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

Took my brother here for dinner tonight. They had a band playing there and it was good. Our waitress was also good and very friendly- great service with a beautiful smile. I would have given a five-star if we didn't have a problem with my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was quiet on the Tuesday night we visited but the singer (Dallas Starkie) was incredible and the food was great. Service was slow for an empty restaurant.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and service! Our waiter, Jesse, was phenomenal and the food was delicious!! Duck breast appetizer was amazing! Would definitely return

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a group of 12 who came to dine for a bachelorette party on a busy Saturday night. making reservation ahead there was only 8 pm available. we showed up early and were not sat until 8:30 pm making everything push late on our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for dinner here on a Saturday night and when we arrived we were made to wait 20 minutes in order to sit at a table that had been empty the entire 20 minutes. We also asked not to sit close to...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward some good American food we were disappointed with the limited selection. The band stopped for a break as soon as we ordered a drink. Staff were helpful but all very expensive for a disappointing experience.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Sambuca about a week ago, as it looked inviting as we passed by. Our waiter, Jesse, treated us like regular customers, not tourists. Our friends were celebrating their wedding anniversary the next day and he made it a special occasion for us....More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were nearly 30 minutes late sitting us from our reservation time. It took another 15 minutes from the time we sat before our server showed up. We ordered salads and drinks and they came right out and then the service was decent until we...More

Thank 1tom58
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The food was excellent and service was outstanding. They have live music inside and a comfortable outdoor dining area.

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went here based on reviews and it did not disappoint. Our server was great, and when we were less than pleased with our seafood bisque, the manager was right on top of it and made things right. They also let us have the happy hour...More

Thank Keri K
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Lisa K
7 November 2016|
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Response from nana112016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. My husband and I were there only once as we were visiting a son who lives nearby. We were not happy that they seated us in a high table in the bar area. Fortunately we didn't fall off the chairs.
6 June 2016|
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Response from LanceSword | Reviewed this property |
I think the usual Shirt and Shoe policy probably applies (could check). Dressing like Johnny Cash would be cool - but not required.
5 February 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall there being a gluten free option on the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 50
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
    (near 12th & Demonbreum)
  • Public Transportation: The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-2888
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Dine. Dance. Entertain. Sambuca, Nashville's only rockin' restaurant, features a savory new American menu and a variety of nightly live music. Entertaining is our specialty! Let us host your corporate event, luncheon, business holiday party, rehearsal dinner or networking happy hour. Sambuca is the ultimate host for Nashville parties and events, with a side of live music. Sambuca is now open for Brunch Saturdays and Sundays!
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