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House of Cards, Nashville, TN

House of Cards

4.8
4.8
4150 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (615) 730-8326

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Keith Droz

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is available in the Blackstone Room. For more information please contact our Director of Events, Jessica Mrozinski, by emailing jessica@iconentertainment.com or calling 615-631-8006.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Validated self-parking available at Premier Parking Pinnacle Garage. Garage located at 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201. Must have receipt of purchase at House of Cards for validation. Parking validation at host stand. Vehicle clearance for parking is 6 ft., 8 inches.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice evening that will remember!!
  2. GN

    GerardoN

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a must go to experience, from the restaurant itself to the service and show
  3. NC

    NCvisitor

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Third visit, first disappointment. Lots of things went wrong last right: 1. Making an appointment was annoying since they warn you that they will call you within 48 hours of the reservation to confirm the appointment, and if you fail to answer, your reservation would be cancelled. All that in addition to the necessity to confirm the reservation online via a reminder email. (The call I got was from “Icon Entertainment”, and I almost decided not to take it since I don’t know the caller!). You would think that with policies like that they are full to the brim. However, around 7:30 pm on a Sunday night, there were several empty tables, and by 9:30 most of the tables were vacant. (They are open till 11:30 pm). 2. The guy letting us in through the speak easy door demanded to see our IDs (we are in our 50’s). This was not the case before, and seems clearly excessive. 3. The server was impersonal and condescending. He also tried to rush us from our table less than one and a half hours into the dinner in order for us to see the magic show — there was another show in 45 minutes, so there was no need to even bring it up. We had a group of 6 friends, and such dinners don’t go quickly. 4. The food was okay, but nothing to remember except the cheesecake. All of us ordered different things, and this was the consensus. 5. The card tricks at the two stations which run continuously, were not nearly as dynamic and entertaining as I remember them from the previous visits. 6. The mind-reading show was okay, but not a world-class act as we have seen there before. 7. And to top this off, when I went to use the bathroom before leaving, all three stalls were clogged up with paper! I have never seen anything like that. I turned around and left in disgust. A frustrating experience all over, especially since we brought there our friends who have never been to Nashville before. I have recommended this place to dozens of people, but that’s over. Sad.
  4. D

    Dddd

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique experience. The magicians were excellent.
  5. SS

    SusanS

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service.
  6. ZR

    ZRod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience and food that I would highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t been before. Will 100% be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friend’s birthday at House of Cards brunch. I can honestly say I’ve never seen a bigger, more beautiful, more sumptuous brunch offering than here. Everything from oysters and shrimp to the omelette station to prime rib carving station to dessert stations and salad stations and entrée stations…on an on! Just unbelievably terrific. Enjoyed the magic show starring Gary Flegal.
  8. EC

    ElliseniaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing family brunch, perfect ambiance for any special occasion or just for fun
  9. M

    Mlswee

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food was good but very overpriced. Service was great. Magic shows were an extreme disappointment. I visited pre Covid and had a much better experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Terrific overall experience! +‘s: beautiful facility, old school feel is solid, food was fantastic-had four in party and all ordered different dishes and there were “mmmms” galore, main magician was entertaining and the magicians in the restaurant were awesome! Was enjoyable to get dressed up. Opportunities to improve: waiter was fine, though it did feel there was pressure to upcharge on everything -the emphasis on any recommendation was the most expensive item, whether that be food or wine-becomes a little tiresome, perhaps offer more choices to the diners. It wasn’t like we didn’t spend money (dinner was $600). Also when ordering sides, it was implied they were small sides enough for one and they would come on the plate. That was not the case, they were large family style sides-work on knowing the menu better-perhaps he was new. Great place and experience and would recommend.
  11. AD

    AlexD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My girlfriend and I came to house of cards to celebrate her birthday and it was a blast! We will be coming back and we would recommend it to friends!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our friends from NY who were amazed by the food, magic and ambience. Can’t beat the food here; Ostrich steak was delicious as was the Kobe beef. Highly recommend the frog legs and pork belly appetizers. Definitely a word-class, five star experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic time ! The food was a little salty for my liking and steak was slightly over cooked. But the entertainment made up for it. Amazing talent and service.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Pricey with not too many entree options. You have to like meats. They do have 1 salmon dish & a veggie one but it was nothing to be anxious for. The lamb chops were eh, I’ve had better. They were tough (med rare). The ostrich was VERY tough and not as hyped as they make it to be. Waiter mentioned it was tender like a filet which it was not. It was already sliced. The sauce however is a brandy cognac sauce which was yummy. The pork belly was not really pork belly because we couldn’t find the fat. The dried ginger that was misconstrued for mushrooms was overbearing. Drinks were good and the show was ok for 30min of reading people’s minds. We never made it to the magicians afterward because they were either swarmed with people or taking a break at the bar.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best place in Nashville… I lovedddd

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad to hear it! Thanks for dining with us.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening! Our relatives from Germany joined us and were blown away! Incredible cuisine, cocktails and entertainment. Nobody could get over the mentalist in the showroom!!

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your positive feedback.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was a wonderful night, the magicians were excellent and the food was good! This place was well worth it. Memorable night!

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your recommendation!

  19. MS

    MitziS

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time from start to finish!! The food was so good. I had the Vegan surf and Turf with a side of Scallops and my husband had the filet. We loved it!! Great was to spend our anniversary!

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for celebrating with us!

  20. FG

    FindingGreatEateries

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun. May seem pricey, but you’re getting a great meal, superb service, a special magic show, plus separate closeup magic tables, a museum, all for the price of your meal.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed it!

  21. B

    Bezatara

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brunch buffet that included the typical items plus chicken waffles, prime rib, crab legs and oysters. The kids and parents alike all enjoyed it immensely.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad you had a great experience!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here.. very cool restaurant. our waitress was great in explaining everything to us. We didn’t know how long we would b there. We reserved on Open table and it stated we would be there from 1030-12.. We went for brunch, everything was delicious.. our waitress explained that the magic show would start at 11:45.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThanks for joining us!

  23. SJ

    StaceyJay

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HOC is a dining experience you must encounter at least once in your lifetime! But, after your first experience, you will most definitely want to go back for more! Hands down the best dining experience I have had to date.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThat is high praise! Thank you for your kind feedback.

  24. SZ

    SarahZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was pretty good! Our server JD was so awesome and clearly is very enthusiastic and happy with his job. Gorgeous place

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for dining with us!

  25. N

    Normalguy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! I highly recommend this place to anyone.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your recommendation!

  26. MM

    MatthewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time! The service was outstanding. Our food was delicious and some of the best we’ve ever had. The magic shows are incredible and fun. I would highly recommend House of Cards to everyone!

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for this glowing review!

  27. CC

    CatherineC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Very disappointing! We were so excited to get a reservation while family was in town from Arizona. After making our way downtown an hour before our 9:15 reservation so that we could walk around in the restaurant and see some magic as well as experience all that HOC has to offer we were told it was too crowded and we couldn’t be let in until the exact time was of our reservation (9:15). We returned at 9:15 and had to wait another 20 min to be seated. Dinner took a while longer than usual to get to the table which left very little time to experience anything other than the ticketed magic show which was great but not enough. I went on line for reservation but only available time was 9:15. Would not do it again
  28. PG

    PGfoodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The magic is great. The show itself that you must buy and entree per ticket to get admission to was good, but short. The tableside magic was entertaining and doesn't require purchase of an entree. The explanation on the website is a little confusing about how the show/food requirements work, so hope this helps someone! Last thing: it is expensive, and while the food was good (salmon wasn't great, but they really push/are "known for" their steaks, according to our waiter), I still think overpriced for what you get. I have had better tasting/more fresh food other places at less cost.
  29. Y

    Yourfavbartender

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining at House of Cards and was fortunate enough to have JD as my knowledgeable server both times. His food knowledge and see if is amazing. Best food I’ve ever experienced in Nashville. Highly recommend the lamb chops and scallops. Will continue to recommend to others every chance I get.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your positive feedback!

  30. D

    Dcjessi

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience. Love the atmosphere, the food, and the magic 🪄

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoWe are glad you enjoyed it!

  31. TH

    TessH

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The magic was fabulous, the ambiance, environment was great. The service at the table was a negative distraction. For the cost I would be careful about recommending.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoHi Tess, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will be sure to pass this along to our management team. If you would like to provide more details, please email customerservice@iconentertainment.c om.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food, magic, and atmosphere created an amazing experience!

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed it!

  33. T

    Tomali

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Tha magic demonstrations were just unbelievable.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your compliments!

  34. YH

    YH12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambience, food and the magic shows, which was all inclusive.

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

  35. RV

    RonV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most unique places in Nashville! Amazing all around!

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you, Ron!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magic tricks: perfection. Ambience: perfection. Cocktails, food and service: beyond perfection!

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022That's high praise! Thank you for your compliments.

  37. RC

    RobynC

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there..still amazing as ever!!

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks for joining us again, Robyn!

  38. JR

    JeanetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful ambience and food-a magical experience!!!

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022We are so glad you enjoyed it!

  39. n

    norman

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday Service was good. Salmon tasty. My husband had lamb and really liked it

    House of CardsResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks for celebrating with us!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been many times to House of Cards and enjoy it more each time we go. The food was amazing, great flavors and presentation is beautiful. Our server Alex was great and answered our questions about the menu. The magic is such fun and the magicians are great at the art. Definitely will return and recommend to our friends and family often.

    House of CardsResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind feedback!

FAQs

House of Cards is rated 4.8 stars by 4150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for House of Cards

119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    Validated self-parking available at Premier Parking Pinnacle Garage. Garage located at 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201. Must have receipt of purchase at House of Cards for validation. Parking validation at host stand. Vehicle clearance for parking is 6 ft., 8 inches.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Droz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 730-8326

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining is available in the Blackstone Room. For more information please contact our Director of Events, Jessica Mrozinski, by emailing jessica@iconentertainment.com or calling 615-631-8006.

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