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 May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (79)good for groups (73)fit for foodies (65)hot spot (64)great for outdoor dining (48)neighborhood gem (45)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (33)notable wine list (31)scenic view (14)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Great restaurant for entertaining
    Lawsofdining
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food, appropriate live music for dinner, service and atmosphere. Thanks for helping me entertain my clients.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Vegan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Loved this restaurant and loved our server, Matt. He was well informed and made great recommendations. Since i'm a vegan my choices are always limited but he knew exactly what to recommend and it was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Jeff123
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was a great choice to treat a friend to great food, wine, service and live music! I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sambuca Rocks!!
    dmf0916
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Your restaurant rocks!! It perfect!! Robert was a great server!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Night Out
    kplg8890
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was a fun ambiance in a trendy area of town. I came to Nashville with my boyfriend and we wdre happy to hear the Gulch is a hotspot for dining and bars, a little outside of the typical Broadway scene. We shared several small plates, and the food was 4/5 in quality and taste. The live music was entertaining and definitely added to the night. Best act in Nashville? No. But it was a great addition to the dining experience and we were happy to be seated so close and at a center table to watch. Our server was very friendly, timely, and helpful. Overall a great find for our first trip to Nashville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food and Entertainment
    Chighfield
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Awesome dining experience with the live band and female singer. The food was really good and definitely a place to return to next time we are in town. Great atmosphere for romantic dining or group seating with plenty of space and tables, both inside and outside. Some tables are booths in the surround with fabric backs and outdoor dining when the weather is nice. Had the bruschetta with tomato and basil, and salmon and asparagus for dinner which were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites.
    Mtmcqueen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We regularly dine at Sambuca. The food is very good. The atmosphere is unique. Anfd the music is always strong and NOT country. Tonight was exceptionally good with Meghan Shanley. She and the band were incredible. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    ohdrat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I along with another couple & their adult son had dinner on 8/3 and it was a wonderful experience. Courtney was our server - she was attentive without being intrusive and was well informed on drinks & dishes and how both were prepared. The outdoor seating was lovely but could use a little more lighting for it became increasingly difficult to read menus. Appetizers: bruschetta, tuna poke, shrimp & crab dip and lobster tempura - all excellent. Entrees: filet, striped bass and etouffee - all excellent. I believe our dessert was called Sticky Toffee Pudding and it was delightful. The live music from indoors played softly in the background - we could converse easily. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bachelorette Party Review
    Nashbach
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Sambuca for my sister's bachelorette party. We made reservations and we're say immediately! We had an awesome waiter and great drinks and food. The band playing was incredible an the atmosphere was so fun and fancy. Definitely would recommend this restarant and come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    Mommabear
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I reserved a romantic table inside for our anniversary. When it was found out that I was just interested in drinks and dessert, I instead got a table outside, away from the live music. I think if a reservation is made it needs to be honored, regardless of what is being eaten. I was so upset to think I spent the time researching this place and setting up a reservation only to be put outside in a corner near a bush. Not the romantic evening I had planned. Very disappointed!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My ribeye ($34) was so dry that I actually choked on it and had to run into the restroom to avoid a scene at the table; my au gratin potatoes were cold (as were another person dining with us). This is unfortunate because we typically have a good experience here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just alright
    Newtothis687
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ordered an appetizer and it was forgotten. So they took our food to be "warmed" but when it finally came out it was cold. Not worth the money we paid for what the food was.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mgmt and service most excellent
    luludinesout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was a special birthday for a great friend and Mark really took care of us even though I was kind of challenging with my reservation request. They're very busy on weekends but he squeezed 14 of us in at 7pm. And the music was top notch as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music Mediocre food
    Gourmand
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food seemed overly ambitious for the kitchen. Nice presentation
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening!
    amos
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Not as great as in the past, but enjoyable….. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for couples
    rhankin1
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great service, was there for our anniversary, the staff did every thing possible to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves. The food was great, we really enjoyed everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but entertaining
    CharlotteGal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was average but pricey. Enjoyed the live music. Not a great choice if you want to hear the table conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!
    foodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Sambuca restaurant is an absolute on my list when visiting Nashville. ALWAYS offers talented musical artists. Great food, great wine & a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great service, the red snapper was phenomenal. We had our 7 yr old in tow and they grilled a small salmon for her with fruit with no complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall