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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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4:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 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
Nice time

The food was the usual upscale affair. The band this evening was fun and energetic. Our waitress was great. The upstairs longe reverberate noise like a 55 gallon can. Otherwise it is a wonderful experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
TJ M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was the usual upscale affair. The band this evening was fun and energetic. Our waitress was great. The upstairs longe reverberate noise like a 55 gallon can. Otherwise it is a wonderful experience

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped in before heading to another venue and decided not to leave. We had Kyle as a bartender and he never steered us wrong, the food and drinks were amazing with a great bluesy band playing on stage. A++ Sunday evening in Nashville. I would recommend them to anyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the best restaurant I've ever been too, our waiter was great, food was excellent, atmosphere perfect, why can't they have a place like this in Chicago. Sam R

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My (awesome) job hosted our annual Holiday (Christmas) party here this year. The space is nice, but not amazing. The service was alright. And the food was.... blah at best. Unfortunately this just isn't the place I would recommend or spend my time. I got a three course meal - started with a crab bisque - the cream wasn't cooked... More 

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Liberty, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We live east of Nashville and had an unexpected trip into the city. Luckily, I thought of this place I had heard about from friends on Facebook. We didn't have any trouble getting a table, I guess since it was a Thursday. The first thing I noticed was it was dark, but it wasn't that difficult to adjust. The music... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I loved this place. The service, ambiance, and food were all wonderful. Our waitress was very friendly, offered great recommendations on food and drink. We ordered the shrimp and crab dip for an appetizer, my husband got the ribeye, and I got the scallops. All three dishes were really good, if you get a small plate/appetizer, get... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wow.. how can I describe this place... fun, friendly, feel-at-home, good food. I was there on a contract, so I was at that place on business but I had to interact with pretty much all the staff, from the Chef to the GM and what a great experience. The front desk personal is simply amazing and friendly, the waiters, everyone.... 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 to $45
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?