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Sambuca

601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 248-2888
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Ranked #95 of 1,704 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $45
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
Cross street: near 12th & Demonbreum
Transit: The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to sambuca for a girls night, there were probably 10 of us. We were seated right away, as we had reservations. I can't say anything bad about our experience but it was also nothing special. Our waiter seemed annoyed...I get it a bunch of 30ish girls out for the night, in my opinion that COULD make for a... More

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Billings, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My daughter, who is from the area, and I had made 6:15 dinner reservations but decided we were hungry early and thought we would swing by to see if we could get a table earlier. The outside of Sambuca's is clean and there are quite a few outside patio tables, however the evening was particularly hot and muggy so we... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Skip this place. Couldn't hear ourselves talk while the band was playing. We had a pizza that was not good. A tater tot that was no better than Orida's. All food was delivered cold. Friends told us we ordered the wrong thing. If all your food can't be excellent keep it off the menu.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this choice couldn't have been a better one. With our reservation they had set aside a table with a perfect view of the band in a more romantic area of the restaurant without us even requesting this. The service was phenomenal and the food was even better. I highly recommend the... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Not "Nashville" - like at all. Not a laid back country spot. More of an upscale, trendy feel. But a nice break from the typical action. There was fun live music on a Friday night. Food was not spectacular but it was good. Servings were incredibly generous (i.e. huge loaves of bread, huge olive oil dipping sauce, huge... More

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marlatravelsfar
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We love the live music! It's true talented folks up there! And the food/cocktails are lovely! Nothing is iffy about this spot, atmosphere is amazing! This is a must do if you are in Nashville! We love it there!!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went here with my family, we were served by the lovely Megan. We explained we were on vacation and without us asking Megan wrote down a list of places to shop, eat and party. Very friendly. Service may have been a little too fast but great food and atmosphere. Would recommend! Great first impression of Nashville!

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Nashville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ordered the crab dip app and did not care for it... The sea bass and filet are good but not good enough to justify the high price $34.... The patio setting was very nice and located in Nashville new hip spot ...

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South Hill VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Elegant dining for sure. Super atmosphere, and beautifully decorated. Upstairs had a lovely view. Food was excellent!

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In Nashville recently with my husband to visit our son who lives there, we went out for dinner at his recommendation to Sambuca. Nashville is "music city" and we went there espcially for the music. It was a Tuesday and there was a great vocalist named Rachel Pearl, who would be a headliner in most cities and must have a... More

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