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601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040
+1 615-248-2888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sea bass” (24 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“red snapper” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were six in our party including a 12-year-old 14-year-old and a vegetarian. The atmosphere was very elegant yet comfortable. There was smooth jazz since it was a Sunday night. The music was the perfect accompaniment to the amazing dinner. Our waiter whose name was...More

Thank Tami P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Nashville for the music festival and we booked this restaurant for the live music. Other than the honky tonks down town there are not many restaurants with live music in Music City. We lucked out with Wes as our...More

Thank TheTravelBuoys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for an early dinner on a Wednesday. We had sea bass and redfish. Both entrees were very good and dishes were large. We had sticky bread pudding and it was good. Service was top notch. Music was entertaining and not too loud....More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after reading their description online for a fun rooftop bar with a view of the skyline. This is absolutely not what we experienced. Rooftop bar was blocked by buildings, inside was very dark and not big group friendly. The only table we...More

Thank Jwalk777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a large group so to be fair, that can delay things. But there was also a set menu so it shouldn’t have taken an hour to get soup and salad. The squid ink fettuccine was fantastic (scallops phenomenal). I would come back...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 girls visited for a late lunch on the weekend and had a great time! We were served outside on the beautiful patio by a young man and he was funny and very polite. We had great good, drinks and service the entire time we...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations at 5. We were seated in the bar area for about 15 min before we were actually seated for dinner. Cocktails were good. Food was really good.. but not the best in Nashville by far. Service was quite slow at first but...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday. The food was good but the service wasn’t great, it got better as the night went on but the wait staff couldn’t handle the crowd. We didn’t have menus for like 10 minutes and then we finally...More

Thank 633kristenm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a friends wedding rehearsal dinner. Nice venue. Just off a busy restaurant and bar but the outside activity never interfered with our celebration. The space was modern and comfortable. The food was superb. I had filet mignon which was cooked perfectly (something that is...More

Thank kvhak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal was delicious, nothing outrageously good, but good none the less. However, the service was just incredible - the host, the server, the runner - all amazing. We stopped in for brunch, the mimosa are worth every penny and the meal was exactly what...More

Thank Kristin T
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Lisa K
November 6, 2016|
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Response from nana112016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. My husband and I were there only once as we were visiting a son who lives nearby. We were not happy that they seated us in a high table in the bar area. Fortunately we didn't fall off the chairs.
June 5, 2016|
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Response from LanceSword | Reviewed this property |
I think the usual Shirt and Shoe policy probably applies (could check). Dressing like Johnny Cash would be cool - but not required.
February 4, 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall there being a gluten free option on the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $50
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040
    (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
  • E-mail
Dine. Dance. Entertain. Sambuca, Nashville's only rockin' restaurant, features a savory new American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Entertaining is our specialty! Let us host your corporate event, luncheon, business holiday party, rehearsal dinner or networking happy hour. Sambuca is the ultimate host for Nashville parties and events, with a side of live music. Sambuca is now open for Brunch Saturdays and Sundays!
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