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Sambuca

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Downtown Nashville
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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (near 12th & Demonbreum)
The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
(615) 248-2888
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun place with great music and good food

We visited on a college trip to Vanderbilt, and met some new friends. The food was good and the ambience was fun and eremitic. Good cocktails and service from Tyler were also a plus. We will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went here with a bigger group and really loved the environment. The live music makes it a great experience for friends from out of town. The cajun themed menu also adds to the ambiance. The food I had was just ok though. We had amazing mozzarella and prosciutto beignets to start, but my lobster and shrimp empanadas were not great.... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited on a college trip to Vanderbilt, and met some new friends. The food was good and the ambience was fun and eremitic. Good cocktails and service from Tyler were also a plus. We will be back

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Jeffersonville, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on a weekend getaway to Nashville. We met the manager of the restaurant at the church we visited and decided to give it a try. This place has a WOW factor that is off the charts when it comes to the food! We began with the Buca Beignets, followed with the Miso Sea Bass for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went this past weekend with a group of ten for a bachelorette party. The band was not necessarily what we were expecting in a country town, but still enjoyable. The ambiance is very dark. The food was amazing-we ordered many different items from the menu and loved them all. Our waiter, Tyler, was awesome. He paid special attention to our... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Go to Sambuca for the ambiance. The live music during dinner is great, but you can't necessarily see the performers from every seat at your table. This was one of the most expensive meals I had in Nashville, but I found the food to be mediocre and very expensive. I came with a large group and waitstafff were very friendly... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed the bustling Gultch neighborhood. Our waiter was excellent and the food was tremendous. By sitting outside, we missed the music inside, but wanted to be able to converse easily.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food and service were ok. I was expecting better food. At times, the service was borderline rude. They seemed more interested in flipping tables than for the people present to have a nice time. The music was good, but since I was in Nashville, I could go any where for that.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Extensive delicious brunch, live music , large dining area with fun artistic ambience. I've eaten here many times with different people , each time a nice experience

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Louisville, KY
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Live music, great food and really good service! We very much enjoyed our experience at Sambuca! We made an 8:00 pm reservation on Open Table and we arrived at 7:15 and our table was ready.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nothing to dislike there! I had a special of grilled snapper on a bed of spinach and wild rice with crab meat and shrimp - delicious! My wife went for smaller portions tapas style of grilled beets and duck breast and liked it too (and she is not easy to please!). Live music was a band of three guys (two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
    (near 12th & Demonbreum)
  • Public Transportation: The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 248-2888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 to 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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