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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

4.6
4.6
3467 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Located in the heart of the very trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca is Nashville's only casually sophisticated restaurant with live music nightly and brunch Fri-Sun. Choose an intimate private booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Nashville comes to see-and-be-seen. Enjoy live music seven nights a week that is as diverse as the New American menu, from classic rock, Blues, sultry vocals, crooners, jazz, and top 40. Happy hours start at 4pm weekdays and feature 1/2 price adult beverages and chef bites.
Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon or networking happy hour? From 20-200 we cater to any size group. Contact our event department to book one of our private areas for your next party.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 248-2888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Reesor

  • Catering

    Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.

  • Private party facilities

    Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffani Reed: (855) 439-8954

  • Neighborhood

    Nashville

  • Cross street

    near 12th & Division

  • Parking details

    Valet Available Only during Dinner Services

  • Public transit

    The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)

  • Entertainment

    live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Nightly Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sambuca, Nashville’s only rockin’ restaurant in the Gulch, features an diverse American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Relax with a cocktail and chef snack at the bar, or enjoy date night with live music; on the weekends, we kick up the energy and feature a variety of cover or danceable bands. From classic rock, southern rock, pop & top 40 hits to high-energy dance bands, we have music variety to fit any listener's taste. Check out the calendar for nightly tunes.

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Grazing Board$14.75

    seasonal meat & cheese with fruits, nuts & crackers

    • Calamari Fritti$13.75

      amaretto-marinated, cherry peppers, marinara

      • Goat Cheese-Stuffed Artichokes$12.25

        baked, topped with balsamic-marinated tomatoes, served with toast points

        • Tuna Poke*$16.00

          ahi tuna tossed with ginger, avocado, sesame seeds & ponzu, with crisp wonton strips

          • Buca Beignets$9.50

            fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, jalapeño-basil, balsamic glazes

            • Shrimp & Crab Dip*$14.25

              poblano peppers in baked cheeses, tortilla chips

              • Bianca Flatbread$14.50

                fresh mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, crushed red pepper, white sauce

                • Bruschetta$8.75

                  balsamic-marinated tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic ciabatta bread

                  • Smoked Salmon*$12.50

                    in-house smoked salmon, dill crema, tomato-caper relish, with toast points

                    Salads & Soups

                    Chef-crafted Dressings Made In-house Daily

                    • Shrimp & Crab Bisque

                      • C$6.75
                      • B$9.00
                    • Tortilla Soup

                      • C$6.25
                      • B$8.50
                    • House$7.50

                      tomato, cucumber, red onion, crumbled feta, aged balsamic vinaigrette

                      • Caesar$7.75

                        with Parmesan & house-made garlic croutons

                        • Gorgonzola$7.75

                          field greens, caramelized walnuts, Gorgonzola dressing

                          • Baby Spinach$8.75

                            strawberries, baby portobello, bacon & red onions in raspberry poppyseed dressing

                            Pizzas

                            • Margherita$12.50

                              sauceless pie with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil & aged Parmesan cheese

                              • American Pie$13.50

                                Canadian bacon, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, Italian pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella

                                • Build Your Own$11.75

                                  Italian pizza sauce & fresh mozzarella included; Canadian bacon, pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, baby portobellos, bell peppers, artichokes, red onion, basil, Kalamata olives, spinach, tomatoes: $.50 each

                                  Entrées

                                  add house or Caesar salad | $5.25

                                  • Blackened Red Snapper Étouffée*$38.50

                                    shrimp, crab, sautéed spinach, dirty rice

                                    • Chili-Rubbed Jumbo Scallops*$32.25

                                      asparagus, risotto, smoked tomato cream sauce

                                      • Miso Sea Bass*$38.00

                                        jasmine rice, sautéed apples, bok choy

                                        • Shrimp & Crab Linguini$30.50

                                          white wine & garlic cream sauce, Parmesan, tomatoes, linguini

                                          • Filet*

                                            Gorgonzola walnut butter, asparagus, port wine bordelaise

                                            • 7oz$40.25
                                            • 10oz$48.50
                                          • Hickory-Smoked Prime Pork Chop*$29.50

                                            charred tomato sauce, prosciutto mac & cheese

                                            • Ribeye* - 16oz

                                              Certified Angus Beef®, green beans, dilled Havarti potato tots

                                              • 16oz$44.25
                                            • Flat Iron*$30.50

                                              au gratin potatoes, carrots, peppercorn sauce

                                              • Chicken Parmesan*$21.50

                                                lightly breaded with a side of linguini tossed with carrots, zucchini & squash

                                                • Salmon Oscar*$31.50

                                                  flame-grilled, with crab & dill-spiked hollandaise, asparagus

                                                  Sides

                                                  Each | $7.00 Choose any 3 | $16.25

                                                  • Asparagus

                                                    • Au Gratin Potatoes

                                                      • Roasted Glazed Carrots

                                                        • Sautéed Green Beans

                                                          • Dilled Havarti Potato Tots

                                                            Happy Endings

                                                            • Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding$8.75

                                                              bread pudding, toffee sauce, crispy candy cup, vanilla bean ice cream

                                                              • Decadent Chocolate Toffee Torte$8.75

                                                                with pieces of Heath® bar candy

                                                                • Cheesecake Sopapilla$8.75

                                                                  crispy cinnamon & sugar-coated pastry, cheesecake, caramel, vanilla bean ice cream

                                                                  • Mixed Berry Cobbler$8.75

                                                                    with vanilla bean ice cream & crisp streusel topping

                                                                    Grapes by the Glass

                                                                    • Lamberti Prosecco

                                                                      Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

                                                                      • Pighin Pinot Grigio

                                                                        Friuli, Italy

                                                                        • Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                          Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                                          • CK Mondavi Chardonnay

                                                                            Willow Springs, California

                                                                            • Matchbook Chardonnay

                                                                              Dunnigan Hills, California

                                                                              • Corvidae "Mirth" Unoaked Chardonnay

                                                                                Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                • Calera Pinot Noir

                                                                                  Central Coast, California

                                                                                  • CK Mondavi Merlot

                                                                                    Wildcreek Canyon

                                                                                    • Klinker Brick Zinfandel

                                                                                      Lodi, California

                                                                                      • Trapiche "Broquel" Malbec

                                                                                        Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                        • CK Mondavi Cabernet

                                                                                          Willow Springs, California

                                                                                          • Justin Cabernet

                                                                                            Paso Robles, California

                                                                                            • Austin Hope Cabernet

                                                                                              Paso Robles, California

                                                                                              Champagne & Sparkling

                                                                                              • Lamberti Prosecco

                                                                                                Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

                                                                                                • Le Grand Courtâge Brut

                                                                                                  Sparkling, Burgundy, France

                                                                                                  • Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label" Brut

                                                                                                    Champagne, Reims, France

                                                                                                    • Moet and Chandon, Dom Perignon

                                                                                                      Champagne, Epernay, France

                                                                                                      Rosé

                                                                                                      • AIX

                                                                                                        Provence, France

                                                                                                        • Miraval Provence, Provence, France

                                                                                                          Provence, France

                                                                                                          Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                          • Chasing Venus

                                                                                                            Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                                                                            • Duckhorn

                                                                                                              Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                              • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre

                                                                                                                Loire Valley, France

                                                                                                                Pinot Gris & Grigio

                                                                                                                • Pighin Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                  Friuli, Italy

                                                                                                                  • Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris

                                                                                                                    Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                                                    Chardonnay

                                                                                                                    • CK Mondavi

                                                                                                                      Willow Spring, California

                                                                                                                      • Matchbook

                                                                                                                        Dunnigan Hills, California

                                                                                                                        • Corvidae "Mirth" Unoaked

                                                                                                                          Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                                                          • Sonoma Cutrer

                                                                                                                            Russian River Valley, California

                                                                                                                            • Louis Latour Montagny

                                                                                                                              Burgundy, France

                                                                                                                              • Rombauer

                                                                                                                                Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                • Cakebread

                                                                                                                                  Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                  Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                  • Banshee

                                                                                                                                    Sonoma County, California

                                                                                                                                    • Calera

                                                                                                                                      Central Coast, California

                                                                                                                                      • Faiveley Bourgogne

                                                                                                                                        Burgundy, France

                                                                                                                                        • Siduri

                                                                                                                                          Santa Barbara County, California

                                                                                                                                          • Elk Cove

                                                                                                                                            Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                                                                            Eclectic Reds

                                                                                                                                            • Trapiche "Broquel" Malbec

                                                                                                                                              Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                                                                              • Klinker Brick Zinfandel

                                                                                                                                                Lodi, California

                                                                                                                                                • Prisoner Wine Company "Saldo" Zinfandel

                                                                                                                                                  North Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                  • Qupé Syrah

                                                                                                                                                    Central Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                    • Red Schooner by Caymus Malbec

                                                                                                                                                      Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                                                                                      • Antinori Chianti Classico "Peppoli"

                                                                                                                                                        Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                                                                                        • Stags' Leap Petite Sirah

                                                                                                                                                          Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                          Blends & Meritages

                                                                                                                                                          • Klinker Brick Brickmason Red Blend

                                                                                                                                                            Lodi, California

                                                                                                                                                            • Donati Claret

                                                                                                                                                              Central Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                              • Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec Red Blend

                                                                                                                                                                Santa Ynez Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                • Niner Red

                                                                                                                                                                  Paso Robles, California

                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert Mondavi BDX

                                                                                                                                                                    Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                    • Opus One Rothschild/Mondavi

                                                                                                                                                                      Oakville, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                      Merlot

                                                                                                                                                                      • CK Mondavi

                                                                                                                                                                        Willow Spring, California

                                                                                                                                                                        • Seven Falls

                                                                                                                                                                          Wahluke Slope, Washington

                                                                                                                                                                          • Ancient Peaks

                                                                                                                                                                            Paso Robles, California

                                                                                                                                                                            • Peju

                                                                                                                                                                              Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                              Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                                                              • CK Mondavi

                                                                                                                                                                                Willow Spring, California

                                                                                                                                                                                • Matchbook

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dunnigan Hills, California

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Donati

                                                                                                                                                                                    Central Coast, California

                                                                                                                                                                                    • J. Bookwalter "Readers"

                                                                                                                                                                                      Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Justin

                                                                                                                                                                                        Paso Robles, California

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Austin Hope

                                                                                                                                                                                          Paso Robles, California

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Buehler

                                                                                                                                                                                            St.Helena, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mount Veeder

                                                                                                                                                                                              Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jordan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Silver Oak Cellars

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Caymus Vineyards

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Crafted Libations

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thoughtfully-prepared libations using fresh fruit and fresh-squeezed juices

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cock 'N Bull

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Picker's Vodka, fresh-squeezed lime juice, ginger syrup

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hemingway

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bacardi Silver Rum, Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, fresh grapefruit juice

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bittered Sling

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bulleit Rye & angostura bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spicy Blueberry Margarita

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cimarron Blanco tequila, agave nectar, fresh-squeezed pineapple juice, with blueberries & chipotle-cayenne

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Strawberry Basil Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, fresh strawberries & basil

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Basil Gimlet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Western Son's Gin, fresh lime juice & basil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fresh Frozens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Frosé

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rosé wine, grapefruit vodka & prickly pear

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/2 Price Happy Hour!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday-Friday | 4-7pm beers, wines by the glass, cocktails & snacks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HeidiW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our server, Mitchell was wonderful. The food was excellent. The ambiance was lovely… the band was superb, talented musicians, smooth vocalist… great atmosphere. You will love this place!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minneapolis

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Loved the 3 person musical group!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First night on vacation in nashville. Outdoor dining was perfect. Food was delicious

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Orange County

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yummy food, excellent brunch live music, great recommendations from server.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AustinR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Food pricing wasn’t worth it. Im happy to pay for quality, this wasn’t it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Excellent service, location and venue! Just wish the total food ordered was at same level. The Kobe burger was awesome, as was the tuna poke!! However the cobb salad was ruined when we poured on what we thought was a savory/normal salad dressing served with it and were shocked when we found it was maple sweet sauce. We all agreed that that was a weird condiment for the salad. The Kobe burger also had a sweet maple sauce that was poured on the plate that was way too sweet but we were able to ignore it because the burger was so good - just kept wishing they had made that a savory sauce as I would have loved having a touch of that for the burger and bun to dip into. The brunch menu was being served but we ordered a couple of appetizers - the stuffed artichoke hearts sounded so good but were underwhelming - why they served a side of lettuce with it baffled us. They really needed more and better appetizers as we would have order more if there was anything attractive to our group of 8. We were a large party and they were excellent with service and really enjoyed our meal overall - the venue was great!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AlMi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Terribly Disappointing Our reservation was for four people at 6:30 PM on Tuesday night. The atmosphere and live music were both pleasant. However,It was downhill from there. The drink order came back incorrectly and had to be sent back. We were handed the menu and the waitress advised us the kitchen was not making pizza or flatbread that night. Two members of our party ordered the vegetable lasagna and, after about five minutes, were told by the manager that there was only one portion of lasagna available. I ordered a house salad and calamari. The salad ingredients were good but the dressing was somewhere between tasteless and very mild. The portion of calamari was large but the breading was soggy and the dish was greasy. Following the meal, one person in our party ordered a decaffeinated coffee and was told the restaurant did not have decaffeinated coffee because the coffee machine was broken. While this may be a place to sit at the bar and listen to the live music, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend Sambuca for dinner. There is simply no excuse for its running out of lasagna at 7 PM and not having decaffeinated coffee available for lack of a working coffee machine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JershuaB

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful place to dine and music was outstanding. Love Carl Stewart and his band. Will definitely be returning.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Indiana

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great table upstairs as we asked for something quieter as we had a 7 month old….server was great, food exceptional and music on point! We will return

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Love the live music!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MisterM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think it’s crazy the rushed us to our table from the lounge because “we can only hold you table for 15 mins” for a place that was maybe 40% capacity. It’s called the hospitality industry for a reason.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KristaM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I went for my birthday with my boyfriend. It was pretty crowded, so reservations were a definite. It was very dark inside. Guitarist and band were playing music by request. Food was average, but nothing that i was blown away by. We got meats and cheese appetizer, it was average. I got shrimp and crab w/ linguine - -again, average. My boyfriend got chicken parm, said it was good. This place is “middle of the road” dining with some nice live music. Didn’t dislike anything, but wasnt blown away either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JeanneN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 2, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Food was great service was awesome just a little too dark for me. Overall a great experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marlizet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The ambiance was amazing. And the food was great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jenn

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This was our last night before heading back home. SAMBUCA had everything we wanted great food,great area, great atmosphere great prices and elegant will definitely recommend. JV

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DouglasR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Outstanding service by our table server. Great music led by vocalist Herschel Bailey and a band. Great food and wine. We had Trapiche Broquel Malbec, which was superb! Love the calamari fritti and the Sea Bass. We love Sambuca's and will certainly return.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reidmn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We started with cocktails then had the buca beignets which were delicious. Our wonderful waiter Mitchell provided excellent advice and service. I had the chili rubbed scallops on risotto which were delicious and wonderfully presented. My wife had the fillet with Gorgonzola butter and was thoroughly satisfied. We both had cheesecake sopapillas for dessert. Overall, we were thoroughly satisfied with our meal. Oh by the way, the music was really good too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It took a long time for the food to come out even though the restaurant was mostly empty. The food was just ok. Nice presentation but the food was lacking in flavor. The chicken and waffles were really bland; the chicken had no seasoning. Shrimp n grits looked a lot better than they tasted. Again, there was no seasoning on the shrimp or the sauce. Our server was sweet and she did a great job.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Could not have asked for a better first brunch experience in Nashville!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. EM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EMEatz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very nice dinner and place to listen to Jazz on a Friday night. Snapper dinner was well prepared. Our artichoke appetizer was also very good. Nice drink menu. We sat on the upper floor overlooking the stage. Very cool area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. DO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DanO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Menu needs to be updated and more items needed.. Service is always excellent and live music is always a welcomed bonus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. NB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NatashaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic service. Food portion was a bit smaller than I expected but fortunately I ordered two appetizers so it worked out ok. The bartender didn't seem to know how to make a proper mojito but it was an easy fix once I asked my server to bring me some mint. Sea bass was good but a 6 on a scale of 1-10 based on other places I've had it. Overall, not a bad experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great waiter! Great food! Great band!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. TC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TerryC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great atmosphere. The food was well prepared. Robbie, our server was superb. Love the live music while dining.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. JF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JessicaF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sat outside and was a amazing date night experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26. DN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DayN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We had a wonderful evening with friends. Great jazz music, service and food. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert and everything was excellent for our party of 8.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great service and Brunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28. JM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JasonM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic service and atmosphere. Food was unbelievable. Our favorite Nashville restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29. TJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TaraJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great location for brunch. Our server was friendly and had helpful recommendations on the menu. The live music and food were both great as well!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30. AT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AudreyT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great food and service!!! our waitress was great and friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It was a great night to be there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    32. AG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AmyG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The server was great but the person who brought out my food shoved it in my face and my food was ok.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    33. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The quality unfortunately has gone down over the years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    34. RS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RosetteS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Food, Music Cocktail were all Excellent...Celebrating my Hubby's Birthday! We would recommend Sambuca to friends!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The food was good, but wasn't outstanding. The timing of the food was off given we had a play to go see. My partner was supposed to get a free dessert due to it being her birthday. Things got busy at the restaurant and she didn't get to receive her dessert. We had to leave for the play. I would go back, but it was extremely loud and difficult to have a conversation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    36. RM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RebeccaM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A little too loud in dining room, but it wasn’t the whole time I was there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marlowe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic service by our server Haley. The music was fabulous—great songs by a trio (guitar, bassist and drummer) and just the right volume. ..You could actually still have a conversation if you wanted to without screaming. Food was great, including dessert (which is often a fail at most restaurants.) Great experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ambience is unparalleled! The musical talent was amazing and definitely not too loud as long as you’re not sitting too close to the stage. Service was excellent! Food was really good but I would give it four stars I have had better. It is also a wee bit pricey but it is in Nashville in the Gulch so consistent with pricing in the area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    39. JD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JadeD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maddie was the best and gave great recommendations! Loved Tabitha as well! This was our first time here and we will be back !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ronie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      47 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      47 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Still as good as 3 years ago!!! Entertainment was fabulous. Food was great! Service was awesome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 248-2888.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville is rated 4.6 stars by 3467 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Google Map for Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    601 12th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      near 12th & Division

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      American, Seafood, Steak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Valet Available Only during Dinner Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Green Line is a free bus that runs from 7am-11pm. (every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      James Reesor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      live music seven nights a week and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (615) 248-2888

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10, or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Nashville comes for their parties and events. If you would like to speak with someone please call 615.577.2173 or immediate assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sambuca parties and events engage the senses through tantalizing food, gorgeous ambiance and rockin' live entertainment. Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch, Sambuca is the premier location to host any party or event in Nashville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tiffani Reed: (855) 439-8954

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