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Sambuca

#109 of 1,745 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Found a Diamond

We didn't know what to expect when our daughter made reservations at Sambuca. We were so, so surprised! The food, the atmosphere, the music was all AWESOME! This place is a diamond among many gems. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Sheila H
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Highland Lake County, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Highland Lake County, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We didn't know what to expect when our daughter made reservations at Sambuca. We were so, so surprised! The food, the atmosphere, the music was all AWESOME! This place is a diamond among many gems. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

After a lengthy, cool tour Vanderbilt, we needed a night that would warm us up. Sambuca did the trick. We got reservations (same day) and had a great dinner and listened to the Chris Weaver Band-a fun and memorable evening!

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Norcross, GA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a nice clean place, with room to move around and good seating options for either dinner or drinks and appetizers. We tried the pizza and crab dip which were great, and the band which did a lot of Motown and some oldies and current music as well was absolutely fantastic.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Came by for lunch and not impressed with their food. Have been in the area at night and have loved the bar and music scene- feel this fits the place best. Would not recommend this place for a high priced meal when there are so many other restaurants in the city.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I took two ladies from Taiwan here for dinner and to hear the live music. They loved it! The food was very good and the server was very patient with their questions. It was a perfect mix of good food and good music!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place was exceptional! The appetizers, drinks, and entrees were fabulous. This paired with great live music and excellent service made a perfect evening!

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We had an area dinner here while in town for a business meeting. We were in the private upstairs room. Great street views, music not too loud for conversation & the food was fab! What more could one want? I can't comment on prices, as it was a fixed pre-planned meal, so we didn't see the pricing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Ate here on NYE. Service was slow and steak was very undercooked. We were headed downtown to another event and didn't have time for re-cooking. Comped some drinks but very disappointed as food reputation was good. Very disappointed!

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Sevierville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was looking forward to this visit but unfortunately wasn't highly impressed. The selection of main courses is limited and very overpriced for what you get. Atmosphere is very lovely, minus all the tvs in the bar area. This type of restaurant probably should not have tvs. The food was plated very nicely. Unfortunately I don't think the server knew... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food was GREAT!!! As a self proclaimed food specialist for me to say that a restaurant was great means it exceeded my expectations and this place did it. Maybe it was my waiter who always seem to pop up when we needed him or the Ginger Marks cocktail that was out of this world (if you like ginger) but... 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 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?