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Downtown Nashville
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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (near 12th & Demonbreum)
+1 615-248-2888
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were drawn in by a sign on the sidewalk in front of the place. Very nice friendly service by David. Excellent food. Not very expensive at all. Would eat here again. It was perfect

Thank MTMx2
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed with our meal tonight at Sambuca. Rachel did not provide good service for our meal. The restaurant was not very busy, but She went missing for long periods and other wait staff had to serve us in her absence. At one point half way through my steak she realized that she forgot the steak knife. She... More 

Thank MGTX55
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience of this restaurant is mixed. We had been advised to visit Sambuca to enjoy the food and fine music and whilst the food was really very good indeed the music was very disappointing. We arrived early after enjoying the walk out to 12th Ave as an area away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway and were seated... More 

Thank 362graemes
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the couches just outside the dinning area and had a full meal with martinis and a bottle of wine while listening to awesome jazz. We had the a BEST night! Fabulous ambience, our fav wine and talented musicians. Can't be beat!!!

Thank Matty5801
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Caesar salad, lobster enchiladas and dessert sampler. More food than I could possibly eat! Staff was attentive and the live music was wonderful. Personalized place menus were a nice touch.

Thank OKCTraveler2012
Memphis, Tennessee
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made the reservation for two about a month in advance. Upon arriving on time, we were told about 2 other parties had to be seated and we would receive a text when our table was ready. We went to the bar and ordered a cocktail. Upon receiving the cocktail, we received the text our table was ready. We were... More 

Thank LiveLaughLoveT_08
Burlington, Canada
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438 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here at 9:00 on a Monday after 12 hours in the car, and even though the kitchen was closing in 30 minutes, the staff got us in and seated and fed. The food was good, and quick! The live music was a bonus and they were good. I like the decor and the acoustics were good for live... More 

Thank SLT1962
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sambuca has great ambiance inside and out, great wine list, and the food is exceptional. Always a relaxed and elegant place to enjoy a romantic meal.

Thank musictraveler2016
Morristown, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sambuca came highly recommended by the bartenders at Tequila Cowboy for a classy last night in Nashville after doing bar hopping all week, and we are so glad we took their recommendation. They seated us at a nice little round booth in the corner, giving us the privacy to have a conversation but also hear the music. I wish I... More 

Thank zemelb
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Just planned on going to dinner and to our surprise there was an amazing band playing beautiful dinner music! Perfect venue for Music city! The lobster tempura was delish and the huge ribeye a did not disappoint! The sides of string beans and potato tots were a perfect compliment! The sticky taffy bread pudding was Devine! I had... More 

Thank Lisa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-2888

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