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Downtown Nashville
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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (near 12th & Demonbreum)
+1 615-248-2888
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband had the best steak ever at this restaurant. I had Scampi which was wonderful. We also had the crab dip appetizer which amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant downtown for a great night out with live music as well.

Thank 295red
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late dinner while vacationing in Nashville. The place was hopping and everyone was having a good time. There was a band playing some classic jazzy melodies. Our food was excellent. I had the Range Chicken and my wife had a steak. It's a local trendy restaurant with outdoor seating if interested. Great ambiance!

Thank Dennis H
Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation booked but still had to wait to be seated, once seated and the menus were given to us, we then waited 30mins until someone came to take our order, only to be told most of the dishes were no longer available which left us with about 2 choices for a main course (this could have been... More 

Thank Carol M
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sambuca is a great place in the Gulch for dinner and dancing. The best part about it is the danceable live music and large dance floor. Food is just okay, and a bit pricey for what it is.

Thank Kevin F
Norfolk, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought our meals and service were great and loved the live music. The area we were sitting in was very cooled and the waitress and manager worked to figure out what thermostat needed to be adjusted to stop the cold area from blowing. Some places would just apologize, but not correct it. Nice touch!

Thank VATraveler1213
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on first Sunday night in May with my sister. Had a reservation but still had to wait to be seated. When we were we were handed a menu. 30 minutes later someone comes to take an order. When I go to place order he tells me that there's a lot of things not available on the menu -... More 

Thank Pequenamujer
Bristol, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every bite was delicious as the house band played hits of the 80s and 90s. One of the better evenings I've had in a while.

Thank DrC_Crystal
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal (try the tuna poke). Calamari was just ok but the blackened snapper was delicious. They definitely had large portions so splitting is a good idea. Good bottle wine list. Live music every night with plenty of room to dance! ALL of the employees were super nice especially Martin and Allison. The only strange thing was that... More 

Thank EinDC65
San Marcos, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I recently spent a weekend in Nashville and this was a great spot! Very good food (we had a variety of dishes), very good service, and a fantastic band to listen to!

Thank Martha G
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to go to in Nashville! I come here all the time with my wife. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is cozy and the servers are very nice. Our favorite band to listen to is Nikki and The Cosmic Collective-great jazz group.

Thank JennyWarner719

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$35 - $45
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-2888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?