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Sambuca

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Uptown, Dallas
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7.4/10
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  • Bravo
    "Really nice sophisticated feel with live music every night."(11 Tips)
    Macy E.
    "Spinach salad and margarita pizza are amazing."(2 Tips)
    Adam J.
    "Really good Cobb salad"(2 Tips)
    Lauren C.
    "Joe is a great bartender!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Paul S.
    Paul SchaeferSeptember 9
    Food, Cocktails, Entertainment
  • Christie C.
    Christie CrownoverDecember 28, 2015
    The live music was awesome last Friday night! I especially liked the outside area, I'd never seen anything like that before.
  • Sandra O.
    Sandra OjoNovember 28, 2015
    Live music, great atmosphere.
  • Marshell D.
    Marshell DickensOctober 26, 2015
    Love the live music!
  • Kaylee
    KayleeAugust 9, 2015
    Welcome back 1980 we missed you. The Duran Duran band is freaky but with alcohol you'll like it
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StinnettMay 29, 2015
    Great date night place. Sometimes has live music. A little on the pricey side. Come prepared.
  • Adam J.
    Adam JohnsonMay 25, 2015
    Solid lunch. Really good Cobb salad
  • Belinda K.
    Belinda KathrynOctober 5, 2014
    The valet is rude as heck. Don't forget your ticket or make an arrangement with Sambuca because they will be supremely rude, condescending and hold your car hostage.
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PenderOctober 4, 2014
    Fun great food n ambiance
  • Rhonda H.
    Rhonda Howard-WillisSeptember 13, 2014
    Music and food
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamSeptember 6, 2014
    Live music!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 12, 2014
    The restaurant may have relocated from its original Deep Ellum digs, but the eatery (now a chain) continues to reel them in with live music and an eclectic menu. Read more
  • Nik
    NikApril 16, 2014
    The service here leaves much to be desired.
  • Adoralee M.
    Adoralee MottApril 12, 2014
    They are trying to turn a once classy restaurant into a trashy club. What happened to the live jazz? Been sitting at an almost empty bar for almost 10 mins. Still haven't gotten service.
  • Texas J.
    Texas JoyFebruary 9, 2014
    Don't go if you don't have a reservation. Arrived at six and didn't get seated until after seven. Food arrived at 8. Horrible.
  • Sheri Lee N.
    Sheri Lee NorrisFebruary 2, 2014
    Funky and fun. Try something different tonight. Check out schedule for live bands. Great bartender.ask for different house drink each time then try to find the way to your room or car! Fun night!
  • Kash H.
    Kash HattonJanuary 17, 2014
    Had to get around 4 accidents and a building fire to get here. It was worth it.
  • Abeni J.
    Abeni JohnsonNovember 23, 2013
    Great atmosphere, good food and loving the house band of the night!!
  • Vasilis K.
    Vasilis KarantalisNovember 18, 2013
    Sunday is kinda dead. But the live music makes up for it.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverOctober 16, 2013
    This restroom is a complete stainless steel sanctuary in all its splendor.
  • GLENN
    GLENNOctober 10, 2013
    Food was good. Great patio in October. Come early for the sunset and twilight. Wait staff was average. Beware of valet service. Park on Arts District side. Enjoy with someone special, if you can.
  • Macy E.
    Macy EnglishJune 21, 2013
    Spinach salad and margarita pizza are amazing.
  • Amber B.
    Amber BufkinMay 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    $4 off apps during happy hour? Yes, please!!!
  • David D.
    David D.April 15, 2013
    They have a waiter/bartender here by the name of Andrew. He gives the best service and makes the best drinks.
  • Actifirm
    ActifirmMarch 15, 2013
    Try the Scallops - Absolutely delicious!
  • Jackie D.
    Jackie DaveyFebruary 3, 2013
    Horrible service. It took 4 hours to eat and get our checks, which were wrong when we did finally get them. Fun environment but I will never come back because the service was so terrible.
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren C.January 20, 2013
    Fun atmosphere! Pizza was delicious! Joe is a great bartender!!
  • AngelonEDGE @.
    Not the sophisticated crowd I expected for the location. Very casual Dallas; too many jeans and a funk band do not scream Ritz to me.
  • Jelena B.
    Jelena BoldtJuly 28, 2012
    Thankfully they have a good cover band to make up for the bad food! Always a favorite, not anymore. Horrible service and bland food at a price ($$$$), not worth it.
  • Dani M.
    Dani McArthurApril 29, 2012
    Ask the waiter to recommend a wine for your meal!
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    Vote for Sambuca as one of Dallas’ top landmarks & enter to win a trip to the Galapagos Islands! #seemoresights Read more
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    See where Sambuca, the combination of fine dining and live music, got started, at this small spot in the warehouse district. #seemoresights
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Cool Russia meets China decor. The restaurant serves American comfort food - ie, meat and potatos.
    Downvoted Sep 30
  • Elena M.
    Elena MarinovaDecember 3, 2011
    The chocolate cake!! Awesome!!
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GilmoreSeptember 18, 2011
    I had the worst service ever! Don't ever plan a bday surprise because they will ruin it. And double check your reservation because they'll forget it.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GagneMay 23, 2011
    Love this place! Go here for "Country Blues" night. Read more
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SigmanJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Joe is amazing!
  • Erin G.
    Erin GDecember 4, 2010
    karaoke was fun... always a party at Sambuca on Fridays :)
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 29, 2010
    Really nice sophisticated feel with live music every night. Really great, refreshing drinks infused with herbs and various fruits. -Tiffany Derry, Top Chef
  • Matt H.
    Matt HartonJuly 31, 2010
    MacAllen 12 for $12... Great deal, Fair Pour!
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Cool Russia meets China decor (Deep Elum Avant guard), with tasty American comfort food.. but I really like many of the various small and large bands. Read more
  • Kerry
    KerryMarch 31, 2010
    The crab & shrimp bisque is the best soup I have ever had.
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