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Sambuca

#105 of 1,762 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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    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
Wedding

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing.. I went here for a wedding, the staff was friendly. I would love to go back for dinner .

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
DMO68
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Trenton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trenton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing.. I went here for a wedding, the staff was friendly. I would love to go back for dinner .

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had reservations for 8:15pm, we were promptly seated and our service was excellent. My drink was never empty never had to ask for anything service was what you'd expect for 35.00 entrees. Now I ordered the ribeye steak with Au gratin potatoes, my wife ordered salmon Oscar, we had the chicken somosas as an app. The app was delicious... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We met another couple here and all had a great time and great food. The live band rocked and helped create a great atmosphere. The dinning room is dimly lit and has an upscale feel. We sat at a cool circular / private type booth. Stuffed beignets (with mozzarella and proscuito) were fantastic! We shared the Misto Sea Bass and... More 

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Grand Island NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hit Nashville with 2 friends on a "guy trip". We stayed in the Gulch area. Which appears to be evolving in the place to be in Nashville. I could see Sambuca from the balcony of our condo and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We sat on the patio so I cannot comment on the live... More 

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Solvang, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had dinner here based on earlier reviews and we were not disappointed. It was mid week and the restaurant unfortunately was not busy. The three piece band was so professional and good that it was ashame that they did not have a bigger audience. The food was fantastic. If we lived in Nashville we would be making the restaurant... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our dinner here was excellent! Really good food, great atmosphere and terrific service (thanks Jordan!) Jordan was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes and was able to answer all of our questions. The entertainment was awesome as well. They even played requests! We got there late and were there after their dinner hours ended but we didn't feel rushed... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a fantastic spot! Lovely ambiance, excellent food and great entertainment. My favorite, the Buca Beignets, stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto, delicious. Tiffany Johnson and Soul Confident were very entertaining. What a wonderful way to spend an evening. And our waitress was fantastic!

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Edison, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We enjoyed cocktails and small plates here one evening. We arrived just after they opened for the evening so the music was not yet playing, but we still found the restaurant to have a romantic feel. We chose 5 small plates to share and everything we had was terrific.

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Edwardsville, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Walked in to a very unique space, with friendly and helpful wait staff. We had a large group, and all were taken care of with ease. My salmon was perfectly prepared, and all food came out together and warm! Definitely for a special night out, not a casual dinner.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome food, nice ambiance and excellent staff. Live music was fantastic. It was my birthday and we went as a group (8 girls). Loved the complimentary desert and felt very special when a song was dedicated on my name. P.S. Vegetarian friendly. Has many great choices.

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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, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene
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?