House of Cards

4.7
3468 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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Just amazing

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KristiR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! Food, atmosphere, service was all amazing! We will definitely be back!

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

We are so glad to hear it, Kristi! Thanks for the kind feedback.

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JakeL
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food, to the service and of
course the magicians, we were slighted the entire time. Definitely worth a repeat and was probably my all time favorite dining experience.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

That's high praise, Jake! Thanks for joining us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience we had at House of Cards was amazing. It truly was magical! The atmosphere was romantic and fun too. The magic! The service couldn’t have been better. The food… absolutely delicious. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Nashville. I’ll be going back there.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Shelley, thank you for this glowing review! We appreciate your recommendation.

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House of cards was so amazing! The ambiance of the place is very 1920s speakeasy. Everyone one there was super nice and friendly. The food was delicious. And I loved how all the shows were intimate.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Ashley, thanks for dining with us and for your feedback!

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vipEricS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and venue!! Awesome Magicians performing!

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Hi Eric, thanks for the compliments!

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TravisW
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 3rd anniversary so our experience would be a little different than that of a party. Over all it was better then I was expecting. Little pricy but for the food and the magic it was worth it. Will definitely do it again.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you chose to celebrate with us and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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mike
Nashville
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very unique and fascinating restaurant with a nice variety of food and beverage. We enjoyed brunch with the mimosas and had excellent service from Jamie. The food portions were huge, we could have easily shared one, but then you’d only get one ticket for the magic show. Don’t pass up on the magic show in the theater, it’s sounds corny, but it turned into a very good act. The only drawback to our experience was the very dim lighting in the restaurant. I understand it sets the mood, but even with the mini flashlights provided it’s still quite dark. Kids will certainly enjoy the brunch and the magic show too.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us, Mike! We appreciate your recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! We all had a wonderful time. The food was very good and the service was exceptional!

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your compliments!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and atmosphere were incredible. It was such a fun and unique experience.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience! Thanks for joining us.

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RhealeeD
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, unmatched atmosphere! The shiv show is a must!

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your compliments!

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Erika
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the peppercorn encrusted filet and it was phenomenal. Service was top notch. I highly recommend great date night spot

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Erika, thank you for your recommendation!

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Jamee
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! The ambiance, food, service and entertainment was all excellent! Very adult atmosphere and great for a date night or special occasion. Loved seeing everyone so dressed up. Will most definitely be back and definitely recommend to friends.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for celebrating with us, Jamee! We appreciate your kind review.

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DelaineS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it! We will definitely be coming back!

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad to hear it, Delaine! Thanks for joining us.

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three50one
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal is fantastic and the shows are so fun. I am always so great full that I go to The House of Cards. I must go more often…after all, I do live in town.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Jonah
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was without question the best fine dining establishment I’ve been to in Nashville. The food was superb, service unmatched, and the magic was seriously dazzling. Will be going back, 6/5 stars.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this glowing review, Jonah! We are so glad to hear that you had a magical experience.

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Scothinds1
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the review I write on the Nashville visitors FB group today:

Finally got a reservation at House of Cards. It was so good! Heads up the bill was pricey, but the quality of food and experience we got was worth it. Best filet mignon I’ve ever had. The atmosphere was classic, not modern. The music and the lighting was subdued, great for quiet conversation. Service was great. I loved that there’s a place in Nashville that has a strict dress code, kept it classy. The table magicians were fun. The main show magician was the only disappointing thing, but considering House of Cards is bringing in magicians from all over the country on regular rotation, I think that has less to do with House of Cards and more to do with the actual magician’s style, just not for me. Over all, this place was a GREAT experience.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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garrym
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your recommendation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
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.

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

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LuanaS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Luana, we are glad you enjoyed your experience! We apologize that you have not received your photo. To reach our photo team directly, please email photo@hocnashville.c om. Please include the date you visited and a description of what you were wearing, as this will help us to locate your image.

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Faith
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 15, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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JoeyK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded on January 17, 2022

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

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

Hi Angela, thank you for your feedback!

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KramerH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
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 on January 17, 2022

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 on January 13, 2022

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 on January 13, 2022

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 on January 13, 2022

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 on January 13, 2022

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 on January 17, 2022

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
40 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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FAQs

House of Cards is rated 4.7 stars by 3468 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.