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.View Private Dining Details
Nice ambiance but the food is subpar
This was a highlight on my week long business trip in Nashville. We hosted business dinners each night and wanted a place we could wear jeans the last night. The atmosphere was perfect, the food and adult beverages were excellent, the live music was top notch but Emerson our server made the entire night. He was superb. He may be the best server I have ever had. I highly recommend enjoying at least meal here.
The ambiance here was amazing! We loved the restaurant itself and the music was mellow and perfect background music (we could still hear each other). We were celebrating anniversaries and they came out with a few different desserts with candles to celebrate (there were 10 of us). The drinks were delicious as was the food....yum!!! It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversaries and for our last night in Nashville.
We had a party of 12 for brunch. None of us were locals and chose the restaurant based on the menu, proximity to our air Bnb and reviews on opentable. Our waiter Jesse was very attentive and helpful with suggesting drinks and entrees. The musicians were good and not overwhelmingly loud, so that you could actually converse with your friends. The food was by far the best brunch we had while in Nashville (and this was our third brunch). Definitely would come back if in Nashville again.
Very energetic atmosphere. The food was wonderful. We really enjoyed the music. Would be on the top of my list for live music in Nashville.
The food was awesome and so was our waitress, she was very informative,non judgmental and provided great suggestions. the environment was romantic with live entertainment which you could still have a conversation with one another.
Great place, theme, and music. Nice date out on a Friday night. Not over crowded and plenty of spaces if your waiting on a table.
The food was bland. We tried ordering more items from the menu and still did not enjoy. I hate to say that I think this restaurant has gone downhill. It would be a good place to grab drinks, but that’s it. I will not dine there again.
We waited 30 minutes to be greeted. Once greeted everything was fine, but that is unacceptable. I had to go to the hostess stand to request service. It really put a damper on the night. The food was ok, the Mac and cheese side is like something off a kids menu, bland and boring and the steak was just fine. We enjoyed our wine and the weather was great outside, besides that it was pretty much a fail.
We had a party of five that all enjoyed the evening. Our food was excellent. The stand outs were the Buca Beignets and shrimp & crab dip. Sambuca is a “Go-To”. We have always had a good experience !
The food was great !!! The service and live music was awesome as well. The sticky toffee bread pudding is a “must have”. I can’t wait to go back.
We were visiting Nashville with another couple, staying in the Gulch area at a VRBO. We were heading to lower Broadway for the evening. We chose this restaurant because it was close to our rental. We were extremely surprised by how nice it was, the variety of menu choices, live music and great drinks!! The open table reservation made it very easy for us!! Great recommendation for the 4 of us!!
Fantastic waitress, scrumptious food and music to boot!!
Great food. Quality service. Nice place to go with family or spouse. Live band. Beautiful ambience.
Excellent food. Excellent service. The love music was perfect. Not too loud to hold a conversation but enough to drown out other people’s conversations. Perfect!
Amazing. The food, the service, and the atmosphere was perfect!!
Good food, good music, vibrant and lively! Would love to visit again.
Took out-of-town friends and they loved everything. The food is always great and the music was too. Mathew was a great waiter. Great wine choices.
Great place. Perfect table for talking and hearing live music
It was wonderful!! I had the filet and it melted in me mouth!! Delicious!! The Scallops were wonderful and the Salmon was great too!! Wonderful service!!!
The food was incredible and service was extremely attentive. Matthew, our server, was exceptional and made sure to make our experience great. We had the Buccaneers Beignets, scallops, and the 3 sides: Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and the prosciutto Mac and cheese. HOLY GOODNESS. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Nashville!
We met up with some friends at Sambuca. It was wonderful. The food is delicious and the live music was great! I will definitely be back. This is a great spot for a romantic dinner, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Excellent prep, had the sea bass . Lived entertainment, jazz singer
Enjoyed our time there!
Always enjoy dinner at Sambuca and know we will have good food, service and music. We will be back.
Amazing drinks and meal with great entertainment! Loved the environment and had an attentive, knowledgeable waiter.
The whole atmosphere was great, my only problem was the Steak had too much fat on it. The meal was awesome and their steak is as good as anyone's
Good experience. Felt like the waitress rushed to remove our appetizers and dinner plates. Drinks are way to expensive for the small cup. Should be priced lower for the amount of drink & food we get.
This is now our favorite place for great food and music.
Went for an anniversary dinner while vacationing in Nashville. Our server Emerson was amazing. He had great recommendations, was honest about what was good and not as good. He had the band say happy anniversary. A nice touch dessert as well. The food is phenomenal. Loved the restaurant and overall experience.
We had a wonderful evening at Sambuca. The food was great. The Sea Bass was excellent. The jazz band was fantastic. Service was great. The only issue was a leaky roof. The restaurant needs to get their roof repaired soon so it doesn’t drip on tables! Thanks!
Who does jazz in Nashville?! Sambuca did it right with The Richard Griffin Band. We stayed for the full 3 hour show on a Wednesday night, and the server made us feel so welcome and well cared for. The food was some of the best we had in Nashville. I'd go back in a minute!
My wife and I were visiting Nashville and this one came up as recommended. We were able to sit facing a great local blues trio and the food was excellent. We both had sea bass on shrimp and crab meat jambalaya and it was to die for. Excellent cocktails and wine. Service was excellent. We would definitely return when in town again.
Great location for a business lunch. Will be returning.
I have been to Sambuca many times and this time i was left very unimpressed. Our server was cordial but definitely not as attentive as I have experienced in previous visits. Our food came out lukewarm, despite being told to be careful of hot plates. My husband was out of his drink for most of our meal and was never offered a refill, and we sat with dirty plates for way too long with way too many chances for someone to take it away. It could have been an off night, but it definitely was not worth the price point this time around.
Ordered sea bass. Was a little cold. Fish tasted undercooked.