House of Cards

4.8
2833 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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What 2833 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Katie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our server Ryan was gracious and attentive. The magicians were incredible ( esp Amory) I highly recommend this restaurant - a very special night. Thank you!

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LarryW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. The food was very good. We all enjoyed the show.

House of Cards
Responded 15 hours ago

We are so glad to hear it, Larry! Thank you for your positive feedback.

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MegG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time, great service and good show. My kids loved it

House of Cards
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Meg, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thanks for joining us.

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was worth the experience , definitely will recommend

House of Cards
Responded 15 hours ago

We appreciate your recommendation, Taylor!

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Jetro
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great show, food is good. I have been three times.

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

Thanks for being a regular!

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AneS
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience was great!!! Magic show was entertaining. Staff was nice but felt after we placed our order there was no follow up. Otherwise a great experience

House of Cards
Responded 15 hours ago

Hi Ane, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and the magic show! Thank you for your feedback.

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vipRdonr
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is fair, but overpriced, except it includes the show, which makes the cost not so high.

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vipScottL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 5th wedding anniversary dinner. It was amazing. Food was perfect and the magic was unbelievable. Probably the most unique dinner we’re ever had. Highly recommended!

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Scott, thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this magical gem at the suggestion of some locals. A secret restaurant hidden beneath the Johnny Cash museum. Wonderful ambiance, excellent menu and exceptional drink selection. The private magic show that accompanied the dinner was fun. Definitely a place to experience!

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JordanR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the entertainment to the service was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend.

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Jordan, thank you for your recommendation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, The service was excellent and the magicians were mind boggling!

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DrStein
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you are looking for a truly memorable experience, then I highly recommend this establishment. Our food was great, but the highlight was definitely the performances!
Our tableside magicians were fabulous! The main act was very entertaining. We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing. What an awesome place!

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WilliamP
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit , was really impressed with the food ,service and overall experience will definitely be back. This will be my go to place to impress out of state visitors

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your kind words, William! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Luana
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it. Thank you for the birthday cake.

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for celebrating with us, Luana!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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!

House of Cards
Responded 16 hours ago

This review made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you had a magical night and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi Jason, thank you for your kind words!

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TeresaZ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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 on April 13, 2021

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

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday and went to Sunday brunch. We had a fanatic time. The table magic and the magic show was great! The food was generous portions and delicious.

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comp10
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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 on April 14, 2021

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 on April 10, 2021
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 on April 13, 2021

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 on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hi Cody, thank you for your compliments!

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FoodieOnTheGo
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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 on April 13, 2021

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 on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

House of Cards
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback Amy!

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BeckyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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TigerTabby
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
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 on April 13, 2021

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 on April 13, 2021

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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House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 2833 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.