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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
+1 615-248-2888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the most wonderful experience while in Nashville at Sambuca! We were a fairly large group but the waiters were very attentive & service was excellent. Our drinks were perfect & the appetizers were perfect!! Our meals were great & I have no complaints...More

Thank cdtracing
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a friend, but I honestly can’t say I’d highly recommend it to anyone else. The atmosphere was nice. Smooth jazz was performed by a live band. Service was very good. But the food menu was only two pages....More

Thank MLTraveler23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with large group and had a set menu to choose from. In was excited about atmosphere. Love music and cute vibe in restaurant. Staff was very nice and on top of drink orders . I was disappointed with the food from beginning to...More

Thank reneelac
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in the Gulch. Have fun and dress up, this is the perfect place to wear a cocktail dress for ladies and dinner jacket for gentlemen. There's also a band and a (very) small dance floor. But that's just the beginning. The host and...More

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, went here to see a great blues band playing, really good! Decided to stay and eat. Food was decent, but almost threw up when I noticed some creepy couple right in front of us not just making out but rather hands down pants, etc....More

Thank KSpiers_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted by the friendly host and had a great table to enjoy the fine food and fun Latin music: our server Debbie, was so helpful and attentive. The best bruschetta ever, with their very own balsamic, a must place to visit;

Thank jinksy33
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have procrastinated in writing this review, because there is so much I want to share. First of all, the music. I realized 5 minutes after the band started how much I miss living in Nashville. I was ready to scrap my plans for getting...More

Thank Paula E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8:30 p.m. reservation was delayed due to large parties who had long completed their meal but just sat there on their cell phones. Fortunately the manager eventually found us another table and the great live music made it worth the wait. The wait staff...More

Thank LauraSVirginia_USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for our anniversary dinner .This was the 1 st time we had been Atmosphere was nice romantic and elegant.My husband had the Salmon Oscar which he loved and the sticky bread pudding for dessert which both where fantastic. I had the Sea Bass...More

Thank 248ctaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I were out to celebrate a birthday & this was a perfect place! The upstairs bar was great! Had a wonderful view of the stage & the band was so good! Aaron was our bartender & he gave us all great suggestions...More

Thank ClearBlueSky11
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Lisa K
7 November 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.
6 June 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.
5 February 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
US$18 - US$50
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 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 - 12:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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