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601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040
+1 615-248-2888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Celebrated birthday here. Neat setting with live music and views. Food quality was excellent and service was great. Entire group enjoyed the experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three siblings and their spouses dined here on New Years Eve at the second seating at 9:30. We sat on the top level and had a lovely view of the Gulch from the expansive windows. We ordered from the premium menu. Two of us ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Indians65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great but the service was even better. Jesse was our server and he was amazing! Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jess_pace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of 6 of us ate there January 30 - very pleased! Loved the live entertainment - not too loud, could still visit, but loved the songs. Had the sea bass and was very happy with the preparation! Nice ambiance....Would go back in a heartbeat!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WLM1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night with friends who had been here before. My wife and I found the food to be average to awful. I had the sea bass (only one) and found it tasty BUT was up all night with severe intestinal issues, and would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jk126472017
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

From the waitress, Amanda, to the food, to the coffee bar, to the music-superb in every way! The shrimp & crab bisque, red snapper, berry cobbler, and mocha were all excellent! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend by my brother who travels to Nashville a lot. Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. They had top notch entertainment so our waiter let us relax with cocktails and then after the wonderful crab dip we we allowed to have another drink and enjoy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Snoopbo
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite meals while visiting Nashville!! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GMC1230
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The service here is hands down the best around! My sister was in town for her birthday she wanted love music and good food! Our server Emerson nailed all his suggestions! From the drinks to appetizers, main course and the dessert which was priceless! Hands...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tsmithboys
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I was so disappointed in Sambuca this trip. I’ve been several times before and enjoyed it. However, this time was awful. Our waiter, while nice, seemed like he was yelling at us and called my parents “brother” - my mom was uncomfortable. The drinks were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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