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601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4040 (near 12th & Demonbreum)
(615) 248-2888
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there with my wife for a drink before dinner. This is probably "the place to be" later at night. It caters to a younger crowd so it has a great big bar area (inside and outside) an outstanding drink menu, lots of live music and a dance floor. So you go here to have fun. Lots of fun.... More 

Thank Mark B
Syosset, New York
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170 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a really fun night with great food you have to go to Sambuca. The menu will satisfy everyone and the music is a bonus. It's a great place with a great vibe. Our hotel recommended Sambuca before any other restaurant when we told them we were from New York and loved to eat. They sent us... More 

Thank MissS85
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a bachelorette party of 10, we had dinner here our first night in town. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. (The Buca Beignets melt in the mouth!) We were sat right next to the stage and the live entertainment really heightened our experience.

Thank juleebug
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant rules. First of all, their food is amazing and definitely worth the price. Second, the atmosphere is great. The lighting is soothing and romantic, and the bar has a great setup for the live music they showcase every night. And finally, I experienced the best service I have ever had at a restaurant. Not only was our primary... More 

Thank Kelly S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Low lights, great music that was the perfect volume to be able to enjoy your company while also enjoying the band. The food was so good! Our table had ribeye steaks, fillet, and scallops and let me tell you EVERYTHING was excellent! Service--excellent Food---excellent Atmosphere---excellent Entertainment---excellent

Thank TaraNorman Q
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dark, cozy ambiance...exactly what I would expect for dinner with music. The wait staff was excellent...very knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful beyond his duties (gave us suggestions/hints about local attractions). I followed his dinner suggestion and had the Miso Sea Bass, which was excellent. Grant Garland performed, and he now has a new follower! Very soulful voice...bluesy tone. A perfect pair,... More 

Thank Andrea S
Miami Beach, Florida
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice work lunch. Food was very tasty and service was good. Place was empty I hear there is great music there on the weekends. I'll have to check it out

Thank hotelguy2727
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went on a Monday evening early around 6pm which was in their happy hours. The deals were fantastic and we absolutely loved the hummus, beet, and samosa appetizers! We had the margarita pizza with marinara and pepperoni and thought it was the best pizza we had ever had. DEFINITLY recommend SAMBUCA!

Thank Mike W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is one of those place that used to be really cool in its day but is worn out and washed up. The food was "ok" but not worth the $200 bill we paid. The dining chairs were tattered and torn. The biggest thing that stuck out was the terrible service. When I asked about he wine I... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with a group of 12 girls for a bachelorette party dinner. Our service was fabulous and so was the food! My friend got the filet and she said it was one of the best filets she has ever had (that is saying a lot since she is from Nebraska). I enjoyed several tapas that were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 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)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 248-2888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?