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About Sambuca - Dallas Uptown

A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Dallas Uptown
Located in the heart of the trendy Uptown section of Dallas, Sambuca is a rockin’ dinner club featuring nightly live music as diverse as our American menu, from classic rock, pop, & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands. Choose an intimate booth for your dinning experience or sip a martini in our bar, where Dallas comes to see and be seen. Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, business luncheon, or networking happy hour? We cater to any size group, from 20 to 200. Contact our catering department to book one of our private spaces for your next party.

2120 McKinney
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm-Midnight, Sunday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pearl Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 744-0820

Website:
http://www.sambucarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Sambuca offers live music seven nights a week. The music format spans the many facets of jazz, soft rock, sultry vocalists, Latin and even country with a spice. Branford Marsalis, Steve Tyrell, Norah Jones and Larry Carlton have all graced the stage during national act tours.

Catering:
Brunch, lunch or dinner - we've got you catered! Can accommodate events from 10 to 500 people.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking during lunch; $3 during dinner.

Public Transit:
DART & McKinney Trolley

Executive Chef:
Mario Dominguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and live entertainment. Our staff will work within your budget to create a memorable event whether it is a corporate product launch, wedding rehearsal dinner, holiday party, personal or family celebration.

Sambuca - Dallas Uptown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Live Music (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food. We went on a pre-theater dinner date and were very happy with everything we ordered. The service was very good as well. We were out of there before the live music started so can't comment on that, but I definitely want to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not my first time here but was disappointed at the present condition. The band was good, some clientele somewhat shabby and menu need a good chef. The sate sauce was horrible, bruschetta was more Chinese than Italian.....pork chops awful but the Brussel sprouts delicious!!!!
Needs a make over.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our reservation was ready for us when we arrived a little early. The staff recognized our anniversary and gave us appropriate recognition. The entertainment was superb as the band played a nice variety of music with really good vocalist. I was sad to learn that this location would be closing in February 2018, but like the Phoenix a new facility is opening in Los Colinas. Service was great, food was good making for a wonderful evening to celebrate a 45th wedding anniversary. Great job!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant looks old and dated. Carpet was dirty and frayed at the edges. Salads were ok, but soup and cheese bread were lukewarm. For this to be located in the trendy Uptown area...very disappointing.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a blast dining and dancing! The band was awesome! We will be back.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Reserved for a Saturday night at 7 PM with special request of anniversary dinner. They were not busy at all when we walked and with tons of empty tables. I figured they were walking us to a nice cozy booth because of anniv. request and available tables. No, they offered a tight two top table in the middle of the room. We said how about outside, which was much nicer. Drinks were good. Sweet potatoes were good. Scallops were well cooked but dish had no kick and was rather tasteless. Wait staff was good but disappeared for long stretches. Musical entertainment didn't start until 8:30 which was really disappointing. When it was time for desert I figured they'd do something on the plate or at least comp it for anniversary. Nope. They only brought 1 spoon for us to pass back and forth. Parking is $5. No mention of anniversary or anything by the staff. Overrated and disappointed. We drove a good way to spend way to much $ on subpar meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great venue. Great bands, great atmosphere.
Have been a visitor for many years. Still classy and elegant place. Good food and service. Great location.
Good professional or upscale crowd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our first visit and we weren’t disappointed. The food was great ( appetizer could have been a bit more flavorful ) and the live music was awesome on 10/14. Service and ambiance of the place was great too. We’ll definitely return in the near future. Great job Sambuca!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very expensive but had a nice live band. Food quality average.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Hip environment and great service. Unfortunately, the food didn’t quite deliver. Fish was dry and shrimp over cooked and this from a restaurant proud of their seafood. However, scallops were cooked to perfection.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We came here with family from out of town. We were looking for a 7ish siting for 5. It was difficult since it was so last minute. We were lucky enough to find a 6:45pm at Sambuca. Everyone else of our usual haunts had 5pm or 10pm.

The atmosphere was fantastic. Our old standby Palamino recently closed and this feels like a fantastic replacement. I loved the layout. It felt cozy and comfortable.

Food: We had a mix of several entrees and 2 apps. We all loved our food. I had the Miso Seabass. Man was it fantastic. Super light and melt in your mouth.

Our server was a little too talkative but he was a fantastic server none the less. I think if you were a regular he would be less descriptive. We did mention we were new and he proceeded to give us a play by play of top 6 items.

We will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

chicken and waffles...great! shrimp and grits...great! service, ambiance, price, all great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place was great! We came on a Sunday evening. The food was really good. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved it! This was our 4th visit. No tapas on the menu - they were now appetizers. I had the sea bass and it was fantastic.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was bad
Service also
Music wasn't great but fun

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

For large groups this is not the restaurant. The servers didn't communicate between each other therefore some of my guest dinner was wrong and the drinks were awful. It was my birthday and it was ruined.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

All was good, but just not the "Wow" we have had many times before. Sambuca has always been my wife's favorite place to eat in Dallas. Always good entertainment and usually an exceptional meal. Food this time was just not the over the top greatness it has always been before.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was way too overpriced and not worth it. Steak, ahi tuna and seafood in pasta dish we're all over cooked. The bruschetta mix was very tangy--too much balsamic. I took my aunt here and was disappointed to find it to be a club ambiance than fine dining. The tables and chairs in front of the stage were all damaged. Our ticket was over $150. Service was great but I won't be back.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Shocking was how I would describe the experience at Sambuca. We have had dinner there multiple times and every other time it was fantastic. The appetizers were just ok, somewhat bland and the calamari was completely overdone. We had 5 people in our party, two ordered the Flat Iron steaks, both ordered medium rare. When the plates were delivered one was a flat iron, but it was well done, leather as a description comes to mind, the other, was a filet, it was medium to medium well. When we explained the issues with the two steaks, the server took the well done steak back to the kitchen and 15 minutes later brought out the new one that was cooked correctly, no apology, no offer to remove anything from bill, nothing. As to the filet, the waitress said the chef assured her that it was a flat iron. The person sitting next to me who raises and slaughters cattle (so somewhat familiar with cuts of meat) said not a chance that it was a flat iron, it was a filet. The waitress refused to acknowledge the mistake, nor take the steak back to the chef to confirm what kind of steak it was. It was just a sad experience when we were all hoping for a great meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great for groups or even a fun date. It is loud with the band but in a good way! If you want an exciting lively environment this is it. There is even a dance floor!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went on a Sunday evening, and there were not many people there, which was nice. We like it quiet. The server was very professional and attentive the entire time. The decor is a bit dated. It's not bad, in fact, it's a cool and unique looking spot, but the upholstery is ripped from wear and things like that.

As far as the food, everything tasted great. But one thing that disappointed us was on the menu they have an item called "Prosciutto Mac and Cheese". We are big fans of a good prosciutto, so we had to try that. So we ordered it. It came, we looked at it and asked, "Where's the prosciutto?" The server said it's in there, but looks minimal, I'll get you some extra. So he brought us back a little side of it. It was crumbled bacon. They're calling bacon prosciutto people. It just kinda cheapened the whole experience for us after that.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great time at Sambuca - Dallas Uptown!

Just the ambiance I was seeking to celebrate my birthday with friends! My only drawback on the food was the Mac-n-cheese; all other apps, entree's and deserts were awesome! The band rocked, the music was diverse. My crew and I sang, danced and had a great time! I will be back soon~

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Sambuca. Good experience overall. It getting check too very long.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was a wonderful experience!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

They burned the Brussel sprouts. My boy friend asked twice for sparkling water, until he spoke it in Spanish to the buss boy. His steak was also overdone.Finally at the end the server asked if we wanted any deserts. I said did you check open table. The manager dressed in a chef's coat and the server brought a very small pre-made cheese cake which Happy Birthday written and a candle..Over my boyfriend and I had a bad experience for dinner and his birthday!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Some of the best service I have received in any Dallas Restaurant. Food was excellent and unique. Appetizers not to bad. Drinks are good but skimpy in size. The square ice cube was cool but it filled up 70% of the glass in my old fashion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great experience, good music, great server

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Justin (our waiter) was amazing and we had a wonderful time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and our waiter was very good at his job. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Joshua was our waiter, he was amazing. It was our first time at Sambuca and it was amazing. Food was good, music was good and the overall ambiance was fabulous. We will return

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our food was undercooked, even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. It was too dark and too loud. After giving us our food, our waiter disappeared for about 20 minutes. We had to ask another server for our check. FAR too expensive for the subpar food. If I'm paying those prices, I expect the food and service to at least be good. Neither of them were.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I loved the atmosphere! The Band was awesome and had the croud jumping!

My Salmon was delish! Definately going again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We went to dinner with some friends on a Saturday night. Our reservation was for 7:00pm. Noise level was great to visit with our friends. Live music started at 8:30 just in time for desert. Food was good except for the pork chop that came over done and dry. Good place for dates if you want dinner and dancing.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This place is perfect if you want to do a little drinking and dancing. At times I found it difficult to even hear my wife sitting directly across from me. It was just a night out for us visiting Dallas conversation about relocating. The food was mediocre. However I would say they did an exquisite job on cooking my 10oz. steak medium rare it was absolutely perfect. Unfortunately that was the only food item that was.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 11th Anniversary. We had an amazing time with our party. The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome, and the live band was amazing. Our server Brent provided us with exceptional service. Love this place.......

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Our waitress Audrey was outstanding. She was super friendly and very attentative.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food and service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I recently hosted a bachelorette party for my best friend. I chose Sambuca because I knew it would be exciting. I wasn't disappointed. Brett was our waiter and he is the absolute best! I highly recommend this place for dates, any special occasion or just for a great night with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Preston, our server, was awesome! We never needed anything, he had it covered!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Excellent food, ambience, and service. Great for any occasion. My next date night spot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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