Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.6
3392 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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  • 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3392 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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JulieH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner music. Oracle Blue was great but you could also have a dinner conversation. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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MakenzieL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The band was amazing most of the food was amazing, just one steak that tasted a little like the gas from the grill.

JJ
JJaunell
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, and entertainment is first rate. Erik Blue is an outstanding singer and musician. We enjoyed brunch immensely.

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Moee
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Nashville. Great scenery and music

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect date night

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vipAndreaC
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Loved the music and the vibe!

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MissiS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was on point every time. Our drinks and wine as well as food and dessert were all very tasty. Sea bass and scallops both were excellent. The live music was so much fun. We will be back!

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ChadH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great! A bit high.
Music very good! All players were fantastic. ( the lead singer had not shown up by the time we left so it’s an unknown.

MK
MichaelK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great experience. Food,service, and the live music. We loved it.

JH
JeanH
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was enjoyable. Food. Service and entertainment.

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vipStevenS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The musicians were outstanding! I would compare to Nora Jones talent and style.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Logan was awesome. Band was entertaining and good was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my moms birthday! Great night!

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NicoleD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca was the best restaurant we’ve gone to in Nashville so far.

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StefanieM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and outstanding service!! Live music was icing on the cake!

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was decent
Music was decent
Ambience was okay but couldn’t hear over the band.
Not worth the money I spent for food and drinks.
No desire to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our anniversary…with plenty of laughs, great music and delectable food.

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DanS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive and always came back to see if we needed anything,

The food was good, The music was great, Carl Stewart Band,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Live music, great food and service. Highly recommend.

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AlainaF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here to Sambuca for my boyfriends birthday. He got the ribeye and I got the scallops. Best steak and scallops we’ve ever had! Tyler provided us with amazing service and was very personable. Visiting next time we would definitely stop by again!

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vipLinda
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good with amazing live music! One of my favorite experiences in Nashville!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING. The food, service, and band were outstanding. Everyone needs to go here and try it out!

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Windsowe
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Music was fantastic---not a single country song and not so loud that we couldn't carry on a conversation!

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vipweekendfor2
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Been a awhile since we ate there. The live music was perfect and food was great along with the service! Will be back

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RalphN
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. The music and atmosphere was also super enjoyable. A hidden gem outside of downtown Nashville

JK
JakeK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great and the food excellent. The bad that they had was very good to listen to

LH
LaurenH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back!

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PaulW
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 out of 4 of us loved our meals! The snapper etouffee was excellent. The shrimp and crab linguine was the best I have ever had. The steak was cooked to perfection and tasty. The only complaint was with the salmon a bit plain but still good. The live music was super and the whole experience was a upscale supper club feel. We had a great dinner

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J7rogan
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were sat right next to the stage which while the music delightful, was a little loud for conversation

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the atmosphere, and the live music. It was a treat.

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DiamondS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter Garret was great\t for my birthday I love him.

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vipFoodie
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

One of my favorite places for dinner, only thing is ( and it’s not the restaurant’s fault) is there is a shortage of staff so the food took forever to come out and the waiter was tied up. That was due to covid. Food has always been nothing short of delicious. Atmosphere is lovely and soothing with live entertainment. Highly recommend but just be patient during these times. Their sea bass is the best

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Ryuichi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It is ok to see music live but the audience are not such a enthusiastic to listen. Need to take live charge to just let enter whom interested in music. Then reduce food & drink price a little bit reasonable. I like this place so I really it become one of favorite live bar like Rudy’s. I will be back soon.

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vipADAD
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m the ambiance was perfect. My waitress was amazing!! I went for brunch. The next time will be for dinner.

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CharlesS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was terrific. The entertainment was an unexpected treat. But there was a $3 entertainment charge per person. We had no problem paying it but it would have been nice if we were told about the fee rather than just seeing it show up on the bill. We would still go back and we will recommend Sambuca. It was a wonderful experience.

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Seve
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service thanks Robbie, food was excellent and drinks good as well

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting and we’re blown away by the staff, food, and live music. Amazing time!

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LewM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The music was incredible and the sound is almost always just the right level. Food was good as usual just a little disappointed that my entrée was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date night. The food & music set an atmosphere for relaxing conversation. The drink selection was wonderful too!

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DSBSMF
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca was everything it was said to be. The food was phenomenal and the service was friendly and attentive. The spicy blueberry margarita was one of the best margaritas I have ever had, and the 1/2 price happy hour is one of the best deals around.

The music was excellent and while loud-ish, it wasn’t overbearing.

We will definitely be back!

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 3392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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