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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
(615) 248-2888
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Ranked #68 of 1,672 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Bristow, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Disclaimer: I didn't order dinner here. I did try the bruschetta - it was yummy and very fresh. I came with a group of friends and our group of 8 was seated quickly. We had a friendly waitress that was relatively attentive (although it did take a while to bring our drinks and it wasn't that crowded). Everything was fine,... More

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Louisville, tn
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We used Sambuca for a large rehearsal dinner this weekend and couldn't be more pleased! The food and service were perfect and everyone had an incredible time. They were so easy to work with and so accommodating from start to finish! Thanks to everyone there that made our evening perfect!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Perfect date night , live music, and the food is delicious . Lobster enchiladas were perfectly seasoned and cooked to a light crispness . Filet with gorganzala sauce was scrumptious. We chose a side of macaroni and cheese on the rec of the server and it was THE best !!

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Cleveland, TN
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Attended a business recognition dinner in the upstairs room at Sambuca and was extremely impressed with the efficiency of the staff in serving a sizeable group in such efficient passion. Excellent food reports from all with whom I was sitting and dishes included filets, sea bass, and a chicken preparation.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I went out to Sambuca with a large group of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. We were seated in the "Sky lounge" which was impressive! We went on Saturday evening and our service was great, the food was incredible, and the drinks were tasty. Expect to spend money, but know you will leave happy! I ordered the Champagne Chicken and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations at Sambuca after trolling the web for menus. There are a lot of reviews that say this place is expensive, but I did not find it to be very expensive at all for the quality offered. About 10 of us traveled to Nashville for my wife's 30th birthday. Everyone ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I am the owner of The Big Bungalow B&B in Nashville. We are a foodie town these days and extremely busy. I have found Sambuca to be an excellent choice for my guests. The manager and staff is always so helpful to me and my guests and make sure that I am appreciated for sending folks their way. The food... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were staying in the "Gulch" area and had heard about Sambuca. Maybe too many others had as well. Quite the crowds and crowded all around. We enjoyed the live music and chatted with the musicians. We ate some of the "edgy" food and it was very good, but service was a bit overwhelmed and getting around the tables was... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

One of the better meals I have had. Everything was good from appetizers to desert. Beautiful restaurant with a live band. Pricey but more than worth it.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

excellent food, choices and service loved the band and the atmosphere- Our waiter was excellent in making entrée selections.

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