Dallas >Food & Dining > Sambuca
2120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520132.792432 -96.802733
Mon. - Wed., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Thu. 11am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
Not worth the price tag – We have been to Sambuca before and had good food and service, but the New Years Eve dinner was NOT a good experience. The food was average and more suited to a chain restaurant like say Olive Garden or something. My Mahi Mahi with mushroom sauce tasted like heated up frozen Mahi Mahi with cream of mushroom soup poured over it. . After we gave them a credit card and were told it would be charged regardless whether we showed up or not, they lost our reservation. They did find us a table quickly though others were not so lucky. There were many people waiting a long time, and they were obviously not happy. At $129.00 a plate we expected outstanding food. It was average at best. The band was also just average, which would be fine at a lesser restaurant, but when you go to a place like Sambuca, and pay that kind of money, you expect better. Basically we paid $350.00 for what was in my view, about a $80.00 experience.
Ver poor service – I organized a christmas dinner for our business. Had 40 employees for dinner. This restaurant has very poor quality service and food. We did not get value for our money. I will never recommend this restaurant to any of my friends or employees. Totally disorganized and only care about money and not service. I am very disappointed
Enjoyable – Very Dallas. Great bar. Good service. Great place to meet up for cocktails.
Great Food, service a consistent disappointment – I have visited this restaurant several times for happy hours and for dinner. The food is wonderful and the dining wait staff is wonderful. The bar, on the other hand, is a disaster over and over. Very inattentive and scattered. They even managed to completely mix up my attempt to pay a VERY large bar tab by sending my credit card home with another patron.
I'll continue to frequent this place because of its excellent music, but I really wish the management would improve the service.
Upscale supper club that's an eclectic mix of music, Buddha and velvet, catering to Uptown party people. – The Scene
Whether dining or drinking, patrons will puzzle at the appealing, yet odd decor best summed up as "Trappist bordello." Buddha statues and Balinese carvings add Far East spiritual flair. A stage with musicians is the focal point of the vast dining room. It's fun to watch the mating rituals of affluent singles at the bar while sipping on a raspberry Bellini or Georgia peach vodka martini. Bar nibbles, like calamari with spicy fra diavolo sauce, are sufficient repasts, though many guests opt to get a table and stay for dinner.
Smooth, sophisticated tunes, stiff drinks and great people-watching ensure Sambuca a loyal clientele. In cool weather, the outdoor lounging experience provides diners a relaxing respite from the urban pace.
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