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Sambuca

601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 248-2888
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Ranked #82 of 1,698 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is an experience. Great food, drinks, and music. The music make the food and drinks taste even better. Highly recommend. Tip, make reservations!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Friends invited us to meet them at Sambuca in the Gulch and I was excited as we'd never been. The restaurant has a beautiful patio outside and we sat on an interior porch with a great view, so my husband and I were thinking this was going to be a great experience. Then the food started arriving. . .the calamari... More

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Indianapolis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to lunch at Sambuca after reading the recommendation from Gary Allen in a Nashville guest book in our hotel room. Our server Audrey made our experience great!! She definitely loves her job and it shows. She found out we were in town celebrating our anniversary and brought us a delicious dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went here with 7 friends while in town for a girls weekend, and we all loved it, which is really saying something when you can please 7 women with various diet restrictions! Cocktails were as tasty as the food, and we all enjoyed various appetizers and entrees, and would strongly recommend the seafood. While we were enjoying our meal, there... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ate here our first night in town. My husband and I split the lobster enchiladas and they were really good! The fire roasted veggies were great and so were the au gratin potatoes. The atmosphere was awesome and so was the live band. I will say though that our server, Lindsay, is what really made our experience perfect!! Next... More

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Clitheroe, Lancashire
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As part of our Southern States Road Trip (Charleston SC - New Orleans LA) we had tried without success (like most people I met) to get into The Bluebird, and were directed here by Mike, our informative cab driver. Having walked down Broadway in the afternoon, we didnt fancy our chances of a quality dining experience with live music. "The... More

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Toluca, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went out for dinner with some coworkers. Outside tables allows you to enjoy great Nashville weather after a hard days work. It impress me the variety in the menu, that is designed to please all. Server was helpful, food was good and at reasonable prices.

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Out with friends while attending a conference in Nashville and chose Sambuca based on a recommendation from the hotel concierge. Man, was he on target. Great menu, decent bar and the best house band I've ever heard. Covered everything from Prince to George Jones to Motown to Robin Thicke and did a great job with them all

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Galesburg, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The ambiance was terrific. Entertainment, great booths allowing for privacy and a nice variety in food choices. Our server was attentive and fun also.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant has all types of seating to accommodate any party of people! With entertainment or not......the restaurant is great! Atmosphere is laid back but classic, service is excellent without being overbearing, and 66 seats outside is a good choice! Appetizer portions are more than enough for most people and the entree sizes are exceptional. I recommend any of the... More

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