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Sambuca Uptown - Closed

2120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201


  • Lunch Mon-Thurs 11am-4pm, Fri 11am-4pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Valet
  • Recommended, Reservations Accepted
The restaurant may have relocated from its original Deep Ellum digs, but the eatery (now a chain) continues to reel them in with live music and an eclectic menu. Owners and siblings Kim and Holly Forsythe have been doing so since 1991. Pop, classic rock and jazz acts at this "rockin' dinner club" provide a supporting act to the offered dishes. The latter range from small plates and pizza to fusion seafood and hearty meat dishes. These include beef satay with teriyaki and sriracha sauce and goat cheese-stuffed artichokes and a cowboy-cut rib-eye and veggie lasagna. Basically, the kitchen prepares food that is as varied as the entertainment, both of which play late into the night. Sambuca has something for everyone.

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