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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 248-2888
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Ranked #97 of 1,705 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
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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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
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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Needed something not fried, and different from Broadway. Found Sambuca on interent and looked cool with a menu that offered a good selection. got there and realized it was a neat area and was a "cool" restaurant. Patio looked great but weather wasn't accomdating that. Sat at a table close to stage. Food was excellent for the price. Janet (Jeanette)... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went to check out the Gulch area of Nashville and were pleasantly surprised! We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. We were seated upstairs in their patio area and could still hear the live music. Our server was new and had difficulty opening our wine bottle but her service was attentive and our food was served in a timely manner.... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The service was very good...I was there with 20 or so people and we ordered from a pre-selected menu. The food was good, but I wouldn't say exceptional. the decor...well the place needs a facelift for sure. The music was quite good and the musicians welcoming...probably more intimate because of the Sunday night time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I recently joined a group for dinner at Sambuca Restaurant on 12th Ave. S. in Nashville's popular Gulch district. It was our first experience at Sambuca and we were not disappointed. We both had a tasty spinach salad followed by a main course: mine was a filet mignon and hers was salmon. Both were certainly good, although... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

BEST place in Nashville! The atmosphere, the food and the service worth every penny. A little expensive but a great place for a date night... And with valet parking!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nashville was a special stop on our cross country road trip so we treated ourselves to a good hotel and wanted a meal to match. Sambuca's is well worth the slightly pricey menu. We opted for the Miso Sea Bass ($34) and the Magarita Shrimp ($24 x 2) and were not disappointed. Including salad starters, pre dinner drinks and a... More

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Gallatin, TN
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went here for the first time as a date night tonight and the experience was wonderful. We were seated right in front of the band, and while it was a bit loud, it was still fun to be so near the stage. The live band, The Dean Martinis, played 2 sets while we ate and sounded quite good, even... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I took a few clients for dinner. The quality of the food was exceptional as was the service. The filet was so tender no knife was need. The Sea Bass was one of the better cooked sea bassinet if the guest said he had ever had. No one rushed us out after we eat & we enjoined a great up... More

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South Bend, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The restaurant had very good food and service. The band was good, but quite loud. Ask for a table nearer the entrance if you want to have a conversation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visiting this weekend from Atlanta. Found this restaurant through a simple Google search. Excellent service by Jessica...friendly, informative & went that extra mile to make sure our evening was perfect. The food....wow. I had the salmon & my husband had the filet ...impeccable. perfectly prepared. I highly recommend this place..the atmosphere is dim lit..live low key music ...just an awesome... More

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Additional Information about Sambuca

Address: 601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: (615) 248-2888
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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