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House of Cards, Nashville, TN

House of Cards

4.8
4.8
4008 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


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

  • Executive chef

    Keith Droz

  • 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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What 4,008 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. KW

    KylieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a unique experience at House of Cards. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect, but all expectations were blown out of the water. The food, service, and experience were incredible!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible!! Food was delicious, the service was absolutely amazing, and the magicians blew us away!
  3. SH

    SherylH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was nice. What made my experience even better was the attentiveness of the GM Joey! He was absolutely amazing. Even my children said he was great! I would like to try a regular dining experience instead of brunch just didn’t have a lot of choices that we liked. Food was good but not great. Overall experience I would give a 8/10.
  4. NP

    NiniandPapaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the brunch with our grandchildren ages 14 and 16 and my mom age 83 and my husband and I both are age 60. We ALL had the best time!!! The Buffett was amazing!! Not an ordinary buffet. It had upscale food. Magicians and then the Magic Show! This is going to be something our family does special occasions and yearly for sure!!! We met the manager and he was so nice and kind and made sure we were well taken care of. Love love loved it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome experience and will most definitely go back the next time we are in NashVille.
  6. DL

    DevonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time going. It was an amazing experience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great time. Staff very friendly and attentive
  8. MG

    MoniqueG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal! The entertainment was fantastic! The whole experience was worth it! Will definitely visit again!
  9. OF

    OurFoodAdventures

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit was as amazing as the first! The food is phenomenal, but that’s just the beginning. The drinks are excellent, the people, the ambiance…… and then the show among the shows. The main show is amazing, but the other showcases in the room are just as incredible. A must see!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a great spot for a birthday dinner with my bride. We love this place!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, and the service and entertainment were five star! One of the best nights we’ve had in a while.
  12. SO

    SandraO

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Engagement celebration
  13. c

    ceci

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went while visiting Nashville for my 21st birthday, and it was one of the most unique dining experiences ever! Loved it

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThanks for celebrating with us!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love the finest and rarest beef in the country, order from their Selection of Japanese Kobe A5. I just had the best steak I’ve ever had in my entire life. The Snow-aged wagyu is like nothing I’ve ever had the privilege of eating in my entire life. I am an absolute afficiando of prime beef and I’m still speechless about how incredible this was. Every perfectly seasoned bite melted in my mouth. The accompaniments were equally impressive. The foies gras is delicious. The Mac & Cheese, pork belly and octopus were wonderful. We enjoyed the crazy-good magic at the individual magician nooks and ended the night seeing the performance in the main showroom. Will return. Highly recommend.
  15. LN

    LocalNashvilleDiner

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night at House of Cards for a business dinner. Was so impressed by the different food selections. My filet and scallops were amazing and the side dishes were great, too - fries, mac & cheese, creamed corn and brussels - amazing!! Our server was great and helped us make some awesome drink selections. I did the Starry Crown but also enjoyed an espresso martini during the magic show...which was mind blowing!!! Out of town magician/mentalist that I am still trying to figure out how he knew all the things he knew!! Close up magic was great too and we rounded out our evening by hanging out on the patio which is absolutely perfect!! Easy to forget you're right in the heart of downtown Nashville with so much elegant ambience around. TIP: you cant take photos inside BUT you can on at the waterfall on the patio and its so pretty there! We took some pics in the beautiful ladies room too ; )

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for this glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  16. MH

    MarthaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our waiter was amazing! very friendly, explained every item on the menu to us. always checked on us. the manager also came around and checked on us. the magic show was amazing as well. we enjoyed our overall experience.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad to hear it! Thanks for dining with us.

  17. MG

    MasonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. The only thing that would have made it better is if the bench seat was more comfortable. It sinks too low when you set down making the table elevation awkward.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThanks for your feedback!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! From the entrance to the food, it was absolutely amazing! Brian was an absolute treat of a server and made the experience wonderful! The food was outstanding and the magic shows were honestly mind blowing! Highly recommend if you are looking for something unique in Nashville!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for this glowing review! We will pass along your compliments to our team.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    If I’m being honest the food was extremely underwhelming. (Almost) Everything was horribly over salted and the ceviche had no flavor which just left you with onion-y thick slices of scallop in your mouth. Not the most appetizing in my opinion. We got the Japanese wagyu which was also salty which is a shame to not enjoy a cut of meat that expensive. The mixed green salad was very good. The best part of the meal was the flourless chocolate cake and the espresso but everything else left a much to be desired. The magic show was cool and I can imagine on a busier night the ambiance is a little more exciting. Not sure I’d pay that much to go again.
  20. AL

    AsheiaL

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! This was an incredibly unique dining and entertainment experience. The attention to detail, the personal touch, the amazing customer service, and excellent quality of the food were all top notch. From beginning to end, if you want to experience things you've probably not seen elsewhere, House of Cards is the place to go. The menu contains unique, high-end fare from ostrich steak and Australian wagyu steaks to Osetra caviar, and a vegan surf and turf dish that was divine. Your entree purchase includes a ticket to magical performance in the theater. However, there are also dining room magicians that are there to entertain throughout the night regardless of what you purchase. The magicians were excellent. No cheesy, cheap magic here. Everyone was wowed. The dress code is required. Don't try to avoid adhering to the dress code, or you won't be allowed to enter. Such an "exclusive feeling" place. Highly recommended.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your kind recommendation.

  21. JT

    JessT

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Loved the magic entertainment and atmosphere! Fabulous, attentive service! Yummy alcoholic drinks! But...the sides we got were average and the steak was way overcooked. We both asked for medium and we had to literally saw our steaks with our knives to cut it. It was fun to go somewhere different but we would not go again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and magic was extraordinary, I can’t recommend a better place for such a unique experience!!!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for this glowing review!

  23. JS

    JonathanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience here was fantastic! The food was amazing! Our server was great… friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable of the menu! The overall environment was very cool and of course, the magic was great! We had a blast! Highly recommend this place!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your recommendation!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best thing about this whole escapade is that I booked this restaurant by accident & the customer service of the manager & waitress was terrific. The entire theme & vibe of the restaurant was so beautiful. But the FOOD, HONEY!!! The BEST!! I loved the pork belly starter, and the waygu steak just melts in your mouth and the magic had my mind blown

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for this glowing review! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband and son here to celebrate their birthdays. It’s expensive, but worth the wonderful experience we had. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful! The magicians were awesome! Just an overall great time!!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for celebrating with us!

  26. CH

    CatherineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved House of Cards so much! It was such a fun, unique experience! We took our kids to the Sunday brunch and they thought it was the coolest restaurant ever. So glad we went!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoHi Catherine, we are so glad you and your family had a great experience!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I’ve been three times and this time was not the best. At our scheduled reservation time the buffet was out of some options and what was available was cold. The magic show was fun and family friendly. I would recommend going when there are menu options available and not the buffet, which costed 60.00 a person. The food was not great and overpriced.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family went for my son’s 12th birthday. Fun for all of us including our 3yo. Loved the secretive nature of everything!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThanks for celebrating with us!

  29. YG

    YasminG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue. Great food. Comforting ambiance. Terrific show. Delicious libations.
  30. DK

    DanK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable, well timed service. Grabbed drinks at the bar - one of which was a espresso martini. It wasn’t too sweet as I’d expect, rather it had a deep rich slightly smoky coffee flavor. Steak was cooked perfectly (16oz NYS med rare). Brussels and fingerlings were both on point. Chocolate cake was rich and perfect for 2 to splurge a bit. Magic show was 30 min after final service and lasted about 25 min. Very entertaining slight of hand and card craft, and a perfect end to a night out downtown, without the downtown crowd. I would have liked to receive some guidance on where/when the table tricks would occur, or have some of the acts float around from table to table.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback, Dan!

  31. SB

    StephanieB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork belly appetizer is one of a kind! Nothing I’ve ever had in a good way. Elk entree was good and tender. Mac n cheese and Brussel sprouts were unique in flavor and phenomenal. Lemon cake fantastic. Old world red blend wine and reappearing act margarita were great. Outside patio was relaxing with the waterfall to drown out the city noise. Magic was overall fun and interactive.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad you had a magical experience!

  32. JF

    JimF

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House of Cards is a very unique dining experience. From the unique speak-easy like entry and secrecy of the passageway into the venue to the magic shows at the end of the night, HOC has worked hard to make this a unique night that is absolutely worth the also "unique" price. Don't miss the guy's eyes in the picture following you as you walk across the room... Lots of attention to the details to make this a great night out.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience, Jim!

  33. DS

    DonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun experience for Nashville. Our large group of 30 had a great time. The staff were wonderful and the entertainment was excellent. Overall it was a great experience good food and fun experience for all.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our anniversary and had a great experience! We even were greeted with a glass of Champaign for our anniversary which was special! 😊 we weren’t sure what the magic was going to be like, but we were very impressed, and it was for sure entertaining! Definitely recommend for a special date night!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThanks for celebrating with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

  35. JF

    JeffreyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Best grilled Salmon I ever had not to mention the Mac n cheese. A great place to take your special date! Highly recommend.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your kind recommendation!

  36. EL

    EmmaLugin

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    House of Cards is a hidden gem in Nashville! We highly recommend this restaurant and experience to everyone we know. Brandon is the best server in Nashville! The food alone is phenomenal, but with his knowledge and excellent conversation skills throughout the meal, nothing compares. We recommend trying one of their unique dishes, but the steaks never disappoint. Joey is an incredibly attentive general manager and we were impressed with his care for our experience! We will be back very soon.

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for this glowing review! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

  37. BM

    BethanyM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has two vegan options on the menu. Both are vegetable dishes but but flavored really well. It felt worthy of our 10 year anniversary. The magic shows blew my mind. I'm starting to think maybe magic is real lol. That's how impressive the tricks were! Honestly, it was one of my favorite evenings of my life.

    House of CardsResponded on July 29, 2022That's high praise! Thank you for this glowing review.

  38. C

    Cliff

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Great food and atmosphere. Magic show was awesome. Would definitely return!

    House of CardsResponded 4 days agoWe hope to welcome you back again in the future!

  39. J

    Jenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience! So much fun! Food is delicious!

    House of CardsResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for this kind review, Jenna!

  40. TM

    TongaM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our best anniversaries and we have had many. Celebrated number 41 with you last night and it was amazing. Totally recommend.

    House of CardsResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us!

FAQs

House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 4008 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


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

  • Executive chef

    Keith Droz

  • 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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