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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Nashville, TN

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.4
4.4
4155 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of the very trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca is Nashville's only casually sophisticated restaurant with live music nightly and brunch Fri-Sun. Choose an intimate private booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Nashville comes to see-and-be-seen. Enjoy live music seven nights a week that is as diverse as the New American menu, from classic rock, Blues, sultry vocals, crooners, jazz, and top 40. Happy hours start at 4pm weekdays and feature 1/2 price adult beverages and chef bites.
Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon or networking happy hour? From 20-200 we cater to any size group. Contact our event department to book one of our private areas for your next party.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 248-2888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    James Reesor
  • Catering
    Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.
  • Private party facilities
    Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.
  • Private party contact
    Tiffani Reed: (615) 248-2888
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Cross street
    near 12th & Division
  • Parking details
    Valet Available Only during Dinner Services
  • Public transit
    The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)
  • Entertainment
    live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Nightly Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM,Sat - 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sambuca, Nashville’s only rockin’ restaurant in the Gulch, features an diverse American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Relax with a cocktail and chef snack at the bar, or enjoy date night with live music; on the weekends, we kick up the energy and feature a variety of cover or danceable bands. From classic rock, southern rock, pop & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands, we have music variety to fit any listener's taste. Check out the calendar for nightly tunes.

What 4,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Hot spot

4,155 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. Very quick server and delicious food. Our party of 10 all enjoyed their meals and cocktails. Try the white tea spritzer. We hope to return! Highly recommend this place!

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    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a warm and ambience atmosphere, Sambuca is the place to visit. Our server Cory was very professional, courteous and lively. Look forward to visiting again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing waiter allowed us to take breaks between drinks, appetizers, and meal. Super helpful with suggestions! Food was excellent, very fresh and was everything the menu lead it up to be. Thank you for tonight!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One waitress for entire outdoor seating. She was sweet but let the drinks run dry which is never good in my opinion. Food was “OK”

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening out in Nashville. Superb service, live music, and food.

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  6. KimH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately I don't know that we will return. This used to be one of our favorites but the menu chabge really made it a lower experience. It felt more like a meat and one very basic side. The scallops used to be our favorite but this new rendition was terrible. Described as a Thai flavored dish but with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. It was gross.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were really well done and we had excellent service. The meals were average

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  8. MartiniqueG

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Sunday Brunch, we ordered shrimp and crab bisque, shrimp and crab dip, chicken and waffles and the omelette

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hailey was amazing, food was amazing and the music was awesome!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a 40th birthday dinner and were incredibly disappointed. We had read the menu online and had our hopes set on a few dishes we found, including my fiancée’s favorite dessert. We get there for our 5pm reservation and basically had the entire restaurant to ourselves. That was nice and the ambiance was warm and cozy. We thought it was going to be a wonderful experience. We quickly learned that they had just changed the menu and none of the items we had gone there for were available. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time but was very disappointing in taste. VERY VERY bland and that is bad, because I don’t cook with much salt, if any, at home. The service was just as bad. Not only was the waiter not friendly nor personable, but he was scarce. Did I mention he had no other tables he was waiting?!?! We were there about an hour and 45 minutes total for 2 salads and two entrees. My fiancée sat with a completely empty glass at least three times. The first time the glass was empty, the waiter came over and brought our salads. Apparently, he didn’t notice the empty glass because he turned to walk away. My fiancé got his attention and asked for a refill. The waiter disappeared for over 30 minutes at one point, and we know he wasn’t busy waiting other tables because there was nobody else there at that time. My meal was not right but I didn’t want to complain, so I just ate a few bites. The waiter never asked if everything was ok or how things tasted. Maybe the fact that I only nibbled at it gave that away. He also did not offer dessert or anything, which I thought was crazy since my fiancé told him it was a 40th birthday dinner. I’m not asking for free dessert, but he didn’t offer us to order and pay for a dessert. We were so fed up by that time, we didn’t want to ask so we just left. We went somewhere else and had a slice of cheesecake for dessert. Very sad about this experience. We were really looking forward to it!

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FAQs

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 248-2888.

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville is rated 4.4 stars by 4155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    near 12th & Division
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Available Only during Dinner Services
  • Public transit
    The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Reesor
  • Entertainment
    live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 248-2888
  • Catering
    Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.
  • Private party facilities
    Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.
  • Private party contact
    Tiffani Reed: (615) 248-2888
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