Sambuca
American restaurant with dance floor
American · Downtown · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.0
Food
4.3
Decor
4.2
Service
 
The “great live entertainment” , as well as the “drinks and atmosphere” , are perhaps bigger draws than the food at this Downtown supper club serving an extensive New American menu of small (and large) plates that are perfect for sharing; the “elegant” space is set at street level in the historic Rice Hotel.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
location 909 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002, USA phone +1 713-224-5299 website www.sambucarestaurant.com directions Get Directions
Known For
After-work crowds
Outdoor seating
Google Reviews
3.8
(386)
This was my family first time going to this place and it was an absolute DISASTER. The food was horrible, the steak wasn't tender, the salmon was under cooked, the shrimp and crab pasta had absolutely NO seasoning and had a piece of hair in it, the chicken was dry, and last but not least the drinks were horrible. The live band was OK but we had a party of about 15 and our waiter was fairly new with only 3 days on the job which I thought was wrong to put him on such a large party by himself. He couldn't get any orders correct because he was nervous. Everything that was ordered was sent back. Everyone ended up eating shrimp and crab dip the whole night which tasted like chili con queso but it was doable. I will NEVER EVER GO BACK OR RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.
Donisha Lewis · February 18, 2018
This is my premiere place to be seen. I enjoy it each and every time I go. I especially save this place for birthday and have even rented out the 2nd floor for such a SPECIAL occasion. Live music, romantic ambiance, good drinks, and of course the food is great. I cannot wait for another visit. Just typing this review makes we want to trek downtown right now. This 5 star rating is earned!!!
Texas Boy · January 6, 2018
Great place! Recently, I had them cater my wedding reception, and they did an amazing job, we couldn't have found better professionals. Erika (who manages the catering) was simply the best. We didn't have to worry about anything. Everything went smooth, she did so much more than just taking care of the food, she has been a real wedding planner. the food was great, service perfect, timing perfect. If I had to organize another event, I would not hesitate to choose them again. we got so much for our money!
Silvia Minardi · November 30, 2017