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Sambuca

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909 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3108
+1 713-224-5299
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Winnie, Texas
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to eat here before a concert at the Revention Center. We were eating too early for the entertainment; however, everything about this place was great. The food was excellent and our waiter was the best! All four in our party loved their meal. Two of us got the Flat Iron steak which the waiter said was a favorite.... More 

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Thank Marilyn C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and professionalism of the staff... the food came out in a timely manner exactly as ordered.. waiter was knowledgeable and helpful.. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!! wife had sea bass, i had the filet... we were both ecstatic and the sambuca cocktail was exquisite

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Naples, Florida
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242 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to have nice relaxing evening after a long day at work. Our waiter was gracious, funny and entertaining. Sambuca has a cool décor and decent location. We were here on a weekday night so not too crowded. The band was great – played a wide variety of genres. We started with the calamari and finished with a... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went by for a celebration meal before seeing an American in Paris. Food was generally good. Red Snapper was good, son enjoyed the Marlin, wife enjoyed the scallops. Bisque was a little bland. Mint Panna Cotta dessert was unremarkable. Chocolate dessert was really good.

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Thank JayBiz1912
San Diego, California
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153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The snapper was $34, I settled for a flat iron steak at $27. They had good service, even if Chris couldn't stay still, lol.

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Thank john g
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

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Thank kimghilbert
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 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 

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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 30 January 2017

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 

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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 29 January 2017

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.

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Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?