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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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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    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
Tasty Gyro

We were in the area and saw that they served lunch. The lamb gyro was wonderful, the meat was moist and tasty. The salads were fresh and good as well. The menu offerings were plentiful. They have live music at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AnnaB1952
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Roswell, Georgia
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Alexander City, Alabama
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great band playing. Waiter that gave great suggestions for our first time here. Wonderful meal and atmosphere. Will go back again.

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Thank Shellylynnj
Roswell, Georgia
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227 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area and saw that they served lunch. The lamb gyro was wonderful, the meat was moist and tasty. The salads were fresh and good as well. The menu offerings were plentiful. They have live music at night.

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Thank AnnaB1952
Louisville, Kentucky
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273 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sambuca looks like a Las Vegas lounge transferred to the down to earth town of Nashville. It is the epitome of incongruity. As we are not particularly enamored with Country or Blue Grass, the opportunity to listen to Stephanie Adlington, an accomplished jazz crooner, was exciting. Entering into the bordello like ambiance of Sambuca was odd, but great seating was... More 

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Thank enofile1
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

We would like to talk with you about your experience at Sambuca. Please call our General Manager Jonathan Barnes @615-248-2888. More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

They made vegetable lasagna taste amazing. I can only imagine everything else tastes fantastic. Everyone was happy with their grub and the live entertainment was of a good quality. Nice atmosphere. Good area to hang out.

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Thank LanceSword
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Hi Lance, We are thrilled you had a good time & everyone liked their grub! Looking forward to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

Mount Juliet
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to dinner a few weeks ago to celebrate a birthday and we had a blast. Between our table, we had the sea scallops, miso sea bass and steaks and everything was delicious.

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Thank Alicia F
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Hi Alicia, It makes my day to read reviews like yours. Thrilled you had a good time & enjoyed your food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! More 

Kentucky
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Food and service were both wonderful right down to the desert! The band that night was Matt McAtee and they were also very good. Definitely recommend Sambucas.

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Thank NatureloverKentucky
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Dear Naturelover Kentucky, Thanks for the good review & we are thrilled you had a good time & enjoyed the food. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for celebrating with friends. Had several bottles of wine and many shared tapas. Enjoyed both sets of great jazz music. Really classy, elegant, delicious, and fun. Would also be a great romantic spot for couples. Transporting.

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Thank thf077
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

Thrilled you had a" Big Night Out "with us & hope next time you are in Nashville you will stop by to see us again. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We visited Sambuca on a Friday night for a birthday party. The location and ambiance of the restaurant was nice. We were immediately greeted and offered to have our coats hung while we dined. We proceeded to our table to find two fabulous throne style seats at the heads of the table. We started the evening with appetizers and drinks.... More 

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Thank txnikster
DawnTN, Public Relations Manager at Sambuca, responded to this review

We would like to talk to you about your "Underwhelmed "meal . Can you please call our Management team @ 615-248-2888. Ask for our manager please. More 

Illinois
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Sambuca offers a warming inviting atmosphere, nice bar area, good food and a friendly staff. Stop in and enjoy

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Thank TJCLARK
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a great business dinner at Sambuca. Excellent service, wonderful food and great drinks. Also a good atmosphere with live music and some amazing desserts.

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Thank LoisGriffin75

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?