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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.6
4.6
3503 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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Booked 46 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (855) 439-8954

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • 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 - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 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.

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What 3,503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. M

    Melissa

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Natalie was outstanding as our server. She was understanding about our wanting to just sit and enjoy the atmosphere and serve us when needed. Drinks and food were really good and well-presented. Portions were on the smaller side but very delicious.

  2. DB

    DoreenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What a great evening.. love, love, love the ambience and the music.. Our waitress Bailey was great..

  3. CB

    CassidyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful date night! A coworker has spoken so highly of this place after 2 recent visits, so I had to check it out. DJ’s service and wine/food recs were excellent! Apps, entrees, and dessert were all incredible! The live music was perfect (energetic performance, but not so loud that you have to yell across the table)! Will definitely spread the word and will be returning soon!

  4. MC

    MarkC

    Nashville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome music. Food and service was great also!

  5. L

    Laura

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Took our guests from out of state to this restaurant for Father's Day celebration. Really enjoyed the band performance, great choice of music and very high quality professional music performance. The food was decent but not five star level good considering the price. However the deserts were superb, best in Nashville area.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    Made reservations here because it was an upscale restaurant with live music. Was very upset that when I got there (8pm) the band was on break. They were on break until 8:40. By that time, we had finished our dinner. The food tasted amazing, but I felt as though I was paying for an experience that I did not get. Disappointed, and would not recommend.

  7. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and you received a filling portion. Live music made the dinner even better!

  8. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great live music in supper club setting. Heard Leif shires, klayton taylor, Brooke Sutton - amazing!!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    We had visited here last year and loved it. Returned this year with high hopes. The hostess was not friendly at all and we almost walked out, but our waitress was the best and really took care of our table of six. The food was as we remembered and one of the reasons we came back. The band was good and overall we had a good time. Key is for the hostess is to understand the customer and ask questions as to what a customer might be looking for. We will return! The food is that good!

  10. ST

    SteveT

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant and music venue. Food service and atmosphere were a lot of fun. Recommend you try it if you want a fun experience. Could be a little old for conversation.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The food was very underwhelming versus the price. The grazing board had two pieces of cheese on the board. We also got the flatbread which was really salty and very soggy. The service was also disappointing. Our server was not very attentive. A very disappointing experience compared to other restaurants we had visited in Nashville.

  12. DN

    DanN

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Nice place. Food was ok. Chop over cooked but not hot. Live music was ok.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We loved our visit to Sambuca. Almost a dinner club but better!

  14. ML

    MicheleL

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Stellar service. Great ambiance. Meal was outstanding

  15. D

    Deano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good recommendation. Food great music excellent server was super great choice for our 50 anniversary Thank you

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance as always. The band was tremendous, playing a jazzy mix of pop and classic jazz hits. Servuce was timely and friendly. One of our top choices for taking friends or special occasions.

  17. DK

    DebbieK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice intent with live music, however food overpriced for what you receive and our particular server was mediocre at best. Would not recommend.

  18. AD

    AlainaD

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was delicious! We started off with the buca beignets and shrimp & crab dip which were both very tasty. For dinner, we enjoyed the shrimp & crab bisque, flat iron and chicken parmesan. The atmosphere was the very best that we experienced in Nashville as the band was phenomenal!

  19. NY

    NYCBeachbums

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    I’m so confused by this place. They're charging NYC steakhouse prices and serving Applebee's frozen/microwaved crab dip. Service was great-our server Maddy was attentive but thats where it ends. Filet was undercooked, salmon was overcooked. I’d have settled for a burger down the road and been happier. Not sure what all the 5 star reviews are about. Very disappointing. Would not recommend.

  20. DS

    DarSco

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Sambuca is always a favorite for our Anniversary Diner each year. Food is fantastic.

  21. NF

    NashFoodie

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mercedes was our server, and she was amazing! The toffee bread pudding was awesome. The food and entertainment were perfect!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sam was AMAZING

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Weekend visit to Nashville. Concierge at the hotel recommended this place. Husband got the red snapper dish and loved it. I got the shrimp and crab linguini pasta, didn’t like it. I had to doctor it up as it was extremely bland. Also didn’t appear to have crab in the dish. Our server was extremely nice. She made good drink recommendations. We left right before the music started but the place was packed.

  24. CO

    CarolO

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun evening on the patio! Wonderful food and professional service.

  25. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our anniversary. Staff went out of their way to make it a great evening. Food and service were excellent! Thank you.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music Excellent food

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful. The live music was so nice and the food was incredible!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    Very disappointed with the food.. don’t know that I have had shrimp that over cooked ever… server was very nice when we could find her…did send my meal back, wasn’t much better the 2nd time but everyone else was almost done so just ate a little of it and moved on.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had salmon, filet, crab pasta and flat iron stake in our party. Meals were all phenomenal, service was fantastic, music was extremely relaxing and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Definitely a place to visit while in Nashville. Keep up the great work and we will definitely be back.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful and entertaining experience. Service was wonderful and the band was spectacular.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is fine, but I wish that the water they bring was not from the tap, and the quality, filtered, without the smell of chlorine. Thank you.

  32. CV

    CarmineV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were great. Our server, Cory, had on point recommendations and easily accomadated the one vegan in our party of 6. Drinks and atmosphere were also perfection. Great place for a night out with live music to keep the party going.

  33. m

    mysoncooks

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made reservations a month in advance. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. Entrees were the red snapper, prime rib, porch chop, and vegetable lasagna. Everyone was very pleased. The band, On Call, was also very good.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great night out

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Service was horrendous. Waited an over an hour for salads.

  36. LP

    LindaP

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dining experience for our anniversary! The service was terrific, the food was delicious, the music was excellent and we were able to relax and enjoy drinks and dinner without feeling rushed. When back in Nashville, Sambuca will be our our first choice for dinner and music!

  37. AA

    AyodeleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. From the food to the venue, live band and service. I would highly recommend to anybody

  38. g

    gettella

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time and loved the atmosphere and the food. The music was fantastic. I had out of town colleagues with me and they loved it as well. I will definitely be coming back

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Music was great and the food was delicious,

  40. M

    Mike

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent happy hour with half-off drinks and apps from 5-7pm. The band and food was great once we moved to the dinning room. Please don't miss the chocolate martini it's excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 3503 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

601 12th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    near 12th & Division

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • 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

  • 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: (855) 439-8954

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