House of Cards

4.8
2788 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the most amazing dining experience ever! The food was the best in Nashville, bar none. The steak, the special selected rubs topped with foie gras butter (euphoric), the fresh vegetables and I could go on. However, better than all of that was the magic. As a magic fan, I’ve seen it all. The House of Cards Nashville is doing it better than nearly everyone else and absolutely on par with the big name Vegas greats. To close out the evening, dessert and cocktails on the patio. The waterfall, the dessert a cigar selection worthy of their almost unbelievable whiskey collection was something others simply don’t or can’t offer. Mind blowing selections. This is truly a little slice of heaven and I’m already planning my next visit! PS - They actually carry certified Kobe a5 beef and it’s without words and worth every penny!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole retro look and feel of the bar is incredible... The service was outstanding as well.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Hi Jason, thank you for your kind words!

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TeresaZ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a way to start our vacation. We can’t stop talking about our dinner and the entertainment was fantastic. Crazy good all the way around!

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for this glowing review Teresa! We are so glad you joined us.

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comp10
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Food was delicious. Service was even better. The ambiance is unbeatable. The magic show is just the icing on the cake.

House of Cards
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review! We are so glad you had a magical experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant and experience was amazing. We had a group of 6 for a birthday dinner and we are so happy we chose House of Cards. The magic was unreal and our waiter, James, was wonderful. We even got to speak with the General Manager, Joey, who was welcoming and gracious.

PS they have the absolute BEST Espresso Martini in town. I 10/10 recommend this restaurant.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! We appreciate your recommendation and we will be sure share your compliments with our team.

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CodyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lot of fun with good food, magic shows were great.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Hi Cody, thank you for your compliments!

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FoodieOnTheGo
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate ladies night experience. The magic and atmosphere are so much fun + the drinks and food were exceptionally good especially for a “themed” restaurant.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you and your friends had a magical experience.

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AmyS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally!! A chef who could cook Pittsburgh style steak!
Amazing dining and magic show experience

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback Amy!

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BeckyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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TigerTabby
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was delightful. The food was delicious, served at a perfect temperature, and the wait staff was wonderful. The wine was a little overpriced but otherwise, I have only glowing comments. I have already recommended it to numerous people and hope to visit again soon. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipJohnB
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and incredible experience

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you John! We are glad you had a great experience.

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BrittanyS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a one of a kind experience! I had never experienced such an incredible meal. The ambiance is indescribable- I cannot wait to go back again!!!

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Brittany, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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CoriL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our evening at House of Cards was really fun! The food was good, but not great. The French onion soup was fantastic and the cocktails were excellent but that’s the only thing that stood out. Two gentlemen came over while dining - the one was INCREDIBLE (I wish I could remember his name - something like Anton or Amery??) But the second was was terrible. He used my hand to test his trick and I could feel the clear thread holding up the cigarette! We also clearly saw him hide a coin in his hat and figured out how his straw was “dancing”. Not great BUT - that first guy stole the show and blew our minds. The main performer was Kevin King - he was great - repeated a couple of tricks from the table guys but that was okay. The atmosphere is worth the trip and, while I’m pointing out the negatives, the evening was really a success and we all had a wonderful time! I do recommend it for something unique and different.

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Chris
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visiting House of Cards. We weren’t quite sure what to expect but it was a good night. Good food and drinks. The magic show was a bit different than expected, but not bad. Overall a great date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience.... one dinner the kids will remember for years to come. Entertainment for every family member! Family Night only on Sunday Nights FYI

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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TannerB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. Setting was spectacular. Magic at the table and at the show after dinner was brilliant. The best dining experience I have ever had. Get a reservation and do not miss this place!

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PShelton
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere for date night. My husband got ribeye and I got pork chop, both were tough. Expected more given the price. The magic tricks were uniquely interesting and enjoyable.

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the magic performances! We apologize that your meal did not meet expectations. We will pass your feedback along to our managers, and will use your comments to make us better.

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foodie02
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was possibly the best dining experience I have ever had in my life. The food was perfect, amazing flavors recommended by our attentive waiter whose name I do not recall, but he wore clear glasses. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and my friend loved her vegan option mushroom steak. The magic tricks were not only entertaining and mind-blowing but had my friends and I laughing out loud and the show after was amazing. Loved the ambience, loved dressing up and how the other guests looked. My kind of place for sure. The manager, Joey is running a wonderful restaurant and personally spoke with each table twice. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for a completely unique luxury dining experience.

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

This review made our day! Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, entertainment, and ambiance! Unlike anything we've every experienced! We will definitely be back again.

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for this glowing review Samantha! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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ChristopherD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife out for her birthday and it was an AWESOME experience. Amy, our server was very thorough and prompt. She was excellent. Food was delivered to out table fast, and was delicious!! Outside patio to smoke was intimate and relaxing. Magic show was very entertaining. This was out first time and it won’t be the last!!

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi Christopher, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a magical experience and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ryan and General Manager Joe accommodated our party nicely.

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my most favorite experience in Nashville!! Very pricey but you pay for the quality, service and experience. It was worth it in my book!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a unique experience, an absolute must try if in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/Daughter weekend kick off

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

What a fun way to celebrate a mother/daughter weekend! Thanks for joining us.

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this! We had such a great time! Went for my boyfriends birthday and the food was delicious

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Hi Kayla, thanks for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but worth it. Awesome experience

House of Cards
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feedback!

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NashNom
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The experience was one of a kind and that’s why I always choose to take my guests there when they are in town. I just wish the food was as magical as the magicians.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO AMAZING!!!! Such a unique experience. Our server,

House of Cards
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for the compliments!

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KimberlyS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan, our server, was a rock star! The magic show was the best one I’ve seen there out of the several times we have visited house of cards.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Kimberly, thanks for being a regular! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely pricey! It was worth every bit, just have to tell yourself you would spend that much for dinner and theater. The magic was incredible and I’m still wondering...how the heck did they do that? Hopefully the shows change every few months because I would love to do it again.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time - loved the table magic and the show.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for your compliments Kenneth!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pricy for just better than average food! Very interesting decor and ambiance! Add value for the entertainment factor, making entire experience a fair value!

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Don!

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Karen
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The food is ok, but the service and magicians were definitely worth it.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Karen!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but wine by the glass was very limited in selection. Enjoyed the magic show very much.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been twice. Thought it might not be as good as first experience. But actually was better. Didn’t have as many magic tables to go to but was actually nice to have them come to our table. Was kind of hard to catch a table open before. Shadow was amazing.

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Lisa, thanks for joining us again! We are so glad you had a magical night.

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vipAlmostGreat
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people that worked there, great food, great experience.

The only downsides - 1) I wish I knew to bring cash ahead of time, 2) the food was a little pricey, and 3) the main magic act was good but the guy was kind of a #%€!

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were out of town from Oklahoma celebrating my best friends 38th birthday. We really loved everything about House of Cards. Our only complaint was the food. Most of it was delicious. 2 out of the 3 of us ordered the ribeye. My friend had ordered hers medium rare and it came out done. And we both thought the steak was tough and not as flavorful as we had hoped. We were very let down because our wonderful waiter had hyped up their beef. But we both thought it was just mediocre. The drinks and wine were lovely. Our appetizer was very good as was the lemon cake they brought my friend for her birthday. It was a very unique and fun experience.

House of Cards
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for your feedback! We apologize for the temperature error with your friend's ribeye, and your disappointment with the steaks. However, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience! Thank you for your comments - we will use your feedback to make us better.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and mystery are fun. The food is good and beautifully presented. And the magic show was so fun. We talked about it the rest of the evening!

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

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

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MarciH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This restaurant was so cool! The decor was amazing. It was a lot of fun. The food is very expensive, and it was just ok food. We had steak, and they were good, but nothing spectacular. We got fries and duck fat potatoes, and they were really good. The dessert was amazing!

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Marci, thank you for your feedback!

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ATaylor
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at HOC on our wedding night. We eloped to Nashville and were looking for something memorable since it was just the two of us. HOC did not dissappoint. It was such a special, magical night that we will always remember. From our hostess, to our waiter and even the magician. Everything was awesome and we have not quit talking about it to everyone.Thank you!
-Amy & Seth Taylor

House of Cards
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi Amy and Seth, thank you so much for celebrating such a special occasion with us! We are so glad you both had a magical night and we appreciate your compliments.

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House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 2788 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.