 😱 Oysters had good taste but were flat and a little dry instead of plump and juicy. And there were no saltine crackers to go with them. Cocktail shrimp were overdone. Salmon lox were made beautifully, like a big pink rose, but individual servings were way too big. Prime rib was too fatty. Ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, gravy, fruit were all good. Biscuits were overdone (had to be cut with knife). Drinks took too long. Server was not very attentive. Atmosphere was great, just a bit too dark. Floor magicians were great but the "show" was just ok. Liked the complementary photo.
  31. B

    Bradbury

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with family to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious, service good, ambience wonderful, magic phenomenal!!

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for celebrating with us!

  32. PW

    PatriciaW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally unique dining experience and so worth the visit!!!

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you, Patricia!

  33. C

    Ceeser

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent experience! We loved the food and the environment. ONLY thing we did not like was there was a drunk group that killed the mood, they were too drunk and was messing with the small magic shows out by the tables. So obnoxious that even one magician had to shorten the show to one trick because he did not want to mess with them. BUT they kept going to the bar and they kept providing them drinks. Made us leave earlier than we wanted to. Other than that the experience was great.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for your feedback! We will pass this along to our team.

  34. RN

    RealNashvillian456

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique and awesome dining experience. I highly recommend House of Cards.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023We appreciate your recommendation!

  35. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The location was difficult to get to, the setting was amazing, the bar tender was awesome, the magicians were fair, the food was awful, and the bathroom had several toilets that were clogged and wouldn't flush. For the price I definitely anticipated FAR BETTER. I wouldn't go back to eat, but I'll likely go back for a drink when friends come to visit.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for your feedback! We will pass this along to our team.

  36. L

    Lack1507

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I thought the food was very good, but incredibly expensive. The mood was really ruined by the waiter though. We had a group of 4 and the bill was $700. We had received a $200 gift card for Christmas and applied it towards the total. I tipped on the remaining balance, which admittedly, wasn’t my best idea. It still wound up being 14% of original amount. I’m typically a 20% guy regardless of service, so I admit I didn’t do my part. In my slight defense, we were with another couple and trying to split up evenly. Anyway, the waiter sought me out about 15 minutes later and pulled me from the group (waiting in line for the show), to ask me if I made a mistake on his tip. Poor form by me to tip less than 15 or 20%, but the waiter was out of line in my opinion. I won’t be going back.
  37. KE

    KimberlyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, it was a great start to our anniversary evening.

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for celebrating with us!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I’m gonna dive right in, I love the decor. It’s super old school Hollywood meets magician world, meets swanky cocktail bar/lounge. But as we were being escorted by the host to our table, she walked us to two separate areas to stop us and talk about the “experiences”, but it was a bit awkward to be shuttled around before being sat at our table … I think a simple conversation at the table would have been more appropriate. Dining: The drink & wine list wasn’t anything to rave about. Our drinks were way too sweet and even after sending them back for another try, we couldn’t taste the alcohol at all and they tasted more like beachy drinks than a lounge and steak spot. I expected something magical ya know. Maybe some smoke or oversized ice cube and a cool cobbler with a surprise… I mean, it is magic show experience after all right? Moving on; The steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection! - but the sides were bland and not nearly as good as they raved about. So we passed on dessert. By the time we finished dinner, the next magic show wouldn’t begin for another 45 mins… and since the drinks didn’t excite us enough to make us want to kick back and wait for the show… so we left. Over all, we expected a magical experience along with a delicious meal, but we felt like it was quite set up right to make it really flow and make sense for what we spent. If you’re seeking a true Nashville experience, this probably isn’t what you would want your first impression to be. But if you just want to get dressed up and see what it all’s about, you may just really enjoy it. But it wasn’t really our vibe. Happy eating friends 🥂

    House of CardsResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

  39. KW

    KaylaW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely 💯 worth the money! Our server JD was OUTSTANDING!

    House of CardsResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you, Kayla!

  40. JB

    JayB

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places we go to. Selection of food is outstanding and throw in the magic shows and it’s one of a kind.

    House of CardsResponded on January 13, 2023Hi Jay, thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

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House of Cards is rated 4.7 stars by 4513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today
Google Map for House of Cards

119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Validated self-parking available at Premier Parking Pinnacle Garage. Garage located at 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201. Must have receipt of purchase at House of Cards for validation. Parking validation at host stand. Vehicle clearance for parking is 6 ft., 8 inches.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 730-8326

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is available in the Blackstone Room. For more information please contact our Director of Events, Jessica Mrozinski, by emailing jessica@iconentertainment.com or calling 615-631-8006.

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