House of Cards
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.
Seared U-10 scallops, sweet potato grits, sautéed oyster mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Grilled pork chop, maple apple chutney, sage and sweet potato purée
Marinated grilled lamb rack, Okinawan sweet potato purée, roasted cipollini onions, demi-glace
Had the peppercorn encrusted filet and it was phenomenal. Service was top notch. I highly recommend great date night spot
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.
We absolutely loved it! We will definitely be coming back!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent. I would recommend this dining experience and good to anyone.
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.
I had a good time. Thank you for the great service and the food was delicious.
Very good food and amazing service! Had lots of fun watching the magic shows and very interactive with the audience.
Thank you for this glowing review! We appreciate your recommendation.
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.
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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.
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
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.
Hi Joey, we are so glad to hear it! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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.
Thank you for joining us, Delaney! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.
Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing magic. Includes parking validation for Downtown Nashville. A great experience. Made our 10th anniversary very special.
Hi David, thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate your kind review and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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.
Hi Shelby, thank you for sharing your experience! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.
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
Hi Jax, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your kind words and your recommendation.
Excellent. Food was outstanding, service amazing, ambiance and entertainment top notch
Hi Katie, we are so glad you had a magical night! Thanks for dining with us.
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.
Hi Angela, thank you for your feedback!
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.
Hi Kramer, that's high praise! Thank you for this glowing review. We are so glad to hear that you had a magical experience.
Great show and friendly service. Food was excellent, remember to bring your wallet!
Hi Christy, thank you for your recommendation!
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!
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.
Food was horrible everything we had was smokey. Not worth the price for what we received.
Magic was the best part.
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Amazing food and vegetarian options! The magic shows were wonderful. Will definitely be back!
Hi Hannah, thank you for your compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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!
Thank you for your feedback and for your recommendation! We will be sure to pass this along to our management team.
Filet Mignon and Sea Bass were great. The Vegan was too salty. Limoncello dessert was perfect.
Thank you for your feedback!
Wonderful experience. The brunch food was fantastic and super fun show afterwards.
Hi Michael, we are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind feedback.
The whole experience is outstanding. The service is next next. The food was outstanding. The entertainment was top notch. Totally worth it!
Hi Jason, thank you for your recommendation!
Took our son for his 21st birthday. Great experience as always. Staff made our son feel very special!
Thanks for being a regular and for choosing to celebrate with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
All ages in our family had a great time celebrating a 21st birthday! The food was wonderful and the magic was so much fun!
Hi Sara, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience.
FYI, not a place to stop in for appetizers and drinks, you HAVE to order an entree to get into magic show. We ordered $200+ worth of appetizers and drinks and had to get a “one time exception” to get into the show, not without multiple conversations with manager. The food is mediocre at best, so don’t expect great tasting food, also steeply overpriced. The magicians are great but I will not be a repeat customer.
The food was incredible! We had a steak, several sides and a dessert. It was all delicious! Everyone was very friendly. The magicians were very talents and entertaining to watch. It was the perfect date night celebrating the new year.
Hi Ann, thanks for celebrating with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience.
This was the ultimate date night experience. We had such a lovely night. The performance was incredibly entertaining and the food and drinks were way above average! I would recommend this to anyone looking for excellent menu selections, top shelf spirits, and a unique experience.
That's high praise! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Filet was excellent! Patio heaters worked great! Nice to have free parking and receive a free photograph! Impressive card magic!
Hi Sandy, thanks for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another magical night.
Food and shoe were impeccable! Can't wait to treat our family and friends to this delightful treat!!
Hi Brenda, thank you for your compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back.
We enjoyed every minute we spent at The House of Cards! The food, service, ambiance and magicians were all top tier. Outstanding restaurant & entertainment made for a wonderful evening. 5 Stars!
Thank you for this glowing review! We appreciate your compliments and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
We loved it !
So different and entertaining
Ally the hostess was wonderful
, very professional
Hi Linda, we will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team. Thanks for joining us!
Amazing double date experience. Great food and show!
Thanks for joining us, Ben!
Everything was exceptional. From the food to the service and to the magic show. A wonderful dining and entertainment experience. I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s much more than a dining experience!!!!
Hi Kathy, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
We are so glad to hear it!
House of Cards is rated 4.7 stars by 3457 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.