About 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 glass-enclosed Skyloft 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.

601 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Tuesday - Sunday 11am-3pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm

Cross Street:
near 12th & Division

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 248-2888

Website:
http://www.nashville.sambucarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Available

Public Transit:
The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)

Executive Chef:
James Reesor

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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Private Dining

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 and sultry vocals, to blues and top 40 hits.

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (55)
Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for Groups (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fun (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Hot Spot (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

In town for 44th wedding anniversary with friends also celebrating their anniversary. The band was amazing and we were captivated all evening with this restaurant that we came across on line on the way into town from Charlotte NC. Couldn't have been in a better spot in Nashville and we are planning a yearly return trip to this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Memphis)·Dined 2 days ago

My favorite Gulch restaurant! Food is amazing! Service is fabulous! I absolutley LOVE this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Another fantastic meal at Sambuca. The food was amazing and we enjoyed sitting in the upstairs area by the windows.

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food5
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Sambuca and I will definitely be back. Tyler was our server--absolutely awesome and very knowledgeable! All of his suggestions were spot on! As with most Nashville restaurants right now, it was a little overpriced, but the food and cocktails were amazing. We were there early so we missed the live music but nuce to know that's available next time I plan a later evening.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and excellent service by our waiter Maxfield. Always a great time, my wife and I frequent here often.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had such a great dinner + experience! We could not get enough of the Sea bass. The mojitos were also so delicious. Overall, great restaurant.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Second time there. Really enjoy it, food has been really good both times. Love the live music, will be going back !!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved the food and band, had a great Birthday dinner for a friend.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was outstanding. Our waiter Maxfield (coolest name ever) took awesome care of us. We had a blast.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing! Food was great and service (Emerson) was spectacular.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and atmosphere was amazing. Great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Matt was our server and exceeded expectations for my 50th birthday!!!!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had an amazing dinner and the music was excellent. I was unaware though that on Saturday night the music didn’t start until 7pm so we were completely done with our meal before the music started but enjoyed our cocktails and stayed for a few songs. We ordered appetizers, dinner, dessert and cocktails and everything was delicious.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food! Wonderful atmosphere! Band was excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, good drinks. We went before the theatre, and did not feel rushed, just a relaxing meal, and we got to the theatre in plenty of time. Interesting menu, we (5 of us) all had something different and were impressed with all of the food. Matthew was great, very informative. The music was late to start, so we did not get a change to listen to the music.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience! Grant Garland Band was great entertainment, our server was very attentive and friendly. Food was great as well! GET THE BUCA BEIGNETS! I had the ribeye with green beans and mac & cheese. The ribeye was delicious and PERFECTLY seasoned. I've had better mac and cheese, this one was not baked and used penne, but it still did the job. Date had snapper etouffee which was also delicious. Go here!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We came for my husband's birthday. Our meals were delicious and the sevice was excellent.The Grant Garland band performed and they were incredible!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food and service were great. Live music was fun. Great time

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We had a wonderful experience, beginning to end! When we entered, we were greeted by Martin, he was friendly! Then at the bar, we enjoyed delicious drinks by Clayton. Our food was great, and our service was amazing by Demi! Look forward to returning soon!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was great.
Pork chop was cooked perfect.
Thank fo another great dinner experience.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a lovely time. Our server, Demi, was most engaging and pleasant. She had the band, who were excellent, recognize our anniversary and made it a very enjoyable evening. The food was as delicious as the first time we ate there. Would recommend and will visit again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Here for my 40th Birthday with Husband, my sisters and brother-in-laws. The food is amazing, the band was awesome! It was a little to load for the whole table to make a conversation but we made it work.
Service was a little slow at first but it got better.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Allison, or Addison... (I'm sorry I can't quite pin point her name..) was awesome! We celebrated my friend's 22nd birthday and surprised him with his family flying in from MO. He was very happy and surprised and his parents enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It was definitely a warm and friendly environment, not to mention the jazz band that was playing. We will definitely come back for service. Thank you for making my friend's birthday a good experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The host, kept telling me that our table would be ready in five minutes. That started at 7:30 we weren't seated until 8:10. And our reservation was at 8.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were there on a recent Friday night and listened to Tiffany Johnson sing. She has a great voice. Food is good, but the courses came out too fast. We were done eating in an hour. My Mediterranean vegetable lasagna was cold in the middle.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Many delicious apps and sides— steaks were very average. 37 for steak only so it should have been excellent. Salads and sides all extra. Great service. Pretty pricey unless it’s a special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was great! The chicken was presented beautifully and was delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We really enjoyed the food! The shrimp and crab with linguini was delicious! My husband had the blackened snapper and thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Brunch was great. Cocktail prices are significantly higher than shown on the menu so be sure you check before ordering.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sambuca was a special place for my birthday dinner. Great music, food, and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great live music. Wonderful ambiance and service. Love this place

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food with great entertainment and service . I love this place . Never disappoints .

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The scallops didn't wow me, but the live music, ice wine, and berry cobbler were all wow factors!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Probably the best food and music in Nashville!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food tasted amazing, although the justification of prices varies on the dish. Both my husband's and my meals were around $30 more or less. I felt mine was well worth that, but my husband's was not. I thoroughly enjoyed the live music, and the kinds of people that were there enjoying themselves. It's definitely the kind of place you go for the experience, and not just to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Overall great experience and recommended! I arrived after the main dinner rush (at about 8p) and did wait a bit longer than expected for my server to appear at my table, but once he did he apologized immediately for that and then provided perfect service the rest of the evening. I ordered a glass of wine, Baby Spinach salad, the Miso Sea Bass and Bacon-Sautéed Green Beans. The salad was excellent. The Sea Bass itself was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked and the vegetable stir fry it came on top of was also fantastic. Only slight food disappointment was the Green Beans: they were a bit bland and a bit too salty (and I'm usually the one adding more salt to everything I eat or cook). Perhaps if I'd had them before the entree I would have received them better but they paled in comparison to the entree.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good food. Nice relaxing jazz music atmosphere. Steak was decent. Artichokes with goat cheese were delicious. Max was a great waiter.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great however it all came out lukewarm :/ however the manager apologized and covered our meals for the evening!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best music at the best volume. Great food, staff, and ambience. My fav place in Nashville

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went here for my boyfriends birthday and had a great time. The music was amazing the waiter was nice and knowledgeable! He knew the answers to all my questions had recommendations on food as well. I highly recommend!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Live Music, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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