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 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.

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

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
near 12th & Demonbreum

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.sambucarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
live music seven nights a week

Parking Details:
Valet Available

Public Transit:
The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )

Executive Chef:
James Reesor

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

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (66)
Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (48)
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Romantic (37)
Fun (35)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Hot Spot (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Scenic View (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (3)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We had the sea bass. Food was delicious and service outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Live Music, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

It was not planned out just in the area. Busy holiday season but they seated us promptly and Matthew took time to visit with us before his corporate tables got there.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Big party, everything was so great! Appetizers and sides and dessert were wonderful, main entree was over cooked but the environment and staff were amazing.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food! The bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had. The atmosphere was really cool as well. I liked the pillows and the black benches and red walls. I really enjoyed the blues band they had playing.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing! Belgian Waffle, Shrimp Bisque; couldn't get enough! And our waiter was the best! He was so patient with our bachelorette group with so many food restrictions.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

I was there with a large group. The service was so slow. When we did finally get our food it was cold. I understanding timing is difficult when you are trying to serve a large table but serving cold soup isn’t good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

WE had a wonderful time!! the FOOD was amazing, and the band they had playing that night, was awesome!! WE really appreciated that fact that you could hear the band, but it did't over power our conversation!! ... over all a great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fun
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding service by our waiter Mike! The food was very good and the music made the evening special!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service here was amazing. Very attentive staff. The food was plated beautifully. We had more than enough but wanted to try so many things. It's a bit pricey but you pay for good food, service and atmosphere. This hit the mark on all of those.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the atmosphere! The band was great! It's a little to dark, made it hard to see menu. The food was okay, I expected it to be better. Overall experience was good.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved food and music. Only thing I think they should improve on was cleanliness of the women’s restroom. Just a mess

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great ambiance and very friendly staff. Food was decent for the price paid.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food, Good music, a little expensive, but this is Nashville. Had a great evening. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful evening there Saturday after Thanksgiving to see the Stacey Mitchhart band. The ambience was wonderful, food good, and music fantastic! If I could make one suggestion, I would heat your plates when serving your entrées. Our food was delicious, however, my entrée and my husbands were not very hot. Our waiter Matthew was excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another awesome experience! Food was fantastic along with a great band for the evening! Although I live in Kentucky I will return soon.....

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service and food were both good. I enjoyed having the band play as they kept the volume to a manageble level. Staff was exceptionally friendly. This restaurant is rather expensive for dinner. I went because open table showed $$ and we were looking for something casual. So while I enjoyed our visit I will probalby not return due to the expense. If I am going to pay that kind of money then there are other places I would go first.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was great and the music was awesome. Very much enjoyed the evening

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice not as good as last time

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food! Good live music, would go back.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

My husband and I first time out in months and we really enjoyed ourselves. Will be back soon!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Thank you Sambucca for the wonderful Birthday celebration! My friends and i had a great time!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for my 30th birthday and had a great time! We all shared Frosé and appetizers, and enjoyed the killer band! This was the perfect dinner spot for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

In Nashville for the first time, and stopped here late on a Friday after spending too much time at the honkytonks. Great atmosphere and food. Band here was excellent. Cozy booths! Ask for one!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent live music and delicious cocktails!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Sambuca was so much fun. We dined on a Friday night. They had a band that was great. Not too loud, either. My husband and I both had the 7oz filet mignon with asparagus. It was delicious. Great martinis and wonderful dessert.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Sambuca was wonderful! Service was great! Our waiter Kenny was fantastic. We were a party of 8 and one of our meals and our cold and not cooked to order. It was returned and a new dish was brought out just perfect. The meal was removed. Staff was great. The jazz band they had playing was a nice surprise and were wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love be the live music.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We where there for Sunday Brunch, every thing was good, except management should not open for brunch if they can not get more guests in for brunch...some what of a morgue atmosphere.
MM

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you are in a mid-life crisis with your spouse and want to “re-kindle” the romance by listening/dancing to tacky slow jazz while waiting 45 min to get a glass of wine then this is for you. If you are like me and enjoy good food and an atmosphere suitable for talking to your spouse then go somewhere else. Do not recommend

Tags: People Watching
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ordered several apps to share, they were all amazing! Especially the duck!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The entirety of the dinner experience was excellent, from the entrees and cocktails to the live band to the seamless service. Not once did we feel the need to ask for anything because the Sambuca team worked together to make our time there and enjoyable as possible. Well done and shout out to Emerson for taking such great care of us!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere. Live music. Food was over priced. We only had appetizers because the main courses from other tables didn't seem to wow us for the price. Great date night for drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food and service. And the live music elevated the experience to a whole different level.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a weird ambiance

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food. Amazing music by Chris Weaver.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Listening to the blues and ears n a gourmet meal can’t be beat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I surprised my wife on our one year anniversary with a romantic date night. The atmosphere and food was spectacular. The live music and feel was a memorable experience. We will be back for sure! 5 stars!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent, food tasted wonderful and listening to the band made it a great night

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great for girls brunch! They have live music every day and the overall atmosphere was awesome!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We loved the food and the live music. It's one of top picks in nashville

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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