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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 248-2888
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Ranked #114 of 1,699 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
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
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 19th anniversary at the restaurant upstairs overlooking the band. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed our steak dinner. The music was very professional and the atmosphere reminded us of a Vegas venue.

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here with a group of ten. The atmosphere was great. Live band playing was very good. The room is ather dark, but not so bad you need a flashlight. Everything arrived as ordered in a quick, timely manner. The blackened red snapper was fabulous. Everyone else seemed to love their dishes as well. Some of the small plates... More

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London, Kentucky
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had dinner here with a large group last night. Great ambiance/music. The food was really good, other than one issue with a steak not being cooked to perfection which was corrected. The only complaint would be the slow service, like extremely slow. By the time our entrees arrived, we were ready to leave and one person did not receive his... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Our last night in Nashville we wanted to listen to music and have good food and decent wine. Our diets are not suitable for typically Southern eateries. At Sambuca we were able to eat healthy seafood and vegan meals. Our server was helpful guiding us. We were delaited to Dom Perignon with our meal. The jazz band playing that evening... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

came across Sambuca while walking around the gulch and decided to venture in for dinner, really good service although a little dark had to use light on phone to be able to read the menu, food was very tasty and the place had a good atmosphere

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Took a friend out tonight and sat in bar area for quite some time waiting for service. Went back to host stand to ask if we had service in area where we sat. Then we waited feeling invisible. Our server finally acknowledged us when I got up again to go get our drinks at the bar. She saw us before... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dinner for 4 was really nice. We had the shrimp and crab dip that arrived bubbling hot and tasted great. The Margarita Shrimp was so good and served on rice with grilled veggies, Salmon Oscar was eaten by two of us and was phenomenal, and last the Filet was cooked perfectly and so tasty. We did have some sides...mac n... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Sambuca, had reservations for 7pm. We arrived a little early, so we had a glass of wine at the bar. Bartender service was great, very knowledgeble of the wine menu. Got seathed in main dining area where there was a classic rock cover band. Not really my type of music, but the band was very good. Our waiter... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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