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Downtown Nashville
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601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 (near 12th & Demonbreum)
+1 615-248-2888
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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552 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are not in the mood to go to Broadway and happen to be in the Gulch this is a good spot. We stopped in for drinks and found a nice table. My biggest complaint was when we got up to dance one of the servers tried to clear our table. We had full drinks and full water glasses.... More 

Thank Patty B
Sterling, Colorado
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the dinner hour and didn't have reservations so ended up sitting in the bar at a high top with a wonky leg...my husband's pet peeve; and it does seem a little silly in a restaurant in Sambuca's price range. There is also no dead air space entry and there was a cold snap last week in Nashville,... More 

Thank Glenda E
Springfield, Tennessee
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so happy we found you! I'd heard great things but this was my first visit! Certainly will not be my last! The music (blues) was amazing, the sound and acoustics were great! The service was great, the drinks were good! Then there's the food...do yourself a favor and eat when you are there! I had a salad and... More 

Thank Holly W
Brewster, New York
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409 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The band was wonderful (Michael Fair) for listening and dancing. We could also chat comfortably while dining without disturbing others. The food was excellent, as well as the service. Will definitely return.

Thank Cynhoff
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool place for a Sunday night dinner and drinks! we sat front and center next to the stage and loved every minute of the live music that night! We ended up ordering a flatbread and 3 sides for $15 as the sides looked to be some of the most delicious menu items! Prosciutto mac and sweet potato mash were... More 

Thank Thevalgilbert
Louisville, Kentucky
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in to Sambuca because we were staying down the street. We came in just for late night drinks. The service was fantastic - our waitress seemed to fully enjoy her job. Prices were about average. They had a really neat lounge area that we hung out in that was perfect for sitting back for a couple cocktails. My... More 

Thank CharleeDiane
Alexandria, KY
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a reputation that it can no longer support. Seems like the focus is now on table turnover. It was full of bachelorette parties, band was a mediocre country act. Food was poor. Didn't even finish my steak. Au gratin potatoes came out at room temperature and congealed. The layers actually slid off each other as if the... More 

Thank Brant O
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and environment. Great bar menu and drinks. Live band. Great atmosphere. Super trendy. My sister in law had the Sambuca drink that was like a Martini, but they use all fresh berries for flavor. She let me taste it and can I just say not only was it a pretty pink color it was tasty. I had the... More 

Thank Brandy V
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, great service and good music! Very nice place. Good food and delicious wines. Nice place for excellent dinner in a perfect atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Sambuca for my first time last night with a friend and I must say it is my new favorite restaurant. I could not have asked for better service then what I received from our bartender Aaron. He recommended our food which was delicious and must say he made the best cocktails. The restaurant was very busy but the... More 

Thank Deneen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
    (near 12th & Demonbreum)
  • Public Transportation: The Green Line is a free bus runing every 15 min. untill 11 pm to & from downtown (but not on Sunday's )
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-2888

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