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909 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3108
+1 713-224-5299
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the music incredible! The food is good too. The staff is very friendly and the attentive. We visited Sambucca twice on our stay in Houston. I love it! I wished we had something like this back home.

Thank kimghilbert
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214 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here all the time and the bartenders are awesome. However, the rest of staff is rude & dismissive. They screwed up a recent pizza order & when I called to ask for bartender to fix it. The hostess grilled me like it was a personal call. She is the one who made the mistake in the first place. The... More 

Thank Runnin26
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of a long week at the convention center, my team and I (six people) went to Sambuca for a team dinner. After splitting two appetizers, each of us ordered steak (either filet or rib eye), and some shared the au gratin potatoes. Every thing brought to the table was delicious. The waiter was fun, a bluesy singer... More 

Thank NJB19641988
Saint Louis, Missouri
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165 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Music and dancing were great. Atmosphere is hip and impressive. Service was poor (I think the waitress was new). My food was only so-so, but others in the group liked theirs more. For an evening out, it is a 4. For a restaurant at those prices, it is a 3.

Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The atmosphere was nice and our server was great. That is all I have to say that is good. I had the scallops which were are $28.00. I received 3 scallops with a tiny bed of risotto underneath, which I had to search for. They were extremely salty and had a bit of a fishy taste which transferred over to... More 

Thank stacey f
Anthem, Arizona
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147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had dinner while staying in the Rice building. Service was fast at the bar, it was just the right amount of crowded. Had a great Texas Mule and a few half price appetizers. The live band was just warming up, next time I'll have to stay longer to hear a bit of music.

Thank palama8505
Brownsville, Texas
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I went to have a drink after a concert at the Jones Hall and we found a nice place with live music and good food. It was very crowdy but what you expect for a Saturday night. Very recommendable if you are in downtown Houston.

Thank GerardoGonzalez
Spring, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This restaurant is lively and entertaining. The food is excellent and the service is great. It can get loud on the weekends so if you like a quieter place this is not for you.

1 Thank bwuensche2004
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My family treated me to Sambuca as a Birthday Treat. The band was fabulous as zi and hubby danced (we are seniors). The atmosphere was great. However, the food was not. I ordered th pan seared bass fish. It was over cooked. The appetizer were good. My son did not care for the shrimp n crab bisque. Daughter, hubby and... More 

Thank PrettySharp2013
Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Friday for lunch while in Houston for the weekend. This place was amazing from start to finish. Our server, Marcel I think it was, was outstanding. He provided recommendations and was always at the ready. We sampled some drinks first, I had the coconut mojito and it was delicious, although a little sweeter than I care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-5299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?