Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sambucarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (615) 248-2888
  • 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 WinnerAmerican
Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)romantic (80)good for groups (79)hot spot (75)fit for foodies (71)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (37)late-night find (31)notable wine list (26)scenic view (16)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Wonderful place to spend ANY occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very classy setting, with a friendly staff. The live music really compliments the layout of the place. I love the lighting they have in there-You can be romantic OR have fun with friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    DoubleDated4
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We came here as a double date! The live music was fantastic!! Definitely would come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For an alternative to Country.
    wiltomeat
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great service, great food, awesome entertainment. Paul Brown band was Magic. Excellent price point as well. Would love to have tried the patio, but too cold.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made reservations at Samubca, Nashville, for our 1 year anniversary. They made sure we had a romantic booth near the stage. All waitors were all kind, knowledgable and made sure we were well taken care of. Our main waitor even put in our song request to the band, and they played our first dance song. We had so much fun dancing with eachother and watching other couples enjoy their evening. The food was fantastic; try the Poke and the Scallops. Thank you Sambuca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Outstanding all the way around. Service, food, music, atmosphere-all ultra hip!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    datenightlady
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have a wonderful date night! The food was amazing and the band was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal, poor seating initially
    Kmmig
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I made the reservation weeks in advance through Open Table. The main draw was the supper club atmosphere and live music. When we arrived, we had a drink at the bar and started to enjoy the blues group that was playing. The hostess then brought us to an area called "the loft" which was separate from the restaurant and had no view of the stage, and music was piped in. When we voiced our unhappiness, the manager had us reseated in the upper balcony at a delightful table. We then enjoyed the show during dinner. The food was delicious and service was excellent. There were sereral nice seafood dishes as well as other choices. I would have given a five star rating, if not for the reservation/seating near-miss.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner with music
    tndanVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I went here the Thursday night looking to listen to music and have a meal. We were seated near the band and the music was fantastic. The band was mostly doing 70/80's rock and they were nailing every song. Exactly what we were looking for. Sambuca has never disappointed us with their music. We had the sea bass and scallop entrees and both were very good. This is a great place to go to have a very good meal and listen to live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Overall
    David
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food and atmosphere were great. Most of the tables have a great view of the stage. Our waiter was inexperienced and thought we would be ready to order our entire meal only minutes after we arrived, He also forgot the one request we made. Great place to go regardless of this one person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    foodie615
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The music and the food was great! I always make it a point to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food here is delicious, the service was top notch, and the band was awesome! The inside decor and ambiance was perfect and matched the mood here. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    PittsburgherVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We loved the excellent live music and service was very good, but food quality was very disappointing. Calamari was chewy and greasy, salmon entree was barely lukewarm. There are too many other places to choose from for any restaurant in Nashville not to be at the top of the game!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodscout
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The added bonus for this restaurant was the live band. Very talented group and they played a wide array of songs. Something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner
    leftcoastvisitor
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Visiting Nashville w/a friend and wanted a special place for her birthday party. Found this place on line and it was everything the reviews said and more. The birthday girl was impressed, service was perfect, band was good & took requests, food was amazing, wine was very good.... hard to go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Really nice place, great date night. Great food and the band the night we went was awesome. Had such a good time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Took an out of town couple here for dinner. Was seated in one of the booths downstairs. Our server was prompt, courteous and attentive. We ordered five of the small plates to share. Everything we ordered was great with the shrimp and crab dip being the favorite. Rachael Rodriquez and the Gringos was the band for the night. Best singer and music we have heard. You could still talk quietly when the band played. Great night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern Class
    Lucretious
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Amazing music and flawless ambiance. The menu is excellent, and the wine list is well matched, though a bit lacking in European wines. The dining room is well organized so that almost all tables have good proximity to the music -- easy to see the stage, but not crowded or too close to the stage. Sambuca is well worth the visit. Just make sure to check the music schedule online and pick a night with music that matches your preferences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently good food
    trbtraveler
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Sambuca always has consistently good food and service, and is a great atmosphere for a business lunch (or dinner!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Lele
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I took my male friend out on a date, I wanted to show him what women enjoy. He loved the total package, the food was excellent an the music was perfect. The band really did a great job, an our server was polite. I would visit this place again, it's really a romantic spot to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music. Great Food
    LocalMusicFoodLover
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fantastic food with a great band. Brought my parents from out of town. They loved everything. They aren't big drinkers, but recently learned they liked sangria. They made them one even though it wasn't on the menu. We tried 5 appetizers. All delicious. Band volume was perfect. Great listening band and even to dance a few songs to. I was planning to get Lobster Enchiladas which was my first love of this place, but I got the special of the day (Shrimp and Grits). It was fantastic. I look forward to coming back for my past favorites (scallops, margherita pizza, lobster enchiladas) and new specials. I love that they have local brewery drinks available as well. Definitely a great spot for a classy evening for out of towners (or locals).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    Lookin2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service and food were excellent. It was crowded, obviously popular, but there were no delays in service. Amy was our server; very conscientious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and musuc
    Fitfoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dined at Sambuca for a special occasion and our waitress Audrey was outstanding. We had a large party and she was so very accommodating and courteous. Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sstnmVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We booked this restaurant based solely on open table reviews. The food was really good but even better was the live music. The Chris Weaver Band was truly a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Listen to the wait staff
    Libbylikes
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food and service was excellent. We ask the waitress about our choices and she helped us with recommendations. There were 3 of us and we all ended up with and entrée that she recommended and they were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sambuca and Chris Weaver Band
    Soup
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always a great combo, CWB and Sambuca. Took our two high school daughters forma night out and had a great time. CWB laid down some of the best Nashville sounds (think Van Morrison meets Joe Cocker). Our waiter Max was outstanding. We had chicken n beef satay, shrimp n crab dip as starters and mains were seared scallops, American Pie, a great ribeye and pasta carbonara. Every one was pleased with their selections but I thought the portioning on scallops was a bit meager for $25. Always a cool vibe at Sambuca and the gulch with Urban Outfitters was a hit with the daughters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • LOVE
    3kids
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved everything about our dining experience. Our server was phenomenal. we will definitely be back when in Nashville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic