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.
Reservation made for 9:30 via Open Table app. Location was extremely hard to find. We walked around in rain for 20 minutes to arrive and be told their last reservation was at 7:30. I saw my name on the iPad so I know it came through. Sounds like they're on the app for advertising to me.
House of cards is a very unique experience albeit a bit overpriced. We had a fun evening.
Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback!
Family Brunch - My boys said the food was amazing, and service was equally amazing! The magicians that came to the table addressed them both by name and made the experience very personal. The collection of cards and magic antiques was very impressive and the headliner show was brief but amazing and captivating!
Hi Travis, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for joining us.
When entering, had a reservation but they kept changing where they wanted to put us. Stood around not knowing what to do for a good while. When We did sit down, there were dirty water glasses at our table. Asked if they were dirty or just not dried. Instead of automatically getting new ones, the waiter said they just weren’t dried. As he lifted the glass to pour, I saw lipstick stains so they were dirty and was about to be served a used glass. Had to tell the server to stop and get a new one. (Usually not a huge deal, but during covid , kinda super yikes) My friends glass was also dirty and had to ask for a new one for her instead of automatically getting a replacement after mine. Waiter was helpful in suggestions. Food was definitely not worth the price. Steak was good, all sides were just decent, and cocktails were nothing special. Magicians were great, enjoyed the show. Would recommend only for the location and show performance.
They did a great job helping my girlfriend celebrate her birthday. Everything was great thank you!
Thank you for celebrating with us Mike! We are glad you enjoyed your experience.
This place is an amazing date night experience and would recommend it to everyone
Thank you for the recommendation Joshua!
It was fantastic! We even lost our picture from the night and the staff found it and emailed it to me. Food perfect! Service perfect! Everything was perfect!
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What a neat concept. It does make one feel like what speakeasies were like in the past. Entering through a secret passageway to a dimly lit, bright red velvet and glass chandeliers all around. The meal was Michelin grade from start to finish. Our waiter was full of culinary pairing recommendations. We had a great time with Thurston...cue Peanuts Theme song. The magic...what can we say? SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE TALENT! When someone performs a trick in your hand and you don’t have an idea how its done simply amazing! Both that visited our table were friendly and very entertaining. The 30 minute magic show was a cool mix of comedy and magic intertwined. Less one forget cocktails under the heater near the water fall. The entire staff and food was phenomenal.
Fun evening with great food. Definitely a special occasion type of place.
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I can't say enough good things about House of Cards! The service and dining experience was top notch and the food was exquisite! There is a dress code which I appreciated and which definitely contributed to the ambience and sense of elegance. The decor was elegant with vintage magic posters and items - kind of like a museum. We were there probably 3 hours or more and never felt rushed - only like we were the most important people in the room. The short magic show after dinner was highly enjoyable and was a great end to the evening. Nice to get out of the crazy, loud scene on Broadway for a completely different and unique experience. We liked it so much we went back the next night for drinks, appetizers and desserts! This will now be a must on every future trip we take to Nashville!!
Hi Sarah, we are so glad you had a magical night! Thanks for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Lovely time :)
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
We had the best evening getting the family together who was visiting out of state. Ryan from CT was our server and he went above and beyond to make our dinner special. Thank you again!
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and we will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to our team.
My husband and I went to House of Cards to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and we had such a great time!!! Everything about this place is amazing! Our waiter Ryan was the best and our food was delicious!!! This restaurant gives you such a unique experience that you can’t find anywhere else in Nashville! If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would! Definitely telling everyone I know about House of Cards and will definitely be back when we’re in Nashville again!
Hi Kelly, thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.
Such an incredible place! A must see while in Nashville.
Thank you for the compliment Rex!
Amazing food and entertainment was awesome
Thanks for the kind words!
Fantastic time EVERY time! It was our second visit there and we took some friends for their first time. We loved the service, food, and performances! The attention to detail and care from the staff is obvious and worth the price of a dinner.
That's high praise! Thank you for joining us again.
We visited House of Cards with two other couples for a belated Valentine's evening. We were overwhelmed by the incredible unique and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. We were greeted at the door and escorted down the tunnel to the restaurant and immediately knew we were in for a treat. The decor and displays were all incredible and so intriguing. The food was really good. All but one of us ordered steaks, and one ordered pork chops. We tried different salads and one had the french onion soup. It was ALL incredible. Our server was very helpful and answered questions, made menu suggestions, etc. and did a great job. The entertainment was great, too. The food was pricey but when you factor in the entertainment, really was reasonable for food and entertainment. I will say that I am glad they offered complimentary parking and a designated parking area. Downtown Nashville is no longer friendly for parking and a lot of times I will avoid a place just because of parking cost and even finding a spot. Overall, I would give House of Cards a rave review and hope to go back again soon.
Thanks for celebrating Valentine's Day with us Cindy! We appreciate your recommendations and we are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us.
We had a great time! It was my 16 year old son's birthday, and it was perfect. I'm not sure how to answer the noise level questions because I live in a house full of boys. Our server was very kind, our food was delicious, and the entertainment was so much fun. We loved walking around and looking at all the cool stuff. Thank you, we cant wait to come see you again!
Thank you for celebrating such a special occasion with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.
Family brunch was an awesome time! I highly recommend!
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Wonderful experience for the whole family. We went for the Sunday family brunch and we enjoyed the experience immensely!
Hi Danielle, thank you for your positive recommendations! We are so glad you had a magical experience.
Ambiance was beautiful and service was pretty decent. Food was way, way over priced and not up to par by any means. I ordered the filet mignon with melted blue cheese and peppercorn rub. I could only eat half the steak due to the peppercorn being saturated on the steak. My mouth was literally on fire. My friend ordered the surf and turf and felt like she was eating a spoon full of salt on every bite. The magic was good, but each magician should have prolonged their acts.
Hi Meli, we are sorry to hear you and your friend did not enjoy your meal! We will pass along your comments to our team. Thank you for your feedback.
Absolutely wonderful experience. We were continually impressed by everything HOC had to offer.
Thank you for the positive feedback William!
From the waiter to the magicians to the chefs, this night was truly “magical”. Everything was what it was hyped to be and the magic had us really in disbelief! If we’re ever in Nashville again, House of Cards will definitely be on the to do list!
We are so glad you had a magical night with us! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Awesome experience! Up close magic at the table and magic show in the theater are incredible. Magic show, parking all included in meal price. Well thought out location, ambience.
Hi Mike, we are so glad you had a magical night! Thanks for joining us.
We loved the brunch that we had at House Of Cards! The waiting staff was excellent and kind, and the food was incredible - we’ll definitely be coming back soon!
Hi Aaron, thanks for joining us! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Great place to visit once. Annoying they only take reservations 7 days in advance and literally when reservations opened online at midnight we could only get a 945pm reservation. Food was ok, had better. But atmosphere was great & cool little magic tricks table side. Our group opted out of the theater magic show after dinner being our reservations we only available at 945.
Thank you for joining us! We appreciate your feedback, and have taken action on it. We wanted to let you know that we are now accepting reservations 14 days in advance, in order to give our guests more selection on both dates and times when making a reservation. Thank you, and we hope you'll be able to join us again in the future at a better time!
One of the magicians never made it to our table. After the show Terry was suppose to come out to the patio. He still never showed. Disappointing. Gary the other magicians was good. Our waiter was awesome. Frankie Fonti was good but a very short show.
Hi Steve, thank you for your comments. We apologize that you did not get to see all of our magicians perform. We have passed along your feedback to our managers and will use it to improve our magic service. Thank you.
I had my son's 17th birthday here. It was an amazing choice. They went above and beyond to make this night perfect.
Hi LaRaye, thanks for celebrating with us! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience and we will make sure to pass along your compliments to our team.
Magical night spent celebrating my birthday with family.
We are so glad you had a magical birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us.
We went for brunch with our 2 teenage daughters. The place is cool and definitely a must if you haven't been, service was excellent and the magicians that came to our table were very entertaining. The brunch menu food was good, but wish there was a little more variety on it. My daughters both had the fried French toast and loved it! Hubby had the eggs Benedict and said it was amazing. I had trouble finding something, not a huge egg person and try to be somewhat healthy. I ordered the burger and it was good but didn't really want all of the extra stuff so got it on the side. I would have loved a healthy option for the brunch menu. The magic show after was funny and entertaining.. I would highly recommend as a one of a kind experience. I would love to go back with some adult friends and see what the night atmosphere is like.
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Me and my husband went there for valentines day and the food and service were more than excellent. We will definitely be back.
Hi Ryley, thanks for celebrating with us! We look forward to welcoming you back.
House of Cards is a great hidden gem in downtown Nashville.
Thank you for your kind words!
Unique experience, great magic show. Theme restaurant very well done. They took our photo after we arrived and gave us a copy . It kind of reminded me of a cruise ship experience. Would definitely go back for a special occasion. The food was good but the magic was the highlight of the evening.
Thank you for the positive review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Service needs to improve : i came with a guest for her birthday and I expected more attention to details being my guest birthday.
We were told a magician will stop by for cards trick but never did, although other tables were entertained.
I had been away from my table for 5 min and waitress came by with a slice of cake, dropped it in front of my guest and left the check. This is totally unacceptable, TOTAL lack of consideration.
We enjoyed general atmosphere of mystery , air of a secret society and I suggest the little fake lamp at the table to be actually functional because it is a bit too dark and give the guest a choice to leave it lit or turn it off for more ambiance.
I would recommend it for the experience but i would tell my friends my honest opinion and let them decide.
A must eat! Love the magic and the food. We will be coming back!
Thank you for your positive feedback!
Great food and service. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
We had an amazing time. Food was great and servers were so friendly.
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Overall the experience was decent, however, for what you pay I believe it should be fantastic.
My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and while we enjoyed the overall experience it was nothing to write home about. First the food - he ordered a steak and enjoyed it but did not love it, I order the sea bass and it was extremely fishy and salty beyond belief, we also ordered the parmesan fries and mac and cheese. The parmesan fries tasted as though they came directly from a plastic bag with terrible freezer burn on it and unfortunately, we never received our mac and cheese.
The service was good. We were given a tour upon entering and our server was enjoyable (when he was at the table). He mentioned there would be 2 magicians coming by. The first one came by in the middle of our dinner and did several great tricks, he was engaging and funny. We finished our meal and waited and waited and waited until finally the second one came by, did one trick and left.
The magic show after was neat but, very short.
I think they have a great concept but, definitely needs some fine-tuning.
Fabulous food and an amazingly fun atmosphere and experience
Hi Kaitlyn, thank you for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed your experience.
House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 2739 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.