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“Pillows in the seats”
Review of Sambuca

Sambuca
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Ranked #233 of 8,283 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Virginia, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Pillows in the seats”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

this is the first resturaunt that i have been to that you can lounge and eat. it was very comfortable. the food was excellent. they have evening live music. the only dislike was the lighting, it was v ery low almost to the point of not being able to see well.

Visited August 2014
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average food, good music”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

They keep the place alive with different people, different groups coming in for live music every single night. The food is okay, nothing great.

Visited August 2014
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McKinney, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
489 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Unusual and unexpected!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Eclectic is the key word here at Sambuca. The fare is a fusion of many different influences and tastes and the results are extraordinary. You can share from a number of unique Tapas style small plates or order a full entree for yourself. Every dish was savory. The flat iron steak I ordered was grilled to perfection. The service was truly five-star. The wine list was perfect. The live jazz was a delight.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great location and ok food.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This restaurant offers small plates, or you can order an entree and salad and/or sides. My friend and I opted for a bibb lettuce salad with nuts and dried cranberries to start,which we both liked, then each ordered a couple of small plates. My caprese salad was delicious. The tomatoes were ripe and flavorful, which to me, is what a caprese is all about. I also ordered artichokes stuffed with goat cheese, which were a little heavy on the goat cheese for my taste. My friend ordered these small chicken tacos and a shrimp dip with thin sliced and toasted baguette to dip in it. The tacos were better than the dip. It again was heavy on cheese or cream cheese or something and overpowered the shrimp. The portions were quite large, which is to be expected since small plates are to be shared. The waiter was attentive and nice and answered our questions about the menu. He was also very apologetic and brought me a new menu and wet napkin when I discovered a previous diner had laid my menu in ketchup and it got all over my hands and on my white pants. These were laminated menus so I would expect them to at least wipe them off each day. The restaurant also has live music, but you can ask to be seated away from it so you can talk.

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good range of food, excellent service and superb entertainment the night we were there, may need to book a table

Visited November 2013
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