Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sambucarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6152482888x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-4pm
    Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 4:30-6:30
    Dinner: Monday- Thursday 5pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: James Reesor
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sambuca offers many private and semi-private dining options. We can accomodate groups as small as 10 people to galas as large as 400! We have special group menus for reception style parties to five course seated dinners.

    Host your next event in the Gulch, Nashville's trendiest neighborhood!
  • Private Party Contact: Dana Patel 6155772173x
  • Entertainment: live music seven nights a week

Getting there

  • Cross Street: near 12th & Demonbreum
  • Public Transit: The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: They have complimentary valet nightly
A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca Nashville is a rockin’ supper club featuring nightly live music as diverse as our eclectic menu, from classic rock, sultry vocals, crooners and jazz, to top 40. Our eclectic European design and rooftop patio overlooking the Nashville Skyline offers the coolest vibe in town! Choose an intimate booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Nashville comes to see and be seen. Looking for the perfect location for your rehearsal dinner, business luncheon, pharmaceutical seminar or networking happy hour? We cater to any size group, from 20 to 200. Contact our catering department to book one of our private spaces for your next party.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)romantic (75)good for groups (75)hot spot (70)fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (49)vibrant bar scene (44)great for outdoor dining (40)late-night find (31)notable wine list (29)scenic view (15)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Amazing
    trixie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had an amazing visit. My sister was in from Orlando and it was her 50th birthday....we had an awesome time...Emerson was so attentive and interactive...we were not the quietest group...5 girls!! Food was excellent. Service was better!! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My friends and I loved it here. Great music and food; would definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressed
    Tastytreats
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall great experience. Food was presented attractively, tasted delicious, wonderful service, great music although a bit too loud for dinner time. Would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Absolutely a great spot food is great, service is great. Nothing bad at all to say.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a group of 8 and they served us within a reasonable amount of time. Food was outstanding. Very dark ambiance. Great band playing which was a bonus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hot Spot!
    sleepingbeauty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Incredible live music. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food ...was not impressive. I don't mind forking over the dollars for a pricey menu but Id like it to be worth it-this was not. And the drinks were pretty watered down as well... Very watered down actually. However the band was nice! And the ambience was nice. Overall I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't go back. ESP since you have to spend a minimum amount. I wish I had chosen a different spot for my anniversary but I did appreciate the free dessert-with a personal note!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sambuca:
    Nashgirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We frequently visit Nashville and this was are second visit to Sambuca. We enjoyed our waiter, Jarod, loved the band, Chris Weaver Band and our food was presented well and very tasty. The bisque is amazing!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    chupi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was incredible, Jason, our server was everything you want in a waiter. He had great suggestions and knew his stuff. The music was loud enough but not too loud, allowing us to speak to one another and enjoy the tunes! The seating was extremely comfortable and we really liked the layout of the restaurant. All in all, this is definitely a place that we would recommend to others, and a place that I would highly suggest visiting when in Nashville. Also, the location was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was very good and the jazz band hit the right notes for the evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Healthy Menu
    eat2much
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Sambuca menu offers healthier meals than the other Nashville restaurants we dined. Our Monday night was quiet, but usually has good live music. Our Jazz night was a little slow. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab music and food
    Lauren
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Jazz band was great! Miso sea bass to die for and excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, lacking service
    Zaida
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was our first time there. We really enjoyed the ambience, which includes the "Lounge"style band. It was a Sunday night. We had tickets to another affair or would have stayed longer for the music. The food was really very good. Would return for special dinner. We were not happy with the service our waiter provided. Thanks, Zaida. Can't fit all of the info about poor service in this box.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding restaurant!!
    iLoveFood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything about this place was amazing, from the very convenient valet parking to the main entree. Great and efficient service from the hosts and our waiter Kenny, relaxing music that isn't too loud for normal voice conversations, excellent food, and just an all around great restaurant. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and music.
    Greendoorbob
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant has "small plates" so we ate "tapas style" and shared a bunch of different items, all good. It was a great choice. We were initially apprehensive about being right in front of band--about 25 feet away--but sound levels were ideal. And band was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    Mo22
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. We sat outside and it was perfect to watch the activity at local shops and restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD!
    Foodie509
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service and food...sat outside so we weren't really able to hear the entertainment but very nice night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    nashville
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    another wonderful experience at sambuca! Excellent service from the bar to the table. Wonderful band, delicious food tastefully arranged on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sambucca Experience
    PapaG
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We dined a little early so the restaurant was not overly busy. The band was very good and I'm sure as the night went on they would even be better. The food offering was somewhat limited but still excellent. I would recommend the flat iron steak to any meat lover. It was tender and flavorful with just a hint of pepper. Cocktails were hearty and delicious. Sambucca was one of our favorite dining experiences during our visit to Nashville. We would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OldCoelecanth
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really nice dinner, the food was great, good wine list. We enjoyed the entertainment as well. Service was a little slow. Sambuca is clearly popular with the special occasion crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveO979
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent restaurant, service and food but the noise level was 10 times too high. Reservations at 6:30PM and my ears were ringing when we left at 8:15PM. I could not hear the person across the table or next to me unless I read their lips.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Date find
    Leese
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Small plates were excellent. Beets, goat cheese-stuffed artichokes, duck breast, tuna poke...delicious. Live music a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    silver
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We loved everything. Best fish and salmon ever. The beignets were terrific as so the veggies. Plus outstanding service. Made for a perfect anniversary night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    Julie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love to eat at Sambuca whenever we are in Nashville. The music and the service never disappoint us. The staff is well trained and knowledgeable about the different menu items, as well as the wines. A sure bet for appetizers and steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music and dinner
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our last night in Nashville we wanted to listen to music and have good food and decent wine. Our diets are not suitable for typically Southern eateries. At Sambuca we were able to eat healthy seafood and vegan meals. Our server was helpful guiding us. We were delaited to Dom Perignon with our meal. The jazz band playing that evening was good and we truly enjoyed our meal and evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server (Robby) and the music were both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sambuca rocks!
    InglewoodLocal1901
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, fine wine, cool jazz, and excellent service make Sambuca a great place to start a night on the town. It is right in the heart of Nashville, and convenient to everything. They have a fabulous smoker friendly patio, and the New Orleans style jazz band was a nice touch. From the red snapper etouffee to the hickory smoked pork chop, there isn't anything on the menu I did not enjoy. Oh, and definitely try the procciutto mac n cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BaheloretteChics
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The atmosphere and ambiance was extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The live band also made the night with oldies but goodies and dancing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumyumfoodie101
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall I enjoyed my experience here and would reccommend it to friends. My only complaint was that our table of 9 was sat all the way at the top of the restaurant on the 3rd floor which meant we were no where near the band or the action. I was hoping this would be a great pre-going out dinner spot given the live music and dancing but unfortunately we were not able to get the full experience . The service was also a little slow given our tucked away table but I must say the food and drinks were outstanding. I would definitely go back but next time, would request a table closer to the action!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was awesome about this Resturant. I sat at a table directly in front of the stage and would have liked the music to be a little quieter. It was perfect when the band was playing but when the female singer was singing it was a little too loud during dinner. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic
    Patti
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A quiet celebration night in a corner table...jazz music playing...dim lighting..great service and perfect food. We will be back. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sambuca is our "go to" special occasion dinner! We went to celebrate a birthday! The food is always amazing. The service is excellent! The entertainment is always top notch! Dinner in the gulch and great entertainment while you dine! It doesn't get any better than this! Love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    Nashville2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my adult children to Sambuca thinking it would be the perfect place to celebrate the final steps in moving to Nashville. I had heard it was the new "it" place in town. I sure don't know why. Our service was lousy, we felt rushed to order, and it's too dark to read the menu. There was no complimentary anything. No dinner rolls, no dinner salad, no glasses of water provided. Portions are small and you would think at $35 an entree' there would be something to brag about. The food is quite good but that's it. I was very disappointed with the whole experience and will not return or recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very accommodating
    KatFrafVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I visited Sambuca with a bachelorette party made up of 11 women. The waitress was upbeat and managed to accommodate everyone's dietary needs and billing issues. Everyone enjoyed their time at Sambuca and remarkably, there were no complaints - quite an accomplishment with 11 people!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere!
    Midgie03
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were in town for my best friend's bachelorette party. We were a party of 9 and were accomadated wonderfully! Great atmosphere, great music, and fabulous service! Would definitely recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Musical Meal
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a good place to listen to music while dining in Nashville. Don't be fooled by the reports of "rooftop" terrace. The terrace is street level on a busy road. Still, if you want to hear good music while eating this is a good option. The small plates option is particularly good for a big group. Check the website before going to see which artist is performing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch! Service terrific!
    tfreynolds
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I took a friend out for her birthday for lunch here. It was quiet at 1pm, but we were treated like royalty. I clued the waiter, Robbie in to my friend's birthday, and he said he would take care of it. The miso sea bass I had was terrific - great sweet taste and well presented. My friend's salmon was tasty as well. Service was attentive and fast - but he allowed us privacy to talk. And the birthday dessert with candle was a great touch. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too loud
    Oklahoma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Music was so loud you could not have a conversation over dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good time!
    foodie615
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Sambuca is my FAVORITE restaurant in Nashville! The food and the music never disappoint and this visit was no exception!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, great music
    LBDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always enjoy dining at Sambuca-food, service and music is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.